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Israel, Poland try to tamp down tensions over 'death camp' law

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However, it marks a dramatic step by the country's current nationalist government to target anyone who tries to undermine its official stance that Poles only were heroes during the war, not Nazi collaborators who committed heinous crimes. Israel's ambassador to Poland Anna Azari told the Polish PAP news agency that Israel believes the latter article could open the door to Holocaust survivors being prosecuted for their testimony should it concern the involvement of Poles in war crimes. Read More »

Bruno Mars sweeps the Grammys, winning top album and song

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Little Big Town , who beautifully sang their Taylor Swift-penned No. 1 hit " Better Man ", won best country duo/group performance with the song. Bruno Mars poses in the press room with his awards for best R&B album, record of the year, album of the year , best engineered album , non-classical, for " 24K Magic ", and song of the year , best R&B performance and best R&B song, for " That's What I Like " at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. Read More »

U.S. copyright board approves increase in streaming music royalties

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Even so, that still represents "the most favorable balance in the history of the industry", said David Israelite, president of the music publishers association. Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora will have to pay more to artists in the U.S. as royalty rates increase. However, it rejected a request to impose a minimum per-stream rate on streaming providers. Read More »

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar win big at politically charged Grammys

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Lamar has even provided, multiple years in a row, some of the most powerful moments in this show's history-performing on a cop vehicle in 2016 and his opening performance tonight at the 60th Grammys . Best pop solo performance: "Shape of You", Ed Sheeran. Pop star Kesha also gave a powerful, stirring performance of her single Praying , which addresses her own experience of surviving abuse. Read More »

Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga targeted by street artists

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But Cyrus left people shook for a second time later in the evening, when she performed Tiny Dancer with Elton John . Cyrus' latest record embraces her pop-country side but the singer embraced the funk as one of the surprise performers at The Roots annual pre-Grammy jam showcase. Read More »

Alec Baldwin brands Dylan Farrow a liar in defence of Woody Allen

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During the fallout of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, Farrow penned an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times , asking, "Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood , while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations?" But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their ... Read More »

Bruno Mars crashes rap's big party

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A slimmed-down set of presentations at least meant that we were spared some of the ridiculously niche categories in which the Grammys once specialised ( best Tejano album and best surround sound album, anyone?). Just 167,000 copies of New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde's " Melodrama ", to the high of 1.2 million copies for " 24K Magic " by song-and-dance man Mars, this generation's Michael Jackson. Read More »

Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice

Rob Gronkowski was helped from the field after suffering concussion in the AFC championship game. In the report , the Patriots listed Gronkowski and rookie defensive end Deatrich Wise (concussion) as out. The Pats are slated to travel to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII on Monday, which means there is one more day for Gronk to spend at practice in New England before starting to answer questions from the media. Read More »

Music Stars Gear Up For 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Music mogul Russell Simmons is the only personality with the highest number of sexual allegations, although he denied all. The white rose was chosen because it is a practical and traditional accessory with a symbolic color: the suffragettes wore white during their protests and, more recently, Hillary Clinton wore white at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, says Harkins. Read More »

The Weeknd, Alessia Cara among Canadian winners at the Grammys

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There was no hip hop hurray Sunday night. Kendrick Lamar: He swept the rap field, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance ( HUMBLE .), and he's coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 22. Echoing her, Reba McEntire, victor for best roots gospel album, said , "My message on this is for everybody to treat each other like we want to be treated". Read More »

Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars Takes Home Album Of The Year, 6 Total

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Close your eyes during her "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" at the 2018 Grammys and you could believe it's the same Patti who sang the Evita standout in all its bombastic glory in 1979. In fact comedian Dave Chappelle while presenting the award for Best Rap Album mentioned about the wonderful performance by the duet. It is the country singer's third Grammy win on Sunday. Read More »

Partial list of winners in top categories at the Grammys

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The song would make history as the first hip-hop track to win the category, though there's very little actual rapping, making it poppy enough not to seem like an outlier. Interrupting the performance was a comedic interlude or two from Dave Chappelle , who joked, "The only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America, is being an honest black man in America". Read More »

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Grammy victor Chris Stapletone coming to Darien Lake

LiveNation announced Monday morning that the five-time Grammy victor will perform June 28 along with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb . Citi card members can purchase presale tickets on February 6 at 10 a.m. 1 singles including the Kenny Chesney hit "Never Wanted Nothing More". Stapleton last was on that stage in May of 2017. Additionally, Stapleton returned to NBC's " Saturday Night Live " and performed two songs from his most recent album, From A Room: Volume 2 , joined ... Read More »

Lady Gaga's heavenly Grammys 2018 performance

After her unbelievable performance of Joanne and Million Reasons , to open the Grammys , Lady Gaga caught herself in a good romance with her hunky lover, rumored fiance Christian Carino , as the pair smooched for the cameras inside the Madison Square Garden during the 2018 Grammys . Read More »

The Most Fashionable Red Carpet Looks from the 2018 Grammy Awards

Rapper K. Flay, in a black tuxedo jacket, chose a Time's Up button instead but noted all such symbols are important expressions of solidarity for women. "As we are inspired by the #TimesUp campaign , we are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in NYC to wear a white rose to the ceremony on Sunday, Jan. Read More »

GRAMMYS 2018: Bruno Mars wins big, full list of winners

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Despite his seven Grammy wins and 29 nominations, Lamar has a history of Grammys heartbreak. Irish rockers Bono and The Edge of U2 joined Lamar to sing the hook for "XXX", from his Damn album, on which they are featured. "It's not about sales or charts or popularity or fan votes or whatever, it's the professionals in the industry who are making the judgment", Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in an interview with The Associated Press. Read More »

Rihanna heats up the Grammys stage with the Gwara Gwara

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But it is Rihanna's performance of her hit song Wild Thoughts featuring DJ Khaled that got Africa talking. The performance had a fun, frisky energy as Rihanna and Tiller navigated a stage full of frozen, statue-like backing dancers, who burst loose at the sound of the chorus. Read More »

Cardi B Was the Best Part About the 2018 Grammys Red Carpet

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This is fu**ing Bono and he knows me. The 25-year-old rapper made a statement in a dramatic tiered white minidress with butterfly sleeves by designer Mohammed Ashi , with a back that has to be seen to be believed. 'If we was to have at least one month, three weeks off, it would be easier. We were originally working with a color but, at the last minute, we decided not to introduce any colors. Read More »

Bruno Mars sweep top Grammy prizes

He lost in the rap categories to Kendrick Lamar , who won five awards, including best rap album for " DAMN ." and best rap song for " HUMBLE ". Mars left with six trophies in all, including the three biggest prizes: Album of the year , song of the year and record of the year . Read More »

Kendrick Lamar Opens 2018 Grammy Awards With Politically-Charged Performance

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Lamar last performed at the Grammys in 2016, where he appeared in a prisoner uniform and chains, then rapped in front of a towering bonfire for To Pimp a Butterfly cuts "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alright". Right before exiting the stage, Lamar shouted, "Jay-Z for president!" The 60 Annual Grammy Awards were the most hip-hop friendly in the awards show's history. Read More »

Bruno Mars ended hip hop Grammy dreams

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Mars won all of the awards for which he was in the running on what was expected to be a major night for hip-hop, which for the first time dominated nominations for the major categories. "All I wanted to do with this album was that", he told thousands of industry players at Madison Square Garden in NY, where the Grammys temporarily shifted after 15 years in Los Angeles. Read More »

The Men's Royal Rumble

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Best Friends Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens take on the Phenomenal AJ Styles in a handicap match for the WWE Championship, with a lot of interesting dynamics at play should the handicap duo win. If they hate somebody, they will boo you out of the building. Both WWE brands have Tag Team Championships on the line too with the RAW match being contested between Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan vs The Bar and Smackdown seeing The Usos take on Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match. Read More »

Ed Sheeran picks up two Grammy awards

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He beat out fellow chart-toppers including pop superstar Lady Gaga , who was in the running for both awards. The newly engaged singer, however, was not in attendance during the awards night at New York's Madison Square Garden. Some also took issue with the song Sheeran won for, " Shape of You ". "Tonight The Grammys awarded "catchy and inescapable" over "introspective and impactful" This pretty much sums up the academy's ideals in music", are only some of the angry rants that Twitter ... Read More »

Carlos Tevez compares Messi to Ronaldo

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At a sponsors event on Friday, Messi said: "I've already said my objective is not individual prizes but to get all the trophies available". Thank God we are getting it done, and I wish for the best finish to the season. It's the same [goal] as every season: to try to win everything'. Barcelona's next assignment is a Primera Liga clash with Alaves at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Read More »

Mars, Lamar star at Grammys

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Kesha took the stage by storm by delivering an emotional performance with a rendition of her ballad " Praying " alongside Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day. His standout album, 24K Magic won Best R&B Album as well during the pre-televised ceremony. "All the music business horror stories you see in the movies, we've been through all of it and this is the first time on this album that we all came collectively as a group and put this song together and put the album ... Read More »

Kendrick Lamar opens 2018 Grammy Awards with U2, Dave Chappelle

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Mars's victories included best R&B song for That's What I Like and best R&B album with 24K Magic , while Lamar's HUMBLE . beat Jay-Z to win best rap song and best rap performance. Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied Kesha's allegations. But perhaps the biggest delight came from comedian Dave Chappelle , who inserted some commentary between song changes. Read More »

WWE Royal Rumble: Is Brock Lesnar's time up?

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WWE has been known to swerve the audience if the outcome is too expected, but with Reigns dropping the Intercontinental Championship to The Miz on Raw , he's is the best bet on the Raw brand to win the Rumble. Jinder Mahal? An NXT call-up? In the editions of SmackDown LIVE , respectively, thanks in the massive part because of the interference in both bouts, The Phenomenal One took far-reaching action, and, in a moment of frustration, which is challenged his foes to a 2-on-1 ... Read More »

Grammys 2018: Lady Gaga Wears Symbolic White Rose To Support Time's Up

We talked to a bunch of NYC flower shops who tell us they've fielded a insane number of requests for white roses that Grammy attendees plan to wear Sunday at Madison Square Garden . Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Cardi B, and Eve also clasped white roses during the event. The roses are the next step in the Time's Up movement . Read More »