12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame in 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy Glee, was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. What a force you were, wrote Glee co-star Jane Lynch on Twitter. She is survived by her parents, Yolanda and George; a younger brother, Mychal; a sister, Nickayla; and her 4-year-old son. Naya Rivera was a fierce talent with so much more to do and this is such a terrible tragedy. In the preface to her autobiography, Rivera wrote that motherhood had changed her life and given it perspective.
Authorities search for 'Glee' star believed to have drowned
Search and rescue personnel exit the pier at Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Authorities said Thursday that they believe "Glee" star Naya Rivera drowned in the lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Authorities planned Friday to renew the search for Glee star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. Rivera is believed to have drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident, the statement said. The boy, Riveras son from her marriage to actor Ryan Dorsey, was safe and healthy and with family members, authorities said.
Lil Nas X Was Sleeping on Floors Before 'Old Town Road'
It was only two short years ago that Lil Nas X was a student at Lithia Springs High School in Georgia. His smash-hit debut single, Old Town Road, is currently the longest-running No. Prior to the songs release, Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, was living with his sister, trying to figure out how he would make ends meet. "You're talking about somebody who has been sleeping on floors for months, trying to get some song to move," he said. I would just like, pray and pray.