AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo
This cover image released by Island Records shows "Spell My Name," by Toni Braxton. (Island via AP)NEW YORK – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ):1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton. Teyana Taylor, “The Album”: R&B princess Teyana Taylor boldly named her latest release “The Album" and she has reason to. JoJo, “good to know": Vocal beast JoJo pours all of her emotions on “good to know," making a superb album that's good to listen to now, and later.
New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The film from director Mamouna Doucour is a thoughtful and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Dont judge Cuties by its cover and give it a chance when it starts streaming Wednesday. Answer: Jeopardy! The quiz show with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. Celebrity guest hosts are all the rage these days on late night TV but a documentary airing Thursday sheds light on one who really made history.
New this week: Beyonc, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Black Is King: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonc, the pop stars visual album arrives Friday on Disney+. Given that the last time Beyonc made something similar she crafted the dazzling film Lemonade, Black Is King like most things involving Beyonc is a major event. ), Kim Kaydence Krysiuk (Ariana Grande), Akil Fresh King (Beyonc) and others. Morissette also had an anniversary tour planned for her 1995 album, but that was also scraped due to COVID-19.
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce
NEW YORK Grammy-winning country singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said weve made this painful decision together." It won her the best country album Grammy and one of its singles, Merry Go Round, won best country song. Kelly has also written songs for other artists, including Tim McGraw, Hayes Carll, Lucie Silvas and Josh Abbott Band. Musgraves co-wrote Miranda Lamberts 2013 country hit, Mamas Broken Heart, earning herself a Grammy nomination as a songwriter.
The best holiday movies currently streaming on Netflix, Hulu and more
The holiday season is finally here, and so of course, we have to watch holiday movies, right? ‘A Christmas Prince’“A Christmas Prince” has been out on Netflix for some time now, and it even has two sequels. ‘Holiday in Handcuffs’Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez in a Christmas movie together? ‘Prancer’More Christmas movies about Santa’s reindeer! ‘Noelle’This is a new Christmas movie that premiered exclusively on Disney+ and it stars Anna and Bill Hader.
Yee-haw: Kacey Musgraves is getting a Christmas special
Kacey Musgraves performs at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Kacey Musgraves is ending her year on a high note: her very own Christmas special. The country singer, who won album of the year at the 2019 Grammy Awards, announced she will have a Christmas special called "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show," out on Amazon Prime and it comes out Nov. 29. It wouldn't be a proper Christmas special without a slew of guests, and Musgraves has plenty. Musgraves recorded a country Christmas album in 2016, so it's no surprise she wants to have her own special after the incredible year she has had.
How Kacey Musgraves Turned a Struggling Mom-and-Pop Shop Into an Overnight Sensation
Country-music star Kacey Musgraves just turned a struggling mom-and-pop photo shop into an overnight sensation. We were just in LA and needed to find a One Hour Photo place quick. His new Instagram account, which Musgraves and her team created, has gained more than 40,000 followers in just three days. "Kacey posted the Instagram yesterday and my friend sent it to me and was like, You have to go, immediately,'" she said. Tom told Inside Edition that Musgraves promised to help him.
Grammy-winning musician revives struggling 1-hour photo shop
Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Kacey Musgraves is helping out a Los Angeles photo shop. The singer, who was there on her "Oh, What a World: Tour," stopped into independently owned Tom's One Hour Photo to have vintage portraits made. "Got my portrait made at this AMAZING little place in Korea Town LA called Tom's One Hour Photo," she tweeted. "We were just in LA and needed to find a One Hour Photo place quick.