Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame
After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.
The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments of the 2022 Grammy Awards
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night from Las Vegas, taking place in the shadow of a wildly controversial Oscars ceremony from just one week prior. It’s been a tough few years for the Recording Academy, which has dealt with internal strife, accusations of backdoor dealing, and the defection of some of music’s biggest stars: Drake and The Weeknd have publicly renounced the Grammy’s legitimacy, while Kanye West was banned from this ceremony due to “concerning online behavior.” Jon Batiste was the night’s big winner, taking home Album of the Year.news.yahoo.com
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
Nike sues over Lil Nas X satanic shoes with blood in soles
The company that collaborated with rapper Lil Nas X to release 'Satan Shoes' is facing a lawsuit from NikeThe company that created customized satanic sneakers with Lil Nax X is now facing a federal lawsuit, according to NBC News. On Monday, Nike filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF for their collaboration with the “Old Town Road” artist. AdAfter the lawsuit was filed, Nike reiterated that it is in no way affiliated with the sneaker launch. The release of the shoes coincides with the drop of Lil Nax X’s newest single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and the accompanying music video. In the video, Lil Nas X is lured out of what seems to be the Garden of Eden, falls down into hell and gives the devil a lap dance.
Nike sues over Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes," alleging trademark infringement
Nike filed a lawsuit on Monday against the company selling the Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes," arguing the swoosh on the controversial shoe violates its trademark and damages its brand. In 2019, the company dropped "Jesus Shoes," a pair of Air Max 97s modified with holy water and a golden crucifix. The release of the Satan Shoes is tied to Lil Nas X's new song "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)." Lil Nas X addressed the lawsuit on Twitter with a "SpongeBob SquarePants" meme. me after the nike lawsuit pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlSrru — nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021Sophie Lewis contributed reporting.cbsnews.com
BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'
FILE - Members BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 5, 2020. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “‘Dynamite’ gave us huge success in Korea, of course, a Grammy nomination, a performance, so you know, life is really interesting." “It’s really hard to express in words,” Jimin said of the nomination. They said the Grammy nomination does create some pressure for the next batch of songs they produce, but they’re not letting the success get to their heads.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malones nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. The 2020 awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus.
Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future
This combination of photos shows country singer Rissi Palmer, from left, Chuck Harmony, left, and Claude Kelly of Louis York and country rapper Breland. Black artists say the country music industry still needs to do the hard work of addressing the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched in country music for decades. The genre has historically been marketed to white audiences and reinforced white male artist stereotypes. (Chris Charles via AP, left, Jeremy Ryan via AP, center and Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future
Black artists say the country music industry still needs to do the hard work of addressing the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched in country music for decades. I was called colored, like, ‘I didn’t know colored people like country music,’” said Palmer, who had three singles reach the Hot Country Songs Chart. Both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association started diversity task forces more than a year ago when country music was being criticized for a lack of female voices and women were being left out of major categories like entertainer of the year. But just as country artists outwardly reflect a predominantly white image, there are few Black country music executives working behind the scenes. “There’s a dismantling of culture that needs to happen.”Palmer, who is recording a podcast that focuses on the experiences of women of color in country music, said she feels optimistic that the current discussions about race and country music can lead to progress, if real changes are implemented.
Hot Country Knights cash in on '90s nostalgia
The Hot Country Knights have been a staple of Bentleys touring show for years, but during a break in recording and touring, Bentley produced a full album of parody songs called The K Is Silent. (Jim Wright/Capitol Records Nashville via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With their acid-washed jeans and mullets, the Hot Country Knights aren’t just nostalgic for the ’90s era of country music. The fascination with that decade of country music history and its icons is at an all-time high. AP: Have you seen the “ The Tiger King? I don’t think our lyrics are suggestive at all and anybody that thinks that needs to check their country music history.
Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards
Gary Clark Jr. poses in the press room with the awards for best rock song, best rock performance and best contemporary blues album for "This Land", at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. also won best pop vocal album. Her brother Finneas O'Connell also won awards for engineering and producing the album. Tyler, the Creator said later that the rap album Grammy was a backhanded compliment.
Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations
LOS ANGELES, CA – Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations. The singer will compete for female artist of the year and song of the year with “bad guy.” Lil Nas X and Lizzo are each nominated six times. Eilish will face off against Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Halsey and Ariana Grande for female artist of the year. For the men’s top artist award, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Luke Combs, Post Malone and Mendes will vie for the honor.
Trump suggests Ukraine and China should investigate Bidens live updates
From 2008: Newspaper man Jimmy BreslinUsed to be every big city newspaper had a guy who knew what was what, to whom both cops and crooks wanted to tell their stories. A guy like Jimmy Breslin, as New York as the A train. Harry Smith walks through some of the veteran newspaper reporter and author's biggest stories from the underworld, and visits what was John Gotti's favorite Queens social club, now a grooming salon for dogs, in this profile originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" March 9, 2008.cbsnews.com
Trump lashes out at Democrats over impeachment probe
Drinking culture & American kidsOn America's college campuses, there are epidemics we talk about and those we don't. When sexual assaults or fraternity hazing deaths make headlines, court cases follow and new rules are enacted, but less attention is paid to an underlying issue binge drinking culture. CBSN Originals explores how drinking to excess is not only considered normal, but cool, and how for many young people "blacking out" is less a rarity than an every weekend occurrence with grave consequences.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X opens up about the difficulties of coming out: "We still have a long way to go"
Lil Nas X, who shot to fame earlier this year for his hit song "Old Town Road," is opening up about the challenges of coming out. Lil Nas X: Yeah, definitely. You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray andKing: What were you praying for? Lil Nas X: Yeah, it would go away. Lil Nas X: Yeah, I mean, 'cause me being in this position, like, it's easy for me.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X taking break from music, canceling two shows
Lil Nas X performs on stage during Internet Live By BuzzFeed at Webster Hall on July 25 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed)(CNN) - Lil Nas X said he was going to ride until he can't no more, and apparently now he can't no more. The rapper announced on Twitter that he's taking some time off -- canceling two shows in the process. The announcement comes after a historic run by Lil Nas X, whose song "Old Town Road" spent a record-breaking 19-week run atop Billboard's Hot 100 charts. The musician has become a household name in recent months because of the viral song and his popularizing of country rap.
VMAs 2019: See the complete list of winners
NEWARK, N.J. - MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, aired Monday night. Going into the ceremony, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande tied for the most nominations with 10 each. The full list of winners and nominees is as follows. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABEST COLLABORATION"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus"Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper"Seorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello *WINNER"ME!," Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco"I Don't Care," Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber"Boy With Luv," BTS ft. HalseyPUSH ARTIST OF THE YEARBazziCNCOBillie Eilish *WINNERH.E.R.
Barack Obama tweets his summer 2019 playlist
CNNWhat do Lil Nas X, Steely Dan and Lizzo have in common? Maybe nothing other than that they're all high up on former President Barack Obama's summer 2019 playlist -- but that's a pretty cool place to be. "With summer winding down, here's a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to some new, some old, some fast, some slow," he wrote on Twitter. The playlist includes some of the summer's most popular songs, what with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Remix)" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo's "Juice," and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's wildly popular, "Senorita." Cue the mic drop...summer 2019, Obama out!
Barack Obama just tweeted his summer 2019 playlist
Former President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on Sept. 7, 2018, in Urbana, Illinois. Maybe nothing other than that they're all high up on former President Barack Obama's summer 2019 playlist -- but that's a pretty cool place to be. "With summer winding down, here's a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to some new, some old, some fast, some slow," he wrote on Twitter. The playlist includes some of the summer's most popular songs, what with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Remix)" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo's "Juice," and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's wildly popular, "Senorita." Cue the mic drop...summer 2019, Obama out!
Billie Eilish beats 'Old Town Road' as 'Bad Guy' hits No. 1 on Hot 100
Billie Eilish attends the ASCAP 2019 Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billie Eilish has knocked Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" from the No. Eilish's "Bad Guy" rose from No. A few weeks ago "Bad Guy" was re-released with a verse by Justin Bieber, which helped give the song a fresh boost. If Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus return to the top spot, they will become the first in US history to rule the Hot 100 for 20 weeks.
'Old Town Road' becomes longest-running No.1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X has now made Billboard chart history. The rapper's song "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has landed at No. The result is a special remix titled "Seoul Town Road." Reacting to news of the song's success, Lil Nas shared a video of "Old Town Road" being recorded on Monday.
Lil Nas X is ready for the Area 51 raid
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Looks like Lil Nas X is ready to answer the call to storm Area 51 with an Old Town Raid. But if the raid were to happen, we're sure it would look a lot like what Lil Nas X showed us. Keanu Reeves was in itIn the original raid Facebook page, the creators say: "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets." So Lil Nas X employed the best of the best to show us how it's done, with an animated Keanu Reeves taking off toward armed guards in the anime character's sprint.
Lil Nas X releases 'Old Town Road' remix
Lil Nas X seems determined to keep people singing his song. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lil Nas X seems determined to keep people singing his song. The new official remix of "Old Town Road" features viral singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and hip-hop heavyweight Young Thug, alongside Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus. Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' hits No. Lil Nas X released his debut EP, "7," on Columbia Records on June 21.