Tyla, South Africa’s amapiano angel, manifests stardom in debut album

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Tyla grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, practicing acceptance speeches in the mirror, envisioning herself on the grandest award stages. But as she found out, a dream is one thing — reality is another. “I was not prepared at all,” laughed Tyla, who won the inaugural African Music Performance Grammy last … Read more

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ reinforces her dedication to Black reclamation — and country music

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — First, Beyoncé arrived at the 2024 Grammy Awards in full cowboy regalia — making a statement without saying a word. Then, during the Super Bowl, she dropped two hybrid country songs: “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.” All of that heralded her latest album, “Act ll: Cowboy Carter,” out Friday. As … Read more

Authorities searched Diddy’s properties as part of a sex trafficking probe. Here’s what to know

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — In the first nine months of 2023, Sean “Diddy” Combs triumphantly performed at the MTV VMAs, released an R&B album that garnered a Grammy nomination and was a suitor to buy the BET network. But several lawsuits filed late last year raised allegations of sexual assault and rape against Combs — … Read more

Saturday Sessions: Gary Clark Jr. performs

[ad_1] Saturday Sessions: Gary Clark Jr. performs “Maktub” – CBS News Watch CBS News Acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is making a return visit to Saturday Sessions to celebrate his new album, released on Friday. The Austin, Texas native is a four-time Grammy Award winner and captivating performer who has shared the stage with stars … Read more

Saturday Sessions: Gary Clark Jr. performs

[ad_1] Saturday Sessions: Gary Clark Jr. performs “Triumph” – CBS News Watch CBS News Acclaimed guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is making a return visit to Saturday Sessions to celebrate his new album, released on Friday. The Austin, Texas native is a four-time Grammy Award winner and captivating performer who has shared the stage with stars … Read more

Grammy-winning Iranian singer, awarded over Mahsa Amini protest anthem, sentenced to prison

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Shervin Hajipour posted on Instagram on Friday, the same day that Iran … Read more

Allison Russell on controversy surrounding a Tennesee lawmaker blocking a resolution honoring her

[ad_1] Allison Russell on controversy surrounding a Tennesee lawmaker blocking a resolution honoring her – CBS News Watch CBS News Following her first Grammy win for “Best American Roots Performance,” Nashville-based artist Allison Russell faces a legislative snub in Tennessee as Republicans blocked a resolution to honor her achievements. Russell spoke to “CBS Mornings” about … Read more

Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars

[ad_1] NEW YORK — After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards, are around the corner. The 96th Oscars may be a coronation for “Oppenheimer,” which comes in with a leading 13 nominations, though other films, including “Barbie,” “Killers … Read more

Taylor Swift prepares for an epic journey to the Super Bowl. Will she make it?

[ad_1] TOKYO — Will she make it? Taylor Swift’s last song will still be ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night when the singer is expected to rush to a private jet at Haneda airport that will take her on a time-zone-spanning journey to see her boyfriend, … Read more