Author: The Associated Press

They are musical icons, but they’ve never won a Grammy Award

In this Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ed Sheeran tops Spotify’s 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams, Rihanna top female

In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Ed Sheeran performs at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.

Feeling the music in his bones, Mars readies 1st TV special

This image released by CBS shows Bruno Mars, center, during the taping a TV special, “BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO,” on top of the Apollo Theater marquee in New York. The special will air Nov. 29 on CBS. (CBS via AP)

Timberlake at Super Bowl: White male privilege again?

In this Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, singers Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson are seen during their performance prior to a wardrobe malfunction during the half time performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. (AP Photo/David Phillip, file)

AP Source: Drake did not submit latest album to the Grammys

In this June 26, 2017 file photo, Canadian rapper Drake arrives at the NBA Awards in New York. Drake has not submitted his latest album, “More Life,” for consideration at the 2018 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star

Rihanna rides on a motorcycle after showing her fashion collection from Fenty Puma by Rihanna during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna didn’t walk into New York Fashion Week. She rode through it.


After his death, Notorious B.I.G.’s mom becomes his No.1 fan

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, photo, Voletta Wallace, left, and Faith Evans, right, pose for a portrait in New York. Wallace details the love for the Notorious B.I.G. as both his mother and No. 1 fan in the new, three-hour documentary, “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” It debuts Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. EST on A&E. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Maxine Waters, the rock star, shines at Black women’s event

Congresswoman Maxine Waters attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night’s rowdiest and wildest applause.

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; ’90s R&B shines

Remy Ma speaks at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by ’90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

Absent Jay Z inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama via video

Music mogul Berry Gordy accepts his award at the 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)