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.
Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin kick off BET Awards with performance
2021 BET Awards - Show Host Taraji P. Henson speaks at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK — (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby and gospel performer Kirk Franklin joined forces to kick off the BET Awards with a performance that got Issa Rae, Queen Latifah, DJ Khaled and Zendaya bouncing in their seats. The show is being hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson, who said the BET Awards will celebrate “the year of the Black women." The event will include more epic performers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., DaBaby, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan and Migos. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, former collaborators who recently traded words online, are the top contenders with seven nominations each.wftv.com
Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Lil Nas X set for BET Awards
Music-BET Awards FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. The rapper will perform at Sunday’s BET Awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Charles Sykes)NEW YORK — (AP) — Sunday’s BET Awards will be packed with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and H.E.R., a tribute to late rapper DMX and a dedication to Queen Latifah’s acclaimed career. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, former collaborators who recently traded words online, are the top contenders with seven nominations each. 1 hit with Cardi B. Megan Thee Stallion is also a double nominee for both the viewer’s choice award and best collaboration.wftv.com
Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong
FILE - Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. If there's one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it's BIG. The over-the-top Tuscan wedding of Kim and Kanye, her third and his first, unfolded on May 24, 2014. Kanye has made it big in shoes, and Kim rolls out beauty and attire on a regular basis.
New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, Does a lot with a little. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICSnoop Dogg vs. DMX: Its the battle of the canines in the latest Verzuz series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. That changes with Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, which is downright daring in its approach if not content.