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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, musician Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The 55-year-old singer released “Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years" on Tuesday. It includes a book written by Brooks, five albums _ including songs never heard before _ and behind-the-scenes focused on the years 1989-1994. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Garth Brooks says he's happy to share the first of five anthologies he created with his fans while he's still alive and kicking. The 55-year-old singer released "Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years" on Tuesday. It includes a book written by Brooks, five albums —...
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Luis Fonsi accepts the award for record of the year for "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thursday's Latin Grammy Awards were a love letter to Puerto Rico, with several artists dedicating their performances and awards to the island hard hit by Hurricane Maria. Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, all of Puerto Rican heritage, dedicated...
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Luis Fonsi performs "Despacito" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2017 - 11:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:15 p.m. "Despacito" won big at the Latin Grammys. Luis Fonsi's megahit featuring Daddy Yankee was the biggest winner of the night Thursday,...
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Ruben Blades performs "Arayue" at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 16, 2017 - 10:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winners of the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: — Album of the year: "Salsa Big Band," Ruben Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta. — Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Despacito," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author. The rock star known for "Exile in Guyville" and other albums has a two-book deal with Random House. The publisher announced Thursday the first book is called "Horror Stories." It's billing the book as a "rich and...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. In just four days, Swift’s new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports that “reputation” has sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days of its release. The album came out on Nov. 10. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports the album, "reputation," sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's "Divide...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017 photo released by Sujata Murthy, Richard Carpenter of the singing duo The Carpenters, poses in the record library of his home in Los Angeles. Twelve of the best-selling duo’s albums have been remastered and pressed on high-quality vinyl. “Carpenters: The Vinyl Collection,” which includes their hits “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Top of the World,” will be released on Friday. (Sujata Murthy via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Carpenters fans have a dozen reasons to be on top of the world this week. Nearly 30 years since the last LP album of new Carpenters material was released, remastered vinyl versions of 12 of the duo's albums will be released Friday, offering fans clearer versions of...
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November 16, 2017 - 5:02 pm
Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following online, died of a suspected drug overdose Wednesday night. He was 21. Police in Tucson, Arizona, say Lil Peep, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, was found dead on his tour bus ahead of a scheduled concert in...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2008 file photo, composer Paul Buckmaster looks on before recording a session of British pop musician Jamie Cullum's "I Think, I Love" at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Buckmaster, who arranged and orchestrated some of the best-known songs of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Elton John among others in a career that spanned a half-century, has died. His assistant, Diana Post, said Buckmaster died on Nov. 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 71. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 16, 2017 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Paul Buckmaster, who arranged and orchestrated some of the best-known songs of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Elton John among others in a career that spanned a half-century, has died. He was 71. His assistant, Diana Post, says Buckmaster died on Nov. 7 in Los...
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This November 2017 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. A lawyer for Meek Mill asked Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, before the rapper appeals his prison sentence. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill are asking for him to be released from prison and for his probation to be terminated. Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the rapper last week to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. She cited a failed...
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