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(CNN)Harry Styles has added two Halloween-themed shows to his “Love On Tour” concert dates.

Canadian country star Orville Peck will open for Styles on the new shows.
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HARRYWEEN. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. GUEST – ORVILLE PECK. American Express and Verified Fan Presales begin Monday, March 2. Public onsales begin Friday, March 6.

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Harryween follows Styles’ three sold-out shows in July at MSG. Tickets for Harryween go on sale to the general public on March 6.
    Styles also is set to release the music video for his new single, “Falling,” on Friday. He performed the song last week at the 2020 BRIT Awards.
      His new album, “Fine Line,” is out now. In December, Billboard announced the debut “marks the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in over four years.”
      Styles is set to kick off a world tour in April, starting in the United Kingdom. The singer will perform across Europe and North America and land in South America in October. He is expected to announce dates for Asia and Australia soon.

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      London (CNN)The award-winning rapper Dave accused UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson of being a racist during a politically-charged performance onstage at the 2020 Brit awards on Tuesday night.

      The newly written verses included the lines: “It is racist whether or not it feels racist, the truth is our Prime Minister’s a real racist.”
      The south London native went on to highlight the disparity in the media’s treatment of the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge, adding: “Now if you don’t wanna get it, then you’re never gonna get it. How the news treats Kate versus how they treated Meghan.”
        Dave, who took home album of the year for “Psychodrama,” also insisted “equality is a right, it doesn’t deserve credit.”
        After calling for “way less hatred, more conservation, less deforestation” he concluded the song by criticizing the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the Windrush scandal. “We want rehabilitation, now that would be amazing, but Grenfell victims still need accommodation, and we still need support for the Windrush generation.”
        Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to endorse Dave’s message, tweeting the lyrics to his 2.3 million followers.
        Downing Street declined to comment to CNN. On Wednesday, Home Secretary Priti Patel defended Johnson, telling Sky News that the rapper’s comments were “utter nonsense” and saying that the Prime Minister was “not at a racist at all.”
        Here are the other stand-out moments of this year’s ceremony, which celebrated the event’s 40th anniversary.

        Tyler, The Creator taunts Theresa May

        Dave was not the only artist to call out a politician on Tuesday night. After winning the award for best international artist, US rapper Tyler, The Creator used his acceptance speech to taunt former prime minister Theresa May.
        The 28-year-old musician recalled being banned from the UK in 2015, when May was the home secretary, on the grounds that his music “foster(ed) hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts”.
        At the Brits he revealed he was elated that the restriction was overturned by the Home Office in 2019, allowing him to perform in the UK for the last May.
        He told the crowd he dedicated his award to “someone who I hold dear to my heart, who made it where I couldn’t come to this country five years ago. I know she’s at home, pissed off. Thank you, Theresa May.”

        Lewis Capaldi’s acceptance speech

        Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi delivered a humorous acceptance speech after taking home the award for song of the year for his smash hit “Someone You Loved.”
        On stage he was keen to set the record straight about who inspired the track, which according to the Official Charts Company topped the UK singles chart for seven weeks in 2019.
        “Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend (“Love Island” contestant Paige Turley), who you can now see every night on ‘Love Island,'” Capaldi said. “But it’s actually about my grandmother who sadly passed away a few years ago.”
        The musician said “I hope to God that ITV don’t contact her to be on a reality dating show,” then jokingly thanked her for dying and thanked his parents for “making love.”

        Billie Eilish’s emotional speech

        Singing sensation Billie Eilish revealed she had been struggling with some of the pitfalls of fame as she received the award for best international female artist.
        After accepting her trophy from Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm, she admitted during an emotional speech that she had felt “hated recently.”
        Eilish has already had a stellar 2020 after winning five Grammys including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old American has also become the youngest ever person to write and sing the theme song a James Bond film, and she performed “No Time to Die” live for the first time at the Brit awards.
        “I just wanna say something I was thinking two seconds ago,” she told the crowd at the Brits. “I’ve felt very hated recently and when I was on the stage and I saw you guys all smiling at me, it genuinely made me want to cry…”
        With her voice breaking, she added: “…and I wanna cry right now, so thank you.”
        Ahead of the event, Eilish revealed she had quit social media after being swamped by nasty comments from internet trolls.

        Lizzo crowned the queen of tequila

        Lizzo might not be feeling so good this morning after downing an entire glass of neat tequila in front of the crowd.
        The rapper-singer-flutist, known for her vociferous support of body positivity, won a standing ovation from Harry Styles and cheers from the crowd after showing off her impressive drinking skills at the Brits.
          The chaotic moment happened after host Jack Whitehall helped himself to Styles’ beverage. “Oh God, that’s tequila. That’s literally neat tequila. He’s gone off the rails,” the host grimaced before passing the glass to Lizzo. “Seriously, Lizzo, that’s neat tequila!” he said.
          Lizzo, who also performed at the show, was unfazed by the revelation and simply picked up the drink and downed it, prompting huge cheers from the audience.

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          (CNN)The rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills, California, residence early Wednesday, a police official and federal law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.

          Police held a press conference about the home invasion, but did not release the rapper’s name.
          Law enforcement received a call just before 5 a.m. ET (8 a.m. ET) from “someone back East” who reported that one of their friend’s homes was being broken into and that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun, saidLos Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie, commanding officer of the Hollywood area.
            Inside, officers found a man who had been shot. He was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was pronounced dead hours later, the captain said. It’s unclear who owns the house, he said.
            Several people were detained and released. No arrests have been made, and the LAPD’s homicide unit is investigating the incident, Lurie said. There are several witnesses who were being questioned by police Wednesday morning.
            The person who called 911 had been in contact with someone in the house. Between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask, according to witnesses, Lurie said.
            In an email to CNN, the rapper’s attorney, Peter Frankel, said neither he nor the rapper’s family “are prepared to offer a comment on the events of this morning.”
            Pop Smoke was part of Brooklyn’s drill scene, popularized by Sheff G, who grew up listening to Chicago drill pioneers Chief Keef and G Herbo.
            The rapper had just begun making a name for himself in the summer, with the release of his debut mixtape, “Meet the Woo,” featuring the trap-influenced anthem, “Welcome to the Party.”
            The video for the song has snared more than 24 million views on YouTube, and hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dropped remixes.
            “My face, my voice was everywhere, you know what I’m saying?” Pop told i-D magazine in a December interview. “I knew it was gonna be big when I started seeing my face on billboards.”
            The magazine titled its piece, “Is Pop Smoke the new king of New York?” — a title generally reserved for the likes of Nas, Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G.
            The Brooklyn-born rhymesmith had since collaborated with the likes of Quavo, Travis Scott, H.E.R., A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown.
            Speaking to Pop’s rapid ascent in the rap game, his second mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2,” debuted last week at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Joining him in the top 10 were Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Lil Wayne and Billie Eilish.
            Pop’s “Meet the Woo” tour was scheduled to kick off with a sold-out show in Washington, DC on March 2.
            In a 2019 New York Times profile, the artist talked about his life before he found fame in the music industry. His teen years were described as “high-risk, high-reward.”
            “You like nice things, you got to do things to get nice things,” he said. “At 16, I had a 5 Series (BMW).”
            The up-and-coming rapper was mourned on social media by several fellow artists, including Minaj, 50 Cent and Chance the Rapper.
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            The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.

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            “The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave,” Minaj wrote in the caption of a photo of the rapper. “Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.”
            50 Cent wrote: “R.I.P to my man Pop Smoke, No sympathy for winners. God bless him”
            His record label, Republic Records, also offered its condolences on social media.
              Last month, Pop was returning from Europe when he was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on a charge of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle.
              He was accused of transporting a Rolls Royce Wraith across state lines “knowing said motor vehicle to have been stolen,” according to a federal indictment. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Brooklyn and was released on $250,000 bail, said John Marzulli, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District.

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              In a video that went viral last year, YouTuber Adam Neely defended Katy Perry and her publisher Warner Chappell Music as they were in the midst of a lawsuit for allegedly plagiarizing another musicians song. On Thursday, Neely said Warner Chappell, despite the fact he defended the publishing giant, copyright claimed one of his videos, effectively taking for itself all of the advertising revenue he could earn from the video.

              The matter has been settled now, Neely told the Daily Dot on Friday. But still, the story was maddening for the YouTuber.

              When rapper Flame sued Perry and Warner Chappell for copyright infringement for one of his old songs, Neely uploaded a video last year titled Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense, a vlog that drew nearly 3 million views. In it, Neely said that Flame had no case against the singer and Warner Chappell.

              Flame won his lawsuit last July, as the jury said his 2008 song Joyful Noise had been copied by Perry for her 2013 tune Dark Horse. A jury ordered that Perry pay more than $2.7 million for the plagiarism, but shes since appealed that verdict.

              Neely, though, didnt agree with the jurys decision.

              In my [original] video, I explained why I felt the lawsuit was absolute garbage Neely said in a video he released on Thursday. Because the melody is so simple and short, you can find similarities between any number of different songs though hundreds of years of music. In other words, the composition that was being sued over was so minor and so similar to other pieces of music, the lawsuit made absolutely no sense.

              I gave a lot of support defending Katy Perry and defending the publisher for the right to publish the song Dark Horse. I did this because I truly believed the lawsuit was bad for musicians, bad for creativity, and bad for the art form of music-making.

              Neely was also confused with Warner Chappels copyright claim because the jury had decided Perry violated Flames copyright. So how could Warner Chappell then copyright claim Neely when that jury decided neither Perry nor Warner Chappell owned the copyright in the first place? To Neely, who has about 1 million subscribers spread across two YouTube channels, it was mind-boggling.

              Warner Chappell then decided to take the revenue from Neelys video, a move Neely said was an incredibly crappy thing for Warner Chappell to do.

              On Friday morning, though, Neely told the Daily Dot that he had appealed the copyright claim and that it had been quickly released, meaning Neely, once again, can profit from his own content.

              I deal with these claims daily, and theyre mostly all released eventually, but this one, in particular, was so funny, so ironic, and so meta that I had to make a video about it, Neely told the Daily Dot. Especially since I was in touch with people working for the publishers legal team working on music copyright cases because of the original video that got claimed. The layers are absurd.

              Heres this weeks video on the subject.

              Warner Chappell did not immediately respond to a Daily Dot request for comment.

              This isnt the first time Warner Chappell has made controversial news for copyright claiming another persons work. In 2018, YouTuber Star Wars Theory created and uploaded a hugely popular Darth Vader fan film that was claimed by Warner Chappell, and he said if he appealed its decision. Later, Star Wars Theory told the Daily Dot that Lucasfilm stepped in and told Warner Chappell they cant take the money on this.

              Luckily for Neely, nobody else will have to stop in on his behalf to make sure he gets his money.

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              (CNN)Every few years, a new tattoo trend emerges that celebrities just can’t get enough of.

              The latest trend is hard to ignore — because it’s literally in your face.
              Face tatts.
                It started off as a fad among young hip hop artists, but has since crossed over to pop stars, models, influencers and more.
                In fact, just recently at least six celebrities showed off new face ink. Here’s a look:

                Presley Gerber

                Presley Gerber, a 20-year-old actor and model, already has a number of visible tattoos. But on February 7, the young celebrity (and Cindy Crawford’s son) posted a video of his new addition: “MISUNDERSTOOD,” written in all caps, just beneath his right eye.

                Amber Rose and her boyfriend

                Amber Rose made headlines earlier this month when she debuted the words “Bash Slash” — devoted to her sons “Bash” (for Sebastian Taylor) and “Slash” (for Electric Alexander Edwards) — in cursive letters just below her hairline.
                The model and activist said her decision to tattoo her children’s names on her forehead was inspired by the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
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                When ur Mom lets you draw on ur Barbie 😏 #Bash #Slash @el_jacob_ramirez

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                Rose’s boyfriend Alexander “AE” Edwards, who is the father of 4-month-old son Slash, also got ink to match. Edwards got the birth dates of Rose’s children tattooed on his forehead. Tattoo artist Jacob Ramirez posted a picture of the tattoo, which featured the numbers “10.10.19” and “2.21.13” with a lighting bolt in between.
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                Wednesday and Thursday at #bodyelectrictattoo#eljacobramirez#walkinswelcome#tattoos#melroseavenue#hollywood#scriptattoo#losangeles#tattoo#la#ca#ink# thanks @ae4president

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                The Game

                Rapper “The Game,” whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, posted photos on Wednesday of his new face tattoo in honor of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
                The tattoo, which he got right above his eyebrow, features Bryant’s autograph behind a sideways number eight, symbolizing the late NBA star’s old jersey number and an infinity sign.

                Chris Brown

                Singer Chris Brown joined in the fun with a Nike Air Jordan shoe tattooed on his face next to his ear. According to his tattoo artist Ganga, the sneaker is a recent addition.
                It is not, however, Brown’s first face tattoo.

                Post Malone

                If Post Malone is known for anything besides his music, it’s most likely his intense collection of face tattoos that range from a barbed wire on his forehead to a massive mace and chain on his cheek.
                The singer doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Only a month and a half into 2020, Malone has added two more face tatts to his collection.
                  Tattoo artist Zachary Lowhorn posted a photo on Monday showing a freshly-tattooed hammer on the rapper’s cheek.
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                  Wait…. Who's that guy? 🔨 @postmalone @creamtattoosupply #postmalone #facetattoos

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                  Another one of his tattoo artists, Ruben, also posted a photo of a bloodied buzz saw Malone got tattooed last week.

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                  (CNN)The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

                  Record of the Year

                  “Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver
                    “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
                    “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
                    “Hard Place,” H.E.R.
                    “Talk,” Khalid
                    “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
                    “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
                    “Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

                    Album of the year

                    “I,I”- Bon Iver
                    “Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey
                    “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
                    “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
                    “I Used to Know Her,” H.E.R.
                    “7,” Lil Nas X
                    “Cuz I Love You,” Lizzo
                    “Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend

                    Song of the year

                    “Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna
                    “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell *WINNER
                    “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker
                    “Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins
                    “Lover,” Taylor Swift
                    “Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey
                    “Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman
                    “Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John

                    Best new artist

                    Black Pumas
                    Billie Eilish *WINNER
                    Lil Nas X
                    Maggie Rogers
                    Tank and the Bangas


                    Best Country Solo Performance

                    “All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
                    “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
                    “Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson *WINNER
                    “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
                    “Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

                    Best Country Duo/Group Performance

                    “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
                    “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
                    “Speechless,” Dan + Shay *WINNER
                    “The Daughters,” Little Big Town
                    “Common,” Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

                    Best Country Song

                    “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) *WINNER
                    “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
                    “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
                    “Some of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
                    “Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

                    Best country album

                    “Desperate Man,” Eric Church
                    “Stronger Than The Truth,” Reba McEntire
                    “Interstate Gospel,” Pistol Annies
                    “Center Point Road,” Thomas Rhett
                    “While I’m Livin’,”Tanya Tucker *WINNER


                    Best rap album

                    “Revenge Of The Dreamers III,” Dreamville
                    “Championships,” Meek Mill
                    “I am > I was,” 21 Savage
                    “Igor,” Tyler, The Creator *WINNER
                    “The Lost Boy,” YBN Cordae

                    Best Rap Performance

                    “Middle Child,” J. Cole
                    “Suge,” DaBaby
                    “Down Bad,” Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
                    “Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy *WINNER
                    “Clout,” Offset Featuring Cardi B

                    Best Rap/Sung Performance

                    “Higher,” DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend *WINNER
                    “Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna
                    “Panini,” Lil Nas X
                    “Ballin,” Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
                    “The London,” Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

                    Best Rap Song

                    “Bad Idea,” Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
                    “Gold Roses,” Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)
                    “A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole) *WINNER
                    “Racks in the Middle,” Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
                    “Suge,” DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)


                    Best R&B Performance

                    “Come Home,” Anderson .Paak & André 300 *WINNER
                    “Love Again,” Daniel Caesar & Brandy
                    “Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller
                    “Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo & Gucci Mane
                    “Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye

                    Best Traditional R&B Performance

                    “Jerome,” Lizzo *WINNER
                    “Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid
                    “Steady Love,” India.Arie
                    “Real Games,” Lucky Daye
                    “Built For Love,” PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan

                    Best R&B Song

                    “Say So” — Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo) *WINNER
                    “Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)
                    “Look At Me Now” — Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)
                    “No Guidance” — Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)
                    “Roll Some Mo” — David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)

                    Best Urban Contemporary Album

                    “Apollo XXI,” Steve Lacy
                    “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe),” Lizzo *WINNER
                    “Overload,” Georgia Anne Muldrow
                    “Saturn,” Nao
                    “Being Human in Public,” Jessie Reyez

                    Best R&B Album

                    “1123,” BJ The Chicago Kid
                    “Painted,” Lucky Daye
                    “Ella Mai,” Ella Mai
                    “Paul,” PJ Morton
                    “Ventura,” Anderson .Paak *WINNER


                    Best Pop Solo Performance

                    “Spirit,” Beyoncé
                    “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
                    “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
                    “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo *WINNER
                    “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

                    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

                    “Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House
                    “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
                    “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus *WINNER
                    “Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee
                    “Senorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

                    Best Pop Vocal Album

                    “The Lion King: The Gift,” Beyoncé
                    “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish *WINNER
                    “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
                    “No. 6 Collaborations Project,” Ed Sheeran
                    “Lover,” Taylor Swift

                    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

                    “Sì,” Andrea Bocelli
                    “Love (Deluxe Edition),” Michael Bublé
                    “Look Now,” Elvis Costello & The Imposters *WINNER
                    “A Legendary Christmas,” John Legend
                    “Walls,” Barbra Streisand

                    Best Comedy Album

                    “Quality Time,” Jim Gaffigan
                    “Relatable,” Ellen Degeneres
                    “Right Now,” Aziz Ansari
                    “Son Of Patricia,” Trevor Noah
                    “Sticks & Stones,” Dave Chappelle *WINNER


                    Best Latin Pop Album

                    “#ELDISCO,” Alejandro Sanz *WINNER
                    “Vida,” Luis Fonsi
                    “11:11,” Maluma
                    “Montaner,” Ricardo Montaner
                    “Fantasía,” Sebastian Yatra

                    Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

                    “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía *WINNER
                    “X 100PRE,” Bad Bunny
                    “Oasis,” J Balvin & Bad Bunny
                    “Indestructible,” Flor De Toloache
                    “Almadura,” iLe


                    Best Rock Performance

                    “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. *WINNER
                    “Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
                    “History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
                    “Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse
                    “Too Bad,” Rival Sons

                    Best Metal Performance

                    “7empest,” Tool *WINNER
                    “Astorolus – The Great Octopus,” Candlemass ft. Tony Iommi
                    “Humanicide,” Death Angel
                    “Bow Down,” I Prevail
                    “Unleashed,” Killswitch Engage

                    Best Rock Song

                    “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) *WINNER
                    “Fear Inoculum,” Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)
                    “Give Yourself A Try,” George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)
                    “Harmony Hall,” Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
                    “History Repeats,” Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)

                    Best Rock Album

                    “Social Cues,” Cage The Elephant *WINNER
                    “Amo,” Bring Me The Horizon
                    “In The End,” The Cranberries
                    “Trauma,” I Prevail
                    “Feral Roots,” Rival Sons


                    Best Alternative Music Album

                    “Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend *WINNER
                    “U.F.O.F.,” Big Thief
                    “Assume Form,” James Blake
                      “i,i,” Bon Iver
                      “Anima,” Thom Yorke

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                      (CNN)It’s looking like the Rolling Loud Festival will be the music event of the spring.

                      Post Malone, Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky are the headliners and just a few of the big names expected to take the stage during the three-day event which will take place May 8-10 in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
                      Rappers 21 Savage, Big Sean, Pop Smoke, Tyga, Gucci Mane and Young Thug will be performing. It’s a who’s who of the rap world.
                        Tickets for the festival go on sale January 31.
                          The Rolling Loud Festival began in Miami in 2015. It expanded to host concerts in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and held its first event in New York in 2019. It held an event in Australia in 2019 but a concert scheduled for Hong Kong last year had to be canceled due to the unrest in the city.
                          According to the festival’s website, organizers plan to expand to Japan, China and Europe.

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                          (CNN)Mac Miller’s family has released his sixth and final studio album titled “Circles.”

                          Miller’s new album is meant to be sister album to his 2018’s Grammy-nominated “Swimming,” completed with the help of producer Jon Brion. Miller worked with Brion on with “Swimming” and had been working with him on “Circles” at the time of his death in September 2018.
                          “Circles” features Miller singing and rapping along to live instrumentation. The album is available on streaming services via Warner Records.
                            The late musician’s family took to his Instagram page with a post about the new music.
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                            Circles. January 17.

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                              Along with the album’s release, there will also be three fan pop up exhibitions in celebration of Miller in Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh, which will feature intimate, front-to-back listenings of “Circles,” as well as a multimedia art exhibition.
                              Entry is free and all net proceeds from pop up merchandise sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund.

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                              (CNN)If you want Eminem at your function, all you’ve got to do is ask. Maybe he’ll say yes on the second try.

                              Idina Menzel head-bobbed against her better judgment, but her pained expression told the story. Meanwhile, Kelly Marie Tran, of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” fame, rapped every word.
                              “Lose Yourself” won Eminem the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003 — so why, in 2020, was he back on our screens, rapping about Mom’s spaghetti?
                                Consider the 92nd Academy Awards a do-over for the 2003 ceremony. In an interview with Variety, Eminem said he never expected to win back then, so he didn’t go. Plus, he’d performed “Lose Yourself” on the Grammys that year a few weeks earlier.
                                “And also, back at that time, the younger me didn’t really feel like a show like that would understand me,” he said. This begs the question — do the Oscars understand him now?
                                The way Slim tells it, the Academy had already planned to include his song in the montage, and then asked Eminem if he wanted to perform it live, 17 years later.
                                He said yes, “because we just put out an album [January’s ‘Music to be Murdered By’], so we said that maybe that’ll make sense with the timing of the new album.”
                                This performance of the hit from his film “8 Mile” featured an onstage orchestra and a string section. He rehearsed about five times off-site to keep it a secret, he said.
                                  His appearance on the telecast naturally fueled rumors that he’d make a return to film. He didn’t confirm that to Variety, but he did say he’s open to it if the right script comes along.
                                  Ultimately, Slim Shady’s redo Oscar outing went well: “I got to hug Salma Hayek!”

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                                  (CNN)Eminem dropped a surprise album Thursday night and it’s already landed at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

                                  Since the new album’s release on Jan. 17, it’s had more than 218 million streams, according to Nielsen Music.
                                  It’s the rapper’s tenth album to reach the chart’s top spot. That puts Eminem in the same category as The Beatles, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley.
                                    “Music to Be Murdered By” includes controversial Eminem lyrics, which include references to the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas and the Manchester, England, bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.
                                      Eminem released a statement about the topics he covers on the album, writing on Instagram, “murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it. I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats?”
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                                      “Cause, see, they call me a menace and if the shoe fits, I'll wear it. But if it don't, then y'all will swallow the truth, grin and bear it” #Renegade #MusicToBeMurderedBy

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                                      He added: “This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you.”

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