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FILE- In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, singer and actress Rihanna arrives at the premiere of "Ocean's 8" in central London. Rihanna’s fourth annual Diamond Ball will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. and "Insecure" actress Issa Rae will host. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 6:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo,Icon award winner Janet Jackson performs a medley at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jackson, John Legend, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. Janelle Monae and Cardi B, who gave birth in July, will also...
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August 05, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real-time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers. The model, along with singer-husband John Legend and their two children, felt the shaking on neighboring Bali on Sunday. "Bali. Trembling. So long,"...
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FILE- In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Jay Z, left, and Beyonce arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" in New York. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11:08 p.m. and played into Friday morning, wrapping the energetic show at 1:29 a.m. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 1:27 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even severe weather couldn't stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11...
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Singer Bobby Brown, second from left, stands with his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown, left, while receiving three proclamations from officials in Atlanta, Fulton County and the City of South Fulton acknowledging his plans to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in Atlanta, Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Brinley Hineman)
July 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Bobby Brown plans to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter while declining to directly address old allegations that he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston. Brown is developing the not-for-profit Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House near...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Kelly sings about his troubles and battles in a new 19-minute song, addressing sexual abuse claims against him that remerged and put a screeching halt on his career. The song, “I Admit ,” was posted to Soundcloud on Monday, July 23, 2018. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sings about his troubles and battles in a new 19-minute song, addressing sexual abuse claims against him that have put a screeching halt on his career. The song, "I Admit," was posted to Soundcloud on Monday. The track begins with the lyrics, "I admit I have made some...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2012 file photo shows singer-actress Michelle Williams at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Destiny's Child singer Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years. Williams said in an Instagram post Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that she has "sought help from a great team of health care professionals." (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
July 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years. Williams said in an Instagram post Tuesday that she has "sought help from a great team of health care professionals." She gave no specifics on her treatment, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York. MTV announced Monday, July 16, that the rapper received ten nominations at this year’s MTV Video Music Award, which returns to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 16, 2018 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The year of Cardi B continues — this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations. MTV announced Monday that the rapper is the most nominated act at this year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20. Five of Cardi B's nominations are thanks to her...
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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2003 file photo shows former South African President Nelson Mandela, kissing U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles, at the Nelson Mandela AIDS Benefit Concert in Cape Town, South Africa. It is announced Monday July 9, 2018, that Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in South Africa to honor Mandela as part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. (AP Photo/file)
July 09, 2018 - 1:41 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner...
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