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Diversity wins as female artists and hip-hop triumph at Grammys

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Cardi B took home major prizes in a ceremony that provided some landmark victoriesThere was no clear sweep at the Grammys on Sunday night, fitting for a show that has publicly struggled to address its issues with diversity. The 61st Grammys, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, handed awards to a range of genre-bending musical, logging several notable firsts in the process. Related: Grammy awards 2019: full list of winners Continue readin...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Culture, Awards and prizes, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Grammys, Staples Center, Cardi B, Cardi, Childish Gambino, Grammy awards 2019, Kacey Musgraves Childish Gambino Lady Gaga


Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves wins over Cardi B and Drake for best album – live

The awards show hosted by Alicia Keys was dominated by live performances by female musicians, including Lady Gaga and H.E.R., and included a landmark win for rap – for an absent Childish Gambino 5.19am GMT Cardi B has been celebrating her big win over on Instagram in exactly the way you would expect while also paying tribute to Mac Miller Thank you @yg @sza @21savage @chancetherapper @jbalvin @badbunnypr @migos @kehlani !!! 5.16am GMT In case you haven’t seen Jennifer Lopez’s Motown trib...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Drake, Mac Miller, Cardi B, Cardi, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: Cardi B and Drake take awards at show packed with performances – live

The awards show has been dominated by live performances, including Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile and tributes to Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, and so far Drake, H.E.R. and Cardi B have gotten major wins 4.22am GMT Hmmmmmumm.... pic.twitter.com/TEXUBUSV2B 4.21am GMT Back on stage so soon, British singer Dua Lipa has taken home one of the night’s biggest awards, winning out in a competitive category. She’s cut off with music incredibly fast though, another sign that producers are aware of h...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Drake, Diana Ross, Cardi B, Cardi, Brandi Carlile, Dua Lipa, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: the winners, the losers, the performances – live!

Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with Drake close behind but who will walk away with the night’s biggest awards? 12.15am GMT There’s also a small protest outside of the Grammy Museum on behalf of 21 Savage, who is no longer able to perform tonight because of ICE intervention. Footage here:while some are walking the grammys red carpet, another small group is protesting in front of the grammy museum on behalf of 21 savage. #free21savage pic.twitter.com/V8iiGsA70m 12.10am GMT Wh...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Diana, Lady Gaga, Drake, Savage, Cardi B, Mary, Stevie, Lopez, Smokey, Grammy awards 2019


How the bondage harness was rebranded as red carpet-wear

Michael B Jordan and Timothee Chalamet’s awards ceremony looks are straight from the BDSM scene, but erase its roots in queer cultureAwards season is not, as a rule, a terribly exciting time for men’s fashion. As women dominate the photo opportunities and red-carpet chatter with their extravagant haute-couture gowns, expectations of men have remained fixed for decades: black tie, white shirt, patent-leather shoes, and you’re ready to go.Some variations are permitted, but usually not enough to ea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Film, Life and style, World news, Awards and prizes, LGBT rights, Freddie Mercury, Oscars, Michael B Jordan, Timothee Chalamet, Screen Actors ' Guild


Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory•Full list of nominations •Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedOnce again, the mysterious consensus-accretion of awards season has done its work and the Oscar nomination list has a big showing for Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent Roma, with 10 nominations — and, notably, just as big a score for critics’ darling and perennial talking...
Tags: Business, Music, Film, Mahershala Ali, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Nicole Kidman, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón


Francis Lai obituary

Composer whose score for the film Love Story perfectly evoked a tale of grand passion cut short and won him an OscarThe French composer Francis Lai, who has died aged 86, enjoyed a diverse career during which he composed the scores for more than 100 films, as well as working in radio and television and writing around 600 songs for many leading singers. It was his score for the film Love Story (1970) that gave him his greatest success. Lai’s poignant piano melody mixed with windswept strings perf...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, Film, France, US, World news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Oscars, Lai, Francis Lai, Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Carl Sigman


Taylor Swift tells fans to 'get out and vote' at US midterm elections

Singer follows up her Democratic endorsement with a political call to arms at record-breaking American music awards appearanceTaylor Swift exhorted Americans to “get out and vote” in the forthcoming US midterm elections as she broke Whitney Houston’s record as the woman to have won the most American Music Awards. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, US, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Whitney Houston, US midterms 2018


Taylor Swift urges fans to 'get out and vote' at US midterm elections

Singer follows up her Democratic endorsement with a political call to arms at record-breaking American music awards appearanceTaylor Swift exhorted Americans to “get out and vote” in the forthcoming US midterm elections as she broke Whitney Houston’s record as the woman to have won the most American Music Awards. Continue reading...
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How video game music waltzed its way on to Classic FM

Once regarded as inferior to film and TV soundtracks, games scores are gaining recognition and awards as a valid form of contemporary classical musicIn early 2018, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker was a guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, for which one of his chosen recordings was Jonathan Dunn’s theme for the 1988 Game Boy game RoboCop. In May, the Royal Albert Hall hosted PlayStation in Concert, at which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played music from games made for PlayStation cons...
Tags: Games, Music, UK, Technology, Radio, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Eminem, Classical Music, Music Streaming, Game culture, Mario, Call Of Duty, Desert Island Discs, Assassin's Creed


Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

New York Times and New Yorker share public service prizeRapper becomes first non-classical or jazz musician to win awardThe most famous names of American journalism were honoured on Monday with Pulitzer prizes for investigating Donald Trump and exposing endemic sexual harassment in Hollywood.And in a dramatic cultural breakthough, 30-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for music in a category long reserved for classical works. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Media, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Awards and prizes, New York Times, Kendrick Lamar, Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize, Weinstein


New Zealand's Silver Scroll awards feature first all-female shortlist

Five nominees including Lorde and Bic Runga lead the charge for recognition of women songwriters in music prizesThe shortlist for this year’s Silver Scroll award has been announced – featuring for the first time in its 52-year history, an exclusively female lineup. The coveted prize, which celebrates excellence in songwriting in New Zealand, has revealed that all the nominated artists are women: this includes global pop star Lorde, who gets a nod for her track Green Light; as well as Bic Runga f...
Tags: Gender, Music, Lorde, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, New Zealand, Richard, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid, Bic Runga, Chelsea Jade for Life of the Party


George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon jostle for Oscar advantage in Venice line-up

Damon stars in two of the Lido’s big films, Downsizing and Suburbicon, while Lawrence steps into horror movie territory with Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!Renowned in recent years as a key launchpad for heavyweight Oscar contenders, the 74th Venice film festival has unveiled a lineup heavy on potential award-season frontrunners, as films start to jockey for position in earnest.Alexander Payne, Darren Aronofsky and George Clooney are some of the big-name directors whose films will receive world premi...
Tags: Venice film festival 2017, Venice film festival, Festivals, Culture, Film, Alexander Payne, Darren Aronofsky, George Clooney, Andrew Haigh, Abdellatif Kechiche, Ai Weiwei, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Drama


Emma Watson's gender-neutral MTV award is a start – but we need a level playing field

MTV’s move to create a new kind of acting award is admirable, but women still aren’t in a strong enough position in the entertainment industry to benefit Gender-neutral awards – they seem like a great idea, but in practice might actually undermine the equality progress that they are designed to promote.Last night, MTV became the first mainstream film and TV awards to adopt gender-neutral performance categories, with Emma Watson taking home best actor in a movie (for Beauty and the Beast) and Mil...
Tags: Gender, Music, Media, Film, World news, Netflix, Culture, Mtv, Awards and prizes, Television industry, US television industry, Emma Watson, Grammys, Viacom, Millie Bobby Brown


Don't think twice, oh, all right: Dylan finally agrees to collect Nobel prize

Singer to accept prize in ‘small and intimate’ Stockholm setting having turned down invitation to official ceremony last yearBob Dylan has finally agreed to accept his Nobel literature prize, the Swedish academy in Stockholm has announced, having turned down his invitation to the original ceremony in December.“The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend,” Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the academy, wrote in a blog post. “The academy will then ha...
Tags: Books, Music, Culture, Bob Dylan, Awards and prizes, Stockholm, Nobel Prize In Literature, Don, Dylan, Swedish Academy, Sara Danius


Don't think twice, oh, all right: Bob Dylan finally agrees to collect Nobel prize

Singer to accept prize in ‘small and intimate’ Stockholm setting having turned down invitation to official ceremony last yearBob Dylan, it seems, is not a man to be rushed. Almost five months after he was named the winner of the Nobel prize for literature, the singer will finally accept the award when he travels to Sweden this weekend.His trip brings to a close a long-running saga that began in October when Dylan was named the winner for “having created new poetic expressions within the great Am...
Tags: Books, Music, Sweden, Culture, Bob Dylan, Awards and prizes, Nobel Prize In Literature, Don, Dylan


Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation lands six nominations at NAACP Image awards

Director of slave rebellion film shrugs off controversy to become joint leader – along with the Barry Jenkins-directed Moonlight – of the awards’ film sectionThe controversy surrounding The Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker has not been enough to deter a strong showing in the nominations for the NAACP Image awards, which were announced on Tuesday.Parker has been nominated for best film actor, writer and director, while Birth of a Nation, a drama about the brutally supressed 1831 slave rebel...
Tags: Music, Television, Beyonce, Film, Atlanta, World news, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Naacp, Nate Parker, Turner, Moonlight, Parker


‘Nervous’ Patti Smith sings for Bob Dylan at Nobel prize ceremony – video

A nervous Patti Smith sings ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ in Stockholm on Saturday, in a performance given to mark Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature. Dylan, whose speech was read out by US ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, says the prize was ‘something I never could have imagined or seen coming’Bob Dylan Nobel prize speech: this is ‘truly beyond words’ Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Sweden, US, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Awards and prizes, Patti Smith, Stockholm, Nobel Prize In Literature, Dylan, Azita Raji


Bob Dylan Nobel prize speech: this is 'truly beyond words'

Songwriter sends a speech and Patti Smith to the Nobel awards dinner in Sweden rather than attending in personBob Dylan admitted he was stunned and surprised when he was told he had won a Nobel prize because he had never stopped to consider whether his songs were literature.Dylan, whose speech was read out by the US ambassador to Sweden at the annual awards dinner, said the prize was “something I never could have imagined or seen coming”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Sweden, US, World news, Culture, Bob Dylan, Awards and prizes, Patti Smith, Nobel Prize In Literature, Dylan


Stars out for the final Kennedy Center Honors gala of the Obama era

Celebrities including Al Pacino and Aretha Franklin celebrate outgoing president amid uncertainty about 2017 event under TrumpPoliticians and journalists are not alone in wondering how to handle President Donald Trump. American artists also face a moment of reckoning.A-list actors and musicians poured into the 39th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Sunday night seemingly united in praise for Barack Obama and regret at his imminent departure. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Obama, Film, Washington, Aretha Franklin, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Kennedy Center Honors, Al Pacino, Eagles


Green Day protest at AMAs: 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA' – video

Green Day protest against President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday night’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles. During a performance of their song Bang Bang, they insert a bit of Born to Die, a 1982 single by Texas punk band MDC, amending the song’s chant, ‘No war, no KKK, no fascist USA’American Music Awards 2016: anti-Trump sentiment peppers pop’s timid party Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Usa, Texas, Protest, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Kkk, Donald Trump, Green Day, Trump, MDC


Bob Dylan tells Nobel prize committee he will not go to Sweden for ceremony

Swedish Academy that awarded him 2016 Nobel literature prize says ‘other commitments’ prevent singer from collecting it in person Bob Dylan has told the Nobel prize committee he will not be attending the ceremony in Sweden to pick up his accolade.Dylan was named winner of this year’s Nobel prize for literature in October for his vast body of lyrics and poetry but has since been reluctant to publicly acknowledge the honour. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Sweden, World news, Culture, Bob Dylan, Awards and prizes, Nobel Prize In Literature, Dylan, Swedish Academy


Frank Ocean on Grammy snub: the awarding system is dated

The artist explains why he’s boycotting the music awards with new album Blonde, pointing to shortage of black winners of album of the year categoryIn his first interview since the release of Blonde, has clarified his lack of submission to the 2017 Grammys, saying: “The awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated.”The musician, who has previously won two Grammy awards, said that he did not submit his No 1 record for consideration for specific reasons. “That institutio...
Tags: Business, Music, World news, Music Industry, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Race issues, Awards and prizes, R&B, Grammys, Frank Ocean


BET awards 2016: Prince tributes and a show-stopper from Beyoncé – in pictures

The 2016 BET awards, celebrating achievements in black entertainment, honored a host of stars and included a stunning performance by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Beyonce, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, US television, Bet, Kendrick Lamar Continue


Billboard music awards: Rihanna, Madonna, Kesha and what we learned

Madonna ruffled feathers with her Prince tribute, Rihanna blew away the cobwebs, and the Weeknd swept the board, winning eight awards – but Ariana Grande stole the show Related: Billboard music awards 2016: Madonna performs Prince tribute – as it happened Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Pink, Prince, Billboard Music Awards


Madonna and Stevie Wonder pay tribute to Prince at Billboard Music Awards – video

Madonna and Stevie Wonder pay tribute to Prince at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Madonna sits on a purple velvet throne and sings Nothing Compares 2 U, which Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. Stevie Wonder joins Madonna for Purple Rain as the audience in Las Vegas sing along. Photograph: Rob Latour/REX/ShutterstockBillboard Music Awards 2016 – as it happened Continue reading...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Sinead O'connor, Las Vegas, Prince, Rob Latour


Billboard Music Awards 2016: Stevie Wonder and Madonna's Prince tribute – as it happened

Madonna and Stevie Wonder paid homage to Prince, while The Weeknd took home a clutch of awards and Ariana Grande impressed on stage 4.05am BST Madonna starts with an intro of Let’s Go Crazy before she segues into Nothing Compares 2 U while sat on a purple throne (of course). She’s doing well, and the words HOPE and BROTHER splash up on the big screen and a full orchestra play in the background. 3.50am BST Questlove from the Roots is paying tribute to Prince before Madonna comes on. This...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Prince, Kesha


Billboard Music Awards 2016: Madonna performs Prince tribute – as it happened

Madonna and Stevie Wonder paid homage to Prince, while The Weeknd took home a clutch of awards and Ariana Grande impressed on stage See the full list of winners 4.05am BST Madonna starts with an intro of Let’s Go Crazy before she segues into Nothing Compares 2 U while sat on a purple throne (of course). She’s doing well, and the words HOPE and BROTHER splash up on the big screen and a full orchestra play in the background. 3.50am BST Questlove from the Roots is paying tribute to Prince ...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Prince, Kesha


Billboard Music Awards 2016: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Madonna – live

Follow all the action with us as Madonna and co come to Las VegasKesha performs after Dr Luke dispute; Madonna leads tribute to PrinceThe Weeknd leads the way with 19 nominations 2.08am BST grossHow sad! 2.04am BST Jessica Alba is here to tell us that Bieber has done it. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Awards and prizes, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Prince, Kesha, Bieber, Luke, Jessica Alba


Adele is Ivor Novello songwriter of the year

The singer-songwriter scooped the award after being overlooked in the song and album categories for 25Adele has made yet another awards ceremony her own as she was named songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novello awards.It was previously thought the singer, who already swept the Brits earlier in the year with four awards, had been snubbed by the ceremony as she was not among the nominees for song or album of the year – but she once again walked away with the most prestigious award of the night. ...
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