Grammy Awards

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday, May 31, that Portnow chose not to seek an extension on his current contract, which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday that Portnow chose not to "seek an extension on his current contract," which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. Portnow was...
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May 15, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Isbell leads the nominees for the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards with nominations in four categories, thanks to his critically acclaimed album "The Nashville Sound," which earned him two Grammy Awards earlier this year. Also among the nominations...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Vince Gill performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. Gill says it’s impossible not to leave someone off the list each year and that some group always feels slighted. The country music star made the comments earlier this week of Feb. 12, 2018, before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards. Gill said it is "impossible" to not leave someone off the list in a given year. "I look at it kind of trying to see the whole field, you know. And I...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says the organization is creating a task force to uncover unconscious biases and other barriers that impede women's success in the music industry. Thursday's announcement comes days after Portnow claimed his comments on women needing to "step...
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New Zealand singer songwriter Lorde's handwritten thank - you note, right, is published in a the New Zealand Herald newspaper, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, honoring fellow Kiwi musicians as well as sightings of other attendees at the Grammy ceremony in New York. Lorde has scribbled her thanks to fans back home for embracing her Grammy-nominated album. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
January 31, 2018 - 3:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Lorde has scribbled her thanks to fans back home for embracing her Grammy-nominated album. Her handwritten thank-you note was published as an ad in The New Zealand Herald on Wednesday. The note has doodles honoring fellow Kiwi musicians as well as sightings of other...
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January 30, 2018 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Judging by the ratings, NBC will be happy to invite old friend Will Ferrell back to "Saturday Night Live" whenever he wants. The late-night comedy show reached 7.47 million viewers for this past weekend's show with Ferrell as host, the Nielsen company said. It was the most-watched...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow is facing criticism for his comments after the 60th annual Grammy Awards ended with only two female winners on stage and lingering questions about the choice of performers. Following the awards show Sunday, many music fans and critics questioned whether the...
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Bruno Mars, front center, accepts the award for album of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The television audience for Bruno Mars' dominating night at the Grammy Awards was a sparser one than music's big night has seen for nearly a decade, and a steep decline of 24 percent from the program a year earlier. The Nielsen company estimated Monday that 19.8 million people...
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Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local): 11 p.m. Bruno Mars has won the album of the year Grammy Award for "24K Magic," capping an epic night for the pop star. The award is Mars' sixth win of the day. Mars acknowledged...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra received Grammy honors for one of its recordings. Conductor Manfred Honeck and the symphony orchestra on Sunday won the award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio." Engineer Mark...
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