Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Prosecutors say the jailed singer has been moved into the general inmate population despite concern other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status and because he is accused of sexually assaulting minors. He faces sexual misconduct charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
September 04, 2019 - 3:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge Wednesday set an April 27 trial date in R. Kelly's federal case in Chicago that accuses the R&B star of child pornography and obstruction of justice. But Judge Harry Leinenweber left open the possibility of changing the date later after Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg said...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2008 file photo, Prince performs during his headlining set on the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
August 30, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A half-brother of the late rock superstar Prince has died, leaving five Prince siblings to share in the musician's fortune. An attorney for Alfred Jackson, Asa Weston, said Friday that the 66-year-old Jackson died Wednesday night or Thursday night in his home outside of Kansas...
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August 29, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV and the Save the Music nonprofit organization has launched a grant named after the J Dilla, the highly influential rapper-producer who died in 2006. MTV and Save the Music said the J Dilla Music Tech Grant will focus on electronic music production and will assist students who...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2008 file photo shows Donnie Fritts speaking with the press before the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Awards in Montgomery, Ala. Fritts, a Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist and actor who wrote songs like “We Had It All,” recorded by numerous artists including Waylon Jennings and Ray Charles, and a frequent collaborator with Kris Kristofferson, died, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. He was 76. His death was confirmed by his label, Single Lock Records. (Amanda Sowards/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donnie Fritts, a Muscle Shoals songwriter, artist and actor who was a frequent collaborator with Kris Kristofferson and wrote the song "We Had It All," recorded by numerous artists including Waylon Jennings and Ray Charles, has died. He was 76. His death on Tuesday was...
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Missy Elliott poses in the press room with the Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 27, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama dance with kids to the beat of "Thriller" during a Halloween celebration at the South Portico of the White House in Washington. The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 24, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow." Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake'...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file pool photo, Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old girl, smiles at family members during her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
August 12, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown, an inmate recently released on clemency after being given a life sentence at the age of 16, has married recording artist J. Long, formerly associated with the group Pretty Ricky. Wes Yoder, a representative for Brown-Long, the name she now goes by, confirmed...
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En esta foto de archivo del 1 de junio de 2019, Lil Nas X durante su actuación en el concierto "HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019" en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. El éxito del rapero "Old Town Road", que rompió el récord de "One Sweet Day" de Mariah Carey y “Despacito” Luis Fonsi con el mayor número de semanas en el primer puesto de la lista Hot 100 de Billboard, impuso nuevas marcas en las listas de canciones de R&B/hip hop y de rap. (Foto Scott Roth/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 12, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 17, 2011 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 06, 2019 - 8:42 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge agreed to allow a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death. During a hearing Tuesday, Oakland County Probate Judge Jennifer Callaghan also placed administration of Franklin's estate under court supervision...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Minnesota authorities charged singer R. Kelly on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
August 05, 2019 - 6:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor charged singer R. Kelly on Monday with prostitution and solicitation related to an allegation that he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Kelly, whose...
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