AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo
This cover image released by Island Records shows "Spell My Name," by Toni Braxton. (Island via AP)NEW YORK – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ):1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton. Teyana Taylor, “The Album”: R&B princess Teyana Taylor boldly named her latest release “The Album" and she has reason to. JoJo, “good to know": Vocal beast JoJo pours all of her emotions on “good to know," making a superb album that's good to listen to now, and later.
New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The film from director Mamouna Doucour is a thoughtful and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Dont judge Cuties by its cover and give it a chance when it starts streaming Wednesday. Answer: Jeopardy! The quiz show with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. Celebrity guest hosts are all the rage these days on late night TV but a documentary airing Thursday sheds light on one who really made history.
New this week: Beyonc, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Black Is King: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonc, the pop stars visual album arrives Friday on Disney+. Given that the last time Beyonc made something similar she crafted the dazzling film Lemonade, Black Is King like most things involving Beyonc is a major event. ), Kim Kaydence Krysiuk (Ariana Grande), Akil Fresh King (Beyonc) and others. Morissette also had an anniversary tour planned for her 1995 album, but that was also scraped due to COVID-19.
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce
NEW YORK Grammy-winning country singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said weve made this painful decision together." It won her the best country album Grammy and one of its singles, Merry Go Round, won best country song. Kelly has also written songs for other artists, including Tim McGraw, Hayes Carll, Lucie Silvas and Josh Abbott Band. Musgraves co-wrote Miranda Lamberts 2013 country hit, Mamas Broken Heart, earning herself a Grammy nomination as a songwriter.
Kacey Musgraves and Husband Ruston Kelly File For Divorce
Kacey Musgraves and husband Ruston Kelly have filed for divorce. "The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship weve shared as husband and wife. The country singers then note that the split was a joint decision and that they will "remain true friends" forever. Musgraves also noted that her GRAMMY-winning album, Golden Hour, was entirely inspired by Kelly. See more on Musgraves belowRELATED CONTENT:International Women's Day: Celebrating Female Forces in MusicTaylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay and More Give Back After Nashville TornadoKacey Musgraves Talks Upcoming Christmas Special and Her Cozy Holiday Plans (Exclusive)
Kelly Clarkson and More Stars Express Outrage Over Video of a Police Officer Shoving an Elderly Protester
When one officer is heard repeatedly telling his colleagues to "push him back," another officer shoves the man to the ground. The man might have hit his head on the concrete, but this is out of frame in the video. The officers call for medical assistance, though several of them are seen walking past the man lying on the ground. "**Warning** This is highly disturbing, unacceptable, and needs explaining @BPDAlerts An elderly man AND NOBODY HELPS HIM!? Im not going to repost the Buffalo video because its vile but it was SO easy for them to lie in the report.
Kacey Musgraves, Chris Young and More Give Back After Nashville Tornado
After tornadoes affected Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, country stars sent their prayers and condolences by those affected by the natural disasters. Chris Young announced that he would be donating $50,000 to Music City Inc. Foundation. The profits will be donated to tornado relief efforts, the singer shared. The Grilled Cheeserie will be in East Nashville outside of Hunter Station today passing out free sandwiches to those affected by the tornado. RELATED CONTENT:Kacey Musgraves' Closet Sale to Benefit Nashville Tornado Relief EffortsCarrie Underwood and More Stars React to Devastating Nashville TornadoesCelebs Come Together in PSAs for Tornado Relief
The best holiday movies currently streaming on Netflix, Hulu and more
The holiday season is finally here, and so of course, we have to watch holiday movies, right? ‘A Christmas Prince’“A Christmas Prince” has been out on Netflix for some time now, and it even has two sequels. ‘Holiday in Handcuffs’Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez in a Christmas movie together? ‘Prancer’More Christmas movies about Santa’s reindeer! ‘Noelle’This is a new Christmas movie that premiered exclusively on Disney+ and it stars Anna and Bill Hader.