The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. Further crowding the family trophy case is husband Jay-Z, whose songwriting on “Savage” earned him his 23rd Grammy on Sunday, and even their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video together with mom.
Grammys' in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year
Brandi Carlile performs during the "In Memoriam" section of the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night's Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier Sunday, Prine won two posthumous Grammys for best American roots song and best American roots performance, a year after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys. Carlile told The Associated Press that it didn't bother her to be performing without an audience at the pandemic-restricted Grammys because "this time I’m just performing for John Prine. Corea, who died of a rare form of cancer at age 79, won the trophy for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
Texas American Idol auditions take place online this weekend; Heres how to reserve your spot
SAN ANTONIO No need to wait in a long line this year to try to become the next American Idol. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions will take place virtually and Texas auditions are scheduled for Aug. 22. America Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan join Lionel Richie for historic performance of We Are the World'If you are interested you must sign up on the American Idol website and reserve a time slot. Once registered, be sure you have a Zoom account because, on the day of the audition, you will be provided a link to get in. Apple music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Shania TwainAnd if you miss out on the Texas auditions this weekend -- no worries -- you can register to audition on any date that works for you.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics
Lionel Richie, then just starting his solo career, spoke to the AP recently about his performance at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The Los Angeles Olympics were just a few months away and closing ceremony producer David L. Wolper had a problem. He would do All Night Long. And he did it almost all night long, singing for 9 minutes as athletes danced on the field and people rocked in their seats. I basically just re-enacted the entire All Night Long video and brought it to life on stage, Richie said. I was sitting in traffic and a guy four cars up was crossing the street and saw me and yelled Lionel Richie, All Night Long, All Night Long.'
American Idol Crowns New Champion -- Find Out Who Won!
After a long, dramatic pause and tension-filled commercial break Seacrest revealed that the new American Idol champion is...... Just Sam! "When [Ryan] said 'Our next American Idol is...' I was like, 'Congratulations Arthur,' in my head," Sam recalled with a laugh. "It says so much about how far American Idol has come and how the American public are rooting for the underdog and still believe in the American dream." Congrats to the new American Idol season 18 champ! RELATED CONTENT:Why Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'Pregnant Katy Perry Reveals What Makes Her Baby Kick While Judging 'American Idol'Katy Perry on 'American Idol's New 'Historic' Remote Episode Amid QuarantineRyan Seacrest Is Using the Original American Idol Judges Table to Host Show From His Home
'American Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Join Lionel Richie for Historic Performance of We Are the World
Sunday's American Idol season finale saw a new winner crowned, the TV debut of Katy Perry's new single, "Daisies," and a historic performance of "We Are the World." The number featured remotely recorded vocals from all of the Top 11 contestants from Season 18, as well as Richie's fellow judges, Perry and Luke Bryan. Watch an ICONIC performance of "We Are The World" from @LionelRichie, featuring your NEW #AmericanIdol and a -studded line-up! Check out the video below for more on this historic, unique season of American Idol, and how having to tape episodes remotely proved to be a game changer. Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' FinaleWhy Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'
Why Katy Perry's Fellow 'American Idol' Judges Refuse to Get on the Back of Her
Katy Perry's fellowAmerican Idoljudges are huge fans of her music -- but her motorcycle hobby? The 35-year-old singer got her motorcycle license ahead of her new music video for "Harleys in Hawaii," and couldn't have been more excited. "I had done the four-day course, but I had never like, actually hopped on a Harley [before filming the music video]," Perry gleefully revealed. "She took a four-day course and she comes to me and she says, 'I'm going to leave on my motorcycle,'" Richie said, with the horror adorably displayed all over his face. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Shares Rare Pic With Fiance Orlando Bloom While Celebrating Her Birthday in EgyptKaty Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music Video
Why Lionel Richie and Jeb Bush are backing a start-up that aims to upend the $3 trillion US health-care system
It's a concept created by Heal, a four-year-old tech start-up that has raised $75 million in venture capital and is backed by such celebrities as Lionel Richie and former Florida Gov. "It's like a concierge service for health care," says Lionel Richie, who invested in Heal at the company's seed stage. "It's a concept for health care that is so simple, so cost effective and so personal. It's like a concierge service for health care. Lionel Richie singer, songwriter and investor in Healcnbc.com
Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol'
"Katy and I were actually crying [while] watching [an audition]" Seacrest said of a mother who patiently waited for her chance to sing for the stars. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry explained. "She came to collect it," added Richie, with Perry saying, "And she's going to Hollywood!" Season three of American Idol is expected to premiere in early 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' HostOriginal 'American Idol' Judges Reunite With Kelly Clarkson, Talk Working Together AgainLauren Alaina Shares How Competing on 'American Idol' Differs From 'Dancing With the Stars' (Exclusive)
ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'
American Idol will be bringing back Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for its third season on ABC, but one name synonymous with the franchise was noticeably missing. So, why isn't longtime host Ryan Seacrest confirmed yet? American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Not Yet Confirmed to Return to 'American Idol' Next Season'Bachelor's Ashley I. & Jared Haibon Reveal an 'American Idol' Alum Will Sing at Their Wedding (Exclusive)Carrie Underwood Celebrates 'American Idol' Anniversary With Throwback Pic: 'You Can't Cry Pretty'