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.
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub
He said music from his fifth studio album “Changes” was wrongly viewed as a pop album, rather than an R&B project. “I set out to make an R&B album,” he wrote on Instagram. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.”Bieber was nominated in the categories for best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group performance, best pop vocal album and best country duo/group performance. The singer said he loves pop music, but he wants to be respected for his work. “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound,” he said.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?
Others who may earn nominations include Lewis Capaldi, Summer Walker, Morgan Wallen, Doja Cat, BLACKPINK, Ingrid Andress, Snoh Aalegra, Skip Marley, Mickey Guyton and CNCO. Ricch should also earn nominations for his guest appearance on DaBaby’s international hit “Rock Star,” helping him become the show’s overall top nominee. ________FOLKS LOVE FOLKLORETaylor Swift’s last two albums, “Lover” and “reputation,” didn’t earn nominations for album of the year. The seven-member group’s hit “Dynamite” could snag a nomination for best pop duo/group performance, and their latest album could compete for best global music album. 3 on pop charts, should earn a nomination for best country performance and best country song.
Teyana Taylor on Why She Chose Erykah Badu to Be Her Midwife (Exclusive)
Teyana Taylor is looking forward to figuring out a pregnancy game plan with her midwife, Erykah Badu. After the "We Got Love" artist recently announced that the acclaimed GRAMMY winner was going to help her deliver her second baby, Taylor opened up to ET about the arrangement. "I didn't want people to feel like just because I'm married that it means it's gonna be happily married music for 23 songs." "At the end of the day, whether you're happily married, married, whatever it is, we've all been though something before. RELATED CONTENT:Teyana Taylor Says Erykah Badu Will Help Deliver Her Second BabyTeyana Taylor Expecting Baby No.
Teyana Taylor Says Erykah Badu Will Help Deliver Her Second Baby
Teyana Taylor is going to have someone very special next to her when she gives birth for the second time. I dont know if I want to go to the hospital for this next baby, Taylor told Cannon, before adding, "Ill make sure its not on the toilet or the bathroom floor." "I'm considering home birth, and I'm actually going to be doing it with Erykah," she told Cannon. Erykahs not just giving anybody features," Taylor told Apple Music's Ebro Darden. 2, Reveals Pregnancy in Music VideoTeyana Taylor on How She's Juggling Motherhood With a Booming Career (Exclusive)Teyana Taylor Slayed NYFW 2017
Teyana Taylor Expecting Baby No. 2, Reveals Pregnancy in Her Music Video
Congratulations are in order for Teyana Taylor. Taylor revealed the exciting news in the music video for her new song, "Wake Up Love," which was released on Friday. In the video, Taylor curls up next to her hubby while lying in bed under the sheets. This isn't the first time Taylor, her husband and daughter have all been together in a music video. RELATED CONTENT:Teyana Taylor on How She's Juggling Motherhood With a Booming Career (Exclusive)Teyana Taylor on Her Post-Baby Bod: 'I Appreciate Every Stretch Mark'Kanye West's Video Muse, Teyana Taylor, Admits She's Intimidated by the Gym: 'I Can Barely Do One Pull-Up'