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Entertainment Awards Honor Those Committed To Social Change
“No hate,” said Renzer, the co-founder of the entertainment industry nonprofit Creative Community for Peace in 2012. But in his call for tolerance and acceptance, Renzer was, metaphorically speaking, preaching to an entire congregation — and a powerful one. The diverse slate of honorees shares a common characteristic: a desire to use their creative talents, platforms and industry clout to promote change. Staying silent, unfortunately, is no longer an option.”The center has been steadily growing and now includes an advisory board of more than 100 entertainment executives. “I helped him release it because I share Mehdi’s goals and the belief of everyone at [the center] that music can change the world.thewestsidegazette.com
Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax
Dr. Luke appeared as Tyson Trax on the Grammy ballot for Doja Cat's Say So," which he produced and co-wrote. But not all of the academy members may have been aware they were voting for Dr. Luke when they completed their ballots this year. Ad“I didn’t know that Tyson Trax was Dr. Luke. AdTogether, Martin and Dr. Luke crafted hits for Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink and Kesha, who he signed in 2005. Eventually Dr. Luke stepped into the forefront, helming successes for Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, logging 17 No.
Grammy Awards postponed due to "deteriorating" COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the impact COVID-19 has had in Los Angeles, where the show is broadcast from, ViacomCBS announced on Tuesday. The Grammys are set to be broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins reported that Los Angeles County was approaching 830,000 cases — accounting for roughly one third of all cases in the state. One day before the announcement, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency directed ambulances to stop transporting patients to hospitals if they have virtually no chance of surviving. According to CBS Los Angeles, the county reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and 7,898 people were hospitalized for COVID-19.cbsnews.com
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub
The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. “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.
A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. Beyoncé is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage,” thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.
Grammys 2020: Top nominees for the 62nd music awards show
Top nominated artists included Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Talyor Swift, Ariane Grande and Beyonce. Lil Nas X, the rapper behind "Old Town Road" also received six nods on Wednesday. Swift's "Lover" is up for best pop vocal album, the title track to her most recent album is up for song of the year and she's earned a nomination for best pop solo performance for "You Need to Calm Down." "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus. "7" Lil Nas X.cnbc.com