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The Weeknd’s ‘Avatar’ Song and Concert Film Are on the Grammy Ballot, Though He Didn’t Submit Them (Exclusive)

The Weeknd is continuing to boycott the Grammys, but two of his projects — his Avatar: The Way of Water theme song and Emmy-nominated Live at SoFi Stadium concert film — are on the Grammy ballot. Disney Music Group confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they submitted “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from […]

Drake and 21 Savage’s ‘Her Loss’ Album Submitted for 2024 Grammy Awards (Exclusive)

Despite his dramatic past with the Grammy Awards, Drake’s Her Loss album could bring him more wins: The rapper’s collaborative effort with 21 Savage was submitted for awards at the 2024 show. A source close to the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter that Her Loss was submitted for album of the year and best rap […]

The Recording Academy Is On a Global Mission

The Recording Academy is in a global state of mind.  With the rise of genres like K-pop and Afrobeats and the steady domination of Latin music — from traditional regional Mexican to contemporary Latin trap music — the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards annually has been on a mission to globalize and expand […]

With So Many Hits, How Will ‘Barbie’ Songs Compete at the Oscars?

“Who is your favorite child?” is a question most parents know they can’t, well, shouldn’t, answer. “Which songs from the Barbie soundtrack will you submit to the Academy Awards?” might be a similarly tough question for its producers to respond to.  Barbie: The Album has been a triumphant, chart-topping, multi-hit success since the soundtrack was released […]

Elton John, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, H.E.R. to Perform at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Elton John, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. will perform at the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside some of those entering this year’s prestigious class, including Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott and Sheryl Crow. The Hall announced Thursday that the Nov. 3 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn […]

Bruce Springsteen Postponing All 2023 Concerts to Next Year as He Recovers From Peptic Ulcer Disease

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are postponing all of their 2023 tour dates to next year as The Boss recovers from peptic ulcer disease. The icon made the announcement Wednesday on social media. “Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement and support. I’m on the mend and can’t […]

Nipsey Hussle’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation to Join L.A. Marathon as Charity Partner (Exclusive)

Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues: The late rapper’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation will join the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon as an official charity partner. Hussle, who died in 2019 at age 33, was known as a skilled lyricist and activist who worked to build and unite his South Los Angeles community. The 39th running of the L.A. […]

Usher to Headline Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Grammy-winning superstar Usher is set to headline the 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show. The NFL, Roc Nation and Apple Music made the announcement on Sunday. The big game will take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. It will air live on CBS. […]

THR’s Platinum Players on Their Favorite Films, TV Shows, Albums and More

The Hollywood Reporter named its top 25 Platinum Players in music, and below some of the top-performing acts — from Kim Petras to Coco Jones — share their favorite films of the year, top album of the year and say how they hope the music industry will change for the better. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Platinum Players in Music

The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Platinum Players power list honors 25 acts in music who are on top of the charts and at the top of the game. They move the needle on culture. They own their narratives. They create songs and albums that define a generation and connect with listeners all over the world. They […]

SZA’s Manager on MTV VMA Artist of the Year Snub: “It’s Disrespectful”

When the MTV Video Music Awards announced its nominations last month, no one was surprised when Taylor Swift and SZA were the top contenders. But heads turned when SZA’s name was missing from the artist of the year category after the star launched one of the year’s top albums with SOS, both a critical and […]

Tupac, Biggie and Jay-Z’s Emmy Nods: “You Never Thought Hip-Hop Would Take It This Far”

Dig through the 120-plus Emmy categories and you’ll discover more than double-digit nominations for Succession and Ted Lasso. You’ll also uncover the indisputable influence of hip-hop. The ever-growing television medium is keeping the legacies of two of the most important figures in rap — and overall pop culture — alive, and now the projects are […]