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Increasing the number of nominees in the three biggest categories is a nod toward greater inclusivity, but won’t do much to address the industry’s larger issues of power and representation. On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced one of the largest adjustments to the Grammy Awards’ major categories since the show’s inception in 1959. Effective for
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Recording Academy president Neil Portnow tells Billboard the changes provide “more flexibility to our voters when having to make the often challenging decisions about representing excellence and the best in music for the year.” In one of the most sweeping changes since the introduction of the Grammy Awards in 1959, the number of nominations in
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The husband-and-wife collaborators, up for best original score and book, respectively, discuss the evolution of their work for the stage and tweaking the hit 2004 film for the current climate. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond have been married for 17 years and collaborating for even longer, from their roots at Chicago’s Second City to Saturday
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The best actor in a musical nominee describes singing the famous “Soliloquy” after the birth of his first child and playing an abusive husband as the #MeToo movement rages. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1945 classic musical Carousel contains one of the most memorable solo numbers in musical theater history. It’s “Soliloquy,” in which carnival barker Billy
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She will perform a medley along appearances from Charlie Puth and newly crowned ‘American Idol’ winner Maddie Poppe. Meghan Trainor is set to perform at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. The RDMA-nominated singer will perform a special medley alongside appearances from Charlie Puth and newly crowned American Idol winner Maddie Poppe.  Trainor is up
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This marks his second time as emcee of the show, which will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx has signed on to host the 2018 BET Awards. When the actor-musician-comedian walks onto the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles on June 24, it will mark the Academy Award
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Taylor Swift collidesd with BTS and other moments not shown on the live broadcast. Between Janet Jackson’s iconic performance, BTS turning up the volume with “Fake Love” and Kelly Clarkson’s triple-threat hosting gig, did Sunday’s action-packed Billboard Music Awards leave you wanting more? You’ve come to the right place, because the Billboard team was outside,
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Notable figures on the 16-person group include Common, Sheryl Crow, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam, BET’s Debra Lee and founder director of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Dr. Stacy L. Smith. The Recording Academy’s 16-member task force on diversity and female inclusion was announced Wednesday, with members ranging from several Grammy winners and network CEOs to executives
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Carrie Underwood, left, and Justin Timberlake Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM; Steve Granitz/WireImage Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean lead the pack of nominees for the fan-voted CMT Music Awards, with four noms apiece. Justin Timberlake and Bebe Rexha  are among the nominees for the show’s top award, video of the year, making them the
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