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Childish Gambino wins four Grammys for ‘This Is America’

Childish Gambino on Sunday grabbed his fourth Grammy of the night, the coveted Record of the Year prize for best overall song, for his politically charged hit “This Is America.” The trap gospel song packed...
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Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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US Republicans retain control of the Senate

Three Democratic incumbents – Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota – suffered defeat to Republican challengers.
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the most followed person on Instagram

Five-time world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo became the most followed person on Instagram on Monday.

Davido, Tiwa Savage nominated for “Best African Act” In 2018 MTV EMA Awards

Other artistes on the list include Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinnski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa).
Mohamed Salah celebrates with Sadio Mane of Liverpool in the International Champions Cup at MetLife Stadium on July 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Getty Images

Mo Salah, Sadio Mane score as Liverpool beat Manchester City

The Egypt forward, who scored 44 goals in 52 games for the Reds last season, equalised Leroy Sane's second-half goal barely a minute after coming on as a substitute in front of a 52,000 crowd.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Katy Perry, others lose followers following Twitter’s account purge

U.S. President Donald Trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and American singer Katy Perry , the most followed celebrities on Twitter, lost an astonishing number of followers on Thursday following Twitter’s account purge.

Ed Sheeran named top artiste at Billboard Music Awards

Ed Sheeran was crowned top artiste while Bruno Mars took home the R&B gong at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

Kanye West provokes fresh backlash calling slavery choice

Rapper Kanye West, on the receiving end of criticism in the music world after backing President Donald Trump, sparked fresh outrage Tuesday when he called slavery “a choice.”

Kendrick Lamar grabs 15 Billboard awards nominations

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations were released on Tuesday and Pulitzer-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar earned 15 nods.

Spotify files to go public, eying streaming growth despite losses

Spotify on Wednesday announced a long-awaited public listing, voicing confidence that its streaming model will keep reshaping the music industry but acknowledging that the company has yet to turn a profit.

Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

Jay-Z’s soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

Forbes names Beyonce 2017 highest paid woman in music

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday.

Shawn Mendes wins best artist at MTV Europe Music Awards

Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.

Kanye West makes brief return year after breakdown

Rap superstar Kanye West is back nearly a year after suffering a breakdown — making a brief musical appearance in which he appears to keep his feud with Taylor Swift alive.

Taylor Swift underlines Reputation with new album

Taylor Swift has announced her new album, Reputation, which will be released later this year.

Lottery ticketholder wins $758m in biggest single win

A lucky lottery player is $758.7m (£593.7m) richer after scooping the biggest-ever prize won by a single ticket in the US.

Judge rejects DJ’s Taylor Swift claim

Pop star Taylor Swift has won a key victory in her court battle with ex-radio DJ David Mueller, whom she claims groped her at a 2013 concert.

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