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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Friday, June 14, 2019. She released her new tune Thursday called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 15, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down,"...
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Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, "Lover," the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called "You Need to Calm Down," where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ...
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Missy Elliott speaks at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the...
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Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney, of Dan + Shay, perform "All To Myself" at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
June 06, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — How secretive was the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner? So secretive that even performers Dan + Shay didn't tell their own significant others. The country duo kept their own wives in the dark that they were singing at the secret ceremony at the Little White Chapel in...
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June 06, 2019 - 5:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Shakira's public relations firm says the Colombian pop musician has denied any wrongdoing when she testified before a judge as part of an investigation into her alleged tax evasion in Spain. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4...
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June 06, 2019 - 1:28 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his longtime musical work with Elton John, but the British songwriter's visual artistry is stepping into the spotlight through an art exhibit. Taupin's artwork called "Bernie Taupin: The Artist, The Raconteur & His Blowtorch" will be...
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June 06, 2019 - 1:24 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his behind-the-scenes work with Elton John, but the British songwriter's visual artistry is stepping into spotlight in an art exhibit. Taupin's artwork called the "Bernie Taupin: The Artist, The Raconteur & His Blowtorch" will be unveiled...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2019 file photo Carrie Underwood poses at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards: the singer has the most wins in the show’s history with 18 and could take home more trophies Wednesday night, June 5. Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is nominated for the top prize - video of the year - while her clip for “Love Wins” is up for female video of the year. She will also perform at the fan-voted show, which honors the year’s best country music videos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 05, 2019 - 7:05 am
Carrie Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards with the most wins in the show's history: 18. And she could take home more trophies Wednesday night. Underwood's "Cry Pretty" is nominated for the top prize — video of the year — while her clip for "Love Wins" is up for female video of the year...
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Ashley Graham attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 04, 2019 - 4:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, the Texas-born designer known for his longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga as well as for dressing other famous women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, took top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. Maxwell...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift says she’s kicking off Pride month by asking Tennessee’s Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The musician, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday, June 1 that she supported the House’s recent passage of the Equality Act, which would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 01, 2019 - 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift says she's kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee's Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The pop star, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday that she supported the House'...
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