Rhythm and blues

Janelle Monae, right, presents a trophy to inductee Janet Jackson at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson both accepted their honors on Friday by calling for other women to join them. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Jackson said. "In 2020, induct more women." They joined a...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B, left, accepting the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset kisses her hand at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper has come under fire this week for what she says is a three-year-old video in which she claims she drugged men and robbed them. In the clip posted to Instagram Live, an emotional Cardi B explains in order to make it in the music industry _ and in life _ she had to do some things she is not proud of. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers bragging about crimes from their pasts — or warning about those they may commit in the future — are part of the genre's lore. From Jay Z to Snoop Dogg to Future, street cred for rappers has often been solidified by detailing their grimy acts in everything from raps to...
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March 28, 2019 - 10:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music label's 60th anniversary celebration. The museum said Thursday that the items include a knit cap and military-style jacket and pants. Pictures of them will be posted on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
March 25, 2019 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad...
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Family members of the late Aretha Franklin gather before entering the Mausoleum Chapel at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Detroit. Family celebrated Franklin and other passed family members with a memorial service inside a chapel at the cemetery on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer. Sabrina Owens, Franklin's niece, says "our family thought it might be a good idea for us to start the day the right way _ in prayer." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 25, 2019 - 1:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held Monday inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois. Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
March 24, 2019 - 11:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges. A hearing Friday, March 22, 2019, follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five April concerts in Dubai. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
March 22, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to allow R&B singer R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges. A hearing will be held Friday in Chicago. Kelly's attorneys made the request,...
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R. Kelly, right, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
March 22, 2019 - 11:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local): 11 a.m. An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. An aunt who introduced her underage niece to Kelly and suspects abuse hoped in the six-part “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries on Lifetime that the embattled star would propel the teen’s music career. She alleges the girl wound up on a sex tape instead. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
March 21, 2019 - 4:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and "meet with the royal family." Officials in...
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March 18, 2019 - 2:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died Sunday. He was 82. Williams' manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said Monday that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was...
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