Rhythm and blues

May 11, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a "choice," calling the idea "foolishness" and likening it to Holocaust denial. Wonder brought up West without prompting during an interview Thursday after a show at a West Hollywood club. Wonder said, "We...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new album of previously unreleased music from Prince's storied Vault will debut on Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service, likely sometime in 2019. The Prince estate and Tidal announced details of the agreement Friday, two days after a Minnesota judge said it was in the best interest...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Spotify has removed R. Kelly’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 11, 2018 - 9:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The management group for R. Kelly said he would go ahead with his concert in North Carolina despite calls for the performance to be canceled over allegations of sexual misconduct. The concert was scheduled for Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum, where protesters will also...
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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. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. A spokesperson said Thursday that Kelly's music is no longer available on the streaming service's owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His...
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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. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly and Spotify (all times local): 3:45 p.m. R. Kelly's management is criticizing Spotify for removing the superstar's songs from its playlists and algorithmic recommendations. A statement sent to The Associated Press on Thursday says R. Kelly is innocent of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, Stevie Wonder attends the TIDAL X: Brooklyn 3rd Annual Benefit Concert in New York. Wonder says he plans to play a series of shows in the coming months to celebrate life, love and music and push back against troubled times. He gave no specifics other than saying shows in Las Vegas will be in the mix, and that he also hopes to have his long-in-the-works album “Through The Eyes of Wonder” done before 2018 ends. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder says he plans to play a series of shows in the coming months to celebrate life, love and music and push back against troubled times. He gave no specifics other than saying shows in Las Vegas will be in the mix, and that he also hopes to have his long-in-...
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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. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. A spokesperson on Thursday says Kelly's music is no longer available on the streaming service's owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His music...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, singer Brian McKnight arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, N.J., is accused of running a multimillion dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and McKnight who invested in a sports drink company. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:37 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam that bilked singers Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight, who invested in a sports drink company. Kevin Foster, of Montclair, faces 16 charges including wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion. Six of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2010, file photo, cast member Teairra Mari arrives at the premiere of "Lottery Ticket" in Los Angeles. Mari says she’ll be in pursuit of justice after intimate photos of her surfaced online. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 10, 2018 - 7:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Love & Hip Hop" star Teairra Mari says she'll be in pursuit of justice after intimate photos of her surfaced online. The 30-year-old posted on social media that someone who she loved and trusted compromised her social media and posted the images, which she described as "...
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Scarlett Johansson attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 07, 2018 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Scarlett Johansson walked Monday's Met Gala carpet in Marchesa — the fashion brand owned by the estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein. Georgina Chapman's womenswear brand was a red carpet staple prior...
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