A pandemic awards show that seemed poised to disappoint ended up pivoting instead, shifting its focus to women, hip-hop and most crucially, the next generation.
The singer made history, and Schiaparelli dressed her for it.
Megan Thee Stallion owned the stage, struggling indie venues got a much needed spotlight and the event proved a pandemic awards show doesn’t have to look like a video conference.
The mother-daughter duo won in the best music video category for “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on the visual album “Black Is King.”
The event on Sunday will address the challenges of a music industry hit hard by the pandemic. The Weeknd, who was snubbed, says he will boycott the awards going forward, in a sign of continuing friction with artists.
Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off Sunday. In this special “Diary of a Song” episode, critics for The New York Times break down the show’s premier category.
Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off this weekend for record of the year. In this special Diary of a Song episode, The New York Times’ pop music team dissects the award show’s premiere category.
After a song by an unknown gains attention on the app, a trend-hopping remix with a superstar usually isn’t far behind.
Major artists looking to top the Hot 100 this year turned to a familiar formula made all the more powerful by the proliferation of fandoms online.
Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.
The major categories include some surprising, lesser-known names and notable absences as a Recording Academy in transition plans its pandemic awards show.
Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.
Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power.
Her latest project is her first with Disney+: a visual album connected to the music she oversaw for the “Lion King” remake. And as usual, she’s captured fans’ attention by saying little.
Artists like Edwin Birdsong and Ballin’ Jack aren’t household names, but their music is instantly recognizable as the samples behind hit pop songs.
The red carpet didn’t exactly return. But fashion did.
Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other luminaries on how to move forward with conviction and hope.
Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.
Fiona Apple blows our minds, again.
Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish and more took over the major networks for a Global Citizen event celebrating essential workers and supporting the World Health Organization.