Connect with us

Entertainment

Drake, Cardi B light up Grammys on milestone night for rap

Published

on

Drake, Cardi B light up Grammys on milestone night for rap

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Childish Gambino’s searing “This is America” became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Drake made a surprise appearance and Lady Gaga dominated the early awards.

“This is America,” about police brutality and racism, also took Grammys for best music video and best rap performance. But Gambino, the musical alter ego of actor Donald Glover, was not at the show to celebrate the milestone.

Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z were also absent from the biggest honors in the music industry. But Canada’s Drake, who had been expected to stay away, turned up to collect the Grammy for best rap song for “God’s Plan.”

The Grammys has frequently shut out hip-hop artists from its top prizes, despite rap’s dominance as the biggest music genre in the United States.

But Drake, the biggest streaming artist of 2018, told musicians not to worry about winning prizes.

“The point is you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown,” he said in his acceptance speech.

“If there’s people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow and spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here, I promise you,” he added.

Drake, Post Malone and Cardi B, are also up for the coveted album of the year award, which will be announced at the end of the evening.

Outspoken Cardi B, whose personal life and hit records have dominated pop culture for the past two years, turned in a raunchy performance of “Money” dressed in a black mesh and silver body suit.

Lady Gaga’s hit song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born” won two Grammys, while the musician-turned actress took a third Grammy home for her “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Going)”, which won for pop solo performance.

Already a show with a strong lineup of female performers and nominees, the Grammys sprung another surprise by including former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in an opening that also featured Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and host Alicia Keys talking about the power of music.

“From the Motown records I wore out on the (Chicago) Southside to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” Obama told the cheering celebrity audience in Los Angeles.

Cuban-born Camila Cabello kicked off the televised show with a dance heavy performance of her hit single “Havana” with Latin artists J Balvin, Ricky Martin and Young Thug.

Keys, Gaga, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Diana Ross, Katy Perry and best country album Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves also performed.

Slideshow (37 Images)

Folk singer Brandi Carlile, 37, took three early Grammys while an absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy, best pop vocal album for “Sweetener.”

“This is wild and beautiful. Thank you so much,” Grande tweeted.

Additional reporting by Gina Cherelus. Editing by Bill Berkrot

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: ‘One year without our enforcer’

Published

on

By

Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: 'One year without our enforcer'

Jenna Bush Hager marked the one year anniversary of the death of her grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, with a sweet tribute on social media.

Barbara died at age 92 in April 2018 shortly after her family announced that she was in failing health and decided to decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush died about eight months later.

On Wednesday, the “Today” host took to Instagram to share a photo of her late grandmother along with a touching message reflecting on the year that’s passed without her.

GEORGE AND BARBARA BUSH THROUGH THE YEARS

“Missing you Ganny today and everyday,” the 36-year-old wrote. “One year without our enforcer—hard believe. You made us better and we love you more than tongue can tell.”

Bush Hager previously explained the unique Bush-family phrase shortly after her grandfather died. On Instagram, she shared a touching cartoon from artist Marshall Ramsey and explained that she asked her grandfather about the afterlife shortly before he died. He said he was excited to be reunited with his wife and their daughter, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, who died of leukemia at age three.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.
(Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

‘MATRIARCH’ AUTHOR DESCRIBES TOUCHING LAST MOMENT BETWEEN GEORGE AND BARBARA BUSH

Bush Hager explained that her grandfather would repeat a phrase that Robin said before her death, “Love you more than tongue can tell.”

The past year has been more than eventful for Bush Hager, who was recently named the permanent replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford on “Today.” She previously eulogized her grandmother in December with an essay written for Southern Living magazine where she reflected on the first holiday without her grandmother.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“This Christmas, our first without Ganny, I’m nostalgic for the days when we were together,” Jenna wrote (via People). “This time of year is full of love but for those who have recently lost someone, that loss is illuminated.”

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Demi Moore penning ‘a wrenchingly honest’ memoir that details ‘tumultuous relationship’ with mom, ex-husbands

Published

on

By

Demi Moore penning 'a wrenchingly honest' memoir that details 'tumultuous relationship' with mom, ex-husbands

Demi Moore is set to release a new memoir her publisher says is “deeply candid and insightful.”

Moore’s “Inside Out” is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, the actress writes openly about everything from her “tumultuous relationship” with her mother, from whom she was long estranged, to her three marriages, among them to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.

DEMI MOORE ON HOW SHE REFOCUSED HER LIFE AFTER REHAB: ‘MY RELATIONSHIPS ARE MORE IMPORTANT’

“Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Moore battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years — all while juggling a skyrocketing career, celebrity status, and raising a family,” HarperCollins announced.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.
(Reuters)

“In this emotionally charged memoir, she opens up about her career and personal life — laying bare her defining tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with motherhood, and her journey toward open heartedness. ‘Inside Out’ is a story of survival, success, and surrender — as well as resilience: a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.”

DEMI MOORE OPENS UP ABOUT ‘SPIRALING DOWN A PATH OF REAL SELF-DESTRUCTION’

Moore, 56, was a high school dropout who became a television star in her early 20s on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital” and later starred in such hit films as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” ”Ghost” and “A Few Good Men.” She is also a longtime activist for children’s rights and is the co-founder of Thorn, a nonprofit which combats child sex trafficking.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.
(Reuters)

The deal for her memoir, reportedly worth seven figures, was announced in 2010, when she and Kutcher were still together. Moore announced in 2011 that she was ending the marriage and they divorced two years later. HarperCollins, which originally set a publication date of 2012, declined comment on financial details or whether the breakup with Kutcher contributed to the book’s delay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

Published

on

By

‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

“T2 Trainspotting” actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead Wednesday in Scotland’s capital, officials said.

Welsh, who played Doyle, a gangland figure in the sequel to “Trainspotting,” was shot in Edinburgh’s west end. Welsh’s age wasn’t clear.

SWEDISH ACTRESS BIBI ANDERSSON DEAD AT AGE 83

The Edinburgh Police Division said officers were called to the incident following a report of a disturbance. When medical officials arrived, they discovered a man “seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene.” Police said they were treating the man’s death as “suspicious” and are investigating. Anyone with information was asked to contact police. Police did not name the man shot.

A number of media outlets, including The Scotsman and the BBC, confirmed the actor’s death. Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting,” paid tribute to the fallen actor. The two men are not related.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.
(Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken,” he tweeted. “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way.”

Welsh appeared alongside Ewan McGregor in the sequel. He also appeared on Bravo’s “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” in 2009. Welsh had no prior acting experience before appearing in “T2 Trainspotting.” Welsh was reportedly a lightweight boxing champion.

Continue Reading

Categories

Recent Posts

Like Us On Facebook

Trending