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John Legend at Billboard Awards: 'This Is for Chrissy'

Emotional performance came amid calls to vote, big wins for Post Malone

(Newser) - Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. From the piano, Legend told viewers "this is for Chrissy" before singing "Never Break," which includes...

Facebook Has Something for the Class of 2020

A commencement address from Oprah Winfrey on May 15

(Newser) - This year, a commencement speaker will address all high school and college graduates across the country, and that speaker is Oprah Winfrey. Facebook has recruited the 66-year-old talk show host to give a virtual commencement address to be streamed on the social network at 2pm EST on May 15, reports...

Newcomers Dominate Diverse Grammy Noms

Lizzo leads with 8, followed by Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish with 6

(Newser) - The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there are plenty of surprises. Bruce Springsteen and Halsey were ignored altogether, per USA Today . Ten-time winner Taylor Swift nabbed three nods but was snubbed for record of the year and album of the year in what the Los Angeles Times describes as...

'Old Town Road' a Little Too Popular in Boston Suburb

People keep taking the street signs in Wellesley, Mass.

(Newser) - "Old Town Road" remains a hugely popular song. Just ask people trying to get to the real Old Town Road in Wellesley, Mass. They might have a little difficulty because fans of Lil Nas X keep stealing the street signs, reports MassLive . Thieves have grabbed the signs from both...

Lil Nas X Says He'll Send Mariah Flowers After This Milestone

'Old Town Road' breaks record for most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

(Newser) - Lil Nas X might be sending Mariah Carey flowers—because he just beat a record she'd held since the 1990s. The rapper's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has now spent 17 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's top spot , the only song ever...

Lil Nas X May Have Come Out

Rapper issues a series of tweets on the matter

(Newser) - On the last day of Pride Month, rapper Lil Nas X, who shot to fame with the viral hit "Old Town Road," appears to have revealed that he is a member of the LGBT community. "some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t...

How 'Old Town Road' Sparked a Boy's 'Miracle'

Minnesota mom Sheletta Brundidge couldn't believe it

(Newser) - "I was crying so hard that tears were dropping on his head. I was like, 'This is the beginning. This is the light!'" So says a Minnesota mom after the hit song "Old Town Road" appeared to transform the life of her autistic son Daniel,...

Hip-Hop Artist's Song Got Rejected. Enter Billy Ray Cyrus

Lil Nas X releases a remix of "Old Town Road"

(Newser) - Lil Nas X seems to be asking, Am I country enough now? The Atlanta hip-hop artist just released a remix of his rappy cowboy song "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus as guest vocalist—after Billboard kicked the original Cyrus-less version off its country chart , the New York ...

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