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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... More »

Trainer Jillian Michaels Takes Flak Over Lizzo Remarks

Trainer is accused of fat-shaming, but she says she's talking only about health risks

(Newser) - Personal trainer Jillian Michaels—best known as a coach on The Biggest Loser—is receiving lots of criticism Thursday from fans of singer Lizzo. It stems from comments Michaels made Wednesday on the BuzzFeed News show AM to DM. “Why are we celebrating her body?" Michaels said. "Why... More »

Lizzo Defends Twerking, Showing Off Thong

'If you really, really don’t like my ass, you can kiss it'

(Newser) - Lizzo was pretty excited when her song, "Juice," was played at Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves; the 31-year-old singer danced in her seat as the Lakers cheerleaders performed to the hit. At one point, she even flipped up her skirt to twerk, showing... More »

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... More »

Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' Hit With Plagiarism Claim

Songwriting brothers say they're responsible for key line

(Newser) - There's a battle raging over Lizzo's anthem "Truth Hurts"—the second longest-running No. 1 hit tied to a female rapper, with six weeks atop the Billboard's Hot 100 chart, per Forbes . As the New York Times reports, two songwriting brothers lay claim to a signature... More »

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