Beyoncé may have the most nominations of any artist this year. But that does not mean that she is immune to being rejected. The Grammy Country Committee rejected her single "Daddy Lessons." There is speculation that the rejection may be related to Beyoncé's recent CMA performance of "Daddy Lessons" with the Dixie Chicks, who have drawn criticism for their political stands.
New Year's Day might still be a few weeks away, but Chris Brown seems ready for 2017, promising his fans passion and "actual talent." The singer posted an image on Instagram last week showing him passionately singing into a mic. Underneath, he included a caption that read in part "No GAMES.... Passion/HARDWORK AND Actual TALENT!"
Pharrell has released another track from the Hidden Figures soundtrack. The new tune, "Apple," features Alicia Keys as a guest performer. A limited run of the film Hidden Figures will hit theaters on Christmas day. The movie follows the true story of black women working at NASA during the early days of the space program.
Mariah Carey will be headlining the upcoming The Keys Of Christmas holiday show. The special will also feature original music from DJ Khaled. The Keys Of Christmas special will be exclusive to YouTube Red subscribers. It airs on December 19. Other guest performers will include Ciara, Fifth Harmony and Boyce Avenue.
Miranda Lambert has been announced as a headliner for the upcoming 2017 Taste Of Country Festival. She joins previously announced headliners Jason Aldean and Sam Hunt.
Breaking Benjamin has announced a slate of concert dates for a U.S. tour this winter. The band will kick off the tour at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland on January 10 and will conclude the tour at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio on January 28.
Yoko Ono Lennon paid tribute to her late husband John Lennon on December 8 by making an appeal for gun control in the United States. She made the plea in a Facebook post on the anniversary of his death.
Green Day announced that it has added a new outdoor show to its 2017 tour of Ireland and the U.K. The band will now be playing at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on July 4. The venue has a capacity of 35,000.
Garth Brooks added Albany, New York to the list of dates on his world tour. This will mark the first time in 20 years the country star has performed in the state capital.
James Taylor, Mavis Staples and the surviving members of The Eagles were among the honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors gala on December 5 in Washington DC.
The INmusic Festival is starting to release details about the 2017 lineup. Recently it was announced that Arcade Fire will be headlining the event and now Alt-J has been added as a second headliner.
Alice Cooper revealed in a recent interview with the Arizona Republic that he is working on a new album with bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith, the surviving members of the Alice Cooper Band. Cooper also revealed that his longtime producer Bob Ezrin is onboard for the project.
Alan Jackson announced that he will be embarking on his Honky Tonk Highway Tour of the United States in 2017. The country music star will be joined on the bill by Lee Ann Womack at select shows.
Rihanna has once again laid rumors of a feud between her and Beyoncé to rest. The singer is calling for unity, not division among black women. The incident took place over Instagram, with one fan posting the comment, "Congrats and all to @badgalriri and all for her 8 Grammy nods but tbh f**k them because they snubbed her for Song of the Year and Album of the Year."
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly not getting a divorce. Rumors have been circulating that the two were indeed splitting. The detailed facts on the couple's relationship are hard to confirm either way. People reported that West did not return home after a recent hospitalization. The magazine stated, "Kanye isn't at home with Kim and the kids," a source said.