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Who Stood to Gain From the Grammys’ Sudden Expansion of Its Big Award Categories?

The day before the 2022 Grammy Awards nominees were announced, representatives from the Recording Academy, which oversees the awards, began informing members of the media that the four…

Taylor Swift and Kanye West Were Last-Minute Additions for Top Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy decided to expand the number of Grammy nominees just 24 hours before the list was announced on Tuesday — to the benefit of artists including…

Grammy nominations 2022: Full list of nominees; 2 new categories added

Leave the door open for some surprising snubs as the nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards have been announced. In adherence to strict safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recording Academy revealed the nominations for the 64th Grammys show during its second-annual virtual livestream event on Tuesday morning from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. “It’s…

”Free Solo’ but Down’: GQ Profile of Russian Freediver Alexey Molchanov Sets Documentary Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

The story of Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov is coming to screen as a feature documentary, Variety has learned exclusively. Conde Nast Entertainment has brokered a deal for a…

AMAs 2021: Full list of nominees and winners, best performances

It was a big night for boy bands — from South Korean sensations BTS to a battle between Boston groups New Edition and New Kids on the Block — at the 2021 American Music Awards hosted by Cardi B on Sunday night.

Summer Walker, ABBA Debut in Top Two Spots on Album Chart

Summer Walker has landed atop the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time, but the most remarkable honor for the week may belong to the group landing…

Hollywood’s NFT Gold Rush: Behind the Hope and Hype

NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, are something of a Rorschach test. The craze for the technology, which verifies ownership of unique digital assets, has swept across content industries in…

Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X, More Appear in Madonna’s ‘Madame XTRA Q&A’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A host of stars, including Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian and Lil Nas X are set to appear in Madonna’s “Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A.” The…

LACMA Art + Film: Benedict Cumberbatch Fanboys Over Lil Nas X, Steven Spielberg Honored and More

Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg formed their own two-person film club during the pandemic. “During the lockdown he encouraged me and I encouraged him, we found movies…

Madonna Makes Surprise Appearance at AmfAR Gala, Helps Raise More Than $1.7 Million for HIV/AIDS Research

Madonna made a surprise appearance at the star-studded amfAR Gala Los Angeles to present her longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy Scott with the Award of Courage in recognition…

Drake’s Album Back at No. 1; Lana Del Rey, Elton John Slip Into Top 10

Drake’s “Certifiable Lover Boy” is certifiably the de facto album chart leader of the fall. After moving out of the No. 1 ospot on the Billboard 200 for…

Young Thug, Mac Miller, Coldplay and Beatles Conquer Album Chart; Adele’s Single Is an ‘Easy’ No. 1

It was an eclectic mix of material invading the top 5 on the album chart this week, as Young Thug and Mac Miller entered at Nos. 1-2, but…