Gladys Knight & Chloe x Halle Open Super Bowl 2019

February 4, 2019

The Empress Of Soul Gladys Knight opened Super Bowl 2019 in her hometown of Atlanta with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem. The Super Bowl kickoff also featured first-time GRAMMY nominees Chloe x Halle, who sang a stunning duet of “America the Beautiful.”

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Quincy Jones to Receive Special Achievement Honor from the African-American Film Critics Association

January 17, 2019

GRAMMY-winning music legend Quincy Jones will receive a Special Achievement honor from the African-American Film Critics Association, the largest group of black film critics.

“Quincy Jones is a cultural icon,” AAFCA co-founder Shawn Edwards said in a statement. “For nearly 70 years, he has helped shape pop culture as a music composer and producer as well as a film/TV composer and producer. His creative influence is unparalleled. He has molded the arts, film and music with a force that we may never witness again in our lifetime and given back all along the way.”

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Music Fans Traveled the World for Live Events in 2018

December 11, 2018

Music lovers and fans of man other live events dusted off their passports and headed out to international destinations to catch music live in 2018, a new study shows. The study, solely based on sales from StubHub, shows roughly 200,000 customers went to a different country to experience one of approximately 30,000 live events, according to Rolling Stone. Fans included in the report come from 144 countries that include the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Mexico and France. The U.S. and the U.K. are home to the fans most likely to travel for concerts, festivals, sports and other live events.

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Beyoncé Donates $100K in Scholarships to Historically Black Universities

April 18, 2018

Beyoncé’s Saturday night headlining set at Coachella was the talk of weekend one. Now the GRAMMY winner has announced she’s donating $100k in scholarship funds to be shared among four historically black universities. The singer plans to donate four $25,000 scholarships to be awarded to one student each at Bethune-Cookman University, Tuskegee University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Wilberforce University through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018–2019 academic year as part of her BeyGOOD initiative.

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Demi Lovato Brings Mental Health Front and Center During Tour

March 1, 2018

For the second consecutive tour, the GRAMMY nominee is again bringing along CAST on Tour, an initiative of the mental health advocacy organization CAST Foundation.

The initiative kicked off Feb. 26 in San Diego, where Lovato invited student survivors of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to attend the session. Lovato also brought the students onstage during her performance later in the evening, in addition to inviting the audience to donate toward mental health resources for the students impacted by the school shooting through a CAST Foundation text donation.

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