Below is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Jay-Z tops list of most nominated artists in Grammy history
Rapper Jay-Z topped the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations on Tuesday, reaching a lifetime total of 83, placing him just ahead of former Beatle Paul McCartney. The last three nominations for Jay-Z have come from collaborations with other artists. He made appearances on Kanye West’s DMX song “Bath Salts” and “Jail”, which also earned Jay-Z a nod for West’s album “Donda”.
Comcast plans to move content to Peacock from Hulu – WSJ
Comcast Corp plans to uncork NBCUniversal much of its content from Walt Disney’s Hulu and render service exclusive to its subscription, Peacock, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. NBCUniversal content makes up only a small percentage of Hulu’s total audience, but about 80% of NBC’s digital audience comes from Hulu, the Journal reported.
Reddit to close Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with the platform
Reddit is ending its TikTok-like platform Dubsmash, the social network said on Tuesday, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tools. The standalone Dubsmash app won’t be available for download after February 22, Reddit said, as it rolled out new camera and editing features as part of its video tools.
K-pop’s BTS Wins Top Prize at American Music Awards
K-Pop group BTS were the big winners of the American Music Awards on Sunday just four years after making their first appearance on the fan-voted show. The seven-member group from South Korea beat veteran Taylor Swift, rapper Drake, pop singer Ariana Grande, teenage phenomenon Olivia Rodrigo and Canadian The Weeknd for the biggest prize of the night – artist of the year .
Halle Berry said directing “Bruised” was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done”
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has taken the director’s chair for the first time for new drama “Bruised,” a film in which she also stars as a failed mixed martial arts fighter trying to revive his career. Berry said it took her years to get the movie to screen, and she had intense physical training for up to five hours a day to prepare for the fight scenes. The film is currently showing in a limited number of theaters and will be released on Netflix on Wednesday.
Hungarian Sziget Festival aligns Arctic Monkeys and Dua Lipa for ‘big comeback’
Hungarian Sziget, who hosts some of Europe’s biggest music festivals, said on Tuesday he would make a “big comeback” next year with his biggest event featuring Arctic Monkeys and Dua Lipa. Sziget has been forced to cancel its main Sziget festival, which regularly draws several hundred thousand visitors to a Danube island in Budapest, this year and in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Factbox-Key nominations for the 2022 Music Industry Grammy Awards
Nominations for the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s highest accolades, were announced on Tuesday. The awards will be presented in a live ceremony on January 31. Below is a list of nominations in key categories.
“Miss America” contest goes from mainstream television to streaming
The annual “Miss America” pageant, once a staple of prime-time television, is emerging as a streaming-only event after years of declining ratings and controversy over its role in the modern world . Organizers said Monday that “Miss America,” which marks her 100th anniversary this year, will air in full on NBC’s Peacock streaming platform in December.
From Tony Bennett to Kanye and Jon Batiste, the Grammys missed it big
Jon Batiste led the Grammy nominations on Tuesday in an area of best album that stretched from rap to jazz music and embraced newcomers like teenage sensation Olivia Rodrigo and veteran Tony Bennett. Batiste and Justin Bieber will compete for the top prize – album of the year – with Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, R&B artist Doja Cat, singer-songwriter HER, rapper Kanye West, Bennett’s collaboration with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and rapper Lil Nas X.
BRIT Awards to Showcase Gender Neutral Categories at 2022
British pop music honors BRITs will be phasing out its female and male categories starting next year, introducing gender-neutral awards for local and international artists, organizers said on Monday. Performers will now be in the running for Artist of the Year or International Artist of the Year at the annual ceremony, which will take place on February 8, 2022.
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