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FILE- In this May 26, 2017, file photo, singer Steven Tyler, left, and guitarist Joe Perry perform during a concert of Aerosmith at the Koenigsplatz in Munich, Germany. Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup.  (AP Photo/Lukas Barth, File)
Aretha, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck on Jazz Fest's 2018 lineupAretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, singer Beyonce Knowles attends the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in New York. Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop Fit Radio, a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts, from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. A representative of the Atlanta firm said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, that it looks forward to "being vindicated by the court system." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming appSome of the nation's largest recording studios file suit, saying they want to stop a music-streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyoncé, Bieber and other stars
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FILE - In this Jan. 31. 2010 file photo, Roberta Flack poses backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Flack is one of only two artists who have won Grammys for record of the year two years in a row. In 1973 she won for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and in 1974 she won for “Killing Me Softly With His Song," (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Grammy winning artists reflect on what makes a song a hitWhat makes a song a hit? Grammy-winning artists talk about winning record of the year
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Colombian singer Shakira smiles before a press conference for a charity event at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Judicial authorities in Spain said on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 pop music star Shakira is under investigation for possible tax evasion during the three years before she officially moved to Barcelona. Shakira switched residences in 2015 from Bahamas to Barcelona, where she lives with her partner, Barca soccer player Gerard Pique, and the couple’s two sons. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
Spain launches evasion probe of singer Shakira's taxesJudicial authorities in Spain say pop music star Shakira is under investigation for possible tax evasion during the three years before she officially moved to Barcelona
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Rapper's guard says he didn't start the nightclub shootingRecently obtained court records show a rapper's bodyguard told police that he didn't start the shooting at a Little Rock nightclub last year that left more than two dozen people injured.
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Daughter of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray wins settlementThe daughter of the late heavy metal band Slipknot's bassist Paul Gray has won a settlement in a lawsuit against a doctor and other health care providers for the loss of her father's companionship and support
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FILE - In an April 29, 2006 file photo, Hugh Masekela performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. A family statement issued on Twitter Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, says South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, 78, passed away in Johannesburg after a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78South African jazz trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies at 78
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This cover image released by Kobalt Records shows a self-titled album by Laila Biali. (Kobalt via AP)
Review: 'Laila Biali' masterfully mixes jazz and popMusic Review: Toronto pianist Laila Biali masterfully mixes jazz and pop
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwean dissident Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe's most famous musician, pauses while speaking at his apartment in Eugene, Ore. Mapfumo has announced in a video message that he will perform in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on April 28. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Exiled Zimbabwe musician to return home for performanceExiled Zimbabwe musician to return home for performance now that Mugabe has resigned
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This image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows a performance of “Tosca” in New York. The wings in all their glory will be on display in movie theaters around the world on Saturday, Jan. 27, when “Tosca” is broadcast as part of the Met's Live in HD series.  (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
'Tosca' to air as part of Met Opera's 'Live in HD' series'Tosca' will be broadcast Saturday as part of the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series
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South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies at 78South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies at 78
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, Neil Diamond performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Diamond turns 77 on Wednesday. Jan. 24, 2018, and will get the lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s Grammy awards. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touringNeil Diamond says he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and announces his retirement from touring
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 1993 file photo, members of the band Arrested Development accept their Grammy award at the award show in Los Angeles. The group won the award for best new artist and also for best rap group. The group became the first rap act to win a Grammy for best new artist. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
A Grammy curse? Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, others reflectMilli Vanilli's Fab Morvan, Jody Watley, Debby Boone and Speech from Arrested Development discuss winning the best new artist Grammy Award and what life was like afterward
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FILE - In this July 4, 1980 file photo, Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley performs in front of an audience of 40,000 during a concert in Paris. Marley, along with Diana Ross, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and Journey, are part of a group of iconic musicians who have never won a Grammy. Marley was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, a noncompetitive honor, from The Recoding Academy. (AP File Photo)
They are musical icons, but they've never won a Grammy AwardIt's a hard pill to swallow, but listen to this: Diana Ross has never won a Grammy. She's part of a group of iconic musicians who can't call themselves Grammy winners, including Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix and Journey.
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Lamar is nominated for seven Grammy nominations. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
He said, she said: AP writers predict Grammy winnersAssociated Press music writers Mesfin Fekadu and Nekesa Mumbi Moody predict who will have a big night at the 60th Grammy Awards, where Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi are the top nominees
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