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November 22, 2021
Dwayne Aaron Cox
November 22, 2021
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BTS WINS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT AMAS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – BTS singer RM says they are just “seven boys from Korea, united by love for music.” They took the top award, artist of the year, at last night’s American Music Awards. BTS won two other awards: favorite group and favorite pop song for “Butter.” BTS was supposed to perform “Butter” with Megan Thee Stallion, but she dropped out for personal reasons. Olivia Rodrigo accepted the new artist trophy by saying that writing songs is her favorite thing in the whole world. Other winners include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd and Cardi B, who also hosted the show.

 

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: WINNERS LIST
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Here are the winners from last night’s American Music Awards:
Artist of the year: BTS
Favorite pop song: BTS, “Butter”
New artist of the year: Olivia Rodrigo
Favorite female pop artist: Taylor Swift
Collaboration of the year: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Favorite male pop artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite pop duo or group: BTS
Favorite pop album: Taylor Swift, “evermore”
Favorite trending song: Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”
Favorite music video: Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Favorite male country artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite female country artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite country duo or group: Dan + Shay
Favorite male R&B artist: The Weeknd
Favorite hip-hop song: Cardi B, “Up”
Favorite female R&B artist: Doja Cat
Favorite hip-hop album: Megan Thee Stallion, “Good News”
Favorite female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite male hip-hop artist: Drake
Favorite country album: Gabby Barrett, “Goldmine”
Favorite country song: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
Favorite female Latin artist: Becky G
Favorite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Latin duo or group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Favorite Latin album: Bad Bunny, “El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo”
Favorite R&B song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Favorite rock artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite gospel artist: Kanye West
Favorite R&B album: Doja Cat, “Planet Her”
Favorite inspirational artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite dance/electronic artist: Marshmello

 

TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES NUMBER-ONE WITH “RED (TAYLOR’S VERSION”)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of “Red” tops the Billboard 200 album chart. “Red (Taylor’s Version)” moved 605,000 copies in the past week. The original version of “Red” was number one for seven weeks in 2012 and 2013. The Bruno Mars-Anderson .Paak (PAK) collaboration Silk Sonic debuts in second with “An Evening with Silk Sonic.” Twice is number three with “Formula of Love: O+T(equals)3” (pronounced “oh plus tee equals heart”). Summer Walker’s “Still Over It” is in fourth place. “Certified Lover Boy” by Drake is fifth.

 

TURKEY GIVEAWAY THAT YOUNG DOLPH HELPED ORGANIZE GOES ON
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Friends and associates of Young Dolph went ahead with the turkey giveaway he was scheduled to do before he was gunned down last week. Members of his music label, Paper Route Empire, along with church volunteers and community activists, handed out Thanksgiving meals at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday. The mood was quiet and reflective as Young Dolph’s music played. Police are still searching for two men who exited a white Mercedes on Wednesday, shot Young Dolph and ran.

 

BILLY HINSCHE DIES
DENVER (AP) – The “Billy” of Dino, Desi and Billy has died. Musician Billy Hinsche (HIN’-shee) died Saturday of cancer at the age of 70, according to actor Lucie Arnaz, the sister of Desi Arnaz Jr., the “Desi” in the group. Lucie Arnaz notes that Hinsche’s mother, Celia, died the same day at the age of 95. Hinsche and Desi Arnaz Jr. formed the group with Dean Martin Jr. in the mid-1960s. They had two top-40 hits in 1965: “I’m a Fool” and “Not the Lovin’ Kind.” Hinsche later recorded and toured with The Beach Boys. His sister married Beach Boy Carl Wilson. Beach Boy Mike Love calls Hinsche “a great friend, family member, and forever member of The Beach Boys.”

 

JUSTIN BIEBER PRESSURED TO CANCEL SAUDI ARABIA CONCERT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Justin Bieber’s performance in Saudi Arabia next month is creating international political drama. Bieber is scheduled to perform at the Formula One race in Jiddah on Dec. 5, along with ASAP Rocky, David Guetta (GET’-ah), Tiesto and Jason Derulo. Hatice Cengiz (hah-TEE’-cheh CHENG’-eez) published an open letter in The Washington Post urging Bieber to cancel. Cengiz is the fiancee of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), who was killed in 2018 by members of a team of Saudi government agents. Cengiz says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is responsible both for the killing of her fiancee and for consenting to have Bieber perform there. Bieber’s representative did not respond to requests for comment. He’s not the first to come under fire for a concert in Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi’s death. Mariah Carey brushed off calls to boycott her show there in 2018. Nicki Minaj called off her appearance there in 2019, saying she wanted to support women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression.

 

LUKE COMBS PLAYS ON THANKSGIVING
FRISCO, Tex. (AP) – Luke Combs will perform the halftime show for the Cowboys-Raiders game on Thanksgiving. His performance will be in support of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The game will air on CBS.

 

“A VERY BOY BAND HOLIDAY” WILL AIR ON ABC
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Members of ‘N Sync, New Edition, New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees and O-Town will gather together to sing holiday favorites for a special called “A Very Boy Band Holiday.” That also is the name of a new song that will be sung by ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone (fah-TOHN’) and Boyz II Men’s Wayna (wah-NAY’) Morris. “A Very Boy Band Holiday” airs Dec. 6 on ABC.

 

“GHOSTBUSTERS” SEQUEL TOPS BOX OFFICE LIST
UNDATED (AP) – Need a pre-holiday-season box office boost? Who you gonna call? For Sony, the answer was simple as a new “Ghostbusters” sequel became the nation’s top movie. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” took in $44 million in ticket sales over the weekend. That’s better than industry analysts thought it would do – and it comes for a franchise that launched nearly 40 years ago. However, the weekend’s other high-profile offering didn’t do as well. Will Smith’s “King Richard” took in just $5.7 million. In it, Smith stars as the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams.

 

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON JUSTIN BIEBER OVER UAE CONCERT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – It was supposed to be a concert. But the planned performance of Justin Bieber in Saudi Arabia set for next month is fast turning into an international controversy. The pop star is being pressured to cancel the show, which is part of the planned festivities for the kingdom’s Formula One race. Joining those calling for Bieber to back out is Hatice Cengiz (hah-TEE’-cheh CHENG’-eez), finance of slain Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi. She says Bieber calling off the show would “send a powerful message” to denounce a regime that kills its critics.

 

TRIAL ARRAIGNED FOR SUSPECTS IN KIM KARDASHIAN WEST JEWEL THEFT
PARIS (AP) – Back in 2016, Kim Kardashian West was the victim of an armed jewelry heist in Paris. Now, authorities say 12 people will stand trial over the case. The reality TV star says she was tied up at gunpoint and relieved of $10 million worth of her stuff. After five years of investigation, judges in France have ordered the case sent to trial. The suspects face a wide range of charges related to the heist. No trial date has been set. And a rep for Kardashian West declined comment.

 

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN CARNAGE SHOWN ON TV
WAUKESHA, Wisc. (AP) – Once again, bystander footage brought home the extent of another bloody tragedy to American TV screens last night and this morning. It happened in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where city officials say at least five people are dead and 40 others injured when a SUV plowed into a Christmas parade yesterday. The horror was recorded by the city’s own livestream – and by the cellphones of onlookers. Other clips showed the aftermath of the scene, with victims, pompoms, and shoes strewn along the parade route.