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A graphic displaying the many celebrities who attended the 2024 Grammys. ILLUSTRATED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB/THE STATESMAN

The good, bad and surprising moments at the 2024 Grammys

Laura Ladekarl February 17, 2024
On Sunday, Feb. 4, comedian Trevor Noah hosted the 66th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which was filled with exciting wins and even some drama. 
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Some Kanye West fans celebrate Donda – others are still confused

Some Kanye West fans celebrate “Donda” – others are still confused

Isaac Saia Gluck September 10, 2021
Kanye West, unquestionably one of the most important musicians of our generation and a proponent of the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity, released his 10th studio album, "Donda," following multiple extravagant and dramatic listening parties.
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Kanye West DONDA album by Louise Bourgeois. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Kanye West finally releases “Donda” album

Amaya McDonald August 29, 2021
The highly anticipated album was originally scheduled for release on July 22. In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, West moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia where he held two album listening events over the summer. 
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The cover art for Entrepreneur by Pharrell Williams featuring Jay-Z. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z support and empower Black business owners with their new song and music video, “Entrepreneur”

Amaya McDonald August 30, 2020
Pharrell and Jay-Z's new song "Entrepreneur," produced by The Neptunes, stresses the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses and encourages aspiring Black entrepreneurs to take risks.
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Cover for Jesus is King, by Kanye West. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” is different but still controversial

Isabelle Panza November 3, 2019
Kanye West's new album is nothing short of controversy despite his new apparent lease on life. "Jesus is King" released on Oct. 25.
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Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts annual Party in the Garden benefit in 2011. The rapper has recently taken to Twitter to express his support of President Donald Trump, warranting a mixed response from his fans. JASON PERSSE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Kanye West’s free thought deviates from reality

Thomas James May 6, 2018
Within the last month, Kanye West has made several statements that shun reality. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the two biggest narcissists in the country support each other.
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Kanye West announced at the VMAs he will be running for the 2020 Presidency. PHOTO CREDITS: Jason Persse

Yes to Yeezus for President in 2020

Maurice Abernathy September 9, 2015
"Don’t laugh. All things considered, Kanye West is a viable presidential candidate — he is a self-made African American entrepreneur and a humanistic visionary."
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PHOTO CREDIT : BRENNAN SCHNELL

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” falls short of expectations

Kunal Kohli February 19, 2015
After the release of his critically acclaimed album, "Nothing Was The Same," the hype for another release by Drake was at an all-time high.
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Timberlake coasts on experience in “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”

Jon Winkler October 2, 2013
Although part one of “20/20” was a throwback record mixed with the futuristic beats of Timberlake’s longtime collaborator Timbaland, it still was an impressive departure from the European flavored sound of Timberlake’s pre-hiatus hit “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” With part two of “20/20”, Timberlake and Timbaland made something that people would have expected from the duo after “FutureSex."
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