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Bollywood singer Hariharan and tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh during the launch of their album ‘Ishq- Songs of Love’ at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai.

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Back in the day, performing standards in music videos for female popstars were set impossibly high by Beyonce and Shakira—whose hips spoke only the truth. They both branched off to meatier roles as the years passed. A personal high for Beyonce was her standout set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, in 2018—a rousing celebration of freedom and the beauty of Black culture. ‘Beychella’, as her act came to be known, was documented in the 2019 concert movie Homecoming, directed and produced by Beyonce herself. Now, before a fiery sky painted as if by Munch, she appeals to our senses the old way, amidst a valley of Alpine flowers, in a latex swimsuit from her active wear brand. Subtract those weird silver spectacles, and we readily recognise the sylph that made cable TV so enticing.

Supporters of rap singer Pablo Hasél demonstrate condemning his arrest in Barcelona, Spain. Violent street protests have erupted in some Spanish cities after police arrested a rapper who resisted imprisonment and has portrayed his case as a fight for free speech.

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Sufi singer and BJP MP Hans Raj Hans performs during 39th anniversary celebrations of Bharat Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Singer Sonu Nigam meets Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

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Singer Sonu Nigam visits Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya.

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Punjabi singer Sonia Mann speaks at farmers' protest at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border, in New Delhi.

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Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal performs at farmers protest at Delhi-UP Ghazipur border, in New Delhi.

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Punjabi singers Kanwar Grewal, Hard Cheema Vadhesh and Sonia Mann perform during their visit to Ghazipur border to support farmers protesting against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad.

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Punjabi singer Sonia Mann during her visit to Ghazipur border to support farmers protesting against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad.

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There is an age to be attained before one is considered ‘ageless’. The highlight of the American Music Awards proved, to our immense satisfaction, the truth behind our homespun truism. It came in the shimmering, striated, stippled vision of a throb our teenage years—Jennifer Lopez. There she was, in a black and sheer catsuit and a new, shorter hairdo, writhing, gyrating, splitting the stage in half with a single, gymnastic throw, moving in and out of the ingeniously cast shadows, overshadowing everyone else. Her unequal partner in the rendition of Pa Ti and Lonely was Colombian singer Maluma—not the lumpy thing the name suggests, but quite a pistol himself. More to the point, at 51, J. Lo fully “freaked out” ABC censors with her free expression. That’s iconic.

Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota (C) along with singers Leena Bose (R) and Sanjeevani Bhelande (L) during a photo shoot ahead of 'Diwali' at Jalota's house, Dadar in Mumbai.

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Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota (C) along with singers Leena Bose (R) and Sanjeevani Bhelande (L) during a photo shoot ahead of 'Diwali' at Jalota's house, Dadar in Mumbai. --(PTI09-11-2020_000202B)

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People pay floral tribute on the statue of legendary singer late Bhupen Hazarika on his 9th death anniversary at Prasanti Udyan, in Guwahati.

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Is this the richest cub couple to have a baby daughter this year? Possibly, but singer Zayn Malik, 27, and 25-year-old supermodel Gigi Hadid’s girl opened her account with gifts from influential Magis: her white Versace outfit was from “auntie @ Donatella Versace”, while the light pink satin blanket was made by “auntie Taylor Swift”. If your mind is wandering off that flashy photo of the two showstoppers, thinking that a homespun blanket is kinda in line with the crisp, easy, twee buoyancy of her lyrics, you’re probably right: before this effort, Taylor had just embroidered a blanket for Katy Perry’s infant daughter Daisy.

Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Daughter Pallavi Balasubrahmanyam and son SP Charan mourn near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals as her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam along with her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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SP Charan, son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, at a private hospital, after his father passed away at the age of 74 due to COVID-19, in Chennai.

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SP Charan, son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam along with family members arrives at a private hospital, after his father passed away at the age of 74 due to COVID-19, in Chennai.

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In this file photo, playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam at the audio launch of movie "Kanithan" in Chennai. Balasubrahmanyam, who was admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai, passed away at the age of 74.

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In this file photo, playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam receives the 'Great Son of the Soil' award at the All India Conference of Intellectuals in Hyderabad. Balasubrahmanyam, who was admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai, passed away at the age of 74.

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In this file photo, playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam with former President Pratibha Patil during Padma Awards 2011 ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Balasubrahmanyam, who was admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai, passed away at the age of 74.

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We’ve followed her through her highs—the startling irruption of the Catholic schoolgirl, the maddening successes, scintillatingly titillating stage shows, the teen icondom blooming into adulthood. The lows too—substance abuse, garishpools of unhinged behaviour, marriages and divorces (with 55 hours in between one set). Still, Britney Spears kept up her claims to the diva club through chat-scorchers; in between, she was young mom to two boys, Sean and Jayden, both, unbelievably, teenagers. Though their dad Kevin Federline retains 70 per cent of their custody, the boys here have a day out with their star mom. “I love you both to the moon and back,” she writes. Future girlfriends have their task cut out to better that one!

Singer Levante poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Notturno' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy,.

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Singer Elodie poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Anyone young and comely can ‘go’ in a well-cut, gorgeous Valentino evening gown. But true style divas are of a different make—possessing the ability to shock, the willingness to take risks and the confidence to turn even a suit of sack into style. Our pre-eminent fashionista is Lady Gaga, who can breathe pulsating life into idiosyncratic haute couture—a meat dress, a layer-peeling dress, outfits feathery, billowy, flouncy, spirally, wiry, often with stunning collars and headgear that’d shame even the boldest toffs ever to have rocked Ascot. Every red carpet arrival of stars is a Gaga event. At the 2020 MTV VMAs, she wears a fish bowl on her head, while a dress purportedly of silver foil stiffly opens out at the front and back. And she wears that look, daring you to flinch.

Noted-singer and music composer Anup Jalota poses with models during a photo shoot for a matrimony website ‘betabetimatrimony.com’, at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai.

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Noted-singer and music composer Anup Jalota celebrates his 67th birthday at his house, in Mumbai.

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Singer Mika Singh is seen at Versova Kabrastan during the last rites of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away battling a neuroendocrine tumour at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, in Mumbai.

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Katy Perry performs before the start of the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne.

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Katy Perry performs before the start of the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne.

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Katy Perry performs before the start of the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match against Between Australia and India in Melbourne.

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Playback singer Kailash Kher performs during the closing ceremony of International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh.

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Ozuna performs at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara coliseum in Vina del Mar, Chile.

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Lizzo performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London.

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Billie Eilish poses for photographers upon arrival at Brit Awards 2020 in London.

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Mabel performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London.

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Singer Justine Skye attends the world premiere of "The Photograph" at the SVA Theatre in New York.

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Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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They came, they shimmied, they wowed. And how! When Jenny from the block pole-danced, crowd-surfed and knee-slided with the Colombian she wolf, they restored the evanescing glory of the Super Bowl Half Time show. With a dizzying 20 songs in 12 minutes, the rapturous rush that Shakira, 43, and Jennifer Lopez, 50, unleashed could give millennials yet another quarter-life crisis.

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Katy Perry, right, and Natasha Poonawalla, listen as Britain's Charles, Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust, gives a speech as he attends a reception for supporters of the British Asian Trust in London.

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Jennifer Lopez, right, performs with Colombian reggaeton singer J. Balvin during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Jennifer Lopez performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Anderson .Paak accepts the award for best R&B album for "Ventura" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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H.E.R. arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Misty Copeland, center, performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, the Creator performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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FKA twigs, left, and Usher perform during a Prince tribute at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Lilly Singh gives out candy from her purse as she arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Camila Cabello performs "First Man" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Ariana Grande, center, performs a medley at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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YG, left, and DJ Khaled perform during a tribute in honor of the late Nipsey Hussle at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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H.E.R. performs "Sometimes" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Jonas, from left, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, arrive at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, The Creator poses in the press room with the award for best rap album for "Igor" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Gary Clark Jr. poses in the press room with the awards for best rock song, best rock performance and best contemporary blues album for "This Land", at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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The family of the late Nipsey Hussle, Margaret Boutte, Emani Asghedom, Samantha Smith and Lauren London pose in the press room on behalf of Nipsey Hussle with the award for best rap performance for "Racks in the Middle" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Lizzo, center, performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Dan + Shay pose in the press room with the award for best country duo/group performance for "Speechless" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Cage the Elephant poses in the press room with the award for best rock album for "Social Cues" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Alicia Keys, from left, and Dua Lipa present Billie Eilish with the award for best new artist at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Davey Faragher, from left, Elvis Costello, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve of Elvis Costello & The Imposters, pose in the press room with the award for best traditional pop vocal album for "Look Now" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Billie Eilish, left, and Finneas O'Connell accept the award for album of the year for "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Looking on at right is presenter LL Cool J.

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DJ Khaled poses in the press room with the award for best rap/sung performance for "Higher" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Jonas, left, and Danielle Jonas arrive at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Rosalia accepts the award for best Latin rock, urban, or alternative album for "El Mal Querer" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Singer Zubeen Garg with All Assam Students Union (AASU) chief advisor Samujjal Bhattcharjya and AASU President Dipankar Kumar Nath and other artists from different part of Assam play traditional instruments during the 'Ran Singa' protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), in Guwahati.

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Members of South Korean K-Pop group Twice pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea.

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Zara Larsson performs at Y100's Jingle Ball at BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Florida.

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Nick Jonas, from left, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform at Y100's Jingle Ball at BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Florida.

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Singer Mariah Carey participates in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of her single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in New York.

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Rapper Cardi B arrives at Queens Criminal Court on charges stemming from an 2018 fight at a Queens strip club in New York. Prosecutors obtained a felony indictment in June.

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Camila Cabello performs during the B96 Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

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Katy Perry performs during the 2019 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Singer Camila Cabello attends the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

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Actress-singer Lea Michele participates in the Empire State Building's 2019 holiday light show kickoff in New York.

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Singers Rihanna, left, and ASAP Rocky pose for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London.

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Cher performs during the "Here We Go Again," tour at the United Center in Chicago.

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Everyone who’s hurt those sharply slanted eyes, spurned those ruby-red lips, has had cause to reg­ret. For over a decade now, Taylor Swift has turned all heartbreaks and slurs into award-winning lyrics—everything is grist to her songwriting mill. The result is 29 wins at the American Music Awards (six this year, and five more than Michael Jackson managed). Plus fanatical fans would rejoice at her being named both artist of the year and that of the decade. If these boys are asking her to ‘shake it off’, they’ll have cause for regret.

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Litzy arrives at the 47th International Emmy Awards gala at the Hilton Hotel in New York.

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Lil Nas X accepts the award for favorite rap/hip-hop song for "Old Town Road" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift, winner of the artist of the decade award, performs a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Dua Lipa performs "Don't Start Now" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Shania Twain performs a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Halsey performs "Graveyard" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Dua Lipa performs "Don't Start Now" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Toni Braxton performs "Unbreak My Heart" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Kesha, left, and Big Freedia perform a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift, left, winner of the artist of the year award, and Shania Twain are seen at the conclusion of the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Singer J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City.

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Ramzan Khan, father of Feroze Khan, whose appointment as professor in the Sanskrit Department of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has triggered protests, sings bhajans at a temple near Jaipur.

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Gayle King, left, and Bebe Rexha participate in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations press conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York.

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Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves attends the premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show," at Metrograph, in New York.

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International Pop star Katy Perry arrives at Karan Johar's residence for a welcome bash hosted for the former, in Mumbai.

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Singer-songwriter Maren Morris poses in the press room with the album of the year award at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Host Ricky Martin speaks at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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