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Madonna called out for paying tribute to Aretha Franklin with story about herself

Madonna called out for paying tribute to Aretha Franklin with story about herself

(CNN) - Madonna's attempt to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin on MTV's Video Music Awards has some viewers calling out the singer for d-i-s-r-e-s-p-e-c-t.Madonna appeared at the VMAs on Monday to pr ... Continue Reading
'The Hills' are returning to MTV

'The Hills' are returning to MTV

(CNN) - Apparently, the rest will no longer be unwritten.During Monday's MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced "The Hills" will be returning to MTV in 2019 with a slightly new name: "The H ... Continue Reading
MTV VMAs 2018: See the complete list of winners

MTV VMAs 2018: See the complete list of winners

(CNN) - The moon people have landed.

MTV Video Music Awards is about to get underway and that means a slew of artists will get to walk away from the night with the show's iconic statue -- which underwent a name change last year -- in hand.

Check back for updates on the winners in the list below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande -- "No Tears Left to Cry"

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana" *WINNER

The Carters -- "APES**T"

Childish Gambino -- "This Is America"

Drake -- "God's Plan"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello *WINNER

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana"

Drake -- "God's Plan"

Dua Lipa -- "New Rules"

Ed Sheeran -- "Perfect"

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage -- "rockstar" *WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bazzi

Cardi B *WINNER

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line -- "Meant to Be"

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B -- "Finesse (Remix)"

The Carters -- "APES**T"

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B -- "Dinero" *WINNER

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"

N.E.R.D & Rihanna -- "Lemon"

BEST POP

Ariana Grande -- "No Tears Left to Cry" *WINNER

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug -- "Havana"

Demi Lovato -- "Sorry Not Sorry"

Ed Sheeran -- "Perfect"

Pink -- "What About Us"

Shawn Mendes -- "In My Blood"

BEST HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. 21 Savage -- "Bartier Cardi"

The Carters -- "APES**T"

Drake -- "God's Plan"

J. Cole -- "ATM"

Migos ft. Drake -- "Walk It Talk It"

Nicki Minaj -- "Chun-Li" *WINNER

BEST LATIN

Daddy Yankee -- "Dura"

J Balvin, Willy William -- "Mi Gente" *WINNER

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B -- "Dinero"

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato -- "Échame La Culpa"

Maluma -- "Felices los 4"

Shakira ft. Maluma -- "Chantaje"

BEST DANCE

Avicii ft. Rita Ora -- "Lonely Together" *WINNER

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa -- "One Kiss"

The Chainsmokers -- "Everybody Hates Me"

David Guetta & Sia -- "Flames"

Marshmello ft. Khalid -- "Silence"

Zedd & Liam Payne -- "Get Low (Street Video)"

BEST ROCK

Fall Out Boy -- "Champion"

Foo Fighters -- "The Sky Is a Neighborhood"

Imagine Dragons -- "Whatever It Takes" *WINNER

Linkin Park -- "One More Light"

Panic! at the Disco -- "Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

Thirty Seconds to Mars -- "Walk on Water"

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Childish Gambino -- "This Is America" *WINNER

Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges -- "Liberated"

Drake -- 'God's Plan"

Janelle Monáe -- "PYNK"

Jessie Reyez -- "Gatekeeper"

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Alessia Cara -- "Growing Pains" -- Cinematography by Pau Castejón

Ariana Grande -- "No Tears Left to Cry" -- Cinematography by Scott Cunningham

The Carters -- "APES**T" -- Cinematography by Benoit Debie *WINNER

Childish Gambino -- "This Is America" -- mcDJ / RCA Records -- Cinematography by Larkin Seiple

Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran -- "River" -- Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller

Shawn Mendes -- "In My Blood" -- Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION

The Carters -- "APES**T" -- Directed by Ricky Saix

Childish Gambino -- "This Is America" -- Directed by Hiro Murai *WINNER

Drake -- "God's Plan" -- Directed by Karena Evans

Ed Sheeran -- "Perfect" -- Directed by Jason Koenig

Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton -- "Say Something" -- Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.

Shawn Mendes -- "In My Blood" -- Directed by Jay Martin

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Carters -- "APES**T" -- Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue *WINNER

Childish Gambino -- "This Is America" -- Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday

J. Cole -- "ATM" -- Art Direction by Miles Mullin

Janelle Monáe -- "Make Me Feel" -- Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen

SZA -- "The Weekend" -- Art Direction by SZA and Solange

Taylor Swift -- "Look What You Made Me Do" -- Art Direction by Brett Hess

Jennifer Lopez rocks VMAs with journey through her musical past

Jennifer Lopez rocks VMAs with journey through her musical past

(CNN) - Jenny from the block is now a part of MTV history. Jennifer Lopez on Monday accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, with a rousing ... Continue Reading
Logic puts immigrant families center stage at VMAs

Logic puts immigrant families center stage at VMAs

(CNN) - Rapper Logic used his time on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to spotlight immigrant families and protest the Trump administration's immigration policy that led to the separation of thous ... Continue Reading
New York Times: Asia Argento, #MeToo leader, paid sexual assault accuser

New York Times: Asia Argento, #MeToo leader, paid sexual assault accuser

(CNN) - Actress and filmmaker Asia Argento has found herself on the other side of the #MeToo conversation.The New York Times reported Sunday that months after publicly accusing Harvey Weinstein of ... Continue Reading
MTV VMAs 2018: What we know about music's most unpredictable show

MTV VMAs 2018: What we know about music's most unpredictable show

(CNN) - The occasionally controversial and always unpredictable MTV Video Music Awards will be presented Monday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall.From Beyoncé and Cardi B to J-Lo and Jay- ... Continue Reading
#MeToo founder says 'there is no model survivor' after Asia Argento report

#MeToo founder says 'there is no model survivor' after Asia Argento report

(CNN) - The woman who created the #MeToo movement is calling on her fellow activists to press forward in light of news that one of the group's most prominent voices, Asia Argento, allegedly paid off ... Continue Reading
'Crazy Rich Asians' proves Asian men can be leading men

'Crazy Rich Asians' proves Asian men can be leading men

(CNN) - We don't want to spoil "Crazy Rich Asians" for you, but the male lead, Henry Golding, is pretty hot.So much so that there is one particular scene that moviegoers can't stop talking about ( ... Continue Reading
Winona Ryder says she and Keanu Reeves got married during 'Dracula'

Winona Ryder says she and Keanu Reeves got married during 'Dracula'

(CNN) - But are they registered anywhere?Winona Ryder says she and Keanu Reeves may have tied the knot for real in Romania while filming "Bram Stoker's Dracula" in 1992. "We actually got marrie ... Continue Reading
Nick Jonas makes it official, calls Priyanka Chopra 'future Mrs. Jonas'

Nick Jonas makes it official, calls Priyanka Chopra 'future Mrs. Jonas'

(CNN) - "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love."And with those words, musician Nick Jonas confirmed Saturday that he's officially engaged to "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra. His future bride sha ... Continue Reading
Tribute concert for Aretha Franklin in the works 'months' before her death

Tribute concert for Aretha Franklin in the works 'months' before her death

(CNN) - Aretha Franklin's life and legacy will be honored with a tribute concert later this fall.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN that music producer Clive Davis had been planning a concert in Franklin's honor for "several months" before her death on Thursday.

The tentatively titled "Clive Davis Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin" is set to take place November 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Following Franklin's death at the age of 76 on Thursday, Davis told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm absolutely devastated by Aretha's passing. She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness."

Details on the lineup for have yet to be announced. The event will be produced in partnership with Live Nation.

CNN has contacted Davis's representatives for comment.

Franklin, dubbed the Queen of Soul, died at her Detroit home surrounded by family and friends.

The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit," the family statement said.

The funeral for Franklin will be held August 31 in Detroit, according to the singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

(CNN) - The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held August 31 in Detroit, according to the singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. The service, for family and friends, will be held at 10 a.m. ET tha ... Continue Reading
How Aretha Franklin blew open the doors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for black women

How Aretha Franklin blew open the doors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for black women

(CNN) - In 1987, Aretha Franklin made history as the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And in doing so, she set the stage for generations of female artists -- more specifically, female African American artists.

Of the 55 other legendary female performers who have walked in her stead -- as solo acts or girl groups or members of some of the biggest bands in music history -- more than half have been African American.

As of 2018, 32 of the 56 female Hall of Famers are black women. They also accounted for the first 13 female honorees -- from Aretha's history-making moment in 1987 to the induction of R&B pioneer Etta James in 1993.

"Aretha, your music set a standard for every single lady in this industry to rise to," Gladys Knight wrote after Franklin's passing. Knight was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1996.

The long line of legendary women to follow in Franklin's Hall of Fame footsteps include members of Motown royalty, like Diana Ross, The Supremes, and Martha and the Vandellas.

They included all-girl groups like The Shirelles and the Ronettes.

They include Franklin's contemporaries, like Etta James.

And Nina Simone, the Hall's newest female inductee this year.

The day of Aretha's passing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame paid tribute to her impact, not only on the music world, but on their institution.

"Lady Soul," they wrote on Twitter. "The first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin was an artist of passion, sophistication and command, whose recordings remained anthems that defined soul music. Long live the Queen."

Women who sang and worked alongside Frankling recalled a singular talent, who was as much a hero as she was a fellow performer.

Bonnie Raitt, who was inducted in 2000, told CNN's Jake Tapper Aretha was an "incredible inspiration."

"For me, I was about 16 or so when I first heard her," Raitt said. "And those first two albums of hers...completely influenced my singing and my style as well as my feelings for what it was to be a woman...and learn about men and heartache and about resilience and respect."

While Aretha's triumphs set the stage for generations of black female artists, and female artists in general, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is still a narrow and overwhelmingly male mark of achievement. Of the more than 200 individual performers and groups currently in the Hall of Fame, only 37 are female performers or groups featuring female performers.

What it was like to work with Aretha Franklin

What it was like to work with Aretha Franklin

(CNN) - LaJoyce Brookshire has one word for what it was like to work for Aretha Franklin.Excellence."I learned how to operate in excellence and with excellence," Brookshire told CNN. "She deman ... Continue Reading
Janet Jackson releases first new music in three years

Janet Jackson releases first new music in three years

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The final days of Aretha Franklin

The final days of Aretha Franklin

(CNN) - Aretha Franklin's life ended with the legendary singer comforted by loved ones, her family and friends say.Franklin's nephew Vaughn Franklin told CNN she was "surrounded by a lot of love" ... Continue Reading
'The Last Sharknado' serves up stale buffet of warmed-over gags

'The Last Sharknado' serves up stale buffet of warmed-over gags

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Ariana Grande's emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin

Ariana Grande's emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin

(CNN) - Ariana Grande shed a few tears Thursday as she honored Aretha Franklin.The "No More Tears Left to Cry" singer performed an emotional rendition of "Natural Woman" with house band The Roots ... Continue Reading
Korean American singer buys out 'Crazy Rich Asians' screening to secure a #GoldOpen

Korean American singer buys out 'Crazy Rich Asians' screening to secure a #GoldOpen

(CNN) - Singer Eric Nam and his brothers Eddie Nam and Brian Nam wanted to help ensure the box office success of "Crazy Rich Asians" in its opening week -- so they bought out an entire screening at a ... Continue Reading

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