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The 10 best rock albums of 2020, ranked

We ranked the best rock albums released in 2020. My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall II” took our top spot. Bob Dylan’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter to You” rounded out our top three. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Although concerts and festivals were cancelled because of […]
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The CMA responded to speculation its indoor awards violated protocol after country icon Charley Pride’s death from COVID-19 complications

Charley Pride, the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Saturday at the age of 86 from coronavirus-related complications, the Associated Press reported. Pride’s last performance was at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) live televised event in Nashville on November 11. Following his death, musicians […]
The CMA responded to speculation its indoor awards violated protocol after country icon Charley Pride’s death from COVID-19 complications
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Here are the artists, albums, and songs we couldn’t stop listening to this year

The annual release of Spotify Wrapped inspired Insider’s biggest music fans to compare notes. Taylor Swift was the most common appearance in our top artists and songs, especially tracks from her newest album “Folklore.” We loved songs like The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Chloe x Halle’s “Do It,” and Dua Lipa’s […]
Here are the artists, albums, and songs we couldn’t stop listening to this year
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Here are the 2020 American Music Awards winners

ABC aired the 2020 American Music Awards live on Sunday, November 22, from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Taraji P. Henson hosted the show, welcoming performers like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Bady Bunny, and Megan Thee Stallion. Keep reading to see the full list of nominees and winners from […]
Here are the 2020 American Music Awards winners
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How Eddie Van Halen revolutionised rock guitar-playing forever

Guitar god and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen died on Tuesday at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Throughout his five decades as lead guitarist of the rock band Van Halen, Eddie’s virtuosic and at times histrionic playing defined a generation of […]
How Eddie Van Halen revolutionised rock guitar-playing forever
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The 45 best music videos of 2020, ranked

Insider ranked the 45 best music videos released in 2020. “Already” by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, and Major Lazer took the top spot. “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé, “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, and “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles […]
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The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough

On Wednesday, the Grammy Awards announced that its “urban contemporary” album category will now be called “progressive R&B.” The move comes after Republic Records announced it would stop using the term “urban” to describe “departments, employee titles and music genres.” While it’s true that “urban” is an antiquated and inadequate […]
The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough