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Apple Music Award winners named

Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer.

Apple announced Monday that Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" has been named album of the year. Eilish and her brother Finneas will also receive songwriter of the year honors.

Eilish will perform a live-streamed concert from the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday.

Lizzo has been named the breakthrough artist of the year.

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is the company's pick for song of the year.

The company says its album and song of the year honors are determined by streams on its Apple Music service. Other awards are determined by Apple Music's editorial team.

James Taylor to perform at Fenway Park

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James Taylor & His All-Star Band will make a comeback to Fenway Park.

The singer-songwriter is set to headline at the home of the Boston Redsox on June 21 with Grammy Award-winning singers Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin opening the show.

Taylor grew up in Massachusetts and North Carolina and had attracted enough admirers by the late 1960s to get signed to the Beatles' Apple label.

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The performance will be Taylor's return to the iconic ballpark after singing the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2018 World Series and a concert alongside Bonnie Raitt in August 2017.

The concert is part of his 2020 tour that kicks off in April.

Presale tickets went on sale starting Tuesday and will open to the public on Friday.

The Who marks 40 years since tragic concert

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The rock band The Who plans an announcement marking the 40th anniversary of a Cincinnati concert, where 11 fans died.

No details were made public. Guitarist Pete Townshend recently told The Associated Press the band plans to return to Cincinnati for the first time since the 1979 tragedy.

The band's announcement is expected after WCPO-TV in Cincinnati airs a Tuesday night documentary featuring interviews with Townshend and vocalist Roger Daltrey.

Some two dozen other people were injured Dec. 3, 1979, in a stampede after confusion and lack of preparation for fans who waited hours to make a run for first-come seats.

Three of the 11 killed were from the Cincinnati suburb of Finneytown. Daltrey visited a Finneytown memorial site in 2018 and the band has supported a memorial scholarship effort there.

Today's birthdays: Game-show host Wink Martindale is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Jr. ("The Beverly Hillbillies") is 82. Singer Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes is 71. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 64. Actress Marisa Tomei is 55. Rapper Jay-Z is 50. Country singer Lila McCann is 38. Actress Scarlett Estevez ("Lucifer") is 12.

— The Associated Press


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