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Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally.

2020 CBS Christmas classics schedule: When are ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman’ on?

  Carowinds reopening, with restrictions, for ‘Taste of the Season’ event

Guitars played, made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

You can get paid $1,000 to watch hours of horror movies on Halloween night

Grammy-nominated Charlotte native DaBaby to host ‘VOTE BABY VOTE’ voter registration drive

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

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  Drive-In concerts become popular alternative to traditional concerts during pandemic

Following COVID-19 pause, film productions ramp back up in North Carolina

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

Hallmark movie casting director looking for extras for “USS Christmas”

  Belmont comic book store owner says Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is ’real-life superhero’

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

COVID-19 forces Charlotte Ballet to cancel ‘Nutcracker’ for first time, new option found

For the first time in 28 years, the Charlotte Ballet will not hold its annual seasonal performance of “Nutcracker.”

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Two new collaborations from Drake with DJ Khaled entered the charts at No. 3 and No. 8.

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

The country music industry has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked in the U.S. and around the world became a sound too loud for the genre to ignore.

  DaBaby, Thomas Davis, city leaders host discussion on police reform, systemic racism in Charlotte

Former Panther Thomas Davis pledges $100K to help bail dads out of jail for Father’s Day in Charlotte

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Grammy Awards renames controversial “urban” category

“The Bachelor” casts first black male lead, Matt James

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69.

Charlotte’s first spiked seltzery to open this summer

Charlotte is getting something new and exciting this summer - a seltzery! It’s basically like a brewery but for seltzer.

‘Scream’ sequel to film in Wilmington later this year

The “relaunch” of the iconic slasher film franchise “Scream” was officially announced on Monday and it will be filmed in the Port City.

  Neighborhood Theatre dealing with empty seats during pandemic

The Neighborhood Theatre rests in the heart of the NoDa community and has hosted numerous up and coming bands for decades. But with the pandemic shutting down many businesses the venue finds itself in real trouble.

Once postponed, Dreamville Festival 2020 is now canceled in N.C.

Event planners say the decision to cancel came after much deliberation and careful monitoring of the coronavirus situation.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

Need something to binge watch? Netflix show ‘Outer Banks’ premieres today

Escape the world we’re living in by going on a Goonies-inspired treasure hunt along the Carolina coastline

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

Garth Brooks to livestream concert on Facebook - and he’s taking requests

Country superstar Garth Brooks, along with his wife Trisha Yearwood, is holding an online, acoustic concert via Facebook on Monday, March 23.

Billy Joel’s stadium concert in Charlotte gets a new date - and it’s not until 2021

Fans who were hoping to catch Billy Joel in Charlotte next month are now going to have to wait another full year to see him at Bank of America Stadium.

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.

The Rolling Stones postpone tour due to coronavirus

Tour promoter AEG is advising concertgoers to hold onto their original tickets and wait for more information.

Aloha, Hawaii: ‘5-0’ announces end of popular ten-year CBS run

The Alex O’Loughlin-led police drama 'Hawaii Five-0′ is ending after a ten year with CBS, the network announced Friday.

Comedian Joe Rogan to make stops in Charlotte, Raleigh on his Sacred Clown Tour

Comedian Joe Rogan will make two appearances in North Carolina this summer on his Sacred Clown Tour, promoter Live Nation Carolinas announced Tuesday.

The Weeknd coming to Charlotte in July on ‘After Hours’ world tour

Grammy-winning singer The Weeknd has announced that he will be coming to Charlotte in July as part of his ‘After Hours’ world tour.

Steph Curry’s latest Hollywood flick debuts in theaters soon. Here’s where to see it.

NBA star Steph Curry’s latest Hollywood movie will play in select theaters in his hometown of Charlotte.

  NASCAR steps into the world of eSports

A young man hit the virtual Daytona racetrack Tuesday in the kickoff to the 2020 eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series.

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” keeps rolling, certified eight times platinum

Country singer Darius Rucker was surprised to learn that his song “Wagon Wheel” is now among the top five most popular country songs ever.

  S.C. native takes mom to Oscars after receiving nod for song from the film Harriet

At just 25 years-old, Cheraw native Joshuah Brian Campbell, was nominated for Best Original Song for co-writing the anthem “Stand Up” from the movie Harriet.

Backstreet Boys coming to Charlotte this fall

The Backstreet Boys DNA 2020 World Tour will come to Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion on September 22, following last year’s sold out North American tour.

It’s official: Rolling Stones are coming to Charlotte’s BofA Stadium. Find out when.

After a couple of days of teasing, it’s now official: The Rolling Stones on Thursday morning revealed that their critically acclaimed “No Filter Tour” will return to North America for a 15-city run in 2020, and Charlotte is on the list.

It sure looks like the Rolling Stones will be coming to BofA Stadium this year

A gigantic pair of red lips appeared on the video board inside Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte Monday afternoon.

Justin Timberlake posts Instagram tribute to longtime friend Kobe Bryant

A day after retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a California helicopter crash, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake memorialized the legend on Instagram, recounting their years-long friendship that started when they were teenagers.

Report: ‘National Treasure 3’ is happening

The scriptwriter will reportedly be the man behind “Bad Boys for Life.”

  Charlotte’s own Elevator Jay represents southern rap with his own twist

WBTV stopped by Elevator Jay’s studio to learn more about his style, his inspiration and the story behind his name.

  DJ Chuck T educates, provides opportunities for Carolina artists in the music industry

Chuck T’s goal isn’t just to help artists get to the top, it’s to teach them the ins and outs of the business.

Cardi B’s pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

Her announcement in a tweet on Friday criticized the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iran’s top commander and sent Middle East tensions soaring.

Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released

Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles” will be released on Jan. 17.

Wrestler Ric Flair ‘so happy, so proud’ about daughter Charlotte Flair’s engagement

Wrestling legend Ric Flair is celebrating the engagement of his WWE wrestling star daughter Charlotte Flair to fellow WWE champion “Andrade.”

  Charlotte rapper DaBaby released from jail after arrest in Miami, posts on Instagram

On Monday, Jan. 6, he posted a message to Instagram regarding the Miami incident.

Jimmy Buffett is returning to Charlotte in April. Hopefully, the weather will be nice.

Parrotheads can finally celebrate again: After skipping Charlotte last spring, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to PNC Music Pavilion on Saturday, April 25, as part of his “Slack Tide Tour.”

Mariah Carey becomes first artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in four different decades

Mariah Carey has officially become the first artist to hit No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in four different decades, the outlet announced on Monday.

Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

The free event in downtown Columbia starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m.

  Expect crowds ‘tripled’ in size, road closures in uptown on New Year’s Eve

If you’re planning on taking on the town for New Year's Eve night, or planning on participating in Belk Bowl festivities during the day, expect crowds to be larger than normal.

  CMPD launches internal affairs investigation after rapper DaBaby cited for marijuana

DaBaby, a popular rap artist from Charlotte, was cited on Monday evening after police say he was found with marijuana following a local concert.

Justin Bieber to bring tour to Columbia in 2020

Justin Bieber is coming to Columbia in 2020.

  DaBaby gives gifts to 200 kids in Charlotte before Christmas

It was a dream come true for dozens of families, as DaBaby stepped in to give Christmas gifts to 200 children in Charlotte Monday afternoon. While the rapper is getting more famous by the minute, he hasn’t forgotten about his hometown.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and more bringing ‘The Stadium Tour’ to Charlotte in 2020

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are bringing their star-studded tour to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in the summer of 2020.

BofA Stadium adds second concert to spring 2020 schedule and it’s a country megastar

The Carolina Panthers and Bank of America Stadium are delivering on a promise they made two months ago: to start bringing more major concerts to uptown Charlotte’s biggest venue.

Harrison Ford tapped to play Durham’s Mike Peterson in new ‘Staircase’ series

The Staircase,” available on Netflix, tells the story of Michael Peterson’s murder trial in the death of his wife Kathleen, who was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the back staircase in the couple’s Durham home in December 2001.

  Oprah Winfrey bringing star-studded wellness tour to Charlotte

Oprah Winfrey will be joined by a rock-star line up on her wellness arena tour, which is coming to Charlotte.

Charlotte rapper DaBaby gets music industry respect with his first Grammy nominations

The rising star of Charlotte-based rapper DaBaby has officially gone legit with news that he earned two Grammy nominations.

‘Baby Shark Live!’ is coming to the Carolinas

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‘The Price is Right Live’ coming to NC

Come on down! The Price is Right, the popular game show will be in North Carolina in 2020!

Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

One Christmas aficionado will get $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark movies by Christmas Day.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

Disney+ puts warning for “outdated cultural depictions” in some of its classic movies

Some of the movies - many of which were originally released in the 1940s and 1950s - contain scenes that would now be considered racist, offensive or inaccurate.

Parking reservations launched around Spectrum Center

On Monday, Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced a partnership with ParkMobile that will let Spectrum Center guests find and reserve parking in advance at seven lots near the arena.

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

The company is reportedly spending $6 billion on content to get you to sign up for the $4.99 a month service.

It’s a Halloween miracle: My Chemical Romance announces reunion show

The band’s first concert in seven years will be Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

‘Don’t stop believing!’ Journey announces Charlotte stop on 2020 tour

You read the headline correctly - legendary rock band Journey is coming to Charlotte next year!

Casting call: New movie starring Russell Crowe needs extras

Cameras will start rolling in November on a new Russell Crowe film.

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week.

Netflix announces it will crack down on password sharing in the future

Netflix is looking to crack down on sharing account passwords in the future.

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

To be fair, at 64, the elder Van Halen is less recognizable than he was at the height of his career in the 1980s.