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NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its newest class of inductees on Wednesday morning: 16 artists and groups ranging from the reigning monarch of the billionaire boys club, Jay-Z, to the pioneering women of new wave group The Go-Go's, to the queen of rock and roll herself, Tina Turner.

The 2021 nominees also include Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will make history during Wednesday's inauguration: Biden will become the oldest president in American history, while Harris will be the first Black woman and the first Asian American to hold the office of vice president.

Musicians from all genres plan to greet the Biden-Harris administration, with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Earth, Wind & Fire, John Legend and more. The complete list of performances is below.

It's a Christmas miracle long in the making — Playboi Carti released his oft-delayed second studio album, Whole Lotta Red, in the early hours of Friday.

After dropping "@MEH" and an accompanying music video in April, his first solo work in two years, Carti teased fans with the album by tweeting, "i hAv3 a gift 4 u :0" on Dec. 2. He officially announced Whole Lotta Red's release date with an album cover and preorder link via Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 22.

Eternal Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album, Good News, in the early hours of Friday.

The reigning queen of trap-mumble-soaring-vocal pop has returned, releasing her new album, positions, in the early hours of Friday.

After a relatively and predictably quiet year — outside of her "Rain on Me" collab with Lady Gaga and January performance at the Grammy Awards — Grande surprised fans when she tweeted "[I] can't wait to give u my album this month" on Oct. 14.

After she released "Commander in Chief," an overt anti-Trump protest anthem co-written with Julia Michaels, Finneas, Justin Tranter and Eren Cannata, Demi Lovato delivered an emotional performance of the single at the Billboard Music Awards, telecast Wednesday night.

Jack White will perform as Saturday Night Live's musical guest on Oct. 10, a last-minute replacement of country singer Morgan Wallen, who was previously booked and was dismissed for violating COVID-19 safety protocols.

On NBC's Today, SNL creator Lorne Michaels said that White would perform on tomorrow night's show, along with comic Bill Burr as host and possible surprise guests.

Megan Thee Stallion used her performance on Saturday Night Live's season premiere to criticize Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron for failing to deliver justice for Breonna Taylor.

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