RuPaul has become the first drag queen to be awarded a Hollywood star. Jane Fonda, who RuPaul emulated as a child, made the introduction. “This is absolutely the most important moment in my professional career,” he said in his acceptance speech.
At last night’s Grammys, singer Janelle Monae gave a poignant speech for Time’s Up: “We say time’s up for pay inequality. Time’s up for discrimination. Time’s up for harassment of any kind.” Before the show, she Tweeted that 90.7% of 2013-2018 nominees have been male.
Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-jazz or classical artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album ‘Damn,’ released in April 2017. The organization praised Lamar’s music for its "affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."
Selena Gomez, who became sick due to complications from lupus, shared details of the life-saving kidney transplant she received from a friend. “I had arthritis. My kidneys were shutting down. My mentality was just to keep going,” she said on the NBC's Today Show.