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Beyoncé accepts best dance/electronic music album for RENAISSANCE during the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. The prize gave her 32 Grammys, the most of any artist in the awards' history. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Beyoncé, accepting the Best R&B Performance award during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles in March 2021. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The Economics of the Grammys, Explained

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Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn, and Nikki Amuka-Bird in M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Knock at the Cabin. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Sofia Oxenham and Máiréad Tyers star in Extraordinary. Natalie Seery/Disney+ hide caption

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged in 2017 Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Priya Kansara stars in Polite Society, directed and written by Nida Manzoor. Parisa Taghizadeh/Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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The Jonas Brothers react as their Hollywood Walk of Fame Star is unveiled during a ceremony on Monday in Hollywood, Calif. At the ceremony, they announced their sixth album will be released on May 5. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Beyonce's Renaissance is the singer's seventh studio album. Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Beyoncé's Grammy-nominated 'Renaissance' is a thotty and ethereal work of art

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Autumn Mowery, 20, operates the candlepin bowling alley in Ellsworth, Maine. She has been running the place by herself and needs to update the bowling alley's machinery in order to be able to hire any employees. Sofia Aldinio for NPR hide caption

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Lesley Manville stars in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Dávid Lukács/Ada Films/Focus Features hide caption

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Sesame Street characters Elmo, left, and Cookie Monster pose on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building to promote the return of the live limited run show "Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!" Evan Agostini/AP hide caption

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Do you need to talk to your kids about traumatic events? Sesame Street has some tips

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Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in the new Amazon Prime movie Shotgun Wedding. Ana Carballosa/Lionsgate hide caption

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Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer Ryuichi Sakamoto, photographed on June 30, 2016 in Paris. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with '12,' fellow artists recall his impact

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Jimmy Kimmel celebrates 20 years as a (reluctant) late night TV institution

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Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan all earned acting Oscar nominations for their work in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Allyson Riggs/A24 hide caption

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The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once credit their "math brain" for this genre bending story, about laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) battling for the fate of the multiverse. A24 hide caption

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