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Bright like a diamond: Harvard honors Rihanna's philanthropy

Harvard University thinks Rihanna shines bright like a diamond when it comes to philanthropy.

The Grammy Award-winning singer is being honored Tuesday as Harvard's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year.

The university says it chose Rihanna for her involvement in a number of charitable causes. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados.

She also created the Clara Lionel Foundation scholarship program — named for her grandparents — for students from the Caribbean who attend college in the U.S.

Rihanna also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, providing children with access to education in more than 60 developing countries.

Previous winners include actor James Earl Jones and activist Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye.)

British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song

A British songwriter and guitarist is claiming that rock band U2 and lead singer Bono stole one of his songs for their 1991 album "Achtung Baby."

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, Paul Rose says U2 lifted elements of his song "Nae Slappin" for their song "The Fly" while they were looking for new inspiration.

The lawsuit says U2 heard his song after signing on with Island Records in 1989, the same year Rose provided a demo tape to recording studio executives.

Rose is seeking songwriting credit for "The Fly" and $5 million in damages and lawyer's fees.

The New York Post reports representatives for U2 and Island Records did not immediately return requests for comment.

Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.

The hip-hop performer from Chicago, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said Monday on Twitter that he'll meet privately with Rauner on Wednesday. He says he's eager to hear Rauner's ideas.

The Republican governor's official Twitter account responded, saying "Looking forward to hearing your ideas, too."

Talk of the meeting started after Rauner congratulated the rapper via Twitter for winning three Grammy Awards earlier this month, saying the state "is proud that you're one of our own." Chance replied that he'd "love" to meet with Rauner.

Chicago Public Schools is suing Rauner and state education officials, saying the way Illinois funds schools violates the civil rights of the district's predominantly minority students.

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This story has been corrected to show that the rapper's first name is Chancelor, not Chancellor.

NASCAR's Emotional Earnhardt Tribute Features Zac Brown Band [Watch]

Zac Brown Band's new single, "My Old Man," is a powerful ballad that has the band looking back on the lessons their fathers have taught them. Ahead of Sunday's (Feb. 26) 2017 Daytona 500, NASCAR released a video that spliced together footage of Dale Earnhardt and his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., over the years, using the song as the soundtrack. Continue reading…

Lauren Alaina Receives Standing Ovation for 'Three' During 2017 CRS [Watch]

It was an emotional day for Lauren Alaina as she took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium during the 2017 Country Radio Seminar.

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Garth Brooks Celebrates 5 Million Tickets Sold on World Tour

Garth Brooks marked a major career milestone on Friday night (Feb. 24) at a gig in Canada. The superstar's wife and tour mate, Trisha Yearwood, interrupted her set to mark the fact that the Garth Brooks World Tour has now officially sold its five millionth ticket.

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Little Big Town, Sam Hunt Sing 'Body Like a Back Road' at the Ryman [WATCH]

Little Big Town and Sam Hunt performed Hunt's newest single, "Body Like a Back Road," during LBT's first residency show at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday (Feb. 24).

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Little Big Town, Sam Hunt Sing 'Body Like a Backroad' at the Ryman [WATCH]

Little Big Town and Sam Hunt performed Hunt's newest single, "Body Like a Backroad," during LBT's first residency show at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday (Feb. 24).

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Justin Moore and Wife Won't Learn Fourth Child's Gender

Justin Moore and his wife Kate have decided not to learn the gender of their fourth child in advance.

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POLL: Who Should Win Single Record of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards?

A readers' poll to predict the winner of Single Record of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards.

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