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A Star Is Born has received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, including in the category of best original song for "Shallow." Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscar's Picks For Best Original Song

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Caissie Levy performs as Elsa in the stage adaptation of Frozen, which opened on Broadway in 2018. Deen van Meer/Disney Theatrical Productions hide caption

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For Many With Disabilities, 'Let It Go' Is An Anthem Of Acceptance

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Maggie Rogers' Heard It In A Past Life is on our short list for the best albums out on Jan. 18. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I sort of became this cocktail party version of myself where I felt like I had to play the role of 'happy girl'," Maggie Rogers says. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Maggie Rogers Reintroduces Herself

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Hundreds of singers joined MILCK and the Canadian choral group Choir! Choir! Choir! to perform "Quiet" at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre in early 2017. Andrew Williamson/Courtesy of Choir! Choir! Choir! hide caption

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A Song Called 'Quiet' Struck A Chord With Women. Two Years Later, It's Still Ringing

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"These songs, they just kind of pop up in my head and I feel like I have to write them down," Mike Posner says. Meredith Truax/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Beginnings Always Hide Themselves In The End': Mike Posner On Grieving And Growth

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Members of Las Cafeteras perform an updated version of "La Bamba." NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

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A World Cafe Holiday

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Janelle Monae attends the Hollywood premiere of Black Panther in January 2018. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Janelle Monáe On Her Dirty, World-Dominating Year

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A statue of George M. Cohan, prolific Broadway composer and performer, stands in New York's Times Square. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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George M. Cohan, 'The Man Who Created Broadway,' Was An Anthem Machine

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Though he is best-known for his auteur work, composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

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"At the and of the day, I feel like your purpose can come from making one person feel like they're not alone," Alessia Cara says. supadupabrick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

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"I think what makes a song good is, for a listener, there always has to be something new happening," Benny Blanco says. Matt Adam/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Continuous Work Ethic Of Benny Blanco

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