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Pop superstar Justin Bieber abruptly ends world tour

Justin Bieber abruptly canceled the remainder of a world tour Monday, citing "unforeseen circumstances."
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 18:08:40

Musical slam

The Puerto Rican duo behind the worldwide sexy smash Latin pop hit "Despacito" on Monday slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for "illegally" using their song to promote a controversial vote he is organizing.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 18:08:39

Linkin Park says can never replace late singer Chester Bennington

Linkin Park said Monday it could never replace singer Chester Bennington after his suicide as the band acknowledged that his "demons" had fed his music.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 18:08:39

Pipa summer camp students present 'A different performance' at FCCH

A three-day summer camp dedicated to the pipa, a four-stringed plucked musical instrument, came to a close Friday night with a concert held by the children who attended the camp.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 18:13:39

Blink-182 calls off shows after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington commits suicide

Rockers Blink-182 Saturday called off stadium shows they had planned with Linkin Park whose singer Chester Bennington hanged himself.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/23 18:08:39

Radiohead plays Israel despite calls to boycott

Radiohead defied calls from prominent artists to cancel its concert on Wednesday in Israel over the occupation of Palestinian territory, the latest controversy related to a campaign to boycott the country.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/19 17:08:39

Rock band Coldplay salutes US immigrants in new music video

Without any explicit reference to US President Donald Trump and his crackdown on immigration, Coldplay made clear that the history of the US goes beyond people of European heritage.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/18 17:13:39

Quebec underground, a new look at prog rock

If the progressive rockers who briefly dominated the cultural landscape in the 1970s were just getting started today, how would they sound? Perhaps like the band Atsuko Chiba.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/17 17:03:39

Rapper Jay-Z extends record for No.1 albums – one week late

Rap mogul Jay-Z on Sunday extended his record as the solo artist with the most No.1 US albums, after a one-week delay when his Tidal streaming service declined to release album data.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/17 16:58:39

Rapper Akon to buy 50 percent of African music download service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/16 17:53:39

Country legend Loretta Lynn pushes back album following stroke

Country music legend Loretta Lynn on Wednesday delayed her upcoming album and tour following a stroke but said she was steadily recovering.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:40

Safe sex drama ‘MTV Shuga’ expands to India, Egypt

MTV Shuga, the youth culture network's drama on sexual behavior that has won an audience across sub-Saharan Africa, will expand with editions in India and Egypt, it announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/12 16:43:40

JLo back with ex-husband Marc Anthony for music video

Their marriage didn't work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/12 16:43:40

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees in Sweden

British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a nonprofit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40

MET shake-up continues

Star conductor Andris Nelsons on Monday followed his soprano wife Kristine Opolais in leaving the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming Tosca, in the latest shake-up for a closely watched production.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:39

Gaga tackles online abuse

Even A-list celebrities can be hurt by the venom on Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 17:48:39

Eurochestries Festival coming to China for the first time

People always say that beer is the best partner for a music festival. Now Qingdao, famous around the world for its locally produced Tsingtao Beer, will finally have both.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 17:58:39

DJ Khaled, once in background, scores another No.1 album

DJ Khaled, long a prominent behind-the-scenes force in hip-hop, has achieved a second No.1 album with his latest star-studded work.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/4 19:11:05