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What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Thursday

The 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held in Japan on Wednesday night has become one of the hottest topics on Sina Weibo, with the hashtag getting more than 1.3 billion views.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 17:48:41

Steinway & Sons produces limited-edition pianos to celebrate Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 140th birthday

China's Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has received a special "gift" for its 140th birthday from renowned pianomaker Steinway & Sons - a limited-edition grand piano.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 13:42:02

South Korean singer Kang Daniel steps away from activities due to depression

South Korean singer Kang Daniel posted a letter on forum website Theqoo on Tuesday night, in which he expressed his desperation and struggles. “I am indeed extremely tired. I wish somebody could help save me,” the post read.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:36:20

Rapper Drake declared Spotify's most-streamed artist of decade

As the 2010s winds to a close, streaming titan Spotify announced Tuesday that poppy rap sensation Drake is the most globally streamed artist of the decade with more than 28 billion streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/4 16:13:40

BTS tops Tumblr's Top K-pop chart for third consecutive year

US microblogging and social networking website Tumblr just released its 2019 review report on the K-pop industry. Boy band BTS topped the chart for "most talked-about" idol group, while its seven members claimed the first seven spots on the K-pop stars chart, starting with Jeon Jung-kook at No.1 for his second year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 11:43:30

Boy band star Lucas graces Nylon cover

The latest issue of Nylon magazine's Chinese edition recently hit newsstands featuring Chinese boy band WayV star Lucas on the cover. Twitter reaction from the teen idol's global following has served as a proof of the band's international appeal.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/3 0:22:43

Renowned Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons dies aged 76

Renowned Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, who conducted some of the world's most prestigious orchestras, has died at his home in Saint Petersburg, Russian authorities said on Sunday. He was 76.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/2 18:33:39

Internet database to revive depleting China's traditional music

The traditional music of various ethnic groups hailing from different places in China comprises the most original and pure aesthetic qualities of Chinese history. However, the precious national music that used to rely on vocal tradition to teach and pass it on to the next generation, is facing a crisis as it's losing rapidly and might be on the verge of demise.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 18:23:40

R1SE aims to set the example for Chinese idol groups


Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 18:06:02

TFBoys member Jackson Yee receives birthday wishes

"Happy 19th birthday, and hope you are happy every day!" Roy Wang (Wang Yuan), a member of Chinese boy band TFBoys, sent out birthday wishes exactly at midnight on Thursday on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 14:11:34

Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra brings local Chinese culture to Spain, Portugal

China's Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra brought the culture of East China's Zhejiang Province to Spain and Portugal from Saturday to Tuesday with its Moonlight Over Oceans & Nations series of concerts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 15:21:15

Valery Gergiev to conduct Russia's Mariinsky Orchestra in Beijing

The Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in Russia, is performing at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) with Valery Gergiev from Monday to Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/25 18:13:40

Renowned Chinese symphony orchestra to make US debut at Carnegie Hall

The Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) of Beijing will make its US debut on December 13 at New York City's Carnegie Hall with a feast of modern Chinese music by master composers and performers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/24 17:43:39

Escalating unrest outrages fans as high-profile HK gigs, festivals canceled over safety fears

Escalating unrest in Hong Kong has further outraged Chinese netizens after several concerts and festivals scheduled in the city were canceled over safety concerns, including dates by local favorite Eason Chan and the Clockenflap annual music festival, which always attracts a raft of top international acts to the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 22:25:35

Big win for Swift

Taylor Swift's former label said Monday that it will allow the global pop superstar to perform some of her early hits at an awards show this month - the latest twist in a months-long public feud over the rights to her first six albums.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 18:13:42

Kanye West unveils opera to premiere this month

Kanye West is expanding his repertoire to include opera, premiering a new production entitled Nebuchadnezzar in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 18:13:41

US musician will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

US performer will.i.am has accused a Qantas flight attendant of racism, saying she was unjustified in calling the police on him after an altercation during an Australian domestic flight.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/18 18:23:40

Chinese singer Li Cheng wins 3rd place in Czech international singing competition

Li Cheng, a young Chinese singer currently pursuing his studies in Germany, won the third prize in the song contest and the Barenreiter Prize, during the 54th Antonin Dvorak's International Singing Competition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 17:46:00