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Foreign talents find a following in China through the Chinese TikTok

When British singer Shaun Gibson finally left China to head home for the holidays it wasn't for Christmas but Chinese New Year. During his first year and a half of playing music in China, Gibson had adapted a couple of popular Chinese songs by sampling the melodies and writing English lyrics for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 17:23:40

Chinese, Ukrainian students stage Lunar New Year concert in Kiev

Chinese and Ukrainian schoolchildren staged a concert to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in a school in Keiv on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/13 16:28:40

Cardi B, sassy queen of US hip-hop

She's brash, she's loud, and the US is all in for her special brand of sass, from online feuds to strip club brawls.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 18:03:39

Ariana Grande wins first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album

Reigning pop princess Ariana Grande took home the first Grammy of her career for Best Pop Vocal Album on Sunday for her fourth studio album Sweetener, topping a tough field including perennial favorite Taylor Swift.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 17:58:40

George Michael's collection heads to auction

Pop superstar George Michael's art collection, featuring works by prominent British artists such as Damien Hirst, is to go on sale next month at Christie's auction house in London.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/10 19:48:39

New York Philharmonic marks Lunar New Year with U.S. premiere of Tan Dun's violin concerto

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday presented its eighth edition of Lunar New Year concert, featuring the U.S. premiere of Chinese composer Tan Dun's violin concerto Fire Ritual.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/8 14:45:33

Ariana Grande gets grilled by fans

Too bad pop star Ariana Grande is vegan - she just tattooed an accidental homage to a Japanese barbecue grill on her palm.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/31 17:13:41

R&B singer James Ingram dies at 66

James Ingram, a Grammy winner known for his soulful R&B hits, has died, his friends and colleagues said on Tuesday. He was 66 years old.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 18:18:41

Chinese netizens pay tribute to late Taiwan singer Teresa Teng on her 66th birthday

Well-known Taiwan singer Teresa Teng would have been 66 years old if she was still with us today. Regarded as one of the greatest and most prestigious Chinese singers during her prime in the 1970s and 1980s, Teng's is famous for her ballads and love songs such as "I Only Care About You," "The Moon Represents My Heart" and "Sweet As Honey."
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:48:40

Michael Jackson family slams documentary renewing sex abuse claims

Michael Jackson's family on Monday lashed out against a new documentary renewing focus on allegations that the singer sexually abused young boys, calling the subsequent social media outrage a "public lynching."
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 16:38:40

Chris Brown's accuser files complaint after police photo leaked

A woman who accused US singer Chris Brown of rape has filed a new complaint in France after her police photo was leaked on the internet, a judicial source said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/29 16:38:39

Composers draw out peace from Beethoven in new works

When Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss asked Sidney Marquez Boquiren to write a piece inspired by a Beethoven piano sonata, the composer highlighted the "unheard" victims of extrajudicial killings in his native Philippines.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/27 17:43:39

Saudi Arabia eyes billions of dollars in entertainment investments

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it expects billions of dollars to be pumped into a nascent state-backed entertainment sector and is eyeing dozens of Western acts, including an exhibition NBA basketball game and a Spanish-style running of the bulls.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/23 21:23:40

Marcel Azzola, accordionist who played with Brel, dies at 91

French accordionist Marcel Azzola, who played with greats including Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, has passed away at the age of 91, his partner said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 18:33:40

Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer's death

Irish band The Cranberries released the first song of their final album on Tuesday, exactly one year after lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found drowned in a London hotel bathtub.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:13:40

'Sister vibes'

US singer and songwriter Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards next month, she announced on Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:08:40

NY rapper tops charts with less than 1,000 sales

A Bronx rapper has snagged the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart after selling just 823 albums and posting 83 million on demand streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:48:39

New media studio Ouchhh brings its AI-controlled exhibition to China for the first time

Although the snow that had snarled up traffic had stopped, it was still raining. Under these weather conditions, it was impossible for artist Ferdi Alici to unveil Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 18:28:39