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Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 17:08:39

Hairdresser, manicurist remember US singer Aretha Franklin

The hair stylist, who trained in Europe and runs an upmarket salon near Detroit, was heartbroken when the woman she called an "inspiration" died on Thursday, after a long battle with cancer.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 16:48:39

Last-minute Eurovision Song Contest deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel's public broadcaster said on Tuesday it had resolved a funding dispute that threatened the country's chance to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, hours ahead of a European deadline.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:40

Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:23:39

US singer Aretha Franklin gravely ill, 'in hospice care'

Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of the singer said on Monday, as prayers and well wishes poured in for the Grammy-winning "Queen of Soul."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:23:40

S.Korean boy band iKon's new single 'Killing Me' becomes best-selling K-pop song within day of release

YG Entertainment's celebrated boy band iKon has hit a new high on the World Digital Song Sales Chart with their latest work "Killing Me."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 17:58:40

US pop star Madonna continues to shock audiences at 60

Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 17:43:47

Festival for foreign aid

Pop legend Janet Jackson and fast-rising rapper Cardi B will headline the Global Citizen festival in New York to rally support for preserving international aid to eradicate extreme poverty.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 16:43:39

Warner Music to pay artists after selling Spotify stake

Major music label Warner said on Tuesday it would give back $126 million to artists after it sold its stake in streaming leader Spotify.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/8 16:33:40

Popular Chinese boy group TFBoys to release new single 'That Best Year'

One of China's hottest boy bands, the three-member TFBoys, announced on Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo on Tuesday that they will release their newest single "Zui Hao De Na Nian" ("That Best Year") on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 16:33:39

BBC National Orchestra of Wales to tour China

BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) will tour China from Dec. 15 to 21, offering five concerts in four cities aimed at fostering creative collaborations between China and Wales, the orchestra announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 6:20:26

Pink cancels Sydney shows after being hospitalized

US pop star Pink has been forced to cancel several Sydney shows on her Australia tour after being hospitalized with a virus and dehydration.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 17:53:40

Madame Tussauds Shanghai debut wax figures of TFBoys

Popular boy group TFBoys showed up at Madame Tussauds Shanghai together with their "second selves" on Monday at a ceremony debuting the group's life-like wax figures.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:22:57

S.Korean girl band Girls' Generation celebrates 11th anniversary

Popular South Korean girl group Girls' Generation (SNSD) celebrated their 11th debut anniversary on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:23:39

Nicki Minaj hunting for Tracy Chapman as album waits

Rapper Nicki Minaj said on Wednesday that she is pushing back her new album as she desperately seeks to reach Tracy Chapman to clear a sample.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/2 17:13:41

Chinese popular rapper GAI becomes embroiled in online feud

Chinese rapper GAI became the center of controversy after a short message insulting a fellow rapper appeared on his Sina Weibo account.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 17:13:40

Kim Dong-yoon, K-pop boy band idol, passes away at age 20

A member of rookie K-pop boy band Spectrum, Kim Dong-yoon, dies on Friday at the age of 20. With the cause of death still unknown, many fans have begun speculating that the young rising star succumbed to overwork.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:18:40

Idol Cai Xukun's 20th birthday top trending topic on Chinese social media

Cai Xukun, a key member of Chinese popular boy band Nine Percent, celebrates his big 20th birthday on Thursday. In the build up to the day, fans of the idol have been expressing their love and support for the young star, pushing the topic to the top of the trending topics list on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:18:39