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Chinese musical 'Our Love Story' big hit after returning to Beijing

One year after its Beijing debut, Chinese musical Our Love Story made a triumphant return to the capital as it played to sold-out crowds at the Poly Theater Thursday to Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 17:38:39

S.Korean girl group BLACKPINK tops chart with new song “DDU-DU DDU-DU”

The new song "DDU-DU DDU-DU" from a popular South Korean girl group BLACKPINK stayed at the top of the charts on Korean music platforms such as Bugs, MelOn and MNET in its second week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 17:33:39

Chinese Australian violinist Ray Chen talks about his new album and social media efforts to promote classical music

Instead the serious silhouette he presents at concerts, many non-hardcore fans' first impression of Chinese Australian violinist Ray Chen comes from the funny videos he posts on Facebook and SoundCloud.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 17:18:39

Mexican Fans Lift BTS to Top of iTunes Chart in Gratitude for Victory Over Germans at World Cup

It seems that the whole Mexican nation has turned into K-pop fans after the South Korean national team kicked Germany out of the 2018 World Cup thereby helping Mexico qualify for the next round. As a result BTS' latest single "Fake Love" skyrocketed 31 positions on the iTunes Mexico chart.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2018/7/1 19:31:08

Ed Sheeran sued again for copying 1973 American hit

English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran was sued on Thursday for 100 million US dollars for allegedly copying parts of a 1973 American hit named "Let's Get It On."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/30 16:42:51

S.Korean boy band BTS sets new Billboard 200 record with K-pop album 'Love Yourself: Tears'

Seven-member K-pop boy band Bangtan Boys, or BTS, set a new Billboard 200 record this week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 16:58:40

Michael Jackson's father passes away at age 89

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of music superstars whose iron-fisted guidance both shaped his children's success and traumatized them, died on Wednesday, family members said. He was 89.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/28 16:38:40

British singer Jessie J announces dates for upcoming China tour

Renowned British pop singer Jessie J has just announced the start date of her upcoming The R.O.S.E Tour in the Chinese mainland on Wednesday. The tour will take her to nine major cities including Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 17:43:40

Grammys expand nominee field after criticism on diversity

The Grammys will expand the number of nominees in main categories for music's most prestigious awards as organizers try to counter a backlash over how few women and minorities are winning.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/27 17:18:40

Beijing Music Festival to embrace East and West

The upcoming Beijing Music Festival (BMF) will host a series of music performances with the theme "East meets West" in October, Zou Shuang, the new artistic director of BMF, one of Asia's most well-known classic music festivals, announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 18:23:39

Chinese fans share their love for record-breaking S. Korean boy band BTS

As South Korean boy band BTS made headlines overseas with their album Love Yourself: Tear, which hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in late May, their Chinese fans were thrilled to be part of a group that was moving into the mainstream just like the band did.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:13:39

Annual free French music festival to hold 300 events across China

The annual Fete de la Musique kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday. The free festival will bring more than 300 performances to 12 cities across China, including Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 17:13:41

Newly formed boy band Yuehua 7 NEXT releases debut album

Popular Chinese boy band Yuehua 7 NEXT launched their debut album The First on Thursday. The album features "For You," a love letter to their fans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 17:13:40

Member of popular Thai girl group apologizes for appearance

A member of the celebrated Thai girl group BNK48 sparked a heated debate on Thai social media about standards of beauty after issuing an apology on Monday about her debut picture for the group on Facebook that said: "I'm sorry. I didn't look good."
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:23:40

Boseman honors real-life hero

Landmark blockbuster Black Panther and nostalgic horror sensation Stranger Things shared the spoils on Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:58:39

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose grim, often suicidal rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart just months ago, was shot dead on Monday in Florida in a possible robbery, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:43:39

Singer shares code to musical success

As music plays on stage, Khalil Fong closes his eyes, his fingers quickly moving in the air, as if playing an invisible piano.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 14:06:32

American rapper shot dead in Florida

American rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in state Florida, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:41:09