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Row over French rocker Hallyday's estate reveals family feud

The daughter of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday caused a sensation Monday by challenging his will after he left everything to his fourth wife Laeticia, who was 32 years his junior.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/13 17:23:39

Michael Jackson stole songs: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarized some of his hits.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 17:18:39

Paul Simon announces farewell

Folk rock legend Paul Simon announced Monday what he said would be his final tour, saying he had grown tired of traveling after 50 years as a performer.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 17:33:40

Lady Gaga, citing pain, cancels 10 European shows on 'Joanne' tour

Severe pain has forced Lady Gaga to cancel 10 shows on the European leg of her Joanne concert tour, the singer and her team said on Saturday, months after she had postponed those performances in Europe due to her ailment.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/4 17:33:39

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018 tour to China

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announced Thursday that it will tour China in December 2018, giving a series of concerts with principal guest conductor Zhang Xian.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:25:33

Pop divas hit back

New Zealand pop prodigy Lorde has thanked her fans for supporting female musicians, as artists hit back amid controversy that the Grammy Awards neglected women - a spat fueled by comments from the Recording Academy's president seen as disparaging.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 18:23:40

Republic Records chief on leave over harassment allegations

The head of Republic Records, one of the biggest music labels whose acts include Ariana Grande, Lorde and The Weeknd, was placed on leave on Wednesday after sexual harassment allegations.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/1 18:23:40

Placido Domingo sees market for classical music in China

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has said that China will see a boom in its classical music market.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 17:49:05

'Glee' actor Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to child porn, dead at 35

US actor Mark Salling, known for his role in the hit musical TV series Glee, died Tuesday, weeks before being sentenced for possession of child pornography, his lawyer said. He was 35.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 18:48:40

Fun-loving Bruno Mars divisive in his Grammy glory

After a tumultuous political year, the Grammys took a stand for the rights of women and immigrants - but the top awards went to a singer whose mind is on sex, booze and parties.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/30 18:33:40

Plácido Domingo to sing in 'Thaïs' at China's National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing

Plácido Domingo will perform at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in the opera Thaïs, he announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 18:33:39

2018 Grammy ratings hit all-time low

The demo result of 60th Grammy Award Show ratings reached to an all-time low, plunged 24 percent from last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 17:17:23

Unexpectedly bad night for hip-hop

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry's biggest night.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/29 17:58:39

"24K Magic" by Bruno Mars wins Grammy Record of the Year

"24K Magic" by US singer Bruno Mars won the Grammy Record of the Year on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 12:58:46

"That's What I Like" wins Grammy for Song of the Year

"That's What I Like" by US singer Bruno Mars won the Grammy for the best song of the year award on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/29 11:42:25

Bill Clinton repays a favor to Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares ceremony

Their 1977 song “Don't Stop” helped power Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, and on Friday it was the former US president doing the honors for Fleetwood Mac.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/28 17:38:39

From piracy to paying -- CNN finds new trend in China

Advancements in technology and the continuous crackdown on pirated content are making China's growing middle class pay to stream videos and music online, CNN reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 7:48:33

King's College choir releases songs in Chinese for first time

The choir of King's College, Cambridge on Friday released its new album containing songs in Chinese for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 7:31:50