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Marginalized Chinese rappers making comebacks on and off stage

For the past seven months, hip-hop and rappers almost completely disappeared from the small screen in the Chinese mainland due to a series of controversies surrounding their music. Once the center of the storm, some of these rappers are now trying to make a comeback - though not necessarily on stage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 17:32:50

Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts

"Queen of Pop" Madonna led an impassioned tribute to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Monday as the music world paid its R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts to the superstar at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/21 18:48:40

US music high school students make jubilant return from China

"The trip to China was really exciting," enthused 17-year-old American high school student Charlie Faragher. "We made a lot of new friends in Chengdu."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:44:01

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/20 18:03:40

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