MUSIC

  • British boy band One Direction makes Billboard history, knocks Taylor Swift from No 1 spot 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign. One Direction's latest album, "Four", sold 387,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by...
  • Mannara has lived up to the challenging role in 'Zid': Priyanka Chopra 20 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praise for her cousin Mannara's debut Bollywood performance in 'Zid' and says she has perfectly lived up to the "challenging" role. "She (Mannara) is extremely free. She is not conscious of herself. For the first time, I have seen her act and I can say...
  • Sting takes bold gamble to save his 'Last Ship' musical 2 days ago

    New York: British rock star Sting is joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical 'The Last Ship,' calling it a bold gamble to save the show from sinking. Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England hometown...
  • Watch: Eminem's moving new 'Guts over fear' video brings out the fighter in all of us 2 days ago

    Eminem had released the single 'Guts over fear' featuring Sia, in August, earlier this year. Previously featured in 'The Equalizer', starring Denzel Washington, the song will also be featured in Eminem's new compilation 'Shady XV', a 28-song compilation that celebrates the 15th anniversary of Shady Records. ...
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 American Music Awards 2 days ago

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories. Katy Perry, who was absent from Sunday's award show because of her world...
  • Taylor Swift receives the first Dick Clark Award For excellence at the 2014 AMAs 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her latest album '1989' selling more than a million copies in a week, will receive the new honour...
  • 'Hotel California' singers sue William Shelley for alleged piracy of their concert videos 3 days ago

    New York: Rock band The Eagles stars Don Henley and Glenn Frey have filed a lawsuit over allegations that fans in New York have been charged to watch bootlegged footage of the band's live shows. The 'Hotel California' singers are suing William Shelley for allegedly showing concert videos at venues in Long...
  • YouTube Music Awards gets an overhaul, goes online 4 days ago

    New York: The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz. The blockbuster video-sharing site in November 2013 debuted the YouTube Music Awards, with a livestreamed show from New York that appeared aimed at creating...
  • Watch: Priyanka Chopra sings 'Imagine' with John Lennon, Courtney Cox, Will.I.Am, Sunidhi Chauhan for UNICEF 5 days ago

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and over 50 world artistes came together to sing for this promotional video for UNICEF. #IMAGINE is an initiative uniting millions of people to raise awareness and funds for children's rights globally. In collaboration with David Guetta and Yoko Ono, UNICEF plans to bring the world...
  • Taylor Swift's album '1989' tops US Billboard album chart again 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Taylor Swift's "1989" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday. The most pop-oriented turn from the onetime country singer sold 312,000 copies last week, according to figures compiled by NielsenSoundscan. "1989" is the second album of the year, behind the soundtrack to...
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhones, iPads: Report 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Apple will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would instantly make it available on millions of iPhones and iPads, could happen as...
  • 'What becomes of the broken-hearted' singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78 1 week ago

    New York: Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer's children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no...
  • Look who's cuddling! Beyonce and Jay Z spotted partying at sister Solange's nuptials November 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z, who have been continually centered around rumours of a marriage crisis, looked happy and affectionate as they partied at Solange's wedding. The 33-year-old looked happier than ever with her partner as they were caught partying Sunday night in New Orleans to celebrate her...
  • Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995 November 17, 2014

    London: British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with 'The Endless River', the Official Charts Company said. The newly-released album, which the band says will be their last, became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist...
  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • Jharkhand singers and studios not so busy tuning election songs November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Election campaigns have never been complete without dance and songs. Political parties bank on the cultural resources to reach out to people for votes. Thankfully, during elections at least, local culture gets importance. But that mad rush for local election songs is missing this time in Jharkhand. We spoke...
  • AC/DC members not in touch with Rudd since charges November 14, 2014

    New York: Angus Young of AC/DC says his band mates have not been in touch with Phil Rudd since he was charged with threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana last week. Young, 59, said in an interview Thursday that Rudd's behavior was somewhat erratic while recording the band's new...
  • Babul Supriyo: Narendra Modi-ji inspired me to continue singing November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood singer and Bengali actor Babul Supriyo has been inducted as the minister of state for urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation in the Narendra Modi government, but the new responsibility won't stop him from following his passion for singing. According to Supriyo, the prime minister himself encourages his...
  • Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley's first recording up for auction November 14, 2014

    London: The first record of the Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley is expected to fetch a fortune at auction in January next year. In June 1953, an 18-year-old Presley went to the Memphis Recording Service to record 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin'. He wanted to find out...
  • Argentina court summon Bieber over assault case on bodyguards November 14, 2014

    London: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has been summoned to court in Argentina over an alleged assault by his bodyguards. A state prosecutor in Buenos Aires wants to quiz the 20-year-old troubled star about an attack on a photographer by his heavies outside a nightclub in the Argentine capital last November, reported...
  • YouTube Music Key: YouTube launches paid music subscription service November 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Google's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and listen to music while other apps are working. YouTube Music Key will be first available...
  • Randy Jackson to quit 'American Idol' after 13 years November 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fox and the producers of "American Idol" say Randy Jackson is leaving the show after 13 seasons. In a statement Tuesday, the network and producers call Jackson a key part of the singing contest and say he'll be welcomed back as a visitor. Phone and email requests to his publicist...
  • Happy for Babul Supriyo, he has seen tough time in his life, but politics is not for me: Sonu Nigam November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted singer Sonu Nigam says he is happy for Babul Supriyo, who has turned politician and became a minister in central government, but rejected the idea of him joining politics in the near future. "I am very happy for him. Babul has seen tough times in his life... I'm...
  • Mick Jagger diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder November 12, 2014

    London: Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has been diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder. The 71-year-old singer developed the condition following the death of his long-term partner and the fashion designer L'Wren Scott, reported Daily Telegraph. The postponement of the Australian and New Zealand legs of The Rolling Stones' tour came...
  • Pink Floyd makes a comeback only to say the final goodbye November 11, 2014

    Pink Floyd fans are rejoicing the band's return to the studio to produce a new album but there is more to this than meets eye. This is the band's last album and with that the end of an era. ...
  • Legal battle involving Rolling Stones reaches Utah November 10, 2014

    Salt Lake City: Insurance underwriters involved in a legal battle with the Rolling Stones over a $12.7 million claim have won permission to seek evidence in Utah about the mental health of Mick Jagger's girlfriend before she took her life in March. A federal judge in Utah last month allowed the...
  • Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande winners at MTV EMAs November 10, 2014

    Glasgow, Scotland: Nicki Minaj rapped about shortbread and Ariana Grande capped a breakthrough year with two trophies as the MTV Europe Music Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary Sunday with a Scottish-accented show in Glasgow. Grande was named best female artist and also took the best-single prize for 'Problem,' one of a...
  • Cheryl claims record-breaking fifth UK chart number one November 10, 2014

    London:British singer Cheryl claimed number one spot in the singles chart on Sunday, setting a record for the number of chart-topping songs by a solo female artist, the Official Charts Company said. 'I don't care' became Cheryl's fifth number one, pushing Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking out loud' into second place and Meghan...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Lily thanks husband for support after stillbirth November 8, 2014

    London: Singer Lily Allen has praised her husband Sam Cooper for helping her cope with the death of her still-born son. The 29-year-old star, who struggled to deal with her stillbirth back in November, 2010, has thanked her partner for his support in an interview on "The Jonathan Ross Show", reports...