Music

  • Watch: This musician raps to Mozart and it's just absolutely incredible! 4 days ago

    Rap artist Mac Lethal is hugely popular on YouTube and this is the reason why. On his official channel he writes: "About 2 weeks ago I received this email: Dear Mr. Mac Lethal My name is Mrs. Francine, I'm a 53 year old high-school music teacher, and I love your YouTube...
  • Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande take MTV VMAs stage with raunchy, upbeat performances 6 days ago

    Inglewood: With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards. Miley Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy "twerking" during...
  • Beyonce, Miley Cyrus shine at MTV Video Music Awards 6 days ago

    Beyonce closed the MTV Video Music Award with an epic nearly 20-minute performance and was joined onstage by her husband and daughter which brought her to tears. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard - while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats - as the diva declared:...
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor joins hands as a creative partner with online music streaming site Saavn August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today joined hands as a creative partner with Saavn (South Asia Audio Vídeo Network), a leader in digital streaming for Indian music. Ranbir will work side by side with Saavn (digital music service) team on consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content. "I am excited...
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards August 9, 2014

    Reuters: U.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award...
  • Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande to perform at NFL August 4, 2014

    Seattle: Pharrell is bringing "Happy" to the NFL. The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Pop singer Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem. It will air on...
  • One Direction named Britain's best selling musical export August 3, 2014

    London: One Direction have been named Britain's best selling musical export for the year 2013. The band released their third album titled "Midnight Memories" in November last year and this has added to their success as it has became the year's biggest selling album worldwide. Despite releasing in November, "Midnight Memories" managed...
  • Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards? August 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'You Belong With Me' singer Taylor Swift is reportedly set to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. Swift is preparing to give an 'explosive' performance at the awards on August 24 in LA, reported E! Online. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," a source said. Swift...
  • Katy Perry tops Youtube list of most popular music videos 2014 July 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Katy Perry has topped the list of most played music videos for 2014, Youtube announced. The music video for Perry's single 'Dark Horse' has racked up nearly 500 million views and counting, reported Billboard magazine. It is followed by Shakira and Rihanna's hit 'Can't Remember to Forget You'...
  • Gwyneth and I are still very close: Chris Martin July 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says that he and estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow will always remain close despite their impending divorce. The 37-year-old singer has two children with the Oscar-winning actress, reported People magazine. "The thing that we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We're...
  • The legendary Sony Walkman makes a comeback as a Rs 42K device encased in a block of aluminium July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The legendary Sony Walkman is making a comeback in the land where it first revolutionised music listening 35 years ago. Sony had stopped manufacturing the classic, cassette tape Walkman on October 25, 2010 but now the device in a more modern-day avatar is selling well in Japan, reports...
  • Justin Timberlake reunites with NSYNC bandmate July 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actor Justin Timberlake reunited with NSYNC bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick over drinks and bowling. The 'Suit and Tie' hitmaker, who was in town for his concert at Boston's TD Garden, stopped at Italian favourite Strega Waterfront for a meal with friends, reported People magazine. "Justin was easy going and super...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag July 23, 2014

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers July 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. Six million American children attend schools with no art or music classes, she said Wednesday at the museum's inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. "Arts are...
  • Are Beyonce, Jay Z seeking help to save their marriage? July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Snger Beyonce Knowles and rapper-husband Jay Z have reportedly been undertaking online marriage counselling sessions with a therapist. The couple, currently on their joint On The Run world tour, is said to be taking counselling sessions on the internet via video-chat programme Skype, to keep their relationship going strong,...
  • Watch: You shouldn't miss this '40s jazz-inspired cover of Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' July 14, 2014

    Sultry lyrics, smooth vocals and a smoky, perfect piano. Re-imagined by American pianist and a darling of YouTube videos Scott Bradlee, this cover of Britney Spears' 2008 hit 'Womanizer' has been sung by Cristina Gatti. Here is the jazz version of the song, followed by the original. Which one do...
  • US rapper Will.i.am bags his 10th number one single on the British charts July 14, 2014

    London: US rapper Will.i.am secured his 10th number one in the British singles charts on Sunday, going straight in at the top spot with 'It's My Birthday', the Official Charts Company said. Will.i.am, whose track features 17-year-old US singer Cody Wise, earned his first UK chart topper in 2003 as part...
  • Justin Bieber gets two years probation for pelting neighbour's home with eggs July 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism on Wednesday for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said. 20-year-old Bieber, who was not present in Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment, was also...
  • Ariana Grande tops Britain's new look singles charts July 7, 2014

    London: US singer-songwriter Ariana Grande topped Britain's singles chart on Sunday with her track 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea, becoming the first performer to head a new look chart based on Internet streaming as well as physical sales data. The Official Charts Company said the 21-year-old singer had made history in the...
  • Pink Floyd to release new album this year July 7, 2014

    London: Rock band Pink Floyd will release a new studio album this year, according to guitarist-singer David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson. Samson broke the news on Twitter that the new LP will be titled The Endless River and it will feature the final work of multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright, reported Digital Spy. "By...
  • Going to be 30 this year, but I still feel like a 13 year old: Katy Perry July 6, 2014

    London: Pop star Katy Perry says many of her stage costumes reflect her taste from when she was a teenager. The 29-year-old 'Roar' singer favours bright colours and playful stage costumes by brands like Moschino and Cavalli during her 'Prismatic World Tour' because she still has the same fun-loving sense...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Watch: Trailer of Shweta Prasad's documentary film 'Roots' July 5, 2014

    Shweta Basu Prasad, the National Award-winning child star of such films as Iqbal and Makdee is all grown up now. The actress has in fact directed a documentary titled Roots, on the relevance of Indian classical music, for which she interviewed leading luminaries of the Indian music industry including Ustad...
  • Google buys music streaming service Songza July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months. For...
  • RnB singer Robin Thicke gets trolled after PR stunt goes hilariously wrong July 1, 2014

    Major oops for musician Robin Thicke's PR team. 37-year-old singer was just getting over the torrent of controversies and tweets regarding his 2013 song 'Blurred Lines', a party jam which is basically about a woman in a nightclub who may or not be interested in him. Many news organisations called...
  • Lata Mangeshkar: 'Lag ja gale' turns 50, still fresh June 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who crooned the melodious number "Lag ja gale" for 1964 film "Woh kaun Thi", is delighted at the song having completed 50 years and says that it still sounds fresh. Composed by late Madan Mohan, the track was picturised on Sadhana and Manoj Kumar. Lata shared her...
  • Chimpanzees prefer silence to Western pop, but just love African and Indian music, study says June 28, 2014

    Chimpanzees like listening to different rhythms of music with Indian and African beats but prefer silence to Western pop, a new study has found. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to pinpoint specific acoustic properties," said...