NEW YORK British singer Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record in just four days with her new release "25," Nielsen Music said on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES Canadian pop star Justin Bieber edged out British boy band One Direction in a battle to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, but his reign will be short-lived as British singer Adele looks to break records with her new release.
LOS ANGELES British boy band One Direction swept the top honors at Sunday's American Music Awards, while a sorrowful tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris lent a somber note to a night of otherwise vibrant performances. | Video
Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives. | Video
LONDON Justin Bieber stormed the British singles charts on Friday with three singles from his new album in the top five, a feat no other artist has managed since John Lennon, posthumously, in 1981.
LONDON British pianist-songwriter Benjamin Clementine was named the overall winner on Friday of Britain's Mercury Prize for popular music for his debut album "At Least for Now". | Video
LONDON Adele's album "25" was released worldwide on Friday, and even though it will not be on streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, industry analysts are expecting it to be the hit of the year. | Video
LONDON Gregory Porter has won a Grammy Award and performed for Britain's royal family at Buckingham Palace, but the jazz singer says his family know just how to keep his feet firmly on the ground -- by getting him to do household chores. | Video
BERLIN A popular German singer, some of whose lyrics have been described as anti-Semitic and homophobic, will be Germany's representative at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) next year, sparking criticism on social media and in the press.
LONDON "Hang loose! Hang loose!", exhorts Brittany Howard as she warms up a tense crowd at Alabama Shakes' sold-out two-night set at London's Brixton Academy on Thursday, where extra security staff were on hand following terrorist attacks in Paris.
MEXICO CITY Carlos Slim's brother interrogated leftist rebels for Mexico's intelligence agency while his eldest son often hands out a biographical novel about Leon Trotsky as a gift, according to a new book on the tycoon who was long the world's richest man.