NEW YORK - Soul and R&B singer Ben E. King, famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit song "Stand by Me," died of natural causes in New Jersey at the age of 76, his representative said on Friday. | Video
LONDON - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Elvis Presley is back in the building, returning to the Las Vegas hotel where he performed more than 600 times, in a new permanent exhibition about his life. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Southern rockers Alabama Shakes scored their first chart-topping album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday.
- Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. | Video
LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell remains hospitalized but alert and "has her full senses," her official website said Tuesday, denying various media reports that she had slipped into a coma.
LONDON - British singer Sam Smith said on Tuesday he has canceled the remainder of his Australian tour due to a hemorrhage on his vocal chords.
- Pop singer Mariah Carey began her Caesars Palace residency with a grand entrance, arriving at the Las Vegas hotel in a pink vintage convertible and a convoy of mobile billboards bearing her 18 No. 1 hits. | Video
LONDON - A new film about the late British singer Amy Winehouse is misleading, her father said on Monday, and the family of the six-time Grammy Award winner was disassociating itself from the production. | Video
LONDON - British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.