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The Weeknd holds off Britain's the xx at top of Billboard 200


Canadian rapper the Weeknd held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart for a third straight week, holding off British band the xx and its new release "I See You," according to figures on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan.

Sprint to buy a third of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z, marking a move to more content driven services in a highly competitive wireless market.

Tech, Deals, 12:00pm EST

Rapper Soulja Boy charged with possessing assault rifle, stolen property

LOS ANGELES Rapper Soulja Boy was charged on Monday with possessing an assault weapon and receiving stolen property following a December raid at his Hollywood home by police, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

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Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV for Beatles music rights

Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp's music publishing arm on Wednesday in federal court in New York, seeking to reclaim copyrights to 267 Beatles songs that pop star Michael Jackson acquired two decades before his death.

People Jan 20 2017

Stella Parton pays tribute in UK to big sister Dolly

LONDON Dolly Parton is getting a tribute from her sister Stella with an album and a UK tour celebrating the singer's contribution to the music industry. | Video

Jan 19 2017

Hip-hop podcast host denied bail over New York concert shooting

NEW YORK A federal judge in Manhattan revoked a hip-hop podcast host's bail on Wednesday after a prosecutor said that a witness could link him to a shooting at a concert last year in which the bodyguard for a rapper he had long feuded with was killed.

Jan 18 2017

Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

LONDON A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing.

Television, People Jan 13 2017

British singers Church, Ferguson snub Trump inauguration

LONDON/NEW YORK British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements on Tuesday.

Jan 10 2017

New David Bowie EP marks first anniversary of death, 70th birthday

LONDON Fans of David Bowie were able to mark the first anniversary of his death on Tuesday by listening to a new EP from the "Space Oddity" star called "No Plan". | Video

Jan 11 2017

The Weeknd climbs back to top of Billboard 200 with 'Starboy'

LOS ANGELES Canadian hip hop singer The Weeknd climbed back to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, in a quiet week where no new entries cracked into the top 10. | Video

Jan 09 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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