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Rapper Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' crowns Billboard 200 chart


LOS ANGELES - Rapper Fetty Wap's first album topped the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, following a wave of hit singles including hip hop anthem "Trap Queen."  

Sam Smith video for Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' released

LONDON - Grammy Award winner Sam Smith released the video for his theme song for the new James Bond film "Spectre" on Monday, days after the ballad became the first 007 title track to top the British pop charts. | Video

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Sam Smith's 'James Bond' theme tune tops UK charts

LONDON - British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with "Writing's On The Wall", the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film "Spectre", making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper.

02 Oct 2015

Denied trademark, U.S. rock band The Slants turns to First Amendment

WASHINGTON - An Asian-American band called The Slants urged a U.S. appeals court on Friday to strike down part of a federal law that has prevented it from trademarking its name, arguing that offensive speech or ethnic slurs cannot be censored by the government.

02 Oct 2015

Spanish tenor Carreras to sing 'A Life in Music' in London

LONDON - Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, 68, a founding member of the Three Tenors classical trio, will give the premiere of a retrospective show entitled "A Life in Music" next year at London's Royal Albert Hall.

People 01 Oct 2015

Little Mix want to take 'Get Weird' tour worldwide

British pop group Little Mix will kick off their UK arena "Get Weird" tour in March and the all-girl band say they want to take it worldwide. | Video

01 Oct 2015

MTV names Sean Atkins as president

- MTV, the music and reality-TV focused television network owned by Viacom Inc, on Wednesday named veteran media executive Sean Atkins as its president.

30 Sep 2015

Jay Z's Tidal to celebrate 1 million subscribers with mega concert

NEW YORK - Jay Z's global streaming music service Tidal on Wednesday announced a super star charity concert in New York to celebrate reaching one million subscribers, six months after it launched.

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Lady Gaga chosen as Billboard's woman of the year

LOS ANGELES - Lady Gaga was named woman of the year by music magazine Billboard after a 2015 that saw her channel Julie Andrews at the Oscars, tour with Tony Bennett and highlight the problem of college sexual assaults.

People 29 Sep 2015

Buy Me, Do - Beatles management contract sold at London auction

LONDON - "Money can't buy me love", the Beatles once sang, but a contract that helped launch the most successful pop foursome of all times commanded an auction price at Sotheby's on Tuesday of 365,000 pounds ($553,121).

29 Sep 2015

Teacher who hid students during Newtown shooting writes book

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who saved 15 first-grade students during one of America's worst mass shootings has written a book about the experience, hoping it will inspire readers to stay positive through life's worst challenges.

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