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Jess Glynne, James Bay top British music charts


LONDON - British singer songwriter Jess Glynne notched up her first solo number one single in Britain with "Hold My Hand", the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying she had racked up sales of over 97,000.

Malik quits 'One Direction', says wants normal life

LONDON - Singer Zayn Malik said on Wednesday he was quitting the best-selling pop band One Direction because he wanted to live a normal life and apologized to fans of the hugely popular British-Irish group for doing so. | Video

People 25 Mar 2015

Guitarist John Renbourn, of '60s folk-jazz band Pentangle, dies at 70

LONDON - Acclaimed guitarist John Renbourn, founding member of 1960s progressive folk group Pentangle, has died at age 70, British media reported on Friday.

27 Mar 2015

Kendrick Lamar tops Billboard 200 for first time with new album

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Kendrick Lamar topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for the first time, as his latest album became the second biggest seller of the year so far.

25 Mar 2015

Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

NASHVILLE - The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and the late guitarist Grady Martin were named on Wednesday as the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

25 Mar 2015

Rock legend David Crosby hits California jogger with car

- Legendary rock musician David Crosby struck and injured a jogger while driving his car in southern California at the weekend, police said on Monday.

24 Mar 2015

U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scores UK album number one

LONDON - U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scored his first British number one album on Sunday when his "To Pimp A Butterfly" knocked Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hours" off the top spot in its first week of release, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

22 Mar 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rejects singer Rundgren's Chase suit appeal

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michele accusing JPMorgan Chase of wrongfully attempting to foreclose on the couple's Kilauea, Hawaii home.

U.S., People 23 Mar 2015

Colin Hanks explores cult and influence of Tower Records in film

AUSTIN, Texas - With a DJ spinning vinyl tracks and attendees browsing music in racks, the famed music retailer Tower Records came alive for one night only in Austin, Texas this week, to celebrate a documentary on the rise and fall of a music giant.

Film, 20 Mar 2015

Ricky Martin uses music to tackle trafficking of children

LOS ANGELES - Thirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group "Menudo," the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. | Video

19 Mar 2015

Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

BERLIN - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighborhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.

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