CAPE TOWN - Concerts scheduled by U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billy Sherrill, the producer behind country music hits including Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died on Tuesday after a brief illness at the age of 78.
SAO PAULO - Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, was discharged on Monday from the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been treated following a stroke.
WESTFIELD, N.J. - Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried alongside her mother, Whitney Houston, on Monday, bringing to a close the brief and tragic life of the only child of the singing legend. | Video
- R&B singer Jill Scott scored her second No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 with her new entry "Women" topping the chart this week, as streaming data from Apple Music joined the list of providers who make up the chart.
TORONTO - Two people died and three others were hospitalized early Tuesday morning in Toronto in shootings that started at a party affiliated with rapper Drake's annual music festival, Toronto police said.
ROME - Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer.
LONDON - British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognizable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police said on Sunday. | Video
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 Grammy-winning smash hit "Rose Garden," has died of a heart attack at a hospital in Nashville, her publicist said on Friday. She was 67. | Video
LONDON - Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. | Video
NEW YORK - Harper Lee's highly anticipated novel "Go Set a Watchman" kept the top spot for a second consecutive week on the U.S. bestsellers list published on Thursday.