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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart


LOS ANGELES "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out

LOS ANGELES The men of pop and hip hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories. | Video

Oct 12 2017

Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards. | Video

Oct 11 2017

Brexit drives EU youth orchestra from London to Italy

LONDON The European Union Youth Orchestra is moving to Italy from London, its home for more than 40 years, in an early example of the cultural fallout from Brexit.

Oct 11 2017

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

Oct 09 2017

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. | Video

People Oct 07 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

LOS ANGELES "Hamilton" musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars.

U.S., Natural Disasters Oct 06 2017

Bon Jovi, Radiohead among Brit-heavy Rock Hall of Fame nominees

LOS ANGELES "Livin' on a Prayer" rocker Bon Jovi, British singer Kate Bush and influential English alt-rock band Radiohead were nominated on Thursday for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on a list heavy with British artists. | Video

Oct 05 2017

Tom Petty, 'distinctively American' rocker, dies aged 66

LOS ANGELES Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66. | Video

People, Oct 03 2017

Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer's performance.

Oct 03 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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