Adele's '25' becomes UK's biggest-selling No. 1 album


LONDON British singer Adele's "25" notched up the most sales in its opening week of any UK album, beating a record set in 1997 by Oasis, the Official Charts Company said on Friday.

Is singer Adam Lambert just too sexy for strait-laced Singapore?

SINGAPORE Adam Lambert may have been a hit on American Idol but rival petitions in Singapore have gathered thousands of online votes in a lively debate over whether he is too sexy to be allowed to perform at the city-state's largest New Year's eve concert.

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Poland's decision not to extradite Polanski confirmed after appeal ruled out

KRAKOW, Poland A Polish court's decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became legally binding on Friday after an appellate prosecutor's office said it found no justification to appeal it.

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Actor John Stamos sentenced to three years' probation in DUI case

LOS ANGELES Actor John Stamos pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving in Beverly Hills, California, under the influence of a drug and was sentenced to three years' probation, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said.

24 Nov 2015

Family of late deejay Casey Kasem file civil suit against widow

The widow of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has been sued by three of his children and his brother, who claim her actions led to his death in June 2014.

26 Nov 2015

Adele smashes single-week U.S. album sales record in four days

NEW YORK British singer Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record in just four days with her new release "25," Nielsen Music said on Tuesday.

Music 24 Nov 2015

Bieber tops One Direction on Billboard chart, but Adele on the horizon

LOS ANGELES Canadian pop star Justin Bieber edged out British boy band One Direction in a battle to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, but his reign will be short-lived as British singer Adele looks to break records with her new release.

Music 23 Nov 2015

U2 sets December dates for Paris concerts postponed by attacks

Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives. | Video

Music, 23 Nov 2015

Justin Bieber storms UK charts to equal John Lennon's 1981 feat

LONDON Justin Bieber stormed the British singles charts on Friday with three singles from his new album in the top five, a feat no other artist has managed since John Lennon, posthumously, in 1981.

Music, 20 Nov 2015

Grammy winner Gregory Porter says family keep him grounded with chores

LONDON Gregory Porter has won a Grammy Award and performed for Britain's royal family at Buckingham Palace, but the jazz singer says his family know just how to keep his feet firmly on the ground -- by getting him to do household chores. | Video

Music, 20 Nov 2015