Adele's '25' album sells record 2.3 million U.S. copies in first three days


LOS ANGELES British singer Adele's new album "25" has sold a record 2.3 million copies in the United States in the first three days of its release, Nielsen Music said on Monday. | Video

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

David Beckham named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

LOS ANGELES Retired English soccer star David Beckham, an international celebrity both on and off the field, was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," on Tuesday. | Video

18 Nov 2015

Who's 'So Vain'? Singer Carly Simon reveals one mystery man

NEW YORK Singer Carly Simon has revealed the mystery behind one of pop music's enduring puzzles: the inspiration for her 1972 hit "You're So Vain." | Video

Music, 18 Nov 2015

Charlie Sheen says paid millions to blackmailers to keep HIV secret

NEW YORK Charlie Sheen, the wayward star of U.S. television comedy "Two and A Half Men," said on Tuesday he was diagnosed as HIV positive some four years ago and had been extorted for more than $10 million to keep the information quiet. | Video

U.S., 17 Nov 2015

Lawyers for Porsche say actor Paul Walker to blame for his death

LOS ANGELES Lawyers for German automaker Porsche said actor Paul Walker was responsible for his own death in a crash of a Porsche sports car, in response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Walker's daughter, court documents showed.

17 Nov 2015

Streisand, Spielberg, Mays to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON Singer and actress Barbra Streisand, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and baseball great Willie Mays are among 17 Americans who this year will receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said on Monday.

16 Nov 2015