Music

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Sheeran’s album “Divide” was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. Sheeran's blockbuster album sold 2.764 million equivalent album units, which takes into account traditional album sales,...
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John Densmore and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, left, unveil an intersecting street signs for Morrison Street and Densmore Avenue in Encino, in honor of founding band members Jim Morrison and John Densmore during the second annual "Day Of The Doors" event in Encino on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Ed Crisostomo/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 7:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the drummer for the Doors, John Densmore's name has been inexorably linked with that of lead singer Jim Morrison's for more than half a century. Now those names are connected by signs as well, on a street not far from where the seminal rock band, arguably Los Angeles' greatest...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Justin Bieber performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mementos from Bieber’s formative years as an aspiring singer will go on display at the Stratford Perth Museum in his Canadian hometown of Stratford, Ontario, opening on Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 3:18 pm
STRATFORD, Ontario (AP) — Mementos from Justin Bieber's formative years as an aspiring singer will go on display next month at a museum in his Canadian hometown of Stratford, Ontario. "Steps to Stardom" opens at the Stratford Perth Museum on Feb. 18. The title is a reference to the young singer's...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, performs at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show’s return to New York City. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, the first round of performers for the Jan. 28 awards show, held live from Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and Pink will perform at the 60th Grammy Awards, which will also feature Broadway musical tributes by Patti LuPone and Ben Platt in honor of the show's return to New York City. The Recording Academy announced Thursday the first round of...
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January 04, 2018 - 6:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has detained a female singer over a racy video posted online, the second singer to face such legal action in recent months. Laila Amer was charged with violating public decency and inciting debauchery over the video, titled "Bos Omak," or "Look at Your Mother" a pun on a popular...
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January 03, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man has been charged with killing former 1960s soul singer Betty Jane Willis during an attempted rape. Twenty-two-year-old Rosendo Xo Pec was charged Wednesday with murder with special circumstances and could face the death penalty. It's unclear whether he has an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Rick Hall attends The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Special Merit Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. Hall, an Alabama record producer who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and `70s and helped develop the fabled "Muscle Shoals sound," died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, following a fight with cancer, his longtime friend Judy Hood said. He was 85. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
January 02, 2018 - 2:33 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and '70s and helped develop the fabled "Muscle Shoals sound," has died. Hall died at his home Tuesday following a fight with cancer, said longtime friend Judy Hood. He was 85. Hall...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Mariah Carey poses for photographers during her hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Carey will perform again Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," hosted by Ryan Seacrest, after a bungled performance last year in which she stumbled through her short set, failing to sing for most of it despite a pre-recorded track of her songs playing in the background. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 01, 2018 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Happy New Year, Mariah Carey. The pop singer made it through her performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" cleanly this year after bungling it last year. She sang her 1990s hits "Vision of Love" and "Hero" on Sunday night in Times Square, where revelers...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 4, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by Kendrick Lamar, speaks during an Independence Day celebration for members of the military and their families, at the White House, in Washington. Lamar, U2, Jay-Z, Harry Styles and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Obama’s favorite songs of 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 31, 2017 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama's favorite songs of the year. The former president shared an eclectic list of his favorite songs and books of 2017 Sunday on his Facebook page, including Jay-Z's...
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows the exterior of the Motown Museum in Detroit. The Detroit museum says it's received $500,000 from the Hudson-Webber Foundation supporting its expansion plans. It follows the September 2017 announcement of a $1 million gift from the Fred A. and Barbara Erb Family Foundation. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
December 31, 2017 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — There's a little bit more dancing in the street at the Motown Museum as officials accept another donation supporting its expansion plans. The Detroit museum says it's received $500,000 from the Hudson-Webber Foundation . The donation follows September's announcement of a $1 million...
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