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Swedish DJ Avicii to have private funeral: publicist

Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, who was found dead last month in Oman at the age of 28, will be given a private funeral, his publicist said on Tuesday. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the…

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May 23, 2018


Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album “DAMN.” and was also the first music winner in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from…

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April 17, 2018


Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announce split in loving messages

Celebrity couple Zayn Malik and supermodel Gigi Hadid on Tuesday announced they had split up after two years of dating, with both posting statements of mutual love and respect. Malik, a former member of British boy band One Direction, and Hadid, a model for Victoria’s Secret, Fendi and Tommy Hilfiger, gave no reason for the…

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March 15, 2018


Ali Gul Pir slams the two extremes–‘liberals’ and ‘fundos’ in tell-all interview

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM VIDEOGRAPHY: NASIR AHMED KARACHI: Ali Gul Pir is arguably Pakistan’s first ever YouTube star–the one who shot to overnight fame with the song Waderay Ka Beta— and ever since then he has come up with witty rap singles that have shone the spotlight on issues we’d rather discuss in our drawing rooms.  Pakistan…

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February 7, 2018


Video: Ali Zafar’s pet dog won’t let him rehearse in peace

Pakistani model, singer and actor Ali Zafar is renowned for his singing prowess as well as other talents. Ever since he established himself as a pop star in Pakistan, Ali Zafar has enthralled fans across several countries with his magical voice and superb talent. In a recent video that he uploaded on Instagram, the actor…

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February 1, 2018


Goodbye yellow brick tours; Elton John announces farewell world concerts

NEW YORK: Elton John on Wednesday announced a three-year farewell world tour, saying he would quit traveling afterward to focus on life with his family. The 70-year-old singer, one of the best-selling recording artists in the world over a 50-year career, told a news conference in New York that his priorities have changed after becoming…

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January 26, 2018


Whither rock? Beyonce, Eminem to headline Coachella

LOS ANGELES: Beyonce, Eminem and The Weeknd will headline Coachella, promoters announced Tuesday, marking the first time that no rock act will be among the main attractions at the leading festival. Coachella, which has turned into one of the world’s most lucrative and influential festivals since its debut in 1999, takes place in the desert of southern…

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January 3, 2018


Remembering ‘Malika-e-Tarannum’ Noor Jehan on her 17th death anniversary

LAHORE: Today marks the 17th death anniversary of legendary singer Noor Jehan, whose songs still continue to rule the hearts of millions of people in India and Pakistan.  Noor Jehan was born on September 21, 1926 at neighbourhood Kot Murad Khan in Kasur near the Kasur Railway Station. She recorded as many as 10,000 songs…

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December 23, 2017


Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Lady Gaga is swapping touring for a two-year stint in Las Vegas, joining the likes of music divas Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Shania Twain who have recently taken up concert residencies in the entertainment mecca. Gaga, 31, said on Tuesday she will start a two-year engagement at the 5,300-seat Park…

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December 20, 2017


Luke Bryan’s ‘What Makes You Country’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

LOS ANGELES: Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country” album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album. According to Nielsen Music data released on Monday, Bryan sold more than 107,000 units of the album during a week in which Irish band U2…

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December 19, 2017


Video: British singer Tanya Wells croons ‘Chaar Chiragh Tere’

DUBAI: A recent video of British singer Tanya Wells has been going viral in which the songstress can be seen and heard singing a beautiful rendition of the popular folklore Chaar Chiragh Tere. Tanya Wells is indeed gifted with a melodious voice that she has often used to perfection when crooning songs by Pakistani legends…

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December 14, 2017


Eminem’s star-studded ‘Revival’ tracklist also features Ed Sheeran

American rapper, actor, songwriter and producer Eminem on Tuesday revealed the tracklist for his upcoming hugely-anticipated album Revival that features high profile collaborators including Ed Sheeran. When Eminem and Ed Sheeran collaborate on a track, you can bet everything you’ve got it’s going to get big. The Real Slim Shady revealed the tracklist for his…

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December 6, 2017


Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES: Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the accusation. Melissa Schuman, who was a member of girl group Dream in the late 1990s, claimed in a lengthy blog post earlier this month that…

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November 24, 2017


Quratulain Balouch faces backlash on Twitter after abusing Imran Khan

Famed Pakistani singer Quratulain Baloch faced a backlash on micro-blogging site Twitter after she used an expletive for PTI chief Imran Khan, on Tuesday. Quratulain Baloch is known for her melodious voice and the number of hits she has churned out for successful drama serials. Her numerous appearances on Coke Studio have also earned her…

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November 22, 2017


Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ is 2017’s biggest U.S. album debut

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week and debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, Nielsen Music said on Monday, the biggest album debut of the year. The first week sales for “Reputation” outpaced the year’s previous biggest debut, rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn.,” which…

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November 21, 2017


Eminem performs ‘Walk On Water’ live, wins big at MTV EMAs

LONDON: US rap star Eminem performed live after a while at the MTV EMA 2017 with Skylar Grey on a memorable night that also saw him take home the Best Hip Hop prize. It was an emotional moment for the 44-year-old Artist of the Decade who had released the latest single from his new album…

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November 13, 2017


Eminem, Beyonce ‘Walk on Water’, break the internet

It may take Eminem four years to release a single from a new album but the Detroit superstar certainly hasn’t lost his star power as he started trending on Twitter worldwide after his latest song Walk On Water was released worldwide and surprisingly featured Beyonce.  The song became a global discussion instantly after being released since this…

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November 11, 2017


U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” in a television commercial to help win a national election. The track, played during the National Party’s successful 2014 election campaign and titled “Eminem Esque”, was found by…

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October 25, 2017


Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tops Billboard, one of 2017’s biggest debuts

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Pink soared to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with one of the year’s biggest album sales debut, beating out new albums from rapper Gucci Mane and rocker Beck. “Beautiful Trauma,” Pink’s seventh studio album, sold 408,000 album units in its first week. This comprised sales…

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October 24, 2017


Happy Birthday Eminem: 10 facts you should know about the rap star

Eminem is recognised as a musical genius and certainly the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) when it comes to rap music. With a global fan base, millions of albums sold and plenty of collaborations as an artist, here are 10 facts you should know about the Caucasian rapper. 1. As a 9-year-old, he spent a…

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October 18, 2017


Eminem rebukes ‘racist’ Donald Trump in awards show rap

LOS ANGELES: 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. Eminem told his fans in the four-minute unaccompanied vocal they must choose whether to support him or the president. “Racism is the…

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October 11, 2017

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