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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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Beyonce is 2017’s highest-paid woman in music with $105 million

LOS ANGELES – Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour, according to Forbes….

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

PARIS: AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after suffering for several years with dementia, the band announced Saturday. Young founded the Australian rock group with his brother Angus, who said he will leave “an enormous legacy”. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,”…

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Musical Food Festival lures epicureans in Lahore

A local hotel in Lahore hosted a food festival for the citizens to relish good cuisines under cozy atmosphere and soul-refreshing music. Know more from Zarmina Khan.

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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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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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Strings bid farewell to Coke Studio

NEWS DESK: String broke the news that they’re bidding farewell to Coke Studio, saying that “Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings”. In a Facebook post on Sunday, the band delivered the news: Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings. It has been a fantastic journey…

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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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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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Japan’s blind maestro does magic with piano

TOKYO: Blind since birth, virtuoso Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii puts his global success down to a wide range of experiences outside music — and listening to how the conductor breathes. “I love sport, I love swimming, skiing,” the 29-year-old maestro told AFP in an interview. “The more I experience, the more positive things it brings…

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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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Guess who’s back: Eminem’s latest album is reportedly complete

According to Eminem’s hype man and producer Denaun Porter, the hip hop superstar is done with his latest album.  Eminem is one of the biggest names in the musical world and his absence from mainstream media has left his fans frustrated since the ‘Rap God’ artists seldom makes public appearances. However, he has been heard…

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Beyonce remixes Latin hit ‘Mi Gente’ to aid disaster relief efforts

Beyonce has released a new single and video to help with relief efforts following the recent natural disasters in the Caribbean and Mexico. “Mi Gente (My People),” a remix of the Latin hit by J. Balvin and Willy William, marks the R&B singer’s first new music since giving birth to twins in June. “I am…

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Madonna will ‘never say never’ to adopting more children

Pop diva Madonna says she will “never say never” to adopting more children because she finds motherhood a form of healing. The 59-year-old singer has Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 17, Mercy and David, both 11, as well as five-year-old twins Stelle and Estere. In an interview with CBS, Madonna says, “Who knows? Yeah, I – I…

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Taylor Swift’s new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift’s vengeful new music video “Look What You Made Me Do,” is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release. YouTube said on Tuesday it was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36-million mark set by South Korean…

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Taylor Swift takes aim at haters with ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

LOS ANGELES: After a year in which she went through a high-profile breakup, a short-lived fling, celebrity feuds and a court battle, Taylor Swift is coming for her haters with a mad, bad, edgy new single. Swift released “Look What You Made Me Do” late on Thursday, a high-octane pop track in which she takes…

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Kendrick Lamar wins MTV Video of the Year

LOS AGENLES: Rapper Kendrick Lamar on Sunday won MTV’s Video of the Year for “HUMBLE.,” his ironic take on fame and fortune, as he became the big winner of the channel’s awards. Lamar, one of the most acclaimed rappers of his time, also took Best Hip-Hop Video and technical awards for the video to the…

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MTV brings activism to glitzy awards

Los Angeles: The MTV Video Music Awards have earned notoriety for their made-for-television shock moments but in the era of Donald Trump, the gala is set to take on a new political bent. The awards, which the youth culture network will broadcast worldwide Sunday evening from Los Angeles, for the first time will honor not…

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Kesha thanks fans as ‘Rainbow’ comeback debuts at top of Billboard

LOS ANGELES: Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album “Rainbow,” her first studio album in five years amid a bitter legal battle over her record contract. The 30-year-old singer sold some 116,000 units of “Rainbow,” according to data on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan, to give her the second-largest U.S….

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Music legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan being remembered today

Legendary musician and Qawwal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being remembered on his 20th death anniversary today (Wednesday). Know more in this brief descriptive video.

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Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Denver, United States: Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her. A jury in Denver federal court deliberated for four hours before allowing her complaint that David Mueller had fondled her buttocks during a photo opportunity in 2013. Swift was…

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