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Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers

Washington: Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100 million followers on Twitter, the social media platform announced. “Today we #WITNESS history,” Twitter said Friday in a tweet, referencing the title of Perry’s recently released fifth album. “Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty.” The…

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Momina to cheer Pakistan at Champions Trophy final

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan battles it out with arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday, the Men in Green will be cheered by singer Momina Mustehsan. Momina revealed her plan to watch the final of the mega event in a message on micro-blogging website Twitter. “Flying to London tomorrow for #PakVsInd…

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Selena Gomez says has evolved as singer

LOS ANGELES: Singer Selena Gomez said she has evolved as an artiste, according to a local magazine. According to People magazine, the 24-year-old star promised that her upcoming record will be markedly different from her 2015 album ‘Revival’, which featured hits such as ‘Hands to Myself’ and ‘Same Old Love’. “It’s an evolution and I…

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Controversial Indian singer returns to Twitter after verified account suspended

Indian Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose verified account on Twitter was suspended over offensive and sexist remarks last week against a university student, returned to the micro-blogging site with a new account. In his first message, the controversial singer said ‘anti-nationals’ can’t stop his voice. Twitter on May 23 suspended Abhijeet’s account over sexist and offensive…

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Shakira plans new album this month

NEW YORK: Shakira announced Thursday that she will release a new album later this month after the superstar sported a reggaeton sound on her first single.

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Singer Talat Mahmood being remembered

Popular Indian playback singer and film actor, Talat Mahmood is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Tuesday). Watch this summary.

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Janet Jackson resumes tour after separation, childbirth

NEW YORK: Pop superstar and new mother Janet Jackson said she will resume a tour after a nearly two-year break as she confirmed separating from her husband. Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news she was pregnant, announced 56 concerts across North America later this year. In an online…

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Iconic singer Iqbal Bano being remembered today

KARACHI: The death anniversary of the legendary singer Iqbal Bano is being observed today (Friday). Born in Indian city of Rohtik in 1935, Bano was trained in the art of singing by Ustad Chand Ali Khan Dehli Walay. She was a star by the 1950s‚ singing soundtrack songs for famous Urdu films like Gumnaam‚ Qatil‚…

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Sonu Nigam denies being anti-Muslim

Sonu Nigam addressed to the people via a press conference earlier this morning after facing incessant bashing. After his tweet where he stated that waking up to the sound of Azaan is forced religiousness, a storm was caused on the social media. God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken…

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Video: Asad Amanat Ali being remembered

One of prominent classical, semi-classical and ghazal singers, Asad Amanat Ali (1952 – 2007) is remembered on his death anniversary today (Saturday). Samaa presents tribute to him. Watch this brief summary on his life.

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Video: International singer Alexandra Stan to perform in Pakistan

International singer and songwriter Alexandra Ioana Stan has announced that she will be performing in Karachi this month at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium. The Romanian singer made the announcement in a video message on Facebook. Born in the city of Constanța, Alexandra Stan made her worldwide breakthrough with the 2011 single “Mr. Saxobeat”, which was written…

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Pakistan’s first Opera singer Saira Peter releases debut album

LAHORE: Saira Peter has become the first Pakistani singer who recorded her album of Sufi poetry in Opera, the music and style invented in Italy. She told APP here on Monday that she selected the poetry of saint and Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for her first album, which was released on Monday. She…

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Video: Dancer Akmal becomes ‘Good Night’ singer

Umar Akmal who knows how to live in limelight sang to his fans, ‘Iss Safar Me Koi Hamsafar Chahiye’ as goodnight greeting. He wrapped up the video by saying, “I am going to bed. Thank you very much. I spent my time with you.” Watch this clip.

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Canadian singer prepares song for PSL final

The magic of Pakistan Super League (PSL) has completely floored Pakistan origin Canadian singer, Shagufta Awan. The singer prepared a special song for the PSL. Know more in this video report.

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Dadu boy sings for PSL

Dadu’s 12-year boy, Ahsan Ali, is a vocalist par excellence. He has readied a song for Pakistan Super League (PSL). Let’s hear it.

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Hadiqa Kiani shocked over “fake” arrest reports

LAHORE: Pakistan’s singer and songwriter Hadiqa Kianai on Tuesday expressed shock over British media reports that she was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London. Her response came after Metro-UK.com, a British news website, quoted local authorities saying that Hadiqa Kiani was arrested for trying to smuggle 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden in two bags of…

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Rapper Abid Brohi appears in Samaa morning show

Pakistan’s emerging rapper, Abid Brohi was hosted by SAMAA in its morning show on Wednesday. He made certain announcement at the show. Abid Brohi is a talented Pakistani singer from Sibi area of Balochistan. His song titled “Patari” released this month is taking social media by storm these days. Watch this video report.

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‘Lambada’ singer found dead after robbery: police

The singer of Latin pop hit “La Lambada,” Loalwa Braz, was found dead Thursday in a burned-out car in her native Brazil, the victim of a burglary police say was carried out by the manager of a small inn she runs. Braz, 63, provided the sensual lead vocals for the international hit song released by…

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4th death anniversary of vocalist Mehnaz Begum today

KARACHI: The 4th death anniversary of renowned singer Mehnaz Begum is being observed today [January 19]. The distinguished singer of Pakistani music industry Mehnaz Begum died on 19th January 2013 at the age of 55. She was on her way to USA when her condition got worsened in Bahrain where she died in a hospital….

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Singer Bilal Saeed escapes from Lahore High Court after bail cancellation

A prominent singer, songwriter and musician escaped from the premises of Lahore High Court on Wednesday after his bail was rejected, SAMAA reported. Bilal Saeed, 28, was in the court for a hearing regarding his alleged involvement in a fraud and theft case lodged at Raiwind Police Station. The singer had applied for bail in…

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Video: Female singer’s ‘slip of tongue’ at MQM rally

During a gathering of MQM Pakistan in Karachi, a female singer accidentally took Altaf Hussain’s name in the party song, leaving participants in surprise. The situation was awkward since MQM Pakistan has parted ways with its founder Altaf Hussain. Watch this video…

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