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NEW YORK (AP) — U.K. singer Birdy burst on the music scene at 15 with a knack for making cover songs sound like her own with her broody, gloomy vocals. Now, she's finding her own voice — with her own lyrics — on her new album. Birdy moved to London from Lymington in Hampshire,...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A famous Sufi singer was shot dead in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on Amjad Sabri's car while he was on his way to a local TV appearance in the southern port city of Karachi,...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hip-hop group Arrested Development is still making music on their own terms by releasing two new albums this year, one that is a free download and another one for sale. The group's 1992 debut, "3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of...," sold...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74. His wife, Amy, said her husband died of congestive heart...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns with partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74. His wife, Amy Jackson, said her husband died Tuesday night at a hospital with her by his side. She said he died...
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer and Prince protege Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in Illinois after the superstar lost consciousness less than a week before his death. Hill told The New York Times ( http://nyti.ms/28NJCRf ) for a story...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use. Department officials said in a statement that agents executed warrants at...
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday June 10, to Thursday June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Lil Boom, "F(asterisk)(...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit claiming the intro to Led Zeppelin's hit "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from another band's song (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant says his memory of encounters 40 years ago is foggy and he does not...