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NEW YORK (AP) — The executive producer of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is defending the decision to have Madonna pay homage to Prince, which has been met with some criticism online and sparked a Change.org petition. "Listen, I think everybody is entitled to their opinion and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — R&B singer Jason Derulo has a lot to learn from country star Luke Bryan if he hopes to blend into the music scene in Nashville. The two teamed up for an episode of "CMT Crossroads" that combined each singer's musical swagger and rump-shaking hits like...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Prince died suddenly in April, he left behind no known children. That has his sibling and half siblings lining up in probate court for their shares of a fortune certain to run into the millions, with great earning potential. Yet it's still possible that...
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 May 6, to Thursday May 12, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Justin Timberlake, "CAN'T STOP...
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday May 6, to Thursday, May 12, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Drake, "One Dance" (Cash...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Violinist Itzhak Perlman's cancellation of his North Carolina performance 7:10 p.m. Violinist Itzhak Perlman says he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh after he was told he would not be able to...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pop star Elton John is taking North Carolina's governor to task for signing a bill that limits antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people, saying he needs a lesson in compassion. Writing for a blog posted Tuesday on The Hill , John wrote that the law is...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha, who was readying a live performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards , is no longer performing at the show. Dick clark productions said in a statement Tuesday that Kesha initially accepted its invitation to perform at the May 22 show and "received...
NEW YORK (AP) — Garth Brooks is full of tears — tears of joy — as he prepares to return to New York City after two decades and he discusses emotional topics such as family and music. The country star , during a press conference Tuesday at Yankee Stadium where he'll perform on...