Mesfin Fekadu

Dr Dre, iconic producer of Eminem, Tupac and Snoop Dogg, set to be honoured 

Dr Dre, who has produced hits for Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more, will be honoured by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work

01 Nov 2019

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among 16 acts in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class

The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class.

16 Oct 2019

A future R&B star: Ari Lennox in the spotlight, with a voice as smooth as shea butter

Ari Lennox was drunk on a plane as she headed to meet J Cole for the first time in 2016 to work on music the rapper had been putting together for Rihanna.

03 Oct 2019

Jessye Norman, opera star and four-time Grammy winner, breathes her last at 74

Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died. She was 74.

01 Oct 2019

Missy Elliott honoured as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish bag top awards at MTV VMAs

Swift won three honours, tying with Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish for most wins of the night.

27 Aug 2019

Barbra Streisand's return concert at Madison Square Garden after 13 years takes a political turn

Barbra Streisand's return to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years attracted figures from pop superstar Mariah Carey to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

04 Aug 2019

Woodstock 50 in dire straits as Jay-Z, John Fogerty pull out of festival lineup 

Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place.

28 Jul 2019

In a Jay-Z state of mind: Meek Mill launches new record label with Roc Nation

Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.

24 Jul 2019

It's Ariana Grande vs Taylor Swift with 10 nominations each at MTV Video Music Awards

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations.

23 Jul 2019

Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah Carey, Despacito

Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.

23 Jul 2019

Janet, Chris Brown, and 50 Cent to perform at Saudi concert that Nicki Minaj dropped

Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest

18 Jul 2019

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