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'It's an anthem': New solo version of a song by late Aretha Franklin about race, faith released 

A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin’s riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J Blige about faith and race, 2006’s Never Gonna Break My Faith, has arrived on Juneteenth

19 Jun 2020

Inner World, the Dalai Lama's first album of chants and mantras, set to release on his 85th birthday

Inner World, an album featuring teachings and mantras by the Dalai Lama set to music, will be released on July 6, his 85th birthday.

10 Jun 2020

Dr Elvis is in the house: Meet the Singing Surgeon who just cut an EP to aid COVID-19 relief

Elvis Francois, the orthopaedic surgery resident who has gone viral with his top-notch live performances at hospitals, always wanted to help heal the world. But through music? 

16 Apr 2020

Dua Lipa's new album Future Nostalgia is a party with a purpose and messages of hope, equality

Put on Dua Lipa’s sophomore album and you’ll experience a party — a collection of upbeat, dance-flavoured, power-pop gems that could brighten your day.

02 Apr 2020

'I’m playing it as safe as I possibly can', says Oprah Winfrey in self-quarantine at home

Oprah Winfrey says she’s playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

28 Mar 2020

Global music concert industry in flux as coronavirus pandemic hits the US in a major way

Multi-platinum rock band Third Eye Blind had never cancelled a tour, even when its members “all had salmonella poisoning and we were all green and vomiting,” as bandleader Stephan Jenkins put it.

14 Mar 2020

Coachella music festival pushed to October; Carlos Santana, Zac Brown Band cancel gigs

The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus.

11 Mar 2020

Shaquille O’Neal gets pre-Super Bowl party crowd to chant 'Kobe', cries 'We love you, brother'

Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music.

02 Feb 2020

Diddy calls out the Grammys in fiery speech for dissing rap and R&B, gets a standing ovation 

Sean 'Diddy' Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation.

26 Jan 2020

75 years of Bob Marley: Iconic musician's children celebrate and pass on the musical torch

At a celebration for Bob Marley’s 75th birth anniversary, the late icon’s children — famous in their own right — told stories about the reggae king and passed the musical torch to their own kids.

25 Jan 2020

Joker's Hildur Gudnadottir is first woman in 19 years to win Best Original Score at the Globes

Joker composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes.

06 Jan 2020

First-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit set to debut at Grammy Museum, Los Angeles next month

The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month.

20 Dec 2019

Grammy nod for Brown Skin Girl by Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay-Z & Beyonce?

At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter.

19 Nov 2019

And the Grammy goes to... Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, Lewis Capaldi likely to score big 

A break down of who might score multiple Grammy nominations this year!

16 Nov 2019

Spanish singer Rosalía wins top honours, marks a historic night for women at 20th Latin Grammy Awards

Rosalía won three awards Thursday, tying top nominee Alejandro Sanz and besting the veteran singer-songwriter in categories like 'Album of the year' and best contemporary pop vocal album 

15 Nov 2019

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