Rihanna says thought she could be Chris Brown's 'guardian angel'


NEW YORK - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realized she had been stupid to think that way.

How does it feel ... to own 20 versions of Dylan's 'Rolling Stone'?

LONDON - "I need a dump truck mama to unload my head," Bob Dylan sang on his raucous 1965 B-side "From A Buick 6".

06 Oct 2015

Rapper Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' crowns Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Fetty Wap's first album topped the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, following a wave of hit singles including hip hop anthem "Trap Queen."  

06 Oct 2015

Sam Smith video for Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' released

LONDON - Grammy Award winner Sam Smith released the video for his theme song for the new James Bond film "Spectre" on Monday, days after the ballad became the first 007 title track to top the British pop charts. | Video

05 Oct 2015

Sam Smith's 'James Bond' theme tune tops UK charts

LONDON - British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with "Writing's On The Wall", the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film "Spectre", making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper.

02 Oct 2015

Denied trademark, U.S. rock band The Slants turns to First Amendment

WASHINGTON - An Asian-American band called The Slants urged a U.S. appeals court on Friday to strike down part of a federal law that has prevented it from trademarking its name, arguing that offensive speech or ethnic slurs cannot be censored by the government.

03 Oct 2015

Spanish tenor Carreras to sing 'A Life in Music' in London

LONDON - Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, 68, a founding member of the Three Tenors classical trio, will give the premiere of a retrospective show entitled "A Life in Music" next year at London's Royal Albert Hall.

01 Oct 2015

Little Mix want to take 'Get Weird' tour worldwide

British pop group Little Mix will kick off their UK arena "Get Weird" tour in March and the all-girl band say they want to take it worldwide. | Video

02 Oct 2015

MTV names Sean Atkins as president

- MTV, the music and reality-TV focused television network owned by Viacom Inc, on Wednesday named veteran media executive Sean Atkins as its president.

01 Oct 2015

Jay Z's Tidal to celebrate 1 million subscribers with mega concert

NEW YORK - Jay Z's global streaming music service Tidal on Wednesday announced a super star charity concert in New York to celebrate reaching one million subscribers, six months after it launched.

01 Oct 2015

Risking backlash, Modi to push power price hikes

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to tell states to raise electricity prices in return for access to a financial bailout package, a politically contentious move that risks a backlash from farmers and consumers long used to free or cheap power.