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Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out

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NEW YORK Beyonce's critically-praised visual album "Lemonade" on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor Swift. | Video

Pandora Media details plans to enter ticketing business

Online radio giant Pandora Media Inc on Wednesday detailed its plans to market concert tickets to listeners, broadening the company's business as it strives to become profitable.

27 Jul 2016

Verdict over Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' is appealed

The plaintiff who failed to convince a Los Angeles jury that Led Zeppelin plagiarized the opening guitar passage for its 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" plans to appeal the verdict, court papers show. | Video

27 Jul 2016

Streaming activity helps keep Drake's 'Views' atop Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES Strong streaming activity helped keep Canadian R&B artist Drake at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for an 11th non-consecutive week. | Video

26 Jul 2016

Administrator of Prince's estate dismisses more inheritance claims

The administrator of Prince's estate has further solidified the inheritance claims of the pop superstar's six surviving siblings by dismissing more than a dozen other claimants, according to court documents released on Friday.

23 Jul 2016

Indian composer A.R. Rahman aims to get closer to audience in new tour

LONDON Indian musician A.R. Rahman says his new British tour will be departure from the usual big-set production and instead aim to create a more intimate experience with the audience. | Video

27 Jul 2016

Pakistani singer Khan unites Bollywood and Qawwali in UK shows

Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, known for both Bollywood hits and Qawwali, Sufi devotional music that dates back more than 700 years, is taking the two genres to Britain in August for three concerts.

21 Jul 2016

Drake's 'Views' takes tenth week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES Canadian R&B singer Drake reclaimed the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart on Monday for a 10th week, joining a small group of artists to have achieved the same feat in recent years. | Video

19 Jul 2016

Singer Elton John gives boost to groups fighting AIDS

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Groups working to battle AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean are the first winners of grants established by singer Elton John to end discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, the singer said.

Lifestyle, Health 22 Jul 2016

No shaking off Taylor Swift-Kanye West 'Famous' feud

(Editor's note: this story contains language in paragraph three that may offend some readers) | Video

19 Jul 2016
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Monsoon deluge in Indian cities causes traffic chaos, sewage swirls

NEW DELHI Persistent heavy rains have caused widespread disruption in India's major cities and severe floods in the rugged northeast have killed at least 12 people, the government said on Friday. | Video