Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest


VIENNA - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show. | Video

Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers tops British albums chart

LONDON - Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers scored his second solo chart-topping album after "The Desired Effected" went straight in at number one in Britain on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.

24 May 2015

'Pitch Perfect 2' hits high note on Billboard 200 after film debut

LOS ANGELES - The soundtrack for song-infused comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" debuted atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday after the sequel conquered the box office last weekend. | Video

22 May 2015

Rapper Flavor Flav arrested in Las Vegas with marijuana, alcohol in car

- Rap star Flavor Flav was arrested on Thursday in Las Vegas on suspicion of driving under the influence, after he was pulled over for speeding and was found with marijuana and an open container of alcohol in his BMW, a Nevada state trooper said.

22 May 2015

'Candy-wrapper music' hits sweet spot in Cannes 'Youth' movie

CANNES, France - American composer David Lang has written what he calls "candy-wrapper music" for the Cannes competition film "Youth" in which Michael Caine plays a retired musician wrestling with old age. | Video

20 May 2015

UK Supreme Court overturns ban on abused pianist's memoir

LONDON - A British concert pianist whose autobiography was banned because it contained harrowing details of childhood rape that could psychologically harm his son will be allowed to publish the book after the Supreme Court overturned the ban on Wednesday.

21 May 2015

Musicians, from opera to blues, seek to play New York subways

NEW YORK - It may not be the lights of Broadway but subway stations aren't a bad gig either, according to scores of musicians who auditioned on Tuesday to play in New York City's bustling underground terminals.

20 May 2015

Cancer patients get chance to create a musical legacy

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Musician Stuart Jewell is working on a long-cherished dream to record a song that he wrote almost thirty years ago, but his purpose is to create a memento for his family, rather than to become a star. | Video

Lifestyle, Health 19 May 2015

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith win top Billboard Music awards

- Taylor Swift dominated the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, winning eight awards including top artist, while British soul singer Sam Smith took the honors for top male artist and new artist. | Video

18 May 2015

No harm intended in Winehouse biopic 'AMY', director says

CANNES, France - Asif Kapadia, the director of "AMY", the biopic on Amy Winehouse that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, said there was no harm intended after the late singer-songwriter's father harshly criticized the film. | Video

18 May 2015

Nepalese river blocked by landslide flowing again

KATHMANDU - A river dammed up by a huge landslide in Nepal's northwest has begun flowing again but the risks of flash floods are not over yet, police said on Sunday. | Video