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Adele to perform at 2016 Grammys

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Adele, whose album "25" swiftly became the biggest seller of 2015, is to perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February, organizers said on Wednesday. | Video

Singer Don McLean says marriage breakdown behind domestic violence arrest

"American Pie" singer Don McLean said on Thursday his domestic violence arrest this week stemmed from "the very painful breakdown" of his long marriage and asked fans not to judge him.

22 Jan 2016

Mamma Mia! ABBA come together for new restaurant venture

STOCKHOLM The four former members of Swedish band ABBA, whose catchy tunes still have fans dancing around the world decades after their release, reunited - albeit very briefly - for the opening of a new restaurant-entertainment venture in Stockholm. | Video

21 Jan 2016

The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67

LOS ANGELES Glenn Frey, the prolific guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles, died on Monday at age 67, the American rock band known for "Hotel California" and dozens of other hits said on its website. | Video

19 Jan 2016

Rapper Mos Def due in court for trying to leave South Africa on "World Passport"

JOHANNESBURG Yasiin Bey, the American rapper formerly known as Mos Def, has been charged with violating South Africa's immigration laws after he was arrested last week trying to leave the country on an unrecognized travel document.

20 Jan 2016

K-pop agency says did not force Taiwan star to apologize over flag

SEOUL A South Korean entertainment agency behind a 16-year-old singer who triggered a fresh rift between China and Taiwan by holding a Taiwan flag said on Monday it did not force her to apologize.

18 Jan 2016

Beastie Boys, Monster settle copyright lawsuit

They fought for their copyright. And now they have settled.

15 Jan 2016

Bowie's last album rockets to top of British charts

LONDON David Bowie's last album "Blackstar," released just days before his death from cancer last weekend, soared to the top of the British album charts on Friday as fans bought or streamed over half a million of his records.

15 Jan 2016

Adele, James Bay, Years and Years lead BRIT nominations

LONDON British singers Adele and James Bay, together with pop-electronica trio Years and Years, led the running for this year's BRITs on Thursday, earning four nominations each at Britain's top music awards. | Video

15 Jan 2016
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Asia trade insurers keep close eye on China, India metals firms

MELBOURNE As rock bottom commodities prices and overcapacity weaken balance sheets at beleaguered commodities firms, trade insurers fear further pressure from payment delays and defaults in China and India, particularly in metals.