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Beyonce, Bieber lead MTV Europe Music Awards nominations

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LONDON Music stars Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead the nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, earning five nods each at the major music event. | Video

Drake returns to Billboard No.1 for 13th time with 'Views'

Canadian rapper Drake returned to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with "Views" on Monday after a seven-week break from the top spot.

26 Sep 2016

David Bowie's art collection arrives in NY ahead of November sale

Sotheby's on Monday previewed the contemporary art collection of late rock star David Bowie at their gallery headquarters in New York ahead of its auction in November. | Video

27 Sep 2016

U.S. zydeco music star Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural dies at 68

NEW YORK The American accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., who brought wider attention to the Creole musical styles of his native Louisiana through his band Buckwheat Zydeco, died on Saturday, his manager said.

25 Sep 2016

U.S. country singer Jean Shepard dead at 82

Jean Shepard, who played a pioneering role for women in country music and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, died on Sunday at age 82, the Nashville Tennessean reported.

26 Sep 2016

Jason Aldean tops Billboard album chart, holds off Drake

LOS ANGELES Country singer Jason Aldean debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, edging out rapper Drake's long-standing "Views." | Video

20 Sep 2016

Justin Timberlake kicks off concert documentary at Toronto festival

TORONTO Pop star Justin Timberlake's new concert documentary was a joy to make because the lack of rigid plot or story structure makes shooting such productions the "purest form of film making," director Jonathan Demme said on Wednesday. | Video

14 Sep 2016

Elton John kicks off Apple Music Festival in London

LONDON, Sept 19 Music stars such as Britney Spears, Michael Buble, Robbie Williams and Alicia Keys will take to a London stage over coming days to perform at the Apple Music Festival, with veteran Elton John kicking off proceedings on Sunday. | Video

20 Sep 2016

Labels release cut-rate music streaming service amid shift to flexible pricing

Two major record labels are rolling out a low-priced music streaming service in the United Kingdom, a rare foray by record companies directly into the field and another sign the industry is finally moving toward more flexible pricing.

15 Sep 2016

Arrest made in $3 million jewelry theft from rapper Drake's tour bus

PHOENIX An Arizona stagehand was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing about $3 million in jewelry from a bus used by Grammy-winning rapper Drake on his latest concert tour, Phoenix police said.

08 Sep 2016
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India-Pakistan tensions rise after Modi cancels trip

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Tensions between India and Pakistan rose on Tuesday as India's leader cancelled a visit to a regional summit and Islamabad warned it would treat it as "an act of war" if India revoked a water treaty.