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Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

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LISBON Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over 200 million people around the world, and the right to host the event next year. | Video

Spotify removes R. Kelly's music from playlists after boycott campaign

American R&B singer R. Kelly's music was removed from playlists and recommendations on Spotify, the streaming service said on Thursday, after a campaign to boycott the singer who has been accused of sexual misconduct. | Video

11 May 2018

Hungary talent show for young classical musicians taps Domingo for global appeal

BUDAPEST/NEW YORK Placido Domingo, one of the world's most famous opera singers, is backing a classical music talent show for children, aiming to bring the Hungarian television contest to an international audience.

12 May 2018

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift put end to their bad blood

LOS ANGELES Katy Perry sent Taylor Swift a real olive branch on Tuesday, appearing to end a long-running feud between two of pop music's biggest stars.

09 May 2018

Jay-Z ordered to testify next week in U.S. SEC investigation

NEW YORK A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Jay-Z to testify on May 15 in an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission involving the sale of the rapper's Rocawear clothing brand to Iconix Brand Group Inc.

09 May 2018

Glitzy Eurovision pageant gives boost to Lisbon tourism

LISBON The Eurovision song contest kicked into high gear on Tuesday in Lisbon with tens of thousands of music fans further boosting the record tourist numbers in the city, where pop star Madonna fixed her residence last year.

08 May 2018

Kanye West sounds off on slavery, his opioid addiction and Trump

LOS ANGELES Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday described slavery as a choice, praised Donald Trump for doing "the impossible" by becoming U.S. president, and attributed his 2016 mental breakdown to opioid addiction.

02 May 2018

Vivendi to examine capital options for Universal Music on May 17

PARIS French media group Vivendi said on Tuesday that its board would examine on May 17 various scenarios regarding the capital evolution of its Universal Music Group (UMG) unit.

02 May 2018

With fans aflutter, boy band 'NSync 'reunites' for Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES Screaming fans greeted former boy band 'NSync on Monday just like it was the turn of the last century as the group that helped catapult Justin Timberlake to stardom was honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. | Video

01 May 2018

Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

27 Apr 2018
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Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says considering steps to keep fuel prices in check

NEW DELHI India is looking at ways to keep rising fuel prices in check, its oil minister said on Monday, with retail rates for diesel and petrol touching record highs in capital city New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai.