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Drake gives away almost $1 million in 'God's Plan' music video

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LOS ANGELES The song is called "God's Plan" and Canadian rapper Drake dropped a music video to match on Friday in which he gave away almost $1 million in cash to people in Miami.

Kanye West settles lawsuit over Saint Pablo tour cancellation

LOS ANGELES Kanye West and Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL] insurers have resolved a $10 million lawsuit over the rapper's cancellation of his 2016 tour.

16 Feb 2018

Chinese superstars steal new year show with first duet in 20 years

BEIJING Two of China's most famous and well-loved pop stars stole the show at state television's annual glitzy, often much mocked marathon show welcoming in the lunar new year on Thursday, singing their first public duet in two decades.

15 Feb 2018

Heavy metal band Metallica wins 2018 Polar Music Prize

STOCKHOLM American heavy metal band Metallica was awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, drawing a delighted response from the group which has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

14 Feb 2018

Female artists strike right note at NME Awards in London

LONDON Female musical acts took home a slew of prizes at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday, in a move that artists present welcomed as the entertainment industry reeled from allegations of sexual misconduct against women. | Video

15 Feb 2018

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song

LOS ANGELES A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song "Shake It Off" was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection. | Video

14 Feb 2018

Family feud erupts over riches left by 'French Elvis' Hallyday

PARIS A feud has erupted over the estate of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died two months ago, with two of his four children aggrieved that they have seemingly been cut out of a will that may be worth as much as 100 million euros ($122 million).

12 Feb 2018

Poor reviews aside, Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' is No.1

LOS ANGELES Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with "Man of the Woods," despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics.

13 Feb 2018

U.S. singer Vic Damone dies at age 89, family says

LOS ANGELES U.S. singer Vic Damone, a crooner who found fame in the 1940s and 1950s, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Monday.

12 Feb 2018

EU regulators to examine Apple buy of UK music discovery app Shazam

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apple's acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countries.

06 Feb 2018
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CBI closes PNB branch at heart of fraud

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) closed down a branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history, police sources said on Monday.