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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake's new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, "More Life," has broken the U.S. record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week. The rapper's 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms...
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March 27, 2017 - 9:59 am
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown that left three people wounded. The shooting happened outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Authorities on Monday charged Raheem Thomas...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Adele told a crowd in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, March 26, 2017, that her current tour may be her final one. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 9:58 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future. The New Zealand Herald reports Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at" and she doesn't know if she "...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the marble bust of Arturo Toscanini is shown at La Scala opera theater during the unveiling of the exhibition of Italian musician and composer Arturo Toscanini , at La Scala opera theater in Milan, Italy. La Scala also dedicated to Toscanini a tribute concert marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini’s March 25, 1867 birth. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 26, 2017 - 12:32 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth. The Saturday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo, John Mayer and Katy Perry arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Perry told The New York Times for an article published online March 23, 2017, that his new single, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” is about Perry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 24, 2017 - 12:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Mayer's new single, "Still Feel Like Your Man," is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. Lyrics for the upbeat, but wistful single include, "I still keep your shampoo in my shower in case you want to wash your hair." In an interview with The New York Times, Mayer rhetorically asks...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous "Control" verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song. Lamar released "The Heart Part 4" on Friday and caused a frenzy on social media as fans and listeners tried to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, the abandoned childhood home of singer Aretha Franklin sits behind a security fence in Memphis, Tenn. Recently, the Franklin birthplace and the surrounding neighborhoods have moved to the forefront of a large cleanup effort, as the city refuses to accept decay as a fact of life in the urban landscape. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 23, 2017 - 3:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the mayor's...
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March 22, 2017 - 9:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. Other headliners announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza's website include The Killers, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Muse and blink-182. The...
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Umbrellas are placed over the statute of the Beatles, during a photocall, on Liverpool's waterfront, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 9:20 am
LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. The city announced...
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March 22, 2017 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. The city announced Wednesday...
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