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West African singer DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat had a massive following in French-speaking western and central African countries.

R Kelly lawyer calls alleged victims ‘disgruntled groupies’

Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing 3 of the alleged victims in the New York case, called the filing 'unusual.'

S.African anti-apartheid singer Johnny Clegg dies

Clegg succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 at his home in Johannesburg, more than four years after he was diagnosed.

US singer freed in less than 24 hours, says Immigration Dept

It dismisses claim that singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann was detained for 5 days in a 'living hell'.

Joss Stone deported from Iran ahead of 200th world tour gig

British singer Joss Stone gets deported from Iran ahead of the latest leg of a world tour that has already taken her to Syria and North Korea.

Singer Steve Lawrence, of ‘Steve and Eydie’ duo, says he has...

Lawrence with wife Eydie Gorme were known as Steve and Eydie are staples of the late-night and variety television programs in the 60s.

Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

Abdel-Basset al-Sarout, goalkeeper turned rebel and protest singer dies fighting regime forces in northwestern Syria.

Julio Iglesias: 50-year singing career is a miracle

Iglesias says he feels privileged to have had such a long career and dismisses concerns raised in the Spanish press about his recent health.

Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge

Ariana Grande is set to headline a number of major festivals as part of her global tour, including this weekend's influential Coachella lineup.

Singer R. Kelly due in court Saturday on sexual assault charges

Kelly, best known for his hit single "I Believe I Can Fly," has surrendered to police and Saturday's initial court appearance is a bond hearing.

Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau’s double

Maftoon's repertoire of romantic folk songs in Afghanistan's official languages Dari and Pashto, and his looks, have impressed viewers.

Sex abuse claims against singer R. Kelly re-upped in new documentary

In the documentary, women portray R. Kelly as manipulative, violent and focused on young girls, allegedly demanding they call him "daddy".

Lana Del Rey teases new single

An accompanying black and white video finds Del Rey sitting in a bedroom as she listens to the track.

Camila Cabello sweeps MTV Europe awards

She is fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

Camila Cabello leads MTV Europe award nods

The 21-year-old Cuba-born singer is riding high, fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

Star soprano warns of rampant body-shaming in the opera world

Debate has risen to a crescendo over how much contemporary opera is favouring looks over larynxes.

MP was with teen in car for a chat, say police

Police give chronology of teen’s complaint against MP and the subsequent withdrawal of the report.

Singer Saleem Iklim dies

Saleem was injured in an accident last month.

Dylan to release lost recordings from classic album

Dylan, who controversially was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, remains constantly on the road at age 77 and devotes his spare time to preserving his music for historical record.

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show after boycott pressure

The surprise cancellation came after a campaign by pro-Palestinian groups calling for a cultural boycott of Israel over its occupation of the West Bank.

“Soviet Sinatra” Iosif Kobzon dies at 80

No major concert on Russian national holidays would take place without Kobzon, who also performed for Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan in the 1980s and for Russian troops in Syria in 2016.

Avicii’s website turned into a digital memorial

The family of the late DJ Avicii has turned his official website into a digital memorial where fans can share their memories of the Swedish artist, NME reports.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home in Detroit.

Lebanese pop sensation reveals breast cancer battle in music video

The video shows her going under a medical scanner and lying in hospital beds, including footage of her collapsing on stage in February while performing in Dubai.