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  1. Justin Bieber Cancels Rest of Purpose World Tour

    July 24, 2017 3:33 PM EDT Justin Bieber has canceled the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, the singer announced on his website earlier Monday (July 24). The tour was being promoted by AEG Presents. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the rem ...

  2. Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez's New Singles Surge to Billboard Hot 100's Top 40

    July 24, 2017 2:53 PM EDT Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" leaps 52-23 and Gomez's "Fetish" flies 92-27. As projected last week , two notable tracks bound into the Billboard Hot 100 's top 40 following their first full weeks of tracking. Demi L ...

  3. SXSW: 'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins Among 2018 Keynote Speakers

    July 24, 2017 2:45 PM EDT Author Esther Perel and the tech entrepreneur known as whurley also have been selected to deliver keynotes. Moonlight  director Barry Jenkins, author and psychotherapist Esther Perel and the technology entrepreneur and quantum computing expert Wil ...

  4. A Day Before Her Latest Kylie Cosmetics Launch, Kylie Jenner Sparks More Controversy

    July 24, 2017 2:07 PM EDT A day before Kylie Jenner 's major #KylieTurns20 Kylie Cosmetics collection launch and only weeks away from the premiere of her 8 episode reality "docu-series" Life of Kylie , the makeup mogul sparked controversy (again) after posti ...

  5. Ex Warner Bros. CEO Tom Whalley: Chester Bennington 'Wanted Linkin Park to Change People's Lives'

    July 24, 2017 1:07 PM EDT Tom Whalley joined Warner Bros. Records as Chairman/CEO shortly after Linkin Park ' s 2000 debut album  Hybrid Theory  came out. Under his tenure, the band released 2003’s  Meteora  and 2007’s  Minutes to  Midnight ;  Whalley left WBR shortly ...

  6. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Apple Siri Mini-Movie Goes Viral

    July 24, 2017 12:26 PM EDT Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson found time to squeeze one more thing into his already packed schedule: making a mini-movie for Apple that promotes the digital assistant, Siri.  The actor's packed schedule is important to mention because t ...

  7. 'Despacito' Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 11th Week, Charlie Puth Hits Top 10

    July 24, 2017 12:16 PM EDT Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's collab, featuring Justin Bieber, moves to within five weeks of the chart's longest reign. Plus, Puth's "Attention" ascends to No. 10. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito,&quo ...

  8. Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe: Analysis

    July 24, 2017 11:58 AM EDT Taking a look at the gap between music accelerators and venture capitalists in 2017. If you're confused about how exactly music tech is doing in 2017, I don't blame you. On one hand, some previously dominant music-tech stars are falling ...

  9. Duncan Sheik Says Kendrick Lamar Influenced His 'Secret Life of Bees' Score: Interview

    July 24, 2017 11:42 AM EDT   Back in 2006, singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik surprised the musical theater world when he wrote one of the most revolutionary scores of the decade, for Spring Awakening  -- a story of sexually repressed 19th Century German teens who spoke in the ...

  10. Read Linkin Park's Tribute to Chester Bennington: 'Our Hearts Are Broken'

    July 24, 2017 10:57 AM EDT The remaining members of Linkin Park  shared a heartfelt open letter to their late singer, Chester Bennington, on the band's Facebook page Monday morning (July 24). Four days after the frontman's death, the band broke their silence, writ ...

  11. Faster Horses, By the Numbers: Proof It Isn't Your Typical Music Festival

    July 24, 2017 10:32 AM EDT "I've never seen a more patriotic festival in my life," Luke Bryan told the Faster Horses crowd as he closed out the three-day festival in Brooklyn, Michigan Sunday night (July 23). After roaming amongst the more than 45,000 people ...

  12. Why a New 'Despacito' Remix Could Make the Song Even Bigger

    July 24, 2017 10:32 AM EDT "Despacito" has already topped the charts for months, but one of the song's co-writers, Erika Ender , is betting that it still has plenty of room left to soar in at least one giant market: her native Brazil. While Brazilians have al ...

  13. 'Inside Pussy Riot' Immersive Political Theater Experience In Works: Exclusive Interview

    July 24, 2017 9:27 AM EDT Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot and London-based theater company Les Enfants Terribles ( Alice's Adventures Underground)  announced Monday (July 24) the immersive political theater experience "Inside Pussy Riot," set to open a ...

  14. BBC Music Announces Major Festival Weekend in 2018

    July 24, 2017 9:10 AM EDT The BBC has stepped in to fill the festival void in the United Kingdom when Glastonbury takes next year off. The Biggest Weekend, as it's being called, will take place May 25-28 across four sites, in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wa ...

  15. Michael Jackson Estate Lawyers on What to Expect as Quincy Jones Trial Closes: Exclusive

    July 24, 2017 2:35 AM EDT If Michael Jackson could see that his longtime friend and collaborator Quincy Jones was suing him in court for millions of dollars, “Michael would be rolling over in his grave,” says entertainment attorney Howard Weitzman, whose team is representi ...

  16. Four Linkin Park Albums Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    July 23, 2017 7:13 PM EDT On the new Billboard 200 albums chart dated Aug. 5, four of Linkin Park ’s albums return to the ranking as fans remember the group’s late frontman, Chester Bennington, who died on July 20. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of t ...

  17. JAY-Z's '4:44' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, French Montana Debuts at No. 3

    July 23, 2017 4:00 PM EDT As expected, JAY-Z ’s 4:44 notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set, which bowed atop the tally a week ago, earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. That sum is d ...

  18. 'Dunkirk,' Starring Harry Styles, Storms Box Office With $50.5M

    July 23, 2017 12:22 PM EDT Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk stormed the box office with a better-than-expected $50.5 million domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to the Nolan brand. Overseas, the critically acclaimed film ...

  19. Joe Biden Makes a Surprise Appearance at OZY Fest

    July 22, 2017 8:23 PM EDT The former vice president was in New York City to support his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. Early Saturday afternoon (July 22), the second annual OZY Fest — which the New York Times  previously dubbed “TED meets Coachella” — attracted a surprise VIP guest ...

  20. Linkin Park Streams Increase 730% in Wake of Chester Bennington's Death

    July 22, 2017 5:46 PM EDT Following the death of Linkin Park ’s Chester Bennington on July 20, fans remembered the artist through the band’s music on streaming services in huge numbers, according to Nielsen Music. Based on initial streaming reports for July 20, Linkin Park ...

  21. Guns N' Roses Expand Fall Tour

    July 22, 2017 4:46 PM EDT Following their concert at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of  Appetite for Destruction ,  Guns N’ Roses  has announced new fall tour dates. As Pitchfork  notes, the new dates include second shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centr ...

  22. Kenny Shields, Singer of Streetheart, Dies at 69

    July 22, 2017 1:41 PM EDT Kenny Shields, the lead singer of legendary Canadian rockers Streetheart, a band which amassed six gold and four platinum records, including a gold single for their cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb,” died Friday (July 21) of heart fail ...

  23. 90 Hospitalized During Chance the Rapper Show

    July 22, 2017 1:29 PM EDT Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper . Authorities say many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made ...

  24. Vamps Unseat Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled Succeeds 'Despacito' on UK Charts

    July 22, 2017 11:49 AM EDT British rock quartet The Vamps have their first U.K. No. 1 album. Night & Day (EMI/Universal) enters the Official Charts Company survey at the top to unseat Ed Sheeran 's ÷ (Asylum/Warner). On the singles chart, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yanke ...

  25. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: JAY-Z, DJ Khaled & 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Dominate

    July 22, 2017 9:57 AM EDT Luis Fonsi  and  Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring  Justin Bieber ,  joins the exclusive 10-weeks-at-No. 1 club  on the  Billboard Hot 100 , as the smash adds a milestone 10th week to its chart-topping run. Plus,  Ed Sheeran &# ...

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