In what should be his laid-back legacy years, Billy Joel has become a touring titan, filling stadiums and making history with his perpetually sold-out Madison Square Garden residency. No one’s more surprised than he is: “It’s a miracle.”
The British-Jamaican singer and rapper Stefflon Don has a genre-defying sound, a single with French Montana climbing the charts and a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to winning fans in the United States and beyond.
By the end of the One Love Manchester concert at the city’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground last Sunday, Ariana Grande was not just known but loved on a national scale. The Sun, Britain’s biggest-selling tabloid newspaper, summed up the transformation flippantly but not inaccurately: “People have gone from thinking she was a Starbucks coffee to wanting her to be Prime Minister.”
Long revered as the world's premier dance music destination, Ibiza faces a reckoning as top DJs exit their residencies, prices hit dizzying heights, government regulations mount and decadent tourist-clubbers usher in a new corporate era.