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  1. Producer Stephen Street Pens Tribute to 'Irish Songbird' Dolores O'Riordan

    January 15, 2018 5:24 PM EST Stephen Street, producer of the Cranberries ' first two albums, 1993's  Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?  and 1994's  No Need to Argue , has penned a tribute in honor of late singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died ...

  2. Edwin Hawkins, 'Oh Happy Day' Gospel Star, Dies at 74

    January 15, 2018 4:35 PM EST Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins , the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day,” has died. Hawkins died early Monday (Jan. 15) at his home in Pleasanton, California. He was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist ...

  3. BET Unveils 'Death Row Chronicles' Docuseries, Premiering in February

    January 15, 2018 4:00 PM EST Death Row Records rose to prominence during the golden era of hip-hop back in the '90s. Two decades later, BET reveals the  Death Row Chronicles,  which premieres with part one and two on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 p.m. ET. BET dives deep int ...

  4. SZA, Bruno Mars Among Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 3:06 PM EST Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards , as announced a pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday (Jan. 14) in Pasadena, California: FILM Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, THOR: Ragnarok Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany ...

  5. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Crowns Pop Songs & Adult Pop Songs Airplay Charts

    January 15, 2018 1:30 PM EST The ballad marks his third and fourth trip to the top of each respective list. Ed Sheeran 's "Perfect" hits No. 1 on both Billboard 's Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts, rising 2-1 on each ranking (dated Jan. 2 ...

  6. Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46

    January 15, 2018 12:32 PM EST Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries , has died. She was 46. O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the si ...

  7. JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Danny Glover in Spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

    January 15, 2018 11:21 AM EST Mary J. Blige , JAY-Z , Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night (Jan. 15). Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Gl ...

  8. Johnny Cash Doc in the Works From Frank Marshall, Imperative

    January 15, 2018 7:21 AM EST Thom Zimny, the award-winning filmmaker behind numerous Bruce Springsteen documentaries, is set to direct. Imperative Entertainment is teaming up with  Jurassic World  producer Frank Marshall to make a Johnny Cash documentary. The news comes the d ...

  9. Sam Smith Plots Arena Tour of Australia, New Zealand

    January 15, 2018 4:57 AM EST Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand later this year for a five-date arena tour. Just hours out from his sold-out performance at the Sydney Opera House, the English singer and concert promoter Frontier Touring announced a set of conc ...

  10. Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba Named CEO of Sony Music in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

    January 15, 2018 3:18 AM EST Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba is the new CEO of Sony Music’s operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Mushatsi-Kareba, who joins from Universal Music Germany and has a string of tech and digital roles on his CV, reports in his new role to D ...

  11. Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Enters Sixth Week at No. 1 in Australia

    January 15, 2018 1:27 AM EST Ed Sheeran rules Australia’s singles chart for a sixth straight week with “Perfect” (Atlantic/Warner) while the score for  The Greatest Showman ( Atlantic/Warner) remains the top entertainer on the albums survey. With his latest stint atop the ARI ...

  12. Bruno Mars' '24K Magic' Makes 'Finesse'-Fueled Return to Top 5 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 9:00 PM EST On the new Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruno Mars ’ 24K Magic hits its highest rank in eight months and returns to the top 10 after more than four months, climbing 15-4 with 37,000 units (up 75 percent) earned in the week ending Jan. 11, according ...

  13. Legacy Artists File Brief in Lawsuit Against Pandora Over Pre-'72 Recordings

    January 14, 2018 5:20 PM EST Carole King, Beatles and Grateful Dead companies submitted an amicus document in a case about pre-1972 sound recordings as Congress prepares to debate legislation on the issue. A veritable supergroup’s worth of sixties musicians on Friday (Jan. 12 ...

  14. 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 14, 2018 3:25 PM EST The soundtrack to the musical drama film The Greatest Showman scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 104,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Nielsen Music. Of th ...

  15. Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses During Renovation

    January 14, 2018 2:27 PM EST The roof of an outdoor concert venue in Columbia, Maryland, has collapsed, possibly because of strong winds. The Merriweather Post Pavilion posted to their Facebook page , that the roof collapsed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 13). According to t ...

  16. Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards 2018 Nominations

    January 13, 2018 7:50 PM EST The nominees for the 2018 Brit Awards were announced Saturday (Jan. 13), with Dua Lipa  and Ed Sheeran  receiving several nominations each Lipa is up for for five awards -- British breakthrough artist, British female solo artist, British album of ...

  17. Primary Wave Acquires Share of Bob Marley's Music Catalog

    January 13, 2018 3:32 PM EST The revitalized Primary Wave, backed by institutional investors including BlackRock, has acquired a share of reggae legend Bob Marley ’s music publishing catalog. The New York Times reports that Blackwell signed a $50 million deal that gives Prima ...

  18. YouTube Execs Talk Logan Paul's 'Unfortunate Missteps,' Potential Redemption

    January 13, 2018 2:31 PM EST YouTube executives made the trek to Pasadena on Saturday (Jan. 13) for their semi-annual turn in front of television press. But they had little opportunity to talk up their new shows during their time in the hot seat. Instead, the focus was square ...

  19. FBI Knew Las Vegas Gunman Had Big Gun Stashes, Records Show

    January 13, 2018 1:58 PM EST FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents rel ...

  20. Canadian Broadcaster Cuts Charles Dutoit's Name From Radio Amid Accusations

    January 13, 2018 12:47 PM EST Conductor Charles Dutoit’s name has become so toxic following accusations of sexual assault that Canada’s national broadcaster has stopped saying his name on air when radio stations play his music. “At this point, we are no longer crediting Mr. Du ...

  21. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' Spends 40th Week in Top 10

    January 13, 2018 11:30 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 13), the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman jumped to No. 1 , earning 106,000 equivalent album units (up 37 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music. The set is the first s ...

  22. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: 'The Greatest Showman' Tops Billboard 200 & Generates Hits on Hot 100

    January 13, 2018 9:00 AM EST Music from the film  The Greatest Showman  is having itself quite a week on Billboard 's charts, with the soundtrack  rising to No. 1  on the Billboard 200 . On the Billboard Hot 100 , Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé 's "Perfect" earns ...

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