Cool & Dre waited 15 years to work with JAY-Z

Hip-hop producers Cool & Dre are still in awe at having been invited to work with JAY-Z and Beyonce on their first joint album, 15 years after first meeting the rap icon. The superstar couple surprised fans on Saturday night with the unexpected release of the album Everything Is Love, and one of their collaborators, Marcello […]

Alicia Keys plans to ‘reshape music industry’ with new initiative to empower female artists

Alicia Keys has announced her involvement in music industry "initiative" She Is The Music, which is designed to empower female talent. The No One singer shared the news on Wednesday evening during her acceptance speech for the Icon Songwriter award at the National Music Publishers Association's annual meeting in New York. As well as thanking family […]

The Chainsmokers to revamp Beyonce, Britney Spears hits at Pepsi gig

DJs The Chainsmokers are "kind of nervous" about giving hits by the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Michael Jackson dance music makeovers for a special Pepsi summer gig. The duo has been recruited to headline the Pepsi Generations Summer Music Campaign event in Los Angeles on 24 July, when producers Alex Pall and Andrew […]

Taylor Swift plays the other woman in Sugarland video

Sugarland have enlisted Taylor Swift to star in their new video for song Babe. The Shake It Off hitmaker co-wrote the song with Train frontman Pat Monahan and also penned the concept for the video. In the promo, Swift plays a woman who is having an affair with singer Jennifer Nettles’ husband, who is portrayed […]

Christina Aguilera: ‘I think about the day my children will see Dirrty’

Christina Aguilera often ponders what her children’s reactions will be to the raunchy video for her hit song Dirrty. Christina shocked the world when she gyrated in a boxing ring dressed in a bikini and leather chaps in the 2002 video. Since then, she has left the barely-there ensembles behind, and is gearing up to […]

Luke Bryan plotting Katy Perry collaboration

Luke Bryan looks set to make music with his fellow American Idol judge Katy Perry after enjoying a string of writing sessions with her. The country music star walked the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, and shared select details of his future projects. Revealing his plans to work with popstar Katy, […]

Will Smith raps in Spanish on son Jaden’s Nicky Jam collaboration

Will Smith has shown off his Spanish skills for a new remix of his son Jaden's Icon track with Latin star Nicky Jam. Jaden Smith revamped his 2017 single last month, when he recruited Nicky to add a verse in Spanish and released the accompanying video, featuring the pair dancing in the streets of Cartagena, […]

Shakira makes concert comeback

Shakira is celebrating her big return to the stage after vocal issues forced her to postpone her world tour by seven months. The Hips Don’t Lie superstar initially had to delay the start of her El Dorado World Tour in Cologne, Germany in NovemberĀ as she struggled with “strained vocal cords”, but the health issue soon […]

Kanye West throws star-studded album listening party

Kanye West celebrated the release of his new album YE by throwing a listening party in Wyoming on Thursday night. The Stronger hitmaker has spent months in Wyoming putting touches to his album, the follow-up to 2016's Life of Pablo, and he invited a bunch of famous faces and reporters to fly in via private […]

Kendrick Lamar accepts historic Pulitzer Prize

Rapper Kendrick Lamar quietly accepted his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music at a luncheon in New York on Wednesday. The Humble hitmaker received the trophy for his 2017 album DAMN., and made history as the first hip-hop artist to collect the honor. When it came time to receive the accolade, the star took his award […]

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