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Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

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Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song "New Slaves."

Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for old days in latest cover album

NEW YORK Bob Dylan's new album "Triplicate" explores American standards from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past.

23 Mar 2017

Music streaming firm SoundCloud raises $70 million in debt

Music-streaming service SoundCloud Ltd said on Thursday it had raised $70 million in debt from Ares Capital, Kreos Capital and Davidson Technology.

23 Mar 2017

Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce from husband of nearly ten years

LOS ANGELES Spice Girl Melanie 'Mel B' Brown filed for divorce from her husband after nearly 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. | Video

People 22 Mar 2017

Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

KIEV Ukraine said on Wednesday it had barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a "cynical and inhuman act".

22 Mar 2017

Singer Jason Derulo discusses acting ambitions at 'Swalla' launch

LOS ANGELES Hip hop artist Jason Derulo has big ambitions to break into movies and television but when it comes to auditions, the singer said they are not his thing. | Video

22 Mar 2017

Swedish singer Zara Larsson seeks to build U.S. fan base

NEW YORK Swedish pop star Zara Larsson may have racked up more than 1 billion streams on music service Spotify within a few days of her new album's release, but the 19-year-old knows she still has some work to do in the United States. | Video

20 Mar 2017

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week

LOS ANGELES British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week. | Video

21 Mar 2017

Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, turns 100

LONDON Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War Two with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honored on her 100th birthday on Monday with her image projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

People, 20 Mar 2017

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre's sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90. | Video

People 19 Mar 2017