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R&B singer Kiana Ledé is taking back control of her music and her life

R&B singer Kiana Ledé is launching the international leg of her “Grudges” tour Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand, and will include stops in Paris, London and Berlin.

Morgan Wallen tops Apple Music’s 2023 song chart while Taylor Swift, SZA also lead streaming lists

Country singer Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” tops Apple Music’s global song chart in 2023. The giant music streamer on Tuesday released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes.

‘Mr. Big Stuff’ singer Jean Knight dies at 80

Jean Knight, the New Orleans-born soul singer known for her 1971 hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” has died at the age of 80.

Daryl Hall is suing John Oates over plan to sell stake in joint venture. A judge has paused the sale

Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate a business agreement the duo had.

Rapper Young Thug’s long-delayed racketeering trial begins soon. Here’s what to know about the case

Opening statements are expected next week in Atlanta in the trial of rapper Young Thug, who’s accused of co-founding a violent criminal street gang and using his music to promote it.

Review: War is good as 50th anniversary of ‘The World Is a Ghetto’ shines in premium box set

On Friday, a reissue box set of WAR’s “The World Is a Ghetto” arrives. ֱ’ Ron Harris writes in a review that the nicely packaged rendition of the band’s best-selling album includes bonus tracks as well as entire LP sides of WAR working through some of its best known songs, such as

Fill your holiday stocking with Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Brandy, Andrea Bocelli and more

What is a holiday season without festive music? The classics are great, but the classics performed by some of the best performers across pop, R&B, rock, opera, soul and beyond?

Public Enemy, R.E.M., Blondie, Heart and Tracy Chapman get nods for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Everything from rap to yacht rock, country and alt-rock are represented among the nominees for the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame, with nods for Public Enemy, Steely Dan, Bryan Adams, George Clinton, Tracy Chapman, R.E.M., Blondie, Heart and The Doobie Brothers.

The Rolling Stones announce 2024 North American Tour in support of ‘Hackney Diamonds’ album

Last month, The Rolling Stones released “Hackney Diamonds,” their first album of original material in 18 years, following 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”

A 2023 gift guide that will strike a chord: 10 ideas for the music lover in your life

From the obsessive record collector to the casual listener. The shower singers to the rock stars of tomorrow. There’s a music-inspired gift for everyone over the holidays. The challenge, of course, is in the decision making.

What’s streaming now: ‘Oppenheimer,’ Adam Sandler as a lizard and celebs dancing to Taylor Swift

This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include Adam Sandler playing a 74-year-old elementary class lizard in the latest Netflix animation offering “Leo” and “Oppenheimer” finally arriving on home screens.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of years of rape and abuse by singer Cassie in lawsuit

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of years of abuse including rape and beatings by R&B singer Cassie. Cassie’s legal name is Cassandra Ventura.

Music Review: Now on vinyl, Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ shines anew

Shania Twain is familiar with the concept of a hit. Her 2004 “Greatest Hits” album sold more than half a million copies in its first week alone.

Billy Porter hits the dance floor on his fifth album with the goal of ‘trying to heal people’

Billy Porter is strutting off in an entirely new sonic direction on his fifth album. The Broadway, runway and TV star has pivoted to dance music.

Édgar Barrera is the producer behind your favorite hits — and the Latin Grammys’ top nominee

Édgar Barrera is one of the most in-demand people in music. He’s worked with everyone from Madonna and Shakira to Peso Pluma and Karol G.

Dolly Parton’s new album is a detour from country music — could R&B be next?

Last year, Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She didn’t think she deserved the honor. She’s a country musician, after all.

‘A noisy rock ‘n’ roll': How growing interest in Formula One is felt across the music world

Beyond the engineering, the athleticism, the speed, the luxury, fans love the sound of Formula One. It is no wonder the pinnacle of automotive engineering has caught the eye of musicians and music fans everywhere.

Book Review: Rock ‘n’ roller and Rush pioneer Geddy Lee goes deep in his memoir, ‘My Effin’ Life’

Geddy Lee is a rock star, that’s undeniable. But he’s also a polite Canadian to the core. So it’s fitting that the Rush icon picked a not-too-bawdy title for his memoir.

Jon Batiste announces first North American headlining tour, celebrating ‘World Music Radio’

Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician Jon Batiste will embark on his first North American headlining tour in 2024.

What’s streaming now: Dolly Parton rocks out, Godzilla stomps, ‘The Crown’ returns, ‘Rustin’ marches

This week’s new entertainment releases include an album of rock songs by Dolly Parton, the first half of the final season of “The Crown” returns to Netflix and three dudes from “Saturday Night Live” get their first feature-film shot.

Classes on celebrities like Taylor Swift and Rick Ross are engaging a new generation of law students

A South Dakota law professor who typically teaches torts and natural resources is turning his attention to Taylor Swift next semester.

Morgan Wallen, K-pop, Victoria Monét, oh my! Unearthing the 2024 Grammy nomination snubs and surprises

With new categories, “Barbie” and SZA — there’s a lot to discuss regarding the 2024 Grammy Award nominations. But who didn’t make the cut?

Here’s a partial list of nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards

The nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards have been announced. SZA is the leading nominee with nine, including in the album and record of the year categories.

SZA leads the 2024 Grammy nominations as women outpace men in the leading categories

The Grammy nominations have been announced and SZA leads the way with nine nominations. The R&B star earned record, album and song of the year nominations for her album “SOS” and her hit song “Kill Bill.”

Music Review: On ‘Heaven Knows,’ Internet pop sensation PinkPantheress provides IRL charms

Internet pop sensation PinkPantheress will release her debut full-length album on Friday, titled “Heaven Knows.”

Gavin Rossdale celebrates 3 decades of Bush songs with a greatest hits album, ‘Loaded’

Putting together a collection of Bush’s greatest hits was relatively easy. Convincing frontman Gavin Rossdale to do it was harder. He thought it sounded like a farewell.

R.E.M. celebrates ‘a very radical departure’ 25 years ago with their album ‘Up’

Twenty-five years ago, an R.E.M. album arrived that didn’t sound like a typical R.E.M. album. “Up,” the band’s 11th album which dropped in the fall of 1998, was a curious and challenging collection that split fans and critics alike but reveals more interesting things with each listen.

Backstage with the Fugees: Pras on his hip-hop legacy as he awaits sentencing in conspiracy case

Backstage at the second Los Angeles show of Lauryn Hill and the Fugees’ anniversary tour, Pras Michel was optimistic.

Music Review: Cat Power replicates Bob Dylan’s infamous 1966 electric concert, without the boos

“Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert” is a faithful recreation of Bob Dylan’s infamous concert, from the tour where he played electric guitar for the first time.

Jeff Tweedy is a prolific songwriter and poignant lyricist. So why does writing scare him?

Jeff Tweedy is known to fans as a prolific songwriter and poignant lyricist. So it may come as a surprise that the front man of the Grammy-winning band, Wilco, has long found the act of writing intimidating.