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Image copyright Getty Images US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney’s The Lion King. She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover. Beyonce used Facebook to confirm her long-rumoured involvement in the project. Her other co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor […]

Image copyright Getty Images Rihanna may not have released an album this year, but she’s never been bigger and this is the first time Pharrell and Rihanna have appeared together in a song. Wild Thoughts Her collaboration with DJ Khaled, was one of the songs of the summer; while her new beauty line was valued […]

Stormzy’s apologised to MNEK for replacing him on The X Factor. He performed his new single Blinded by your Grace on Sunday night’s live show, alongside Labrinth. It came as a surprise to MNEK – who sings a verse on the recorded version – and claimed he only found out when he came back from […]

The X Factor has scrapped the sing off, as it makes major changes to the show’s format. The shake-up means voters at home will be in control of which contestants leave the show – not the judges. In previous series, the two performers who got the fewest public votes would have to perform their song […]

US singer Gregory Porter says the rise of white nationalism is no surprise as “we knew it was there”. In August, white supremacists marched in Virginia and last week protesters disrupted a speech made by far-right lobbyist Richard Spencer in Florida. Porter told BBC Music News LIVE: “We saw it disguised a whole bunch of […]

Image copyright Getty Images Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89. The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain’t That A Shame and Blueberry Hill. The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every […]

A new musical based on the life of Tina Turner is set to open in the West End in 2018 – and the singer even came out of retirement (somewhat reluctantly) to work on it. “Retirement is wonderful,” Turner says as she launches Tina: The Musical in London. “You sleep long, do what you want, […]

The National Television Awards have renamed their entertainment prize in honour of the late Sir Bruce Forsyth. Sir Bruce, who died in August aged 89, was a frequent NTA nominee and received its special recognition award for services to entertainment in 2011. Shows like Saturday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show are among those […]

Lethal Bizzle says he has “agreed a percentage” with Love Island’s Chris & Kem to get royalties for their track Little Bit Leave It. It’s after the MC said they used “leave it” without asking permission. He coined the phrase on a track in 2011 and it went on to become one of his well-known […]

Image copyright Getty Images/ Reuters Image caption Florence Welch and Calvin Harris took to Twitter to voice their disapproval Florence Welch and Calvin Harris have complained about their music being used at the Conservative Party conference. Both musicians said they did not approve of their songs being played and were not happy about it. Prime […]


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