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Chris Brown’s got a ploy that’s going to seriously embarrass Billboard. Just how reliable are Billboard’s charts?  That question surfaced earlier this year when Tyler The Creator blasted Billboard on Twitter. Here’s the quick background.  In July, Meek Mill and Tyler The Creator competed for the top spot on the Billboard 200.  A day after […]

Funk and soul legend George Clinton has announced a 2018 tour with his band Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mardi Gras Madness Tour kicks off January 31 in Chicago and will be stopping in New York’s B.B. King Blues Club on Mardi Gras Day. Check out their full itinerary on Clinton’s site, where tickets go on sale this […]

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 […]

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is still getting backlash for his “inmates running the prison” comment, in reference to ongoing player demonstrations during the national anthem. Though he expressed regret and issued a public apology over the weekend, some Texans players considered staging a walkout. And now Jay Z, who has been a vocal supporter of […]

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 […]

  Getty Image With the death of New Orleans piano legend Fats Domino at 89 earlier this week, the number of original rock and roll pioneers has dwindled to almost none. One of the few remaining original rockers, Little Richard, is also getting up there in age, but graciously agreed to an interview with Rolling […]

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 […]

The anatomy of a Little Simz song doesn’t offer itself up easily. On the recent “Good For What,” a whir of tough North London bristle, the rapper born Simbiatu Ajikawo contemplates early successes. “Look at young Simbi in Vogue/Look at young Simbi in Forbes,” she says in the video, merrily skating through the streets of […]

Justin Timberlake will perform at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 4 in Minneapolis. He made the announcement with help from friend Jimmy Fallon. Watch below. He returns to the show 14 years after his last performance at the Super Bowl when he famously bared Janet Jackson’s right breast in what was called […]

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, […]


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