Ed Sheeran Confirms 'Perfect' Collaboration With Beyonce
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ed Sheeran's ballad "Perfect" is already on its way to becoming another major hit for the British singer-songwriter, but an announcement of a guest appearance by Beyonce on a remix of the song is certain to shoot it further up the charts. The duet is set to be released Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.
UPDATE 1-Rapper DMX pleads guilty to U.S. tax fraud charge
NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Rap artist and actor DMX pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to avoiding paying $1.7 million in taxes from 2000 to 2005 by shifting money among accounts belonging to managers and associates.
Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991.
Spotify investor favors spring listing
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company's flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo climbs Instagram ranks, Selena Gomez most-followed
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram's top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family, but pop star Selena Gomez still reigned supreme on the social media platform.
German broadcasters won't air ex-Pink Floyd frontman's concerts over anti-Semitism accusations
BERLIN (Reuters) - German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call "accusations of anti-Semitism against him".
Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.
FACTBOX-2017 Grammy Award nominees in key categories
LOS ANGELES, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy on Tuesday, with rapper Jay-Z leading the pack with eight nods.
AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.
Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Bruce Springsteen announced today that "Springsteen on Broadway," his 16-week series of performances at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre will be extended, with additional shows now set for February 28 through June 30, 2018.
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