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VETERAN singer/actress Esperanza “Zsa Zsa” Padilla marks another year in the music industry with a May 16 concert at Resorts World Manila, promising a night where she performs “like never before” by singing hits of the decades in various personas.
THE country’s queen of Jazz, Annie Brazil (born Justiniana Bulawin), died of pneumonia at the age of 85 on the afternoon of March 5 in Quezon City, her children — singers Richard James B. Merk and singer Rachel Anne Wolfe, and Raffy Wolfe — confirmed in separate Facebook posts on the day of her passing.
ENTERTAINMENT industry stalwart, patron of the arts, actress, singer and promoter of the kundiman, Armida Siguion-Reyna took her final bow on the afternoon of Jan. 11, passing away at the age of 88 at the Makati Medical Center after a battle with cancer, according to her sister, Irma Potenciano.
LONDON — Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and other celebrities have agreed to spell out in social media posts if they are being paid to promote a brand, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday.
LONDON -- US pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit “Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool” as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will take time away from the stage, a spokesperson for the singer said on Monday.
LONDON — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has teamed up with Oscar winner Emma Stone on the music video for his new single “Who Cares,” a song he hopes will inspire youngsters to stand up to bullying.
MUMBAI — US singer Nick Jonas and Quantico actor Priyanka Chopra were to be married in a traditional Hindu ceremony yesterday, the culmination of a three-day long wedding celebration that featured cricket matches and Bollywood songs, all taking place in a heritage Indian palace atop a hill.
LOS ANGELES — Pop music titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music played on streaming service Spotify.
LONDON — Cliff Richard announced Wednesday he will release his first album of new material in 14 years, a month after the veteran British pop star won a landmark privacy case.
PARIS — It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but “Respect” — the song that made Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” — was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.
LOS ANGELES — The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.
NEW YORK — Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence.
NEW YORK — Rapper Nicki Minaj said Wednesday that she is pushing back her new album as she desperately seeks to reach Tracy Chapman to clear a sample.
IF THERE’S two things Filipinos love, it’s music and laughter, and that’s exactly what singer Nonoy Zuniga and comedian/singer Willie Nepomuceno are serving in their one night Music and Laughter concert on July 27 at the Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City.
IT WAS a weekend morning in the late 1990s when a familiar piano introduction (in C major) blared into the room and woke this writer (who was then probably in kindergarten) from her sleep. “I know this song. I’ve heard it before,” I thought. I got up and hurried to the shelf beside the stereo system (where Dad would usually place his newly purchased CDs) and saw an album cover with a woman wearing a white shirt and denim pants, her hair in a pixie cut. The singer’s voice was captivating. From then on, I continued to listen to her songs — playing them loud and singing along as if it were a live concert.
SINGER Edgardo Jose “Gary” Valenciano — often referred to as “Mr. Pure Energy” because of his high energy performances — announced that he has been cleared of kidney cancer, a diagnosis which was made shortly after he underwent successful emergency open heart surgery in May.
NEW YORK — English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran was sued on Thursday for at least $100 million for allegedly copying large parts of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” for his smash hit “Thinking Out Loud.”
LOS ANGELES — Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death.
SYDNEY — From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue’s three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer, and...
BRITISH SINGER Calum Scott, who first came into the limelight as a finalist for Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, has finally released his debut...
LONDON — Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died...
LONDON/PARIS -- Musician and singer Ray Thomas, a founding member of the band Moody Blues, has died at the age of 76, his record...
NEW YORK — Folk legend Joan Baez last week announced her first album in a decade, a collection of covers that returns to her...
NEW YORK -- Mariah Carey must have made a New Year’s resolution to ensure a better sound system. The pop diva confirmed that she will...
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