Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Gord Downie, the lead singer of Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, has died, according to a statement issued by his family.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

11 Oct 2017

Brexit drives EU youth orchestra from London to Italy

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union Youth Orchestra is moving to Italy from London, its home for more than 40 years, in an early example of the cultural fallout from Brexit.

9 Oct 2017

Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

7 Oct 2017

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said.

6 Oct 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars.

5 Oct 2017

Bon Jovi, Radiohead among Brit-heavy Rock Hall of Fame nominees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Livin' on a Prayer" rocker Bon Jovi, British singer Kate Bush and influential English alt-rock band Radiohead were nominated on Thursday for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on a list heavy with British artists.

3 Oct 2017

The Killers land first Billboard No. 1 with 'Wonderful Wonderful'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Las Vegas rockers The Killers landed their first chart-topping album on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, staving off new records from rapper Macklemore and R&B singer Jhene Aiko.

2 Oct 2017

Music mogul Clive Davis tells of heartbreak over Whitney Houston death

LONDON(Reuters) - For music mogul Clive Davis, one memory stands out from a six-decade career - the sudden death of long-time collaborator Whitney Houston.

29 Sep 2017

Beyonce remixes Latin hit 'Mi Gente' to aid disaster relief efforts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce has released a new single and video to help with relief efforts following the recent natural disasters in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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