Just like those devastating hurricanes with oddly normal names like Harvey and Maria, the current wave of Afropop music might as well be named Mr. Eazi.
Shawn Mendes starts relief campaign for Mexico
Pop star Shawn Mendes on Friday announced a $100,000 donation for earthquake-hit Mexico as he urged fans to open their wallets for relief efforts.
US music industry soars as streaming hits 30 million
The US music industry on Wednesday reported soaring growth in the first half of the year as streaming subscriptions reached 30 million and long-sagging CD sales leveled out.
Punk songs printed on vinyl version of Beyoncé's Lemonade after factory error
ZEX -- an Ottawa hardcore quartet whose songs include "Child Soldier" and "Burn the Flag" -- posted on Facebook a yellow record labeled as Beyonce's "Lemonade" playing on a turntable, but the sound was guitar power chords and shouted vocals.
Jay-Z salutes football rebel in New York return
Headlining The Meadows festival Friday night before one of artist Jeff Koons' giant balloon dogs, Jay-Z hailed two outspoken voices on race relations: quarterback Colin Kaepernick and recently deceased comedian Dick Gregory.
Jailed mogul's Wu-Tang Clan album goes for $1 million
The auction ended as scheduled Friday night on eBay with a winning bid of $1,025,100 -- little moved since hitting $1 million on September 7 despite a series of competing bids.
Grant Hart, who brought punk melody in Husker Du, dead at 56
Grant Hart, the co-founder of punk greats Husker Du who brought well-developed melodies and ambitious storylines to a genre known more for abrasiveness, died Thursday, his label said. He was 56.
Lady Gaga hospitalized, pulls out of Brazil's Rock in Rio
Lady Gaga said Thursday she had been hospitalized in "severe pain" and was pulling out of Brazil's Rock in Rio festival, which she was due to headline this weekend.
Willie Nelson to lead new Harvey benefit concert
A day after a national telethon for hurricane relief drew $44 million, more stars led by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon on Wednesday announced another benefit concert for survivors of mega-storm Harvey.
Nigeria bags right to host AFRIMA for another three years
The African Union (AU) has awarded the hosting right for the Pan African Music Initiative, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), to Nigeria for another three years (2017-2019), following its successful hosting of the 2014-2016 editions.