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Prominent K-pop composer, known as 'Shinsadong Tiger,' found dead, South Korean police say

Feb. 23, 2024 06:41 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Ho-yang, a prominent K-pop composer and producer better known by his professional name of “Shinsadong Tiger,” was found dead on Friday, South Korean police said. The Seoul Metropolitan Police said Lee, 40, was discovered dead at his Seoul studio....

Music Review: Jennifer Lopez returns to her pop music throne with new album, 'This Is Me... Now'

Feb. 16, 2024 17:10 PM EST

On “This Is Me....Now,” Jennifer Lopez's first solo album in a decade, the singer takes back her rightful place on the throne of pop music. In 2002, Jennifer Lopez dropped “This Is Me… Then," her third studio album that married her glossy-eyed romanticism with R&B-pop...

Q&A: Gloria Gaynor on 'I Will Survive,' the move from disco to gospel, her new film and new music

Feb. 12, 2024 16:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, Gloria Gaynor released “I Will Survive,” the first disco song to top the Billboard charts and the only one to be awarded a Grammy for best disco recording. Then, 40 years later, she earned another Grammy: for her 2019's gospel album,...

Boy George of iconic band Culture Club returns to Broadway in a musical he calls 'a slap of joy'

Feb. 12, 2024 12:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rock stars famously don't get up before noon, and rocks stars in big Broadway shows each night surely stagger awake late in the afternoons. Not Boy George. “I’m not really rock ‘n’ roll," he says, laughing. "I’m more frock ‘n’ roll.” ...

Music Review: Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson's 'Venus' imparts wise and caring lessons of love

Feb. 09, 2024 16:29 PM EST

The month of February, with its overload of flowers, candy and everything heart-shaped, is an annual celebration of that warm, fuzzy feeling we call love. But if you aren’t in a steady relationship or even stuck in a toxic one, Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson ’s latest album...

Japanese fans excited to see Taylor Swift perform in Tokyo just after record Grammy win

Feb. 07, 2024 16:59 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Some Taylor Swift fans in Tokyo spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop superstar’s first performance Wednesday after her latest Grammy win and the announcement of a new album. After not seeing her idol in concert for five years, Chiyuki Fujii bought six VIP...

Music Review: Declan McKenna’s 'What Happened to the Beach?' is a warped, pop sonic adventure

Feb. 07, 2024 16:19 PM EST

British pop singer-songwriter Declan McKenna is back with his third studio album, the bright and experimental “What Happened to the Beach?” At 16, McKenna burst onto the music scene with his 2015 hit “Brazil,” a protest song about FIFA’s politics, a song that's since earned...

Taylor Swift announces new album, 'The Tortured Poets Department,' and song titles

Feb. 05, 2024 22:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget her “Reputation.” Taylor Swift has a whole new album coming out. Accepting the Grammy for best pop vocal album on Sunday night, Taylor said she’d been keeping a secret for two years. “My brand-new album comes out April 19. It’s...

List of top Grammy Award winners

Feb. 05, 2024 14:55 PM EST

A list of top winners at the 66th annual Grammy Awards. ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Midnights,” Taylor Swift RECORD OF THE YEAR “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus BEST NEW ARTIST Victoria Monét SONG OF THE...

What to stream this week, Super Bowl edition: Usher, classic commercials and lots of puppies

Feb. 05, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Usher’s first new solo album in eight years and the “Abbott Elementary” debuting its third season on ABC are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated...