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Review: K-pop's NCT127 adds neo-chill hop to album repackage

Jan. 30, 2023 11:01 AM EST

“Ay-Yo — The 4th Album Repackage” NCT127 (SM Entertainment) NCT127 should be credited as inventors of a new genre: neo-chill hop. Their upcoming repackage “Ay-Yo” of their fourth studio album “2 Baddies” comes with three extra tracks that move the needle...

Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Jan. 25, 2023 19:20 PM EST

Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress. You surely knew that, given not only the plethora of wedding-themed movies Jennifer Lopez has made over the years, from “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster-in-Law” to the recent “Marry Me,” but also her own offscreen...

Justin Bieber sells rights to 'Baby,' rest of music catalog

Jan. 25, 2023 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber's record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music. The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice,” are part of the...

Panic! at the Disco ends; Brendon Urie to focus on family

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First there were four, then they became three and finally just one. Now it's time to say a final farewell to art pop-rocker group Panic! at the Disco. Brendon Urie, the only musician left from the original group, announced on the band's Instagram page Tuesday that...

Fans, celebs gather at Graceland to mourn Lisa Marie Presley

Jan. 22, 2023 21:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, songwriter and the daughter of Elvis Presley, was remembered during a funeral service Sunday as a loving mother and an “old soul” who endured tragedy but persevered as a dedicated protector of her father's legacy as a rock ‘n’ roll...

Harry Styles, Wet Leg lead Brit Awards nominations

Jan. 12, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former One Direction star Harry Styles and Wet Leg, an indie rock duo from the Isle of Wight, were the front-runners at this year’s Brit Awards, with each securing four nominations. Styles earned nods Thursday for album of the year for “Harry’s House,” song of...

David Byrne's next Broadway show will be 'Here Lies Love'

Jan. 12, 2023 09:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's “American Utopia” may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco. Byrne and Fatboy Slim plan to put their musical “Here Lies Love,” a show that charts the rise and fall of Philippine ex-first lady Imelda...

Singer Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters dies at age 74

Jan. 01, 2023 07:28 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Pointer, one of four sibling singers who earned pop success and critical acclaim as The Pointer Sisters, died Saturday at the age of 74, her publicist announced. The Grammy winner passed away while she was with family members, publicist Roger Neal...

Q&A: Naomi Ackie, Kasi Lemmons tell Whitney Houston’s story

Dec. 19, 2022 13:34 PM EST

Naomi Ackie, who plays Whitney Houston in the new biopic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is the first to admit that she is not a doppelganger for the pop star. In fact, she’ll go so far as to say she doesn’t look like her at all. “I was like, are you guys sure? Are you...

'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve' to feature Duran Duran, New Edition

Dec. 15, 2022 15:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest will usher in 2023 on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” from Times Square, with iconic bands from the 1980s and 1990s as well as a member of BTS and a TikTok sensation. Duran Duran, fresh off an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will...