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Music Review: Jimin's 'Muse' is charming, not necessarily innovative

Jul. 19, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Flying solo from the nest of a mega successful band is difficult, but BTS member Jimin did it with last year’s “FACE,” his first studio album under his own name. Finding that magic with a sophomore outing is always a much harder proposition. And doing so while serving South Korea's mandatory...

Greek singer Despina Vandi refuses to take the stage at a concert in Turkey over a flag dispute

Jul. 18, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greek pop star Despina Vandi refused to perform on a stage in Turkey adorned with its flag and portrait of the country's founding father, prompting the local mayor to ask her to leave her town, according to Turkish media reports. The 54-year-old singer was...

Music Review: Glass Animals weave heartstring-tugging vignettes on new album

Jul. 15, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

Love songs have existed for millennia but leave it to Glass Animals to give them a refreshing spin, where love isn't always a honeymoon phase or heartbreak — it's much, much more. The British indie-pop band, known for hits like 2014's “Gooey” or 2020's viral “Heat Waves," has...

Griff has opened for some of pop's biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

Jul. 15, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an undeniable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single — and finishing her A-level exams — she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua Lipa. Then Ed Sheeran. Then Coldplay. Then Taylor Swift. ...

The son of Asia’s richest man is set to marry in the year's most extravagant wedding

Jul. 12, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in India’s financial capital on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, highlighting the billionaire's staggering wealth and rising clout. ...

Music Review: Clairo aims to 'Charm' on lush and layered new album

Jul. 10, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

Clairo, the Atlanta-based indie pop singer-songwriter, is out and about with “Charm,” her third album overall and first record in three years. The 11-track release is a masterclass in modern but reflective music, hearkening back to ’70s-inspired pop grooves with a smooth layer...

Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive wants to spread a little joy around. What's wrong with that?

Jul. 10, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lake Street Dive chooses to spread some joy. You got a problem with that? The veteran pop-soul band's upbeat approach permeates the new disc “Good Together,” with the title track's sprightly synthesizers pushing along members' Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss duet...

Grammy Museum to launch K-pop exhibit celebrating Hybe, featuring BTS, LE SSERAFIM artifacts

Jul. 09, 2024 09:27 AM EDT

The Grammy Museum will soon launch its first full-floor K-pop exhibit as part of its ongoing initiative to explore the music, culture, technology, fandom and business behind Korean pop music. The museum partnered with Hybe, the South Korean entertainment company behind K-pop...

The best concerts of 2024 so far: AP’s picks include Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, George Strait, SZA

Jul. 03, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

As The Associated Press' music writer, Maria Sherman has seen more than 40 concerts during the first half of 2024. Here are some picks for the best shows ... so far, excluding any one-off performances that cannot be repeated, and where you too can catch these artists. Bad Bunny,...

Today in History: July 1, Dominion of Canada is formed

Jul. 01, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2024. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect....