Green Day top Billboard album chart with ‘Revolution Radio’

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 : Rockers Green Day debuted at the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart today, toppling Solange Knowles from No. 1 and edging out new entries from Norah Jones and One Republic. “Revolution Radio,” Green Day’s 12th studio album, sold 90,100 albums, 14,000 songs and was […]

Canada celebrates, mourns as rockers Tragically Hip say good-bye

By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA, Aug 20 : The Tragically Hip, the Canadian rock band beloved for songs about local culture, small towns and hockey, will wrap up an emotional tour with a hometown concert today, giving fans a chance to bid farewell to lead singer Gord Downie, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. […]

Drake holds off Gucci Mane for 12th week at top of Billboard 200

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Aug 1 : Canadian R&B artist Drake held off rapper Gucci Mane for a 12th non-consecutive week at the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart today. Drake’s “Views” album sold 16,000 albums, 152,000 songs and was streamed 80 million times in the past week, totaling 85,000 album […]

Justin Bieber is sued over riff in smash hit ‘Sorry’

By Jonathan Stempel Undated, May 27 : Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit “Sorry” are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier. In a complaint made public yesterday, Casey Dienel, an indie […]

Justin Bieber is sued over riff in smash hit ‘Sorry’

By Jonathan Stempel Undated, May 27 : Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit “Sorry” are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier. In a complaint made public yesterday, Casey Dienel, an indie […]

In quiet Crimean village, Jamala’s family basks in Eurovision glory

By Olesya Astakhova MALORECHENSKOYE, Crimea, May 24 : In her home in a small village on Crimea’s rocky coastline, the mother of Eurovision song contest winner Jamala is surrounded by magazine cuttings about her daughter and bouquets of flowers from well-wishers. Galina Tumasova is still basking in the glory of Jamala’s surprise victory for Ukraine […]