December 1, 2015

Drake tops Spotify’s year end list; The Weeknd had 2015’s most streamed album

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year […]
December 1, 2015

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae lend hand to Alicia Keys in fight to end HIV and AIDs

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys are joining forces to fight HIV and AIDS. Henson, Janelle Monae […]
November 30, 2015

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan grew up emulating retiring Lakers star Kobe Bryant

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ DeMar DeRozan was 16 years old when he was invited to Kobe Bryant’s camp for the top 25 […]
November 30, 2015

Pop star Pink named UNICEF ambassador to raise awareness about child hunger, healthy living

By Kristin M. Hall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of […]
November 30, 2015

South Korean rapper PSY set to release his 1st album since smash hit ‘Gangnam Style’

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of _ South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years […]
November 30, 2015


UNDATED (AP) _ Chris Brown will be charitable with the royalties from “Royalty.” Brown has posted a video on Instagram saying from now until Christmas, he […]
November 30, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Selling a million albums in a week is impressive. Selling two million is jaw-dropping. Adele sold more than three million copies of […]
November 27, 2015


ATLANTA (AP) _ The rap and R-and-B community came out in force to make Thanksgiving a happier holiday for those who could use help. Jeezy and […]
November 26, 2015

Rapper Jeezy provides 200 Thanksgiving meals then performs in front of packed crowd in Atlanta

ATLANTA _ Grammy-nominated rapper Jeezy went from handing out meals to performing in front of a sold-out crowd in Atlanta. Jeezy took the stage at the […]
November 26, 2015

Raptors’ annual “Drake Night” still surreal for Toronto based rapper

By Melissa Couto THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It’s been three years since the first annual instalment of “ Drake Night” at Air Canada Centre, but […]
November 25, 2015

With a stellar cast onboard, NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ will ease on down that yellow brick road

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” […]
November 25, 2015

‘Carol’ leads Independent Spirit nominations, followed by ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Spotlight’

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The 1950s-set romance “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara collected the most nominations Tuesday for the […]