Usher fake money scandal dismissed as ‘misunderstanding’ by strip club owner – Music News

The owner of a strip club where Usher was accused of paying with fake money insisted the entire situation has been a “misunderstanding”. The Yeah! star was alleged to have used the fake currency, dubbed “Ushbucks” – paper money with his face on them – to pay during his visit to Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen’s […]

Kacey Musgraves makes new romance Instagram official – Music News

Kacey Musgraves appears to have moved on following her divorce from Ruston Kelly by posting a shot of herself with her new boyfriend on Instagram. The High Horse singer shared a picture of herself with Dr. Gerald Onuoha on her Instagram Stories on Monday, with the pair staring into the camera and smiling for the […]

Paula Abdul to appear on American Idol after Luke Bryan tests positive for coronavirus – Music News

Paula Abdul is returning to American Idol to sub for sick judge Luke Bryan. The country singer will miss the talent contest’s first live show of the season after contracting Covid-19. He revealed the news on social media, writing: “I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @americanidol show. I […]

Taylor Swift heading for seventh UK Number 1 album with Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – Music News

The first of Taylor Swift’s rerecorded studio albums Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is on course for Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) has a lead of 11,000 chart sales on today’s Official Chart Update (April 12), with the most paid-for sales and album streams so far this week. The original 2008 […]

Phoebe Bridgers’ smashed SNL guitar fetches over $100,000 at auction – Music News

The electric guitar Phoebe Bridgers famously smashed onstage during her performance debut on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live has raised over $100,000 for GLAAD. The singer destroyed her Danelectro Dano ’56 guitar after belting out the track I Know the End on the 6 February episode, and the instrument was put up for auction […]

Swizz Beatz: ‘DMX will live forever’ – Music News

Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz has vowed to keep DMX’s legacy alive after breaking his silence over the loss of his longtime friend and collaborator. The X Gon’ Give It to Ya star, real name Earl Simmons, died in a White Plains, New York hospital on Friday, a week after suffering a heart attack. Shortly after […]

Polo G’s ‘Rapstar’ challenging Lil Nas X for Number 1 single – Music News

The Official Chart: First Look offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports. Polo G’s new single Rapstar is off to a strong start on this week’s Official Chart First Look, currently at Number 2 and […]

London Grammar star Hannah Reid nearly quit music two years ago – Music News

London Grammar’s Hannah Reid was ready to quit music two years ago. The 31-year-old singer felt she “wasn’t cut out” for the industry anymore because she was tired of its “sexist and exploitative” nature, but writing the group’s new album, ‘Californian Soil’, has helped her regain her confidence. She said: “I felt like I wasn’t […]

Alexandra Burke to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat musical – Music News

Alexandra Burke is heading back to the West End stage to star in the upcoming revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The singer will take on the role of the Narrator in the London Palladium’s summer production, which will star Jason Donovan as Pharoah and Jac Yarrow as Joseph. Both actors will be […]

Nile Rodgers: ‘Artists and writers are not remunerated properly or equally’ – Music News

Nile Rodgers thinks streaming is unfair to artists. Although the 68-year-old musician is a fan of how easy it is to share music with fans via streaming, he thinks the system is outdated and artists need to be “remunerated properly” by their record labels. He told The Guardian newspaper: “It is not the streaming services […]