Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is now the most-streamed song from the 20th century

(CNN)In the battle for 20th-century streaming glory, Queen reigns supreme. “So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!” Queen’s guitarist and founding member Brian May said in a statement. The six-minute song likely received a bump thanks…

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Grammy nominations are here

(CNN)Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced Friday and one of the nominees was brought to tears live on television. Rap artists Kendrick Lamar and Drake received the most nominations with eight and seven, respectively. Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile received six nominations. Fans of H.E.R., the singer/musician who wears sunglasses…

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Jessica Simpson is not happy with something Natalie Portman said about her

(CNN)Why does it feel like this beef should be playing out in the parking lot of Whole Foods? The 37-year-old actress plays the adult version of the character, who ages through the course of the film. Portman mentioned Simpson in an interview with USA Today. “I remember being a teenager,…

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Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton released from US prison

(CNN)Jamaican dance hall reggae artist Mark Anthony Myrie — popularly known as Buju Banton — has been released from a federal prison in Georgia. After his release, rap artist P. Diddy posted a message on Instagram. “Today is a glorious day. Buju is free. Let’s go!” he said. The Jamaica…

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As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people

(CNN)Baby, it may be cold outside, but this week, it’s been colder on 96.5 KOIT’s Facebook page. All this over the San Francisco radio station’s decision to pull “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after roughly 100 complaints got the attention of program director Brian Figula. Just days before,…

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Grammy nominations 2019 could be surprising

(CNN)We may not know who will be nominated, but there’s already controversy over who won’t be. “There’s a lack of consensus in a way that’s really exciting to me,” Lipshutz said. “I think part of that is because the big-four general categories have expanded to eight nominees. I also think…

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ video is here (finally)

(CNN)After weeks of hinting, Ariana Grande has finally released her music video for “Thank U, Next.” Grande also references “Bring It On,” “13 Going On 30” and “Legally Blonde.” She released the single earlier this month as a tribute to her high-profile relationships and it’s already risen to No. 1…

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Ariana Grande pens emotional letter about Manchester bombing in new docuseries

(CNN)Ariana Grande is taking her fans behind the scenes of her “Dangerous Woman Tour” in a new docuseries. Grande goes on to write, “Music is an escape. Music is the safest thing I’ve ever known. Music — pop music, stan culture — is something that brings people together, introduces them…

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Kim Kardashian West: I was high on ecstasy when I got married, made my sex tape

(CNN)Kim Kardashian West may have been the designated driver for her sisters as a teen, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t party. “I got married on ecstasy the first time,” Kardashian West said. “I did ecstasy once and I got married.” Kardashian West, now a mother of three, added that…

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Amanda Knox is engaged to longtime boyfriend after sci-fi-themed proposal

(CNN)Amanda Knox, whose legal drama gripped the world after she was accused of murder in Italy, is engaged to her longtime boyfriend. “I had been thinking about this, but it’s already happened in the future,” Robinson says in the video. “It’s happening now. I don’t have a ring, but I…

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