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Music

Taylor Swift to release her first full-length pop album in October

Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on October 27. She revealed on Monday that 1989, named for her birth year, is her ‘first documented official pop album’.

Now AR Rahman app for music lovers

The composer has launched an app for his fans to help them connect with him and his music. It has been created in collaboration with Qyuki.com, an online network founded by Rahman, Shekhar Kapur and Samir Bangara.

Miley Cyrus desperate to play Dolly Parton in biopic

Pop star Miley Cyrus is so keen to play country music legend Dolly Parton in a movie about her life that she is doing everything she can to convince the Jolene singer.

Some teaming this: Kanye to collaborate with Paul McCartney

West, who has reportedly become good friends with McCartney in recent months, has approached the former Beatles member about working together as he puts the finishing touches to his upcoming album, reports contactmusic.com.

Music fans patriotism, addresses today’s social issues, say India's 'free' musicians

Ayushmann Khurrana feels we must acknowledge that society needs change, which can be brought in through music. Vishal Dadlani says 'protest music' has been a major way of promoting love for one’s country. Read on for more gyan on music, freedom and patriotism.

King of Pop thrills again: Michael Jackson's new video debuts on Twitter

Michael Jackson's new video, A Place With No Name, was released on Twitter on Thursday morning at 8.30am. One of the first music videos to release on the microblogging site, the song is from MJ's posthumous album Xscape and will be available to users for 12 hours.

Elvis is back in the building! Presley to feature in new Streisand album

Singer-actor Barbara Streisand is set to release her duets album Partners, which includes contribution from king of 'Rock and Roll', Elvis Presley. Streisand, 72, posted on Instagram the cover of album Partners to be released next month.

Revelation through rhymes: Singers' songs on their exes

After the elevator brawl between popstar Beyonce Knowles’ sister, Solange and hubby Jay Z, Beyonce has made a very strong reference to the ­incident in her new track (Flawless). We look at a few singers who’ve used music to express their feelings.

English rap: Is Russell Brand making a rap album?

Funnyman Russell Brand is reportedly trying his luck in singing now. The 39-year-old comedian and actor, who was married to pop star Katy Perry, has asked to work with 'La La La' hitmaker Naughty Boy.

Justin Bieber hints at acoustic album on Instagram

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has hinted at a possible acoustic album. Bieber teased fans on Instagram with a picture of a selection of guitars, accompanied by the caption, "Acoustic album?"

Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919. PICTURES INSIDE

Why there would never be another Kishore Kumar

Because everyone wants to sing like Kishore - straight from the heart. Because the moment you name an emotion - his voice begins echoing in your mind. Because no other singer can fill the void created by his death.

Happy birthday Kishore Kumar: Google doodle pays tribute

A smiling image of Kishore Kumar greeted users to the homepage of Google India. Reacting to Google's homage to Kishore, the legend's son Amit Kumar said, "Fabulous... What a great gesture from Google, surely this proves that he is a man for all seasons."

If you piss of Taylor Swift, she'd write a song about you: Ed Sheeran

The English singer-songwriter says he’s still the same person that he was before his massive musical success

Viral Video: Hip-shaking Oxford students get love from Shakira

Riding on viral waves, a group of students from the Oxford University called 'Out Of The Blue' have managed to impress Shakira through their latest video that was made to raise money for a children hospital.
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