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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Music

Singers are turning to performing at wedding parties

These days it isn’t just the big film stars who are on the 'most wanted' list of the affluent, to shake a leg at their weddings. Their list also features popular musicians, who are often sought-after due to their expertise in performing live.

Selena Gomez breaks down during AMA rehearsals

Selena Gomez recently got emotional during American Music Awards 2014 rehearsals when she sang her anthem The Heart Wants What It Wants, a song inspired by her confused relationship with Justin Bieber.

Simon Cowell asks One Direction to take it down a notch

Cowell says the band can't carry on doing the amount of stuff they've been doing for long because they'll burn out. He calls it a 'high-class problem'. Cowell helped to put the group together on The X Factor.

Taylor Swift wins Billboard's 'Woman of the Year' award, second time on the trot

American singer Taylor Swift who picked up the Billboard's coveted Woman of the Year Award for the second time said that getting named for the honour for a second time was like receiving early birthday present.

AR Rahman in the race for Oscar again

Three of his compositions are among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Academy Awards. The list was released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its website on Friday.

Justin Bieber named 'most tweeted about pop star' of 2014

Popular music sensation Justin Bieber beat One Direction star Niall Horan to become 2014's most tweeted about pop star of 2014, according to the data released by the social network.

Hitting new notes: Musicians branching out to acting, directing, producing films

Shaan, Mika, Honey Singh and Himesh Reshammiya already have starring credits. Recently, it was also reported that AR Rahman will co-produce a film with Shekhar Kapur, while Ismail Darbar is directing another project.

Anoushka Shankar opens up on her relationship with the Grammys

Today, on the eve of the Pandit Ravi Shankar's 2nd death anniversary this year on December 11, Anoushka’s fourth Grammy nomination is indeed more than just recognition – it’s a distinct reminder that the maestro’s legacy has lived on.

We listen to music by Pt Ravi Shankar a lot: Grammy-winning band, Snarky Puppy

We caught up with Michael League, the band’s bassist, composer and producer to know more about theirmaiden trip to India, their recently-won Grammy, and their love for Pt Ravi Shankar’s music.

Dr Dre named the highest paid musician of 2014, Beyonce ranks 2nd

The 49-year-old star landed the top spot with a figure nearly six times higher than Beyonce who was named second in the Forbes list. Beyonce's this year earnings totalled USD 115 million.

Bored Robbie Williams plans to quit music for a 'proper job'

The singer shared his plans to leave the music industry in a video posted on his YouTube page Monday. The 40-year-old then went on to tease that he could become a footballer or work in fashion, or could "work with cars".

Riding high, DJ David Guetta looks inside and towards India

He has sold eight million albums and packs dance floors across the world but on David Guetta's latest album, the leading international DJ is slowing down a notch and becoming more introspective.

Lady Gaga's dad to control her Malibu property

Singer Lady Gaga has given her father Joseph Germanotta power of attorney over her Malibu estate. The 28-year-old, who bought the plush property in October this year, has handed Germanotta control over her six-acre $24 million abode.

Beyonce, Sam Smith, lead 2015 Grammy nominations

A complete list of 2015 Grammy nominations has been released where Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce have bagged maximum nominations with six nods each. Eminem, on the other hand, has bagged three nominations including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Song Collaboration.

U2 to hit the road four years after their record tour

U2, whose last tour in 2009-2011 was the highest-grossing ever, on December 3, announced concerts in 2015 across North America and Europe and promised variety in its sets. The tour plans indicate that frontman Bono expects a full recovery after a bicycle accident last month.
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