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Michael Jackson Estate Eyes Revival After Court Victories

Michael Jackson Estate Eyes Revival After Court Victories

“I was always optimistic,” John Branca, the entertainment attorney who worked with Jackson through many of his biggest triumphs and now serves as co-executor of his estate, told The Associated Press in an interview at his Beverly Hills home. “Michael inspired the planet and his music still does. There was never any doubt about that.”…

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Ricardo Montaner Returns to Touring in 2022: ‘I’m Incomplete Without the Applauds of My Fans’

Ricardo Montaner Returns to Touring in 2022: ‘I’m Incomplete Without the Applauds of My Fans’

“The virtual concerts are incredible. They have an immeasurable scope, phenomenal,” Montaner tells Billboard. “But nothing compares to the energy of seeing an audience face-to-face.” Montaner, behind some of Latin pop’s biggest hits -- such as “Tan Enamorados,” “Me Va a Extrañar” and “Dejame Llorar” -- announces his 2022 Montaner U.S. Tour exclusively on Billboard…

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What’s The Big Frigin’ Difference?

What’s The Big Frigin’ Difference?

What's The Big Frigin' Difference? 7/31/2021 5:00 AM PT Don't let these two almost identical images of Hugh Jackman have you feeling overwhelmed! Take a deep breath before looking around these two photos and see if you can spot any of the sneaky switches that were made to trick ya! The actor was seen greeting…

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Bop Shop: Songs From Jamila Woods, Syd, Kyle, And More

Bop Shop: Songs From Jamila Woods, Syd, Kyle, And More

Getty Images The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and can include…

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Through Fire And Physics, Yola’s Still Standing

Through Fire And Physics, Yola’s Still Standing

Joseph Ross Smith By Joshua M. Miller Yolanda Quartey is done going through the motions. With the release of her sophomore album Stand for Myself, the British-born singer-songwriter who performs spirited roots soul music as Yola makes it clear she’s comfortable in her own skin. Produced by The Black Keys’s Dan Auerbach, the confessional album…

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Bob Dylan Beats Lawsuit Over $300M Catalog Sale

Bob Dylan Beats Lawsuit Over $300M Catalog Sale

New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager sides with Dylan. “For the reasons explained here, the Court determines that the plain meaning of the 1975 Agreement is that the Dylan Defendants owned all copyrights to the Compositions, as well as the absolute right to sell the Compositions and all associated rights, subject only to plaintiffs’…

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The Princess Diaries Soundtrack Captured Teen Pop’s Golden Age

The Princess Diaries Soundtrack Captured Teen Pop’s Golden Age

SGranitz/WireImage By Yasmine Shemesh A couple years ago, after a cozy movie night at home, the former teen pop singer Myra’s daughter grabbed her mother’s hands. They had just finished watching The Princess Diaries, which ends with Myra’s glittering 2001 single, “Miracles Happen (When You Believe),” playing in a ballroom as protagonist Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis…

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The Good and Bad of Spotify’s Q2 2021 Earnings: Analysis

The Good and Bad of Spotify’s Q2 2021 Earnings: Analysis

Not that the quarter's MAU tally was a surprise. Spotify pointedly stated in its Q4 2020 earnings that 2021 guidance would be hard to pin down because of "substantial uncertainty." Investors didn’t like to hear that, either: Spotify's share price fell 9% that day. It goes to show you can’t please everybody. The essence of Q2 2021 earnings can be…

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The 40 Best Music Videos of 1981: Staff List

The 40 Best Music Videos of 1981: Staff List

24. Earth, Wind & Fire, "Let's Groove" (dir. Ron Hays) This was a relatively high-budget, technically ambitious video for its time, reflecting EWF’s status as one of the premier R&B acts of the previous decade. The video features electronic effects created by director Hays using an analog computer system. Bruno Mars wasn’t even born when…

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Leslie Jordan Slams DaBaby’s Homophobic Rant as Stupid, Clueless

Leslie Jordan Slams DaBaby’s Homophobic Rant as Stupid, Clueless

Leslie Jordan DaBaby's Homophobic Rant Stupid Comments Torment LGBTQ Community 7/29/2021 1:00 AM PT TMZ.com Leslie Jordan says ignorant, uninformed comments about HIV/AIDS from people like DaBaby are exactly why some gay people aren't comfortable being themselves ... so Leslie's slamming the rapper's homophobic rant as stupid and clueless. We got Leslie outside Kings Road…

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ZZ Top’s Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72

ZZ Top’s Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72

1:10 PM PT -- Though Dusty wasn't supposed to play ... the band has canceled its show that was scheduled for Wednesday night in Simpsonville, SC. ZZ Top's longtime bassist, Dusty Hill, has died ... TMZ has learned. Dusty passed away at his home in Houston, TX -- this according to his bandmates, Billy Gibbons…

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Post Malone Announces the Return of Posty Fest

Post Malone Announces the Return of Posty Fest

Malone added in his caption, "The festival will be 2 days this year and completely outdoors:) love you guys we’re so happy to be back @postyfest." News of this year's Posty Fest comes nearly three weeks after Post Malone released his new song "Motley Crew," with its speedy, race-car-themed music video. The song has so far…

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Johnny Ventura, Dominican Merengue Icon, Dies at 81

Johnny Ventura, Dominican Merengue Icon, Dies at 81

Born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, Ventura kicked off his career in the early ‘60s and was coined as "El Caballo Negro." Some of his biggest titles include tropical hits such as “Patacon Pisao,” “¿Pitaste?” and “Merenguero Hasta la Tambora,” all of which have become staples in Latin households. Ventura’s timeless music has entered various…

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Pharaohe Monch Unmasks His Struggles with Mental Health

Pharaohe Monch Unmasks His Struggles with Mental Health

Each video in the Sound Mind Unmasked series features an artist sharing their mental health journey, opening up about the toll touring and recording can take. Unmasked is focused on as shining a light on free mental health resources available to everyone, as well as fostering an open dialogue about mental health for artists and…

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Cindy Agi Joins Live Nation From WME

Cindy Agi Joins Live Nation From WME

Cindy Agi has joined Live Nation's concerts team as their newest global tour promoter, the company announced Tuesday (July 27). In her new role, Agi will be responsible for building relationships with global touring artists and booking major international tours around the globe. Agi was previously the co-head of the hip-hop department at WME and was…

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