Adele’s ‘Hello’ fastest to reach 1 billion views on YouTube
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Adele’s ‘Hello’ fastest to reach 1 billion views on YouTube

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sorry, Psy. Adele has outpaced the South Korean pop star on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube. The streaming service announced Thursday that her music video for “Hello” greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” “If anyone deserves it, … Continue reading

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‘Hamilton’ cast album makes history singing about history
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‘Hamilton’ cast album makes history singing about history

  NEW YORK (AP) — The cast album from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” has done something few such recordings have done in quite some time. How long? Since Richard Burton was King Arthur onstage — the first time. Atlantic Records said last week that “Hamilton” has so far sold over 54,000 albums, had more than … Continue reading

Music Review: New Chris Young album likable, not memorable
Arts/Entertainment / Music

Music Review: New Chris Young album likable, not memorable

Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over” (RCA Nashville) Chris Young ends his fifth album with “What If I Stay,” a sparse, tenderly swaying ballad that shows off the Tennessee-born country singer’s rich baritone, wide range and seductive phrasing. For most of “I’m Comin’ Over,” 30-year-old Young hitches his truck to rhythm-driven contemporary country music. He clips … Continue reading

Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to Toussaint
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Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson pay tribute to Toussaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger and Robbie Robertson are paying tribute to the late Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans musician who wrote “Southern Nights,” ”Lady Marmalade” and many other hits. “He was such an influential songwriter and performer,” Jagger tweeted Wednesday. Early in their career, the Rolling Stones covered Toussaint’s “Pain in My Heart” … Continue reading