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Prince, among most inventive musicians of modern era, dies

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 04:24

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.


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MTV Pays Tribute to Prince With Wall-to-Wall Music Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 04:05
The music-focused network changed the color of its logo from yellow to purple in honor of the legendary musician.
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Social media mourns death of music legend Prince

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:40

Musician Prince gestures on stage during Apollo Theatre's 75th anniversary gala in New YorkSocial media users around the world mourned the death of U.S. pop music star Prince on Thursday. Actors, musicians and celebrities quickly jumped on social media, expressing shock and sadness. Actor-singer Will Smith said in a Facebook post that he was "stunned and heartbroken," and had just spoken to Prince the night before his death.


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The Latest: Sales of Prince's Music Soar After News of Death

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:18

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the death of pop superstar Prince (all times local):


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Azealia Banks leaks new music including "Rihanna demo"

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 02:09

"Azealia Banks for Alexander Wang. " screenshot videoBanks retweeted a Soundcloud link to the track tagged "Rihanna demo snippet" and said: "You wanna hear one of the songs I did for, what's this bitch, antioxidant?" - a term she's used in the past to seemingly referring to Rihanna's "ANTI". According to Pitchfork, Banks also said that her video for "The Big Big Beat" and a wider release of Slay-Z have been delayed due to a new distribution deal she is about to sign.


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Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 01:08
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
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New acts announced for Reading and Leeds Music Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 20:35

US Rapper NasNew York rapper Nas and Frank Turner have been announced as the latest additions to the line-up for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival. 


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R.I.P. Prince: Remembering the Music Icon's Greatest TV Appearances

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 19:04

 Remembering the Music Icon's Greatest TV AppearancesThe year 2016 is proving to be a tough one for fans of awesome music and the trend-setters that created it. Music icon and entirely unique human being Prince was found dead Thursday morning in his Paisley Park recording studio in Minnesota. TMZ was the first to break the news. A cause of death has not yet been reported, but on April 15, Prince forced an emergency landing of the private plane he was on due to flu-like symptoms. He performed a day later. It is not known if the issue was related to his death. Prince Rogers Nelson is best known for his powerful genre-busting epics, including "I Would Die 4 U," "When Doves Cry," and "1999," and for his film Purple Rain and the soundtrack album and single of the same name. The enigmatic superstar also flirted with television, appearing in The Muppets and, oddly enough, New Girl in 2014. Here's a clip of his appearance, in which Nick and Jess act like anyone of us would act upon seeing Prince. Prince also performed arguably the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time in 2007, playing a medley of hits in the rain as though God approved with tears of joy, and yeah that's a bit dramatic, but it was an astounding sight. But oddly enough, one of the best mentions of Prince on television didn't feature Prince at all. It was a personal anecdote by Charlie Murphy on Chappelle's Show that provided insight into the curious creature Prince was, and revealed to the world that Prince could ball and loved pancakes. And it only made viewers love Prince more. R.I.P., Prince. You will be missed.


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MTV Plays Will Smith Music Video During Prince Tribute

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:00
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's music video "Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble" aired at 2:55 p.m.
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MTV President Opens Up About Major Brand Reinvention: Music Is "Our Muse"

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:00
Sean Atkins, in the job since September, talks about the direction he's taking the Viacom network with its massive upfront slate.
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MTV Orders 11 Unscripted Series, Including Music Competition Show From Mark Burnett

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:00
The cable network is developing five scripted shows from producers Drew Barrymore, Pitbull, John Legend and more.
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Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:51

Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age? Former Disney XD star Kelli Berglund ( Lab Rats: Elite Force ) apparently had her Coachella fun cut short last weekend when she was arrested for carrying a fake ID. Guns N' Roses and LCD Soundsystem to reunite at Coachella 2016 TMZ reports that the 20-year old actress was trying to get into a ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Kelli Berglund This article, Disney's Kelli Berglund Busted at Coachella for Being Under Age, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


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4 Can't-Miss Music Festivals to Hit this Spring

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:00
Because Coachella's not for everyone.
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P!nk to Perform New Song at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:00
The May 22 awards show will be the world television debut of "Just Like Fire.”
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Kylie Jenner to Vanessa Hudgens: Coachella celeb style

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 22:30
Festival season has officially arrived, and brought not only great music, but great fashion to California. Several big-name celebrities were spotted in the crowds of music-goers, and their outfits were some of the best.Kylie Jenner, always one to watch, didn't disappoint in a bedazzled bikini and braids. Vanessa Hudgens, too, wowed in an...
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This $18 H&M Dress Won Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:44
The sold-out number, which was modeled by Hailey Baldwin in the campaign, was spotted all over the festival grounds.
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Music Monday (4/18): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:17

Music Monday (4/11): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like The Flaming Lips, Deftones, and Run the Jewels, plus brand new streaming music from Wire, Rufus Wainwright, James Blake, DJ Shadow, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Fresh music acts added to Big Weekend music full festival line-up

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:16

Mumford and SonsMumford and Sons, The Weeknd and Iggy Azalea are among some of the latest acts confirmed to join Coldplay as part of Radio 1's Big Weekend music festival next month.


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Here's Guy Fieri Living His Best Life at Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:05

Here's Guy Fieri Living His Best Life at CoachellaThe first weekend of the cultural zeitgeist that is Coachella concluded last night, and guess who was there living it up and snapping selfies galore? That's right, flaxen-haired culinary icon of our time Guy Fieri.


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Rihanna caps celebrity-heavy Coachella festival

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 19:18

Barbadian singer RihannaPop superstar Rihanna capped a celebrity-filled Coachella festival Sunday with a surprise appearance, as her sometime songwriter Sia took a sharply different approach by testing the possibilities of on-stage anonymity. Rihanna turned up unannounced on stage during a headlining set of Calvin Harris, the British DJ behind a slew of electronic-infused smash hits. Sporting a camouflage cap, Rihanna went into her song "We Found Love," which was written by Harris, to the cheers of thousands of fans at the close of three days of revelry in the heat of the California desert.


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