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Gabon boy hits high note with Dion cover
A 17-year-old from Gabon says he is "overwhelmed" after the Canadian pop star shared online a video of him performing one of her hits.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on breaking the UK
J-Pop artists to have careers that last so long and are so successful.
Kent Jones on his multi-lingual smash hit Don't Mind
Kent Jones' hit single Don't Mind features lyrics in six languages. He tells the BBC how the song came about.
Father John Misty rejects Backstreet Boys food ad
The US folk star turned down $250,000 to cover The Backstreet Boys for Chipotle burritos
Bieber planning 'huge' V Festival set
Justin Bieber says he's planning the "biggest stage production" in V's 21-year history when he headlines the festival next month.
Lady Gaga wins Born This Way case
A French artist accusing Lady Gaga of stealing her artistic ideas for her Born This Way album loses her plagiarism case.
Rihanna equals Madonna US chart record
The singers are now tied on 57 tracks that have made it on to America's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS breakthrough
The Challenge has raised $115m (£87.7m) from people pouring cold water over themselves and posting the video on social media.
These Ice Bucket Challenges may have changed the world
US researchers isolate gene that contributes to Motor Neurone Disease after funding from challenge fundraising
We really want these Daft Punk dolls
These Daft Punk dolls have been revealed but you won't be able to get your hands on one until May 2017.
Stairway to Heaven verdict appealed
The plagiarism dispute over Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven is to go back to court after an appeal is filed in the US.
Beyonce dominates MTV award nominations
Beyonce's Lemonade leads the pack at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards with 11 nominations, closely followed by Adele.
Apple buys Carpool Karaoke spin-off
James Corden won't be presenting but the 16-part series will be exclusively available to Apple Music subscribers.
Man 'murdered wife in Elvis act row'
A gambling addict is jailed for life for beating his wife to death with a hammer in a row over tickets to an Elvis tribute act, say police.
Jack White plans to play record in space
The star's record label Third Man will attempt a world record by being the first to play a vinyl in space.
Magnificent Seven to open Toronto
Denzel Washington's upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven will launch the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Pop star fixes football club showers
Pop star Olly Murs pays to have the showers at a non-league football club fixed, saying they were "dreadful" to use.
Christina Grimmie videos to be released
The late singer's record label is releasing four new music videos she recorded before she was killed in June.
Justin Timberlake 'slapped' at tournament
An onlooker appears to touch Justin Timberlake's face as he walked through a crowd at a charity golf tournament in America.
Demi Lovato talks mental health at the DNC
The singer and actress addressed the role politicians should take when it comes to mental health and providing care for people.
Did Simon Cowell ignore 1D's Liam on purpose?
Simon Cowell missed out mentioning Liam Payne while talking about the One Direction solo albums.
Hollywood's 'invisible voice' dies
Marni Nixon, who sang Audrey Hepburn's parts in My Fair Lady, has died at the age of 86.
Arrests at Guns N' Roses New Jersey gig
Up to 30 people are arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, according to local reports.
'Elvis Presley hedge' goes on display
David Wright was a big fan of The King and fashioned the shrub in his likeness at his Derbyshire home 20 years ago, his wife says.
Richards on the Britain that made him
Keith Richards fronts a new documentary on how Britain changed from the end of World War Two to the start of the 1960s.
What life is like after Klaxons split
James Righton was one third of the hugely successful British indie band Klaxons. Now he's moving on with his solo project Shock Machine.

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