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Fifth Harmony debut as a four-piece
The girl group appear as a four-piece for the first time while picking up best group at the People's Choice Awards.
Sir Paul sues Sony over Beatles songs
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.
Two Door Cinema Club for Boardmasters
Its other headliners are Jamiroquai and Alt-J, with other acts set to perform including Slaves, Jake Bugg and Becky Hill.
Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud
Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.
Louis talks about mum's death
Louis Tomlinson speaks publicly for the first time about his mum's death from leukaemia in December
The most bizarre names in music
Glastonbury's spin-off festival will be The Variety Bazaar - but is it the strangest name in music?
'Anyone know who this celeb is?' goes viral
New Zealand comedian James Malcolm takes two photos of the Bad Seeds musician and asks Twitter who he actually is.
Madonna shares artist's Trump painting
A Scottish artist's painting of Donald Trump as King Kong has been shared thousands of times online after postings by singer Madonna.
Women on song for Celtic Connections
More than 2,100 musicians from around the globe are to take part in the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Adults pay for young people to see Hidden Figures
Crowd-funding campaigns to see the untold story behind America's space program are proving hugely successful in the US.
Who will replace Buble at the Brits?
As Michael Buble takes time off to care for his son, who could replace him as host of the Brit Awards?
Shakira and Gordon Brown: The odd couple
Shakira explains why she was talking to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown after they were photographed together.
5 After Midnight sign to Syco
Kieran, Jordan and Nathan will start recording in the studio after the upcoming X Factor live tour.
New festival from Glastonbury organisers
Glastonbury organisers reveal name of new festival which will be separate and in a different place.
Rattle warns of Brexit travel problems
Sir Simon Rattle says he can see travel problems for his orchestra when the UK leaves the EU.
Rattle's debut to include 10-day festival
Sir Simon Rattle's first season as London Symphony Orchestra director starts with a 10-day celebration.
George Michael ‘liked crack cocaine’
Singer George Michael’s childhood friend says that “hard drugs were back in his life”.
Little Mix boost leukaemia patient fan
A girl battling leukaemia has received a "get well soon" video message from her favourite band Little Mix.
George Michael friend links death to drugs
George Michael's childhood friend says hard drugs had returned to the singer's life before his death last month.
Cilla statue unveiled as Cavern turns 60
Liverpool celebrates 60 years of the Cavern Club as a life-size statue of Cilla Black is unveiled outside the venue.
Academic elected to Royal Society of Arts
An Abertay University academic is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his work in computer games music.
BPM clubbers told shooting was fireworks
A dance music journalist at a club shooting in Mexico says they were told gun shots were fireworks to start with.
Cilla statue unveiled as Cavern turns 60
Liverpool celebrates 60 years of the Cavern Club as a life-size statue of Cilla Black is unveiled outside the venue.
Halsey describes 'torture' of trolling
The US singer says she's been a victim of memes joking she's infertile due to her health condition.
The Brits 'not so white' in 2017
Acts like Craig David tells us an increase in diversity at this year's Brit Awards is "a great thing".
David Bowie lands two Brit nominations
David Bowie, Skepta and Craig David all scoop nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards.
The xx return with I See You
They may be on their third album, but the xx say performing Saturday Night Live was "one of the scariest things" they've ever done.
Drake postpones UK tour dates
The Canadian rapper says the gigs have been delayed due to "unforeseen production circumstances".
Sundara Karma: Not ready for arenas
Newsbeat chats to Sundara Karma about arena tours, loneliness and their debut album.
Stars criticise Brits' lack of diversity
Wolf Alice, Sian Anderson and Krept & Konan are among the people who've spoken out about the lack of recognition for black music at the Brit Awards.

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