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Zeta Jones honoured by Swansea
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is honoured by her home city of Swansea for services to the city internationally.
Harry Potter play music 'isn't an album'
Singer Imogen Heap says she hasn't "got round" to turning the music she composed for the Harry Potter play into an album yet.
Lil Wayne 'inspires' Clinton speech
Fans of the rapper reckon the standout line from her presidential nomination speech was inspired by a Lil Wayne mixtape.
BBC Proms: Bowie Prom montage
With Neil Hannon, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Marc Almond, Paul Buchanan, Anna Calvi and the musicians' collective s t a r g a z e conducted by André de Ridder.
Judge snubs claims by 29 Prince 'heirs'
A judge in the US state of Minnesota dismisses claims by 29 people who said they were Prince's heirs, including five people who said they were his child.
Instagram's new features explained
Instragram introduces features that will allow users to moderate comments.
LeeFest: From a garden to 5,000 people
It's easy to see how LeeFest founder Lee Denny found setting up this year's event a bit surreal.
David Bowie honoured at BBC Proms
The life and music of David Bowie are honoured at an eclectic, late-night edition of the BBC Proms.
Bieber dances past Drake to No 1
Pop star Justin Bieber ends Drake's 15-week run at number one, with his single Cold Water.
Hannon to sing 'phenomenally difficult' Bowie song
The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon on celebrating David Bowie's music at The BBC Proms.
Wiley scraps album, then changes his mind
Wiley sent a tweet calling his next album "pointless" before deleting it and assuring his followers an album is on the way.
Halsey reveals miscarriage while on tour
The singer reveals that she had a miscarriage before a concert for Vevo but says wasn't forced to perform.
LeeFest: From back garden to 5,000 people
It's easy to see how LeeFest founder Lee Denny found setting up this year's event a bit surreal.
Bowie Prom 'gives his music a twist'
Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
Gabon boy wows Celine Dion with cover
17-year-old Samuel attracted millions of views on Facebook with his version of Celine Dion's hit The Power of Love.
Viola Beach's debut album finally released
The Warrington band's debut album is out but it isn't the record they wanted to release.
Organist completes cathedrals challenge
Playing an organ in Inverness Cathedral sees John Richards from Cardiff complete his challenge to play music on the UK's 94 cathedral organs.
Stars prepare for David Bowie Prom
A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.
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.
How Drake owned number one for 15 weeks
Drake is on the verge of equalling the record for the longest ever UK number one single.
Ear implant woman helps Bangladesh kids
Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.

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