Forbes names Beyonce music's highest-earning woman
Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music. Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce's earnings were boosted by her "Formation" world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250 million.
Sam Smith's 'The Thrill of It All' shows he may be Adele's male counterpart
Sam Smith ’s “The Thrill of It All” Sam Smith follows up his 2014 debut, “In the Lonely Hour,” with his sophomore effort, “The Thrill of it All.” Much like its predecessor, this album finds its core in soft ballads. Smith’s emotive voice can be a real asset, somewhat flexibly conveying feeling.
Randy Newman, Dan Wilson, Kenny Wayne Shepard and more music reviews
In this week’s reviews, Randy Newman returns with his twelfth proper studio album, former Semisonic leader Dan Wilson records songs he co-wrote for other artists, country singer Brett Eldredge takes big leaps, rock super-group Sweet Apple return for their third offering and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Adele cancels final two shows because of damaged vocal cords
Adele was forced to cancel the final two shows of her world tour because of damaged vocal cords, she wrote to fans on Friday. In a statement shared on Twitter , the singer, 29, admitted that she's been struggling with her voice and was recently advised by a doctor to refrain from performing. The
Adele says she doesn't 'know if I'll ever tour again'
Adele may be calling it quits when it comes to touring. The singer announced Wednesday at her London concert that she may stop touring. In a handwritten note included in a concert program, Adele told fans, "I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home." Adele, 29,
Adele surprises London Fire Brigade with tea, cake
Adele paid an unexpected visit to the Chelsea Fire Station in England on Monday to thank Red Watch firefighters for battling the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people. She showed up with cakes and joined the firefighters for afternoon tea. Adele enjoyed a cup of tea with Chelsea
Adele spotted at London's Grenfell Tower after deadly fire
Adele paid a visit to London's Grenfell Tower, the site of Wednesday's massive fire that killed at least 12 people and injured more than 70. Wearing what appeared to be a black abaya, the singer was photographed Wednesday night looking emotional as she stood among a crowd of people. Pictures were
Halsey, Alt-J, Dan Auerbach and more music reviews
This week alterna-pop singer Halsey drops her sophomore album, Alt-J experiment with their subtle third album, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach explores old-school pop-rock, Benjamin Booker combines blues, punk and gospel influences, Roger Waters delivers a scathing indictment of the state of the
2017 Billboard Music Awards: All the highlights
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards belonged to Drake , who surpassed Adele 's record for the most Billboards awards in a single night. The Canadian rap artist won a total of 13 awards, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. He
Sheryl Crow, Incubus, Ray Davies and more music reviews
This week Sheryl Crow delivers a peak-quality new album, alt-rockers Incubus release their first full-length in six years, newly knighted Kinks-leader Ray Davies explores his love of "Americana," new bubblegum-grunge band Charly Bliss drops an impressive debut album, Irish singer Imelda May