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He’s on the Old Town Road to success. Lil Nas X earned the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the 13th consecutive week — the longest for any hip-hop record — with his breakout single “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The artist beat out “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring […]

TEHRAN – Polish composer and conductor Martyna Kosecka will be delivering a speech on contemporary music in a session to be held at the Beethoven Museum House tomorrow. The lecture is part of an educational seminar, which will be held at the museum until Wednesday. Kosecka is the wife of Iranian composer Idin Samimi-Mofakham who […]

TEHRAN – Iranian pop singer Amir-Abbas Golab is in India recording two music videos. Golab is accompanied by director Mehdi Falakband and hang drummer Erfan Qaviqalb, the singer has announced in a post on his Instagram.  The singer recorded the music video “King of My Heart” in Turkey last year. He is planning to begin […]

In a career defined by reinvention, Madonna is at it again. This weekend, amid a triumph for the ages by Tiger Woods and the hotly anticipated return of Game of Thrones, the Queen of Pop was also elbowing her way back into the culture she has manipulated at will for decades. Madame X is a […]

LOS ANGELES—At 17 years old, Billie Eilish already owns her dream car: a matte-black Dodge Challenger that she pointed to with pride as it sat parked the other day in front of a Burbank rehearsal studio. “Dude, I love it so much,” she said, squinting in the afternoon sun. “I’ve been obsessed with it since […]

Nav is the latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart. The Toronto performer, born Navraj Goraya, scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Bad Habits, released on the Weeknd’s XO record label. Nav performs at the Juno Awards in London, Ont., Sunday, March 17, 2019.  (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN […]

TEHRAN – Iran’s legendary vocalist Mohammadreza Shajarian has been honored with Patron’s Award at the Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon, Portugal. The honor was conferred on Shajarian “in recognition of his enduring contribution to the musical heritage of humanity, his peerless musical mastery, and his sustained social impact as a performer and teacher, both […]

LONDON—Singer and songwriter Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday of a singer of whom David Bowie once said on BBC Radio One, “he’s probably been my idol since I […]

Other fests are taking a break, but VELD — the annual all-ages electronic-music festival at Downsview Park — announced Monday it’ll be back on the Aug. 3-4 weekend for year eight, with headliners Cardi B, Kygo, Skrillex and Tiesto. Cardi B is not the first rapper to top the bill, but ticket-buyers can only hope […]

“It feels like the fiiiiiiirst time/ It feels like the very first time.” Apologies for not pulling out a more appropriate Cancon reference to kick off another piece about the Juno Awards, but there is a Canadian-born Foreigner musical making the rounds these days so maybe it kind of qualifies. Meghan Patrick says no one […]


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