Several UK musicians wrote an open letter to British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden asking for aid to support the live music business.
The British singer's global smash “Shape of You” - which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 in Britain in 2017 - was named top song of the past 10 years.
American rapper Drake has become the most streamed artist of 2018 in both Apple Music and Spotify music lists.
The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.
The lawsuit accuses the British pop phenomenon of copying parts of Marvin Gaye's soul classic "Let's Get It On" for the Grammy-winning hit "Thinking Out Loud".
Singer Ed Sheeran also cancels his Sunday show in St Louis citing security concerns, as the US city braces for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
Sheeran's Twitter account appeared to have been deactivated on Monday after being trolled for his cameo on TV show, Game of Thrones.
Music sales grow at fastest rate in nearly 2 decades says global trade body
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