Revelations of infighting at the Recording Academy, which organizes the awards show, and an explosive allegation of rape has cast a dark shadow over the glitzy gala and rattled the institution's efforts to shed its out-of-touch image.
Since Lebanon’s uprising began, DJ Madi K has livened up the protest movement in Tripoli through his music, showing the world another face of the northern Lebanese city.
Trinadian rapper is due to perform in the eastern city of Jeddah prompting accusations of hypocrisy against Riyadh.
The "rock movement", along with the Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra, covered songs by music giants Queen, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple and Turkish rockstars Cem Karaca and Baris Manco.
Guitarist EnverIzmaylov’s trademark is his meticulously arranged renditions of folk music, ranging from Tatar and Armenian to Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian.
DJ Avicii left behind a collection of nearly finished songs and was close to completing a new album, his representatives said in a statement.
The triumphant, Zahra Elham from Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic minority says she will fight the Taliban with her music, if the group return to some semblance of power in her country.
Once an underground style centred on live performance in New York's Bronx borough, rap and hip-hop are the most influential styles in contemporary music today.
The artist died earlier on Saturday, according to a message posted on his Facebook page by his management company City Lights.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that if he can't ban rap music outright, then he can at least control it.
The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame - which surveyed more than 1,000 musicians, historians and industry members to choose the winners - will honour seven acts in a gala concert on March 29 in New York.
The song overtook the likes of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O'Mine" after an autobiographical movie about the band's lead singer Freddie Mercury brought the 1975 hit to a new generation.
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