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The fairytale rise of singer Gavin James
The fairytale rise of singer Gavin James

'In Ireland everything happens in pubs,' says Gavin James, widely seen as the next big singer songwriter.

The fairytale rise of singer Gavin James
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice

When Jonas Kaufmann suddenly bowed out of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Manon Lescaut, Roberto Alagna pulled off the herculean feat of learning the complex score within days.

Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Lady Gaga says suffers 'paralyzing fear' from rape
Lady Gaga says suffers 'paralyzing fear' from rape

Lady Gaga described her Oscar performance with rape survivors as the most difficult of her life, saying that she remains in chronic pain.

Lady Gaga says suffers 'paralyzing fear' from rape
Elton John reunites with band for new album
Elton John reunites with band for new album

Elton John announced his first album in nearly three years, on which the pop legend reunites with longtime backup artists.

Elton John reunites with band for new album
Singer Chris Brown. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Chris Brown thanks 'strong New Zealand women' for support

American R&B singer Chris Brown thanked New Zealand women's advocates for supporting his plan to perform in the country, despite a domestic violence conviction which could see him banned.

Chris Brown thanks 'strong New Zealand women' for support
Luina. Personal file photo.
Kazakhstani singer Luina fails to advance to Rising Star Turkiye final

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has been eliminated from Rising Star Turkiye singing contest.

Kazakhstani singer Luina fails to advance to Rising Star Turkiye final
Sir Elton John. ©REUTERS
Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin

Vladimir Putin called pop star Elton John and suggested a meeting, after the British singer was tricked last week by a prankster impersonating the Russian leader.

Putin calls Elton John - and this time it's real says Kremlin
Lana Del Rey evokes classic singers in dark 'Honeymoon'
Lana Del Rey evokes classic singers in dark 'Honeymoon'

Her new album is entitled "Honeymoon," but for Lana Del Rey such romantic sojourns are bleak in the way of classic film noir.

Lana Del Rey evokes classic singers in dark 'Honeymoon'
Olga Veldyaksova. Frame from YouTube video.
Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest

Karaganda native Olga Veldyaksova has successfully passed the first stage of the Russian Voice singing contest, Russian version of world renowned The Voice.

Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest
Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has taken part in Turkish Rising Star singing competition, which is based on an Israeli interactive reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star).

Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest
Daneliya Tuleshova. Photo courtesy of newwavestars.ru.
Young singer from Kazakhstan wins people's choice award at Junior New Wave singing contest

9-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Junior New Wave-2015 contest in Crimea, Russia.

Young singer from Kazakhstan wins people's choice award at Junior New Wave singing contest
Berik Iklas during the blind auditions. Personal file photo.
Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China

35-yo ethnic Kazakh Berik Iklas from Karamai town in XUAR in China has amazed the juries of the Voice of China singing contest.

Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China
Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting
Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting

Hip-hop star Drake condemned rising violence in Toronto after two people died in a shooting linked to his festival, breaking more than a week of silence.

Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting
50 Cent out with song about dark past
50 Cent out with song about dark past

50 Cent, who recently filed for bankruptcy after losing a suit over a sex tape, came out Friday with a new song about his dark past as he looks to reboot his career.

50 Cent out with song about dark past
Dimash Kudaibergenov ©telegraf.by.
Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015

Kazakhstan-born young singer Dimash Kudaibergenov has won the Grand Prix of the 24th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar 2015 held on July 9-13 in Vitebsk, Belarus.

Aktobe native wins Grand Prix of Slavianski Bazaar 2015
Luiza Nurkuatova. Photo courtesy of lada.kz.
10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk

10-year-old Luiza Nurkuatova from Aktau in western Kazakhstan has won the Grand Prix of the International Junior Song Contest held as part of the Slavianski Bazaar-2015.

10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk
Nuns won't sell convent to Katy Perry
Nuns won't sell convent to Katy Perry

Katy Perry has amassed millions of fans around the world, but her failure to win over two elderly nuns is creating an unholy battle.

Nuns won't sell convent to Katy Perry
Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh music band Aldaspan. ©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band

Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakhstan-based Aldaspan ethnic rock band have recorded a video for their version of a well-known Kazakh folk song Kara Zhorga.

Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band
Darya Shmalenko in the center. Personal file photo.
Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow

A schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk city in eastern Kazakhstan has clinched the first place at the III International Contest of Young Singers Golden Note held in Moscow.

Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow
Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival
Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival

Beyonce will play her first full show in a year as the pop superstar headlines a festival in Philadelphia founded by her husband, rap mogul Jay-Z.

Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival