Music

Daft Punk BBC Documentary To Air Next Year

A documentary about the elusive French dance act Daft Punk is set to be released next year. The men behind the robot masks – Thomas Bangalter and Gay-Manuel de Homem-Christo – are to be the subject of a film by BBC Worldwide Production France. The hour-long documentary will trace the ‘Get Lucky’ pair’s 20 year […]

Ed Sheeran Parade Magazine Interview: “You Have to Be Polite”

Ed Sheeran, the current toast of the music business, talks to Parade  about his heady rise to the top. Five years ago he was playing open-mic nights and selling his own CDs.  These days, his singles “The A Team” and “Sing” are chart hits, and his first album, + (a.k.a. Plus) sold almost 4 million copies. He’ll be headlining arenas starting […]

Katy Perry Wins Major RIAA Honor For Digital Sales

Katy Perry has picked up another major accolade after becoming the Recording Industry Association of America’s highest-selling digital act. The Roar singer has sold over 72 million digital singles to date and she was presented with an award to mark the feat at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center on Wednesday. With 72 million digital singles to her name, […]

Ed Sheeran: Big Venues Are the Best

Ed Sheeran‘s dreams no longer have a “limit”. The musician’s rise to fame has been rapid since he first entered the music scene in 2011 with his debut album +. He recently released his second offering x, which earned him his first ever number one single in the form of his track Sing. With the […]

Katy Perry and Staples Team Up to “Make Roar Happen”

  Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry continue to “Make Roar Happen” in Washington, D.C. today by announcing 55 local classroom projects have been funded as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org.  Staples fully funded the balance of every project that was on Donors Choose.org in the Washington, D.C. community today. […]

Ozzy Osbourne: “TV show nearly killed us!”

Ozzy Osbourne felt “wiped out” after being on reality TV. The 65-year-old rocker and his family – wife Sharon and youngest kids Jack and Kelly – were the stars of their own MTV show The Osbournes for three years until 2005. Fans watched the close knit relatives as they went about their everyday lives, with […]

Ottawa Citizen Issues Apology to David Bowie

“On May 16, 2014, The Ottawa Citizen published a prominent commentary piece written by Blayne Haggart on our op-ed page that David Bowie was responsible for the removal from YouTube of astronaut Chris Hadfield’s video version of “Space Oddity” which was viewed over 22 million times. The commentary erroneously claimed that Mr. Bowie refused to renew […]

Singles Chart to Count Audio Streams For First Time

The Official Singles Chart is to include audio streams for the first time from next month (July), the Official Charts Company can confirm today. The first Official Singles Chart to incorporate streams will be unveiled from 4-7pm on Sunday July 6 by BBC Radio 1, as the nation’s favourite rundown is adjusted to reflect the […]

It’s A Wrap! For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

The Hunger Games stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Sam Claflin bid an emotional farewell to the franchise as filming on the final installment came to an end on Friday. The cast of the blockbuster movie series shot their final scene for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in Europe and producer Nina […]

Katy Perry and Diplo’s ‘crazy chemistry’

Katy Perry and Diplo’s chemistry is reportedly “off the charts”. The 29-year-old singer and the 35-year-old DJ-and-producer have been linked for months, although it was recently claimed they had gone their separate ways. Earlier this month the pair put those rumours to bed with posts on social media, both adding pictures which seemingly showed they […]

Taylor Swift Interview: “My Friends Complete Me”

Taylor Swift’s friends are one of her biggest accomplishments. The American songstress counts the likes of Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding as close pals, and says it’s the knowledge that she has such a tight circle that gets her through tough times. “I’ve met and gotten to know some of the greatest girls and guys […]

Ed Sheeran On Stardom: “Nothing is Forever”

Ed Sheeran knows his fame ‘isn’t going to last forever’ and has a ten year plan in place. Despite being at the height of stardom, the young musician is well aware that fame can be fleeting. He told Parade Magazine that he does not think he’ll be living this lifestyle in ten years, because then […]

Singers, Songwriters, Musicians Pay Tribute To Gerry Goffin

Neil Sedaka has posted a short statement on the passing of Gerry Goffin earlier today. Sedaka was instrumental in Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s early success. He had dated King in high school and, as he writes here, brought them to the Brill Building. I am saddened to hear about the passing of Gerry Goffin. We all started […]

2014 Teen Choice Award Nominees Announced!

Here are the nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards!  Be sure to tune in on Sunday, August 10th on FOX!  Tell us who you’re voting for in the comments below! Link to vote: http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/ MOVIES CHOICE MOVIE: ACTION Divergent Edge of Tomorrow Godzilla Maleficent The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR: ACTION Jamie Campbell […]

Parade Exclusive: Ed Sheeran on Taylor Swift Dating Rumors and His 10-Year Plan

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran‘s songs showcase his acoustic soul, heartfelt lyrics, and some pretty wicked rapping skills. Over the past few years, Sheeran has taken America by storm, starting with his 2012 mega-hit “The A Team,” which was followed by a spot on Taylor Swift’s 2013 tour. In some ways, Sheeran’s a male version of Swift: young, talented, […]