Rihanna, Kendrick, Metallica play at Global Citizen fest
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Rihanna, Kendrick, Metallica play at Global Citizen fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher and Yandel also performed familiar songs Saturday at the free event on the Great … Continue reading

With new album ‘Harder II Love,’ Usher gets harder to love
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With new album ‘Harder II Love,’ Usher gets harder to love

  (AP) Usher, “Harder II Love” (RCA Records) If music stops panning out for him, Usher has bright prospects in fortune telling; by naming his eighth studio album “Hard II Love,” he knew exactly what the future held. Or he recognized the slight masochism of a passion project that disregarded the need for commercial viability. … Continue reading

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After ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict, Dupri Understands Both Sides

NEW YORK (AP) — As the music industry debates the fallout from the “Blurred Lines” copyright verdict, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri finds himself sympathetic to both Pharrell and Marvin Gaye’s family. Dupri, who helped Usher reach superstar status, aided in Mariah Carey’s ultra-successful comeback a decade ago and produced for the diva in 1990s, remembers … Continue reading