Tag: music

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon’s latest album tops iTunes chart worldwide

Taeyeon of Girls' Generation's new album 'Purpose' has topped several international iTunes charts securing the No.1 spot. 'Purpose' is her second studio album which was released on Oct 28. The album took the No. 1 spot in 21 countries including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi...

Rapper Nicki Minaj announces retirement

by Maggy DONALDSON Rap queen Nicki Minaj on Thursday shocked fans by announcing her retirement from music, saying she was going to focus on family. The provocative 36-year-old known for hits like "Super Bass" is engaged to music executive Kenneth Petty, and she recently said a...

Jury finds Katy Perry copied Christian rap song

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US singer Katy Perry copied the beat of her 2013 hit "Dark Horse" from a Christian rap song, a Los Angeles jury found Monday. The nine-member panel ruled that similarities between Perry's song and "Joyful Noise" by Marcus Gray -- who performs as "Flame" --...

“I’m OK”, a song about a gay guy’s journey by Singaporean Joshua Su makes its debut

Joshua Su, 30s also known as The G3sha is releasing his new hip hop single "I'm OK" on Jul 5, 2019. The song is about growing up gay in Singapore, facing uncertainty with lyrics like, 'So I prayed to God and asked, what's wrong with me?...

The legacy of Beyond’s Wong Ka Kui lives on after 26 years

It was 1993 and Hong Kong's Canto-pop band Beyond was gaining popularity, making it big even in Japan. Alas, its lead singer Wong Ka Kui fell from a stage platform during an appearance at the Tokyo Fuji Television game show Ucchan-nanchan no Yarunara Yaraneba. He...

Ong Ye Kung: “O”-level syllabus now includes jazz, popular music and music in multimedia

Singapore – Music lovers, make some noise! Jazz, popular music and music multimedia have been included in the "O"-level music syllabus, says Education Minister Ong Ye Kung. Speaking at the finale concert for the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural...

Indonesian-born Dutch singer Anneke Grönloh of classic hits “Bengawan Solo” and “Asmara” passes away at 76

Anneke Grönloh, the Indonesian-born, Dutch "Singer of the Century", has died at the age of 76. Besides being a Dutch favourite, her music is appreciated thousands of miles away in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, with popular hits like "Bengawan Solo", "Burung Kakak Tua" and...