Arts & Culture

Ludacris becomes Gabonese citizen, celebrates African heritage

US rapper and actor shares news on social media, prompting fans to respond: 'Welcome home.'

Ludacris becomes Gabonese citizen, celebrates African heritage

Music

'This is big': Indian singer on Obama's 2019 music list

Former US president sets up a bright year for 'heartbreak' singer who figured in his annual list of favourite music.

India: 'Cold/mess' singer Prateek Kuhad on a high after Obama nod

AJ Impact

Tencent buys stake in Vivendi's Universal Music

The Chinese firm will own a stake in the music label that distributes tunes by Lady Gaga and The Beatles.

 Tencent buys stake in Vivendi's Universal Music

Witness

Landfill Harmonic: Paraguay's Recycled Orchestra

A music teacher helps children living by a Paraguay landfill site to reach stardom with instruments made from rubbish.

Africa

The songs that made Africa - and the world - dance in 2019

From hard-hitting grooves to catchy dance anthems, here is the ultimate year-end African music playlist.

The songs that made Africa - and the world - dance in 2019

Music

Bosnia brings the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra to Qatar

The orchestra plays in the Gulf state for the first time, aiming to promote Bosnian culture and artists.

Al Jazeera Selects

Music: Argentina's prison choir and Italy's migrant orchestra

Prisoners in Argentina and an orchestra of migrant musicians in Italy use music to bring hope and fight xenophobia.

Albania

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

British-Kosovar stars Dua Lipa and Rita Ora and US singer Bebe Rexha, post messages of support as death toll nears 50.

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

South Korea

Goo Hara: Ex-member of K-pop girl band found dead

The body of Goo Hara was discovered at her home in South Korea's capital, Seoul, on Sunday evening.

Goo Hara: Ex-member of K-pop girl band found dead

Arts & Culture

Coldplay won't tour new album, say want gigs to be 'sustainable'

Several music artists have addressed climate change in lyrics or announced plans to improve their green credentials.

Coldplay won't tour new album, say want gigs to be 'sustainable'

Arts & Culture

Paul McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury music festival

Former Beatles singer to perform at legendary British music festival next June in Somerset, organisers confirm.

Paul McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury music festival

AJ IMPACT

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show

The singer said her former label's new owner would not let her perform her songs at the upcoming American Music Awards.

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show

AJ Impact

Taylor Swift looks for Carlyle Group's help in royalties dispute

Pop singer seeks asset manager's assistance in securing ownership of rights to previously recorded albums.

Taylor Swift looks for Carlyle Group's help in royalties dispute

AJ IMPACT

Tencent Music's revenues find their groove with more paying users

But stiff competition in the social entertainment sector led to a slower-than-expected increase in users.

Tencent Music's revenues find their groove with more paying users

Al Jazeera Selects

Performance: Favela ballet, Kathak and the Circus of My Sun

Rio's favela ballerinas, Karachi's Kathak dancers and Morocco's circus artists use performance to overcome adversity.