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

United Kingdom

MIA on Assange: 'No one has fought for us the way he has'

British rapper who has long supported WikiLeaks founder tells Al Jazeera why she thinks UK, US are wrong to pursue him.

MIA on Assange: 'No one has fought for us the way he has'

Music

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Tunisian singer-songwriter whose songs soundtracked the 2011 Arab awakening joins The Stream to showcase her new album.

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Saudi Arabia

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

BTS says plan to play their upcoming concert in the Saudi capital Riyadh was not an easy one to make.

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

Kashmir

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Songs about buying land in Kashmir and marrying Kashmiri women garner millions of views in India after status revoked.

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Lebanon

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Counting the Cost

Too big to fail? The companies threatening South Africa's economy

Will South Africa manage to bail out some of its biggest state-owned companies without crippling the economy?

Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Rapper says she is cancelling her set to show support for women's and LGBTQ rights and freedom of speech.

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert over rights concerns

Saudi Arabia

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government accused of hypocrisy after announcement by organisers of the Jeddah Season cultural festival.

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

Asia Pacific

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

Spycam videos, which involve men secretly filming women and sharing content, are growing epidemic in South Korea.

South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens

South Korea

Japan TV station cancels K-Pop stars BTS over atomic-bomb T-shirt

T-shirt shows a mushroom cloud created by an atomic bomb with the words: 'Patriotism OurHistory Liberation Korea'.

Japan TV station cancels K-Pop stars BTS over atomic-bomb T-shirt

Middle East

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Singer was due to appear at a festival in northern Israel but pulled out of the show following pressure from activists.

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

Pop Music

Emmerson: The pop star challenging Sierra Leone's presidents

'If I go into politics, who would be doing what I'm doing? We need me,' says Emmerson Bockarie.

Emmerson: The pop star challenging Sierra Leone's presidents