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Beyonce leaves Taylor Swift and Adele behind!

Beyonce’s hit album “Lemonade” and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour, according to Forbes. She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests. Adele, whose “25” album broke first-week U.S. sales records in 2015 and who completed her first major tour since 2011, made second…

‘Heart broken’ Adele cancels final two shows of tour

LONDON: British songstress Adele on Saturday cancelled the final two shows of her sold-out world tour scheduled to take place in London's Wembley stadium this weekend due to damaged vocal cords. "I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn't open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords," Adele wrote in a statement on her Twitter account. "And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend. To say I'm heart broken would be a complete understatement," she…

Adele hints at retirement from touring

LONDON: English balladeer Adele, one of the top-selling artists of the 21st century, says she may retire from live performances as she winds up a massive tour. The 29-year-old singer thanked fans in a message on Thursday night at London's Wembley Arena, where she is playing four final shows on a 123-date global tour. "Touring is a peculiar thing. It doesn't suit me particularly well," said a handwritten note included in the program, which several fans posted on social media. "I'm a real homebody and I get so much…

Late David Bowie honored with two wins at BRIT Awards

LONDON: Late music icon David Bowie was the big winner at the BRITs in London on Wednesday, taking the British male solo artist and album of the year prizes at the UK's top music awards. Bowie, a pop chameleon who won legions of fans with his ground-breaking music, released his last album, "Blackstar," days before his death from cancer at age of 69 in January 2016. At the British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) awards, Bowie beat off competition from the likes of grime artist Skepta, rapper Kano and singer Michael…

Adele wins big at Grammys with five awards

LOS ANGELES: Adele on Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads, but she paid glowing tribute to her rival Beyonce, calling her an idol. The English balladeer swept up the top prizes of the night at the music industry's biggest night -- Album, Record and Song of the Year. Beyonce walked away with two trophies. And in a sentimental homage to late rock icon David Bowie, his final album "Blackstar" earned five awards, including four posthumous prizes for the…

Grammy Awards shape up as clash of pop titans Beyonce and Adele

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy awards are shaping up to be the ultimate showdown between pop's two biggest female stars as Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for song, record and album of the year on Sunday. Despite 62 total Grammy nominations and 20 awards, Beyonce, 35, has never won the coveted album of the year, despite topping the charts with all six of her studio records. With nine nominations, many fans are hoping Beyonce will overcome her Grammys' curse with "Lemonade," the personally and politically charged album many…

Adele to return to Grammys Awards

NEW YORK: Adele will sing at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced on Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry. The chart-topping English balladeer will perform a song at the televised February 12 gala in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of the previously announced John Legend and Metallica. Last year at the Grammys, a microphone fell on the strings of the piano as she sang "All I Ask" off her blockbuster album "25." The sound briefly went out and Adele's…

Apple unveils ‘Best of 2016’

Apple has unveiled Best of 2016 lists, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks. The Apple’s Best of 2016 highlights the talented artists, storytellers and developers who are entertaining Apple customers around the world, showcasing editorial selections and top-selling and most downloaded charts. Drake tops the Apple Music song and album charts Drake dominates the top song and album spots with “One Dance” and Views…

Beyonce, Adele lead Grammy Awards nominations

NEW YORK:Pop diva Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for next year's Grammy Awards but faced tough competition from fellow chart-topping artists including Adele. Beyonce received nods in nine categories for the music industry's biggest night including Album of the Year for "Lemonade," her contemplative look at African-American women that she intertwined with a movie. Beyonce will face off at the February 12 awards in three of the most prestigious categories against English balladeer Adele, whose "25" has been one of the…

Taylor Swift, One Direction top list of highest paid musicians: Forbes

NEW YORK: US pop star Taylor Swift, boy band One Direction and British singer Adele were the highest paid musicians in the world this year, Forbes magazine said. With earnings of $170 million from touring, recordings, endorsements and other income, Swift, 26, earned the title of 2016's highest-paid musician. She pulled in a gross total of more than $200 million on the North American portion of her "1989" world tour. The "Bad Blood" singer was followed by One Direction, the English-Irish pop band, which brought in…