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Ed Sheeran officially named world’s best-selling artist of 2017

LONDON: IFPI, an organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017. The singer was chosen for the award over "the unparalleled, record-breaking success of his third studio album ÷ (Divide) and its singles including the global smashes "Shape of You", "Castle on the Hill", "Galway Girl" and "Perfect". Congratulations to all the superb artists who feature in the IFPI Global Artist of the Year 2017 chart. A true accolade for the…

Bruno Mars surprises with Grammy sweep

NEW YORK: Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry's biggest night. The industry seized on its annual gala to rally on behalf of the growing women's movement against sexual harassment, with pop singer Kesha delivering a fierce performance about her own abuse story. But for the awards, the feel-good Mars carried the night. He won the top prize, Album…

Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

LOS ANGELES: Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites. Cyber security company McAfee said singers Carly Rae Jepsen, Zayn Malik and Celine Dion were also in the top five of their annual list because searches for their names can lead fans to click on suspicious links that expose them to malware. It said that searching for “Avril Lavigne free mp3” results in a 22 percent…

Bieber edges out Gaga at MTV Europe Music awards

ROTTERDAM: At the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, Justin Bieber edged out Lady Gaga as biggest winner in Rotterdam, taking home three awards on the strength of support from his fans - the "Beliebers". Bieber, who was nominated in five categories, won for "Biggest (Most) Fans", "Best Canadian Act", and "Best Song" for "Sorry". Gaga, who is on tour in Japan, won for "Best Female" and "Best Look". American funk revivalist Bruno Mars kicked off the show with his first big-stage performance of 24K Magic, the…

Taylor Swift wins top Grammy but Lamar steals show

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift made history Monday as the first woman to win the top Grammy twice, but rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five awards and delivered an electrifying, politically charged performance that rocked the gala.