On the Charts: ‘Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Ascends to Number One
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The Greatest Showman finished atop the first Billboard 200 of 2018 as the soundtrack for the circus musical climbed to Number One in its fourth week of availability. 50 Best Albums of 2017 Taylor Swift clapped back, Kendrick Lamar got personal, Lorde threw a high-concept party and more The soundtrack – featuring songs performed by Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya – sold 106,000 total copies as the album completed its four-week ascension from Number 71 to Number 63...

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Lana Del Rey Faces Radiohead Lawsuit Over Song’s ‘Creep’ Similarities
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Lana Del Rey revealed Sunday that she is facing a potential lawsuit from Radiohead over similarities between her song “Get Free” and the band’s hit “Creep.” On Sunday, numerous British tabloids reported on the pending legal action over songwriting credits on the Lust for Life track, with the Sun citing a source that said “both are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it from going to court.” While representatives for Radiohead wouldn’t...

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Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel Sign Letter Supporting Lorde’s Israel Decision
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Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello and Brian Eno were among the musicians, actors and artists to sign an open letter supporting Lorde after the Melodrama singer canceled her Israel concert. The open letter, published in the Guardian, came to the defense of Lorde after a prominent rabbi called the singer a “bigot” for canceling the Tel Aviv show amid pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which opposes Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. “We write in support of...

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Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Flautist and Founding Member, Dead at 76
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Ray Thomas, flautist and founding member of the Moody Blues, died Thursday at the age of 76. Thomas’ label Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records confirmed the multi-instrumentalist’s death on Facebook, adding that Thomas died suddenly at his home in Surrey, England. No cause of death was announced. “We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humour and kindness,” the label wrote. “It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with...

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