R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges – media
12 July 2019 | 12:36 pm
Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, NBC News said, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.
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Beyonce has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins by a female artist after scooping her 28th prize.
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Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid shone brightly at yesterday's Grammy awards. With their wins, there is no doubt that the African kings are poised for world dominance. What do their Grammy wins mean for the Nigerian and indeed African music industry as a whole?
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Another school has been targeted by kidnappers in Nigeria's northwest; three teachers were abducted in Kaduna state after gunmen raided a primary school. And Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to do more to hold Cameroonian Anglophone separatists accountable for the ramped up attacks and abductions of civilians. And Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic after taking home his first Grammy award. In accepting the trophy for Best Global Music Album, he has dedicated his win to Africans around the world.
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On this week's Middle East Matters, we're joined by a singer whose voice has been compared to the legendary French singer-songwriter Edith Piaf. Barbara Pravi, whose mother is Iranian, hails from a family of musicians and artists. In May, she'll be flying the flag for France in the Eurovision Song Contest. She tells us more.
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An associate of R. Kelly has confessed to pulling off an arson attack in a possible attempt to silence a witness in the incarcerated singer's racketeering case.
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In 2015, childhood friends Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier formed the neo-soul duo "Her". The band enjoyed a successful run on the French music scene but Carpentier tragically passed away in 2017, just before the release of the band's self-titled debut LP. After leading a tour for the record, Victor Solf decided to move on. He's just released his first solo album in his name, entitled "Still. There's Hope". He tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about his desire to celebrate life and why he decided to go solo.
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Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid shot to fame in 2017 following the release of her debut EP "Don't Kill My Vibe". The 2019 release of her debut album "Sucker Punch" confirmed her place in pop stardom. She's been described as iconoclast, rewriting the rules of what it means to be a pop star – especially a female pop star.
24 Jun 2021
R. Kelly has been transferred to a New York jail as he prepares to stand trial in his sex trafficking and racketeering case.
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As a teenager, she had to perform in the Auschwitz girls' orchestra. But Esther Bejarano never stopped loving music — or fighting against racism.
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R. Kelly owes more than $3.8 million in back taxes, liens filed against him have detailed.
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