Ariana Grande says she will hold benefit concert in Manchester
27 May 2017 | 3:55 am
Pop singer Ariana Grande posted a message of support to her fans on Friday (May 26) after the incident at her Manchester concert which killed 22 people.
19 Sep 2021
Afghan pop star Aryana Saeed, an indefatigable women's rights activist, made only one request of her fiance before heading to Kabul airport when the Taliban took over the city: "just shoot me in the head but don't let them take me away alive".
21 Sep 2021
The UN climate summit opens in New York, with K-pop band BTS performing their hit song 'Permission to Dance' at the United Nations.
1 Oct 2021
Britney Spears fans celebrate outside a court in Los Angeles after a judge ordered the singer’s father be removed as her guardian. Spears’ father had controlled her life for the past 13 years, under a legal arrangement the 39-year-old singer has slammed as “abusive”.
10 Oct 2021
Quebec-based singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir shot onto the scene with his debut solo album "Darlène", a glam rock psychedelic postmodern opera that was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. He’s back with a very personal sophomore album entitled "PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe". This musical autobiography is a tribute to the "cinéma direct" movement, which started in Québec at the end of the 1950s.
14 Nov 2021
This week, we chat to Australian jazz singer, pianist and composer Sarah McKenzie, who is currently touring France with a mini residency at the prestigious Duc des Lombards jazz club. She tells us more about the creative way in which she connected with musicians from around the world at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also meet young Parisian artist Yoa, whose bedroom pop-filled debut EP "Attente" has just been released.
31 Oct 2021
A David Bowie-themed pop-up store opens in London to commemorate 75 years since the visionary singer's birth upcoming on January 8th, 2022. "Bowie 75" offers an immersive showcase of the sound and visions of David Bowie, and counts the likes of Chic guitarist and Daft Punk-collaborator Nile Rodgers amongst its visitors.
8 Nov 2021
U.S. Rap star Travis Scott released a video online for his fans on Saturday (November 6) after eight people died and dozens were injured when he took to the stage at a festival in Houston, Texas on Friday (November 5).
9 Nov 2021
Amid reports of drug spiking and chaotic security, Houston police are investigating the stampede at the rap concert that killed 8 people and injured many more.
17 Nov 2021
Manchester United Plc's first-quarter loss narrowed as the end of COVID-19 curbs in England allowed fans to return to its Old Trafford stadium at full capacity, offsetting a rise in salaries since the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in August. The club, owned by the American Glazer family, on Wednesday posted a loss of 15.5 million pounds ($20.85 million) for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of 30.3 million pounds in the same period a year ago when COVID-19 disrupted sporting calendars and shuttered stadiums.
11 Dec 2021
Born and raised in Canada, Nigerian singer-songwriter Falana has crafted a unique soundscape mixing afrobeat, pop, soul and dancehall influences. Her self-produced 2019 EP "Chapter One" was described by The New Yorker as "changing the sound of global pop". Recording in Jamaica, England, Canada, the US, Portugal, Ghana and Nigeria, Falana has a uniquely global perspective. She recently dropped her hotly anticipated sophomore EP, entitled "Rising". The singer-songwriter told FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the new release, which explores themes like female empowerment.
28 Dec 2021
Three BTS members — Suga, RM and Jin — have tested positive for COVID-19. The superstar group had recently returned to South Korea from the United States where they held their first in-person concerts since the pandemic.
Known for kaleidoscopic synth-pop - or what they call "experimental sludge pop" - the duo behind Let’s Eat Grandma met when they were small children and have been making music together since their early teens. After two critically acclaimed albums, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are set to drop a new LP in April. They tell France 24’s Florence Villeminot about “Two Ribbons”: an album about the gradual dissolution of a friendship, as well as grief and loss in general. We also look at new releases for British independent rock band Alt-J and Welsh musician and producer Cate Le Bon.
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Sports apparel maker Hummel said it has "toned down" Denmark's national team jersey for the World Cup, and introduced a black third kit in the "color of mourning," in protest at rights abuses in Qatar.
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Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara is finally in court for a long-awaited trial, 13 years after more than 150 people were killed by security forces at a Conakry stadium.
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Rapper Coolio, known for the mid-90s hit song "Gangsta's Paradise", died on Wednesday reportedly after being found unresponsive at a friend's Los Angeles home.
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What happens when there is that knock at the door? Moscow's hastily-organised referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine – complete with house-to-house searches of ballot recipients – take the concept of "get out the vote" to a whole new level.
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Germany will keep two of its remaining three nuclear plants on standby until at least April 2023, as the country also secures other alternative energy supplies to make it through winter.
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Up until now, international members of the LGBTQ community living in the United Arab Emirates have managed to keep a low profile in a country where being queer is illegal. But is that all about to change?