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Toronto entrepreneur, 26, makes Forbes magazine's '30 under 30' list for music

TORONTO - A 26-year-old Toronto entrepreneur, who quit his investment banking job to pursue his dreams, has made Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" list for music, alongside industry heavyweights like Drake and Lady Gaga. Derrick Fung is the mind behind Tunezy, a website that allows fans to pay for unique music experiences, including backstage passes, meet and greets with their favourite artists, or private online chats. Fung says the idea for Tunezy came from consumption trends in music.

Bowie, One Direction up for Brit awards

Veteran rocker David Bowie was nominated Thursday for two Brit awards alongside youngsters like One Direction, thirty years after he first won a prize at Britain's equivalent of the Grammys. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is in the running for best album with "The Next Day" -- his first record in a decade -- as well as best male British artist. British-Irish pop phenomenon One Direction are also up for two prizes at the ceremony on February 19 -- best British group and best single, for "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)".

Bastille, Disclosure lead UK top music awards as David Bowie returns

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop acts Bastille and Disclosure led the nominations for Britain's top music awards on Thursday, up for four prizes each at the annual BRIT Awards, and veteran singer David Bowie was put forward for two awards. The alternative rock band Bastille and electronic music duo Disclosure were both nominated as best British group and British breakthrough act of the year, while also competing for best single and best album.

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute concert

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British pop duo Eurythmics will reunite in Los Angeles later this month for a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show", organizers said on Monday. The duo consisting of singer Annie Lennox and musician Dave Stewart, who last toured together in 2000, will play songs by The Beatles in the January 27 concert organized by the Recording Academy, which hands out the annual Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga tops British album chart with "ARTPOP"

LONDON (Reuters) - Lady Gaga scored her third British number one album on Sunday with "ARTPOP", knocking U.S. rapper Eminem off the top spot, the Official Charts Company said. Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant costumes and estimated to have earned $80 million in the past year, also entered the singles chart at number nine with "Do What U Want" - a collaboration with U.S. artist R Kelly.

USA Today 'LIFE' section logo to feature Lady Gaga design and new album imagery

Lady Gaga is lending some of her artistic eye and star power to USA Today's pages in advance of the singer's new album, "ARTPOP." USA Today says a logo featuring an image of a statue of the pop provocateur will appear in Monday's editions of the newspaper's "LIFE" section. The newspaper says Lady Gaga is the first guest contributor to design a logo for the newspaper. The logo was designed in collaboration with the performer and artist Jeff Koons, who designed Lady Gaga's cover art for "ARTPOP," due out Tuesday. The album is Lady Gaga's third release.

Lady Gaga to release new "ARTPOP" album in November

(Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga will release her next album, "ARTPOP", on November 11, a statement on the U.S. singer's website said on Friday. The 27-year-old "Born This Way" singer - who cancelled part of a tour earlier this year to undergo hip surgery - will release a single from the new album on August 19.

Bowie rekindles Berlin love affair with rare new album

British rock icon David Bowie revives his love story with Berlin in his first new album in a decade, out this month, and the city is returning his affections with fervent tributes to its adopted son. Bowie lived in the still war-ravaged, divided city for three years in the 1970s, when he was wearied by fame and trying to kick the drug and drink addictions that threatened to make him just another rock'n'roll casualty.

Lady Gaga cancels tour, to have hip surgery

Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her "Born This Way Ball" tour due to a hip problem that requires surgery, Live Nation Global Touring said Wednesday. In a statement, the tour operator said the superstar singer has a labral tear of the right hip. "She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover," said the statement. "This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."

Lady Gaga cancels tour to have hip surgery

Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her "Born This Way Ball" tour due to a hip problem that requires surgery, Live Nation Global Touring said Wednesday. In a statement, the tour operator said the superstar singer has a labral tear of the right hip. "She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover," said the statement. "This, unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal."
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