Sony Music Entertainment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25546/all en UPDATE 1-Britney Spears calls off engagement, quits 'X Factor' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-britney-spears-calls-engagement-quits-x-factor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds break-up, statement)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears on Friday called it quits with both fiance Jason Trawick and as a celebrity judge on "The X Factor" talent show.</p> <p>Spears, 31, and Trawick, 41 - her former agent - got engaged in December 2011.</p> <p>"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-britney-spears-calls-engagement-quits-x-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Britney Spears Entertainment Human Interest Music industry Religion Sony Music Entertainment Technology The X Factor Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733481 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Sony Pictures executive: "Zero Dark Thirty" "does not advocate torture"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Music Nationality Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733509 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Sony Pictures executive: "Zero Dark Thirty" "does not advocate torture"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Music Nationality Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733561 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Sony Pictures executive: "Zero Dark Thirty" "does not advocate torture"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Music Nationality Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733672 at http://www.globalpost.com Christian singer Chris Tomlin tops Billboard album chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/christian-singer-chris-tomlin-tops-billboard-album-chart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as his album, "Burning Lights," became the fourth Christian album to top the charts.</p> <p>Tomlin, 40, who scored his first mainstream No. 1 album, sold 73,000 units in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p>It was the first time a Christian album rose to No. 1 since hip-hop and pop artist tobyMac's "Eye on It" in September 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/christian-singer-chris-tomlin-tops-billboard-album-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian music Music Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:05:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735284 at http://www.globalpost.com Singer Barry Manilow ill, Broadway comeback delayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/singer-barry-manilow-ill-broadway-comeback-delayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Singer Barry Manilow on Thursday canceled the opening night and three other performances of his Broadway comeback run after coming down with bronchitis, according to Manilow's website.</p> <p>The cancellations threaten to upend the "Could It Be Magic" singer's return to Broadway following a more than two-decade absence.</p> <p>The concerts, which had been slated for Thursday through Sunday, will be made up in February and March, his website said. Manilow, 69, will try to perform on Tuesday, the next scheduled show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/singer-barry-manilow-ill-broadway-comeback-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barry Manilow Music Sony Sony Music Entertainment Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739128 at http://www.globalpost.com Justin Timberlake's new album '20/20' is due out in March http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/justin-timberlakes-new-album-2020-due-out-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake has set a March date for his comeback album - his first in more than six years.</p> <p>RCA Records said on Tuesday "The 20/20 Experience," the former N'Sync boy band member's follow-up to 2006's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" and only his third album ever, would be released on March 19.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/justin-timberlakes-new-album-2020-due-out-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Music Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741206 at http://www.globalpost.com Newcomers and veterans celebrated in pre-Grammy festivities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/newcomers-and-veterans-celebrated-pre-grammy-festivities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Music's biggest names gathered to celebrate the trailblazers and veterans of their industry at music producer Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party, remembering Whitney Houston and honoring the work of Epic Records' L.A. Reid.</p> <p>Last year's pre-Grammy festivities was marred by the sudden death of Houston in a bathtub at the same hotel a few hours before Davis' party.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/newcomers-and-veterans-celebrated-pre-grammy-festivities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Music Sony Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751648 at http://www.globalpost.com Justin Timberlake releases new album, announces follow-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/justin-timberlake-releases-new-album-announces-follow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his first album since 2006 with a lively show in Los Angeles, whetting fans' appetites by confirming media reports that he would release more new music soon.</p> <p>At an intimate album release party for "The 20/20 Experience" on Monday, Timberlake took the opportunity to clear up media reports that he would be releasing a second volume of music later this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/justin-timberlake-releases-new-album-announces-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Justin Timberlake Music Singles Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787399 at http://www.globalpost.com Pearl Jam rocks Chile's Lollapalooza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130407/pearl-jam-rocks-chiles-lollapalooza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, Apr 7 (EFE).- U.S. rock band Pearl Jam kept the soul of grunge alive at the close of the first day of the 3rd edition of Chile's Lollapalooza music festival.</p> <p>The death of Nirvana leader and legend Kurt Cobain 19 years ago and of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in 2002 had left this subgenre of rock without key stylists and almost resulted in its slipping into oblivion.</p> <p>After a long day of music on Saturday, though, the thousands of music fest attendees - both Chileans and foreigners - were delighted with almost 30 numbers played by the Seattle band.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130407/pearl-jam-rocks-chiles-lollapalooza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grunge Music Sony Music Entertainment Agencia EFE Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:15:52 +0000 Agencia EFE 5805007 at http://www.globalpost.com Timberlake enjoys third week at No. 1 on Billboard album chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/timberlake-enjoys-third-week-at-no-1-billboard-album-chart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Singer Justin Timberlake continued his reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for the third consecutive week on Wednesday, keeping new entries by The Band Perry and Tyler, The Creator from the coveted No. 1 slot.</p><P>Timberlake's “The 20/20 Experience” sold 139,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, bringing the album's total US sales to 1.43 million since its debut on March 19. Country music group The Band Perry entered the chart this week at No.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/timberlake-enjoys-third-week-at-no-1-billboard-album-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Music industry Sony Music Entertainment Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:06:03 +0000 Asianet 5814054 at http://www.globalpost.com Britney Spears goes "Ooh La La" for "Smurfs 2" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/britney-spears-goes-ooh-la-la-smurfs-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears is going "Ooh La La" for the Smurfs with a song for upcoming summer movie "The Smurfs 2," movie studio Sony Pictures said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans EVER. I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie," the pop singer and mother of two said in a statement.</p> <p>Her recording "Ooh La La" will play at the end credits for "The Smurfs 2," a part animated, part live family comedy due for release on July 31.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/britney-spears-goes-ooh-la-la-smurfs-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Smurfs Sony Music Entertainment Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:32:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818677 at http://www.globalpost.com Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April 22, to Sunday, April 28:</p> <p>UNITED STATES</p> <p>1. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records)</p> <p>2. Macklemore </p> <p>3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records)</p> <p>4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records)</p> <p>5. Macklemore </p> <p>6. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records)</p> <p>7. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (Atlantic Records)</p> <p>8. Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, "Suit </p> <p>9. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Music Pop music Sony Music Entertainment The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:00:47 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828661 at http://www.globalpost.com Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12:</p> <p>UNITED STATES</p> <p>1. Macklemore </p> <p>2. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records)</p> <p>3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records)</p> <p>4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records)</p> <p>5. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records)</p> <p>6. Macklemore </p> <p>7. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It (Original Version)" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic)</p> <p>8. Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" (Atlantic Records)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Music Pop music Sony Music Entertainment The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 18:01:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 5837680 at http://www.globalpost.com "The Voice" loses Shakira, gets Christina Aguilera back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/the-voice-loses-shakira-gets-christina-aguilera-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles, May 17 (EFE).- Colombian singer Shakira will leave NBC's "The Voice" and Christina Aguilera will return to take her place next season, the Web site E! News said.</p> <p>"It was a hard decision for me to make, because I'm really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," the 36-year-old superstar told E! News.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/the-voice-loses-shakira-gets-christina-aguilera-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christina Aguilera Human Interest Music Shakira Sony Music Entertainment Technology Agencia EFE Fri, 17 May 2013 16:02:34 +0000 Agencia EFE 5840295 at http://www.globalpost.com