Global Citizen Festival to feature H.E.R, others
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys are some of the headliners at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival.
Organizers on Tuesday also announced OneRepublic,...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create...
Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons.
Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Pharrell will be a keynote speaker to the University of Virginia's graduating class.
News outlets report the Grammy-winning producer, rapper and Virginia Beach...
Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh added to Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during...
Q&A: Producer Boi-1da talks Grammys nods, working with Drake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work.
Grammys launch initiative aiding women producers, engineers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers.
The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians, record labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project, whether it's a song or an album.
Review: Maggie Rogers, excitingly, delivers on early promise
Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol Records)
The moment most people first heard Maggie Rogers was likely memorable. The song she sang in a viral video clip wasn't quite finished but the promise — the sheer talent on offer — was starkly apparent. No less a respected musical influencer than Pharrell Williams apparently agreed.
Muggings mar international charity concert in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and other international stars have gathered in South Africa for a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born.
Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Sunday. Model Naomi Campbell and singer Bob Geldof, who organized the Live Aid concerts for Africa, are also attending.
Snoop Dogg thanks himself for his success
Williams pitches arts, food festival in Virginia Beach
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Entertainer Pharrell Williams says he's trying to assemble a yearly festival in his hometown of Virginia Beach that coincides with the annual trek of students from historically black colleges to the area.
Williams said he pitched the food, music and art festival idea he calls "Something in the Water" to Virginia Beach council members and resort leaders Friday. He spoke with local media outlets at the Norfolk airport.
The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season
PARIS (AP) — An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows.
With a click of his gloved fingers, Chanel's eccentric couturier transformed the inside of the Grand Palais into a sunny Saint Tropez beach for his celebrity-filled spring-summer runway display.
A real sandy beach and wooden huts awaited surprised guests, as water lapped a shore in frothy waves.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year.
The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced Monday.
Others headlining the festival include Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and African artists including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti.
PARIS (AP) — Paris — the City of Light, lovelocks and the Seine River— was the backdrop Tuesday in Chanel's sublime couture collection that showed designer Karl Lagerfeld is still at the top of his game at 84.
Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams and Lily Allen applauded after the cinematic runway display in which the French fashion house painstakingly recreated a Parisian cityscape — all inside the nave of the Grand Palais.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two years ago, Pharrell Williams co-produced the movie "Hidden Figures."
It's the true story of three African-American women — mathematicians from Virginia — whose efforts enabled a then-segregated NASA to launch astronaut John Glenn into Earth's orbit.
The Oscar-nominated movie portrays NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton in the 1960s. But it wasn't filmed on-site, or even in Virginia. The movie was shot in Georgia, where film tax incentives are more favorable.
TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams.
Sony already owns 30 percent of EMI so once the purchase from Mubadala Investment Co. is finalized, it will own 90 percent of the company, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said in a news conference at Sony's headquarters.
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ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein.
FLORENCE, S.C. – A Charlotte band called "too MUCH SyLviA" is set to kick off Florence After Five from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Dargan Street.
The band features four lead vocalists and its song sets include everything from Motown, songs from the 1970s and 1980s, beach music, and music from current artists like Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams. The band has also been known to perform Florida-Georgia Line and other country artists.
Ariana Grande will release her first single since last year's Manchester terror attack this Friday (20.04.18).
The 24-year-old singer's concert in the English city last May saw 22 people killed after the event was targeted by a bomb attack, and almost a year on, the star is set to unveil her track 'No Tears Left To Cry'.
Ariana confirmed the new material with a series of cryptic posts on social media, as she tweeted "missed you" and shared a tear drop emoji.
LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines,” agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's “Got to Give it Up.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up."
Justin Timberlake is all grown up -- sort of -- in ‘Man of the Woods’ (CD review)
Justin Timberlake is all grown up -- sort of -- in 'Man of the Woods' (CD review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Justin Timberlake live is amazing. He possesses a nonpareil ability to sing, dance and engage a crowd, all of which will be in evidence on March 31, when he returns to Quicken Loans Arena.
Justin Timberlake on CD is somewhat less impressive. In fact, it can be a bit redundant. In fact, it can be a bit redundant. (See what I did there?)
Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will host the 2018 Met Gala.
The trio will join forces with editor Anna Wintour to stage what is regarded as one of the biggest nights in fashion in New York on 7 May, 2018, and this year's event will be called 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination', Vogue has revealed.
N.E.R.D dropped a collaboration with Rihanna called 'Lemon'.
The hip-hop trio - featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley - have been teasing fans all week about their comeback and, on Wednesday (01.11.17), they released their first track since 2010's 'Nothing' LP, featuring a rap from the Bajan beauty.
The 'Wild Thoughts' hitmaker spits: "I get it how I live it / I live it how I get it. I pull up with a lemon ... your eyes get acidic."
N.E.R.D. appears to be teasing a comeback.
The hip-hop trio — featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley — haven't released an album since 2010's "Nothing," but over the weekend at Tyler, The Creator's Flog Gnaw festival a number of posters were displayed showing off an acronym for the trio's name, which read: "No_one Ever Really Dies."
The same message also appears on their official website and all of their social media profiles.
Pharrell, Wonder and Dave Matthews take a knee in Charlottesville
Thousands pack Charlottesville stadium for unity concert
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of people have packed a stadium in Charlottesville for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies.
Dave Matthews, whose band got its start in the Virginia college town, hosted the Sunday show and thanked the attendees and performers for coming together on short notice.
Unity concert this weekend in Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville is gearing up for a concert featuring some big-name acts intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies.
Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande are slated to perform at the concert Sunday at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium.
Pharrell Williams reveals the skincare secret to his youthful look
Pharrell Williams has won Grammys, produced Oscar-nominated films and conquered the world of fashion.
But with all of his career accomplishments, his youthful visage has been one of the things that has most impressed fans.
At 44, Williams doesn’t look his age at all. In a recent interview with Dazed, the musical artist and entrepreneur has revealed the skin care routine that helps him keep aging at bay.
More than rough apartments where Pharrell’s music love began
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Dot Miles stood on the sidewalk outside her building at the Atlantis Apartments holding a few decades-old photographs of a wedding.
One shows a boy in a white tuxedo holding a ring-bearer pillow. Another is of his parents getting married. The last shows the boy in the same outfit, a pink boutonniere attached to his lapel. The photos were taken sometime in the late '70s at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Birdneck Road.
Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong’o to co-host Global Citizen fest
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong'o, Aaron Paul and Demi Lovato will co-host this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park.
Performers at the Sept. 23 event include Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara.
Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, later this month.
US Open fashion: Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks
NEW YORK (AP) — Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks.
Some players at this year's U.S. Open are making daring fashion choices that scream everything from shimmering sophistication to retro dorky. And in the age of social media, the reaction — good and bad — can come in as fast as a 120-mph serve.
The Louisville Crashers headlined Friday night's Music in the Park concert at Bicentennial Park. Food vendors were on hand starting at 5 p.m. before local musician Chris Jesse took the stage ahead of the popular Kentucky cover band. Lead singer Mark Maxwell worked his way through the crowd of around 400 as he sang hits by artists such as Neil Diamond, Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams. Maxwell encouraged, and often joined in, with dancing concert-goers on the concrete dance floor in front of the Bicentennial stage. The four-part summer concert series will come to a close with a performance by Rusty Bladen Sept. 8 at the Broadway Fountain.
NUEVA YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers y The Chainsmokers actuarán en el Festival Global Citizen, un evento anual gratuito en el Central Park de Nueva York.
Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day y Alessia Cara participarán como invitados especiales en los conciertos del 23 de septiembre. MSNBC y Comcast NBCUniversal transmitirán toda la jornada en vivo de manera simultánea por MSNBC y MSNBC.com.
Stevie Wonder, Green Day to play Global Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park.
Special guests Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara will also perform at the Sept. 23 event. MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the full concert on MSNBC and MSNBC.com.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Tweedy have not tied the knot yet.
Although Liam, 23, has been referring to the Girls Aloud singer as his "wife" in recent interviews, he insisted that it is just a term of affection and the pair have not already wed.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Liam explained: "In the UK you say 'the Mrs'. Maybe one day [we'll get married]."
Liam and Cheryl welcomed son Bear together four months ago and in a recent interview, Liam implied that they have made their union official.
Liam Payne has hinted that he and Cheryl Tweedy are married.
The 'Strip That Down' singer and his Girls Aloud star partner welcomed son Bear together four months ago and in a new interview, Liam implied that they have made their union official.
Speaking to French website On The New Move about working with Pharrell Williams earlier this year, he said: "I have something that I'm preparing with Timbaland and I was writing with Pharrell when his wife was pregnant along with my wife for that matter."
Stevie Wonder has tied the knot with Tomeeka Bracy.
The 'Isn't She Lovely' hitmaker and his new wife were serenaded by John Legend, Usher and Pharrell Williams at the ceremony at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles before taking to the stage himself to sing 'Try A Little Tenderness'.
Stewart poses for Chanel photoshoot
Perry, Swinton, Pharrell front row at Chanel
Guests ‘Get Lucky’ at Chanel party
The One Love Manchester benefit concert has raised more than £10 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund so far.
Ariana Grande organised the music extravaganza which took place on Sunday (04.06.17) at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in the English city to raise funds for those affected by the terrorist atrocity which killed 22 people and left more than 50 injured after the star's concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the One Love Manchester benefit concert (all times local):
Ariana Grande has paid tribute to the victims who died at her Manchester concert with an all-star affair in the city with the help of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher and others.
Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry will join Ariana Grande at a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday.
Grande announced Tuesday that the "One Love Manchester" show will be held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground just under two weeks after a bomber killed 22 people at the pop singer's concert in Manchester.