'My word is free': Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

"I am the secrets that will never die / I am the voice of those who would not give in" – the words of Emel Mathlouthi’s 'Kelmti Horra' ('My Word Is Free') retain their singular power more than eight years after it expressed the hopes of millions of people looking for major political chan


Beck Announces New Album 'Hyperspace,' Shares Two Singles

Now over 30 years into his storied, genre-hopping career, the always-multivalent Beck has announced a new album, Hyperspace, out November 22. Accompanying the album announcement are two singles: "Hyperlife," a glowing pool of synth pads and swirling vocals, and "Uneventful Days," a syrupy rainfore


Opera Singer Placido Domingo in Russia amid Sex Abuse Allegations

Opera singer Placido Domingo received a red carpet welcome in Moscow on Tuesday amid accusations of sexual harassment by several women. It was his first press conference since allegations from about 20 women were published reporting sexual harassment committed by the artist in the 1980s. Organizer


K-pop stars BTS arrive in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI- South Korean boy band BTS arrived in Riyadh on Thursday ahead of their debut performance in the Kingdom on Friday, October 11. Fans gathered at the airport to welcome the seven-piece pop group — and their impressive security entourage. BTS are the most streamed K-pop band in Saudi Ara


Rita Ora on shooting her music video in Dubai and taking back control of her career

Rita Ora is free at last. The British singer managed to extricate herself out of her contentious album contract, which saw her struggle to release a solid body of work for six years.The time between has been creatively frustrating for the 28-year-old, having to drop sporadic one off singles &ndash


‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ gets box set after 10 years

LOS ANGELES - A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” the movie that captured Jackson’s final concert rehearsals before his death.Only 1,000 numbered copies will be made of the


Beatles’ “Abbey Road” back at top of charts 50 years after release

 London - The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album has returned to the top of the British album charts 50 years after its first release. “It’s hard to believe that Abbey Road still holds up after all these years. But then again it’s a bloody cool album,” former


UAE fans among the biggest K-pop lovers in the Mena region

There is no doubt that K-pop has a loyal UAE fanbase, but a new survey confirms that the country's fans are among the most loyal. According to Spotify, fans in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the top streamers in the Mena region. BTS is the most streamed K-pop artist regionally, while the fans are pred


Mariah Carey And Hussain Al-Jassmi to Perform in Dubai This Month

US superstar singer Mariah Carey, along with the Emirati star Hussain Al-Jassmi, will perform in Dubai this month at a celebration to mark one year until Expo 2020. The free-to-attend concert will be held at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, on Oct. 20, kick-starting the “One Year to Go” count


Steve Aoki to play at White Dubai

Fans of Steve Aoki don't need to change their weekend party plans.The popular American DJ will be performing at White Dubai on Friday, October 4.This comes after news that the event in which he was originally due to play in that same night, Bao Festival at Meydan Grand Stand, was nixed by organise


Mariah Carey Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Merry Christmas with Holiday Tour — and Album Re-Release

All I want for Christmas… is another season of Mariah Carey! The singer-songwriter is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her chart-topping holiday album, Merry Christmas, this year and plans to commemorate the milestone with an All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour. “Lambily! Celebrat


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