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Pop music: Prince and David Bowie tribute night

Expect great performances dedicated to the two music legends.

Prince William visits Hanoi for wildlife conference

The Duke of Cambridge met with officials and visited the historic Old Quarter.

Prince died of opioid overdose: Medical examiner

Music icon Prince died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, according to medical examiners who've just released their findings into the cause of his death.
June 03, 2016 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Prince estate lawyers may get blood sample for possible paternity claims

Lawyers charged with untangling the multimillion-dollar estate of late pope star Prince can get a sample of his blood from the coroner so they can analyze the singer's DNA should a paternity claim arise, a judge ruled on Friday.
May 07, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Late singer Prince music tops Billboard charts

In the wake of his death, the music of the singer Prince takes the top two spots in the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.The music of Prince soared to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday (April 25) after the singer's sudden death last week, as mourning fans rushed to remember the artist's legacy through his music. Nielsen Music said Monday it had tracked 2.3 million song sales and more than 579,000 albums sales from Prince's catalog in the three days following the news of his unexpected death at age 57 at his Minnesota estate last Thursday (April 21). Album sales were led by "The Very Best of Prince," a 2001 compilation of the R&B artist's hits including "Purple Rain" and "Kiss," which sold more than 250,000 copies in the three days. The compilation topped the Billboard 200 album chart, which measures music sales on a Friday through Thursday week, with 179,000 units from album and song sales and limited streaming, according to figures from Nielsen. Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain" came in at No. 2 with 69,000 units sold, and the singer's 1993 box-set "The Hits/The B-Sides" reached No. 6 with 41,000 units sold.
April 26, 2016 | 08:26 am GMT+7

Saudis await prince's vision of future without oil reliance

Saudi Arabians are anticipating with hope, doubt and worry the release this week of a government plan to liberate the kingdom from its reliance on oil, which could solve deep-rooted problems but bring economic pain.
April 24, 2016 | 08:13 pm GMT+7

No obvious signs of trauma on Prince's body: Sheriff

Sheriff Jim Olson of Carver County, Minnesota, says there were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince's body and there is no indication that he committed suicide.Olson spoke during a news conference in Carver County on Friday (April 22), a day after U.S. music superstar Prince was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis home.An autopsy on Friday sought to determine why the innovative performer died, but authorities cautioned it could take weeks before the results are made public.The influential star, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was found unresponsive in an elevator at the Paisley Park Studios complex where he lived in the suburb of Chanhassen, authorities said.The local medical examiner's office conducted a post-mortem examination on Friday morning for four hours, but said its results could be some time coming.The body will be released to the family later on Friday, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office added in a statement.No information will be released until all results have been obtained, it added. "Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks," the medical examiner's office said.The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at the age of 57, shocking millions of fans around the world and prompting glowing tributes by fellow musicians.Prince's music blended styles including rock, jazz, funk, disco and R&B, and it won him seven Grammy Awards as well as an Oscar. He had been on a U.S. tour as recently as last week.But he was briefly hospitalized a week ago after his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, suffering from what his representative told celebrity news website TMZ was flu.
April 23, 2016 | 08:58 am GMT+7

Fans mourn loss of 'Purple Rain' superstar Prince

Prince, the music icon best known for songs like "Purple Rain", "Kiss" and "Raspberry Beret", is remembered across the United States where tributes are filled with a sea of purple.
April 22, 2016 | 09:51 am GMT+7

'Purple Rain' superstar Prince, 57, dies at U.S. studio complex

Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.
April 22, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7
 
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