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Beyonce, Jay-Z Stopped Short of No. 1 First Week Out by 5 Seconds of Summer

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, the reigning king and queen of rap and soul, may gathering a little tarnish on their crown. Their new album Everything Is Love, fell short of No. 1 on the charts its first week out. The top spot went to 5 Seconds of Summer. The album, released last Saturday, sold about 70,000 copies, according to media reports. 5 Seconds of Summer’s new album YoungBlood grabbed the No. 1 spot with 90,000 sales after streeting two days earlier....

Prince Death Yields No Criminal Charges; Doc Slapped on Wrist for Supplying Drugs

The criminal investigation into the death of Prince, the iconic ’80s rocker, has been officially closed without arrests, even though he died from an overdose of a powerful opioid. But one of his doctors was fined $30,000 to close out a civil case. Despite the intensive law enforcement investigation, there is no reliable evidence showing how Prince obtained the counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentanyl, or who else may have had a role in delivering the counterfeit Vicodin to Prince,” said Carver County attorney Mark Metz at a news conference....

Zayn Malik Gets Back to Music; Releases Sexy New ‘Let Me’ Video (watch)

Zayn Malik, the former One Direction boy bander, has been more of a tabloid darling than a singer lately. But he’s put all the headlines behind him, following his breakup with model Gigi Hadid and released a new video for “Let Me,” a sexy song about hooking up with a woman. Malik, 25, posted the video this morning (Apr. 12). He’s definitely back on the market, with both an upcoming album and likely a new relationship....

Sheryl Crow Says Music Biz Has Sold Out… Um, Rememba ‘All I Wanna Do?’ (See)

Sheryl Crow slammed the music industry for forcing artists to be “brand oriented,” if they ever hope to succeed. But, hey, if it wasn’t for a bit of crass commercialism on her part, where would she be? Remember “All I Want to Do?” Crow’s breakthrough hit appeared on her 1994 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club and it’s about as commercial as you can get....

Pink, Battling Flu, Cancels Second Concert on Doc’s Orders; Is She Anti-Vaccine?

Pink, one of the hardest working singers in show business, is down with the flu and bagging her performance at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The move came on doctor’s orders. Her whole family is battling the virus. What no flu shots? Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, doesn’t turn up on any celebrity list of anti-vacciners, but it was a little odd that daughter Willow also came down with chicken pox in 2013....

This Artist Just Passed 2 Billion Apple Music Streams and It’s Not Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may be everywhere with her music, but she’s yet to pass this landmark–2 billion Apple Music streams. That honor belongs to… Rihanna! The “Diamonds” singer has become the first female artist to achieve that goal. She hit it over the weekend. She crowed about it on social media. She posted a meme of a child dancing for joy and quipped “when I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music!”...