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Dave Hogan/Getty Images Michael Jackson’s huge catalog of music is reportedly the next one to be sold. Sources tell Variety that the late singer’s estate is working on a deal to sell half of its interests in Jackson’s catalog, possibly to Sony and a financial partner. The deal is reportedly worth between $800 and $900 million. It […]

Bobby Bank/WireImage Charlie Thomas, a member of the legendary group The Drifters, passed away January 31 at the age of 85. His friend Peter Lemongello Jr. tells The New York Times Thomas passed away from liver cancer at his home in Maryland. “He was aging, but he was active almost every weekend,” Lemongello said. “Unfortunately, he went from being active to […]

CBS/The Recording Academy Backstage and on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, artists were grateful for the recognition, though some had a hard time believing that they’d actually won. Harry Styles’ Harry’s House beat out albums by Adele and Beyonce to win the Album of the Year trophy. Backstage, the pop […]

lberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images The stars came out in Los Angeles Friday night to celebrate Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, who were honored as the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Persons of the Year, the first time the organization has had dual honorees. USA Today reports the star-studded night featured performances of plenty of Motown classics, including a surprise performance by Stevie […]

CBS/Recording Academy Some more artists have been added to Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. CBS Mornings revealed that the latest additions to the show include Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Chris Stapleton, who’ll perform together on the telecast. The program noted that Wonder chose Stapleton for the performance, although right now there’s no word on what the trio will be performing.  Smokey’s addition comes […]

Joseph Okpako/WireImage Nile Rodgers & Chic have made some great music to dance to — and now Peloton fans will be able to work out to them, as well. Peloton just revealed on Instagram that Rodgers’ music will be the focus of its latest Peloton Artist Series, with classes starting February 1. “Le Freak, C’est CHIC!” Peloton said in their […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Michael Jackson‘s life story will be hitting the big screen and his nephew Jaafar Jackson will help tell it. Lionsgate, which will release the upcoming film, announced Jaafar will play the legendary singer in the Michael biopic. He is the 26-year-old son of Jermaine Jackson. Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, approves of the casting decision and said in a statement, “Jaafar embodies […]

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Barrett Strong, known for writing some of Motown’s biggest hits, passed away in Detroit Sunday at the age of 81, the Detroit Free Press reports.  Strong is best known for co-writing and singing the Motown classic “Money (That’s What I Want),” which would be the label’s first hit. It went on to sell a […]

ABC/Randy Holmes Smokey Robinson is ready to release some new music. People reports the 82-year-old Motown legend will drop GASMS, his first studio album in more than nine years, on April 28. The new collection features songs written and produced by Smokey; he’s already dropped the first single, “If We Don’t Have Each Other,” to streaming services.  “I chose […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage A biopic on Michael Jackson is in the works, and it just nabbed an A-list director. Variety reports Antoine Fuqua, known for such flicks as Training Day, starring Denzel Washington, and 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, has been tapped to direct the flick, Michael, which is expected to begin filming this year.  “The first films of my career were music videos, and I […]

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