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FILE - Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the UK and continental Europe, in a statement issued on early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Off the rails permanently? Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 tour dates, cites injury

‘Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way’

 

The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul R. Giunta-Invision-AP

Toronto pop star the Weeknd tops Juno Awards nominations with six nods

Newcomer Tate McRae and rebounding ’00s pop-punk favourite Avril Lavigne also front-and-centre

 

Simu Liu appears on stage at the JUNO Awards on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arthur Mola-Invision-AP

Canadian musicians take spotlight as nominees for the Juno Awards to be announced

Awards show will take place on March 13 at Edmonton’s Rogers Place

 

Jaafar Jackson appears during the “Living with The Jacksons” panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. (AP Photo)

Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jafar Jackson is the second-youngest son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother

Jaafar Jackson appears during the “Living with The Jacksons” panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. (AP Photo)
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” speaks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness

Former Daily Show host back for third time at the music awards bash, which happens Sunday

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” speaks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP

Shania Twain says she feels ‘time crunch’ to record more albums while she has a voice

Twain hopes to get into a studio soon because she’s written ‘so many songs’

Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on June 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP
FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Billboard Magazine reports that the sale was worth an estimated $200 million

FILE - Justin Bieber attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Bieber’s publishing rights, copyright ownership and all rights to his entire music catalog are now under Hipgnois. The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber, who is 28 years old. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and ‘You People’

A look at what’s coming soon for your entertainment pleasure

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)
FILE - Musician David Crosby performs at Central Park SummerStage, on July 29, 2008, in New York, as Crosby, Stills and Nash appear at a benefit concert for the City Parks Foundation. Crosby, the brash rock musician who evolved from a baby-faced harmony singer with the Byrds to a mustachioed hippie superstar and an ongoing troubadour in Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, has died at age 81. His death was reported Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, by multiple outlets. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

David Crosby, rock star and CSNY co-founder, dies

Singer with the sharp wit and the smooth voice emerged in the ’60s as a counterculture and hippy icon

FILE - Musician David Crosby performs at Central Park SummerStage, on July 29, 2008, in New York, as Crosby, Stills and Nash appear at a benefit concert for the City Parks Foundation. Crosby, the brash rock musician who evolved from a baby-faced harmony singer with the Byrds to a mustachioed hippie superstar and an ongoing troubadour in Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, has died at age 81. His death was reported Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, by multiple outlets. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)
This combination of photos shows musicians Snoop Dogg and Gloria Estefan, who have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (AP PHoto)

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall

7 songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a June gala in New York

This combination of photos shows musicians Snoop Dogg and Gloria Estefan, who have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (AP PHoto)
The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. The Weeknd’s latest radio hit “Die For You,” which sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, comes from an album the Toronto pop singer released six years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP

What’s old is new: Why a Weeknd song from 2016 is now a chart smash

Old songs getting new life thanks to the power of social media, especially TikTok

The Weeknd performs during The After Hours Til Dawn Global Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 11, 2022, in Atlanta. The Weeknd’s latest radio hit “Die For You,” which sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, comes from an album the Toronto pop singer released six years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP
FILE - Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Madonna will launch a new tour through North America and Europe this summer that will be include 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The 35-city tour will kick off on July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Madonna launches 2023 North America and European tour in B.C.

Tour to feature a ‘celebration’ of pop star’s Billboard Hot 100 hits

FILE - Madonna speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Madonna will launch a new tour through North America and Europe this summer that will be include 38 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. The 35-city tour will kick off on July 15 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with stops in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)

New this week in entertainment: Lukas Graham, ‘That 90’s Show’ and ‘Jung – E’

Arriving on TV, streaming services, music and video game platforms

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)
Randy Bachman (right) holds the Juno as Robbie Bachman videotapes a closeup of the trophy after being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Robbie Bachman, co-founder and drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at 69, representatives for his brother Randy confirm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Randy Bachman (right) holds the Juno as Robbie Bachman videotapes a closeup of the trophy after being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Robbie Bachman, co-founder and drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at 69, representatives for his brother Randy confirm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
FILE - Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2011. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Beck won eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice

FILE - Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2011. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)

New this week to entertain your eyes and your ears

Margo Price and ‘Gold, Lies & Videotape’ among this week’s fresh offerings

This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)
Stanley Tucci, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Stanley Tucci, left, and Clive Davis attend the world premiere of "Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at AMC Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The Canadian pop superstar has received the 2022 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Weeknd receives Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award

Singer honoured for his support of various causes

The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The Canadian pop superstar has received the 2022 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” track captures the spirit of fun, romance and infatuation. (AP Photo)

AP Top Songs of 2022: ‘Bad Habit,’ ‘Unholy,’ ‘Cuff It’

From Harry Styles to the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, here are 10 top songs from the past year

Beyoncé’s “Cuff It” track captures the spirit of fun, romance and infatuation. (AP Photo)
This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)

AP’s top albums 2022: ‘Renaissance,’ ‘Motomami,’ Bad Bunny

From The Weeknd to Charley Crockett, the best musical releases of the year

This image released by Loma Vista Records shows album art for “Sometimes, Forever” by Soccer Mommy. (Loma Vista via AP)
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