Music

  • Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran’s romantic pop album “Divide” was the year’s biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report. Powered by a...
  • YouTube to Launch New Subscription Music Streaming Service Next Year: Report

    The service is aiming for a March launch, but has some hurdles to clear first. YouTube has plans to release a new paid music service next spring, Bloomberg reports citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. This would be the Google-owned company’s third attempt to successfully compete with industry-leaders...
  • Top 10 most ‘wanted’ Ghanaian musicians in 2017

    The Ghana music industry has been very competitive throughout the year 2017. However there are some musicians who defied all odds and made it big through hard work from start to finish. Yen.com.gh brings to you the latest news in Ghana READ ALSO: Kumawood star Lilwin stirs gay debate...
  • Is “Real” R&b coming back?

    Just over a year a go Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson attempted to create a amazing girl group on the documented series Chasing Destiny. Rowland explains that she was motivated by being in a great girl group herself and she wanted to see it happen again. ’90s girl groups...
  • Sony Triumphs With Worldwide Rights to Next Quentin Tarantino Film

    Tarantino had once again planned to make the movie with The Weinstein Company, but decided to take it elsewhere amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. Sony Pictures has won the showdown for the right to finance and distribute Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, which has the working title #9....
  • LOOK: Kendrick Lamar expresses his conditional love for ‘Mumble Rap’

    Kung Fu Kenny dropped gems in his latest Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” interview.   While the debate around “mumble rap” may never be settled among rap purists and others alike, artists like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert have found an unlikely ally in Kendrick Lamar.    In...
  • Apple unveils latest weapon in fight to take down Netflix – Drake

    Apple will produce billions of dollars worth of video content over the next several years to try and take down streaming giant Netflix, and sensitive R&B star Drake will lead the charge. The Canadian artist is well-known for his music but the actually got his big break on iconic...
  • Shania Twain’s “Come On Over” And Why It Sold Over 20 Million Copies

    ____________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora, on Medium – Shania Twain’s Come On Over turns 20 years old this week. The album is tied for #8 for all-time album sales in U.S. history. It’s the top solo female artist album, the top country...
  • Kirk Franklin bridges the gap between faith and soul with new collabs!

    It’s been nearly 25 years since a question gospel artist Kirk Franklin asked himself a question that instantly changed the landscape of gospel music. “I said, ‘what would happen if I mixed the music I like with the God I love?” Franklin made his confession before the crowd who...