João Gilberto, a pioneer of bossa nova, has died at 88

The Brazilian singer and composer João Gilberto, one of the pioneers of bossa nova, died in Rio de Janerio on Saturday, according to Agencia Brasil, the country’s official news agency. He was 88. The cause of death was not disclosed. Gilberto’s famous collaboration with the American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, “Getz/Gilberto,” won album of the year at the Grammy […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

17. Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Co-Written by Ryan Tedder Aside from being one of the most beloved musicians of all time, Beyoncé has proven time and again that she knows how to assemble the perfect team to lead her to infinite success. Case in point: The star’s recruitment of OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder to co-write one of her biggest hits, 2008’s “Halo.” […]

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Celine Dion performs final Las Vegas residency show

Au revoir, Celine! On June 8, Celine Dion performed her final Las Vegas residency show — a series of concerts that began 16 years ago back on March 25, 2003. The French-Canadian music star delivered hit after hit on stage during her 1,144th show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, an end Celine described as “bittersweet,” TMZ reported. When […]

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