New Michael Jackson album will be released in May

New Michael Jackson album will be released in May

March 31 (UPI) -- A new posthumous Michael Jackson album, "Xscape," will be released this May with eight previously unreleased tracks.
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TLC's new album named '20,' set for release Oct. 15

TLC's new album named '20,' set for release Oct. 15

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Atlanta vocal group TLC says its upcoming album is called "20" and will be released Oct. 15.
Mountain Dew drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric

Mountain Dew drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Soft drink brand Mountain Dew said Friday it cut ties with U.S. hip-hop artist Lil Wayne because one of his lyrics defiled civil rights icon Emmett Till.
Emmett Till's family: Lil Wayne 'falls short' of apology

Emmett Till's family: Lil Wayne 'falls short' of apology

ROBBINS, Ill., May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Lil Wayne's attempt to mend fences with civil rights icon Emmett Till's family over an offensive lyric "falls short," a family representative said.

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Judge L.A. Reid leaving 'The X Factor'

Judge L.A. Reid leaving 'The X Factor'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- L.A. Reid told "Access Hollywood" he will not return as a judge for a third season of "The X Factor."
Lopez's latest to debut on Seacrest show

Lopez's latest to debut on Seacrest show

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- American pop star Jennifer Lopez's new single, "Dance Again," is to premiere this week on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Epic Records said Wednesday.
Sara Bareilles planning U.S. concert tour

Sara Bareilles planning U.S. concert tour

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Sara Bareilles is planning a 2010 U.S. concert tour in support of the release of her upcoming sophomore CD, "Kaleidoscope Heart," Epic Records said.

New Sade album on its way

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- "Soldier of Love," the first single from the British R&B group Sade's forthcoming album of the same name, is about to go public, Epic Records said Monday.
Brandy set to release new album

Brandy set to release new album

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning, U.S. singer Brandy is set to release her new full-length album "Human" in November, Epic Records said Friday.

Priest trio signs $2 million record deal

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- Three Roman Catholic priests signed a nearly $2 million singing deal in London with Sony BMG, industry professional say.

Sara Bareilles to headline tour in April

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Singer Sara Bareilles is set to headline a North American tour this April in support of her debut album "Little Voice," Epic Records announced Monday.

25th anniversary of 'Thriller' planned

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Epic Records/Legacy Recordings announced plans to release a 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's monster hit album, "Thriller."

TV show aims to find new Menudo

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A new MTV reality show aims to create a new version of the wildly popular 1980s boy band Menudo, the New York Daily News reported.

Duran Duran taking new album to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The British pop group Duran Duran will pump up the launch of its newest album by performing a series of shows on Broadway this year.

J.R. Rotem to launch his own record label

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem has entered into a deal with Epic Records to launch Beluga Heights, Rotem's own record label, in Los Angeles.

Menudo redux search launched in U.S.

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The search is on across the United States for members of the 21st Century version of the pioneering boy band Menudo.

INXS parts with U.S. record label

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Australian rock group, INXS, which found a new singer via the CBS reality show "Rockstar," is no longer with Epic Records North America.

Jessica Simpson flips to Epic Records

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Singer Jessica Simpson has moved from Columbia to Epic Records, it was reported Friday.

Fans invited to appear in Shakira video

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Epic Records has issued an unusual casting call for Shakira's next video, "Hips Don't Lie," featuring Wyclef Jean.

New INXS to launch world tour

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Australian rockers INXS and their new frontman Canadian J.D. Fortune announced a world tour Tuesday that kicks off Jan. 18 in Vancouver.

Martha Stewart puts out Christmas album

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart is further expanding her media empire by moving into the music industry. "Martha Stewart Living Music: The Holiday Collection" is coming out Oct. 18 on Epic Records, People magazine reported Tuesday.

INXS chooses Canadian as new frontman

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Australian rockers INXS chose Canadian J.D. Fortune as their new singer before a U.S. TV audience.

Apple re-records leaked album tracks

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Singer Fiona Apple has re-recorded nine tracks from her third album that were leaked ahead of time on the Internet.

How payola helped Celine Dion

LAS VEGAS, July 28 (UPI) -- Documents released in the widening payola scandal say Celine Dion's record company launched an elaborate bribery scheme to get her back on U.S. radio in 2003.
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