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Michael Buble finds a calling “Higher” on his latest album

After a 20-year career, singer Michael Buble has found a new purpose for his 11th studio album, “Higher.” “I was so excited to try things, to be things not just to go places I might have feared to go earlier in my career or in my life, but I was excited to rush into the challenge.”

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave nominated for Ivor Songwriting Awards

British singers Adele, Ed Sheeran and Raye, rapper Dave and the band Coldplay will compete for Songwriter of the Year at the Ivors, organizers announced on Thursday, announcing the nominees for the annual awards honoring those famous lyrics. Producer Dean “Inflo” Josiah Cover, who has worked with the likes of Adele and Little Simz, leads the Songwriter and Screen Composer Award nominations with four nominations, including three in the category of Best album, UK-based Ivors Academy said. .

Camila Cabello is getting “true to herself” with a new album

Pop star Camila Cabello has gone from a bad place to a good place in the making of her third album, “Familia,” which is slated for release April 8. The 25-year-old singer said part of that happiness came from a shift in priorities.

Woman who accused Snoop Dogg of sexual assault withdraws lawsuit

An unidentified woman has withdrawn a civil lawsuit she filed against Snoop Dogg in which she accused the American rapper of sexual assault and assault after attending one of his concerts in 2013, documents show. judicial. The lawsuit was withdrawn on Wednesday nearly two months after it was filed in the Central District of California and days before Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in February near Los Angeles.

Pink Floyd teams up with injured Ukrainian singer in new song

British rock band Pink Floyd will release a new song on Friday to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, featuring the voice of a Ukrainian singer who left an international tour to fight for his country and was injured . Single “Hey Hey, Rise Up” – Pink Floyd’s first new original music in nearly 30 years – was recorded last week and features vocals by Ukrainian band Boombox’s Andriy Khlyvnyuk, which was taken from message on social networks.

Film academy advances Will Smith slap discussion to Friday

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has moved its meeting forward to discuss possible sanctions against Best Actor winner Will Smith for slapping presenter Chris Rock until Friday, according to a letter from the group’s president. The organization’s board of directors, the group that awards the Oscars, was previously scheduled to discuss the incident on April 18 at last month’s Oscars ceremony.

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