Music Charts

by / on October 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm / in Music Charts

Winners of third “Project Aloft Star, Amplified By MTV” music talent discovery competition announced

After more than 500 original song entries and more than 600,000 votes, Aloft Hotels and global youth entertainment brand MTV today revealed the winners of the third annual Asia Pacific edition of music talent discovery competition Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV.

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by / on August 31, 2016 at 12:06 pm / in Music Charts

Linying signs with Universal Music Singapore, announces details of debut EP

  Singaporean pop upstart Linying just can’t seem to do anything wrong. She became the first Singaporean female singer-songwriter to perform at the recent Summer Sonic festival in Japan. Her 2015 debut single ‘Sticky Leaves’ amassed more than 1 million plays on Spotify alone. She has a slew of upcoming dates across Asia, Europe and Australia, and collaborated with Singaporean pop royalty […]

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by / on August 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm / in Live Music, Music Charts, News

American rockers Yo La Tengo are Bangkok bound

New Jersey indie darlings Yo La Tengo are set for Bangkok – the latest indie act to visit the city as part of the Singha Light Live Series.

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by / on August 19, 2016 at 10:52 am / in Music Charts

Why is Sia is being sued $2.1 million dollars by her own fans?

We’ve all been to show before where the act hasn’t lived up to the hype… Whether they don’t play your favorite songs, play a short set, most people take it in their stride and accept that sometimes life is full of little disappointments…   Well, not in Israel.    As NY Daily News reports, many punters, who paid 344 Israeli Sheqels […]

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by / on August 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm / in Music Charts

Sezairi announces Singapore tour in secret venue and mission to save stray cats.

Sezairi’s infectious new track ‘Fire To The Floor’, the lead single from his self-titled album, has been lighting up the airwaves, claiming the #1 spot on Singapore Viral 50 chart and #4 on the Philippines Viral 50 chart. And now Singapore fans can hear his new songs live for the first time. 

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by / on August 15, 2016 at 7:23 am / in Music Charts

Ed Sheeran Placed On Vocal Rest After Asian Tour

British pop sensation Ed Sheeran has been placed on vocal rest by doctors and instructed to use a whiteboard to communicate between performances.  

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by / on August 12, 2016 at 7:54 pm / in Music Charts

The Top Entries for “Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV” are in

The top entries for Aloft Hotels’ third Asia Pacific edition of “Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV” are in and it’s not just the entrants that have the chance to score big. Voters stand a chance to win up to US$1,000!

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by / on August 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm / in Artists / Bands, Music Charts

Singapore sensation Charlie Lim signs to Universal Records, announces plans for new album

Universal Music Singapore is pleased to announce multi-talented singer-songwriter/producer Charlie Lim as the newest artist to be signed to the label with a 360 degree deal that includes recording & publishing rights, live shows, endorsements, merchandise and co-management with his current team from House of Riot.

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by / on July 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm / in Music Charts

Taylor Swift is officially the highest paid musician of 2016

There certainly isn’t a lot of ‘Blank Space’ in Taylor Swift’s bank account. The pop diva raked in an incredible $170 million across the past year, earning her the no. 1 spot on the 2016 FORBES Celebrity 100 poll.

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by / on June 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm / in Music Charts

Ed Sheeran faces $20 million lawsuit over copyright theft of hit song “Photograph”

Ed Sheeran’s 2015 song “Photograph” was one of the smash hits of 2014, was a top 10 hit in the United States and sold more than 3.5 million copies. But now a pair of California songwriters are claiming that the song borrows heavily from their 2009 song. And they want $20 million to make things right. 

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by / on June 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm / in Music Charts, Pop

Gentle Bones’ new EP “Geniuses and Thieves” shoots to top of iTues charts with one hour of release

Singaporean singer-songwriter Joel Tan, better known to fans as Gentle Bones, released his new EP ‘Geniuses & Thieves’ today and within one hour it has already charted at #1 on the Singapore iTunes.

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by / on May 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm / in Music Charts, Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen to release disco themed album

Carly Rae Jepsen stunned the world 2015’s E-MO-TION, a surprisingly mature and nuanced follow-up to her breakthrough album Kiss. She’s now revealed she wants to take her next album in a completely different direction – a disco direction.

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by / on May 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm / in Music Charts

Start backing up your hard drives, Apple might kill iTunes music downloads by 2018

With music sales dwindling and streaming services being adopted at an increasing rate, Apple is reportedly considering killing off iTunes music downloads altogether.

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by / on April 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm / in Music Charts

Charli XCX: “I passed out in Katy Perry’s toilet”

English pop star Charli XCX has revealed that she once turned up at a barbecue hosted by Katy Perry after a long night partying and passed out in the ‘Roar’ hitmaker’s bathroom.

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by / on April 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm / in Music Charts

The best selling albums of all time, re-ranked by streaming numbers

Back when everyone used to purchase their music in physical form it wasn’t difficult to work out who was the best selling artist in the world. There was a paper trail to follow…  just look at the receipts and the answer was right in front of you.   Now, with the majority of music worldwide being streamed, it’s not quite […]

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by / on March 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm / in Music Charts

How Taylor Swift managed to change the fundraising policy of GoFundMe

Some people are in the press for all the wrong reasons, but those people aren’t Taylor Swift. After convincing Apple to pay artists and labels for free streams on its new music service, her latest gesture was so generous it forced crowd funding site GoFundMe to raise its donation limit.

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by / on March 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm / in Music Charts, News

Spotify launches in Indonesia

Indonesian music fans have got a reason to celebrate with the news that Spotify has set up operations in the South-east Asian nation.

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by / on March 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm / in Music Charts

Yuna announces release date for third studio album

Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna has announced that her highly anticipated third studio album, Chapters, will be released on May 20, 2016 on Verve Records.

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by / on February 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm / in Music Charts

Lorde, Lady Gaga & Taylor Swift speak out in support of Kesha after court ruling

In the wake of Kesha’s request to be released from her contract getting denied, a groundswell of support has begun, with celebrities and fans coming out in support of the “Tik Tok” singer including Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to help with legal costs.

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by / on February 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm / in Music Charts

Justin Bieber wins first ever Grammy… kinda

Justin Bieber has proven that third time is the charm and taken down his first ever Grammy. But he can’t claim all the credit…

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