Emeli Sandé

New Orleans 2013 ESSENCE Music Festival: “There’s nothing like it!

The 2013 ESSENCE Festival night-by-night headliners revealed! The biggest artists and best performers all weekend long with headlining performances by Beyonce, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Brandy, Jill Scott, LL Cool J, and Keyshia Cole. Trey Songz, Janelle Monae and TGT (Supergroup Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) newly added to festival line up; Solange to make first […]

Carole King receives Gershwin Prize from President Obama

Singer-songwriter Carole King has become the first woman to be awarded the Gershwin Prize for a Popular Song. US President Barack Obama presented King with the honor, which celebrates a lifetime achievement in popular music, at the White House in Washington. King, 71, who is best known for penning hit songs such as Aretha Franklin’s […]


LONDON — British music put on a brash show, celebrating a resurgence in British music, whose bands and artists are topping charts around the globe.   Winners ranged from established acts such as Coldplay and Adele, to world-conquering boy band One Direction, who won in the new Global Success category. One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson called […]