Renowned Kannada singer Shivamogga Subbanna passed suddenly on August 11 night after suffering a heart attack at a local hospital in Karnataka. The 83-year-old, who performed the song "Kaadu Kudure Odi Banditta" in the movie "Kaadu Kudure," became the first Kannadiga to receive a National Award for playback singing. He was well-known for his work in "Sugama Sangeetha," a form in which Kannada poetry is put to music.
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Iggy Azalea recently announced her return to the music industry on social media. She tweeted, "A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted. But what I've learned is that even when I'm minding my business, y'all gonna be negative AND nosey." She also stated she will continue to… read-more
Jennifer Lopez used gender-neutral pronouns to introduce her child Emme at a public engagement. Lopez performed at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala with Emme, one of the twins. She introduced the teen using "them/they" pronouns before singing a version of Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years." Emme also sang the opener to her own song "Let's Get Loud." Many admirers appreciated that JLo supports Emme's pronoun choice.
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Toby Keith, country music superstar, stated on June 12 that he has been fighting stomach cancer since the fall of last year, but has undergone treatment and will be back on stage soon. The singer indicated that he would like to spend time with his family, and would like to communicate with fans "sooner than later." His hits include "Red Solo Cup" and "I Wanna Talk About Me."
As per new developments in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, the sitting judge of the Punjab & Haryana HC turned down the probe request, on June 5. Notably, the Punjab government request a probe in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder by a sitting HC judge. The court administration sent a communication, mentioning, they can't spare a judge due to a shortage of 38-judges with over 4 lakh pending cases.
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Shakira, a Colombian singer, and Gerard Pique, a defender for FC Barcelona, have announced their separation after a decade-long relationship on June 4. They had been living together on the outskirts of Barcelona for years and have two boys. The couple disclosed their split only a week after Spanish court records pushed Shakira closer to facing tax fraud charges in Spain after a Barcelona court refused her appeal.
Haryanvi singer Sangeeta's mutilated body was recovered near Bhaini Bhairon village after 12 days. Her family filed an abduction report after she was last seen on May 11. The police arrested two people from Meham, Haryana, after they confessed to the murder. They had contacted her under the guise of producing a music video. Delhi Police has detained accused Anil, who's on a 5-day remand.
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In Bihar's Patna, a professional singer (28) was gang-raped by three accused, identified as Pintu Kumar, Karu Kumar, and Sanjiv Kumar, confirmed police on May 7. Notably, the victim, who performs on functions was booked for an event, but when she reached the venue, the accused allegedly raped her. Somehow she escaped and registered a complaint with the police, who booked the accused under IPC sections and arrested them.
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Indian-American artist Falguni Shah has won the Best Children's Music Album Grammy this year for "A Colourful World". “I have no words to describe today’s magic. What an honor to perform for the opening number of the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony,'' wrote Falguni on her Instagram Handle. Notably, Shah is the only Indian-origin woman to be nominated in the Best Children’s Music Album category at the Grammys two times.
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Singer Justin Bieber tested positive for COVID-19 on February 20, with mild symptoms. Bieber was scheduled to perform in Las Vegas as a part of the 'Justice World Tour' is now postponed. Taking to Twitter T-Mobile Arena issued a statement, "Justin is, of course, hugely disappointed, but the health and safety of his crew and fans is always his number one priority." Furthermore, fans wished him a speedy recovery.