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We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.
We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.
We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.
Gender Is a Construct. Christine and the Queens Built a Bulldozer.

Gender Is a Construct. Christine and the Queens Built a Bulldozer.

Hélöise Letissier, who records as Christine and the Queens, has adopted a slightly revised persona for her new album: Chris.
Rami Malek, Catching Mercury

Rami Malek, Catching Mercury

Before taking on the role of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Rami Malek had to work through conflicts of his own.
Playlist: The Playlist: Thom Yorke’s Chilling Ballad, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Thom Yorke’s Chilling Ballad, and 13 More New Songs

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke released the first song from his score for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of “Suspiria.”
A Champion, a Critic, a Therapist: Dyana Williams Is Hip-Hop’s Artist Whisperer

A Champion, a Critic, a Therapist: Dyana Williams Is Hip-Hop’s Artist Whisperer

Dyana Williams, left, and the singer and rapper Bri Steves at Ms. Williams’s home. “She’s really a friend, she’s really a mentor,” Ms. Steves said.
Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries Died Accidentally, Coroner Finds

Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries Died Accidentally, Coroner Finds

Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries performing in Paris in 2017.

diary of a song: The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral

Today, a rap recorded in 20 minutes can go from internet obscurity to a Drake-approved club smash. The artists Sheck Wes, 16yrold and Take A Daytrip show us how they did it.
Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

“I set out to be famous! I set out to be Cinderella,” Cher said. “I just knew I wanted to be on that screen.”
Bono Suffers a ‘Complete Loss of Voice,’ Prompting U2 to End Concert

Bono Suffers a ‘Complete Loss of Voice,’ Prompting U2 to End Concert

Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 in May in Nashville. In Berlin on Saturday, the band stopped a concert because Bono had lost his voice.
Bono Suffers a ‘Complete Loss of Voice,’ Prompting U2 to End Concert

Bono Suffers a ‘Complete Loss of Voice,’ Prompting U2 to End Concert

Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 in May in Nashville. In Berlin on Saturday, the band stopped a concert because Bono had lost his voice.
Critic’s Notebook: In a Hometown Send-Off, Aretha Franklin Belongs to Everyone

Critic’s Notebook: In a Hometown Send-Off, Aretha Franklin Belongs to Everyone

Aretha Franklin’s funeral, and a tribute concert the night before, demonstrated how many communities are eager to claim the “Queen of Soul” as their own.
Memorable Moments From Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Memorable Moments From Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande performing at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.
Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem’s Surprise ‘Venom,’ and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem’s Surprise ‘Venom,’ and 10 More New Songs

Eminem returned with a surprise album titled “Kamikaze” at midnight Friday.
Jason Pierce Struggled to Make a New Spiritualized Album. And He May Do It Again.

Jason Pierce Struggled to Make a New Spiritualized Album. And He May Do It Again.

Jason Pierce of Spiritualized had said the band’s new album would be his last. Now he’s not so sure.