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Blackpink’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ music video passes 1.5B views on YouTube

Blackpink’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ music video passes 1.5B views on YouTube

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Feb. 23 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Blackpink has set a new record on YouTube. The K-pop stars celebrated Tuesday after their music video for "Ddu-du Ddu-du" passed 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Advertisement Blackpink is the first K-pop group to have a music video reach the milestone. Psy's "Gangnam Style" video is the only other Korean music video to pass 1.5 billion views. Blackpink thanked their fans, known as Blink, in a tweet Tuesday. "BLINKs worldwide, thank you so much!" the post reads. Blackpink has six music videos with more than 600 million views on YouTube. The group's music video for "Playing with Fire" reached the milestone in December. "Ddu-du Ddu-du" appears on Blackpink's debut EP, Square Up, released in 2018. [embedded content] Blackpink released its debut studio a...
French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

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French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Christopher Plummer: Star of The Sound of Music dies at 91

Christopher Plummer: Star of The Sound of Music dies at 91

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ReutersChristopher Plummer, the distinguished Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91.He won an Oscar in 2012 for the film Beginners and was also nominated for The Last Station in 2010 and All the Money in the World in 2018.In the latter film he replaced Kevin Spacey, whose performance as billionaire J Paul Getty was removed.His many other films included The Man Who Would Be King and Knives Out.ReutersHe was a memorably villainous Klingon in the sixth Star Trek film and played TV anchorman Mike Wallace in 1999's The Insider.He also played Sherlock Holmes in Murder By Decree and appeared with Peter Sellers in The Return of the Pink Panther.According to reports, Plummer died peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wi...
Sound Of Music actor Christopher Plummer has died aged 91

Sound Of Music actor Christopher Plummer has died aged 91

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The Sound Of Music and All The Money In The World actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91, his manager has said.Lou Pitt, his long-time friend and manager of 46 years, said: "Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words. "He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come." Image: Christopher Plummer at the premiere of Knives Out, which he starred in in 2019. Pic: AP Plummer passed away peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side, Deadline Holly...
Why are so many huge stars suddenly selling their music rights?

Why are so many huge stars suddenly selling their music rights?

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Bob Dylan has done it, Shakira has done it, and Dolly Parton is reportedly considering it, presumably if the price is right.Artists selling the rights to their back catalogues isn't a new phenomenon, but if you've been paying attention recently you'll know there has been a noticeable rush in recent months. Dylan's "landmark" agreement with Universal Music Group, announced in December, covers the copyrights to 600 tracks, from 1962's anthemic Blowin' In The Wind and 1964's The Times They Are A-Changin, to last year's Murder Most Foul. Reports on the amount vary from $ 300 to $ 600m, with a source with knowledge of the deal confirming to Sky News it was indeed a nine-figure sum.After keeping hold of his rights for decades, is this a case of the 79-year-old protest singer finally selling out?...