J-Pop Star Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Japanese pop star Namie Amuro will retire next year. The singer announced on her 40th birthday, Sept. 20 that she will quit the showbiz on Sept. 16, 2018. The surprise announcement follows Saturday’s concert in her home prefecture of Okinawa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her music career. On her … Continued

10-Year-Old Continues to Wow on ‘America’s Got Talent’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Filipino-American Angelica Hale, 10, wowed the judges and crowd in the finals of “America’s Got Talent.” She had previously made it past the semi-finals, singing David Guetta’s “Without You.” Young Hale then stood her ground at center stage and belted her rendition of Clean Bandit’s “Symphony” with sparks flying behind … Continued

Hundreds of Foo Fighters Fans Denied Entry to Show

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hundreds of Foo Fighters fans were refused entry to the band’s concert in London even though they had tickets. One fan tweeted before the show on Sept. 19, “people in tears outside with tickets being turned away.” Fans were required to show a photo ID matching the name on their tickets, … Continued

Linkin Park Honors Deceased Lead Singer in Latest Music Video

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Linkin Park is honoring its deceased lead singer in a brand new music video. The song is called “One More Light.” It features footage of lead singer Chester Bennington who took his life in July. Linkin Park said the song was originally written for anyone who’s ever lost someone but band … Continued

Vinyl Copies of Beyoncé Album Mistakenly Printed With Punk Record

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Beyoncé fans got a punk rock shock when they dropped the needle on their newly-minted vinyl copies of her hit album “Lemonade.” Thanks to a mix-up at a plant in Germany, a small batch of Beyoncé records sold in Europe were actually pressed with the music of Canadian punk band Zex … Continued

2017 Emmy Awards Broke Barriers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The 69th annual Emmy Awards was a night of firsts, breaking many barriers. On Sept. 17, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the outstanding writer award for the comedy series “Master of None”. Sterling K. Brown was awarded Best Actor in a Drama Series in “This Is Us,” … Continued

K-Pop Group BTS Breaks YouTube Record With New Single, ‘DNA’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — K-pop group BTS is breaking the internet with the release of its highly anticipated new album, “Love Yourself: Her.” The music video for the band’s new single, “DNA,” got more than 13 million views on YouTube within a half day of its release on Sept. 18. Korean pop culture website Soompi … Continued

George Harrison’s Sitar Going up for Auction

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Beatles fans: A key instrument used in the recording of “Norwegian Wood” is going up for auction. Guitarist George Harrison played an Indian sitar on the track, giving the tune’s signature riff a distinct twang. However, Harrison later admitted he didn’t really know how to play the instrument. “Beatles Anthologies” … Continued