2021 vacation music information: Contemporary tunes from Kelly Clarkson, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Perry & extra

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Music is as a lot part of the winter holidays as fruitcakes, ugly sweaters and present playing cards.

From prayers to pop songs, 24-7 radio codecs to streaming Yuletide logs, there’s by no means a scarcity of tunes to play whereas procuring or celebrating. This yr is not any exception, with the same old assortment of holiday-themed releases coming from all corners of the music world.

There’s all the time rather a lot to plow by means of, and with that in thoughts we provide 12 Discs of Christmas, one of the best of the annual large

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A jury convicted R. Kelly; will his music face penalties?

NEW YORK (AP) — Will a legal conviction do to R. Kelly’s music what years of ugly allegations could not?

It is unlikely that Monday’s second of justice — when a federal jury in New York discovered the 54-year-old R&B famous person responsible of all 9 counts in a intercourse trafficking trial — will imply a lot for his followers, given all of the terrible issues that they had realized already, some observers say.

“The traces have already been drawn,” mentioned Jem Aswad, deputy music editor for the commerce publication Selection, who has been protecting R. Kelly for 20 years.

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R. Kelly was convicted. What occurs to his music on streaming platforms?

In Could 2018, Spotify eliminated R. Kelly’s music from its official playlists. The most important music streaming app in America mentioned it needed its “editorial selections — what we select to program — to replicate our values.”

Three years later, Kelly’s tracks are nonetheless absent from Spotify’s influential curated packages. However the disgraced celebrity’s full discography was nonetheless accessible on the service’s app as of Tuesday morning, a day after he was discovered responsible on all counts in a sex-trafficking trial.

Kelly’s music was additionally simply accessible on Spotify’s main opponents, together with Apple Music, Amazon Music and the Google-owned

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Conor McGregor, Machine Gun Kelly concerned in altercation at MTV Music Video Awards

Conor McGregor made headlines for the mistaken causes once more on Sunday with a reported altercation with Machine Gun Kelly on the MTV Music Video Awards.

Based on TMZ, McGregor approached “MGK” on the award ceremony at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, N.Y., to ask for {a photograph}. He was apparently denied, which sparked the ire of the previous two-division UFC champion.

The report claims “MGK” pushed McGregor, inflicting his drink to spill and knock over the strolling cane he’s been utilizing throughout restoration from the damaged leg sustained in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. The

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