Music

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The shining star of hip hop was brilliant on stage last night, except for one little thing.

Watch: Auckland, Australia? Kendrick Lamar commits cardinal sin during epic NZ gig

The shining star of hip hop was brilliant on stage last night, except for one little thing.

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The Kiwi singer delivered a stirring spoken word piece in support of Te Puni Kōkiri’s For Future’s Sake, Choose campaign.

Watch: 'A voice that matters' - Stan Walker releases powerful spoken word piece encouraging Māori to choose their electoral roll

The spoken word piece, created in collaboration with musician and performer Sheldon Rua, was done in support of the For Future’s Sake, Choose campaign.

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Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

Watch: US rap superstar Kendrick Lamar poses for pics with lucky fans after Auckland gym workout

Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

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The music video for the American singer’s new song, Level Up, has a distinctly New Zealand flavour.

Dance queen Parris Goebel helps US singer Ciara on new music video with distinctly New Zealand flavour

The video for Level Up was filmed at Auckland Museum and choreographed by Parris Goebel.

Singer Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building to hear the ruling of his case against the BBC over coverage of a South Yorkshire Police raid in August 2014 on his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire following a child sex assault allegation, Wednesday July 18, 2018, in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Cliff Richard wins privacy lawsuit against the BBC over its coverage of police raid

Broadcaster to pay over $400,000 to iconic British musician.

Katy Perry gave the Internet a work out with her Galliano attire.

Katy Perry opens up about battle with depression after mixed reaction to album

Perry admits her "heart was broken" with the response to her album Witness.

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The film follows the enigmatic Queen front man in the years leading up to the band’s memorable Live Aid charity concert.

Watch: Stunning trailer of Freddie Mercury's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody released

The film follows Queen frontman in the years leading up the band's memorable performance in 1985.

Video: Kendrick Lamar fans, 16,000 strong, bounce in unison in Dunedin

The US hip-hop star kicked off his NZ tour last night at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Kendrick Lamar set to kick off his The Damn Tour in Dunedin tonight

The show will be the largest of the hip hop star's NZ and Oz tours.

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The label's founder, Roger Shepherd, says it's the best place for his collection.

Flying Nun Records donates master tape collection to library for safekeeping

The Alexander Turnbull Library will be the new home for some Kiwi classics.

New Zealand music's APRA Silver Scrolls Top 20 songs announced

The winners will be announced in October in Auckland.

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Theia opens the door on her struggles in life, and how she is now inspiring others.

Watch: 'Lonely and isolated' – Kiwi pop star Theia on fighting back from self-harm

Theia opens the door on her struggles in life, and how she's now hoping to inspire others.

Tupac Shakur's murder remains an open homicide case - police

Ex-gang member Duane 'Keefe D' Keith recently came forward with new information about the incident.

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The chart will rank songs based on how many new listeners they attract in a week.

'It's like a competitive race'– NZ's first Hot40 chart to be released today

The chart will rank songs based on how many new listeners they attract in a week.

Watch: Winston Peters’ Ricky Martin reference lightens mood in Parliament during exchange with Simon Bridges

The pair's chat about economic policy descended into the realms of pop-culture in the House today.

FILE- This Aug. 18, 2015 photo shows Richard Swift in Nashville, Tenn. Swift, who has been in bands such as The Shins, The Arcs and The Black Keys, has died at the age of 41.   A representative for Swift said he died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Tacoma, Wash.  (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Black Keys bassist Richard Swift dies aged 41

He also played alongside the The Shins and The Arcs.

A$AP Rocky.

A$AP Rocky and Skrillex coming to Auckland in September

Last time Rocky - real name Rakim Mayers - was here, he was attacked in an elevator at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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Support is growing for Le Art to sing the national anthem before an upcoming Test against the Springboks, after their version went viral.

Watch: Talented Porirua teens perform stunning rendition of national anthem, say support for their efforts a 'dream come true'

Support is growing for Le Art to sing the national anthem before an upcoming Test against the Springboks, after their version went viral.

Watch: Teens invited to sing at Silver Ferns game after video of beautiful anthem rendition goes viral

The Porirua College students posted a video of themselves singing the anthem, after American singer Crystal Collins tuneless rendition at a Kiwis league game.

Rapper who worked with Drake killed in Toronto shooting

On social media Drake described Smoke Dawg's death as "devastating".

FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Drake's “Scorpion,” the highly anticipated, 25-track album by pop music’s No. 1 player, was released Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

Drake's new album sets record for most album streams in a single day on Apple

Scorpion was streamed more than 170 million times worldwide.

Consumer NZ boss Sue Chetwin paints a bleak picture of how ticket scalpers are exploiting Ed Sheeran fans.

Ed Sheeran sued for $100 million over Marvin Gaye 'Let's Get It On' copyright claims

It comes after a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners was blocked.

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Outside the cut and thrust of Parliament some politicians make their own music.

Watch: Meet the Wellington band made up of MPs – from both Labour and National

Outside the cut and thrust of Parliament some politicians make their own music.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift awarded five-year restraining order against knife-wielding stalker

Julius Sandrock was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into the singer's home in April.

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, father of singer Michael Jackson, dies aged 89

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said that Joe Jackson died at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas today.

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