Salim-Sulaiman share anecdote behind iconic song ‘Maula Mere’

Renowned music composers Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant recently reminisced about the creation of the iconic song "Maula Mere" featured in Shah Rukh Khan's film “Chak De India”. According to the duo, the song was originally crafted for a movie directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, who rejected it, deeming it too melancholic.

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I don’t have cancer anymore: Bassbaba Sumon

Aurthohin's vocalist, Saidus Salehin Khaled Sumon, widely recognised as Bassbaba Sumon, fought a prolonged battle against cancer. Apart from other health issues, he underwent surgeries for eye and spine complications.

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Will BTS disband or continue after reunion?

A global sensation, BTS, has left an indelible mark on the music industry from 2018 to 2023, dominating charts and winning hearts worldwide. Now, as the seven members—Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, Taehyung, RM, and Suga—fulfil their mandatory military service, fans and industry insiders alike are left wondering: What lies ahead for BTS post-reunion in 2025?

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Grammys 2024 lineup expands with Burna Boy, Luke Combs, and Travis Scott

The upcoming 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Arena will witness a star-studded lineup as new additions, Burna Boy, Luke Combs, and Travis Scott, have been confirmed to grace the stage. The announcement was made during the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.

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Is Swastika Mukherjee collaborating with Taposh?

Acclaimed Tollywood actress Swastika Mukherjee has recently graced the TM headquarters, captivating audiences with a soulful performance alongside Taposh, the organisation's CEO and music director. Internet has been buzzing with questions like– Why is Swastika visitng TM headquarters? What’s cooking?

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Dolly Parton surprises fans with four unreleased songs

In a delightful birthday gesture, music icon Dolly Parton has treated fans to a special gift – four previously unreleased songs. Celebrating her 78th birthday, the legendary artiste made the announcement through a social media post on Friday.

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Habib Wahid drops new song featuring Debosrie Antara

Acclaimed musician Habib Wahid delivered his first track of this brand new year yesterday. This solo track titled “Mon Bojhena” also features the sultry-voiced songstress Debosrie Antara.

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Dua Lipa calls for ceasefire in Gaza, clarifies stance in war

Dua Lipa recently shared her perspective on the Israel-Hamas conflict, emphasising the importance of a "humanitarian cease-fire."

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Rupam Islam sparks controversy, declares decision to quit singing

In a recent turn of events, celebrated rock artiste Rupam Islam has found himself at the centre of a controversy, following a video that went viral on social media. The musician, recognised for his dynamic stage presence, faced criticism for his use of inappropriate language while addressing fans after a show in Ranaghat. The incident has ignited a debate amongst fans and the public, questioning Islam's behaviour.

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Elton John achieves EGOT status with Emmy win

Legendary musician Elton John secured himself an EGOT status after winning at the 2023 Emmy Awards for his live concert titled, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium”. This achievement, announced during Monday night's telecast, adds an Emmy to his illustrious collection, which already includes Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

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‘Young artistes don't say that’: Jung Yong-hwa's early impression of BTS

Jung Yong-hwa, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CNBLUE, has been one of the first to witness BTS’ journey to success unfolding from the very beginning, and he recently recounted one of his earliest fond memories of the group in the popular talk show “Suchwita”.

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Month-long folk festival starts in Narayanganj tomorrow

A month-long craft and folk festival will start at Bangladesh Folk Art and Craft Foundation in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj tomorrow

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Renowned lyricist, poet Jahidul Haque no more

The esteemed lyricist and poet, famed for crafting the popular song "Amar Ei Duti Chokh Pathor to Noy", passed away this afternoon while under medical care.

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Bringing the ‘Dhamaka’ to Bangla rap: Shafayat opens up on his journey

Mohammad Shafayat Hossain, popular by his stage name Jalali Shafayat, stands as a prominent member of the acclaimed rap ensemble, Jalali Set, making him one of the most recognised rappers in the country. Whether in collaboration with Jalali Set or as a solo artiste, he consistently proved his prowess in delivering versatile verses and hit tracks, including “Dhamaka”, “Local Bus” in collaboration with the once-national sensation Momotaz Begum, and “Mainkar Chipay” alongside AvoidRafa.

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Indian Express applauds 20-year-old Bangladeshi sensation

In a remarkable display of cross-cultural musical talent, 20-year-old Bangladeshi singer and influencer Ariyan Choudhary is making waves with his soul-stirring rendition of Anuv Jain’s “Husn”. The cover, shared on his official Instagram handle, has caught the attention of netizens and received praise from outlets like Indian Express.

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Wana-Mena artistes unite for powerful ode to Palestinian resistance

Translated as "We will return" or simply "Returning", this eight-minute track was composed and performed as an act of solidarity. It serves as an anthem that transcends borders, paying tribute to the strength and resilience of the Palestinian people and their history while resoundingly calling for justice.

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Renowned classical singer Dr Prabha Atre passes away

In a sombre turn of events, Dr Prabha Atre, a revered figure in Hindustani classical music, breathed her last at the age of 92 today. The singer's sudden demise took place when she suffered a cardiac arrest during her sleep at her residence in Pune. She was rushed to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, where she was declared dead at 5:30am.

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Ahmed Hasan Sunny: Singer, songwriter, rebel

Ahmed Hasan Sunny, a rising star in the music industry, has seen a rapid ascent to fame. Yet he holds steadfast to his artistic principles and personal identity, unruffled by the allure of fame or commercial success. He drops by The Daily Star’s studio for a brief chat.

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