A file photograph  dated August 9th 2011 of US musician Prince during a performance  at the Sziget Festival in  Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Balzas Mohai/EPA.

From the very beginning of his nearly four decades in the music industry, Prince defied convention and courted controversy in equal measure. The mult(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

Beyonce and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform during half-time at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl. The (...)

Superbowl MVP Von Miller  of the Denver Broncos strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ quarterback  Cam Newton  in the fourth quarter   at Levi’s Stadium  in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10 Peyton Manning did warn us that this might be his last rodeo. But even he could not have known how apt an anal(...)

The Babypod is a small, silicone speaker is inserted like a tampon and plays music directly to the foetus, so says the company.  Photograph: Babypod website

If you think taking folic acid and staying away from Camembert is a big ask while you are pregnant, think again. Spanish company Babypod has invent(...)

 Spanish vice prime minister Soraya Saez de Santamaria: not only is she on posters across Spain, but in the media she is seemingly omnipresent. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría is everywhere. The deputy prime minister’s face is on thousands of election campaign posters for her governing Popular Part(...)

Kevin Comerford and Ruth Byrne Kevin (29) who works for Northern Trust and primary school teacher Ruth (29) were set up on a blind date by friends (...)

When you’ve been in the business as long as Lulu has, you come to learn a few things. But it’s only now, in her seventh decade, that she has gained pe(...)

Katie Stoica (left) shows off her ring after her girlfriend Billie proposed at the University Sports Arena count centre in Limerick. Photograph: Kathryn Hayes

Limerick has said Yes to the marriage referendum and so did one local woman surprised with a marriage proposal, just seconds after the final tally res(...)

Sam Smith performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, February 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have shared the honours on what was a muted night — literally in the case of Kanye West — at the B(...)