Buzzing

Catch Richard Marx in concert next month

Pop singer Richard Marx, known for hits such as Right Here Waiting and Hazard, will be performing at The Star Theatre on Nov 9. Tickets from $88 to $168 from Sistic.


Volkswagen scandal headed for Hollywood

The Volkswagen scandal over diesel emission tests is headed for Hollywood. Paramount Pictures and actor Leonardo DiCaprio's production company have acquired movie rights to a book proposal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing about the clean diesel scandal, the biggest crisis in Volkswagen's 78-year history, Paramount and Marly Rusoff Literary Agency said on Monday.


Thinking Out Loud pulls ahead on Spotify

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's ballad Thinking Out Loud has achieved a new feat - the first song to be streamed half a billion times on Spotify. The streaming site estimated that one in four users had a Sheeran song on his or her playlist. For his entire catalogue, he has enjoyed 2.9 billion streams, behind only Eminem, Spotify said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe