Entertainment news roundup: David Beckham hands over Instagram account to Kharkiv doctor; Streaming drives recorded music sales in 2021 to $26 billion and more


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Westerns revived as ‘The Power of the Dog’ leads to Oscars

Oscar favorite “The Power of the Dog” leads the pack with 12 nominations ahead of Sunday’s awards show, signaling a revival of the western, the genre that has fueled Hollywood since its inception. Given Hollywood’s propensity to emulate success, ‘Power of the Dog’, a tale of machismo and revenge set in 1925 in the northwestern US state of Montana, is sure to inspire more Western projects, according to film experts.

David Beckham gives up his Instagram account to Kharkiv doctor

Former England soccer captain David Beckham gave his Instagram account to a doctor who helps women give birth in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Sunday. Beckham, the 46-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder and current co-owner of US Major League soccer team Inter Miami, told his 71.6 million Instagram followers to consult her profile to see the work of Irina, a child anesthesiologist. , and his team in the midst of the conflict.

Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe expected to fetch $200 million at auction

A portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe by 1960s pop icon Andy Warhol will go up for auction in May with an estimated value of $200 million, which would set a record, Christie’s announced on Monday. The work, ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’, ‘is poised to be the most expensive 20th century painting ever sold at auction,’ said Alex Rotter, Christie’s president for 20th and 21st century art. .

Streaming drives recorded music sales in 2021 to $26 billion

Global recorded music revenue grew 18.5% last year, driven by an increase in the number of listeners connecting to paid subscription streaming, marking the seventh consecutive year of market growth to reach a record high. $25.9 billion, according to a report released Tuesday. Meanwhile, a recovery in brick-and-mortar retail after COVID-19 shutdowns has seen physical music formats see growth for the first time in 20 years, the IFPI, a trade body in the United States, said. recorded music industry, in its Global Music Report

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