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Stefani Had To Be Persuaded To Duet With Akon

Pop singer GWEN STEFANI had to be persuaded to record a duet with hip-hop superstar AKON because she didn't know who he was. Stefani was asked to collaborate with the SMACK THAT singer on her...

Chart Boost For Brits Winners

Success at this week's Brit awards has been translated into the country's singles and albums charts, with Amy Winehouse and Take That both climbing up the rankings.Winehouse, who won best female at Earls Court in...

By on 19 February 2007

Brits Winners Fall Shy Of UK Number One

Brit Award winners AMY WINEHOUSE and TAKE THAT failed to convert Wednesday's (14FEB07) successes to chart domination after pop sensation MIKA held on to his grip of the UK singles and album chart. The Lebanon-born...

Akon Gives Up Dreams Of Becoming President Of Senegal After Watching 24

R+B star AKON has ruled out becoming the next president of Senegal - after watching the dangers the fictional US leader on TV drama 24 went through. The SMACK THAT singer currently acts as an...

Mika King Of The Charts

Mika's debut album has entered the UK album chart at number one.The Lebanese-born singer's glam effort beat off competition from other new entries on the album chart. Bloc Party's A Weekend In The City entered...

By on 12 February 2007

Timberlake Fights The Flu

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was forced to miss out on music mogul CLIVE DAVIS' annual pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles on Saturday night (10FEB07) - to battle a severe cold. Timberlake was among the stars scheduled...

Eminem Slams Marriage Reports

LATEST: Rapper EMINEM has slammed reports he is engaged to ex-wife KIM MATHERS for the third time. The rapper, real name MARSHALL MATHERS, and the former KIM SCOTT first wed in 1999 and divorced two...

Akon 'Eminem And Kim Are Back On"

EMINEM has patched up his differences with childhood sweetheart KIM MATHERS and are engaged again - according to rapper AKON. Akon, who teamed up with the STAN star on hit song SMACK THAT, says the...

New Milestone For Album Chart

Britain's album chart registered its 800th number one this week.Norah Jones' Not Too Late entered at the top, dislodging The View's Hats Off To The Buskers off the number one spot to win a little...

By on 05 February 2007

Whitney Wants To 'Fast-track' Divorce

Bodyguard star Whitney Houston wants to speed up the divorce from R&B singer Bobby Brown.Whitney filed for a divorce from Bobby in October last year but has now requested a default judgement from Orange Country...

By on 02 February 2007

Akon Best Friends With President Wade

R+B star AKON is such a huge star in his homeland, he regularly has telephone conversations with Senegalese President ABDOULAYE WADE. The SMACK THAT singer acts as an ambassador to President Wade on issues relating...

Aguilera Triumphs In Euro Singles Chart

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has knocked AKON + EMINEM off the number one spot in the European singles chart with her new single HURT, exchanging chart places with the rap collaborators. SMACK THAT drops to number three,...

Akon Owns South African Diamond Mine

Senegalese R+B sensation AKON boasts his own South African diamond mine. The SMACK THAT singer admits he doesn't like to talk about the acquisition he claimed in 2005 because his ownership deal is "complicated." He...

Reid Gets Sexed Up By Akon

Reformed party girl TARA REID got more than she bargained for when she joined AKON onstage at a Sundance Film Festival bash on Monday night (22JAN07) - she found herself getting pounded by the singer...

Akon + Eminem Top Euro Singles Chart

AKON's collaboration with EMINEM has knocked NELLY FURTADO off the top of the European singles chart after spending weeks moving around the top five. The rappers' SMACK THAT jumps four places to number one, while...

Dreamgirls Score A New Low At The Top Of The Us Charts

It's a good week to be a DREAMGIRL - two days after the film picked up three Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, the movie's soundtrack has beaten off all challengers to stay on top...

Koopa Troop Into Chart History

Pop-punksters Koopa have made chart history by becoming the first unsigned band in history to have a UK top 40 single.The Essex three-piece's Blag, Steal and Borrow debuted at number 31 based on online sales...

By on 14 January 2007

Sexy Six As Beyonce Stays On Top

America's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart has never had a more suitable number one - nothing can budge BEYONCE KNOWLES' IRREPLACEABLE. The hit began its sixth week at the top of the charts yesterday (11JAN07)....

Dreamgirls Scores Number One Record With Weak Sales

The DREAMGIRLS movie soundtrack has completed its steady rise to the top of the US album charts after five weeks, by claiming the new number one with just 66,000 copies sold. In one of the...

Leona Tops Historic Chart

X Factor winner Leona Lewis remains number one in the first ever chart to include download-only releases.The Official Charts Company (OCC) announced last month that from January 1st this year, sales of all songs bought...

By on 07 January 2007

Beyonce Still Irreplaceable At The Top Of The Us Charts

BEYONCE has scored a fifth week at the top of the US singles chart with her aptly-titled IRREPLACEABLE. The former DESTINY'S CHILD star hit the top spot at the beginning of last month (DEC06) and...

X Factor's Leona Nabs Christmas Number One

X Factor winner Leona Lewis is sitting pretty in the festive charts after her debut single A Moment Like This went straight to number one just five days after going on sale. Only eight days...

By on 24 December 2006

Patient Take That Still Number One

Comeback kids come good Take That are top of the singles chart for a fourth week with Patience.But their reign is not likely to extend to a fifth with X Factor winner Leona Lewis the...

By on 17 December 2006

Beyonce Proves She's Irreplaceable At The Top Of Us Chart

BEYONCE KNOWLES has scored a second week at the top of the US singles chart with her hit IRREPLACEABLE. The track is also the Hot 100's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight week. AKON's...

Take That Still Number One

Take That's comeback single Patience held off all competitors in the UK singles chart, keeping the number one spot for a second week in a row.Challenges from Booty Luv's Boogie 2nite and Akon and Eminem's...

By on 10 December 2006

Akon Fights Off Male Admirers

R+B star AKON is so popular in his native Senegal he has had to hire round-the-clock security to protect him from female, and even male, fans. The SMACK THAT star has developed a devoted following...

Prison Inspires Akon's Singing Career

R+B star AKON was inspired to start a career in music after a three year prison stint for grand theft auto. The SMACK THAT singer was raised in a musical home thanks to his father,...

Beyonce Irreplaceable At Top Of Us Charts

BEYONCE KNOWLES is back on top of the US charts and this time she's IRREPLACEABLE. The singer's Irreplaceable hit has toppled AKON's I WANNA LOVE YOU on the new Billboard Hot 100. It's her fourth...

Take That Top Euro Singles Chart

Reunited boy band TAKE THAT have topped the European singles chart with PATIENCE, their first new release in 10 years. The British group has knocked AKON's collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, off the number one...

Akon Drafted In To Help Houston Comeback

R+B star AKON is giving WHITNEY HOUSTON a boost as she plans a major comeback - he has agreed to work on her more "uptempo" numbers. Houston has been planning her comeback album for more...

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