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Leona Lewis Wants Will.i.am To Produce Her

Leona Lewis wants to work with Black Eyed Peas producer Will.i.am on her new album. The English 'Happy' singer is presently working on tracks for her third record, and is keen to get input from...

Michael Jackson Song Debuts Online To Delight Of Fans

A previously unheard track from MICHAEL JACKSON's posthumous album 'Michael' has debuted online, reports Billboard.com. The song, entitled 'Much Too Soon', follows the release of the record's first single 'Hold My Hand'. The latest track...

Akon Considers 'Burning' Jackson Tapes

AKON has a stash of recordings he made with the late MICHAEL JACKSON, but he's threatened to "burn" the tapes because he doesn't want to release any music which was left "unfinished".The R&B star's duet...

Kanye West 'Just A Rapper'

Kanye West is "just a rapper" according to Quincy Jones. Despite the 'Runaway' hitmaker being one of the most sought after producers of the last decade and achieving huge critical and commercial success, legendary producer...

Man Charged With Murder Of Akon Manager

Police have charged a New Jersey man in connection to the 2004 murder of AKON's road manager.Robert 'Screw' Montanez was gunned down outside a New Jersey bar six years ago after attempting to stop rapper...

Akon Defends Michael Jackson Collaboration

Akon has hit back at will.i.am's criticism of his collaboration with Michael Jackson. Both artists worked on songs with the 'King of Pop' before his tragic death from acute Propofol intoxication last June, but Black...

Akon Dismisses Will.i.am's Jackson Complaints

R&B star AKON has hit back at WILL.I.AM's criticism of the posthumous MICHAEL JACKSON album - he's convinced the upcoming record is keeping the King Of Pop's "legacy alive".The Smack That hitmaker's collaboration with Jackson,...

Akon Willing To Kidnap Bono For Duet

R&B superstar AKON has set his sights on a duet with U2 - joking he'll go as far as kidnapping frontman BONO to ensure the rocker sings on his next album.The Smack That hitmaker is...

Akon's Jackson Duet To Be Released

AKON's duet with MICHAEL JACKSON is finally set to hit the airwaves - HOLD MY HAND has been chosen as the first single from the late star's upcoming posthumous album.Bosses at the Sony record label...

Michael Jackson's Next Single To Be 'Hold My Hand'

Michael Jackson stated he wanted his comeback single to be 'Hold My Hand'. The 'King Of Pop' indicated he wanted the track - which features rapper Akon and was recorded in 2007 - to be...

Katy Perry Stars In Victoria's Secret Show

Katy Perry was the star performer at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show last night (10.11.10).The 'California Gurls' singer - freshly back from her honeymoon with new husband Russell Brand - looked stunning as she...

Akon Sets Up School In Senegal

R&B superstar AKON has poured the profits from his live shows into funding a new school in Senegal.The singer, who was born in the U.S. and raised in Senegal, has used his own money to...

Akon's Princely Past

Akon used to pretend he was an African prince to get girls.The 'Lonely' singer split his time between Senegal and the US while growing up and admits he would play on his African roots as...

Akon Scraps Australian Concert

R&B star AKON has been banned from performing at a gig in Melbourne, Australia after his 2009 concert in the city was marred by violence.The singer was due to play at the Summerbeatz festival at...

Akon's Global Album

Akon's new album is influenced by the many styles of music he has been exposed to touring the world.The 'Sexy Chick' hitmaker drew influence from across the globe to produce 'Stadium' which sees his established...

Katy Perry's Secret Show

Katy Perry and Akon will perform at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The 'California Gurls' singer and the rapper will provide the musical entertainment at the annual event for the lingerie giants, which will...

Lily Allen And Jay Sean Given Bmi Awards

Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all received songwriting awards last night (05.10.10).The pop stars were all given awards for the amount of radio and TV play they have had in the US at the...

Justin Bieber Plans Twi-night With Pattinson

Justin Bieber wants Robert Pattinson to be his "wingman" and help him pick up girls on nights out. The teenage pop star - who is rumoured to be dating 16-year-old Jasmine Villegas, who co-starred in...

Akon: 'I'm Bieber's Dad'

R&B star AKON has made a shocking confession - JUSTIN BIEBER is his son!The I Wanna Love You hitmaker was pranked by Bieber this summer (10) after the teen pop sensation got hold of his...

Perfume Designer Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is to release her own range of fragrances.The eccentric singer - famed for her outrageous fashion sense - has signed a deal with cosmetics firm Coty Inc. to create perfumes under her name,...

Justin Bieber Gets In Balloon Bother

Justin Bieber narrowly escaped arrest after throwing a water balloon at a US State Trooper.The singer was about to be cuffed by the officer, who was left fuming after being soaked below the belt by...

Quincy Jones Kicked Into Touch

Michael Jackson fired Quincy Jones because he thought the producer was out of touch. The music veteran - who produced the singer's breakthrough 'Off The Wall' album and 'Thriller', the biggest selling album of all...

Akon Hit With Lawsuit Over Belgian Concert

AKON is facing legal action after allegedly failing to perform a concert in Belgium last year (09).Bosses at promotion agency Lofraco Belgium claim the R&B singer was due to play a show in October but...

Top Earner Jay-z

Jay-Z is the highest-earning man in hip-hop. The '99 Problems' rapper - who is married to singer-and-actress Beyonce Knowles - has topped Forbes list of hip-hop 'Cash Kings' for the third year out of four...

Excitable Producer David Guetta

David Guetta has the Black Eyed Peas and Madonna in stitches when they record together, because he gets so over-excited when making tracks. French DJ and producer David is behind some of biggest hits of...

Redone Launches Label

Lady Gaga's co-writer and producer has launched his own record label. RedOne - who has also worked alongside the likes of Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Akon - has joined forces with Universal Music to...

Justin Bieber Pranked Akon

Justin Bieber pretended to be Akon's illegitimate son.The 16-year-old singer prank-called the music star after stealing his number from the phone of his manager Scooter.Scooter recalled: "He was like, 'Daddy, why don't you love me?'...

David Guetta Sets Download Record

David Guetta is the most downloaded dance artist in history. The chart-topping French DJ - who has achieved three number one hits in the UK, collaborating with Kelly Rowland, Akon and the Black Eyed Peas'...

Lady Gaga Reveals New Tune

Lady Gaga has shown her fans a brand new song.The 'Bad Romance' singer uploaded a link to a video which showed her performing previously unheard track 'You and I' at Elton John's White Tie and...

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