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Ed Sheeran Ballad Tops First Dance Wedding Poll

The Brit's ballad has toppled Etta James' At Last, while Ray LaMontagne's You Are the Best Thing comes in at three. Bosses at the streaming platform compiled the list after analysing thousands...

Sam Smith: I'm Not James Bond Singer

Sam Smith is ''definitely not'' singing the Bond theme for 'Spectre'.The four-time Grammy Award winner was hotly tipped to be the next 007 hitmaker on the upcoming movie's title track but has flat out denied...

Paloma Faith Sings For Sir Tom Jones At Gig

Paloma Faith sang for Sir Tom Jones at an intimate gig in London last night (26.08.15).The 'Can't Rely On You' hitmaker impressed the 'Delilah' singer and thrilled competition winners at the MasterCard Priceless Moments evening...

Fergie Recalls 'Unattractive' On-stage Incident

Fergie has admitted wetting herself on stage was the ''most unattractive moment'' of her life. The Black Eyed Peas singer was infamously caught short on stage in San Diego in 2005 because she didn't have...

Aretha Franklin To Sue Over Book

Aretha Franklin is planning to sue the writer of a new unauthorised biography.The 72-year-old singer is furious with David Ritz - who ghostwrote her 1999 autobiography 'From These Roots' - over his new tell-all tome...

Muscle Shoals? You Know, Home Of The World's Greatest Songs [Trailer + Pictures]

Located along the Tennessee River is Muscle Shoals - a small town in Alabama and an unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and interesting music. Under the influence of "the singing river"...

Beyonce Performing For Obama

Beyonce Knowles is performing at US President Barack Obama's second inauguration.The 'Diva' singer - who performed at his first inauguration in 2009 and supported him throughout his campaign for a second term - is set...

Alanis Morissette: "I'll Write Songs Until Im Dead"

Alanis Morissette will continue to write songs until she lays on her deathbed, reports The List. The singer has also described her depression when not writing new material. "I'll be writing records until I'm dead,...

Alanis Morissette: I'll Write Songs Until I'm Dead

Alanis Morissette has vowed to write songs until she's ''dead''.The 38-year-old singer - who recently released her eighth studio album 'Havoc and Bright Lights' - admits she gets ''really depressed'' when she is not penning...

American Idol's Phillip Phillips Takes The Upper Hand

American Idol judges were on their feet for Joshua Ledet during Thursday's final elimination show, but the crooner didn't manage to win over fans and was sent packing. Despite a strong performance, Ledet eventually finished...

American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Lays Down The Gauntlet

American Idol is now down to the final four contestants and with the field narrowing, speculation is beginning to mount as to who will be the last standing in the quest for this year's crown....

Lionel Richie & Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Hall Of Fame

Lionel Richie and the late Etta James are to be inducted into New York's Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame.The two stars will be feted at a ceremony in Harlem on 4 June (12). Past Apollo...

Etta James' Drug Warning For Chaka Khan

Singer Chaka Khan vowed never to inject heroin after Etta James showed her the shocking track marks on her arms from years of shooting up.The I'm Every Woman hitmaker spent years battling her drug demons...

Whitney Houston Went Crazy In Club

Whitney Houston reportedly "went crazy" and "lashed out" at a young singer days before she died. The 'I Will Always Love You' singer - who was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills...

Jennifer Hudson Still Crying Over Whitney

Jennifer Hudson hasn't "stopped crying" since Whitney Houston's death.The 30-year-old star was honoured to be picked to pay tribute to Whitney at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12.02.12), and performed a version of 'I Will...

Backstage At The Grammys 2012: Thoughts Turns To Whitney Houston

Backstage at the Grammys last night (February 12, 2012), most people's thoughts were on the recent untimely death of former Grammy winner Whitney Houston, who had passed away the day before the ceremony, aged 48....

Posthumous Award For Amy Winehouse At The 2012 Grammys

Amy Winehouse's parents accepted her Grammy award at tonight's 54th annual ceremony (February 12, 2012) at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The award was a joint one, given to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse,...

Heavy Atmosphere At The Grammys In The Wake Of Whitney Houston Death

There is a heavy atmosphere at tonight's Grammy Awards in the wake of the news that Whitney Houston has died, aged 48. The event schedule has been altered, with Jennifer Hudson expected to pay tribute...

Tributes Pour In For Etta James At Memorial Service

Etta James was decorated with plaudits during an emotional memorial service in front of friends, family and distinguished guests, with REVEREND AL SHAPTON carrying off his role wonderfully well, giving a testimony that did perfect...

Christina Aguilera Among The Performers At Etta James Memorial Service

Christina Aguilera was among those who bade a tearful farewell to the legendary singer Etta James at a quickly organised memorial service following the star's death aged 73 last week. Others who appeared or had...

Ian Abercrombie Passes Away Aged 77

Ian Abercrombie, the veteran British actor who for a period was among the cast of much-loved American comedy 'Seinfeld,' has sadly died aged 77 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times...

Christina Aguilera Performs At Etta James' Funeral

Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were among the stars who paid their respects at Etta James' funeral on Saturday (28.01.12).Christina performed the legendary jazz singer's trademark song 'At Last' at the service, which was held...

Etta James Remembered By Christina Aguilera And Barack Obama

Etta James, the legendary singer who died this month, was remembered yesterday at a funeral attended by hundreds of family and friends. Performances from Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were part of the service at...

Stevie Wonder And Christina Aguilera Perform At James' Funeral

Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera paid their respects to Etta James at the blues legend's funeral in Los Angeles on Saturday (28Jan12).Wonder performed three songs, including Shelter in the Rain, for the hundreds of mourners...

Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Frustrates Critics

Since the release of 'Video Games' last year, Lana Del Rey has not so much split opinion as wrenched it apart. Many of listeners who were wowed by her laconic timbre on her debut single...

Al Sharpton To Preside Over Etta James Funeral

Civil rights leader-turned-Tv political pundit Al Sharpton will preside over Etta James' funeral on Saturday (28Jan12).Fans will get the chance to pay their respects to the late R&B icon at a public viewing for the...

James' Sons And Widower No Longer Feuding

Etta James' sons and husband settled their differences on the eve of the blues legend's death.The music icon died at the age of 73 last week (20Jan12) after suffering complications from leukaemia. James' family had...

Roseanne Barr Accuses Beyonce Of 'Disgusting Arrogance'

Roseanne Barr has found herself in hot water with Beyonce's legion of followers in recent days. The feud began when Barr suggested that Barack Obama was wrong to ask Beyonce to sing an Etta James...

Etta James' Funeral Set For Saturday

Blues legend Etta James will be laid to rest in a private service in Los Angeles on Saturday (29Jan12).The At Last hitmaker died last week (20Jan12), aged 73, after suffering complications from leukaemia. A public...

Adele Remembers 'Ultimate Original' James

Adele has become the latest star to pay tribute to soul legend Etta James, who passed away on Friday (20Jan12).The At Last singer died just five days before her 74th birthday, after suffering complications from...

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