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Guetta Seeks Song Advice From Fans

14th March 2012

French Dj David Guetta has asked fans for advice on his next single, because he can't decide whether to release his Akon collaboration or his project with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne.The producer is eyeing...

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Akon Files Counter-suit In Construction Work Dispute

13th March 2012

R&B star Akon has hit back at a construction company boss who is suing him over an unpaid bill by filing a counter-suit alleging he was overcharged for poor workmanship.Jay Poorak, who runs U.S. company...

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Akon In Legal Battle With His Lawyers

5th March 2012

R&B star Akon is facing further legal troubles after becoming embroiled in a dispute with his lawyers.The Smack That singer was recently sued by bosses of a construction firm, who claimed he had failed to...

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Akon Sued Over Construction Bill

21st February 2012

R&B star Akon is facing a legal battle over an allegedly unpaid bill for construction work at his home in Georgia.The singer has been accused of failing to hand over $51,000 (£31,875) to a local...

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Foo Fighters And Deadmau5 To Collaborate At Grammys

8th February 2012

Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 will collaborate at the Grammy Awards.The rock group with be paired with the Canadian DJ to perform his remixed version of their track 'Rope' - which is nominated for a trophy...

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David Guetta Wants House To Be As Big As Hip Hop

8th February 2012

David Guetta hopes he can make house music as big as hip-hop and rock music in America. The DJ and producer has been a key figure in bringing commercial dance to the US charts through...

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David Guetta Brings Out Nicki's Best Vocals

18th January 2012

David Guetta enjoys bringing out Nicki Minaj's "full capacity as a singer". The 'Sexy Chick' hitmaker has worked with the rapper on a number of tracks including 'Where Them Girls At' and 'Turn Me On',...

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How Heartache Inspired Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night'

2nd December 2011

Lady Gaga has revealed how the heartache of being dropped from her first label Island Def Jam Records inspired her new video for 'Marry the Night'. The pop superstar unleashed the epic 13 minute video...

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Jay Z And Kanye West Tops Earners List With $53 Million

11th August 2011

Jay Z and his 'Watch the Throne' collaborator Kanye West dominate the top of Forbes Hip-hop earners list 2011, placing first and third with combined yearly earnings of $53 million. The list, which does not...

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David Guetta Held Back Album For Jessie J

1st August 2011

David Guetta held back his new album so he could include Jessie J.The dance musician's new album 'Nothing but the Beat' was ready for release, until he heard back from the 'Do It like a...

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Lady Gaga Is A Design 'Inspiration'

27th May 2011

Lady Gaga is a creative "inspiration" according to the Polaroid chairman.The eccentric singer was named as creative director of the company last year and while the appointment was greeted with disbelief in some areas, chairman...

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The Game's Manager Surrenders To Cops

24th May 2011

The manager of rapper The Game and R&B star Akon has turned himself over to police after a fugitive warrant was issued for his arrest in relation to federal drug charges.James Rosemond, also known as...

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Fascinating Fact 11426

11th May 2011

Funnyman Andy Samberg and his comedy rap group The Lonely Island made a surprise appearance at Akon's show in New York on Sunday (08May11).

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David Guetta Chased Nicki Minaj

10th May 2011

David Guetta was so desperate to work with Nicki Minaj he pursued her for a year. The French DJ and producer - who is behind some of biggest hits of recent years, including Flo Rida's...

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David Guetta Chased Nicki Minaj

10th May 2011

David Guetta was so desperate to work with Nicki Minaj he pursued her for a year. The French DJ and producer - who is behind some of biggest hits of recent years, including Flo Rida's...

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David Guetta Chased Nicki Minaj

10th May 2011

David Guetta was so desperate to work with Nicki Minaj he pursued her for a year. The French DJ and producer - who is behind some of biggest hits of recent years, including Flo Rida's...

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Akon Strips Off Onstage

28th April 2011

R&B star Akon gave fans a raunchy surprise at a gig on Wednesday (27Apr11) by stripping down to his underwear onstage.The Smack That hitmaker was performing as part of Usher's Omg Tour in Sunrise, Florida,...

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Selena Gomez Lands Prank Show

25th March 2011

Selena Gomes has reportedly landed her own "prank" show.The 18-year-old star has filmed a pilot for the as-yet untitled programme, which is said to be similar to 'Punk'd' - in which Ashton Kutcher played tricks...

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Akon's Booking Agents Fire Back At Singer's Lawsuit

5th March 2011

Akon's former booking agents have fired back at the R&B star after he accused them of failing to pay performance fees, breach of contract and trademark infringement in a new lawsuit, insisting they're the ones...

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Akon Suing Former Booking Agent For Breach Of Contract

4th March 2011

R&B star Akon is suing his former booking agent for breach of contract and trademark infringement.The singer/producer and bosses at his Kon Live Touring, Inc. company filed a complaint against American Talent Agency, Inc. on...

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Akon's Ball Trick At Africa Gig

4th January 2011

Daredevil singer AKON thrilled fans at a New Year's Eve (31Dec10) concert in Africa by crowd-surfing in a giant 'hamster ball'.The Smack That hitmaker was ringing in 2011 with a free gig for 100,000 fans...

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Bieber's Star-studded Final Tour Show

24th December 2010

JUSTIN BIEBER thrilled fans at his final gig of the year (10) in the U.S. on Thursday (23Dec10), bringing SEAN KINGSTON, SOULJA BOY, BOW WOW, AKON and LUDACRIS onstage with him.The Baby hitmaker ended his...

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Ne-yo No Interested In 'Michael'

21st December 2010

Ne-Yo doesn't want to hear the posthumous Michael Jackson album. The 'Beautiful Monster' singer had written a number of tracks destined for the late star's comeback album - none of which were recorded before the...

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Will.i.am Reveals Tinnitus Battle

7th December 2010

Will.i.am has revealed he suffers from tinnitus. The Black Eyed Peas singer has a constant ringing in his ears - a symptom usually caused by constant exposure to loud sounds and common among musicians -...

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Leona Lewis Wants Will.i.am To Produce Her

2nd December 2010

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...

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Michael Jackson Song Debuts Online To Delight Of Fans

30th November 2010

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...

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Akon Considers 'Burning' Jackson Tapes

23rd November 2010

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...

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Kanye West 'Just A Rapper'

23rd November 2010

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...

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Man Charged With Murder Of Akon Manager

22nd November 2010

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...

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Akon Defends Michael Jackson Collaboration

17th November 2010

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...

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