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Carey And Michael To Duet

30th September 2005

Pop superstars MARIAH CAREY and GEORGE MICHAEL are in talks to record a duet together. The singers met backstage at the London Live 8 gig in July (02JUL05) and Carey was delighted when Michael...

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Aretha Desperate To Lose Weight

16th September 2005

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a desperate mission to lose weight and she has been so inspired by TV star KIRSTIE ALLEY's drastic slimdown, she's signing up to the JENNY CRAIG Diet. The...

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Destiny's Child Make It A Double At Soul Train Awards

8th September 2005

DESTINY'S CHILD wrapped up their career in Pasadena, California last night (07SEP05) by picking up two honours at the 2005 Soul Train Awards. The trio, who will play their final concerts later this month...

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Vandross Tribute Cd

12th August 2005

The biggest stars of R+B and pop have recorded a tribute album for tragic soul star LUTHER VANDROSS. ARETHA FRANKLIN, SIR ELTON JOHN, CELINE DION, BABYFACE, ALICIA KEYS, USHER, BEYONCE KNOWLES, WYCLEF JEAN and...

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Franklin's Son In Legal Trouble

28th July 2005

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD is in trouble with the law again after allegedly stealing a bicycle. The 47-year-old faces a year in prison if he's found guilty of taking the bike from...

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Labelle Battle Voice Problems On New Album

10th July 2005

Soul legend PATTI LaBELLE is convinced God is behind her new duets album CLASSIC MOMENTS because she didn't have a voice during the project. The singer was told to postpone recording sessions until her...

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Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

9th July 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

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Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

8th July 2005

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

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Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

29th June 2005

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is recording new versions of her favourite tunes by the likes of ARETHA...

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Franklin Cancels Gig For 'Day Off'

9th June 2005

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her North Carolina concert on Wednesday (15JUN05) - because she "wants the day off". The music veteran, 63, was scheduled to perform at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in...

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Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

14th April 2005

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

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Mariah Looks Out For Royalties From Copycat Singers

11th April 2005

MARIAH CAREY claims she hears so many singers repeating her style on radio today, she now believes she deserves getting royalty payments for it. The IT'S LIKE THAT singer, 35, has noticed that much...

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Carey Defends Her Diva Reputation

7th April 2005

R+B beauty MARIAH CAREY has defended her status as a diva by insisting the term is only applied to talented women like soul legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and DIANA ROSS. Allegations of the GLITTER star's...

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Franklin And Crystal In Talks For Hairspray Remake

8th March 2005

ARETHA FRANKLIN and BILLY CRYSTAL are in negotiations to join the cast of the HAIRSPRAY remake. Franklin is keen to play record shop owner MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE in the colourful movie musical, while Crystal is...

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Gabriel + Aretha Join Forces To Sing Sharon's Song

14th February 2005

PETER GABRIEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN and LINDSAY LOHAN are joining forces for yet another tsunami relief benefit record, which is being co-produced by SHARON STONE. The movie star has co-written the single, COME...

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Aretha Makes American Idol Winner Nervous

22nd November 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been attempting to speak with AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO - but the newcomer is too nervous to take her call. Barrino, who became the TV contest's third winner...

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Stone: 'I Can't Sing'

5th November 2004

Soul sensation JOSS STONE hates being compared to legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and ETTA JAMES because she fears that her voice is weak in comparison. The YOU HAD ME singer, 17, admires stars who perform...

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Smokey Robinson Renames Joss Stone

1st November 2004

Soul veteran SMOKEY ROBINSON is so impressed with British singer JOSS STONE's talents, he now dubs her "ARETHA JOPLIN". Stone, 17, teamed up with Robinson to perform I SECOND THAT EMOTION at record label...

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Fantasia Lines Up Big Names For Album

27th October 2004

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA has been given a career boost on her debut album thanks to MISSY ELLIOT, JERMAINE DUPRI, RODNEY JERKINS and R KELLY. In a first for an Idol winner, Fantasia has...

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Franklin Tours After Enjoying Ease Of Road Travel

10th September 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN decided to embark on her first tour in 21 years, after discovering she could travel around America without having to fly. The THINK singer has an immense fear of flying,...

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Aretha Franklin An Outkast Fan

9th September 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN credits OUTKAST with giving her a new liking for hip-hop. The RESPECT singer admits she shies away from most rap, because she doesn't appreciate the lyrics, but she enjoys listening...

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Phil Collins Clams Music Magazines' Lacking Diversity

24th August 2004

British rocker PHIL COLLINS has shunned reading the majority of music magazines on today's market, because he finds they lack diversity. The TWO HEARTS singer believes the market has become far too fragmented over...

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Aretha Plans Duets Album

23rd August 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is using her new record label to sign up her favourite artists for a duets album. The singer and BMG chairman CLIVE DAVIS are teaming up to record soul classics...

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Aretha Franklin Sets Up Label

17th August 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has set up her own record label, more than 45 years into her recording career. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER singer has lined up at least two financiers to back...

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Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

6th August 2004

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

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Combs' Acting Impresses Franklin

2nd July 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was dumbfounded backstage at his Broadway, New York show A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Wednesday (30JUN04) when soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN personally praised his performance. The hip-hop...

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Franklin Switches Off Air Con In Bid To Protect Voice

1st July 2004

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has offended fans by turning off air conditioning at B.B. KING'S nightspot in New York - to protect her golden throat. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER star forced her sell-out...

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Did Aretha Lip-sync National Anthem?

21st June 2004

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN is at the centre of a musical scandal after a disgusted technician insisted she lip-synced the American national anthem at a basketball game. The legend performed the anthem before the...

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George Michael Planning More Duets

15th June 2004

British singer GEORGE MICHAEL is set to duet with a range of "really great" stars for a new album - but he's keeping their names under wraps for fear of "jinxing" the plans....

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Beatles Top New Immortals Poll

25th March 2004

Legendary stars THE BEATLES and BOB DYLAN have unsurprisingly topped a new ROLLING STONE poll of immortal music artists. Respected musicians BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JACKSON BROWNE, U2's THE EDGE and CHUCK D were...

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