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Esperanza Spalding Joins Forces With Stevie Wonder To Call For Guantanamo Bay Closure

21st November 2013

Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding has recruited Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte and Janelle Monae for her provocative new music video, in which she calls on U.S. government officials to shut down infamous detention camp Guantanamo Bay.The...

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Janelle Monae Discovered Her Superpowers On New Album

13th September 2013

Janelle Monae new album 'The Electric Lady' is about a ''superhero'' she has devised.The 'Tightrope' singer claims she had been inspired by ''strong'' women such as US First Lady Michelle Obama when recording the follow-up...

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Esperanza Spalding Sued Over Album Cover

18th February 2013

Jazz star Esperanza Spalding is facing legal action over the cover art for her latest album.The musician, who famously beat Justin Bieber to the Best New Artist Grammy at the 2011 awards show, has been...

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Herbie Hancock Leads All-star Jazz Line-up For Charity Gala

18th December 2012

Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock led an all-star line-up including Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at a charity benefit concert in New York on Thursday (13Dec12).The musicians were later joined by...

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Beyonce Steps Down From Clint Eastwood’S A Star Is Born

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2012

Beyonce’s role in the latest remake of A Star Is Born, directed by Clint Eastwood, is no more, due to scheduling issues, reports E! Online.“I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is...

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Hans Zimmer Releases All-star Oscars Album

29th February 2012

Film composer Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams have turned their Oscars night collaboration into a new classical album, featuring jazz singer Esperanza Spalding, Giorgio Moroder and Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman.Zimmer brought together a group of maestros...

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Esperanza Spalding 'Missed' Justin Bieber Grammy Backlash

3rd March 2011

Jazz star Esperanza Spalding escaped the backlash from overzealous Justin Bieber fans after she beat the teen to the Best New Artist Grammy Award - because the newcomer jetted off to Japan straight after her...

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The Things They Say 20569

1st March 2011

"I kinda wish Justin had won it because... it has nothing to do with jazz... what Justin Bieber has done, which I know the other singer hasn't done... is he's almost single-handedly kept the record...

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The Things They Say 20525

28th February 2011

"It was inspiring. My knees tremble in his wake as a musician. He taught me a lot about having complete vision and how to command a band. He moves his elbow, the band knows what...

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Esperanza Spalding Brushes Off Grammy Criticism

23rd February 2011

Jazz star ESPERANZA SPALDING has brushed off the harsh criticism she's received after beating JUSTIN BIEBER to the Best New Artist Grammy Award at this year's (11) ceremony, insisting she's not making music to be...

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Justin Bieber Wins Brit After Grammy Snub

16th February 2011

Justin Bieber won the Best International Breakthrough Act prize at the BRIT Awards last night (15.02.11).The 16-year-old singing sensation beat off competition from Bruno Mars and the cast of 'Glee' to take the accolade at...

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Lady Antebellum Dominate The Grammy Awards

14th February 2011

LADY ANTEBELLUM dominated last night's GRAMMY AWARDS in Los Angeles.LADY ANTEBELLUM, the American country group, cleaned up at last night's 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS (13th February 2011), scooping five awards.LADY ANTEBELLUM were winners in the categories...

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Justin Bieber Fans Launch Esperanza Spalding Tirade After Grammy Awards Upset

14th February 2011

JUSTIN BIEBER fans launched an online tirade against jazz performer ESPERANZA SPALDING after the 16-year-old pop sensation was beaten to the 'Best New Artist' award at last night's GRAMMY AWARDS.JUSTIN BIEBER was left disappointed at...

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