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Richard Ashcroft's Unknowing Band

30th April 2010

Richard Ashcroft's new band didn't know who we was until an hour before he met them.The former Verve frontman is launching a new hip-hop influenced project, United Nations Of Sound, and admits the musicians he...

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Jay-z's Caribbean Birthday

8th December 2009

Jay-Z refused to spare any expense for his 40th birthday celebrations.The rapper and wife Beyonce Knowles flew their closest friends - including Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Kate Hudson and Ne-Yo...

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Lady Gaga Against Talent Shows

13th September 2009

Lady Gaga hates TV talent shows.The 'Poker Face' singer has no interest in being a judge on 'American Idol', insisting she would find it difficult to criticise someone else's talent.She said: "I did appear on...

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Chris Brown Rules Out Jackson Tribute

9th September 2009

Chris Brown has denied reports he will perform at the Michael Jackson tribute show.The 'Run It' singer - who is currently on probation for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year - had been named by...

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Beyonce And U2 To Play At Obama Inauguration Party

13th January 2009

Beyonce, U2 and Stevie Wonder are among the stars signed up to perform at US president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration party.Bruce Springsteen, Usher and Mary J Blige are also confirmed for the event due to take...

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Stars Stand Up To Cancer

6th September 2008

US stars who have battled cancer including actors Christina Applegate and Patrick Swayze have taken part in a charity telethon.The hour-long Stand Up to Cancer event was broadcast simultaneously on three networks and starred more...

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Exhausted Blige Scraps Australian Tour

7th June 2008

MARY J BLIGE has cancelled what was to be her first Australasian tour, citing exhaustion. The weary R+B star, who is currently performing dates in Britain, will not be making the trip to Australia this...

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Green To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

16th May 2008

Soul singer AL GREEN is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) Hip-Hop Awards.The US star will pick up the gong when the awards ceremony takes place on June...

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Lifetime Achievement Prize For Singer Al Green

16th May 2008

Soul legend Al Green is to receive a lifetime achievement prize at an award ceremony honouring black artists.The Let's Stay Together star is to given the honour at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) awards in...

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Artists Emerge For Second Series Of Live From Abbey Road

25th April 2008

JAMES BLUNT, MARY J BLIGE, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and PANIC AT THE DISCIO will be among the first handful of performers that are confirmed for new episodes of the television show Live From Abbey...

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Jack Johnson Tops Us Album Chart For Third Week Running

28th February 2008

Jack Johnson has held on to the number one spot in the US album chart for the third week in a row.Sleep Through The Static, the Hawaiian singer-songwriter's fourth studio album, shipped 105,000 copies to...

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Oasis Noel Snubbed At Sir Elton's Party

26th February 2008

He may have sold 50 million albums and had eight UK number ones, but NOEL GALLAGHER found himself off the A-list earlier this week when he was turned away from SIR ELTON JOHN's post-Oscars party....

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Five Grammys For Winehouse

11th February 2008

Amy Winehouse has scooped five prizes at the Grammy awards despite being unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.The Back to Black star was named best new artist while also claiming the record of the...

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'Rihanna Nearly Missed Out On Umbrella'

8th February 2008

R'n'B sensation RIHANNA nearly missed out on the opportunity to record her summer smash hit UMBRELLA as it was originally intended for MARY J BLIGE or BRITNEY SPEARS.TRICKY STEWART, the producer behind the track, revealed...

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Juno Soundtrack Tops Billboard Hot 100

31st January 2008

The soundtrack to Oscar-nominated movie Juno has soared to the top of the US Billboard album chart.Featuring the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, the Kinks and Sonic Youth, the album's sale received a...

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Alicia Unseats Radiohead

17th January 2008

Alicia Keys has knocked Radiohead off the top of the US Billboard charts after the Oxford band debuted at number one.With 70,000 units shifted according to Nielsen Soundscan, Keys' As I Am returned to the...

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Joan Orders Bb Red Carpet Task

16th January 2008

The Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack housemates were ordered to hit the red carpet yesterday as new hijacker Joan Rivers took the reins.The US comedienne and TV presenter had initially scared the housemates by ordering them...

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Radiohead Top Us Charts

10th January 2008

Radiohead have raced to the top of the US album charts with their seventh album In Rainbows, knocking R 'n' B singer Mary J Blige off the number one spot.With 122,000 units sold after its...

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Notorious Big Trial Delayed

21st December 2007

The family of the late rapper NOTORIOUS BIG was disappointed the other day as a judge dismissed its second wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles.The presiding judge, Florence-Marie Cooper, ruled that the...

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50 Cent To Release Curtis

25th April 2007

US rapper 50 Cent will be releasing his third album Curtis on June 25th, marking the return of Eminem's favourite protege.50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has achieved great success since emerging onto the US...

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The Things They Say 4508

20th April 2007

"Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Song of the year? I can name a lot of songs that are better then my songs." KELLY CLARKSON was stunned when she learned she'd be sharing the...

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Full Circle For Jennifer Hudson

11th March 2007

Former American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson was delighted to be receiving an award on the same stage where she competed on the show that made her a star.Hudson, 25, broke through into the limelight for...

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Blige + Furtado Play Mtv Agony Aunts In New Health Show

23rd February 2007

MARY J BLIGE and NELLY FURTADO have teamed up with MTV to present a series of new health shows. The music stars will talk candidly about their own physical and mental health battles as part...

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Number One Hat-trick For Timberlake

23rd February 2007

Justin Timberlake has continued his recent run of success with a third straight number one single from his album FutureSex/LoveSounds.His latest release, What Goes AroundComes Around, is at the top of the Billboard chart, following...

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Lopez To Appear On American Idol

22nd February 2007

JENNIFER LOPEZ is the latest star to sign on to appear on US hit reality competition AMERICAN IDOL. The WAITING FOR TONIGHT singer is following in the footsteps of PRINCE and MARY J BLIGE and...

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Sovereign Slams 'Fake' Bailey Rae

20th February 2007

British rapper LADY SOVEREIGN has accused Grammy-nominated singer CORINNE BAILEY RAE of being a "fake" - insisting her sugary sweet songs are "c**p". Sovereign - real name LOUISE HARMAN - briefly met the PUT YOUR...

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Brits Snubbed At Grammys

13th February 2007

Brit Award nominee JAMES BLUNT turned the other cheek as the US music industry decided to overlook the poshest man in pop at the Grammys.British stars were snubbed in the American music awards in favour...

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Blige Cleans Up Now She's A Grammy Winner

12th February 2007

R+B superstar MARY J BLIGE is planning to clean up her act now she's a multiple Grammy Award winner. The God-fearing FAMILY AFFAIR singer insists fans will never see her dressing down again, and there...

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Dixie Chicks Triumph At Grammys

12th February 2007

Outspoken country music group the Dixie Chicks were the big winners at last night's Grammy awards, taking home five accolades.The girls previously raised eyebrows when singer Natalie Maines said that she was ashamed to come...

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The Things They Say 4017

12th February 2007

"This is the first time I've been up here to receive anything, and I thank you so much." MARY J BLIGE was overcome as she picked up her first Grammy Award for Best R+B Album...

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