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Fascinating Fact 1921

9th August 2006

Model-turned-R+B sensation CASSIE has a tattoo tribute to STEVIE WONDER on her butt - the words 'Made From Love' from his ISN'T SHE LOVELY hit.

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Blair And Snoop Hang Out

2nd August 2006

British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR has made an unlikely pal in rapper SNOOP DOGG - and the pair spent Monday night (31JUL06) chatting at glitzy Hollywood nightspot Skybar. Blair joined the DROP IT LIKE IT'S...

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Franklin Honoured

1st August 2006

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

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Wonder To Be Honoured At Freedom Awards

27th July 2006

Veteran soul star STEVIE WONDER will be honoured at the National Civil Rights Museum's 2006 Freedom Awards in October (06). The SUPERSTITION singer will receive the museum's Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his "valiant"...

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Bennett To Celebrate 80th Birthday With Tv Bash

28th June 2006

US network NBC will salute singing legend TONY BENNETT with an 80th birthday bash this autumn (06). TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, will be produced and directed by CHICAGO's Academy Award-winning director ROB MARSHALL. The...

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Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

21st June 2006

Live 8 is over and now it's all down to the politicians to make decisions that could change the world at the G8 Summit later this week (begs06JUL05), but didn't the rockers, rappers and pop...

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Snoop Turns New Album Into A Movie

19th June 2006

SNOOP DOGG is set to turn his next album into an animated affair - by turning it into a cartoon movie. The rapper will reteam with PHARRELL WILLIAMS and top names like STEVIE WONDER, BLACK...

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Bennett To Celebrate 80th Birthday With Duets Album

14th June 2006

TONY BENNETT is to follow his mentor FRANK SINATRA's example and celebrate his 80th birthday with an album of duets. The legendary crooner will team up with the likes of STING, BONO, SIR ELTON JOHN,...

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Wonder Signs On For Detroit Riots Anniversary Show

12th June 2006

Soul great STEVIE WONDER will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Detroit, Michigan riots next year (07) when he performs at the city's Ford Field stadium. The concert will be one of the highlights of...

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Ll Cool J To Be Honoured By Ascap

5th June 2006

Rapper LL COOL J will be honoured by The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP) at the 19th Annual Rhythm + Soul Music Awards on 26 June (06). The RADIO star will be...

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Jackson Celebrates 40th Birthday

18th May 2006

Pop star JANET JACKSON celebrated her 40th birthday with celebrity friends at Hollywood hotspot Shag on Tuesday night (16MAY06). Among the guests were Jackson's boyfriend JERMAINE DUPRI, rapper BUSTA RHYMES and PARIS and NICKY HILTON....

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Annie Lennox Wins New Accolade

7th May 2006

Pop star ANNIE LENNOX will be honoured for her contribution to music by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The former EURYTHMICS star will be presented with the Founder Award. Former winners...

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Dylan's Radio Show Turns Out Sunny

4th May 2006

Rock veteran BOB DYLAN's first stint as a radio DJ has proved an instant hit with the station's listeners. The reclusive rocker yesterday (03MAY06) aired an hour-long show on American satellite service XM and related...

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Dupri: 'I Feel Like Anakin Skywalker'

29th April 2006

Hip-hop and R+B mogul JERMAINE DUPRI has dubbed himself ANAKIN because he feels he's being disrespected by his music industry elders. The producer and rapper admits he empathises with the STAR WARS hero-turned-villain, who becomes...

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Pitt And Sandler Slam Vanity Fair Piece

28th April 2006

LATEST: Actors BRAD PITT and ADAM SANDLER are slamming VANITY FAIR magazine's expose on Hollywood detective ANTHONY PELLICANO, insisting allegations of their involvement in the scandal are untrue. The actors, along with Paramount studio head...

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Jackson Linked With Pellicano Case

28th April 2006

MICHAEL JACKSON hired jailed private investigation ANTHONY PELLICANO during his child abuse case, according to Vanity Fair magazine. Pellicano is currently awaiting trial on charges he illegally wiretapped the phones of a number of stars...

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Songwriters Honoured By Hall Of Fame

11th April 2006

THOM BELL, MAC DAVIS, WILL JENNINGS, SYLVIA MOY and HENRY COSBY are the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The group will be honoured at a ceremony on 15 June (06) in New...

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Dupri Lashes Out At Los Angeles Police

31st March 2006

Record producer JERMAINE DUPRI is furious with the Los Angeles Police Department for ruining the Grammy party he hosted with MARIAH CAREY last month (FEB06). Dupri, who helped engineer Carey's comeback, claims she was not...

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Foxx's Pal Addresses Tv Special Controversy

28th March 2006

JAMIE FOXX is laughing off reports TV bosses refused to promote his recent concert special after hearing he'd banned white performers from the show. A hoax email was sent to media outlets just before the...

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Stewart Gives Idol Advice

27th March 2006

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART will give wannabe singers advice in an upcoming episode of hit TV show AMERICAN IDOL. Following in the footsteps of recent Idol guests STEVIE WONDER and BARRY MANILOW, the MAGGIE MAY...

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Rhymes Returning With Big Names

22nd March 2006

BUSTA RHYMES is planning a major comeback after three years away from the charts thanks to famous pals - dead and alive. The hip-hop star's new album, THE BIG BANG, not only features top producers...

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Wonder Helps Idol Wannabes

15th March 2006

Soul superstar STEVIE WONDER gave the latest AMERICAN IDOL wannabes some helpful hints on this week's (14MAR06) show when they tackled his classics, including SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED and LATELY. The blind singer joined the pop...

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Carey, Legend And Foxx Cap An Amazing Year With Soul Train Honours

5th March 2006

MARIAH CAREY's comeback is complete after the pop superstar picked up Best Album and Best Single honours at the Soul Train Music Awards on Saturday (04MAR06). Fellow triple-Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND also picked up...

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KeishaS A List Influences

3rd March 2006

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

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Brown Eyes Jackson Collaboration

15th February 2006

R+B star CHRIS BROWN is desperate to get idol MICHAEL JACKSON on side for a collaboration. The 16-year-old RUN IT! hitmaker, who also claims inspiration from soul legend STEVIE WONDER and USHER, already has...

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West's Big Plans

10th February 2006

Ambitious rapper KANYE WEST has big plans for 2006 and 2007, which include writing a TV show with Def Jam founder RICK RUBIN, working with STEVEN SPIELBERG and buying a European castle. The JESUS...

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The Things They Say 1250

9th February 2006

"Doesn't she look beautiful. Look at that. You look wonderful. Let me take my glasses off." Blind soul star STEVIE WONDER just knew his Grammy Awards date ALICIA KEYS looked good....

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Fascinating Fact 973

9th February 2006

Soul great STEVIE WONDER and ALICIA KEYS led the Grammy Awards audience in an a cappella rendition of his HIGHER GROUND hit at the beginning of last night's (08FEB06) prize giving ceremony as a tribute...

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Kanye Owes His Grammy Success To Poetry Teacher

9th February 2006

Rapper KANYE WEST had a secret weapon behind his 2005 chart hits - he took poetry lessons to hone his rapping skills. The usually cocksure JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three honours at...

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