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Wonder Blames Rich Nations For African Poverty

8th November 2005

Soul star STEVIE WONDER has slammed the world's developed countries for taking everything from poverty stricken Africa and giving nothing back. The SUPERSTITION hitmaker also condemns terrorism and war, and the people who perpetuate...

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Wonder's Ambitious Plans

8th November 2005

Motown legend STEVIE WONDER is planning to broaden his horizons in 2006 by exploring new musical genres and acting in a movie. The SUPERSTITION singer, who released his first album in a decade this...

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Wonder Still Eluded By Sight

8th November 2005

LATEST: Soul supremo STEVIE WONDER has confirmed claims micro chip technology may one day restore his sight, but insists it is still far in the future. The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker has visited a...

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Wonder Hails Jay-z And Beyonce

8th November 2005

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER has hailed BEYONCE KNOWLES and JAY-Z as the most talented couple in the music industry. The SUPERSTITION hitmaker was blown away by their collaboration CRAZY IN LOVE - and thinks...

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Will.i.am On The Hunt For Sade

5th November 2005

BLACK EYED PEAS star and super producer WILL.I.AM is hunting down smooth British singer SADE, as she's the only hero or heroine he hasn't worked with. The MY HUMPS hitmaker is busy putting the...

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Wonder Wants More Grammys

4th November 2005

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER is still hungry for success and is desperate to add to his haul of 22 Grammy Awards. The blind singer now wants to overtake late composer HENRY MANCINI's impressive record...

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Ashlee Simpson Debuts At Number One

26th October 2005

ASHLEE SIMPSON has stormed to the top of the US album charts, beating crooner ROD STEWART to number one. The punk pop singer's new album I AM ME sold 220,000 in its opening week...

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Faith's Early Christmas Gift

12th October 2005

Rap queen FAITH EVANS is getting festive early - she has recorded a Christmas album. The widow of rap superstar NOTORIOUS BIG will release holiday album A FAITHFUL CHRISTMAS at the end of this...

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Stevie Wonder To Get His Sight?

5th October 2005

Blind soul legend STEVIE WONDER could get his sight back - thanks to new microchip technology. The 55-year-old singer has been blind since infancy, but is in negotiations to become a guinea-pig for pioneering...

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Mccartney And Wonder To Reunite

30th September 2005

Former THE BEATLES star SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is collaborating with Motown legend STEVIE WONDER more than 20 years after their hit single EBONY AND IVORY stormed the charts. The talented duo's latest project, A...

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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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Simmons Gets Behind Another Katrina Telethon

8th September 2005

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is the brains behind a hip-hop telethon planned for Friday night (09SEP05) to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The DEF JAM co-founder has persuaded JAY-Z to come out of...

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West Predicts His New Album Will Be A Classic

22nd August 2005

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST predicts his upcoming album LATE REGISTRATION will be a classic, competing with the works of STEVIE WONDER and PRINCE. The confident ALL FALLS DOWN rapper, 27, releases the follow-up to...

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Dr Moog Dies

22nd August 2005

Synthesiser pioneer DR ROBERT MOOG has died from brain cancer aged 71 at his North Carolina home. The musical inventor shot to fame when WALTER CARLOS used the Moog synthesiser on his...

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Hill And Legend Reunite

18th August 2005

FUGEES star LAURYN HILL is reuniting with soul singer JOHN LEGEND for the first time in seven years, to record duets for both their forthcoming solo albums. The duo first sang together on Hill's...

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Reeves To Honour Motown Legends

11th August 2005

Motown legend MARTHA REEVES is determined to pepper downtown Detroit with statues of Motown greats if she attains a place on the Michigan city's council. The HEATWAVE songbird, 64, insists the figurines will boost...

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Sedaka: 'I Inspired The Greats'

10th August 2005

American crooner NEIL SEDAKA was thrilled to have been praised by BOB DYLAN in his autobiography CHRONICLES VOLUME ONE (04), but he insists the poetic icon is simply one of many stars who have hailed...

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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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P Diddy 'Sorry' For Live 8 No-show

4th July 2005

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has apologised for failing to turn up to his scheduled performance at the Philadelphia Live 8 concert - but hasn't given a reason for his absence. The rapper...

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Pink Floyd Top Contactmusic.com Live 8 Poll

4th July 2005

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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Will Smith Accepts Controversial Live 8 Gifts

3rd July 2005

WILL SMITH has sparked controversy by accepting a $12,749 (GBP7,000) goody bag for appearing at yesterday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. The Hollywood actor, STEVIE WONDER and BON JOVI enjoyed a backstage...

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Wonder Determined To Work With Legend

30th June 2005

STEVIE WONDER was so impressed with JOHN LEGEND when the duo performed together for the first time at the BET Awards on Tuesday (28JUN05) he wants to record with the soulful newcomer. The soul...

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The Game Introduces His Son At Bet Awards

29th June 2005

Rapper THE GAME gave his young son a treat at the BET Awards in Hollywood last night (28JUN05) when he brought him onstage during a duet with MARY J BLIGE. The Los Angeles tough...

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Live 8 Becomes 10 As Pet Shop Boys Head For Moscow

28th June 2005

The organiser's of this weekend's (02JUL05) Live 8 global concerts have added another show to the impressive line-up in Moscow, Russia. The PET SHOP BOYS will headline this concert - the 10th Live 8...

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Diddy Drops The 'Bling' For Live 8

28th June 2005

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS will be leaving his 'bling' jewellery at home when he performs at Saturday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert - because he believes it would be inappropriate to flash the expensive...

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Timberlake Is A Real Coup For Live 8

26th June 2005

Pop heart-throb JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has given LIVE 8 a huge boost by agreeing to top the bill at the American concert in Philadelphia next Saturday (02JUL05). The R+B star will now lead a stellar...

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Stevie Wonder Pays For Children's Funerals

17th June 2005

Soul veteran STEVIE WONDER is paying for the funerals of five Philadelphia children who recently died in a house fire. The 55-year-old musician was so heartbroken after hearing about the 12 June (05) blaze,...

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Wonder Pretends To See

15th June 2005

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER has been fooling fellow musicians while on tour, by complimenting their outfits despite the fact he's blind. The FOR YOUR LOVE star has sparked speculation he is not really blind...

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Wonder's Baby Named By Mandela

9th June 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER's newborn son was named by his close pal, former South African President NELSON MANDELA. The soul great and wife KAREN 'KAI' MILLARD MORRIS welcomed their second child MANDLA KADJALY CARL STEVLAND...

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