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Usher Dominates Billboard Music Awards

R+B star USHER dominated the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS in Las Vegas last night (08DEC04) winning 11 trophies, including Artist of the Year. USHER's fellow R+B singer ALICIA KEYS walked off with seven...

Wonder Slams Eminem

Soul veteran STEVIE WONDER has hit out at EMINEM for ridiculing MICHAEL JACKSON in a music video, accusing the rapper of being "hypocritical". The SUPERSTITION singer believes Eminem owes his success to poor, black...

Diddy Wants To Get Some Sleep

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is looking forward to treating himself for his 35th birthday today (04NOV04) - by catching up on his sleep. Later on tonight, the rap mogul will host a lavish party,...

Bon Jovi To Be Honoured

Rockers BON JOVI will be honoured at the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS with the 31st Award of Merit. Legendary artists such as STEVIE WONDER, JAMES BROWN, PRINCE, ELVIS PRESLEY and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY are previous...

Wonder Urges African-americans To Vote

STEVIE WONDER is starring in a new TV advertisement urging his fellow American-Americans to head to the polling booths and vote at today's (02NOV04) American presidential election. The soul veteran is impressing the importance...

Stewart's Album Tops American Chart

British rock legend ROD STEWART latest album has topped the American charts for the first time in 25 years. The singer's STARDUST...THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: VOLUME III - including duets of WHAT A...

Wonder To Get Billboard Honour

Soul veteran STEVIE WONDER has been selected as this year's (04) recipient of BILLBOARD magazine's Century Award. The music publication's highest honour will be presented at the 8 December (04) ceremony, which will be...

Wonder Wants To Record With Keys

Veteran soul singer STEVIE WONDER has become such firm pals with ALICIA KEYS he now plans to record with her. The piano-playing pair performed together at August's (04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS and Wonder...

Ray's Kids Upset By Tribute Concert Snub

RAY CHARLES' 12 children have blasted the organisers of an upcoming tribute concert - for not inviting them to perform. MARY J BLIGE, SIR ELTON JOHN, NORAH JONES and STEVIE WONDER are among the...

Brinkley Makes It To Joel's Wedding

Former model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY gave ex-husband BILLY JOEL a wedding day boost on Saturday (02OCT04) by attending his nuptials to 23-year-old KATIE LEE. Brinkley initially issued a statement suggesting she wouldn't be attending the...

Joel Runs Out Of Wedding Cash

BILLY JOEL's new bride KATIE LEE had to pay half of the couple's $40 (GBP22.20) marriage license last week (ends01OCT04), because the rocker didn't have enough cash during a visit to Oyster Bay Town Hall,...

Stevie Wonder Sued By Sacked Whistle-blower Dj

A DJ fired from STEVIE WONDER's Los Angeles radio station is suing the blind soul great, claiming he was fired for speaking out about the network's must-play-Stevie music policy. FRANKIE ROSS alleges he was...

Rod Gets Out The Great American Songbook Again

ROD STEWART has recorded another installment of his hit THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK series after signing up ERIC CLAPTON, STEVIE WONDER and DOLLY PARTON to perform standards with him. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on...

Concert Tribute For Ray Charles

Late soul man RAY CHARLES is set for yet more tributes at a special concert to be staged in Los Angeles. The legendary blind singer/songwriter, who died in June (04), will be honoured at...

Sinatra, Bowie And Dylan Top New Gq Style List

Music legends FRANK SINATRA, DAVID BOWIE and BOB DYLAN have topped a new list of stylist musicians. The well-dressed trio join idols like JIMI HENDRIX, JIM MORRISON, MARVIN GAYE and ELVIS PRESLEY on the...

Cosby Leads Fundraising Drive For Ray Charles Centre

Comedian BILL COSBY is leading efforts to raise funds for a new performing arts centre, to be named after soul legend RAY CHARLES. The gala will take place on 29 September (04) at Los...

Gaye's Album Tops Poll

MARVIN GAYE's classic WHAT'S GOING ON has beaten records by MICHAEL JACKSON and STEVIE WONDER to be voted the best black album of all time. The SEXUAL HEALING singer's 1971 disc topped the chart...

Willie Nelson Jokes About Charles' Chess Skills At Funeral

WILLIE NELSON and RAY CHARLES' longtime manager JOE ADAMS gave mourners something to laugh about at the crooner's funeral in Los Angeles on Friday (18JUN04) with a chess anecdote. The country legend performed a...

Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

Stevie Drives Blind On Tv

Blind soul man STEVIE WONDER thrilled pal OPRAH WINFREY when he agreed to take his Rolls Royce for a spin on her show. The ISN'T SHE LOVELY singer, 53, drove two blind pals around...

Ray Charles Fans Get A Last Look At Their Idol

Fans of RAY CHARLES were treated to their hero's "final performance" in Los Angeles yesterday (17JUN04), after the soul great's family agreed to put his body on show to the public. Charles' devotees queued...

Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

Stars Line-up To Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

MICHAEL JACKSON and STEVIE WONDER have both paid tribute to jazz music legend RAY CHARLES, who died yesterday (10JUN04). Charles, who was 73, passed away at his Beverly Hills home from complications caused by...

Jay-z And Rick James To Be Honoured By Ascap

JAY-Z and RICK JAMES are set to receive honours from the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS (ASCAP) in a ceremony next month (JUN04). The pair will be presented with their awards at...

Wonder To Make First Album In Nine Years

Legendary soul star STEVIE WONDER has announced plans to release his first new studio album in nine years. A TIME 2 LOVE is scheduled to hit store shelves on 8 June (04) on his...

Jc Sticks Up For 'Spectacular' Britney

Former 'N SYNC hunk JC CHASEZ has attacked criticism of tour-mate BRITNEY SPEARS' miming at gigs - insisting her fans don't go to her concerts to see her sing. Britney was slammed by fans...

Wonder Awarded Top Music Award

Music great STEVIE WONDER has been selected to receive the JOHNNY MERCER AWARD in recognition of his impressive career. The SUPERSTITION star, 53, will be presented with the gong from THE NATIONAL ACADEMY...

Wonder Writes For Blue

Legendary soul singer STEVIE WONDER was so impressed with BLUE's version of his 1970 hit SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I'M YOURS, he's penning a new song for their upcoming album. Wonder's decision has thrilled the...

We Built This City Is Worst Song

STARSHIP's 1985 mega hit WE BUILT THIS CITY has been named the Worst Song Ever in a new MAXIM BLENDER poll. The international number one beat BILLY RAY CYRUS' ACHY BREAKY HEART and WANG...

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