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Dupri: 'I Left Virgin'


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Hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri has confirmed reports he has left Virgin Records, but insists he made the decision to leave
Fox News columnist Roger Friedman claimed Dupri had been 'forced out' of his position as Head of Urban Music at the label after disappointing sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson's latest album 20 YO
However, Dupri says, "Since there are so many rumours running rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight
"I was not forced out of the company, I made a decision that it was in my best interest to leave "
Dupri was partially credited with relaunching Mariah Carey's comeback with her The Emancipation Of Mimi album last year (05), and also produced Usher's best-selling disc CONFESSIONS

Dupri 'Forced Out' Of Virgin


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Hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri has reportedly been forced out of his job at Virgin Records after disappointing sales of his girlfriend Janet Jackson's comeback album.
Dupri, who was head of urban music at the record company, was partially credited with relaunching Mariah Carey's career with monster hit The Emancipation Of Mimi, but his work on Jackson's 20 YO has only shifted 500,000 copies three weeks into its release.
According to Fox News' Roger Friedman, the CD also dropped an astonishing 77 per cent in sales in its second week, prompting Dupri to quit the company under pressure from management late last week (ends22OCT06).

Carey, Peas, Peppers And Nickelback Top Ama Nominations


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Mariah Carey, THE Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback lead this year's (06) American Music Awards nominations with three nods apiece.
Carey is up for Favourite Female Pop/Rock Artist and Soul/R+B Artist as well as Favourite Soul/R+B Album for The Emancipation Of Mimi, while Canadians Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers will face off for the Favourite Band, Duo or Group and Favourite Pop/Rock Album honours.
Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood netted two nominations, alongside Mary J Blige, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, THE Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Kanye West.
The winners will be announced at the 34th annual AMAs in Los Angeles on 21 November (06).
The full list of nominations is:
POP/ROCK
Favourite Male Artist:
Nick Lachey
Sean Paul
KANYE WEST
Favourite Female Artist:
MARIAH CAREY
KELLY CLARKSON
Nelly Furtado
Favourite Band, Duo Or Group:
NICKELBACK
THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Favourite Album:
ALL THE RIGHT REASONS - NICKELBACK
STADIUM ARCADIUM - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - VARIOUS
COUNTRY
Favourite Male Artist:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Keith Urban
Favourite Female Artist:
Faith Hill
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Gretchen Wilson
Favourite Band, Duo Or Group:
BROOKS + DUNN
Montgomery Gentry
RASCAL FLATTS
Favourite Album:
LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH - JOHNNY CASH
GREATEST HITS, VOL 2 - TIM MCGRAW
Me + MY GANG - RASCAL FLATTS
SOUL/R+B
Favourite Male Artist:
Chris Brown
JAMIE FOXX
NE-YO
Favourite Female Artist:
MARY J BLIGE
MARIAH CAREY
Keyshia Cole
Favourite Band, Duo Or Group:
THE BLACK EYED PEAS
The Isley Brothers
Jagged Edge
Favourite Album
THE BREAKTHROUGH - MARY J BLIGE
THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI - MARIAH CAREY
UNPREDICTABLE - JAMIE FOXX
RAP/HIP-HOP
Favourite Male Artist:
EMINEM
T.I.
KANYE WEST
Favourite Band, Duo Or Group:
THE BLACK EYED PEAS
Dem Franchize Boyz
Three 6 Mafia
Favourite Album:
MONKEY BUSINESS - THE BLACK EYED PEAS
CURTAIN CALL - EMINEM
KING - T.I.
ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Favourite Artist:
Michael Buble
KELLY CLARKSON
Rob Thomas
ALTERNATIVE
Favourite Artist:
NICKELBACK
Pearl Jam
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
LATIN
Favourite Artist:
DADDY YANKEE
Don Omar
Shakira
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favourite Artist:
ALY + AJ
CASTING CROWNS
Kirk Franklin
Favourite New Breakthrough Artist:
Chamillionaire
THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS
CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

Carey Has Beaten Her Demons


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Mariah Carey knows she has overcome her mental problems because she is able to talk freely about her experiences in therapy. The BUTTERFLY singer was hospitalised in 2001 suffering from extreme exhaustion following a gruelling touring and recording schedule. But Carey is delighted her The Emancipation Of Mimi album, which set both awards ceremonies and the charts alight, has silenced those who questioned her sanity. She says, "People have been going to therapy since whatever, since the beginning of time. I think being able to say I've gone to therapy is something an enlightened person would say, not someone in denial."

Carey Loves Her New Boots


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Mariah Carey is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her comeback album The Emancipation Of Mimi with a special pair of boots. The pop superstar was given a brand new pair of Louis Vuitton boots after she filmed the video for new song Say Somethin' in the fashion house's Paris, France store. The boots are a one-of-a-kind pair that won't actually hit stores until this summer (06). Carey boasts, "These are my 'I'm-the-only-one-who-has-them-so-I'm-gonna-rock-'em' boots."

Martin Sings Ode To Carey's Breasts


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COLDPLAY star Chris Martin caused a stir by singing a tribute to Mariah Carey's breasts to a stunned American audience. The CLOCKS rocker was being questioned by US journalists as to whether curvy Carey was a threat, as her album The Emancipation Of Mimi was the best-selling album of last year (05). He responded to one reporter, who asked if the singer was "on his tail", by quipping, "She's not, but one of her boobs is," before singing: "Mariah Carey's boobs are so nice, and she don't mess around / If she had been aboard the Titanic there's no way that ship would have gone down."

Carey To Make Big Screen Comeback


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After a triumphant musical comeback, Mariah Carey has once again set her sights on the big screen and is set to appear in independent drama TENNESSEE.

The DON'T FORGET ABOUT US singer starred in the widely panned 2001 movie GLITTER, and appeared with actress Mira Sorvino in WISEGIRLS in 2002.

In Tennessee, Carey will play a waitress who sets off with two brothers to find their estranged father in order to save their younger brother, who has leukaemia.

Continue reading: Carey To Make Big Screen Comeback

Keys Triumphs At Naacp Awards


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ALICIA KEYS scooped three honours at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) annual Image Awards yesterday (25FEB06).

The FALLIN' hitmaker put comeback queen Mariah Carey in the shade, after being named Best Female Artist, as well as earning Outstanding Song and Outstanding Video awards for UNBREAKABLE. Carey's The Emancipation Of Mimi was feted as the Best Album.

Oscar-nominated film CRASH won the top movie award, while Terrence Howard was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in the racial drama. Howard also won Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series for Lackawanna Blues.

Continue reading: Keys Triumphs At Naacp Awards

Thief Steals Carey's Gold Record


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Mariah Carey was left devastated last week (01DEC05) when a thief stole a gold record from her dressing room just moments after it was presented to her.

The American singer was in Munich, Germany to collect a Bambi award to celebrate her status as the world's most successful pop star.

At the ceremony, Carey was also presented with a gold record to mark the 100,000 copies of her latest album The Emancipation Of Mimi to be sold in Germany.

Continue reading: Thief Steals Carey's Gold Record

Carey Packs Times Square With Early Morning Show


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Mariah Carey attracted the largest crowd to Times Square since 31 December (04) this morning (12APR05), when she performed a live concert at the New York City landmark.

The sexy singer launched her new album The Emancipation Of Mimi with a special party for thousands of fans at the bustling "crossroads of the world".

She was joined by rap mogul Jermaine Dupri as they performed their runaway hit IT'S LIKE THAT, before showcasing her new track WE BELONG TOGETHER and then dancing with a full choir as she sang her 1991 track MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Continue reading: Carey Packs Times Square With Early Morning Show

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