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10 Black Female Artists Who Shaped Pop Music

Black culture has without doubt had a monumental influence on the world of pop music since as far back as the 1920s. And while the likes of Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Marley and Michael...

Sam Smith: I'm Not James Bond Singer

Sam Smith is ''definitely not'' singing the Bond theme for 'Spectre'.The four-time Grammy Award winner was hotly tipped to be the next 007 hitmaker on the upcoming movie's title track but has flat out denied...

Paloma Faith Sings For Sir Tom Jones At Gig

Paloma Faith sang for Sir Tom Jones at an intimate gig in London last night (26.08.15).The 'Can't Rely On You' hitmaker impressed the 'Delilah' singer and thrilled competition winners at the MasterCard Priceless Moments evening...

Aretha Franklin To Sue Over Book

Aretha Franklin is planning to sue the writer of a new unauthorised biography.The 72-year-old singer is furious with David Ritz - who ghostwrote her 1999 autobiography 'From These Roots' - over his new tell-all tome...

Muscle Shoals? You Know, Home Of The World's Greatest Songs [Trailer + Pictures]

Located along the Tennessee River is Muscle Shoals - a small town in Alabama and an unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and interesting music. Under the influence of "the singing river"...

Alanis Morissette: "I'll Write Songs Until Im Dead"

Alanis Morissette will continue to write songs until she lays on her deathbed, reports The List. The singer has also described her depression when not writing new material. "I'll be writing records until I'm dead,...

Etta James' Drug Warning For Chaka Khan

Singer Chaka Khan vowed never to inject heroin after Etta James showed her the shocking track marks on her arms from years of shooting up.The I'm Every Woman hitmaker spent years battling her drug demons...

Posthumous Award For Amy Winehouse At The 2012 Grammys

Amy Winehouse's parents accepted her Grammy award at tonight's 54th annual ceremony (February 12, 2012) at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The award was a joint one, given to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse,...

Tributes Pour In For Etta James At Memorial Service

Etta James was decorated with plaudits during an emotional memorial service in front of friends, family and distinguished guests, with REVEREND AL SHAPTON carrying off his role wonderfully well, giving a testimony that did perfect...

Christina Aguilera Among The Performers At Etta James Memorial Service

Christina Aguilera was among those who bade a tearful farewell to the legendary singer Etta James at a quickly organised memorial service following the star's death aged 73 last week. Others who appeared or had...

Christina Aguilera Performs At Etta James' Funeral

Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were among the stars who paid their respects at Etta James' funeral on Saturday (28.01.12).Christina performed the legendary jazz singer's trademark song 'At Last' at the service, which was held...

Etta James Remembered By Christina Aguilera And Barack Obama

Etta James, the legendary singer who died this month, was remembered yesterday at a funeral attended by hundreds of family and friends. Performances from Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were part of the service at...

Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Frustrates Critics

Since the release of 'Video Games' last year, Lana Del Rey has not so much split opinion as wrenched it apart. Many of listeners who were wowed by her laconic timbre on her debut single...

James' Sons And Widower No Longer Feuding

Etta James' sons and husband settled their differences on the eve of the blues legend's death.The music icon died at the age of 73 last week (20Jan12) after suffering complications from leukaemia. James' family had...

Kelly Clarkson Honours Etta James At New York Show

Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to Etta James by singing the late soul legend's hit track I'D Rather Go Blind during her concert in New York on Saturday (21Jan12).The Stronger hitmaker was devastated to learn of...

James Died In Son's Arms

Etta James' son Donto has opened up about his mother's final moments, revealing the soul legend died in his arms.The music icon passed away on Friday (20Jan12), just five days before her 74th birthday, after...

Etta James' Death Was A 'Spiritual Moment'

Etta James' son has described her death as a "spiritual moment".Donto James, 43, explained the legendary singer - who passed away yesterday (20.01.12) at the age of 73 following a battle with leukemia - spent...

Beyonce: 'James' Death Is A Huge Loss'

Pop superstar Beyonce has hailed late soul legend Etta James as "one of the greatest vocalists of our time" following her tragic death on Friday (20Jan12).James died just five days before her 74th birthday after...

Beyonce Knowles Pays Tribute To Etta James

Beyonce Knowles feels "fortunate" to have met Etta James.The singer-and-actress portrayed the legendary singer in 2008 movie 'Cadillac Records' and says she always remember Etta fondly following her death earlier today (20.01.12). She said in...

Kelly Rowland Leads Etta James Tributes

Kelly Rowland has paid tribute to Etta James, following her death earlier today (20.01.12).The legendary singer - whose hits included 'Something's Got a Hold on Me' and rhythm and blues standard 'At Last' - passed...

Etta James Dead At 73

Soul legend Etta James has died, five days before her 74th birthday.The singer passed away at a hospital in Riverside, California on Friday (20Jan12) after a two-year battle with leukaemia. She also suffered from dementia...

Etta James Has Died

Etta James has died. The legendary singer, whose hits included ' Something's Got a Hold on Me' and rhythm and blues standard 'At Last', has passed away aged 73 after a battle with leukaemia. She...

Etta James Dies

Soul legend Etta James has died at the age of 73.The singer passed away at a hospital in Riverside, California on Friday (20Jan12) after a two-year battle with leukaemia. She also suffered from dementia and...

Etta James Finally Leaves Hospital

Etta James was released from hospital yesterday (05.01.12). The 73-year-old music legend - who is terminally ill with leukaemia and has battled dementia and kidney disease during the past few years - is said to...

Etta James Released From Hospital

Etta James has been released from hospital.The 73-year-old music legend - who is terminally ill with leukaemia - is resting at her home in Riverside, California, with her husband and a doctor after being discharged...

Etta James Released From Hospital

Ailing soul legend Etta James has been released from hospital after spending the festive season under the care of doctors.The Grammy Award-winning singer, who is battling leukaemia, was hospitalised in Riverside, California shortly before Christmas...

Bill Cosby Writes To Ailing Etta James

Funnyman Bill Cosby has reached out to Etta James, urging the ailing singer to "get well" as she battles leukaemia.The R&B legend was hospitalised in Riverside, California earlier this month (Dec11) after suffering breathing problems...

Etta James Hospitalised

R&B legend Etta James has been hospitalised in Riverside, California after suffering breathing problems.The terminally ill singer, who is battling leukaemia, spent Christmas in hospital and her longtime manager Lupe De Leon admits the 73...

Etta James Hospitalised

Etta James has been hospitalised after experiencing breathing difficulties. The 73-year-old singer - who was recently told her leukemia was incurable - has her family by her side at a Southern California hospital, where she...

Etta James Estate To Remain With Husband As Fears Grow

Etta James is now sadly in the terminal stages of leukaemia, with attention now turning to the future of her vast $1 million estate. A Riverside County judge ruled on Monday (December 19, 2011) that...

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