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Full Report on Seventh Season 'American Idol' Finale

May 21, 2008 03:51:48 GMT


The battle of the Davids on the seventh season of American Idol has been officially grinding since last night (May 20) when the two last-standing contestants showcased their final efforts in winning the love from American people. The finale of the show was aired on FOX at 8:00 P.M., presenting David Cook and David Archuleta on Nokia Theater's stage taking three rounds each and here is the report.

The first round was picked by Sony BMG producer and music mogul, Clive Davis, who opted U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" for Cook and Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" for Archuleta. Feedbacks from the judges were surprisingly different from expectation when the acid-tongue judge Simon Cowell who had predicted Cook's win, said "Round 1 goes to David Archuleta." Other judge Randy Jackson said that Archuleta's performance was one of the best in the season while Paula Abdul preferred to speak in metaphor by saying "the sun is never going to go down on you!" On the other side, Simon commented on Cook's performance as "tense" and "emotional".

Miley Cyrus Set 'Breakout' as New Album Title


May 21, 2008 03:42:01 GMT


Stepping aside from all of the bad media coverage surrounding her life recently, Miley Cyrus now chooses to focus on her new album's release. The pop sensation has now revealed the title and release date for the new record. The teen singer will give her upcoming set "Breakout" as its title and plan to drop it on July 22.

The upcoming LP will be Miley's second studio album but the singer's first under her own name not as the character she plays in the hit Disney series "Hannah Montana". The album's first single is "7 Things" that has been released via radios on May 13.

Video Premiere: Michelle Williams' 'We Break the Dawn'


May 21, 2008 02:55:58 GMT


Michelle Williams (II)' new clip for her single "We Break the Dawn" has been premiered on May 19. The video which sees lots of dance moves was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by renown director Phil Griffin, who has worked with other famous names, such as Prince and Amy Winehouse.

The single is being set as the first from Michelle's upcoming new LP "Unexpected". The song is co-written by Beyonce Knowles' sister Solange Knowles. After dropping the first single the R 'n' B singer has confirmed "Stop this Car" as the follow up.

Video Premiere: Rick Ross' 'Here I Am' Ft. Nelly


May 21, 2008 02:27:22 GMT


The music video from Rick Ross which features Nelly and Avery Storm has been premiered on May 19. The clip was made for Rick's latest single titled "Here I Am" and is directed by Gil Green.

The single itself is the third single released from his latest album "Trilla". Before dropping "Here I Am", the rapper has spawned "Speedin" and "The Boss" as the first and second tracks.

Video Premiere: Sugarland's 'All I Want to Do'


May 19, 2008 09:36:06 GMT


Country duo Sugarland have just premiered their new music video via Yahoo! Music on May 18. The new clip was made to accompany the duo's new single titled "All I Want to Do". The video sees the group vocalist Jennifer Nettles showing her surfing skills.

The single itself will be the first song taken from their upcoming third studio album "Love On The Inside". The new song recently has been performed by them at the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18, at the MGM Grand.

Adele Can't Write Happy Songs

May 19, 2008 08:42:54 GMT


Soul singer Adele recently revealed a surprising statement regarding her songs inspiration. The British singer said that the idea for the songs that she writes usually comes when she is feeling depressed.

The singer revealed the fact to the press saying that she can't make new material when she's feeling happy because she would be too busy enjoying her fun time. "I ain't got time to write songs when I'm happy as I'm out having fun," Adele said.

Jennifer Hudson Set New Album for September Release

May 19, 2008 07:33:40 GMT


After having the new single "Spotlight" from her upcoming debut album leaked on-line earlier this week, Jennifer Hudson finally reveals more details about her new set. She confirms that her debut record will be self-titled and is planned to hit the stores in September via Arista Records.

On the new LP, previously she has also confirmed that she will take Alicia Keys and India.Arie as her mentors on the work of the record. Not only those two musicians, Jennifer will also get help from other famous names, such as Timbaland, Robin Thicke and Diane Warren on the debut set.

Lily Allen Almost Completes Her New Album


May 19, 2008 06:46:24 GMT


British pop singer Lily Allen revealed a great news to her fans, stating that her new album is almost done. The singer revealed the good news on an interview with the press recently, saying, "Ive worked so hard. My next album is nearly finished. I'm on a two-week break and then I'm starting a massive promotional tour."

On the interview the singer also said the reason she wanted to finish the new record as soon as possible, stating "I'm not sure when I'll have time for another holiday, so I'm making the most of it now." The upcoming LP itself will be the second studio album from her after her debut set, "Alright, Still", which was released in 2006. Unfortunately, Lily hasn't confirmed the release date and the title of her upcoming record.

50 Cent's Mega Deal Rumors Denied

May 19, 2008 06:16:12 GMT


Recent news in the media which claimed that 50 Cent is about to sign a mega deal with News Corp has now been denied. 50's management company Violator Management, through their representative Chris Lightly has denied the news stating that it was nothing more than just rumors.

Moreover a source from the rapper's record, G-Unit Records, also denied the news telling the press, "If this was true, we'd know first." The source then also explained on why the deal report was also seen on the rapper's official site, stating it was because they, "don't discriminate against news."

Artist of the Week: 3 Doors Down

May 19, 2008 06:01:06 GMT


Riding high on the success of their single "Kryptonite" in 2000 and the years after that plus their consistency in spawning hits after hits, 3 Doors Down are undoubtedly a rock icon that have embedeed their name so deep in the history of rock music. The band are now back in 2008 with their new effort, a self-titled album which will be released on April 20 via Universal Music.

Speaking about the new set, the band's guitarist Chris Henderson explained that their music has been revolutionizing since the last time they spawned an album. "We actually got to sit and work on it, instead of cranking it out," he said. "Over the years, since 1999 pretty much, there's always been some sort of deadline. A deadline for touring, for videos, for this or that. This time we were like, 'You know what? Let's take some time off and let's go back and write without a deadline and see what happens.' So we did that."

Full Winners of the 43rd Annual ACM Awards

May 19, 2008 04:46:58 GMT


Following recent reports about the Academy of Country Music Awards early winners, now the full winners have finally been announced. In addition to the likes of Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert, the have-just-announced award winners are Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney.

Carrie manages to take home one of the event's prestigious awards which is the Top Female Vocalist, making it her second after last year she also won it. Rascal themselves grab this year's Top Vocal Group award, while Kenny wins the top award of the event, the Entertainer of the Year.

Kenny Chesney Wins the ACM Entertainer of the Year Again

May 19, 2008 04:09:00 GMT


Kenny Chesney proves his dominance on the country music realms, grabbing the top honor of the Academy of Music Awards, the Entertainer of the Year Award. This year's victory is Kenny's fourth in a row and it also means that he ties Garth Brooks who also has won the category four times.

Different from its previous proceeds, this year's Entertainer of the Year Award is being voted directly by the audience. At the stage, after receiving the award Kenny said, "This one is really extra special because long before I had a hit record the fans always came to my show, and I want to thank you guys for voting and being there for me."

Early Winners of the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards Announced

May 19, 2008 02:45:01 GMT


The early winners of the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held on Sunday, May 18 at the MGM Grand, have just been announced. Among the winners is new country sensation, 18-year-old Taylor Swift, who grabs the Top New Vocalist category. Receiving the award, at the stage the teen singer thanked and dedicated the award to her mom saying, "Mom, thank you so much, I love you. This is for you."

Besides Taylor Swift, the awards event also witnesses other winners such as, Miranda Lambert who wins the Album of The Year award. Meanwhile, Sugarland receive two awards for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

'Spotlight', Jennifer Hudson's New Song Leaked

May 17, 2008 07:14:22 GMT


After Jennifer Hudson's song "All Dressed In Love", which is one of the songs for "Sex and the City" movie spin-off, has previously leaked on-line, another single of hers has also been streamed on the net. The singer's new track is called "Spotlight" and it will be the first single from her new album.

The upcoming LP will be Jennifer's debut album, but it hasn't had a title or a release date. The only details about the upcoming set is that for the record she will asked Alicia Keys and India.Arie to become her mentors.

Video: Scarlett Johansson Singing Live Her Cover Singles

May 17, 2008 07:10:48 GMT


In a bid to prove that she is not only a singer in the studio, Scarlett Johansson made a deal with AOL to appear and perform live in its regular sessions program. The "Lost in Translation" actress who will release her debut album "Anywhere I Lay My Head" on Tuesday, May 20, have come to showcase the effort and promote the album that contains mostly Tom Waits' cover songs.

Out of the 11 tracks in the album, Johansson in total brought five songs to the stage. They are first single "Falling Down", "Green Grass", "Who Are You", the iTunes bonus track "Yesterday Is Here" and the title track "Anywhere I Lay My Head" which can be seen below.
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