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Top 10 Debut on the U.S. Pop Charts November 15th

November 16, 2006 03:30:59 GMT

"Now That's What I Call Music! 23", the latest hits compilation boasting tracks from Stacy Ferguson, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Nickelback just to name a few, debuts at No. 1 on the US pop album charts Wednesday November 15th. The Sony-distributed set sold 337,000 units during the week ended November 12, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Classical pop singer Josh Groban's latest LP, "Awake" opens at number 2 with 270,000 units. Following behind at the 3rd spot is country crooner Keith Urban, who is now still in rehab, whose latest effort "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" sold 270,000 copies. Another popular country act, Sugarland lands at number 4 with its second album "Enjoy The Ride" selling nearly 211,000 discs during its first week in stores.

UK Rockers Bloc Party Cancel Tour

November 16, 2006 02:37:06 GMT

It is bad news of course for fans of Bloc Party that the UK rockers have to unfortunately cancel their North American tour due to illness in the band.

According to the band's official Website, on November 9 "drummer Matt Tong was admitted to hospital in Atlanta with a collapsed lung." That time around, Bloc Party canceled a week's of shows saying, "Doctor's at the hospital in Atlanta say Matt is in a comfortable condition and not in any danger, he will however be staying in hospital for at least the next three days for observation."

Heidi Klum to Release Debut Single Later This Week

November 15, 2006 06:24:12 GMT

The rumors on the street are proven right. Heidi Klum is giving hand at singing, and will greater than that have her debut single hit the stores later this week.

Signed with record giant Warner Music, the supermodel is having her first single, simply titled "Wonderland", hits German shops on Friday November 17th.

Worth Buy, Cat Stevens and Lucinda Williams' Latest Music Work

November 15, 2006 03:59:37 GMT

No need to think twice for such great offers, as "An Other Cup" from Cat Stevens and Lucinda Williams' "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road".

All you need to do is just grope around in your pocket and get the two worth buy music collections.

This Year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert Performers

November 15, 2006 03:03:16 GMT

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, always held Dec. 11, the day after the year's Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony, will be liven up by performances from such notable names in music industry, as Rihanna, Lionel Richie and John Legend.

The concert, held in Oslo, Norway, will also feature performances from Simply Red, country singer Wynonna Judd, and the former Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam. Actress Sharon Stone and Anjelica Houston, elsewhere, both have been booked to host the concert.

The 2006 Billboard Music Awards Performers

November 15, 2006 02:30:38 GMT

The award season is near, and coming on its way is the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. While a host for the event has yet been announced, it has been confirmed that the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ludacris, The Fray and Mary J. Blige will perform at the awards, which will air live on Fox on December 4.

Previously announced performers including Janet Jackson, Stacy Ferguson, and The Killers. Others set to make appearances at the Las Vegas awards show are Bowling For Soup, Carrie Underwood, Carmen Electra, Dave Navarro, Flavor Flav, Three 6 Mafia, Vanessa Minnillo and the cast of "High School Musical".

Guns N' Roses Called Off Scheduled Concert After Alcohol Ban

November 11, 2006 03:11:58 GMT

Sorry fans, there won't be Guns N' Roses this week. The rock group has decided to call off a scheduled concert at the Cumberland County Civil Center in Portland, Maine after being told they could not drink on stage.

Inspectors from the state fire marshal's office reportedly gave the band the no-drinking order when they came to inspect the pyrotechnics planned for the Monday's concert Nov 13th in Portland. Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Public Safety Department said the band wanted to drink beer, wine and Jagermeister while performing.

Green Day's First Two Albums Are to be Reissued Next Month

November 11, 2006 02:37:37 GMT

Green Day's first two albums, "1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour" and "Kerplunk", originally released by the band's former label Lookout! and reissued by the same label in 2004, will be reissued by Reprise Dec. 19 later this year.

As of the first-mentioned set, the LP will feature extra content originally included in the Lookout! 2004 reissue, such as 20 minutes of live performances from 1990-1991, Billie Joe Armstrong's handwritten lyrics, show flyers, and a 1991 radio interview.

Join the "Now Music" Contest and Win the Big Prize

November 10, 2006 08:12:47 GMT

Season comes and season goes. Christmas is on its way approaching people all around the world, and its time for us to celebrate. For the holiday season to-come we invite you to join the "Now Music" contest.

Join the contest at Wiredset and win some big prizes. There are Nintendo Wii Prize Package including: Nintendo Wii system and the games - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Trauma Center: Second Opinion, plus the entire "Now That's Music" catalog (1-23), all only for one grand prize winner.

Michael Jackson Plans A Classic "Thriller" Performance at WMA

November 09, 2006 06:57:59 GMT

Get ready for a "Thriller" performance from Michael Jackson. The once proclaimed King of Pop plans a performance of his classic song "Thriller" at the World Music Awards next week, during which he'll be awarded a Diamond Award, given to artists who sell more than 100 million albums.

Not without reason, but that performance is aimed to mark the 25th anniversary of the singer's album also dubbed "Thriller", from which the hit was taken. On that matter, a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Jackson has definitely told organizers he will be performing. His dancers have already started rehearsals. He will close the show with 'Thriller'. It will be a complete recreation of the video."

Chris Cornell to Sing James Bond Theme Song

November 09, 2006 05:54:28 GMT

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of band Audioslave, is set to sing the theme song for the highly anticipated James Bond film "Casino Royale", it has been confirmed.

The song, tentatively titled "You know my name", is co-written by David Arnold who also did the soundtrack for the movie and is slated to be released on Nov 13th later this year.

The Billboard Top 200 Chart for November 8, 2006

November 09, 2006 04:18:10 GMT

The Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" soundtrack, which features music from the show's star Miley Cyrus, remains firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the second week in a row, selling 203,000 copies in the United States in the week ended Wednesday Nov 8th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Veteran pop vocalist Barry Manilow's "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" follows at 2nd spot with 202,000 copies. Though fails to score his second No. 1 of the year, the singer is still the only artist this year to have two albums in the top two chart positions with his previous effort "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" took the top spot in February with 156,000 copies.

Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin Do Duet for "Bobby"

November 08, 2006 09:29:24 GMT

Two soul divas, Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, are teaming up for the soundtrack for the upcoming drama "Bobby", directed by Emilio Estevez.

For the planned-project, the twosome reportedly have recorded Bryan Adams' tune "Never Gonna Break My Faith."

Rock Supergroup Genesis Announced A Comeback Stadium Tour

November 08, 2006 07:17:30 GMT

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, the threesome of supergroup Genesis have on Tuesday Nov 7th announced a comeback stadium tour across Europe in summer 2007. The singer, keyboardist, and guitarist are reuniting for the Turn It On Again tour that would let fans hear a side of the band that went beyond their hits.

The trek will kick off at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland on June 11 and make stops in 12 different European countries, including Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Holland and the U.K., before wrapping up with a free concert in front of the Colosseum in Rome on July 14.

Sheryl Crow Writes Song for the "Brave"

November 08, 2006 05:04:50 GMT

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow has been hard at work on writing an original song for the upcoming film "Home of the Brave" directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Irwin Winkler.

The new song, entitled "Try Not to Remember," is performed by Crow and produced/arranged by Grammy nominee Stephen Endelman for Lakeshore Records. It will later on be featured over the end credits of the drama action film.
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