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Big Winners at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards

December 05, 2006 05:13:10 GMT

It is reported earlier on our site that Mary J. Blige wins the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year honor at this year annual Billboard Music Awards. It has been confirmed just now that the R&B star earns nine awards totally, thanks to her comeback album, "The Breakthrough," that brings her some other awards for Female R&B Artist Of The Year and R&B/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year just to name a few.

Also bring multiple honors is rapper T.I. who brings home the awards for Rap Artist Of The Year, Rap Album Artist Of The Year, Rap Songs Artist Of The Year, and Rap Album Of The Year for "King." R&B star Chris Brown wins the award for Artist Of The Year, while at the same time also is named New Artist Of The Year and Male Artist Of The Year.

Early Winners at the 2006 Annual Billboard Awards

December 05, 2006 03:50:08 GMT

Best friends Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were both no show at the 2006 annual Billboard Awards, held Monday night Dec 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but the show went on somehow. R&B diva Mary J. Blige and country star Kenny Chesney were the early winners at the awards show.

Blige, who was nominated for five major-category awards, nabbed the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year award, with Chesney won the Male Country Artist of the Year honor.

No Kidding, TomKat to Make Duet!!!

December 02, 2006 03:52:05 GMT

Tom Cruise can never have too many. The actor has had and done everything, but music. And so, he comes to the brilliant idea, making music with wife Katie Holmes.

Talk is heating up that Cruise wants to record and release a rendition of The Righteous Bothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" with Holmes.

Top 10 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100

December 01, 2006 06:33:04 GMT

R&B star Akon is still dominating the US singles charts, having his track "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg scores the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row. Aside, his other single titled "Smack That" unfortunately slips one to No. 3, trading place with Beyonce Knowles' "Irreplaceable" which is at 2nd this week.

Former chart-topper, Justin Timberlake's "My Life", holds steady at No. 4, while The Fray's "How To Save a Life" climbs three to No. 5. Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" is still at No. 6 and Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" bounces into the top ten at No. 7. Ludacris' "Money Maker" drops to No. 8 on the Hot 100, while Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars," stays at No. 9. Stacy Ferguson rounds out the top tier on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fergalicious," at No. 10.

Meg Ryan Attached to Star in HBO's "The Best Awful"

November 30, 2006 06:53:15 GMT

Hollywood movie darling Meg Ryan has been attached by HBO to star in its new miniseries, "The Best Awful."

The project, an adaptation of the Carrie Fisher's best-selling novel "Postcards From the Edge," will have the likes of Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks and Richard LaGravenese, all to give hand at producing along with Ryan and Fisher.

A Highly Contagious Respiratory Infection Forces Celine Dion to Cancel Vegas Shows

November 30, 2006 06:02:21 GMT

Senior singer Celine Dion has been forced to cancel the next five performances of her "A New Day" show and an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards next week after she was diagnosed with a highly contagious respiratory infection.

Announcement on Celine's postponed shows was made public by show producers Wednesday Nov 29th, saying the Grammy-winning singer was being treated for Mycoplasma bronchitis, a contagious bacterial infection, and has been ordered to rest during her recovery.

The US Album Charts Crowners in the Week Ended Nov 26th

November 30, 2006 04:40:20 GMT

Jay-Z is celebrating his comeback to music scene when his latest effort "Kingdom Come" featured on the No. 1 spot of the Billboard album charts, sold a hefty 680,000 copies in the week ended November 26, marking the rapper's ninth chart-topper.

"Kingdom Come" is the first since Jay-Z's retirement in 2003. It, on top of all, ties the star with The Rolling Stones for third-most chart-toppers of all time, behind The Beatles (19) and Elvis Presley (10). The second best album on the chart is that of the new band DAUGHTRY, established by American Idol season five finalist Chris Daughtry, titled "DAUGHTRY" which sold 304,000 units.

Charlotte Church Putting Her Singing Career on Hold to Focus on Her TV Work

November 30, 2006 04:10:54 GMT

Charlotte Church turns her back on music business. The Welsh singing star has decided to put her singing career on hold with the intention to concentrate on her television career.

Not without reason, but the songbird reportedly has secured a 1.2million worth TV deal with Channel 4 for at least two more series of "The Charlotte Church Show."

Axl Rose Axes Eagles of Death Metal from Tour

November 29, 2006 09:26:38 GMT

An American garage rock band, Eagles of Death Metal doesn't fit best with the hugely popular Guns N' Roses, especially its frontman Axl Rose. It is sad to say that the hard rock singer has axed the music act as the opener for Guns' "Gunners' Chinese Democracy" tour.

EODM was originally slated to perform on stage for Guns N' Roses for three weeks. Unfortunately, the rock group received "not deafening boos, but lots of grumbling and grousing and indifference." That becomes one strong reason for Rose to exclude them from the list.

The Wiggles to Announce A Major Change to the Group's Line-Up

November 29, 2006 08:44:50 GMT

Popular children's entertainers, The Wiggles, have scheduled a press conference in Perth for Thursday Nov 30th to announce a major change to the group's line-up.

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Associated Press and the online edition of Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper are all reporting the group was likely to announce the departure of the "Yellow Wiggle," Greg Page, who has been frequently absent from touring since undergoing a double hernia operation in December.

All About Nelly Furtado's North American Tour

November 28, 2006 07:44:12 GMT

Subsequent to the release of her new LP "Loose", the time has come for Nelly Furtado to embark on a tour to support the new set. The Canadian singer-songwriter has just announced details of a highly anticipated North American tour.

The gig, dubbed "Get Loose Tour", will be kicked off early December this year in Indianapolis. For the entire enlisting of the tour dates you can visit Nelly's official site.

Greatest Albums on the UK Charts Nov 26

November 28, 2006 04:22:59 GMT

Westlife is still the darling across the pond. The Irish boy band leads the pack in the UK album charts Nov 26 with their "The Love Album". The boys' latest effort was the chart-topper, besting best of albums from some of the best bands in the world, including The Beatles, U2, and Oasis.

Oasis' "Stop the Clocks" is at the 2nd spot, ahead of the Beatles' "Love" at 3rd, and U2's compilation "U218 Singles" at No. 4. George Michael's "Twenty Five" is the fifth great album on the chart.

UK Singles Chart November 27, 2006

November 28, 2006 03:42:40 GMT

Take That comeback to music scene is proven worth with the music act hits the No. 1 slot on the UK singles chart Nov 27th with their track, "Patience".

It is the group's ninth chart-topper of their career. Their first chat-topper was "Pray" back in 1993. Thanks to their sell-out tour that the boys could finally climb to the top spot after landing at number four a week ago based on download sales alone.

Bow Wow Settles "The Price of Fame"


November 28, 2006 03:04:41 GMT

He's young, energetic, and most of all very talented. The multi-platinum hip-hop icon Bow Wow blows the music industry again, this time with his highly anticipated new LP, "The Price of Fame".

"Finally I've gotten the green light to talk about what I've wanted to talk about for so many years. It's definitely a real rap album. I've stepped up lyrically. I want to become known as more of a lyricist, I want to prove I am more than a heart-throb," the star said on his new effort.

Michael Jackson Eyeing Second "Thriller" Comeback

November 27, 2006 03:42:40 GMT

It was bad at first. Will the second one better? You decide. Michael Jackson, whose latest musical comeback at the World Music Awards in London this month was met with disappointing response, is eyeing a second comeback.

The once proclaimed King of Pop is planning a Christmas bash in Tokyo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Thriller." The so-called "Premium Christmas Party" is planned for December 19th later this year.
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