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Out of Rehab, Keith Urban Plans A World Tour

January 17, 2007 03:57:34 GMT

It ends already. Keith Urban has completed a three-month stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. And now as the singer has again enjoyed his becoming sober, he's more than ready to back on track.

Urban's publicist, Paul Freundlich, confirmed Tuesday January 16 that the country singer has completed a stint at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, California. Also his publicist said that he is planning a world tour to promote his new album.

Nelly Furtado to Host This Year's Junos in Saskatoon

January 16, 2007 04:41:55 GMT

Canadian chart-topper Nelly Furtado has agreed to host this year's Juno Awards.

The singer is said will be taking a break in the middle of her eight-city Canadian tour to pilot the music-awards ceremony, which will take place April 1st in Saskatoon and broadcast on CTV.

The Show of Kylie Minogue Could Not Go On Due to Bad Cold

January 15, 2007 02:26:06 GMT

Aussie pop diva Kylie Minogue was forced to cancel two concerts on her comeback tour because of bad cold. The singer ended the concert at Manchester's MEN Arena Saturday January 13th after an hour, telling fans she had a cold.

"Kylie went on stage in Manchester ... and did half of her show and then unfortunately could not go back on just before the interval," a spokesman for the singer confirmed. Due to such fact, Minogue will not be able to perform on Monday or Tuesday.

Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" Certified Quintuple Platinum

January 13, 2007 02:37:35 GMT

A new world record has been made by Carrie Underwood. The "American Idol" winner is having her debut album, "Some Hearts", certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA for sales of 5 million copies.

Released on Nov. 15, 2005, "Some Hearts" has spent a total of 20 weeks at the top of Billboard's Country Albums chart. The certification, thus, has earned Underwood the fastest quintuple-platinum certification ever for a debut album by a female country artist.

Christina Aguilera Plays Billionaire Birthday Bash, Signs New Fragrance Deal


January 12, 2007 06:44:14 GMT

It comes two for Christina Aguilera. First she was one of the several high-profile celebrities who surprised more than 500 guests with an appearance at the 84th birthday celebration for billionaire Joe Hardy, took place Saturday January 6th.

While she sang "Happy Birthday", fellow musician Bette Midler performed with an orchestra at Hardy's posh resort in southwestern Pennsylvania. Also on hand was comedian and actor Robin Williams who was the after-dinner performer.

The First Group of Performers Announced for the 49th Grammys

January 12, 2007 04:19:57 GMT

Such famous names, as Beyonce Knowles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, and Dixie Chicks, have all been booked to perform at the upcoming Grammys. Their being inducted as performers at the prestigious event was being announced Thursday January 11th.

What interesting here is that all those performers are Grammy nominees as well. Beyonce is up for four awards, while the Chili Peppers is among the leading nominees with six nods. As of Gnarls Barkley, the musical duo vies for 4 awards, whereas the Dixie Chicks earn five nominations.

Finalists Named to Perform with Justin Timberlake During Grammys

January 11, 2007 09:00:11 GMT

The announcement has been made public on the finalists chosen to compete for the chance to help Justin Timberlake singing his hit single "Sexy Back" during a performance at this year's Grammys.

The finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" contest, vying for a special slot singing onstage with Timberlake at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, range in age from 18 to 30. The 10 women and 2 men hail from California, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and New York.

The Billboard 200's 10 Best Bows for January 7th Period

January 11, 2007 08:03:50 GMT

The Billboard 200 sees the winning of the girls as the Sony soundtrack to the film "Dreamgirls" jumps from No. 3 to No. 1 this week to top the album charts on sales of 66,000 copies in the week ended Sunday January 7th. Though becoming a champ, that total is the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. What a pity.

Hold the No. 2 spot is Akon's "Konvicted" for a second week, taking in another 64,000 units. Following at No. 3 is DAUGHTRY's eponymous album, which bounces from No. 11 with another 56,000 units. Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" jumps from No. 8 to No. 4, sold 52,000 units. Scoring the 5th spot is the 23rd volume of "NOW! That's What I Call Music" with 48,000 units more.

The Beatles Lyrics to Go Under the Hammer

January 11, 2007 06:11:38 GMT

Fans of music legend The Beatles will have the chance to owe one of their possessions as the original handwritten lyrics of the band's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" are set to go under the hammer Monday January 15th.

The George Harrison's handwritten lyrics are to be auctioned alongside George Martins' orchestral score, specially composed to accompany a demo of the track in the 2006 the Beatles' remix album "Love".

Madonna Is to Release A New Album This Year

January 11, 2007 04:22:43 GMT

She never stops. Yes, nothing can stop Madonna from working in the studio. Hit by many speculations surrounding her adoption, the pop queen is readying her next music effort, planned to be launched on January 30th.

The singer's producer Stuart Price has revealed the pair is currently working on a new record and has promised fans it will herald a "new sound" for Madonna. "We have been working with some of the top producers that are in fashion right now," the man said.

More on the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards Winners

January 10, 2007 05:15:26 GMT


Johnny Depp is People's favorite when it comes to movie, and as of music there we have Carrie Underwood. The former American Idol champ won double at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards, held Tuesday night January 9th, mainly for the categories of Favorite Female Singer and Country Song for her hit "Before He Cheats".

Also won double was Rascal Flatts who took home the Remake and Song From A Movie awards both for "Life is a Highway" from "Cars". In companion with them, Kenny Chesney was chosen as the Favorite Male Singer, and as the Favorite Music Group was Nickelback. Pop singer Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" won the R&B Song, whereas "Shake That" by Eminem was crowned the Hip-Hop Song.

The 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

January 09, 2007 04:11:52 GMT

Van Halen is the latest addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

The dysfunctional rock band surely is preparing for a reunion only to join the likes of R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith, and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, all of which have been selected to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 12 in New York.

Beyonce Knowles Will Rerelease Her "B'Day"

January 08, 2007 04:12:15 GMT

Taking into account the success of the Spanish-language version of "Irreplaceable" in invading the Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, Beyonce Knowles has come to a very great idea.

The singer is planning to re-release her latest album "B'Day", from which the song is taken, with four Spanish tracks.

Tim McGraw's New LP Due March 27

January 08, 2007 03:48:15 GMT

Tim McGraw will have a new album of his released on March 27 on Curb Records. The new LP, titled "Let It Go", marks Tim's first new studio album in nearly three years.

"I am really excited about this new album," says Tim. "It was great to work with Byron Gallimore, Darran Smith (the album's co-producers) and my band (The Dancehall Doctors) in the studio again and to build upon our work together."

Nicollette Sheridan Sings on Boyfriend Michael Bolton's Upcoming CD

January 08, 2007 03:13:21 GMT

She never sings before but when she did it with fiance Michael Bolton, Nicollette Sheridan finds it "terrifying".

The "Desperate Housewives" star sings for the first time on Bolton's upcoming CD. "Michael encouraged me to do it. So I did it out of love," the actress said on her taking part in the set.
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