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Foxx Surprisingly Outs "Unpredictable" CD

December 13, 2005 02:47:00 GMT

Jamie Foxx is getting more serious about his music career. The star seemingly intends to be a famous singer besides only becoming a famous actor. Apparently, he is ready to release his new CD entitled "Unpredictable" on December 20.

Looking at its title, songwriter/producer Sean Garrett promises a surprising album saying "People will recognize that they should take him seriously as an artist. His heart is in it. He really wants this." The 15-song project teams Foxx with a number of R&B and rap heavyweights, among them Twista, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Common, The Game, Ludacris and Mary J. Blige.

UK Singles Chart's Top 10

December 12, 2005 07:16:05 GMT

The all-girl band from Los Angeles, The Pussycat Dolls, again dominates UK singles chart with its "Stickwitu." This is the second time that the music group secures the top position on the chart, leading Madonna's "Hung Up" to 2nd, followed by Sugababes' "Ugly" at 3rd.

Irish boyband Westlife stays in fourth spot with "You Raise Me Up," ahead of U.S. rock band The Strokes who entering the charts in fifth with their "Juicebox." Meanwhile, American hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas downs one place to No. 6 with "My Humps," followed by another new entry in 7th, which is Belgian dance band D.H.T. feat Edmee with "Listen To Your Heart."

Singer Lindsay Lohan Eyeing Taiwan Tour

December 12, 2005 02:59:56 GMT

Learning that her music is well received in the Asian country, teen singer Lindsay Lohan soon then planning on a Taiwan tour. "I just found this out today - my album went gold there. It was a great feeling because it was very unexpected," so Lohan said.

Also she added "I would love to (tour Taiwan). I haven't toured at all at this point, but I would really love to do that. It's a great feeling to know that people in other places and other countries are aware of my music and what I do." Despite all, exact date on the tour remains undisclosed.

Prince to Release New Album, "3121"

December 10, 2005 04:50:41 GMT

Just like his stage name, Prince actually is a legend in music industry. Has produced many notable and highly praised music work, the famous singer has just inked a deal with Universal for the release of his next album, "3121."

Preceded the set will be the single "Te Amo Corazon," which clip was shot in Marrakesh and be available online Tuesday December 13 via Prince's NPG Music Club site (http://www.npgmusicclub.com).

The 48th Grammy Nominees

December 09, 2005 02:43:05 GMT

These days belong to "Mimi." With her comeback album, tentatively titled "The Emancipation of Mimi," pop diva Mariah Carey slowly but sure would repeat her world success in the music scene which is apparent as she gains 8 nominations for the 2005 Grammy Awards, which actual event scheduled for Los Angeles on Feb. 8 and will be broadcast on CBS.

The 8 nominations that Carey gets among others include Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Though, she isn't the only big nominee for the prestigious event, there are also John Legend and Kanye West who both earns 8 nominations as well. 50 Cent, Beyonce Knowles, Will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder are those who get 6 nominations. Also there are Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Gwen Stefani and U2 with 5 nominations.

The Top 10 Debuts of Album Chart

December 08, 2005 09:31:09 GMT

Here is the list of names included in the Top 10 of album chart for the weeks leading up to Christmas. The top spot is held by the hits package "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20" by various artists which is sold 158,000 copies across the United States in the week ended December 4. Comes after at 2nd is R&B singer Chris Brown, whose "Chris Brown" album sold 154,000 copies.

The No. 3 position is secured by 'American Idol' Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" which ups four places from No. 7. Next comes Kenny Chesney's "The Road and the Radio" which drops two places to No. 4 with 138,000 copies, ahead of Colombian rocker Shakira, whose new English-language album "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2," enters the chart at No. 5 on sales of 128,000.

Kid Rock Eyeing a 2006 Live, Studio Albums Release

December 07, 2005 04:46:02 GMT

What's new from music industry is that Kid Rock reportedly is eyeing a February 2006 release date for his upcoming live, studio albums. Apparently, the release of the live disc would coincide with a pair of sold-out Super Bowl weekend shows to be held February 3 and 4 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

In the meantime, Rock along with his Twisted Brown Trucker band also will rock the hometown shows with shows in Uncasville, Conn. (January 20), Verona, N.Y. (January 21), Grand Rapids, Mich. (January 26) and Saginaw, Mich. (January 28). Moreover, as said on his official Web site (http://www.kidrock.com), Rock is planning to ring in 2006 with a DJ set at Las Vegas' Jet Mirage Nightclub.

ABBA Won't Regroup

December 06, 2005 06:49:34 GMT

ABBA. You won't hear the group's name anymore when their latest compilation hit the record stores. One of its members, Bjorn Ulvaeus, said Monday that ABBA had no intention to follow the footsteps of other famous bands that have regrouped in recent years.

It's clear already that the new box set of ABBA's complete studio recordings, featuring nine CDs and two DVDs, will be their final. Asked about this matter, Ulvaeus replied "Absolutely ... If you ask me, yes."

UK Single Chart Toppers


December 05, 2005 07:33:47 GMT

Girl group The Pussycat Dolls cuts short Madonna's hold over the UK singles chart with their track "Stickwitu" jumping straight in at number one. This attainment obviously becoming the second British number one for the all-girl band after their chart-topping debut single "Don't Cha."

Oasis is another new entry at number two with "Let There Be Love," one step ahead of last week champ Madonna who drops two places to number three with her smash hit "Hung Up." Meanwhile, boy band Westlife falls two places to number four with "You Raise Me Up," while Black Eyed Peas is this week's number 5 with "My Humps."

Mariah Carey Serves Fans A Rare Treat

December 02, 2005 09:45:54 GMT

Fans of pop diva Mariah Carey will get a very rare yet special treat from the idol as she will make quite an amazing appearance on Oxford Street, to meet them and sign copies of the platinum edition of her "Emancipation Of Mimi" album. The big surprise will be held Sunday December 4th at 12.00 pm.

That day, Carey will be appearing at HMV in a helicopter, to sign copies of her album. Speaking about that matter a source says "Mariah will descend in a chopper on Oxford Street. It's going to be an astonishing sight. She's spent weeks deciding what dress to wear its going to be incredible."

Singers/Songwriters Contribute to 'Narnia' Soundtrack

December 02, 2005 06:22:42 GMT

Singers and songwriters collectively contribute their work to the adventure fantasy flick "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" soundtrack. Among those in line are Alanis Morissette, Tim Finn, Imogen Heap and Lisbeth Scott.

Following the film's release date on December 9 via Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, the set which also features 13 tracks of Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score to the film version of the C.S. Lewis adventure, is scheduled to hit the market December 13 via Walt Disney Records.

Musicians Top the Album Chart

December 01, 2005 06:35:30 GMT

It's the second time this year that System of a Down tops the Billboard 200 album chart. The music group's "Hypnotize" sold 324,000 copies in its first week of release, placing them exactly on the top position. Just behind them at No. 2 on the chart is Kenny Chesney, whose "The Road and the Radio" sold another 300,000 units this week.

"Now That's What I Call Music! 20" by various artists secures the 3rd place on sales of 290,000 units, followed by Madonna's "Confessions on a Dancefloor" at No. 4 with 210,000 units. Rounding out the Top 5 is "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" soundtrack which sold 207,000 units.

Keys & Bono Keep A Child Alive with Song

December 01, 2005 04:45:24 GMT

Kindhearted and generous that's how we describe Alicia Keys and Bono. Both of them approvingly do not merely care about their music, but with social matters as well. Having the sincere motivation for their surrounding, especially that of saving the lives of children, Keys and Bono will do that in their own way.

It's through song. The two superstars have collaborated on "Don't Give Up (Africa)," and will donate all proceeds to Keep A Child Alive, which provides medicine to families infected with AIDS and the HIV virus. First sang at a Nov. 3 fund-raiser in New York City for the charity, the track will be available exclusively on iTunes starting Tuesday Dec 6.

Kinks Vocalist to Release "Other People's Lives"

November 30, 2005 04:12:42 GMT

Adding numbers of bands' members who go solo, The Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies already played his first date in New York Monday night at the Supper Club as an individual performer. During the performance, he treated fans to six songs that will appear on his first solo album.

Greater than that, Davis' first ever solo album, tentatively titled "Other People's Lives," is slated for a February 7 release date via V2 Records. The set is said to consist of a main track dubbed "Thanksgiving Day," released last week on an EP of the same name.

The Stones Roll Dates for Its Europe Summer Tour

November 30, 2005 03:30:02 GMT

Fans listen carefully to this one. It's The Rolling Stones' tour dates for their upcoming Europe summer tour. The band has on Nov 29th confirmed that they are going to bring their world tour to Europe next summer, beginning May 27 in Barcelona.

Stadium dates are scheduled for August 29 in Cardiff, Wales, with additional shows still to be announced in Russia, Greece, Croatia, Serbia/Montenegro, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland. You can get the tickets starting from December 3.
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