One of the surest signs that the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) have upped their hipness credentials considerably is this year’s huge surprise Grammy winner for Best New Artist, a 26-year-old jazz bassist who just controversially beat out even the seemingly unstoppable Justin Bieber. And that would be Esperanza […]

Just one week after bungling the national anthem at the Super Bowl, Christina Aguilera blew the doors off the Staples Center at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, giving a stunningly strong performance during the show’s opening tribute to Aretha Franklin. But while Aguilera didn’t stumble vocally, she did nearly fall down as the medley wrapped up, […]

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WASHINGTON – Nearly two years ago on a cold February day, President Barack Obama stood for the first time before a joint session of Congress and spoke of a national day of reckoning. It was time not just to stabilize the shaken economy, he declared, but to reach for lasting prosperity. His goals were expansive: […]

Without confirming reports that she has been battling cancer or even saying why she was sick, soul icon Aretha Franklin said in a magazine interview on Thursday that she is now “feeling great” after recent surgery. The 68-year-old “Respect” singer told Jet magazine she did not want to discuss media reports that she suffered from […]

        Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky weren’t the only high-profile couple who got married this weekend. Rapper T.I., 29, traded in his player’s card, wedding longtime girlfriend, singer, and reality show star Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, 35, twice. Cottle was a member of hit ’90s group Xscape. The couple wed Friday at a […]

        LOS ANGELES – The toy market is on a hot streak at movie theaters. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen’s animated sequel “Toy Story 3” had a huge No. 1 debut, pulling in $110.3 million over opening weekend. It was only the third animated film to break $100 million in the first […]

                LONDON – Britain says U.S. singer Chris Brown has been denied entry into the United Kingdom, postponing his tour. Brown had been scheduled to perform in London, Manchester, Birmingham and the Scottish city of Glasgow but the British government’s Home Office said he had been refused a […]

        American Idol’s Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze edged out runner-up Crystal Bowersox as their rivalry moves from the Idol stage to the pop charts. DeWyze placed five songs on the Hot Digital Songs chart. Bowersox scored with three. (Their duet version of “Falling Slowly” also charted, giving them a combined total […]

                  Whitney Houston Addresses Voice Problems At London Show Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:05pm PDT by Billy Johnson, Jr. in Hip-Hop Media Training Whitney Houston admitted to having problems with her voice Sunday night during a performance at London’s O2. “She don’t want to come, my […]