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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

By PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International   |   March 8, 2002 at 4:45 AM
WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

Enya, Destiny's Child and Dido were the big winners at the 14th Annual World Music Awards, presented Wednesday night in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Allstar News reports Enya took home three awards, including the World's Best-Selling Female Artist, beating out Britney Spears. She also was named World's Best-Selling New Age Artist and World's Best-Selling Irish Artist.

Destiny's Child and Dido also scored three awards each. Destiny's Child's honors included the World's Best-Selling Artist or Group, Pop Group, and R&B Group awards. Dido took home nods for World's Best-Selling British Artist, Pop Female Artist, and Adult Contemporary Artist.

This year's biggest Grammy winner, Alicia Keys, nabbed two awards -- World's Best-Selling R&B Female Artist and New Artist.

The winners:

World's Best-Selling Female Artist: Enya

World's Best-Selling Artist or Group: Destiny's Child

World's Best-Selling Pop Group: Destiny's Child

World's Best-Selling British Artist: Dido

World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist: Dido

World's Best-Selling Adult Contemporary Artist: Dido

World's Best-Selling Pop Male Artist: Enrique Iglesias

World's Best-Selling Latin Male Artist: Enrique Iglesias

World's Best-Selling Latin Female Artist: Jennifer Lopez

World's Best-Selling Pop Male Artist: Shaggy

World's Best-Selling Rock Group: Linkin Park

World's Best-Selling New Artist: Alicia Keys

World's Best-Selling R&B Female Artist: Alicia Keys

World's Best-Selling R&B Male Artist: Shaggy

World's Best-Selling R&B Group: Destiny's Child

World's Best-Selling Rap Artist: Ja Rule

World's Best-Selling Rap Group: Outkast

World's Best-Selling Australian Artist: Kylie Minogue

World's Best-Selling Classical Artist: Andre Bocelli

World's Best-Selling New Age Artist: Enya

World's Best-Selling Irish Artist: Enya

Legend Award: Gloria Gaynor


MORE ON ENYA

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Enya will perform for the first time at the 74th Academy Awards. The Irish singer/songwriter will sing her Oscar-nominated song, "May It Be," from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."

The Oscars will be presented March 24.

(Thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)


PRINCE

Prince reportedly has secretly wed a former employee 18 years his junior.

E! Online quotes several reports saying that despite ending his three-year marriage to dancer Mayte Garcia because he said he did not believe in the "social conventions" of a marriage contract, Prince tied the knot on New Year's Eve with Manuela Testolini, a 25-year-old Canadian woman who used to work at Prince's Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis. The small Jehovah's Witness ceremony was said to have taken place in Hawaii.

In addition, the couple -- according to Toronto's National Post newspaper -- has purchased a $3.5 million mansion in the city's exclusive Bridle Path neighborhood.

If true, this would be the second marriage for the reclusive 43-year-old rocker.

No comment from Prince's spokeswoman, Jessica Brenner of Susan Blond Inc., who added that "he doesn't tell me anything personally related."


LENNY KRAVITZ

Lenny Kravitz launches an international tour April 9 in Hiroshima, Japan. It's Kravitz's first extended road trip in support of last year's CD "Lenny," which debuted at No. 12 on The Billboard 200. The album's first single, "Dig In," won a Grammy for best male rock vocal performance last week, marking the fourth year in a row Kravitz has taken home that honor.

So far, the rocker's only U.S. dates are previously announced appearances April 26-27 as part of New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival. A full North American tour is expected later this summer, according to Billboard.com.

Tour dates:

April 9: Hiroshima, Japan (Koseinenkin Hall)

April 10: Fukuoka, Japan (International Centre)

April 12: Nagoya, Japan (Aichi-ken Gymnasium)

April 14: Toyama, Japan (Obad Hall)

April 15: Osaka, Japan (Castle-Jo Hall)

April 17-18: Tokyo (Budokan Hall)

April 26: New Orleans (Municipal Auditorium)

April 27: New Orleans (Fairgrounds Racetrack)

May 17-18: Nurburgring, Germany (Rock Am Ring)

May 20: Landgraaf, Holland (Pinkpop Festival)

May 22: Copenhagen (Forum)

May 25: Hannover, Germany (Preussag Arena)

May 26: Berlin (Waldbuhne)

May 28: Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis Antwerpen)

May 29: Paris (Palais Omnisports)

June 1: Lisbon, Portugal (Restelo Stadium)

June 6: Milan (Fila Forum)

June 8: Rome (Olimpico Stadium)

June 9: Verona, Italy (Arena)

June 11: Zurich (Hallenstadion)

June 15: Oberhausen, Germany (Konig-Pilsener Arena)

June 17: London (Wembley Arena)


JAGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR

As previously reported, Drowning Pool will headline the first-ever Jagermeister Music Tour, which kicks off Friday in Orlando, Fla. Also on the bill -- Coal Chamber, Ill Nino and 40 Below Summer.

Tour dates:

March 8: Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)

March 9: Boynton Beach, FL (The Orbit)

March 10: Tampa, FL (The Masquerade)

March 11: Atlanta, GA (Roxy Theater)

March 12: Washington, DC (Nation)

March 13: New York, NY (WWF, The World)

March 15: Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)

March 16: Portland, ME (State Theater)

March 17: Hartford, CT (Webster Theater)

March 19: Pittsburgh, PA (Metropol)

March 20: Grand Rapids, MI (The Orbit Room)

March 21: Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)

March 22: Lowell, MA (Tsongas Arena)

March 23: Cleveland, OH (The Odeon)

March 24: Pontiac, MI (Clutch Cargo's)

March 26: Cincinnati, OH (Bogart's)

March 27: Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room @ Murat Center)

March 28: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)

March 29: Minneapolis, MN (The Quest)

March 30: Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont Club)

March 31: St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)

April 3: Boise, ID (The Big Easy)

April 5: Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)

April 6: Seattle, WA (The Showbox)

April 7: Chico, CA (Senator Theater)

April 8: San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)

April 9: Fresno, CA (Rainbow Ballroom)

April 11: Hollywood, CA (The Palace)

April 12: Scottsdale, AZ (Cajun House)

April 13: Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)

April 14: Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)

April 16: Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium)

April 18: Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)

April 19: San Antonio, TX (Sunset Station)

April 20: Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Amphitheater, Starplex)

April 23: New Orleans, LA (Howlin' Wolf)

(Web site: jagermusic.com)


THE YOUNG POP POWER TOUR

Solange, the younger sister of Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child; the Swedish pop quartet Play; and singer Devin headline The Young Pop Power (YPP) Tour, which begins Sunday at the North Riverside Mall in North Riverside, Ill.

At each YPP show, all of which are free, a contest will be held to fly a lucky winner to see the YPP Tour open for Destiny's Child in London on June 8.

In addition to appearances at the country's shopping malls, the YPP Tour will include stops at junior high schools along the tour itinerary, working with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to spread a "Music -- My Anti-Drug" message.

Tour dates:

3/10 (12-2 pm) North Riverside Mall, North Riverside, IL

3/14 (4-6 pm) King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA

3/15 (4-6 pm) Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, NY

3/19 (4-6 pm) Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA

3/20 (4-6 pm) New Park Mall, Newark, CA

3/22 (7-9 pm) Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, WA

4/16 (4-6 pm) Square One Mall, Saugus, MA

4/17 (4-6 pm) The Mall in Columbia, Columbia, MD

4/20 (12-2 pm) North Point Mall, Alpharetta, GA

4/21 (12-2 pm) International Mall, Miami, FL

Additional dates to be announced.

(Web site: columbiarecords.com)


FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN '02

Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi's Tico Torres, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean And Brian Littrell, and former Motley Crue bandmates Vince Neil and Tommy Lee headline the eighth annual "Fairway to Heaven '02," the world's only rock 'n' roll golf tournament.

VH1's celebrity pro-am tournament benefiting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will tee off Saturday through Monday at the Blue Monster course at The Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami. "Fairway to Heaven '02" will air during a special three-hour edition of VH1's "Top 18 Countdown" on April 27 (at 12 noon ET/PT).

Other celebrity duffers include Meat Loaf, Hootie & The Blowfish, sax great Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band, Queensryche's Geoff Tate and Michael Wilton, Branford Marsalis and Dweezil Zappa.

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