Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.

Legal and illegal holiday music doing well

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Buying or downloading a holiday song legally as well as downloading holiday ditties illegally are robust businesses, U.S. media observers say.

New album finishes Kidjo's African trilogy

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- African-born singer Angelique Kidjo said her new album "Djin Djin" is the end of a trilogy about her racial heritage.

Sanjaya's luck runs out on 'Idol'

HOLLYWOOD, April 19 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, the sweetheart of votefortheworst.com and Howard Stern, has been voted out of the Hollywood singing competition.

Young Jeezy is No. 1 on the Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Young Jeezy is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore Def Jam release, "The Inspiration."

'Now That's What I Call Music 23' is No. 1

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "Now That's What I Call Music 23" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album list after selling 337,000 copies in the United States.

Furtado joins American Music Awards lineup

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Singer Nelly Furtado has agreed to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards ceremony, at which she is nominated for Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock. The annual awards show on Nov. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium also will feature performances

Groban and Jones are 'taking a break'

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- A representative for Josh Groban has said the Los Angeles-born pop singer and his girlfriend, "American Wedding" actress January Jones, are "taking a break."

Delilah to raise money for African kids

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Premiere Radio Network's syndicated host Delilah is gearing up for a radiothon on 200 U.S. stations to raise money for children in a Liberian refugee camp.

VH1's Save the Music concert airs Sunday

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- VH1's "Save The Music: A Concert To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation" has been taped in New York City's famed Beacon Theatre.

Josh Groban believes in 'Believe'

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Whether or not it wins an Academy Award Sunday, singer Josh Groban says he still believes in "Believe."

Beyonce, Groban to sing duet at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Beyoncé and Josh Groban will team up to perform the Oscar-nominated song "Believe" at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Billboard.com reports.

Ashlee Simpson to do AOL concert

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. pop rocker Ashlee Simpson will perform live online as part of the AOL Music series -- AOL's original programming on the Internet.

AMA gift baskets go organic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The gift baskets given to those performing, presenting and nominated at the "American Music Awards" in Los Angeles include a lot of things organic.

Usher, Alicia Keyes duet on awards show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Usher and Alicia Keyes will perform their current hit "My Boo" on the upcoming American Music Awards telecast, organizers announced Monday.

Presenters set for American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Producers Wednesday announced an all-star lineup of presenters for the American Music Awards including Clay Aiken, Sheryl Crow and Nicole Ritchie.

Gwen Stefani to make solo debut

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani will make her solo performing TV debut on the upcoming American Music Awards telecast, producers announced Monday.

Stars line up for American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Usher, Toby Keith and Jessica Simpson will perform during the 32nd annual American Music Awards telecast from Los Angeles, producers said Monday.

Jones pleased with Rome charity concert

ROME, May 17 (UPI) -- Legendary record producer Quincy Jones says he is pleased with the outcome of his star-studded "We Are the Future" charity concert in Rome.

Quince Jones heads 'We Are the Future' gig

ROME, March 30 (UPI) -- Sting, Jay-Z and Norah Jones are among the musicians Quincy Jones has gathered for his "We Are the Future" Rome concert to aid children in war torn regions.

Quincy Jones plans charity concert

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- "We Are the World" producer Quincy Jones is mounting another all-star musical project to aid the suffering and impoverished, USA Today reported Monday.

Warner Music Group to lay off 1,000

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The Warner Music Group, in Burbank, Calif., said Tuesday it will lay off 1,000 workers and consolidate its Elektra and Atlantic Group record labels.

OutKast dominates Billboard chart, again

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- OutKast continues dominating the Billboard Top 100 singles chart after seven weeks, though the hip-hop duo slipped from its reign as the top album seller.

Nelson, Groban join Super Bowl line-up

HOUSTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson, Toby Keith and Josh Groban have been added as Super Bowl pre-game entertainment, joining headliner Aerosmith in Houston for the Feb. 1 event.

More stars added for Superbowl halftime

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Nelly, P. Diddy and Kid Rock have been added to the star-studded lineup for the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
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