Italian music fest kicks off Tuesday

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The curtain rises on Italy's Sanremo music fest as organizers say they hope international guests, such as Nelly Furtado will "Say It Right" with viewers.

EMI mulls fate of recorded music division

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Officials at London-based EMI said the group may sell its recorded music division to avoid a hostile takeover.

Princess Di concert tickets taken off eBay

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- In the wake of rampant online scalping of tickets for the upcoming memorial concert in Britain for Princess Diana, eBay has banned their resale.

BBC to air Princess Diana tribute

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The tribute concert to Princess Diana of Whales will be aired on the BBC when it takes place in 2007, the British network said. The event, which is being organized by Prince William and Prince Harry, is scheduled to take place on what would have been Dian

Yanks picked for British rock hall

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Americans James Brown and Bon Jovi will be inducted into Britain's rock hall of fame next month.

U.K. Music Hall announces inductees

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson and the late Dusty Springfield were announced Tuesday as inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.

Stone is best dog owner, Hilton is worst

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British singer Joss Stone was chosen 2005 World's Best Dog Owner while hotel heiress Paris Hilton was named the worst by readers of a dog magazine.

New DeBretts lists cream of U.K. society

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Debrett's, the book that lists Britain's top achievers, has named singer Joss Stone its young person of the year.

Celebrity charity song sets record

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A song written by actress Sharon Stone and Grammy-winning songwriter Denise Rich to help U.S. hurricane victims is selling like gangbusters on iTunes.

Joss Stone sings of loving her brother

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- British singer Joss Stone says her album "Mind, Body and Soul" includes a song she wrote about her half-brother's troubled life.

Lemar scores top Mobo wins

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- British singer Lemar won awards for best artist and best album at the Music of Black Origin awards ceremony in London.

Santana lines up stellar guests for album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Guitarist Carlos Santana has lined up another impressive list of guests for his newest album, including Joss Stone, Steven Tyler and Kirk Hammett.

NYC adds second Katrina benefit show

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- So many artists wanted to be in New York's benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina's victims, the overflow has been moved to Radio City Music Hall.

Stars sign on for New York fashion week

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Some of music's most prized jewels will grace the Radio City Music Hall stage for New York's 2005 Fashion Rocks concert.

More top artists to hawk Gap clothes

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 (UPI) -- A Who's Who of hip will soon be singing the praises of Gap clothing as part of San Francisco retailer's ongoing celebrity ad campaign. Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Joss Stone, John Legend, Liz Phair, Keith Urban, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams and

Joss Stone's 'bum' replaced by Gap

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- British blues sensation Joss Stone says that's not her behind shaking in a TV commercial for Gap clothing.

Fantasia to perform at benefit

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Fantasia will perform at a benefit for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation in Los Angeles.

BMI honors Paul Simon's lifetime of work

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (UPI) -- Paul Simon sang "Slip Slidin' Away" to cap tributes Tuesday as the BMI Pop Awards honored his lifetime of achievement during black tie Hollywood ceremonies.

Justin Timberlake to have vocal surgery

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake plans a break from his chart-topping singing career so Los Angeles surgeons can remove throat nodules.

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.

Risky love: Joss Stone and adult boyfriend

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- A decision by British singer Joss Stone, who is 17, to move in with her adult boyfriend may jeopardize her seven-figure advertising contract with Gap.

Stone may lose Gap contract to love affair

ENCINO, April 4 (UPI) -- British-born singer Joss Stone may lose her multimillion-dollar contract with the Gap because she has moved in with her older lover, the Daily Mail reported.

Singer Joss Stone joins rich list

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Soul singer Joss Stone has joined the list of Britain's young music millionaires with earnings of nearly $10 million, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Gap sidelines Sarah Jessica Parker

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- The Gap's summer advertising taps models and soul singer Joss Stone instead of "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker, the Wall Street Journal said.

Fans dish out for digital music

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Last week, Apple said music fans had purchased and downloaded more than 300 million songs from its iTunes Music Store. That's an increase of 50 million songs si
HOLLI CHMELA, UPI Correspondent
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