Kidman says meeting Urban awakened her

NASHVILLE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Meeting singer Keith Urban awakened actress Nicole Kidman, who said she was "damaged" when she met and later married the troubled U.S. country star.

Jay-Z is No. 1 on the Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The post Thanksgiving Billboard 200 chart sees rapper Jay-Z at No. 1 with his album "Kingdom Come."

'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.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban reunited

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Kidman visited her husband Keith Urban at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, Calif., where he is undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction. Urban has been in the in-patient rehabilitation program since he checked himself into the cente

Nicole Kidman throws a dinner party

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A week after Nicole Kidman's husband, country singer Keith Urban, entered rehab for alcohol, she threw a dinner party at Naomi Watts's home in Los Angeles. But, the party for Kidman's Australian pals didn't focus on Urban's problem at all. "We didn't talk

Keith Urban cancels CMA appearance

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Country singer Keith Urban will not appear at the Country Music Association awards on Nov. 6 in Nashville due to his being in a rehabilitation center.

Brooks & Dunn, Paisley lead CMA nominees

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley had six nominations each as the Country Music Association announced CMA Award nominees in Nashville Wednesday.

Rumors abound Kidman may be pregnant

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Spotted on vacation in Canada without her new husband, Keith Urban, Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman looked a tiny bit pregnant, the Daily Mail reported.

'Compass' bringing Kidman to London

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman plans to live in London while filming "The Golden Compass," the first film for the Oscar-winning actress since she was married last month.

Kidman bouquet was passed along

SYDNEY, July 7 (UPI) -- The guest who caught the bouquet at actress Nicole Kidman's wedding to singer Keith Urban in Sidney passed the flowers on to Urban's parents.

Kidman and Urban having lavish honeymoon

BORA BORA, French Polynesia, June 28 (UPI) -- Newlyweds Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have reportedly spared no expense in their honeymoon celebration on the tropical island of Bora Bora.

Church disavowed Kidman marriage to Cruise

SYDNEY, June 27 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman married singer Keith Urban in Sydney in a Catholic ceremony without an annulment because the church hadn't recognized her marriage to Tom Cruise.

Nicole and Keith leave for honeymoon

SYDNEY, June 26 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Kidman and country crooner Keith Urban flew out of Sydney Monday on Kidman's private jet, likely bound for their honeymoon. The newlyweds emerged to have lunch with family at a luxury waterfront hotel. Kidman, 39, looked happy and relaxed w

Kidman, Urban married in Australia

SYDNEY, June 25 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Kidman and country rocker Keith Urban were married in a Catholic church in Sydney, Australia, before 230 friends and family. Kidman's longtime priest, Rev. Paul Coleman, performed the traditional Catholic ceremony Saturday night at Cardinal

Kidman, Urban to get married in Sydney

SYDNEY, June 24 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are expected to get married in Sydney, Australia, Sunday in a traditional, Catholic wedding.
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Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Australia at an early age. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, Urban found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Records and charted two singles on the Billboard country charts.

Still signed to Capitol, he made his solo American debut in 1999 with the album Keith Urban. Certified platinum in the U.S., it also produced his first American Number One in "But for the Grace of God". His breakthrough hit was the Number One "Somebody Like You", from his second Capitol album Golden Road (2002). This album also earned Urban his first Grammy Award win for "You'll Think of Me", its fourth single and the fourth Billboard Number One of his career. 2004's Be Here, his third American album, produced three more Number Ones, and became his highest-selling album, earning 4× Multi-Platinum certification. Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was released in 2006, producing the record-setting No.17 country chart debut of "Once in a Lifetime", as well as Urban's second Grammy for the song "Stupid Boy", while a Greatest Hits package entitled Greatest Hits: 18 Kids followed in late 2007. This album was re-released a year later as Greatest Hits: 19 Kids with one track added: the number one "You Look Good in My Shirt", which he had previously recorded on Golden Road. Additional albums Defying Gravity and Get Closer were released on 31 March 2009 and 16 November 2010, respectively.

Urban has released a total of nine studio albums (one of which was released only in the United Kingdom), as well as one album in The Ranch. He has charted more than fifteen singles on the U.S. country charts, including ten Number Ones. Urban plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as banjo, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, sitar, bouzouki and drums.

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