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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Jan. 15 (UPI) --The two surviving members of the Beatles will join Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban at the Grammys this year.
Kate Stanton
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
Gabrielle Levy
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles.
Connick Jr. says he really likes his 'Idol' co-stars

Connick Jr. says he really likes his 'Idol' co-stars

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Actor and musician Harry Connick Jr. says he and his fellow "American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are getting along very well.
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift to appear on Grammy nominations special

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift to appear on Grammy nominations special

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer/songwriters Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are to appear on Friday's "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night."
Keith Urban cuts his hair

Keith Urban cuts his hair

NASHVILLE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born country music artist Keith Urban has posted a photo of his new short haircut on Twitter.
Keith Urban debuts Jennifer Lawrence-style haircut

Keith Urban debuts Jennifer Lawrence-style haircut

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Keith Urban joins the pixie-cut bandwagon.
Kate Stanton
Nicki Minaj wasn't Mariah Carey's 'Idol' Satan, Nick Cannon says

Nicki Minaj wasn't Mariah Carey's 'Idol' Satan, Nick Cannon says

Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey disappointed with "American Idol" experience, not just judge panel.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Mariah Carey equates 'American Idol' job with 'hell'

Mariah Carey equates 'American Idol' job with 'hell'

Nov. 13 (UPI) --Mariah Carey jokingly compares Nicki Minaj to Satan.
Kate Stanton
Mariah Carey says she hated 'American Idol' job

Mariah Carey says she hated 'American Idol' job

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pop star Mariah Carey says she hated working as a judge on "American Idol" in Los Angeles and is glad the gig is over.
George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- George Strait was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Nashville Wednesday night.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
LL Cool J to host Grammy Nominations Concert

LL Cool J to host Grammy Nominations Concert

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, and Keith Urban have been booked to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles, organizers said.
'From Here to Now to You' tops U.S. album chart

'From Here to Now to You' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson's "From Here to Now to You" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Keith Urban's 'Fuse' tops U.S. album chart

Keith Urban's 'Fuse' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Keith Urban's "Fuse" is the No. 1 album in the United States, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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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
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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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