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Fiona Apple released on $10,000 bail

Fiona Apple released on $10,000 bail

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was released from police custody in Texas after posting $10,000 bail following a drug arrest, authorities said.
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Fiona Apple arrested in Texas

Fiona Apple arrested in Texas

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Recording artist Fiona Apple was arrested for possession of hash and marijuana at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas, TMZ reported Thursday.

Mariah Carey awarded BMI Icon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A musical tribute paid homage to singer Mariah Carey as an "Icon" at the BMI Urban Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Snoop Dogg banned from Norway for weed

Snoop Dogg banned from Norway for weed

KRISTIANSAND, Norway, July 29 (UPI) -- Norway customs officials have barred rapper Snoop Dogg from entering the country for two years after discovering marijuana in his possession, his lawyer said.
Tupac's mom loves Coachella hologram

Tupac's mom loves Coachella hologram

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Afeni Shakur's publicist says Tupac's mother was thrilled with the lifelike hologram of the late rapper shown on stage at California's Coachella music festival.
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Hammer arrested for pot cookies, brownie

Hammer arrested for pot cookies, brownie

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Armie Hammer spent a day in a Texas jail after police said they caught him with three medicinal marijuana cookies and a brownie.
Radiohead, Keys booked for Coachella fest

Radiohead, Keys booked for Coachella fest

INDIO, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are part of the lineup for the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, organizers said.

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Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Veggie grower accepts Snoop Dogg invite … Celebs help students get up for school … Missing cornerstone was taken by sheriff … Authorities seek 'Butterfingers Bandit' … The world as we know it from UPI.

Veggie grower accepts Snoop Dogg invite

CARDIFF, Wales, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A Welsh man who caught the attention of rapper Snoop Dogg by growing an 85.5-pound rutabaga said he has accepted the star's offer of free concert tickets.

Snoop Dogg takes football to Chicago

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Calvin Broadus, better known as rapper Snoop Dogg, has expanded his youth football league to include Chicago, where he is opening six chapters, officials said.
Stars react to bin Laden death on Twitter

Stars react to bin Laden death on Twitter

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Snoop Dogg and Bill Maher were among the celebrities who posted on Twitter their reactions to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
'Femme Fatale' tops U.S. album chart

'Femme Fatale' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Britney Spears's "Femme Fatale" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Snoop Dogg arrives in the press room at the 2008 CMT Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle was released in 1993 under Death Row Records debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle quickly became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. In early 1996, Snoop Dogg was cleared of charges over his bodyguard's 1993 murder of Philip Woldemariam. His second album, late 1996's Tha Doggfather, also debuted at #1 on both charts with Snoop's Upside Ya Head as the lead single. Though the album sold only half as well, being certified double platinum in 1997.

Tha Doggfather was his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told in 1998, No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (making it his last album of the 90s), and Tha Last Meal in 2000, which was his last No Limit Records album. Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released his album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. Then he signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin', and Malice 'n Wonderland. His most recent release, which was on Priority, was Doggumentary in March of 2011.

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