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Anita Baker To Release First Album In Eight Years

8/19/2012 11:21am EDT
Anita Baker
Eight time Grammy Award winning R&B singer Anita Baker is releasing her first new album in eight years this October. Baker calls the project, “surreal,” after not releasing an album in nearly a decade. Speaking about “Only Forever” Baker said, “It’s kind of like I’m dreaming.”

Why so long since her last album? Baker sites the divorce from her husband of 10 years, a shakeup in management at Blue Note Records, and switching from analog to digital when recording the album.

The first single from the album is a cover tune called “Lately” originally recorded by Tyrese. The song debuted at nu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

1/26/2010 3:00am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Happy Birthday to:

Comedienne/talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (1958)

Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963)

Soul singer Anita Baker (1958)

Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955)

Late film critic Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999)

Actor Scott Glenn (1941)

Baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935)

French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000)

Legendary actor Paul Newman (1925; d. 2008)

Actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923)

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Q&A: Snoop Dogg On 'Malice N Wonderland,' His Longevity In Music, Family And Much More (Video)

12/18/2009 10:19am EST
Snoop Dogg
Hip-Hop entertainer Snoop Dogg is a changed man. But then, given his longevity in the Hip-Hop game, as part of a chosen selected few an evolution would be evident in Snoop's musical journey. One thing that has remained consistent, however, is the fact that as a rapper Snoop has remained a pivotal force within the music industry since his debut in 1992.

The occasion is marked this week with the release of his tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland. It solidifies Snoop as an entertainer who has come full circle, confident in himself as a performer and as a recognized recording enterta...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

1/26/2009 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday to Wham!'s other half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film critic Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).

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Chante Moore Returns With New CD, 'Love The Woman'; Due June 17

6/9/2008 8:00pm EDT
Chante Moore
Following two highly successful albums with her husband, Kenny Lattimore, Grammy nominee Chante Moore returns with her long awaited first solo CD in nearly a decade, Love The Woman, due June 17th on Peak Records.

Known for numerous hits over the past fifteen years including "Love's Taken Over," "It's Alright," and her top five smash "Chante's Got A Man," Chante Moore is in vintage form on her sultry first single, the passionate ballad "Ain't Supposed To Be. With her angelic vocals, once again she delivers her distinctive soulful style that has made her one of the most admired and res...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

1/26/2008 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

1/8/2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Kelly Sweet's "We Are One" - To Be Released March 6

3/3/2007 11:00am EST
Kelly Sweet
You know the feeling-we've all had it.

Chills run down your spine, and the hair stands up on the back of your neck. It's the kind of reaction you get when you hear a new singer with a special kind of extraordinary talent. It's the reaction you get when you hear newcomer Kelly Sweet.

At just 18 years old, Kelly Sweet has already performed at over 500 concerts around the country, including opening gigs for Paul Simon, Kenny Loggins and Anita Baker. Most recently she has performed in front of sold-out stadiums, singing the National Anthem for a number of major league teams includi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

1/26/2007 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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Jeremiah Drops Debut Album, "Chasing Forever"

11/3/2006 12:42pm EST
Jeremiah
On his debut album, Chasing Forever, Jeremiah delivers an odyssey of original compositions. Jeremiah held a deep desire to create a classic album. He also wanted to tell stories about the most powerful universal force – love. Music gave Jeremiah the inner strength to overcome not only his physical challenges but to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.

Born in Rochester, N.Y. , Jeremiah, one of 12 children, was influenced by classical, gospel, jazz and R&B music. It was the discovery of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita Baker and Daryl Coley that solidified Jeremiah's love af...
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The Isley Brothers Release "Baby Makin' Music"

5/9/2006 4:51pm EDT
The Isley Brothers
Baby Makin' Music is a natural title for a new album by The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley aka “Mr. Biggs.” For, in the annals of contemporary music, few groups or artists can lay claim to creating as many slow jams and bedroom classics, classics that set the perfect right mood for romance leading to seduction, seduction leading to passion and, yes, in more than one instance, passion as a prelude to a rise in the birth rate! “Yes, we’ve been making baby-makin’ music for quite a while,” Ron grins with confidence, aware that his smooth-yet-soulful vocal style has brought pleasure to milli...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 26

1/26/2006 3:00am EST
Eddie Van Halen in Van Halen
Happy Birthday to NBA star Vince Carter (1977), Wham! half Andrew Ridgeley (1963), Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky (1961), comedienne Ellen DeGeneres (1958), soul singer Anita Baker (1958), Dutch-born guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955), film reviewer Gene Siskel (1946; d. 1999), actor Scott Glenn (1941), baseball player/actor Bob Uecker (1935), French director Roger Vadim (1928; d. 2000), "Road to Perdition" star Paul Newman (1925), and American actresses Joan Leslie (1925) and Anne Jeffreys (1923).
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