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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Duffy Talks To Marie Claire About Her Childhood, Singing Career, Fame & Success

January 5th, 2011 8:10pm EST
Duffy
Duffy, the Welsh songbird who escaped a 1960s time capsule, is doing her best to explain where she fits into this world. "I sing for others to enjoy," she insists, rather unexpectedly. "I have never done this for myself." Asked to expand, the result is no less perplexing. "I am the singer. I don't do singing," she stresses. "This is who I am. I am the voice. This is me. There's no separation. My record is me. The music is me. I don't live for myself. It's so hard to explain."

"I remember signing a big record deal and being in a cafe by myself, weighing up what it really meant," she recalls...
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Duffy Opens Up About Dumping Her Manager

December 10th, 2010 1:09pm EST
Duffy
Welsh soul star Duffy cut ties with her management company earlier this year because she grew sick of advisers dictating her style and marketing her as a "real" artist.

The 26-year-old singer has dumped her representatives at Rough Trade Management and her manager Jeanette Lee, who helped steer her to fame, and signed a new firm to take charge of her career. Duffy admits she was unhappy with her treatment and had no choice but to make a break.

She says, "So many people around me thought they knew better than me. There were so many people judging... When I took stock of everything, I tho...
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Duffy Struggled With Her Instant Fame

November 11th, 2010 10:43am EST
Duffy
Soul singer Duffy was miserable and lonely after finding fame, insisting she was so homesick she cried herself to sleep.

The Welsh star became an overnight sensation after scoring a hit with her debut track Mercy, but she admits she couldn't cope with her grueling schedule and pined for home while travelling around the world.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "I love my music and performing but some of the other demands terrified me. I am just a normal girl from Wales and always will be. I locked myself in my room and cried and I'm not usually that kind of girl. I am quite tough and can cope...
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Amy Winehouse Returns To Form; Has Wardrobe Malfunction (Pics)

August 5th, 2010 12:47pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Photographers got a little more than they expected when Amy Winehouse revealed a little nipple as she and boyfriend Reg Traviss arrived at Stables Market after attending the launch party for the new restaurant Shaka Zulu in the UK on Wednesday.

Amy was a little wobbly on her feet and struggled to keep her eyes open as Reg guided her in. On the way out of the party the singer had trouble getting into the car and needed help from Reg as he lifted her up and into the back seat of the car.

This is the second time in as many months that Amy showed too much skin. She bared a little too much bo...
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Begging You For Mercy (Links & Stuff)

April 13th, 2009 6:01pm EDT
Duffy
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

Zac Efron's Opening Monologue On SNL:

The sleeping bag coat puts the snuggie to shame - Asylum.com

Electronic cigarettes: All of the addiction, none of the cancer? - IT World

Ex-cop pleads admits to pe...
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Estelle And The Ting Tings Medley At The 2009 Brit Awards

February 19th, 2009 12:12pm EST
The Ting Tings
Although The Ting Tings didn't win an award at The Brits (they were beaten by Duffy twice), it didn't sour their live performance featuring Estelle.

Kudos to the group for pulling off an actual live performance (or a fantastic pre-recording, but let's assume the former).

Estelle and The Ting Tings

- 2009 Brit Award Winners

- Babes of the Brit Awards Slideshow

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Slideshow: Babes Of The 2009 Brit Awards

February 18th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Brit Awards pictures 2009
Kylie Minogue, Duffy, Girls Aloud and Katy Perry were among the hot female artists at the Brit Awards this evening. Check out pics of the ladies here. Who looked hottest? Leave a comment below!

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'Austin City Limits' Pairs Sarah McLachlan With Duffy For Feb 14 Episode

February 11th, 2009 10:19am EST
Sarah McLachlan
Multiple Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan makes her long-awaited debut on the PBS series "Austin City Limits" February 14th, following the release of her greatest hits collection, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan.

McLachlan has sold over 40 million albums worldwide during her 20-year recording career, which began with the release of her debut album Touch. She was brought to the national spotlight in 1997 with the release of her landmark fifth album, Surfacing, which featured two Grammy Award-winning tracks: "Building a Mystery" which won for Best Female Pop Voc...
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Grammy Fashion: The Best, The Worst & The In-Between

February 9th, 2009 9:39am EST
Grammy Fashion
Last night's Grammy Awards were full of drama, and the stars made dramatic statements with their fashion attire. We picked the best & worst of the night, but what do you think? Do you agree with our picks? Click through our fashion slideshow, and let us know!

THE WORST!!!!

Bai Ling

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Cyndi Lauper

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Jordin Sparks

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2009 Grammy Award Predictions

January 30th, 2009 12:05pm EST
My Morning Jacket
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Grammys and the Oscars, and after a few years of real yawners, the Grammys in particular are back with a vengeance! The performances lineup is Coachella-esque impressive, with U2 and Coldplay joining the likes of Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne(!), Paul McCartney(!!) and Radiohead(!!!). But just as important as the performers are the award winners, and if you're in an office pool somewhere or on your way to Vegas and need a little help predicting the winners, you've come to the right place! (Well actually, if you're on your way to Vegas you ...
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Interview With 17-Year-Old Rock Star Gabriella Cilmi

January 29th, 2009 9:49am EST
http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Cilmi,_Gabriella/
Gabriella Cilmi is 17. She doesn't look, sound or have the demeanor of a 17-year-old; nevertheless, she is 17. Now that this minor, but often mentioned, fact is out of the way, we can move onto who Gabriella Cilmi really is.

Gabriella loves classic rock! Often noting Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones as her early inspirations, she has more than her age to separate her from other singer-songwriters. She is too often lumped in with Duffy, Adele and Amy Winehouse.

"When I got signed, you know I was just used to jamming with my mates in the garage after school. We wo...
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Can Cover Art Affect Music Sales?

October 2nd, 2008 10:28am EDT
Ne-Yo
Why do record labels and musicians put so much thought into the art work that will grace the covers of new releases to the public? If we were to consider the recent "friendly" album sales feud between the releases of Kanye West's Graduation and 50 Cent's Curtis, perhaps for example, it may have been that West's contemporary and animated cover edged out 50's dark harder edged self portrait cover art. Though there's no given concrete evidence that the purchases of music is motivated by cover art, but there's nothing like getting your most favorite music release with a great designed cover....
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Paul McCartney Loves Duffy Cover

September 22nd, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Duffy
Singer Duffy has recorded a version of Paul McCartney's classic song "Live And Let Die" for charity - and the Beatles legend is astonished with the result. The Welsh songstress tackled the hit Bond theme for her contribution to the upcoming War Child charity album Heroes.

And McCartney is bowled over with the new version of his Oscar-nominated Wings song.

The track is among a host of classic cover versions slated for inclusion on the new album, which is due for release in November.

As part of the project, a legion of musical legends including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Beach...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

September 8th, 2008 9:14am EDT
One Tree Hill
Monday, Sept 8

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 8 p.m.) - Happy 16th Birthday, John Connor! Your terminator friend just blew up, there's some really bad guys after you and Shirley Manson appears to have something up her sleeve.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - We're still angry that the promo last week spoiled the Duchess reveal. It's still juicy though.

One Tree Hill (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Brooke's got revenge on her mind after being attacked.

Prison Break (Fox, 9 p.m.) - Smart move resurrecting Sara. Now, if only we knew what was going on, but we kind of forgot ...
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Top Five Must-Have Summer Albums

June 25th, 2008 2:22pm EDT
Katy-Perry
Summer is synonymous with more than just sun and sand. It goes hand in hand with outdoor activities accompanied by iconic summer jams. And, while summer has just begun, some of our favorite bands, new and old, have put forth some smashing seasonally appropriate albums.

KATY PERRY: ONE OF THE BOYS

Newcomer Katy Perry didn't just kiss a girl and like it, she served up an album full of beach-worthy hits with her debut "One of the Boys." Her satisfying mix of pop melodies and cunningly clever wordplay is bound to be a party pleaser this summer. Certainly get past Perry's popular sing...
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Duffy To Play World-Famous Apollo Theatre On May 12; Debut Disc Out May 13

April 20th, 2008 12:30pm EDT
Duffy
With her first U.S. single "Mercy" bulleting inside the Top 30 this week at Hot AC and Triple-A/New & Active radio formats - on its way to an explosive Billboard Hot 100 debut next week - and the "Mercy" video collecting plays on VH1, VH1 Soul, FUSE, MTV Hits, and mtvU (after premiering on VH1.com and MTV.com) and currently a You Oughta Know and Discover & Download artist, young Welsh singer Duffy has her sights set on the U.S. release of Rockferry, her debut album which arrives in stores May 13th on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label.

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Check Out Duffy's New Video For "Mercy"; Debut Album Due May 13

April 8th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Duffy
Born and raised in Nefyn, North Wales, Duffy has a vocal ability that towers above expectation. Evocative of the music that raised her, yet thoroughly modern, her soulful sound combines a longing, scratchy blues feel with the rustic sound of modern life.

She began songwriting at the age of 10, influenced by Doris Duke, Bettye Swann, Scott Walker and Richard Hawley. She has spent the past two years creating the album that would mark her arrival: Rockferry. Rockferry is slated for a May 13th US release.
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Up-And-Comer Duffy To Release Debut Album, 'Rockferry,' May 15

March 8th, 2008 10:30am EST
Duffy
Born and raised in Nefyn, North Wales, Duffy has a vocal ability that towers above expectation. Evocative of the music that raised her, yet thoroughly modern, her soulful sound combines a longing, scratchy blues feel with the rustic sound of modern life. She began songwriting at the age of 10, influenced by Doris Duke, Bettye Swann, Scott Walker and Richard Hawley. She has spent the past two years creating the album that would mark her arrival: Rockferry.

Rockferry has a charisma all its own. Highlights include the defiantly catchy "Mercy" - haunted by the ghost of Mowtown – "Warwic...
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