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What Happened To Lady Sovereign?

1/8/2016 11:32am EST
Lady Sovereign
Lady Sovereign, the diminutive female British rapper with a distinctly asymmetrical ponytail and cheeky attitude, who emerged on the music scene roughly 10 years ago, all but disappeared from the limelight in roughly 2009 when she was last seen on the U.K. television show Celebrity Big Brother.

Growing up on a gang and violence-ridden council estate in Wembley, North London, the rapper formerly known as Louise Amanda Harman started putting rhymes to beats at just 15 years old. At age 20, she freestyled for label honcho Jay-Z in his office and was signed to Universal Records' imprint Def Ja...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 19, 2011

12/19/2011 3:00am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to:

Prince Of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal (1980)

British singer Lady Sovereign (1985)

Actress Marla Sololoff (1980)

Charmed star Alyssa Milano (1972)

Actress Rosa Blasi (1972)

Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kristy Swanson (1969)

Flashdance star Jennifer Beals (1963)

Brady boy Mike Lookinland (1960)

Spenser: For Hire actor Robert Urich (1946; d. 2002)

Actress Cicely Tyson (1933)

French singer/actress Edith Piaf (1915; d. 1963)

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Will Young Named Top Gay Role Model

8/16/2010 12:01pm EDT
Will Young
British pop star Will Young is the top role model for gay youngsters in Britain, according to a new survey.

The singer 'came out' shortly after he won U.K. reality contest Pop Idol in 2002 and voters on rights group Stonewall's website have named him their favorite gay public figure. The Leave Right Now hit-maker won 58 per cent of the vote, leaving Alison Goldfrapp trailing in second place with 15 per cent.

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke garnered 12 per cent to land third place, while 2009's The X Factor winner Joe McElderry, who revealed he is gay last month, came fourth with 10 per...

British Rapper Lady Sovereign Reveals She's Gay

5/12/2010 6:51pm EDT
Lady Sovereign
British rapper Lady Sovereign has confirmed reports she is a lesbian, insisting she'd have 'come out' sooner if publicists hadn't persuaded her to keep her sexuality a secret.

The 24 year old, who was Jay-Z's one-time protege at Def Jam, has been dogged by rumors about her sexuality - and fueled reports by admitting she had enjoyed same-sex trysts during a recent stint on British reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother."

Now the star has finally come clean about her sexual persuasion, revealing she was advised not to tell the truth about being gay when she first became famous.


The Epochs Release Debut LP Feb. 19

1/27/2008 8:30am EST
The Epochs
On February 19th, Brooklyn's The Epochs will release their self-titled debut LP through The Rebel Group.

For brothers Ryan & Hays Holladay, the craft of songwriting has always been closely linked with the recording process. Along with drummer Kotchy and bassist Kevin Smith, The Epochs (pronounced "ee-poks") have created a sprawling record that cuts no corners in production quality or arrangement.

From the bombastic electronics on "Opposite Sides", to the seething orchestration and manipulated guitar of "Mouths To Feed", to the playful rhythms of "Giving Tree", The Epochs never...

Steve Aoki To Release Debut Mix Album 'Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles' Jan. 22

1/17/2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Aoki
It's irrelevant what you may think of Steve Aoki…. Fanatic or foe, what you cannot deny is how instrumental Steve has been in helping define the emerging music and nightlife culture in the US today. By blurring the lines that once separated hoards of indie kids from the urban or electro fans, and divided the , what this man has created under the guise of a DJ/Party enthusiast is a lifestyle and media empire for youth today.

Dim Mak, his LA based record label has signed and released EP's & LP's for a fine feast of bands including Bloc Party, The Mystery Jets, Klaxons, The Rakes, Scann...

Traveling Entertainment Venue, Spiegeltent, Returns To New York For The Summer Of 2007

5/11/2007 10:00pm EDT
Lady Sovereign
Over the course of sixty sultry summer nights last year, New York fell in love - for the first time - with Spiegelworld, the unique entertainment venue Europeans have flocked to for generations. Rich in tradition, the world's most exquisite traveling venue will once again touchdown under the Brooklyn Bridge at Fulton Fish Market (Pier 17), presenting its eclectic live entertainment program of bands, actors, and eye-popping contemporary burlesque acts. Prepare to be romanced all over again.

An opulent and wondrous venue of cut glass, teak, mirrors, billowing velvet and brocade, Spiegelw...

Lady Sovereign Argues About MySpace Friends

2/2/2007 9:47am EST
Lady Sovereign
Lady Sovereign claims she is more popular than Lily Allen. The 21-year-old British MC - whose profile on popular networking website MySpace caught the attention of rapper Jay-Z - claims she has a bigger fanbase than her rival.

She told The Times newspaper: "I heard the other day that Lily Allen's supposedly got more friends on MySpace than anyone. You want to go and see who's got more friends on MySpace, love! I've got twice as many! "

The outspoken Londoner also hit out at indie rockers the Arctic Monkeys. She fumed: "People like the Arctic Monkeys get all this recognition for es...

Gwen Stefani Officially Announces 40-Date Concert Tour

1/24/2007 10:53am EST
Gwen Stefani
With a hit album in stores and a brand new single at the top of the charts, dates were officially announced today for Gwen Stefani's highly-anticipated The Sweet Escape Tour presented by Verizon. Her most ambitious North American tour to date, Gwen's 40 stop trek kicks off on April 22 at Coors Amphitheatre in San Diego, California, and concludes on June 23 at Irvine, California's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Joining Gwen on tour is the platinum-selling singer Akon, who also sings on and produced her new hit single "The Sweet Escape." Rounding out the bill is British MC Lady Sovereig...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

12/31/2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...

New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

10/31/2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...

Lady Sovereign Readies Debut Disc, "Public Warning," Out Oct. 31; Covers Sex Pistols On "The O.C."

10/15/2006 9:00am EDT
A native of North London's notoriously cut-throat Chalkhill Estates, a rough trade housing development just blocks away from the no-man's-land near Wembley Stadium, Lady Sovereign (nee Louise Harman) was a teen school dropout when she hooked up with the vital East London grime scene. Adopting to the punk rock DIY ethic, her knack for self-promotion soon proved as effective as her mic skills. She posted her rhymes – including "Random" and "Ch-Ching" – on (an early version of MySpace) and the Internet carried them around the world. She still personally manages her own page on M...

Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

2/1/2006 4:11pm EST
Bloc Party
The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 15)

11/15/2005 10:54am EST
A number of new albums hit stores today including new ones from Madonna, Big & Rich, Pitbull and Unearth; live ones from Green Day, Jesse McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren and Wilco; hits collections from The Roots, Alanis Morissette, Cat Stevens, Pete Townshend and Dire Straits; and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 15th...

Alanis Morissette - The Collection

Big & Rich - Comin' to Your City

Bill Wyman - Rhythm Kings Live

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits [Chopped and Screwed]...