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Apollonia Covers Prince's 'When Doves Cry' For 'Purple Rain' Tribute Album

June 12th, 2009 11:56am EDT
Prince's reclusive one-time protege Apollonia has recorded a new version of her former boss' "When Doves Cry" for a Purple Rain movie tribute album. Apollonia, real name Apollonia Kotero, was approached to revisit the film in which she starred alongside Prince, for a 25th anniversary tribute in the upcoming issue of SPIN magazine.

And when editor Doug Brod decided to put together a tribute album to boost sales of the issue. Apollonia agreed to revamp "When Doves Cry".

The album, "Purplish Rain", also features "Purple Rain" soundtrack covers from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Of Mon...

Lil' Wayne Tops 2008 Best Album Poll

November 26th, 2008 8:51am EST
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne's multi-million-selling album Tha Carter III has been named the Best Album of 2008 in the year's first pop poll.

The rapper's hit album beat Girl Talk's "Feed The Animals" release and TV on the Radio's "Dear Science" in the new Blender magazine hitlist.

The top 10 are:

1. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

2. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

4. Metallica - Death Magnetic

5. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark

6. Robyn - Robyn

7. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

8. Randy Newman - Harps & Angels

9. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

10. Fa...

'This Is Next' Compilation Series To Highlight The Best Music From Independent Artists

August 27th, 2007 8:05pm EDT
This Is NEXT
This Is NEXT is a new compilation series showcasing today's best independent artists. Based on the model of the popular NOW That's What I Call Music series and inspired by the success of 2004's Garden State soundtrack (which largely featured independent artists and sold over 1 million units), This Is NEXT will be curated biannually by a different label in the ADA stable.

ADA president Andy Allen sums the compilation's relevance best by saying, "Indie music has entered the mainstream. Hollywood and Madison Avenue are increasingly using tracks from indie artists in their projects, and yo...

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