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Daniel Powter was sexually abused as a child

July 18th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Singer Daniel Powter has revealed he was sexually abused as a child.

The Bad Day hitmaker suffered in silence at the hands of a female babysitter for three years and later in life turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his feelings of guilt and shame.

Powter made the shocking confession earlier this week (begs15Jul13) on a trip to Washington, D.C., where he showed his support for U.S. drug courts, which sentence non-violent offenders to treatment programmes instead of jail time.

He told local TV news show WUSA9, "I thought that (addiction) was my problem. But it wasn't. That was my sol...

Daniel Powter's 'Bad Day' Tops One-Hit Wonder Poll

December 7th, 2009 2:58pm EST
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Daniel Powter's Bad Day has beaten out You're Beautiful by James Blunt to claim the top spot on a new one-hit wonders poll.

The catchy tune became an international smash when it was released and it went on to become the most successful single of 2006, according to Billboard magazine.

However, Powter has failed to repeat the feat with his follow-up singles, and has been absent from the U.S. Hot 100 chart ever since.

Billboard bosses also named one-off hits by Terror Squad, Eiffel 65, Gnarls Barkley and Crazy Town on their list of the biggest one-off tunes of the past decade.


Nickelodeon Announces Kids' Choice Award Nominees

February 8th, 2007 10:33am EST
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Star slime fest is back! Justin Timberlake hosts this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 20th Anniversary celebration, airing live March 31, from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Kids will be able to vote in advance in a total of 16 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.

Voting begins online March 5 on Nick.com. Kids also will be able to vote via their cell phones. Beginning Sunday, March 11, in TEENick with the Kids' Choice Awards nominee a different category will be featured on-air each week, and kids can then cast their vote online at Nick.c...

Holly Brook Hits The Road With Teddy Geiger and Alexa Ray Joel

September 25th, 2006 12:09pm EDT
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Holly Brook -- whose track with Fort Minor, "Where'd You Go," won this year's MTV Video Music Award for Best Ring Tone -- will hit the road with singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger to perform material from her solo debut "Like Blood, Like Honey." Alexa Ray Joel will also join the tour, which kicks off in Portland, OR, at The Aladdin Theatre.

Fresh off a successful tour with Daniel Powter, Brook has been widely received as a talented performer. "With light, airy vocals reminiscent of Dido and a simple, sophisticated piano style in the Sarah McLachlan tradition, she displays a broad songwriti...

Nelly Furtado Sizzles at The Top of the Charts

July 21st, 2006 8:58am EDT
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Nelly Furtado remains the queen of summer 2006 in America after scoring a fourth week on top of the Billboard pop charts. The Canadian singer/songwriter's catchy hip-hop anthem “Promiscuous” has kept Gnarls Barkley's megahit “Crazy” off the top of the charts for a second week. That tune stands firm at number two.

Cassie's “Me & U” and Shakira's “Hips Don't Lie” complete the top four. John Mayer scores the week's highest debut - his “Waiting On The World To Change” enters the Hot 100 chart at number 25.

In other U.S. chart news, Koji Kondo's “Super Mario Brothers Theme” tops the ...

Daniel Powter Song Breaks Records

July 19th, 2006 4:28pm EDT
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Daniel Powter's “Bad Day” hit has become the best-selling digital song ever thanks to U.S. fans. The 2005 international hit became a smash all over again earlier this year in America when it was used as a weekly theme on hit reality TV show American Idol.

Canadian Powter even performed his debut during the show's finals and then watched as the track climbed to number one on the Billboard charts, where it stayed for five weeks. Now, the tune has reached another milestone - the single has sold more than 1.6 million downloads in the United States.

The track has become one of the bi...

Win A Sony PSP And A Copy Of "Now That's What I Call Music 22," In Stores Tomorrow

July 10th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
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What do Daniel Powter, Rihanna, Chamillionaire, Keith Urban and The All-American Rejects all have in common? They're all featured on the latest top hits compilation, "NOW That's What I Call Music: Volume 22!"

The latest disc in the series hits stores on Tuesday, July 11 and will also be available online. Grab the whole album at iTunes for just $9.99 or order your copy direct from www.NowThatsMusic.com for only $13.99 with free shipping!

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Holly Brook To Tour With Daniel Powter

July 10th, 2006 10:38am EDT
Holly Brook
You may have heard Holly Brook's sweet, milky voice on her duet with Fort Minor, "Where'd You Go?" (get the ringtone here) The track has been scorching hot this summer on television and radio stations nationwide. Now catch Holly live when she opens for Daniel Powter in support of her debut record, "Like Blood, Like Honey" starting July 17th in Philadelphia.

"Brook makes piano driven pop alongside her cashmere voice," says The Los Angeles Times of 20-year-old Holly. Her debut album (released June 6) is an intimate collection of dusky, sepia-toned gems that she co-produced with Jon Ingol...

Daniel Powter Sets Out On First American Tour

June 14th, 2006 2:20pm EDT
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Soulful pop singer Daniel Powter will set out on his first-ever American tour this summer in support of his internationally best-selling self titled debut album. The 12-date mini-tour, which starts July 17th in Philadelphia and culminates August 4th and 5th in Los Angeles, will stop at theaters across the country and allow fans to hear Powter up close and personal in intimate settings. A larger-scale fall tour is currently being planned.

Powter's fans got a taste of what's to come when the singer performed his unstoppable hit "Bad Day" on a series of high-profile TV shows, including "T...

Chamillionaire Climbs To Number One

May 26th, 2006 11:18am EDT
Rapper Chamillionaire has ended Rihanna's three-week run at the top of the U.S. singles chart after creeping into the top spot with "Ridin.'" The rap star's collaboration with Krayzie Bone jumps up two spots on the new Billboard Hot 100 chart to take over the number-one spot.

Rihanna's "SOS" falls to number three, while former number one Daniel Powter stands firm at number two.

Elsewhere on the chart, Field Mob's "So What" is the Hot 100's greatest airplay gainer at 31, while Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" claims the week's highest debut at 54.

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No SOS Needed, Rihanna Is Still Number One

May 19th, 2006 1:21pm EDT
R&B sensation Rihanna has netted a third week on top of the U.S. singles chart with her international hit "SOS (Rescue Me)," keeping Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" at number two. Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone and Sean Paul's "Temperature" switched places on the Billboard Hot 100, at third and fourth position respectively.

Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go" remains unmoved at number five. The chart's top new entry is The Pussycat Dolls featuring Big Snoop Dogg "Buttons" at 71.

Check out some cool Rihanna photos.

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Daniel Powter To Perform on 'American Idol'

May 18th, 2006 1:14pm EDT
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Canadian pop singer Daniel Powter is set to thrill fans by appearing on the May 23 season finale of talent show American Idol. The 30-year-old star will perform his hit single "Bad Day," which has been the contest's closing tune this season.

"Bad Day" was also chosen by Coca-Cola as the theme tune to their European advertising campaign. Powter has plans for a mini-tour of North America scheduled to begin in July.

Two finalists remain to battle it out for the title – sultry Katherine McPhee and gray-haired Taylor Hicks.

Learn more about Daniel Powter HERE.

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Rihanna Holds On To Number-One Spot

May 11th, 2006 2:34pm EDT
R&B sensation Rihanna has notched up a second week on top of the U.S. singles chart with her international smash hit "SOS (Rescue Me)." The teenage singer holds firm at number one on the new Billboard Hot 100 list, keeping Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" at number two while Sean Paul's "Temperature" rounds out the top three again.

Grieving rapper T.I. drops from five to six with "What You Know," but he remains atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an impressive fifth week.

Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone is a non-mover at four with Fort Minor's "Where'd You Go," th...

Country Dominates Album Charts

April 20th, 2006 9:27am EDT
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Country music rules the album charts as trio Rascal Flatts continue to dominate at the top, and Toby Keith crashes in at number two. Rascall Flatts sold another 345,000 copies of their latest album, Me & My Gang, to take their two-week tally to an incredible 1.5 million, while Keith's White Trash With Money debuts at number two with 330,000 CDs sold. The album is Keith's eighth top-10 record.

Other major debuts include veteran rapper LL Cool J's Todd Smith, which sold a solid 116,000 copies, and Daniel Powter's eponymous album, which enters the new chart at number nine.

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