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Nicki Minaj pulls out of music fest


August 19th, 2012 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has cancelled her plans to perform at British music festival due to illness.The 29-year-old was set to take to the stage at Britain's ... Read more...

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Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Olympic Games are over for the thousands of athletes who had shed tears and sweat to get to London. It's time for them to party.International ... Read more...

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London bids musical adieu to Olympics


August 13th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) With high voltage performances by the past, present and future from the world of music, London bid goodbye to the Olympics with a stylish yet ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams opts out of Olympic ceremony


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams has opted out of the closing ceremony of London Olympics to be with his pregnant wife, who is due to give birth ... Read more...

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Scherzinger backs British music campaign


May 19th, 2012 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has thrown her support behind a campaign celebrating the best of British music.The 33-year-old has joined British singers Jessie J, Florence ... Read more...

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Why sing in English: Honey Singh


May 8th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Punjabi rapper 'Yo Yo' Honey Singh believes the Indian entertainment industry is self-sufficient and can do without international celebrities. He has openly challenged international rapper ... Read more...

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Johansson joins hands with Massive Attack for song


May 25th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has teamed up with the British music production house Massive Attack for a song for Mexican movie "Days of Grace".She will co-produce the ... Read more...

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Stressed? Drum it away


May 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The high-energy beats of Western and African drums can reduce stress in younger people as they battle to make headway in the academic or professional ... Read more...

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Halliwell wants ‘Spice Girls’ reunion at Olympics


April 28th, 2011 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell wants the "Spice Girls" to reunite to perform at the opening ceremony of next year's Olympic Games in London.The singer, who quit ... Read more...

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Spice Girls could play at London Olympic opening ceremony


April 27th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 27 (ANI): Geri Halliwell a.k.a. Ginger Spice is backing plans for the Spice Girls to reunite next year, and added that they could play at London Olympic opening ceremony.She ... Read more...

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Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols to perform together at London Olympics?


April 25th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Members of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Sex Pistols are said to have joined hands to form a spectacular super group for the launch of the London ... Read more...

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George Michael praises Spice Girls for inspiring women


March 12th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Singer George Michael has praised the Spice Girls for revolutionising the music scene by encouraging more British women to enter the industry.Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, ... Read more...

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‘The Queen’ is the best selling record since 1956!


January 28th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): 'The Queen' is the best selling record since 1956 amongst British music fans, it appears.The Office for National Statistics has revealed that Brits have been buying rock songs ... Read more...

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No ‘X Factor’ for Will Smith


January 11th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Will Smith's spokesperson has denied reports that the Hollywood star has signed up for judge Simon Cowell's US version of TV talent show "The X Factor".The "Independence ... Read more...

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Spice Girls To Perform In 2012 Olympic Games


October 19th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Preparations for the next Olympic Games to be held in London have already begun and while the games are an important part of the preparations, it ... Read more...

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George Michael sentenced to eight weeks in jail for drug offenses


September 15th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Singer George Michael on Tuesday was sentenced to eight weeks, four of them in jail, for crashing his vehicle while driving under the influence of narcotics.The ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse contributes track for Quincy Jones


September 12th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
September 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): latest reports suggest that famous British singer Amy Winehouse is going to contribute a track for the Quincy Jones tribute album. The popular ... Read more...

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Singer-Songwriter George Michael charged with drug offenses


August 13th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Singer-Songwriter George Michael was charged on Thursday with drug offenses following an incident last July, BBC reported.The British music star was charged with possession of marijuana and with ... Read more...

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American accent makes singing easier, says Oz study


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that singing in an American accent comes naturally to most singers, as it is easier to sing the song that way.Big names in ... Read more...

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Ronson acquired fake accent to dodge bullies


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) British music producer Mark Ronson says he used to change his accent to escape bullies during his school days. "I moved to New York (from London) when I was ... Read more...

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Marriage still not on the cards for Simon Cowell


June 14th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): British music mogul and TV host Simon Cowell has no plans of marrying love interest Mezghan Hussainy as for now.It's been four months since Cowell hinted that he ... Read more...

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Key British political parties pursuing Lily Allen


April 26th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 26 (ANI): Lily Allen has been courted by two of Britain's main political parties because she reached out to young fans via Internet, the singer has revealed.In an interview ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan denies dating London DJ


March 7th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has denied reports that she has a new DJ lover in her life after she was linked to British music-mixer Gareth Geno. The ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan dismisses new DJ romance reports


March 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has dismissed reports she has a new DJ lover after being romantically linked to British music-mixer Gareth Geno.The actress 'came out' as bisexual in 2008 ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to make video appearance at this year’s Brit awards


February 8th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): British royal Prince Harry will make a video appearance at this year's BRIT awards.The 25-year-old will make a special appearance to mark the 30th anniversary of the awards. ... Read more...

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Beyonce tops ‘World’s Greatest Pop Stars’ poll


November 30th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Beyonce Knowles has been named the 'World's Greatest Pop Star' by British music lovers.More than 100,000 fans voted in Rimmel London's World's Greatest Popstars contest, selecting Beyonce ... Read more...

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Mel B says ex manager can help reunite Spice Girls for Olympics


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 03 (ANI): Former Spice Girls member Melanie Brown has said that the only person who can help reunite the band on time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London ... Read more...

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Spice Girls to perform at opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics


November 1st, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): The Spice Girls are ready to set the stage on fire yet again - the pop divas are slated to reunite at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Strictly pulls off major coup over X Factor by signing Bee Gees


October 15th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): The fierce rivalry between Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor is hitting an all time high, with the former signing on Brit pop legends the Bee ... Read more...

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Lily Allen stands out against Internet piracy


September 15th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Brit singer Lily Allen has taken a stand against Internet piracy, and she has also urged fellow pop and rock stars to follow suit before song stealing ... Read more...

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MJ’s death sends his songs’ sales soaring


August 15th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): Sales of Michael Jackson's hit songs have been soaring since the sudden death of the star on June 25.British music publisher Chrysalis Group said Jackson's untimely death ... Read more...

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MJ’s 1984 Andy Warhol portrait to go under the hammer (Corrected)


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): A portrait of Michael Jackson, by Andy Warhol, is set to be auctioned in New York.The 1984 painting will go under the hammer at the Vered Art ... Read more...

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Undying love: great British music conductor, wife die at suicide clinic


July 14th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Distinguished British music conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife Joan have taken their own lives at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, their family announced Tuesday. Downes, 85, ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson recordings dominate the charts


June 29th, 2009 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (DPA) Days after his sudden death, pop star Michael Jackson's 2003 album of his greatest hits, "Number Ones", has surged again to the top of the album charts ... Read more...

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Lennon’s son furious at Springsteen over Glastonbury headlining


June 20th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): John Lennon's son Sean thinks Bruce Springsteen is an "outrageous" choice to headline the Glastonbury Festival.Sean- the son of Beatles legend John and Yoko Ono - is ... Read more...

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