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|Global music sales still tumbling - Oct 02, 2003|
|LONDON: The battle-weary global music industry surveyed the wreckage of another dismal six months yesterday as global data showed music sales tumbled almost 11%, piling more pressure on music companies to do deals to survive. |
Despite big hits from pop queen Christina Aguilera and rapper 50 Cent, Internet downloading and CD-burning continued to ravage the industry, dragging music sales down to US$12.7bil in the first half this year, a leading industry body said.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) indicated, however, that the rest of the year may not be so gloom...
|Justin Tops Euro MTV Nominations - Oct 02, 2003|
|Justin Timberlake has been nominated in five categories of the MTV Europe Music Awards.|
The hunky Cry Me A River singer is up for five prizes at the awards which are to be held in Edinburgh in November.
Events host Christina Aguilera is close behind with four nominations, tying with rock duo The White Stripes.
Timberlake is up for a best album for his debut Justified, best male, best pop, best new act and best song for his single Cry Me A River.
The UK's best hope for glory on the night of November 6 is Robbie Williams who competes for three prizes - best male, best pop and best album for ...
|Coldplay At Back Of Awards Q - Oct 03, 2003|
|COLDPLAY were the surprise losers at this year’s Q Awards. They were nominated for four awards at last night’s ceremony but came away empty handed. |
Instead, RADIOHEAD beat them to the title of Best Act In The World.
There was surprise that Coldplay also failed to pick up gongs for Best Single (Clocks), Best Video (The Scientist) and Best Live Performers.
The band — who recently picked up three prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards and have also scooped two Grammys — stayed away from the ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hotel saying they were taking a break after a year of touring.
|'Miserable' Radiohead Voted Best Act In The World - Oct 03, 2003|
|Radiohead were voted Best Act in the World at the Q Awards but refused to turn up after the magazine branded them “miserable”.|
The band sent a video message instead. The film was soundless but in type at the bottom of the screen it poured scorn on Q magazine, ending with the line: “Radiohead aren’t talking to Q”.
Radiohead beat favourites Coldplay to the award and Chris Martin’s band, who did not turn up either, also lost out in three other categories they were nominated for – best single (Clocks), best video (The Scientist) and best live performers.
Electric Six won best video for Gay Bar ...
|Radiohead Shun Awards - Oct 02, 2003|
|Radiohead were voted Best Act in the World at the Q Awards but refused to turn up after the magazine branded them "miserable".|
The band sent a video message instead. The film was soundless but in type at the bottom of the screen it poured scorn on Q magazine, ending with the line: "Radiohead aren't talking to Q".
Radiohead beat favourites Coldplay to the award and Chris Martin's band, who did not turn up either, also lost out in three other categories they were nominated for - best single (Clocks), best video (The Scientist) and best live performers.
Electric Six won bes...
|Radiohead Wins Best Band - Oct 02, 2003|
|Radiohead have been voted best band in the world at this year's Q Awards, but multiple nominees Coldplay were left empty handed.|
Chris Martin's band were up for, best band, best single (Clocks), best video (The Scientist) and best live performers.
But Christina Aguilera walked away with the best single award for Dirrty.
Electric Six won best video for Gay Bar and Robbie Williams' sell-out Knebworth gigs earned him the best live act.
Coldplay - who recently picked up three prizes at the MTV video music awards and have also scooped two grammys - stayed away from the awards, voted by Q magazi...
|What About Fans Of Britney AND Christina? - Oct 03, 2003|
|b0rntoplay writes "In the last week, I have read several submissions from Britney and Christina fans regarding their supposed on-going fued. Its always Britney fans vs Christina fans, but what about people who like them both?|
I'll state right now that I am a bigger Britney fan...however, I still love Christina. I have all their CDs and have seen them both live, I just prefer one over the other, as I am sure everyone does. But even though I do like Britney more than Christina, I don't see why that gives me the right to attack Christina and her fans.
I understand that we all have the righ...
|Christina's Dirrty looks all in the past - Oct 03, 2003|
|Stepping out as the face of Versace for the 2003 Q Awards at the Park Lane Hotel in London today, Christina Aguilera turns heads with her classic attire. The raunchy American pop star, criticised by many in the past for her grungy look, won Best Single for Dirrty. Picture: AP...|
|Christina Aguilera: What A Girl Needs Is A Break - Sep 13, 2000|
|What a girl wants - nay, what a girl needs - is a few days off. Christina Aguilera canceled two scheduled concerts, in Boston on Saturday, September 9 and in Virginia Beach, Va., on Monday, September 11, in the wake of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7. But organizers say she is still expected to perform at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards tonight (September 13) in Los Angeles.|
Nearly 10,000 of Aguilera's Boston fans were inside the 20,000-capacity Tweeter Center, when, 90 minutes before she was scheduled to begin, it was announced that the show was canceled.
|Christina Aguilera, Son By Four Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards - Apr 27, 2001|
|Christina Aguilera snatched two Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night, but no one could compete with Puerto Rican quartet Son by Four, who won seven.|
The pop salsa band behind the hit "A Puro Dolor" took home trophies at the Miami Beach, Florida, ceremony for Artist of the Year and Track of the Year, along with Pop Track of the Year. In the Tropical/Salsa category, they won for Group, New Artist, Album and Track of the Year, according to the Associated Press.
Aguilera won New Artist and Female Artist in the Pop Album category for Mi Reflejo. Enrique Iglesias also picked up...
|Christina Aguilera: Mi Pleito - Oct 18, 2000|
|MTV.com's Kara Manning reports on Christina Aguilera's lawsuit against a former manager, alleging he used "improper, undue, and inappropriate" influence over the teen singer. |
Christina Aguilera is the latest pop hit machine to step into the legal ring with a former manager.
Aguilera filed suit against Steven Kurtz on Friday, October 13 in Los Angeles, claiming fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. In the suit, Aguilera claims that Kurtz - who assumed the reins of the singer's career when she was 17 years old - used "improper, undue, and inappropriate" influence over Aguil...
|Christina Aguilera's Mi Reflejo Conquers Latin List - Sep 22, 2000|
|Pop superstar's first Spanish-language album knocks Son by Four to #2. |
It may not be what she had in mind, but pop superstar Christina Aguilera conquers this week's Billboard Latin 50 albums chart with her first Spanish-language album.
Mi Reflejo, which also debuts at #27 on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart, five slots below her septuple-platinum Christina Aguilera, knocks Son by Four's eponymous sophomore album back down to #2.
"I'm not sure I'm trying to conquer anything," Aguilera said last week in introducing the album. "This is a love of mine, and whoever wants to co...
|NEWSBRIEF: Christina Aguilera Pulls Out Of Disney Event - Oct 27, 2000|
|Pop star, battling flu, cancels New York appearance. |
Christina Aguilera canceled a planned appearance at a private Disney Channel event in New York on Saturday, as the singer and several members of her touring entourage are ill.
Aguilera was to have joined British pop trio BBMak for a performance at the ESPN Zone in Times Square, but organizers said the singer's reps notified them late Thursday that Aguilera would be unable to attend the event.
RCA Records publicist Pamela Murphy said Friday that Aguilera had been diagnosed with flulike symptoms by doctors in Hawaii, where the singer has b...
|Christina Aguilera Introduces Mi Reflejo - Sep 16, 2000|
|Teen Grammy winner discusses Santana, boleros, Shakira. |
LOS ANGELES — For his next collaboration, Carlos Santana will join forces with ... Christina Aguilera?
Don't laugh. It could happen.
The two multimillion-selling performers, the Supernatural guitarist and the teen pop princess, met backstage Wednesday during the Latin Grammy Awards, where each performed.
"I was talking to Santana last night," Aguilera said on Thursday, "and he was like, 'I had the TV on at home, I was strumming my guitar and learning the melody to "Genie in a Bottle." ' "
|R&B Beat: Christina Aguilera, Etta James, Whitney Houston - Apr 18, 2000|
|Teen singer Christina Aguilera gets together with soul veteran Etta James; Arista anniversary party goes to DVD. |
Teen pop singer Christina Aguilera, who frequently covers Etta James' "At Last" in her shows, is set to record with the soul veteran on June 6. They'll cut a tune for Aguilera's upcoming Christmas album. ...
Arista Records' recent 25th anniversary concert, which featured performances by Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton , Puff Daddy and Santana, will be released June 6 on DVD. The show, taped in Los Angeles last week, airs May 15 on NBC-TV. ...
R&B singer Sisqó didn't...
|Christina Aguilera Promises Soul, Blues On 'Edgy' Tour - Apr 29, 2000|
|Pop singer Christina Aguilera said she sees her music moving in a more bluesy direction and that she'll explore new ground on her upcoming tour.|
"I'll be doing songs from my debut album," Aguilera, 19, told fans in an online chat Thursday (April 28) on sonicnet.com. "But I've changed so much from doing that at 17, so we'll put a whole new twist on things from my album. ... There will be a lot of blues and soul inflections, which is what I've wanted to do more of for a long time."
The tour, which will feature R&B quartet Destiny's Child as the openers, will kick off Ju...
|With Three Albums In Works, Christina Aguilera Eyes Long Career - Mar 27, 2000|
|Teen star says she'll 'try to take pop a little deeper than it is right now.' |
LOS ANGELES — While her debut LP remains one of the hottest sellers in the U.S., Christina Aguilera is planning three new albums to ensure that her residence in the limelight isn't temporary.
In addition to the Spanish-language and Christmas albums she plans to deliver before the end of the year, the 19-year-old pop star already is setting goals for her next English-language, nonholiday LP.
"I really want try to take pop a little deeper than it is right now," Aguilera said backstage at the Grammy Awards...
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