MercyMe lead vocalist Bart Millard and Sparrow recording artist Nichole Nordeman shared songwriter of the year honors at the 26th annual ASCAP Christian Awards, held last night (May 24) at the Richland Country Club in Nashville.
Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own creations as well as music by Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, Madonna, Ian Brown and Bjork.
The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart with "Escape" (Interscope) While his father Julio also had a No. 1 British single with "Begin the Beguine" in 1981, he never topped the album chart, despite four top-10 entries.