It was "as you were" on both the major U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), as Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Thru This" (Relentless) and Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" (Chrysalis) remained at the top of the singles and albums surveys, respectively. But there was considerable activity in the top-10 of the singles chart, with prominent new entries for Sophie Ellis Bextor, Stereophonics, and Steps.
Bruce Springsteen wrapped up a string of five benefit concerts Saturday at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., with a star-studded three-hour show, featuring surprise appearances by Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Costello, and members of the E Street Band.
Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public," particularly his 21 No. 1 country singles and his four albums that have each been certified by the the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 10 million units.
Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Boney James, Tyrese, Ja Rule, Regina Belle, and Pam & Dodi are among the urban music stars set to perform at Stevie Wonder's 6th Annual House Full of Toys benefit concert Saturday (Dec. 15) at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Comedian Tommy Davidson will host.
Clint Black burst onto the country music scene more than a decade ago, riding a wave of hook-laden, accessible, pure country hits in the George Strait vein that made him a favorite both with fans and country radio.
Not sure why this Georgia rock outfit was named artist of the year at this year's Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards? Then give a listen to this enthrallingly well-crafted set, which showcases the band's many strengths (excellent musicianship and powerful songwriting, for instance