Nelly Furtado was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (March 4) at Copps Colisieum in Hamilton, Ontario. On the strength of her Dreamworks debut album, "Whoa, Nelly!" the Victoria-based singer won top new solo artist, top songwriter, and top producer (with Gerald Eaton and Brian West). She also earbed top single for "I'm Like A Bird."
Three days after promising in a District Court hearing in San Francisco to implement a file-screening system over the weekend, online file sharing company Napster has yet to begin blocking copyrighted music files from its service's search engines.
As tipped here Friday, former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn is teaming up with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and members of Radiohead for a five-date run in Auckland, New Zealand, next month. The shows are set for April 2-6 and will be held at the St. James Theatre, a historic venue in the heart of town.
Shaggy's widely expected arrival at the top of the U.K. singles chart with "It Wasn't Me" (MCA) left a giant imprint on the survey. Selling a massive 345,000 copies in its first week, the track's arrival at No. 1 was apparently unhindered by pre-release sales that had already taken an import version to No. 31 last week.
The first shots in a nightclub melee involving Sean "Puffy" Combs were not fired by Combs' co-defendant and protege Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, a witness testified today (March 5) in New York. Tabon Terrence Jones, 34, a photographer from Philadelphia, said the gunman "had braids in his hair and they were wrapped tightly all around."
Blake Babies drummer Freda Love says it was "laughably comfortable" recording "God Bless the Blake Babies," the trio's first album in a decade. "It cracked us up a couple of times that it felt like no time had passed. It felt exactly the same."
The annual Warped tour has sprouted an offshoot: the Warped Inside Spring 2001 tour, set to kick off March 15 in Milwaukee. Boasting the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the headlining slot, the tour will feature different supporting artists in each city. So far, No Use For A Name, Fenix TX, Buck-O-Nine, Agent Orange, and Flogging Molly are among the acts that have signed on.
Shelby Lynne, Robbie Williams, Geri Halliwell, and Lucinda Williams have contributed tracks to the soundtrack of "Bridget Jones's Diary." The film, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant, hits theaters April 13; the Island soundtrack arrives April 3.
Four years after its release, King Britt Presents Sylk 130's debut, "When the Funk Hits The Fan" (Ovum/RuffHouse/Columbia), remains one of those musically solid discs that we find ourselves revisiting quite often. As the faux soundtrack to a '70s film -- Britt dubbed it "The Emotion Picture Soundtrack" -- the 19-track set meshed old-school rhythms and beats with a contemporary attitude.