As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. 13 via Columbia, the set is led by its title track, which is headed to radio imminently. The track was written by Kara DioGuardi and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, and produced by John Shanks.
As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode "Lizzie McGuire," making her a name brand among tweens.
Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community of Malagash, Nova Scotia, population 774, by a former band manager (dad) and booking agent (mom) who later shunned the business, the artist grew up under strict religious rule. Young Striemer was so sheltered that she knew nothing of radio or TV until she was 10.
Twenty years since the release of their first album, the Goo Goo Dolls continue to rev on all cylinders. The band's latest tour in support of 10th album, "Let Love In," launched Dec. 5 and blankets the United States through March.