News / Arts & Entertainment

Eminem Tops Billboard 200 Chart Again; Blondie to Release New Album

Eminem Tops Billboard 200 Chart Again; Blondie to Release New Album
Eminem Tops Billboard 200 Chart Again; Blondie to Release New Album

Fantasia to Release 3rd Album

On August 24, J Records will release the third album by R&B singer Fantasia Barrino.  "Back To Me," Barrino's first album since 2006, features her current Top 10 R&B hit "Bittersweet."  On August 9, the season 3 American Idol winner made headlines after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping aids.  She was hospitalized for a few days, but has now recovered.  The overdose followed reports of Barrino's affair with a married man.  His wife is threatening to sue Fantasia for violating North Carolina's home-wrecker law.  

Blondie Working On New CD

Blondie is finishing its first new album in seven years.  The band's drummer, Clem Burke, told Billboard.com that he expects "Panic of Girls" to be released in Australia in time for their tour dates there in November.  He added that the album will be released in the U.S. and other countries in 2011.

Eminem Tops  Billboard 200 Chart Again

Eminem's Recovery album
Eminem's Recovery album

Eminem returns to Number One on the Billboard 200 chart this week with "Recovery."  The album sold 133,000 copies during the past week.  According to sales tracker Nielsen SoundScan, total sales of "Recovery" stand at 2.1 million copies.  The only album that has sold more in 2010 is Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (2.5 million copies).

Dolenz Pays Musical Homage to Carole King

Former Monkee Micky Dolenz has recorded a Carole King tribute album.  "King For A Day" features his version of 15 songs that were written or co-written by King, including "Up On The Roof," "Don't Bring Me Down" and "I Feel the Earth Move," which is a duet with "Hannah Montana" star Emily Osment.  Bill Medley duets with Dolenz on the Righteous Brothers' "Just Once In My Life."  "King For A Day" drops on August 24.

New Country Complilation Album Hits Stores

Keith Urban
Keith Urban

The new Country music compilation "My Country: Smash Hits" will be released on August 24.  The set contains previously released tracks by Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and many other popular Country stars.  A portion of the proceeds from its sales will go to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides a "home away from home" for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

New Album Releases August 24:

"Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
"Versus" by Usher
"The Reason Why" by Little Big Town
"Burning The Day" by the Randy Rogers Band
"Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album" by Joe Diffie
"7th Symphony" by Apocalyptica
"I'll Fly Away" by Randy Travis
"Mosaic" by Ricky Skaggs
"For Lack of Honest Work" (3-CD set) by Todd Rundgren
"Top Ten" by Sixpence None The Richer
"For Always: The Very Best of CeCe Winans" by CeCe Winans

Awards Presentations/Winners:

Dailey & Vincent's
Dailey & Vincent's "Brothers From Different Mothers" CD

Dailey & Vincent leads the nominees for the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.  The group, which is the reigning two-time Entertainer of the Year, earned 10 nominations.  They include Vocal Group of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" and Song of the Year for "Elizabeth."  Among the other multiple IBMA nominees are Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Gibson Brothers, Sam Bush, The Grascals, the Josh Williams Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and the Del McCoury Band. (Complete list of nominees and categories at www.ibma.org.)

You May Like

Changing Under Pressure, IS ‘Potent’ as Ever

US intel officials describe Ramadi's fall as concerning, but say it isn't emblematic of larger effort to degrade IS capabilities More

Nigeria Fuel Shortage Shows Fragility of Africa’s Oil Giant

Although it is the largest oil producer in Africa, country has nearly ran out of fuel it needs to power its generators, cars and airplanes over the past week More

Arrested Football Officials Come Mainly From the Americas

US Justice Department alleges defendants participated in 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through corruption of international soccer More

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Cari
|| 0:00:00
...    
🔇
X
George Putic
May 27, 2015 9:31 PM
Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently created an electric-powered replica of an iconic sports roadster. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video 3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Car

Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently created an electric-powered replica of an iconic sports roadster. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video US Voters Seek Answers From Presidential Candidates on IS Gains

The growth of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign kicks off in the Midwest state of Iowa.   As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, voters want to know how the candidates would handle recent militant gains in the Middle East.
Video

Video A Small Oasis on Kabul's Outskirts Provides Relief From Security Tensions

When people in Kabul want to get away from the city and relax, many choose Qargha Lake, a small resort on the outskirts of Kabul. Ayesha Tanzeem visited and talked with people about the precious oasis.
Video

Video Film Festival Looks at Indigenous Peoples, Culture Conflict

A recent Los Angeles film festival highlighted the plight of people caught between two cultures. Mike O'Sullivan has more on the the Garifuna International Film Festival, a Los Angeles forum created by a woman from Central America who wants the world to know more about her culture.
Video

Video Kenyans Lament Losing Sons to al-Shabab

There is agony, fear and lost hope in the Kenyan town of Isiolo, a key target of a new al-Shabab recruitment drive. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf visits Isiolo to speak with families and at least one man who says he was a recruiter.
Video

Video Scientists Say Plankton More Important Than Previously Thought

Tiny ocean creatures called plankton are mostly thought of as food for whales and other large marine animals, but a four-year global study discovered, among other things, that plankton are a major source of oxygen on our planet. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video US-led Coalition Gives Some Weapons to Iraqi Troops

In a video released Tuesday from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Iraqi forces and U.S.-led coalition troops survey a cache of weapons supplied to help Iraq liberate Mosul from Islamic State group. According to a statement provided with the video, the ministry and the U.S.-led coaltion troops have started ''supplying the 16th army division with medium and light weapons in preparation to liberate Mosul and nearby areas from Da'esh (Arabic acronym for Islamic State group).''
Video

Video Amnesty International: 'Overwhelming Evidence' of War Crimes in Ukraine

Human rights group Amnesty International says there is overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, despite a tentative cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Researchers interviewed more than 30 prisoners from both sides of the conflict and all but one said they were tortured. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
Video

Video Washington Parade Honors Those Killed Serving in US Military

Every year, on the last Monday in the month of May, millions of Americans honor the memories of those killed while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day is a tradition that dates back to the 19th Century. While many people celebrate the federal holiday with a barbecue and a day off from work, for those who’ve served in the military, it’s a special day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Arash Arabasadi reports for VOA from Washington.
Video

Video Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors

In Kenya, the smoking of shisha, a type of flavored tobacco, is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according to a new review. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story for VOA from Nairobi, Kenya.
Video

Video Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam War

For many US war veterans, the Memorial Day holiday is an opportunity to look back at a divisive conflict in the nation’s history and to remember those who did not make it home.
Video

Video Female American Soldiers: Healing Through Filmmaking

According to the United States Defense Department, there are more than 200-thousand women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Like their male counterparts, females have experiences that can be very traumatic.  VOA's Bernard Shusman tells us about a program that is helping some American women in the military heal through filmmaking.

VOA Blogs

New in Music Alley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Wayne Casey – “KC” of KC and the Sunshine Band – comes to VOA’s Studio 4 to talk with "Border Crossings" host Larry London and perform songs from his new album, “Feeling You! The 60s.”