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His new CD, which he calls “my  remark on the
state of love,” contains a depth of feeling that
will surprise and delight long-term fans and
impress those new to his Music then there’s
the exhilarating, salsa-flavored “It Had Better
Be Tonight,”  written by Johnny Mercer and
Henry Mancini, which Bublé attacks with a hot-
blooded vengeance“another very sexy song..
and edgy.”  From there, he takes on “Me and
Mrs. Jones,” the 1972 Gamble and Huff classic
popularized by soul singer Billy Paul. “David
(Foster) brought it to me, I’d never actually
heard it before,” Bublé says. “We wanted it to
be authentic and tell the story. Other highlight's
include two of Bublé’s original songs, Includ-
ing the acoustic-guitar driven “Everything,”
co written with Amy Foster -Gillies and Alan
Chang (who also co-wrote Bublé’s touching hit
ballad “Home” off It’s Time) and produced by
fellow Canadian Bob Rock (Bon Jovi, Metallica,
Mötley Crüe, Bryan Adams). Rounding out Call
Me Irresponsible is Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life"
which, in Bublé’s hands, becomes a power-
house complete with a full choir.  Bublé spent
the months his parents were away with his
music-loving Italian grandfather, who intro-
duced  him to the singers who would become
Bublé’s idols: Bobby Darin, Dean Martin,  
Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Elvis Presley. “These
guys were triple threats,” he says. “They could
sing, they could dance, they could act. They   
were entertainers, and I believe that’s a lost  
art now.”
JAMIROQUAI           www.jamiroquaimusic.com
Blake Shelton is One of
Nashville Lifestyles 25 Most
Beautiful People!
Blake Shelton was born on June
18, 1976, in Ada, Okla. He wrote
songs as a teenager and honed
his performing style as he
played honky-tonk bars and
became a regular on a local
country music show.
At 17, Shelton met songwriter
Mae Boren Axton ("Heartbreak
Hotel"). She had returned to her
Oklahoma roots for a tribute
show honoring her in Ada.
Shelton was part of the
entertainment lineup and Axton
told him to move to Nashville if
he wanted a successful country
music singing career. Two
weeks out of high school in
1994, he packed his guitar and
headed there. In 1997, he was
co-writing with a friend who
tipped off songwriter/producer
Bobby Braddock, who co-wrote
the standards "He Stopped
Loving Her Today,"
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Time
Marches On," among others.
Braddock ultimately served as
the producer for Shelton's
self-titled debut on Warner Bros.
Nashville.
His debut single, "Austin," stayed at No. 1 on Billboard's
singles chart for five weeks, tying Billy Ray Cyrus'
record for a debut single. Shelton also reached No. 1
for three weeks with "The Baby" in 2003. He spent most
of the year on the road with Toby Keith and married his
high school sweetheart. They divorced in 2006.
In 2004, he released the studio album Blake Shelton's
Barn & Grill, which included the hits "Some Beach,"
"Goodbye Time" and "Nobody But Me."
www.bsersfanclub.com
A decade and a half is a long time to
be at the top of your game; no matter
what that game might be. In music, it’
s a near impossibility. While many set
off as next big things, few stay the
distance to arrive as genuine
international icons. After 15 years,
159 weeks on the UK singles chart,
232 weeks on the albums chart, more
than 20 million album sales and five
mammoth world tours – playing to 5
million people in 38 countries – it’s
fair to say that Jay Kay, the quick
stepping 37 year-old professionally
known as Jamiroquai, has finally
made it.  From the vanguard of the
early ‘90s acid jazz revolution to one
of the most recognisable musicians
of a generation. What’s more, he’s
got the 6 multi-platinum albums, 5
MTV Awards, the Grammy, the Ivor
Novello and enough lurid tabloid
headlines to prove it. And now, just
in case there was any doubt, he’s
got ‘High Times: Singles 1992-2006’,
a singles collection which rams
home the point and tracks the
decade and a half journey via his
rare groove and unmistakable
barbed disco.
  .    leanne rines
Rimes was nominated for the Country Music
Association Horizon award and the CMA Best
Country Singer, becoming the youngest singer in
nomination; she won neither award. After two
quickie 1997 releases -- Unchained Melody: The
Early Years and You Light Up My Life:
Inspirational Songs -- she issued her second
proper LP, Sittin' on Top of the World, in 1998.
Her self-titled third album followed a year later
and I Need You appeared in early 2001. The next
year, Rimes emerged with a sexy flair for the
pop-oriented Twisted Angel, but returned to
contemporary country in 2005 with This Woman.
Her 2006 effort Whatever We Wanna found her
going back to pop and was released exclusively
in Europe. In 2007 she kicked off the Evan
Almighty soundtrack with the gospel rave-up
"Ready for a Miracle," appeared on Hal
Ketchum's single "In Front of the Alamo," and
began promoting her next album
, Family, with the
single "Nothing Better to Do
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Although he was born in St. Louis, Aliaune Thiam -- aka Akon -- grew up in
Mor Thiam) returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when
he was seven. There he discovered hip-hop for the first time, as well as
crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on his
musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a
home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which
eventually released Trouble, Akon's debut LP, in June 2004. The album
was an interesting hybrid of Akon's raps and silky, West African-styled
Although he was born in St. Louis, Aliaune Thiam -- aka Akon -- grew up in
Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist
Mor Thiam) returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when
he was seven. There he discovered hip-hop for the first time, as well as
crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on his
musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a
home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which
eventually released Trouble, Akon's debut LP, in June 2004. The album
was an interesting hybrid of Akon's raps and silky, West African-styled
vocals with East Coast- and Southern-styled beats. The success of the
song "Locked Up" raised Akon's profile, and he followed up in the fall of
2006 with Konvicted. Soon enough, two of the album's singles, "I Wanna
Love You" and "Smack That," had made their way to the upper regions of
the Billboard charts
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      AKON Videos                 www.youtube.com.

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While growing up, both Rowlands and Simons
grooved to an eccentric musical diet, ranging from
the Smiths and Jesus and Mary Chain to Kraftwerk
and Public Enemy. They met while taking the same
history course at Manchester University, though
neither were native Mancunians Rowlands enrolled
because of the legendary Haçienda nightclub nearby,
while Simons acknowledged the city as birthplace to
the Smiths and New Order. The pair began sampling
Manchester's vibrant nightclub scene together during
1989 and 1990,
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