50 Cent, Green Day Top ASCAPs
50 Cent? The times really are a-changing.
The hip hop superstar took home top honors at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Pop Music Awards Monday night, where he was named Songwriter of the Year by a group of industry peers.
Whitney Houston stage comebackWhitney Houston made her stage comeback at a pre-Grammys party on Saturday (07.02.09).
The 45-year-old singer looked in good health as she performed in a figure-hugging animal print dress at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons show, in honour of record industry boss Clive Davis.
Her return to the stage has been hailed a triumph, with Whitney - who has publicly battled addition to crack-cocaine and endured a bitter break-up from singer Bobby Brown - told the
T.I. album bows at top of chartA release during the usually quiet Fourth of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which sold 468,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set is T.I.'s second chart-topper in the past year and a half; "King" opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 522,000 copies in late March 2006