Cee Lo Green
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Friday 14 January 2011
Bruno Mars, until recently one of R&B's backroom boys, is currently the hottest thing in pop, with "Grenade" furnishing his second UK chart-topper.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Despite being on the front line of the BBC's musical output, Radio 1's DJs do not choose the vast majority of the tracks they play. Now, a top boss at Radio 1 has explained why: because the station would lose listeners.
Saturday 08 January 2011
When I was a child I wanted to be... a taxi driver, and then I thought it might be more up my street to be a singer.
Friday 31 December 2010
Music: I've just bought Cee Lo Green's new album, 'The Lady Killer'. I've listened to it a couple of times and I was instantly drawn in. I love the old style he has. I also bought The Drums' album a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it. I love their writing, it's a great album.
Friday 17 December 2010
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Chart stars Coldplay are to top the bill for this year's Christmas Top Of The Pops with a one-off performance of their festive single.
Sunday 31 October 2010
He sang on the first song (Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy") to make it to No 1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone and his "Forget You" – here in both clean and original versions – kept Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow off the top spot.
Friday 29 October 2010
Cee Lo Green is playing on The Album Chart Show on Monday 1 November at London's Koko. The Independent is offering 100 lucky people tickets to the show.
Friday 29 October 2010
Back in 2004, long before his hook-up with Danger Mouse in Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo Green was proving himself modern R&B's renaissance man, equally adept behind mixing desk and microphone, on his landmark nu-soul album Cee Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine.
Friday 08 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Amy Winehouse may be reportedly peeved at Mark Ronson's taking too much credit for her success, and piggybacking his own solo career on that success, but she shouldn't worry overmuch about him stealing her vocal limelight: for as Record Collection brutally reveals, the über-producer of his era turns out to be an ünter-singer, his weedy vocals here failing to bring to life any song on which he takes the lead.
Friday 06 August 2010
Travis "Travie" McCoy made more UK chart impact with the recent ersatz reggae-rap hit single "Billionaire" than he did in over a decade as frontman of pop-rappers Gym Class Heroes, and while there are a couple more hits to come from Lazarus, it's unlikely to make him a household name.
Friday 28 May 2010
B.O.B, aka Bobby Ray Simmons, is the latest breakout star from the prolific Atlanta hip-hop scene, so it's unsurprising that this excellent debut shares similarities of inflection and melodic appeal with OutKast, Cee-Lo Green and Dungeon family.
Sunday 07 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
Apart from his recent shift into movies, Common seems to be approaching his hip-hop career in a perversely roundabout manner
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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