Popstars hit high notes again

2009-10-23 10:29

Twelve-times Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, who is on the

verge of releasing her new single, Doesn’t Mean Anything, will be lecturing at

New York University’s Centre for the Performing Arts.

The lecture, titled The Element of Freedom, has been named after

Keys’s yet-to-be-released new album. The lecture is aimed at teaching students

mastering the art of music to understand from Keys how to apply creative

thinking to writing songs.

Keys said: “For the first time in my music recording career, I

think I have finally found an understanding of the creative process by just

allowing myself to be free.”

Lewis ups her

British pop superstar Leona Lewis has announced that she will

release her new album, Echo, on November 16. The singer who spawned the hit

single, Bleeding Love, has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Lewis, who won the reality TV show X Factor, saw her debut album,

Spirit, reach the Number One spot on the UK album charts. It was also the Number

One-selling album in the US and UK for 2007/2008.

Her new album will be released in conjunction with a coffee-table

photo book documenting Lewis’s rise to stardom.

Kelly on the right

Three-times Grammy Award winner R Kelly will be releasing his 10th

studio album on November 30. Kelly, who recently visited South Africa, has also

released his first single from the album titled Religious.

The singer who spawned hits like Flirt, Gotham City and I Believe I

Can Fly has surpassed Nat “King” Cole’s record of the most Top 10 hits on the

R&B Billboard charts.

His latest album includes a collaboration with Keri Hilson,

Infinity, Li’l Ronnie and Chris Henderson.

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