Christina Aguilera engaged!
Christina and Jordan leaving an LA restaurantChristina Aguilera has confirmed that she is to marry long term boyfriend Jordan Bratman. The news was confirmed on the weekend by the singer?s agent Meghan Prophet, who said Jordan proposed to Christina while on holiday last week. According to reports, Jordan (who is also Christina?s boss) presented her with a AUD$144,000 diamond ring. A source adds, “Jordan’s been quite nervous about it. He just didn’t want anything to go wrong. One of the things he wanted to get right was the ring, and that took longer than he thought.” There are no dates planned for the wedding.
Alicia Keys won a haul of four R&B awards at the Grammys, held in Los Angeles on the weekend. Her awards included Female R&B Vocal Performance (If I Ain’t Got You), R&B Album (The Diary of Alicia Keys), R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals (My Boo with Usher) and R&B Song(You Don’t Know My Name: Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly and Kanye West). She didn?t surpass the late Ray Charles who was honoured with eight posthumous awards including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for his final record, Genius Love Company. His duet with Norah Jones won Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Norah was quite almost teary as she accepted her award, “I think it just shows how wonderful music can be.” U2 won Best Rock Group and their song Vertigo won for Best Rock Song. Other winners include John Mayer who received Song of the Year award for Daughters, Green Day who won Best Rock Album for American Idiot and Britney Spears won her first Grammy, beating Kylie Minogue for best Dance Recording.
Kylie?s album bomb
Speaking of Kylie Minogue, unfortunately her album Ultimate Kylie doesn?t look like it will be as popular in America as it has been in Australia and the UK. Her album didn?t manage to make the Bilboard Top 200, but despite this she?s enjoying popularity on radio and in US clubs with her Scissor Sister collaboration I believe in you. Three years ago her single Can’t Get You Out Of My Head peaked at No. 7 and her Fever album debuted at No. 4. in the US charts. This ended a 14 year drought of hits in the US, but hopefully her next album will be more popular than the last. She is set to begin her UK Showgirl tour in March.
Nicole Kidman single
Nicole Kidman has reportedly broken up with Steve Bing, citing that she doesn’t think he’ll ever commit to marriage. The pair were together four months, and sources told UK newspaper, The Sun, “She ditched Steve as it became apparent he had no interest in marriage. In fact, he’s proud of it… She told him there was no future in the relationship and said she wanted a break. But no one expects them to get back together.” It’s about time she figured it out, that’s all we can say!