December 18, 2008 - Akon pleaded guilty to harassment yesterday (12/17) for throwing a fan off the stage during a June 2007 concert in Fishkill, NY, and allegedly causing another fan in the crowd to suffer a concussion, according to People.com.
June 11, 2008 - Common, Akon, Three 6 Mafia, Puddle of Mudd and Flyleaf will perform June 20 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. The concert is a reward for members of Boost Mobile RockCorps, a national volunteer movement that uses music to inspire young people to get involved in helping their communities, according to a press release; the Los Angeles chapter of BMRC provides local youth with an opportunity to earn concert tickets in exchange for four hours of community service. The concert, hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, is exclusively for BMRC volunteers.
December 6, 2007 - It's been a tough year for both performers, but Kanye West and Amy Winehouse came out on top at this morning's press conference announcing the nominees for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
November 19, 2007 - Sunday (11/18) was an historic night for "American Idol" as two former contestants-- Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry--took home three American Music Award prizes each during a ceremony at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.