Jazz Musician Rob McConnell Dies

Jazz Musician Rob McConnell Dies
GRAMMY-winning jazz trombonist Rob McConnell died May 1 in Toronto after a battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. As a native of London, Ontario, McConnell made a name for himself as a trombonist in the North American jazz circuit, establishing himself as a bandleader and songwriter in 1968 when he formed the Boss Brass. He went on to win three GRAMMY Awards, three Juno Awards and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998. McConnell was also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1997. (5/3)

Apple Sells 1 Million IPads
Apple announced today that sales of the new 3G model of the iPad have reached the 1 million mark since its release on April 3, selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone upon its initial release. Apple plans to begin taking iPad orders from international buyers on May 3. (5/3)

Black Eyed Peas Break Digital Sales Record
The GRAMMY-winning Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" has broken the record for best-selling digital song of all time, surpassing Flo Rida's "Low," according to Nielsen SoundScan. After spending 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, "I Gotta Feeling" has now sold more than 5.5 million downloads, surpassing "Low"'s total of 5.53 million. Currently, the Peas own two out of the top five best-selling digital songs in history as "Boom Boom Pow" ranks in at No. 4, followed by GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga's "Poker Face." Behind Flo Rida is Lady Gaga again in the No. 3 spot for "Just Dance." (5/3)
 

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