Sound Bites: Ginuwine, Puff Daddy, 'N Sync

Double Gift of Life for Ginuwine

Rap star Ginuwine has a lot more to celebrate this week than the debut of new LP The Life at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart — a baby girl. His girlfriend and fellow rapper, Sole, gave birth last week to daughter Story, the couple's first child together. Ginuwine and Sole both have one child from previous relationships.

Pendulum Swings Back for Puffy

A little more than a month ago, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs was facing possible jail time, his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez dumped him, and his fashion innovations were bringing threats of a tomato-pelting from animal rights activists PETA. Now, the rap star is acquitted, he has a new album on the way — and his fashion designs are drawing praise, rather than rotten vegetables. His Sean John line of clothing is one of three nominees for the Perry Ellis Menswear Award for new talent, which will be presented June 14 at Lincoln Center in New York. What's next, Lopez returning to him? Or perhaps her fashion sense is no longer up to his standards …

'N Sync Leads Blockbuster Awards

Pop quintet 'N Sync cleaned up at last night's Blockbuster Entertainment Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The group nailed the prizes for Favorite CD (No Strings Attached), Favorite Single ("Bye, Bye, Bye"), and Favorite Pop Group at the seventh annual ceremony, which also dishes out trophies for movies and video games. Other musicians to take home hardware included Christina Aguilera (Favorite Female Artist), Eminem (Favorite Male Artist), and Destiny's Child (Favorite Group). Pink and Nelly won the female and male awards for Favorite New Artist.

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