'Jazz singer Peyroux disappears'
A record label has hired a private detective to trace jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, whose album has been steadily climbing the UK charts.
The US singer has failed to turn up for any promotional work, according to Universal Classics. It said this was not the first time she had vanished, spending seven years busking in Paris after the release of her debut album. Record bosses said she was "proving impossible to track down". Peyroux's voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, with the potential to become one of the biggest-selling artists of the year.