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Robin Thicke 2014 North American Tour Kicks Off in Atlanta February 21st

Following the release of his best selling, GRAMMY nominated new album, Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke will kick off his highly anticipated Spring 2014 North American tour on Friday, February 21st in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre. Robin will be joined by special guests DJ Cassidy and K. Michelle on select dates. New markets have been added to the exclusive 19 stop tour which will continue through the spring (please see full routing below). K. Michelle replaces Jessie J, who will be in the U.K. recording her album and cannot make it over to the U.S. Robin is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). These special tickets are available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available for purchase on www.robinthicke.com.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Robin receiving the honor of top-selling single of 2013 for “Blurred Lines” with 6.5 million units sold. The bestselling track also became one of the few songs to sell more than 6 million in 2013, and is additionally among only 26 singles to have moved more than this many units in the history of the Billboard charts.

This past summer marked the debut of Robin Thicke’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, Blurred Lines (Star Trak/Interscope Records). The collection debuted at #1 onBillboard Top 200 while, “Blurred Lines,” the single, continued its 12-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making Robin the first artist to take the top spot on both lists since December 2012 and only the 17th act to earn the distinction in the past ten years. “Blurred Lines” scored the highest audience ever recorded and broke records by climbing to #1 on 5 radio charts simultaneously (Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, Hot AC & Urban AC) – the first time this has ever been done by an artist. New York Magazine called the album, “A great record. Period,” while Rolling Stone said, “Robin Thicke sings, writes, produces, plays keyboard and even raps a little on his excellent sixth album.” Most recently, Robin received three GRAMMY nominationsincluding “Record of the Year,” “Best Pop Vocal Album,” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” The third single off of the Blurred Lines, “Feel Good,” is available now.

Tour Dates

February 21 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

February 22 Orlando, FL Universal Studios (w/ DJ Cassidy)

February 25 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Event Center (w/ DJ Cassidy)**

February 27 Washington, DC Patriot Center (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 1 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 2 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata (w/ DJ Cassidy)

March 4 Boston, MA Aggannis Arena (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 7 New York, NY Theatre at MSG (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 11 Orillia, ON Casino Rama (w/ DJ Cassidy)**

March 12 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

March 16 Miami, FL Tom Joyner Cruise**

March 18 Houston, TX Houston Rodeo

March 20 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater (w/ DJ Cassidy)

March 21 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino (w/ DJ Cassidy)

March 23 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (w/ DJ Cassidy)

March 26 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)**

March 28 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Casino (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)**

March 29 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (w/ K. Michelle & DJ Cassidy)

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The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night To Be Held In Los Angeles

“The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®” is set to take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVEand will air live on the CBS Television Network on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The one-hour special will officially kick off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

This concert special marks the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to stellar ratings for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which garnered 28.37 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also nearly doubled its social media conversation from the previous year, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance).

Details regarding ticket sales, presenters and performers for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” will be announced in the coming weeks.

Mumford And Sons Postpone Shows For Bassist Ted Dwane To Have Brain Surgery

English folk rock band Mumford & Sons postponed three concerts this week so bassist Ted Dwane can undergo emergency brain surgery for a dangerous blood clot. The band revealed Dwane’s health scare in a post on their website. The post reads:

“Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment. The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery.

Sadly we have to postpone three upcoming headline shows planned for this week in Dallas on Tuesday 6/11, Woodlands on Wednesday 6/12, and New Orleans on Thursday 6/13. All dates will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as we can; all tickets for this week’s events will be honoured at their rescheduled dates. We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour.

We’re all wishing Ted a speedy recovery.
Much love,
Mumford & Sons”

No other details on Dwane’s condition were immediately available. Mumford & Sons, which consists of Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Country Winston, won the Album of the Year Grammy for their second album, Babel, this year.

Justin Timberlake Launches Home Decor Website

Justin Timberlake‘s new home decor website, HomeMint.com , launched Wednesday.

The Grammy Award-winning singer joined forces with interior designer Estee Stanley to create the site, which curates home furnishing collections and features their collaborations with various home designers.

Their home decor line and styling tips will be offered on the membership-based website, with a $10-monthly fee, but non-members can also shop online.

“It’s up! It’s live! … Ch, ch, ch, check it out,” Timberlake tweeted to fans.

Stanley was Timberlake’s stylist during his days in the boy-band, *NSYNC. After she helped Timberlake decorate his own home, the idea to partner on a home goods line was born.

Stanley’s biography on the website also notes that she served as a stylist for Jessica Biel, Timberlake’s fiancee.

“A home should be an expression of who you are and the style of who you are,” the 31-year-old singer said in an introductory video for HomeMint.com.

“A home is always changing, like we’re always changing as people,” he added.

Adele Scores Biggest Grammys Boost In Awards’ History

Following her stellar performance of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ at the televised Grammy awards, Adele has experienced the biggest ever leap in sales as a result of Grammys success. The British singer saw an impressive 207% sales increase on the pre-Grammys week, according to the New York Daily News. That’s a total of 730,000 albums shifted in just seven days. This marks the largest boost in sales for a single artist in the Grammy awards’ 54-year history. The previous record holder was Norah Jones, who shifted 621,000 copies of album ‘Come Away With Me’ in 2003, after winning Album of the Year.

The second biggest post-Grammys increase has gone to The Civil Wars, who experienced a 178% increase in sales. The country-folk duo, who have recently duetted on the track ‘Safe and Sound’ with Taylor Swift, jumped from 39 to number 8 on the Billboard chart, having sold 35,600 copies of their debut album, Barton Hollow. And Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters saw a hike of 134%, propelling them from number 55 to number 19 on the US albums chart.

This isn’t the only record that Adele has broken since her feted Grammy appearance: Her album, 21, has now retained its position at the top of the US album chart for 21 consecutive weeks. The Londoner has finally beaten the record set by Whitney Houston’s soundtrack album The Bodyguard, released in 1992.

Lady Gaga Returns To "Jimmy Kimmel Live" For An Exclusive Late-Night Block Party!

Lady Gaga returns to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the first time since she made her late-night network television debut on Kimmel’s show back in October 2008. The Grammy-winning superstar will chat with Jimmy, followed by a live performance on the Bud Light Outdoor Stage in Hollywood.
For the first time ever “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will shut down the entire city block behind the studio in order to accommodate Gaga and her legion of little monsters. This epic block party will include the pop icon’s late-night debut of her newest hit single, “You and I.” Gaga joins the ranks of musical royalty Coldplay, Jay Z and Depeche Mode, who have also shut down the streets of Hollywood for their performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Thursday night’s show also features a visit from Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford, whose film “Cowboys & Aliens” will be released nationwide on Friday. Ford’s interview will round out a week of bookings dedicated to the film leading up to its premiere, including appearances by Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Adam Beach and an episode of Kimmel’s show directed by Jon Favreau.