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Blondie, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, And Miley Cyrus To Perform In New York’s Times Square As The Country Counts Down To The New Year!

Blondie, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and previously announced Miley Cyrus to ring in the New Year on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014” with live performances from New York’s Times Square, in front of an estimated 1 million people and tens of millions of television viewers nationwide. Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy (“The View”) will be live from Times Square as Ryan leads the traditional countdown to midnight.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” is a bi-coastal celebration with a West Coast celebration hosted by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Coverage of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” will feature hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.”

“New York’s Times Square is one of the most iconic places in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This year we once again will have megastars in our line up including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Jenifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Blondie, Miley Cyrus at midnight, and many more. We’re going to have the country’s biggest party,” said Ryan Seacrest.

“There’s nothing like New Year’s Eve in New York with the energy and excitement from all of the people that gather throughout Times Square,” added Jenny McCarthy. “I have such a great time with Ryan Seacrest, these amazing artists and fans across the country. You never know what’s going to happen and, as the saying goes, what happens in Times Square…is seen by millions of people around the world, so you better keep it classy. Or so they keep telling me.”

Previously announced West Coast performers include Capital Cities, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Robin Thicke and The Fray.

The complete lineup Tuesday night, December 31 on ABC is:

“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music” Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host a fascinating two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, through clips and interviews from the archives of dick clark productions. (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)

“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014″Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year’s hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square. (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, Parts 1 & 2″Ryan Seacrest counts down to midnight live from Times Square, and then the party continues with some of the year’s hottest acts from Los Angeles and New York. (Part 1, 11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET) (Part 2, January 1, 1:08 – 2:12 a.m., ET)

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014” is a presentation of dick clark productions, with Ryan Seacrest and Allen Shapiro serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman as co-executive producer. Larry Klein is producer.

For additional information “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” visit Facebook.com/NewYearsRockinEve. Join the Twitter conversation by following @officialNYRE or by using the official NYRE hashtag #RockinEve.

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CHARLI XCX, New video "SuperLove" plus US Tour Dates

21-year-old Charlotte Aitchison (aka Charli XCX) reveals a new video for her single ‘SuperLove’ out December 1st on Asylum UK/Atlantic —peep video here—shot during a whirlwind trip to Japan, filmed in Tokyo’s famous Robot Restaurant, involving a run-in with a local bike gang. “SuperLove” takes inspiration from female-fronted bands from the 80’s such as The Waitresses, Bow Wow Wow, and the French Ye-Ye scene from the early 60’s—and sees her fronting girl power in true Charli fashion, allowing a taste of what’s to come from LP 2, which will be released in 2014.

“SuperLove is a song about running away and falling in love with someone and it being really dangerous and bad for you but still amazing, romantic and wonderful. SuperLove is the best drug and this song is about overdosing on it and falling in real deep”—Charli XCX

Meanwhile, Charli prepares to embark on her first ever North American headline tour, backed by an all-new female band, kicking off on October 27th at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV—. Purchase tickets via: http://tixx1.artistarena.com/charlixcx/. Tour support includes LA indie rockers Kitten (Elektra Records), LIZ (Mad Decent), and UK-based producer and DJ, TWIN iDol, whom she collaborated with on a vibey remix of UK/Basque-based Crystal Fighters’ “Wave” out now via Beatport and October 8th on all other digital service providers.

All in a year’s work—Charli wrote her first #1 single ‘I Love It’ for Swedish duo Icona Pop, which has gone on to sell over 6 million copies worldwide; released her breakthrough debut album “TRUE ROMANCE” (via IAMSOUND) to rave reviews, including a ‘Best New Music’ mark from Pitchfork; toured in arenas and soon embarks on a full North American headline tour (see full itinerary and rescheduled dates below). Meanwhile Charli is vigorously working on her sophomore album. Charli has been working with and for the world’s top writers and artists including Naughty Boy,Benny Blanco, Britney Spears and Rita Ora. Her publishing was signed by Rihanna/Beyonce mega-producersStarGate. She is also featured on US hip hop artist Danny Brown’s new record ‘Old’ on track ‘Float On’, which she co-wrote with him after he rapped on a remix of her song ‘What I Like’. Stay tuned for more!

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Icona Pop Release Debut Album "This Is… Icona Pop

It’s been 18 months since the Swedish duo first posted their hit single ‘I Love It ft. Charlie XCX’ online. Since that day, both Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, otherwise known as Icona Pop, have gone on to be internationally acclaimed pop-stars. They’ve sold more than 2 million copies of their first official US single, putting them safely in the RIAA Certified Double Platinum category.
They’ve performed in front of millions across the world both on the big stage and on the small screen. Recently the girls performed their current hit single ‘All Night’ in front of 11.3 million viewers on the grand finale of NBC’s America’s Got Talent (watch their performance here) and will be performing the infectiously uplifting single on Wednesday night on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman, and again the following morning on The Today Show.
Icona Pop are almost finished with their current North American tour and will be returning for more west coast dates in December.
‘THIS IS… ICONA POP’, their highly anticipated debut album, was written and recorded all over the globe during their worldwide adventures since becoming international pop-stars. With a handful of some of the most innovative producers around, the duo has created one of the most exciting and interesting pop albums of the year. ‘THIS IS… ICONA POP’ is now available in all good stores across North America, and on all digital platforms from today. 
In celebration of their album release, the girls also unveiled an exclusive video to accompany the Cash Cash remix of their current single ‘All Night’. The video features various downtown fixtures from the Stockholm club scene and was shot by esteemed director and photographer Fredrik Etoall. Watch the video exclusively here.

Listen To Icona Pop’s Debut Album Now!

A week before Icona Pop’s official release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘THIS IS… ICONA POP’, fans can listen to it in its entirety exclusively via Pitchfork Advance.

The pop duo also unveiled their brand new, official video edit for their current single ‘All Night’ today. And more, Icona Pop will perform live on the small screen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight, The Today Show (09/27) andCBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman (09/25).

Currently the girls are on the last leg of their tour and will wrap things up at their adopted home of Brooklyn, NY at theWilliamsburg Hall of Music on 09/25. After a topsy-turvy month of tour cancellations due to sudden sickness, the Swedish duo announce new west coast dates confirmed for Winter, which kick off December 15th in San Diego, hitting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Vancouver—with the full itinerary enclosed below.

U.S TV APPEARANCES
09/18 – NBC’s America’s Got Talent
09/25 – CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman
09/27 – NBC’s The Today Show

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
09/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
09/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
09/21 – Columbia, MD – Virgin Mobile Freefest
09/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts*
09/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
12/15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues* NEW DATE
12/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre* NEW DATE
12/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* NEW DATE
12/20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom* NEW DATE
12/21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom* NEW DATE
*w/ K.Flay & Sirah

THIS IS… ICONA POP – TRACK LISTING
1) I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)
2) All Night
3) We Got The World
4) Ready For The Weekend
5) Girlfriend
6) In The Stars
7) On A Roll
8) Just Another Night
9) Hold On
10) Light Me Up
11) Then We Kiss

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Just In: MTV Reveals The Nominations For The 2013 MTV EMA

MTV today announced the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Musical powerhouse and multi-hyphenate Justin Timberlake and breakthrough artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each, while always captivating superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards. The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast onMTV channels around the world Sunday, November 10th at 9:00PM CET* from the stunning new Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. The2013 MTV EMA is sponsored by tic tac, with essence as the exclusive sponsor of the Best Look Award.

Fans also won’t want to miss the “2013 EMA Nomination Special” Hosted by Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), premiering 8PM on Tuesday, September 17th. The world famous Anchorman Ron Burgundy (star of the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will deliver the news on this year’s EMA nominees in his unique and hilarious way.

Continuing his hot streak after a long hiatus from music, Timberlake continues to dominate 2013, securing EMA nominations for Best Male, Best Live, Best Look, Best US Act and Best Video for “Mirrors.” First-time EMA nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will compete for Best New, Best Hip Hop, Best Song for “Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz),” Best US Act and Best World Stage for their performance at MTV World Stage Wireless 2013 in July.

Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus will go head to head for the Best Female title, and both will vie against Robin Thicke for Best Video. Gaga is also up for Best Look and Biggest Fans, while Cyrus has secured additional nods for Best Pop and Best US Act. Thicke’s other nominations are for Best Song for “Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. & Pharrell), Best US Act and Best World Stage for his performance in Malaysia earlier this month. Perennial EMA nominee Justin Bieber is once again nominated for Best Pop, Best Male, Biggest Fans and Best Canadian Act.

Other notable EMA nominees include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Daft Punk, Rudimental, Icona Pop and One Direction, who are each up for three EMA nominations (with 1D’s Harry Styles also nabbing a nod for Best Look). Artists with two EMA nods include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Jay Z, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Paramore, Rita Ora, Drake, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea. MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Beginning today, Tuesday, September 17th, viewers can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting http://www.mtvema.com online or http://m.mtvema.com on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, November 8th, 2013.

Once again, viewers from around the world have been engaging with the EMA digital platforms to earn points for their favorite EMA artists in the Biggest Fans category; since August 30th, their participation has helped narrow down the field to the five official nominees announced today. The more fans continue to engage with the EMA content featured on MTV’s digital platforms in the weeks leading up to the show, the more they can help boost the chances for their favorite artist to win the Biggest Fans award on November 10th.

Each year, the MTV EMA highlights incredible artists from every corner of the world with the Worldwide Act category. Fans can vote for nominated artists from their respective territory starting today, Tuesday, September 17th. The local winners will receive an EMA award and also move on to the next phase of voting starting Friday, October 25th and compete for the regional title. The 10 official Worldwide Act nominees from each region will then be announced on Monday, November 1st, and battle for the Worldwide Act Award. The winner will be named at the show in Amsterdam.

Here is the list of nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA”:

BEST SONG
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Green Day
Justin Timberlake
P!nk
Taylor Swift

BEST NEW
Bastille
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Rudimental

BEST VIDEO
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Lady Gaga – “Applause”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”

BEST ROCK
Black Sabbath
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Arctic Monkeys
Fall Out Boy
Franz Ferdinand
Paramore
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Daft Punk
Skrillex

BIGGEST FANS
Tokio Hotel
Thirty Seconds To Mars
One Direction
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga

BEST LOOK
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Rita Ora

BEST PUSH
Karmin (October 2012)
Rudimental (November 2012)
Imagine Dragons (January 2013)
A$AP Rocky (February 2013)
Bastille (March 2013)
Austin Mahone (April 2013)
Bridgit Mendler (May 2013)
Tom Odell (June 2013)
Iggy Azalea (July 2013)
Icona Pop (August 2013)
twenty one pilots (September 2013)

BEST WORLD STAGE (WS)
Alicia Keys – WS Manchester 2012 (aired Dec. 7th)
fun. – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 7th)
Garbage – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Dec. 21st)
Green Day – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped June 9th)
Jason Mraz – WS Live In Myanmar 2012 (taped Dec. 16th)
Jessie J – WS Malta 2013 (taped 26th June)
Linkin Park – WS Mexico 2012 (aired Oct. 26th)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WS Wireless 2013 (taped 13th July)
No Doubt – WS Frankfurt 2012 (aired Dec. 28th)
Paramore – WS Rock Am Ring 2013 (taped 7th June)
Rita Ora – WS Malta 2013 (taped June 26th)
Robin Thicke – WS Malaysia 2013 (taped 8th September)
Snoop Lion – WS Durban 2013 (taped May 18th)
The Black Keys – WS NY Webster City Hall 2012 (aired Oct. 12th)
The Killers – WS Big Day Out 2013 (taped Jan 18th)

MTV UK / BEST UK AND IRELAND ACT
Calvin Harris
Ellie Goulding
Olly Murs
One Direction
Rudimental

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Icona Pop Album ‘This Is.’ To Be Released On 28th October 2013

THIS IS. ICONA POP, the highly anticipated debut album from the Swedish pop sensations, is set for release on 28 October via Atlantic Records/Record Company Ten. The album features the duo’s hit No. 1 single ‘I Love It’ featuring Charli XCX, along with many new tracks destined to dictate your playlists upon first listen.

The second single to be taken from the album will be ‘All Night’ which is set for release on 13 October.

Having sold over half a million copies since its release last month, I Love It has dominated the UK charts, radio and TV and in its first week of release sold over 124,000 copies, knocking Robin Thicke off the No. 1 spot. This past year has been a whirlwind for Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo and now they’re about to embark on their first headline US tour which will see them tour the country for two months before hitting the UK to support Katy Perry at the iTunes Festival on 30 September and then back again on the 9 October for a very special one-off show at London’s XOYO to celebrate the release of their debut album.

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Icona Pop Gear Up To Release Much Anticipated Debut Album, September 24th

As Icona Pop gear up for their debut album release, ‘THIS IS…ICONA POP” on September 24th, and continue to tour North America this summer, the duo reveal a new collaboration titled ‘My Party’ featuring one of their favorite New York rapper/performers Zebra Katz, recorded after meeting during SXSW in Austin, TX earlier this year.

Today, the track listing was also revealed for “THIS IS…Icona Pop”— their debut LP coming via Artist Company TEN / Big Beat / Atlantic, will feature well known hits including ‘I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)’, their current single ‘All Night’, ‘Girlfriend’, ‘We Got The World’ as well as 6 previously unheard tracks ‘In The Stars’, ‘On A Roll’, ‘Just Another Night’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Light Me Up’, and ‘Then We Kiss’.

In other news, Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt continue to make U.S. chart history with their smash single ‘I Love It featuring Charli XCX’. The track, has now been officially RIAA Certified Double Platinum, selling more than 2 million copies in the United States alone, and recently knocked Robin Thicke off of the #1 position in the UK Charts.

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