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54th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

Song of the Year: Adele and Paul Epworth, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele, “Someone Like You”

Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Otis”

Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters, “Walk”

Best R&B Performance: Corinne Bailey Rae, “Is This Love”

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”

Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Best Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, “Fool For You”

Best Country Album: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

Best Comedy Album: Hilarious, Louis C.K.

Best New Artist: Bon Iver

Best Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift, “Mean”

Best Country Song: Taylor Swift, “Mean”

Record Of The Year: Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”

Album Of The Year: 21, Adele

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2011 CMA Awards Winners List: Taylor Swift, The Band Perry Win Big

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The 2011 Country Music Association Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, were held Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Taylor Swift took home the night’s biggest honor – Entertainer of the Year – while The Band Perry took home three awards, including New Artist of the Year. See the complete list of winners below.
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Album of the Year: “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
New Artist of the Year: The Band Perry
Single of the Year: “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
Song of the Year: “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
Music Video of the Year: “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter
Musical Event of the Year: “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar


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Complete 2011 Grammy Award Winners list

Here are the winners the 2011 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem
Country Album: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
New Artist: Esperanza Spalding Pop Vocal Album: Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance

POP: 

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance,” The Fame Monster
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are,” Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, The Imagine Project?
Pop Instrumental Performance: “Nessun Dorma,” Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion
Pop Instrumental Album: Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

R&B:

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Fantasia, “Bittersweet,” Back to Me
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Usher, “There Goes My Baby,” Raymond V Raymond
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade, “Soldier of Love,” Soldier of Love
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Roots, “Hang On In There,” Wake Up!
Best R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, “Shine,” Wake Up!
Best R&B Album: Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond V Raymond, Usher

RAP:

Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem
Rap Song: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, “On to the Next One,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, “Not Afraid,” Recovery
Urban/Alternative Performance: “F*** You,” Cee Lo Green

ROCK:

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney, “Helter Skelter,” Good Evening New York City
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Keys, “Tighten Up,” Brothers
Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young, Le Noise
Hard Rock Performance: New Fang, “Them Crooked Vultures,” Them Crooked Vultures
Metal Performance: “El Dorado,” Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier
Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, “Hammerhead,” Emotion & Commotion
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance

COUNTRY: 

Female Country Vocal Performance: Miranda Lambert, ” The House That Built Me,” Revolution
Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
Country Song: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) (Need You Now)
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Country Instrumental Performance: Marty Stuart, “Hummingbyrd” (Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions)
New Age Album: Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort
Contemporary Jazz Album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band
Jazz Vocal Album: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater

LATIN: 

Latin Pop Album: Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: El Existential, Grupo Fantasma
Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tejano Album: Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia
Norteño Album: Classic, Intocable
Banda Album: Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario

DANCE:

Dance Recording: “Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna
Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux 

Bruno Mars Says "Just the Way You Are" the Song "Every Woman Needs to Hear From Her Man"

Bruno Mars has earned a whopping seven Grammy nominations this year, more than even Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum.  One of those seven nods, in the category of Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, is for his #1 single “Just the Way You Are.”  The single established Bruno as a star in his own right, after years of working behind the scenes as a producer of other artists’ songs.
So what is it about “Just the Way You Are” that struck a chord with so many people?  Bruno says it’s because it’s a simple, romantic song in the tradition of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and Joe Cocker’s“You Are So Beautiful.”  He tells us, “I’m a big fan of songs [like that]…songs that aren’t so concept-heavy, but they’re straight to the point. And I think every woman needs to hear this from her man.”

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Miranda Lambert Leads List of Finalists with Record Nine Nominations for ‘The 44th Annual CMA Awards’

It was one for the record books when the final list of nominees for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” was announced today, with fresh faces layered throughout the field of finalists vying for a coveted crystal trophy on “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”
“The 44th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the third time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 10
(8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Records were set and the bar has been raised with this exciting group of nominees,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “There will be a heightened level of excitement and anticipation for the CMA Awards in November.”
For the fifth year, the announcement of the final nominees in five of the 12 CMA Awards categories was made on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert delivered the news from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Finalists in the other seven categories were announced yesterday in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium by Justin Moore and first-time nominee Chris Young.
When the final nominations were tallied, Lambert led the list of finalists with nine nominations – the most for any female artist in the history of the CMA Awards. Alan Jackson received 10 nominations in 2002. Prior to that, Merle Haggard held the record with nine in 1970.
Lambert received nominations for Entertainer; Female Vocalist; Album for Revolution, produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke; two for Single, “The House That Built Me” and “White Liar;” Song for “White Liar,” which she wrote with Natalie Hemby; Musical Event, for “Bad Angel” with Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson; and two for Music Video of the Year for “The House That Built Me,” directed by Trey Fanjoy, and “White Liar,” directed by Chris Hicky.
Lady Antebellum garnered the second highest number of CMA Awards nominations with five including Entertainer; Album for Need You Now; Vocal Group; Single for “Need You Now”; and Music Video of the Year for “Need You Now,” which was directed by David McClister. Group members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott each received individual nominations for Song of the Year for “Need You Now,” which they penned with songwriter Josh Kear. The group can receive two additional trophies as producers for Single and Album of the Year with Paul Worley.
Third on the list of nominees was Zac Brown Band with four nominations for Entertainer; Vocal Group; Musical Event for “Can’t You See” featuring Kid Rock; and New Artist of the Year.
The last time an act was nominated for New Artist and Entertainer of the Year in the same year was Ricky Skaggs in 1982. Bandmates Zac Brown and John Driskell Hopkins each pick up an additional individual nomination for Song of the Year for “Toes,” which they wrote with Wyatt Durrette and Shawn Mullins.
Tying with Zac Brown Band was Blake Shelton, who received four nominations including Male Vocalist; and Single (produced by Scott Hendricks); Musical Event; and Music Video (director Roman White) for “Hillbilly Bone,” which featured Trace Adkins. As a result, Adkins picked up three nominations of his own for his contribution to the raucous duet.
Bentley wasn’t only handing out the good news, he was also the recipient of three nominations. Bentley’s nods include Male Vocalist; Album for Up On The Ridge, which was produced by Jon Randall Stewart; and Musical Event of the Year for “Bad Angel” with Lambert and Johnson.
Sharing the three-spot was CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley, who received nominations for Entertainer; Male Vocalist; and Music Video of the Year for “Water,” which was directed by Jim Shea. Paisley’s nominations this year push him from No. 5 to No. 3 for the artist with the most career nominations. He has been nominated every year since 2000 and has amassed an incredible 52 career nominations to date. Only George Strait (81) and Alan Jackson (79) have more.
A perennial favorite of CMA voters, Strait received two nominations this year for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Twang, which Strait produced with Tony Brown. Brown leads the list of nominees among non-performers with 38 career nominations. In 27 years, Strait has only been shut out of CMA Awards nominations two times in 1992 and 2006.
Co-host Carrie Underwood also received two nominations including Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Play On, which was produced by Mark Bright and Max Martin.
Underwood won Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008. If Underwood wins the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy again, it will tie her with Martina McBride (1999, 2002-2004) and Reba McEntire (1984-1987) for most wins in this category. All three are nominated again in 2010 with Lambert and Taylor Swift, who won the trophy in 2009.
McEntire’s 2010 nomination keeps her in first place as the female artist with the most career CMA Awards nominations (49). Her first was for the Horizon Award in 1983.
Keith Urban received two nominations for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban won Entertainer in 2005 and Male Vocalist of the Year three times (2004, 2005, and 2006). Urban and Paisley are the senior members of the Entertainer class. The last time three acts debuted in the category was 1981 with Alabama, George Jones, and the Oak Ridge Boys.
A new name with multiple nominations was Easton Corbin. He was nominated for New Artist (formerly the Horizon Award) and Single of the Year for “A Little More Country Than That,” which was produced by Carson Chamberlain. Songwriters Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble were nominated for Song of the Year for the No. 1 song.
Feek is also half of the duo Joey + Rory, who received a nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year. Rounding out the Vocal Duo category were Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, newcomers Steel Magnolia and Sugarland, who won the Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Nearing the end of their farewell tour, Brooks & Dunn have been nominated in the category every year since 1992 and have won a record 14 times.
Last year Zac Brown Band made its debut in the Vocal Group of the Year category and this year The Band Perry are on the list for the first time. Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts complete the nominees for Vocal Group of the Year.
Making their CMA Awards debut in the New Artist of the Year category are Luke Bryan, Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young. Zac Brown Band received its second New Artist of the Year nomination this year. Artists can only be included in this category two times.
Dave Matthews received his first CMA Awards nomination this year for Musical Event of the Year with Kenny Chesney for “I’m Alive.” Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack also received a Musical Event nomination for “Till the End.”
The Musician of the Year category included Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Brent Mason, Mac McAnally and Randy Scruggs. Each has been nominated in the past. The Musician of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year were the only two categories out of 12 that didn’t have a first-time nominee in the mix.

Justin Timberlake And Friends To Hit The Stage For Charity

The concert will follow the singer’s charity golf tournament at TPC Summerlin, and will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Theatre For The Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 23 at 8 PM.

This year’s concert will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning talent including the multi-platinum selling recording artist, Christina Aguilera, Grammy Award-winning producer, actor and mogul P. Diddy and his new group, Diddy-Dirty Money, Grammy Award-winning superstars and 2010’s top selling artist in all genres, Lady Antebellum, legendary Hip Hop music icons, Salt-N-Pepa, Hollywood Records artist, Selena Gomez & The Scene, platinum R&B artist/music producer, T-Pain, as well as Tennman Records artist, FreeSol.

American Express will conduct an exclusive presale, via http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000, for its cardholders starting Thursday, August 19 at 10 AM PST. A limited number of VIP packages will be auctioned off starting Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM PST and ending on Tuesday, August 31 at 12 PM PST exclusively through http://www.Ticketmaster.com with reserve bids starting at $500. The exclusive 22 VIP Packages include premium Gold Circle seating and will be auctioned in two ticket minimums; additional package details can be obtained at http://www.Ticketmaster.com.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM PST and range in price from $100 to $350 plus applicable live entertainment tax. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Offices at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at http://www.Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000/702-474-4000. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets subject to applicable taxes, service and handling charges.

Justin Timberlake is the 14th celebrity to host a PGA TOUR Tournament, The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The concert on October 23 is one of several events during tournament week that will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Attendees of the concert will also receive a ticket for admission to the final round of the tournament on Sunday, October 24. For more information on the events during the week, log on to http://www.jtshrinersopen.com.

The 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers will participate in the competition to help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer.