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2013 AMAs Winner’s List: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Justin Timberlake Among Big Night’s Winners

Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, One Direction and Maroon 5 were the biggest winners at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday. Check out a full list of winners below.

Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B – Rihanna

Favorite Album, Country – “Red,” by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop – “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin – Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home,” by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s – Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country – Taylor Swift

Single of the Year – “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary – Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational – Matthew West

Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country – Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock – One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country – Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift


Gavin Degraw To Release Brand New Studio Album ‘Make A Move’ On October 14th 2013

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Gavin DeGraw announces that his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, is set for release on October 144th via Sony Music, available now for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. Gavin recently released a video for the album’s first single “Best I Ever Had,” directed by acclaimed lens man Shane Drake.

Recorded mainly in Los Angeles, MAKE A MOVE reunites DeGraw with multi-platinum producer Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, P!nk) and multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote with Gavin the smash single “Not Over You” from Gavin’s acclaimed 2011 studio release “Sweeter.” Other A-list producers on the album include Busbee (Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk), Martin Johnson (Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo, Boys Like Girls), Benny Blanco (Bruno Mars, Keith Urban, Maroon 5) and Kevin Rudolf (Justin Timberlake, The Black-Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado). The album’s first single “Best I Ever Had” was recently hailed by Billboard as “a refreshingly rhythmic return for a singer who benefits from a change of pace.” Other tracks on the album include “Finest Hour,” co-written with Ryan Tedder, the compelling and powerful “Everything Will Change,” and title track “Make A Move.”

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Mick Jagger Makes Surprise TV Appearance

Rocker Mick Jagger poked fun at incarcerated producer Phil Spector and made light of his lack of profits from Maroon 5’s song Moves Like Jagger during a special appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday.

The Rolling Stones frontman thrilled viewers as he stopped by the program’s New York studio to recite Letterman’s daily Top 10 countdown, and shared his lessons learned from a lifetime of rocking.

Among the Top 10 List of Things Mick Jagger Learned From 50 Years in Rock ‘n’ Roll were, “Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album,” and, “Before shouting ‘Hi Seattle’, make sure you’re in Seattle”.

Jagger also made a tongue-in-cheek joke about Spector, who was sentenced to 19 years to life behind bars following his conviction for murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra, California home in 2003, quipping, “Never take relationship advice from Phil Spector”.

The singer also laughed off the huge success of the Maroon 5 track, which makes reference to his famous dance moves, saying, “You don’t earn a cent when someone does a song about having moves like Jagger”.

His other pieces of advice included, “Be considerate of other hotel guests – trash your room by 10pm”, and concluded with, “You start out playing rock ‘n’ roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock ‘n’ roll and have sex!”

VMA Nominees Have Been Announced

The MTV Video Music Awards Nominees have been announced. The 2012 VMA awards will air on September 6th, so be sure to get voting on your favorite video.
Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”
Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”
Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”
Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”
Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”
Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”
Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”
Best Cinematography
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Best Direction
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”
Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”

Adam Levine Splits From Model Girlfriend

Maroon 5 rocker Adam Levine  has split from his model girlfriend Anne  Vyalitsyna. The pop star began dating the Russian beauty in early 2010 after they met at a Sports Illustrated launch party, but they have now decided to go their separate ways.
Vyalitsyna tells, “Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner. We still love and respect each other as friends. I wish him all the best.”

Adam Levine To Star On American Horror Story

Adam Levine is expanding his TV resume. The Maroon 5 frontman, who already stars as a coach on the reality TV singing competition The Voice, is reportedly set to make his acting debut on the FX show American Horror Story.

Entertainment Weekly reports Levine, 33, is in the final stages of negotiations with show bosses to play “a contemporary character and half of a couple called ‘The Lovers’” in the upcoming second season.

Few details on season two of American Horror Story have been released. Creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed the show will be filming at a new location with Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe returning to play a new set of characters. Season two is set to premiere this October.

Levine can be seen alongside Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the current season of The Voice.

The Grammys: Adele, Bruno Mars Top Nominees

Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were doled out Wednesday night (Nov. 30) during a primetime concert special, with Kanye West leading the crowded and surprisingly diverse field with seven. The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!, now in its fourth year, kicked off with a performance by Lady Gaga and later included songs by Rihanna and The Band Perry. Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars follow West with six nods apiece and Lil Wayne and Skrillex snagged four.

Check out the full list of nominations for the Grammy Awards 2012 below:

Album Of The Year
Adele – 21
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady GaGa – Born This Way
Rihanna – Loud

Record Of The Year
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’

Song Of The Year
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – ‘All of the Lights’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’

Best New Artist
Bon Iver
The Band Perry
J Cole
Nicki Minaj

Pop Field

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
Lady GaGa – ‘Yoü And I’
Pink – ‘F**kin’ Perfect’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

The Black Keys – ‘Dearest’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’
Foster The People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse – ‘Body and Soul’

Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele – 21
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Cee Lo Green – The Ladykiller
Lady GaGa – Born This Way
Rihanna – Loud

Dance/Electronica Field

Best Dance Recording

David Guetta and Avicii – ‘Sunshine’
Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech – ‘Raise Your Weapon’
Duck Sauce – ‘Barbra Streisand’
Robyn – ‘Call Your Girlfriend’
Skrillex – ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Swedish House Mafia – ‘Save The World’

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy – Zonoscope
David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
Deadmau5 – 4×4=12
Robyn – Body Talk, Pt. 3
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Rock Field

Best Rock Performance

Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
The Decemberists – ‘Down By The Water’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Dream Theater – ‘On The Backs Of Angels’
Foo Fighters – ‘White Limo’
Mastodon – ‘Curl Of The Burl’
Megadeth – ‘Public Enemy No. 1’
Sum 41 – ‘Blood In My Eyes’

Best Rock Song
Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’
The Decemberists – ‘Down By The Water’
Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’

Best Rock Album
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Jeff Beck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honouring Les Paul
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
Wilco – The Whole Love

Alternative Field

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys
Foster The People – Torches
My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Radiohead – The King of Limbs

Rap Field

Best Rap Performance

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’
Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘The Show Goes On’
Nicki Minaj and Drake – ‘Moment 4 Life’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyoncé and André 3000 – ‘Party’
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne – ‘I’m On One’
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – ‘I Need a Doctor’
Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne – ‘Motivation’
Rihanna and Drake – ‘What’s My Name?’

Best Rap Song

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look At Me Now’
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey – ‘I Need a Doctor’
Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – ‘All of the Lights’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Rap Album

Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

Country Field

Best Country Solo Performance
Jason Aldean – ‘Dirt Road Anthem’
Blake Shelton – ‘Honey Bee’
Carrie Underwood – ‘Mama’s Song’
Martina McBride – ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’
Taylor Swift – ‘Mean’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter – ‘You and Tequila’
The Civil Wars – ‘Barton Hollow’
Thompson Square – ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not’

Best Country Song
Blake Shelton – ‘God Gave Me You’
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter – ‘You and Tequila’
Taylor Swift – ‘Mean’
Thompson Square – ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not’
Trace Adkins – ‘Just Fishin”
Vince Gill – ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’

Best Country Album
Blake Shelton – Red River Blue
Eric Church – Chief
George Strait – Here For A Good Time
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
Lady Antebellum – Own the Night
Taylor Swift – Speak Now

Music For Visual Media Field

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
Clint Mansell – Black Swan
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy
Ryan Shore – The Shrine

Production Field

Producer of the Year (Non Classical)
Danger Mouse
Butch Vig
Paul Epworth
Ryan Tedder
The Smeezingtons

Music Video Field

Best Short Form Music Video
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Memory Tapes – ‘Yes I Know’
OK Go – ‘All Is Not Lost’
Radiohead – ‘Lotus Flower’
Skrillex – ‘First Of The Year (Equinox)’
Al Yankovic – ‘Perform This Way’

Best Long Form Music Video

Beyoncé – I Am…World Tour
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
Kings of Leon – Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon
A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
TV on the Radio – Nine Types Of Light

Tony Bennett, 85, Scores New U.S. Pop Chart Record

Tony Bennett has become the oldest-living artist to land a hit on the Hot 100 pop chart in America.

The 85-year-old crooner’s Body & Soul duet with the late Amy Winehouse has debuted at number 87.

Bennett passes the late George Burns, who was 84 when he scored a 1980 hit with I Wish I Was 18 Again.

The singer’s duet with Winehouse, which was released on what would have been her 28th birthday (14Sep11), is the tragic British singer’s third Hot 100 hit – she previously hit the chart with Rehab and You Know I’m No Good.

Bennett last enjoyed U.S. pop chart success in November, 1965.

Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger scores a third week atop the Hot 100, while Adele’s Someone Like You holds firm at two.

Coldplay’s Paradise is the week’s highest new entry at 16.

Maroon 5 Reveal Their Secrets To Song Writing And Tour Plans For 2011

Yesterday at 5pm, Coca-Cola set Maroon 5 the challenge of composing an original song from scratch in just 24 hours using inspiration from fans in a music world first.

Just over half way into the epic session, Adam Levine and his bandmates take time out of recording the brand new song to reveal their tour plans for 2011 – including performing at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time ever – as well as their view on the ever-changing music business and how social networking is bringing fans closer to the action than ever before. All-access cameras capture their unique jamming session and reveal the band’s creative song-writing process.
Fans have been interacting with the band to lend their creative inspiration for lyrics, riffs and rhythms for the new song.  The band are asking people to continue to get involved at  and at 5pm today the band will present a brand new song that the fans have helped inspire.

Streaming live, the 24hr Session uses the real-time speed, global impact and social power of the web, creating a unique and truly ground-breaking experience for the band and fans.

The interactions are centred on a movement based projection system that streams the thoughts, inspiration and comments of fans onto the studio walls and direct to the band. Rather than gathering around a computer, the surfaces in the studio are the canvas enables the band to interact directly with fans.
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Maroon 5 Set to Perform New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City at the House of Blues!

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Grammy winning recording artist Maroon 5 has announced they will be ringing in the new year with a performance at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. The band’s highly anticipated New Year’s Eve show will mark their final US date before they head overseas for their European tour in early February.
This newly announced date comes hot off the heels of the September 21st release of their third studio albumHands All Over. Produced by “Mutt” Lange, the album has been met by critical praise with Rolling Stonecalling it their “brightest sounding and poppiest album yet” and People magazine calling the band’s body of work “a consistently rewarding collection.” The band’s first single “Misery,” reached the top 10 on the Top 40radio airplay chart, and currently sits 
at #1 on the Hot AC chart. 

Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.”The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world.
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