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SNOOP DOGG TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS, AIRING FEBRUARY 22ND ON REVOLT

February 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Entertainment Icon Set to Host Los Angeles Debut of Award Show

Honoring Music Industry’s Top DJ Talent

 

New York, NY, January 31, 2018 – Today, the Global Spin Awards (GSA), the premier awards show honoring the most dynamic and talented DJ’s from around the world, alongside REVOLT, announced music industry legendSnoop Dogg as this year’s host. The award show will take place in Los Angeles, at the Novo Theater on February 15th, and will air exclusively on REVOLT on February 22nd at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT.

 

Snoop Dogg also known as DJ Snoopadelic is nominated this year in the GSA celebrity DJ category. With his legendary career and ties to Los Angeles, as well as deep roots in the music industry, he will take the stage to present the 2018 Global Spin Award recipients with their top honors.

 

“Through the Awards, it is our mission to recognize the diverse, bold and remarkable DJs that have helped shaped the music industry into what it is today. Snoop Dogg is a legend and a trailblazer in the industry, and we are honored that he will be joining us to host this year’s Global Spin Awards,” said Shawn Prez, Founder of The Global Spin Awards.

 

“REVOLT is thrilled to partner with the Global Spin Awards and exclusively broadcast the celebration of DJ talent from around the world.  With Snoop hosting, it is sure to be a dynamic and highly-coveted event,” said Roma Khanna, CEO of REVOLT.

 

Now in its sixth year, the Global Spin Awards has become a pillar of the music industry, and is celebrated by top-talent, including this year’s nominees, DJ Khaled, DJ Envy, Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Funk Flex and more

 

This year, the Global Spin Awards will honor Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Timbaland, who will receive the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” as well as CEO of So So Def and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Jermaine Dupri, who will receive the “Breaking Barriers Award”.

 

The full list of 2018 nominees can be found at: GlobalSpinAwards.com.

 

The 2018 Global Spin Awards will air exclusively on REVOLT on February 22nd at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT.

For channel listings and for more information on the Global Spin Awards, visit REVOLT.tv.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS

The GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS was established to honor DJs from across the globe for their contribution to the music and entertainment industries. The GSAs have been classified as the Quality Standard of DJ Recognition by music industry heavy weights. Actors have the Academy Awards; Musicians have the Grammys and now DJ’s have the GSAs.

 

ABOUT POWER MOVES INC.

PMI is a grass roots marketing and promotions company that has been connecting celebrity talent and brands with consumers for over 15 years.  Major connections in the music industries has enhanced their

success, spreading their accomplishments nationwide affiliating them with major brands in other industries. PMI embraces the new urban lifestyle, transcending race, class and geography with a strong spirit of self-expression through music, sports, art and fashion.

 

ABOUT REVOLT MEDIA & TV

REVOLT lives and leads Hip Hop culture.  Home to Hip Hop culture across platforms, REVOLT engages Millennial and Gen Z audiences, across TV, live events, digital and social platforms through original and live content created from within the world of Hip Hop.  Attracting over 50 million young people through social, REVOLT.tv, television and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 offering breaking music news, videos, events, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT launched in broadcast in October 2013 and is available on DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse TV, Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink, Altice, Frontier Communications, Comporium and Cincinnati Bell, as well as OTT platforms DIRECTV Now, FuboTV and FilmOn. REVOLT is also available internationally in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, Nevis, Anguilla, Monserrat, Bermuda, Aruba, St. Maarten’s, Trinidad, and in Africa on Kwese TV. Check local listings at https://revolt.tv/listings.

 

SNOOP DOGG JOINS THE CAST OF UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

January 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

THE SCI-FI PARODY ADVENTURE
STARS OVER 40 FORMER “STAR TREK” ACTORS
INCLUDING CO-PRODUCER NICHELLE NICHOLS
 
Robert Davi, Sam Asghari, and Casper Smart Also Join the Large Ensemble Cast of the Film Written and Directed by Steven L. Fawcette, Lead Produced by and Starring Angelique Fawcette.
Los Angeles, CA (January 25, 2018) – Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg has joined the cast of the Sci-Fi Parody Adventure Feature Film Unbelievable!!!!!  Snoop Dogg stars as “Major LeGrande Bushe,” opposite co-producer Nichelle Nichols, announced husband and wife filmmakers, Writer/Director/EP Steven L. Fawcette and Producer/Actress/EP Angelique Fawcette, of Archangel Films LA & NV, LLC.
Snoop Dogg is an Executive Producer in addition to starring in the film.  Robert Davi, Sam Asghari, and Casper Smart also join the cast of the sci-fi spoof. Unbelievable!!!!! began production in 2013.
 Snoop Dogg and Nichelle Nichols on the set of “Unbelievable!!!!!”
 
“We are grateful on many levels to be film-makers in general, to have the ability to create a specific goal in mind.  All of our actors, crew and investors are significant to us, but the inclusion of Snoop Dogg brings a new dynamic to Unbelievable!!!!!.
He is by far one of the world’s most authentic and well-loved performers, reaching a vast array of audiences as well as varying age groups and races, his music as well as his persona has the innate ability to relate to almost anyone.  Snoop Dogg is the perfect person for our film and we are honored that he has accepted and has begun this journey along with us,” said Angelique Fawcette, Producer/Actress/EP
“What she said.” Said Steven L. Fawcette, Writer/Director/EP
Director Steven Fawcette, Snoop Dogg, and Captain Kirk Stillwood (puppet).
Unbelievable!!!!!is a Sci-Fi Parody Adventure which follows the crazy exploits of four off-beat astronauts (one is a marionette) who travel to the Moon on a rescue mission to determine the fate of two Space Agency comrades who have not been heard from in several days. The individuals they find at the Lunar Base are not who they appear to be and, through acts of trickery and deception, nearly succeed in killing them. Soon the astronauts find themselves trying to save the Earth from Plant Aliens!!
Robert Davi, Angelique Fawcette, and Snoop Dogg on the set of “Unbelievable!!!!!”
On the 50th Anniversary of the debut of the Original Star Trek Series, September 7, 2016, an early cut of Unbelievable!!!!! as a work-in-progress was privately screened for the cast, crew, investors and dozens of lucky fans at a SRO event at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.  The producers will finish post-production in Los Angeles.
Sam Asghari and Casper Smart on the set of “Unbelievable!!!!!”
 
The other star of the film, Kirk Stillwood, is a puppet created by the Chiodo Brothers, who created all the “Team America: World Police” puppets. The film also stars over forty former “Star Trek” actors from all the “Trek” series and “Trek” movies!
Captain Kirk Stillwood
Former “Star Trek” stars in the film include: Nichelle Nichols, Garrett Wang, Chase Masterson Tim Russ, Armin Shimerman, Vaughn Armstrong, Gary Graham, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, Robert Picardo, Marina Sirtis, Nana Visitor, Walter Koenig, Michael Dorn, Julie Warner, Dina Meyer, Olivia d’Abo, Jeffrey Combs, John Billingsley, Max Grodenchik, Casey Biggs, Gary Lockwood, Michael Forest, Jack Donner, Connor Trinneer, Manu Intiraymi, , Dominic Keating, Brenda Bakke, Patti Yasutake, Steve Rankin, Michael Dante, Sean Kenney, BarBara Luna, Beverly Washburn, Celeste Yarnall, Bobby Clark, Jasmine Anthony, Menina Fortunato, McKenzie Westmore, Crystal Allen and Christopher Doohan.
 Tim Russ, Chase Masterson, Garrett Wang, and Captain Kirk Stillwood.
In addition to the newest cast members, Snoop Dogg, Robert Davi, Sam Asghari and Casper Smart, the film also stars previously announced cast members Michael Madsen and Gilbert Gottfried, introducing Katarina Van Derham, Producer/Actress/EP Angelique Fawcette, and Singer/Songwriter Emily L. Stanton.  The original score is written and composed by Emmy Award Winning, Oscar Nominated, TOS Trek composer Gerald Fried. Fried is the last living composer from the original ‘Star Trek’ series.
The film will be available for distribution in all territories and all platforms in early 2018.
Snoop Dogg is represented by Stampede Management.
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Usage rights are granted for these BTS photos only in conjunction with coverage of the film Unbelievable!!!!! and must indicate they are BTS pics from the set of Unbelievable!!!!!
All Photos: ©2018 Archangel Films LA & NV, LLC   Photo by:  Trevor Lestak
For interviews with the writer/director Steven Fawcette, producer/star Angelique Fawcette, and co-producer/star Nichelle Nichols, please contact david@robersonpr.com
About Archangel Films
ARCHANGEL FILMS LA & NV, LLC is an independent film company which creates quality action and comedy films with an esoteric and a thought-provoking edge.
http://www.archangelfilmsllcla.com/
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Black Dynamite: Season One (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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If you have been looking for a mature animated series with sex and violence and mature humor or a fan of the “Black Dynamite” Adult Swim animated series and want to see it uncensored, then “Black Dynamite: Season One” is worth checking out!

Images courtesy of © Adult Swim. All Rights Reserved.

TITLE: Black Dynamite: Season One

TV EPISODE RELEASE: 2011

DURATION: 10 Episodes (220 Minutes)

BLU-RAY DISC INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition, English DolbyTrue HD 5.1, Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Espanol – Latino, Dansk, Suomi, Norsk, Svenska

COMPANY: Adult Swim

RATED: TV MA L

Release Date: July 15, 2014

Directed by Carl Jones, Lesean Thomas, Kalvin Lee

Written by Bria Ash, Carl Jones, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White

Produced by Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White, Monica Jones

Executive Producer: Jillian Apfelbaum, Jon Steingart, Nick Weidenfed, Carl Jones

Edited by Felipe Salazar

Art Direction by Antonio Canobbio

Starring:

Liz Benoit as Voice

Jimmy Walker Jr. as Roscoe

Tommy Davidson as Cream Corn

Byron Minns as Bullhorn

Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite

Kym Whitley as Honeybee

 

It all began when actor Michael Jai White (“Spawn”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Underground Bounty Hunter”) was listening to “Superbad” by James Brown on his iPod and suddenly he came up with an idea to have a film spoofing ’70s blaxpoitation films (1970′s exploitation films targeting urban Black audiences).

White got together with a few friends and began taking photos of himself in ’70s outfits and hooked up with director Scott Sanders (“Thick as Thieves”) and their friend and fellow actor Byron Minns (“Undisputed”, “South Central”) to help craft the 2009 film known as “Black Dynamite”.

The film that is set in the 70’s revolved around a former CIA agent named Black Dynamite (played Michael Jai White) who finds out his brother had been killed by the mafia.  He is recruited by government who tells him that his brother was killed by drug dealers, dealing with “smack” and now Dynamite, who swore to his mother that he would protect him, is now out for revenge.  Black Dynamite is a tough man but also a man who’s know to get his ladies.

Having received a lot of hype because of its theme and its protagonist, “Black Dynamite” would eventually find new life in 2012 as the series would receive an animation adaptation from Titmouse, Inc. and would star Michael Jai White reprising his role as Black Dynamite, Tommy Davidson as Cream Corn, Byron Minns as Bullhorn and Kym Whitley as Honeybee.

The series would feature a mature rating and would be featured on Adult Swim.

With a total of 10 episodes created, the first season will be uncensored and released on Blu-ray.

Here is a spoilerless synopsis of each episode:

  • EPISODE 1 – “Just Beat It or Jackson Five Across Yo’ Eyes” – Cream Corn saves a young Michael Jackson, but this young performer may not be as cool as Cream Corn thinks he is.
  • EPISODE 2 – “Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats (a.k.a Mandingo’s Got a Pink Toe)” – Bullhorn goes undercover in the porn industry.
  • EPISODE 3 – “Taxes and Death or Get Him to the Sunset Strip!” – Black Dynamite must take on a job because he owes $60,000 in taxes.
  • EPISODE 4 – “A Crisis at Christmas or The Dark Side of the Dark Side of the Moon” – Black Dynamite wants to be more likable during Christmas, so he tries to be like O.J. Simpson.
  • EPISODE 5 – “Panic on the Player’s Ball Express or That’s Influenza Sucka!”- Leroy Van Nuys (voiced by Snoop Dogg) has hijacked a train.
  • EPISODE 6 – “The $#*! That Killed The King or Weekend At Presley’s” – President Nixon tries to destroy Black Dynamite by trying to introduce cheap drugs to the Black community.
  • EPISODE 7 -“Apocalypse, This! or For the Pity of Fools (AKA Flashbacks Are Forever)” – Black Dynamite and friends must go to Vietnam to stop Laurence Tureaud from restarting another Vietnam War.
  • EPISODE 8 – “Honky Kong or White Apes Can’t Hump” – Honeybee is depressed and Black Dynamite, Bullhorn and Cream Corn take here to the circus.  What can go wrong?
  • EPISODE 9 – “The Race War or Big Black Cannon, Balls Run!” – Black Dynamite is reunited with his old talking car “Eartha K.I.T.T.”.
  • EPISODE 10 – “Seed of Kurtis AKA Father Is Just Another Word For Motherf#@ker” – That Bastard Kurtis wants revenge on Black Dynamite.

VIDEO:

“Black Dynamite: Season One” is presented in 1080p High Definition.  The look and feel of the series features a colorful palette and a fluid animation style that works with this series with its shading and use of Earthtones but an emphasis on backgrounds and character animation.  It has a feeling almost like Japanese animation but it’s great to see American animation utilize a creative style.

I didn’t notice any banding issues or artifacts

AUDIO & SUBTITLES:

“Black Dynamite: Season One” is presented in English DolbyTrue HD 5.1.  “Black Dynamite” is an action-driven series and features a great dynamic range of audio as one would expect.  Dialogue and music is crystal clear.

Subtitles are in English SDH, French, Espanol – Latino, Dansk, Suomi, Norsk and Svenka.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Black Dynamite: Season One” features the following special features:

  • The Making of Black Dynamite – (10:37) Featuring Carl Jones, Michael Jai and more discussing how “Black Dynamite” became an animated series and how long it takes to make and more!
  • Video Commentary for “Just Beat It” featuring Carl Jones, Tommy Davidson, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns
  • Video Commentary for “Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats” featuring Carl Jones, Tommy Davidson, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.
  • Video Commentary for “Taxes and Death or Get Him to the Sunset Strip” featuring Carl Jones, Tommy Davidson, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.
  • Video Commentary for “Apocalypse, This! or For the Pity of Fools a.k.a. Flashbacks are Forever” featuring Carl Jones, Tommy Davidson, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.
  • Video Commentary for “Honky Kong! or White Apes Can’t Hump” featuring Carl Jones, Tommy Davidson, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.
  • Pilot – (11:21) The original Pilot Episode.

EXTRAS:

“Black Dynamite: Season One” comes with a slipcase plus a UltraViolet code.

As a big fan of the original “Black Dynamite” live action film, “Black Dynamite” the animated series is a more mature animated series in which the creators can go farther than what was seen in the movie.

With it uncensored, the series is literally in-your-face with its use of profanity and adult humor and combined with the cool animated look with its vibrant colors and bold presentation, “Black Dynamite: Season One” on Blu-ray goes farther than “Boondocks” and even “South Park” and literally becoming one of Adult Swim’s more mature action comedy series because of the type of character Black Dynamite is.

For characters, you got the jive-talking pimps, the militants, the crooked cops and politicians, the whores, the drug dealers…all integral to the film with dialogue filled with’70s expletives and ethnic slurs.  An obvious nod to “Shaft”, “Superfly”, “The Mack”, “Return of the Dragon” and “Foxy Brown” and other films and the talents of that era.

But when I say they go farther, who would think that for the first episode alone, they would feature a young, violent Michael Jackson with hints of the future Michael Jackson.

Or Black Dynamite needing a job badly, so he must escort a drugged-out and emotionally unstable Richard Pryor to a comedy performance.

Or what happens when a giant albino gorilla kidnaps Honey Bee and it wanting to make sweet love to her?

And how far will Cream Corn go to save the kids?

Suffice to say, each episode is audacious but enjoyable, raw and fun but definitely not a series to have the children watching as it features sex, violence and taking on a lot of cultural taboos.

So, for those who enjoyed the original “Black Dynamite” but also dig the humor of “Boondocks” and the action of “Afro Samurai” will enjoy this animated series!

As for the Blu-ray release, picture quality is fantastic.  The character designs and even backgrounds are well-done, colorful and bold.  While the lossless audio is also crystal clear.  For special features, you also get a making of, the original pilot plus several video commentary for several episodes.

Overall, if you have been looking for a mature animated series with sex and violence and mature humor or a fan of the “Black Dynamite” Adult Swim animated series and want to see it uncensored, then “Black Dynamite: Season One” is worth checking out!

MARY J. BLIGE TEAMS WITH LIL WAYNE FOR THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS (5/22/2011)

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Far*East Movement Takes the Stage with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Snoop Dogg, Plus a Performance from Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and Nayer
Bret Michaels, Sarah Hyland, Randy Jackson, Lucy Hale and Eric Stonestreet Set to Present from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and Nayer perform “Give me Everything,” Far*East Movement with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder perform “Rocketeer,” Far*East Movement with Snoop Dogg perform “If I Was You (OMG),” and Mary J. Blige with Lil Wayne perform “Someone to Love Me” all live on stage at “The 2011 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by Ken Jeong, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Bret Michaels, Sarah Hyland, Randy Jackson, Lucy Hale and Eric Stonestreet join previously announced Kylie Minogue, Matthew Morrison, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Tim Allen, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, NAS, Rico Rodriguez, Scott Weiland, Travis Barker and Trey Songz as presenters. Collaborating musical acts Mary J. Blige with Lil Wayne, Far*East Movement with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Snoop Dogg, and Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo join previously announced performers Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum, Far East Movement, Ne-Yo, OneRepublic and Taio Cruz. BeyoncŽ will receive the 2011 Billboard Millennium Award for her work as an innovative artist who is currently defining her times. Neil Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award to honor an enduring legend in music.
Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide since her 1992 debut, “What’s The 411?.” Among her many accolades, Blige can claim 8 multi-platinum albums, 9 Grammy Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 29) and 4 American Music Awards. She is the co-founder of the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN), whose mission is to empower women from all walks of life to reach their full individual potential. On July 31, 2010, Blige sold over 60 thousand bottles of her “My Life” perfume on the Home Shopping Network. Her perfume was the first to sell over 60,000 bottles in one day on HSN, and $1 from each purchase was donated to FFAWN. Blige has announced plans to release her highly anticipated new album, “My Life II, The Journey Continues,” on September 20th, 2011. The album’s first single, “Someone to Love Me (Naked)” featuring Diddy and Lil Wayne and produced by Jerry Wonda (Black Eyed Peas, Estelle, John Legend), is already a Top 40 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart Ñ marking her 42nd Top 40 R&B hit.
Pitbull was announced as a finalist for three Billboard Music Awards, including Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Song — “Bon Bon,” and Top Radio Song — Usher featuring Pitbull “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.” Besides playing around the globe, Pitbull has also collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars, including Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Shakira and on Jennifer Lopez’ current hit “On The Floor.” Pitbull’s new album “Planet Pit” comes out June 21 and features a host of pop music luminaries plus the Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 single, “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor),” featuring T-Pain and his latest Top 5, “Give Me Everything” featuring NeYo, Afrojack & Nayer.
Far*East Movement found mainstream success after building a following in the Downtown Los Angeles club scene. They triumphed when their song, “Girls on the Dance Floor,” co-written by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, found success across radio stations across the country. The success led to a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records and release of their debut album,”Free Wired,” in October 2010. The album’s lead single, “Like A G6,” exploded on radio and sales charts, reaching triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making them the first Asian-American group with a No. 1 song in the country. “Rocketeer,” the second single featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, became another platinum selling Top 10 Billboard charting single that connected with new fans of all ages. They are nominated for the Billboard Award for Top Rap Song.
OneRepublic formed in 2002 and achieved massive success on MySpace. Their first single, “Apologize,” was No. 1 for eight weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. They followed up “Apologize” with another top 10 Pop 100 hit, “Stop and Stare,” before going to work on their second album. The 2009 set “Waking Up” spawned the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits “All the Right Moves” and “Secrets.” In 2009 OneRepublic was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Ne-Yo has claimed 10 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including his debut effort, “So Sick,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 in 2006, and two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. His most recent album, 2010’s “Libra Scale,” hit No. 9 Ñ marking his fourth consecutive Top 10 set. He’s earned multiple Grammy nominations and awards in his career, including trophies for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2008, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song in 2009. Besides being an accomplished performer, Ne-Yo has also assisted other musicians in achieving success as a songwriter. He wrote “Let Me Love You” for singer Mario, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on top for nine weeks. In addition he also wrote Rihanna’s Top 10 singles “Unfaithful” and “Russian Roulette,” her No. 1 hit “Take a Bow,” and BeyoncŽ Knowles’ Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, “Irreplaceable.”
Tickets prices begin at $57.75 for Upper Level, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and many of the other most popular online destinations for music. The awards will be based on the reporting period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011.
“The 2011 Billboard Music Awards” is a production co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO Prometheus Global Media and Don Mischer Productions. Louis J. Horvitz is directing. David Wild and Jennifer Mischer are the writers.
The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14 D, L,S parental guideline.
Visit www.Billboard.com/BBMA.com for a complete list of finalists and to apply for media credentials. Music fans can also follow news about the show or related events on Twitter at www.twitter.com/billboarddotcom or Facebook at www.facebook.com/billboard.

“THE VIEW: SEASON 13” COMES TO A CLOSE AS THE HOSTS WELCOME JAKE PAVELKA, SNOOP DOGG, LORRAINE BRACCO, VANESSA MARCIL GIOVINAZZO, CHRIS HARDWICK AND THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DC, AUGUST 2-6

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bryant Gumbel to Moderate and Mario Cantone to Co-Host, Live, Aug. 2

Video Retrospective Looks Back at the Best Moments of “The View: Season 13,” Live, Aug. 5

Season 13 of ABC’s Emmy(r) Award-winning talk and entertainment program, “The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), comes to a close next week as hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd welcome guests Jake Pavelka (ABC’s “The Bachelor”), Snoop Dogg, his wife Shante Brodues and their daughter Cori, Lorraine Bracco (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (ABC’s “General Hospital”), Chris Hardwick (host, “Web Soup”) and The Real Housewives of DC to the show. Bryant Gumbel returns to moderate “The View” live, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, and is joined by guest co-host Mario Cantone (“Sex and the City”).

A spectacular video retrospective looking back at all the best moments of “The View: Season 13” airs live, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5.

“The View: Special Edition” internet theme show airs live, TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 and features David Perel (radaronline.com); The Real EStalker Mark David; Geri & Colby Brin (datemysinglekid.com) and funny websites with Chris Hardwick (host, G4’s “Web Soup”).

Scheduled guests for the week of Aug. 2-6 are as follows (subject to change):

MONDAY, AUG. 2 – Day of “Hot Topics”; celebrity guest moderator Bryant Gumbel; celebrity guest co-host Mario Cantone.

TUESDAY, AUG. 3 – “The View: Special Edition” internet theme show featuring David Perel (radaronline.com); The Real EStalker Mark David; Geri & Colby Brin (datemysinglekid.com) and funny websites with Chris Hardwick (host, G4’s “Web Soup”)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4 – Jake Pavelka (ABC’s “The Bachelor”); Stacie Scott Turner, Michaele Salahi, Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian and Mary Schmidt Amons (“The Real Housewives of DC”).

THURSDAY, AUG. 5 – Lorraine Bracco (“Rizzoli & Isles”); Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (ABC’s “General Hospital”); the best moments of ‘The View: Season 13″

FRIDAY, AUG. 6 – Snoop Dogg, his wife Shante Broadus and their daughter Cori Broadus; celebrity stylists’ summer hair secrets; Justin Willman (Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”).

“The View” features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in humble 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Digital Full Episode Player at ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. Musical performances produced and directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.(tm)

EMI Music Publishing songwriters including Jay-Z and Kanye West lead the way at the Grammy nominations

December 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

New York/Los Angeles, 4 December 2009 — EMI Music Publishing songwriters once again led the way in the nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles yesterday. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Duffy, Stargate, Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Mary Mary and Alicia Keys all earned multiple nominations for the awards to be held at the Staples Center in LA on February 8, 2009.

Jay-Z scored a mammoth six nominations, following the release of ‘American Gangster’ which is recognized in the Album of the Year and Best Rap Album categories. ‘Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)’ is nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance, while ‘Swagga Like Us’ (by Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne) scores two nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. He receives an additional nomination in the latter category for ‘Mr Carter’, which he co-wrote and performed alongside Lil Wayne.

Kanye West, who won five Grammys at the 50th annual awards in February this year, picks up another six nominations this year. ‘American Boy’, which Kanye performed on alongside Estelle, is nominated for Song of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. He shares two nominations in the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group section (‘Swagga Like Us’ and ‘Put On’), as well as the nomination for ‘Swagga Like Us’ for Best Rap Song. He additionally features on Lil Wayne’s album ‘Tha Carter III’, which is nominated for Album of the Year. Lil Wayne’s chart-topping hit ‘Lollipop’ (recognized for Best Rap Song) was co-written by EMI Music Publishing songwriters Jim Jonsin and the late Static Major.

Duffy, whose debut album ‘Rockferry’ became a worldwide hit this year on the back of hit songs including ‘Mercy’ and ‘Warwick Avenue’, picked up three nominations including a nod in the prestigious Best New Artist category. ‘Rockferry’ is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the Welsh singer is additionally recognized for Female Pop Vocal Performance (‘Mercy’). Also nominated in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category is Pink (‘So What’), while Cathy Dennis’s songwriting helped Katy Perry get recognition for ‘I Kissed A Girl’.

EMI Music Publishing writers dominate the R&B and rap sections, with nominations in multiple categories. Stargate songwriters and producers Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen grabbed two nominations for Best R&B Song, for their work on Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Spotlight’ and Ne-Yo’s ‘Miss Independent’. Their songwriting helped Ne-Yo score seven nominations in total, including Album of the Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for ‘Year of the Gentleman’.

Salaam Remi is also nominated in the Best R&B Song category for his work on Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Bust Yer Windows’, from the album ‘Fearless’ which is recognized in the Best Contemporary R&B Album category. Also nominated are Beyonce (Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for ‘Me Myself & I’), Usher (Best Male R&B Performance, ‘Here I Stand’) and Chrisette Michele (Best Urban/Alternative Performance, ‘Be OK’ featuring will.i.am).

Alicia Keys earned three more Grammy nominations, this time picking up nods for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (‘Lesson Learned’ with John Mayer), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (‘Superwoman’) and Best Short Form Music Video (‘Another Way To Die’, with Jack White).

In the rap section, Snoop Dogg scores two nominations for ‘Sexual Eruption’ for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance. Ludacris is nominated alongside T.I for Best Rap Performance (‘Wish You Would’), as is Young Jeezy (featuring Kanye West) for ‘Put On’.

Death Cab For Cutie earned two nominations following the release of their chart-topping album ‘Narrow Stairs’ earlier this year. ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’ picked up a nod in the Best Rock Song category, while ‘Narrow Stairs’ was recognized in the Best Alternative Album section.

EMI Music Publishing’s writers are well-represented in the rock and metal categories. Dragonforce pick up a debut nomination in the Best Metal Performance section, for ‘Heroes Of Our Time’. They’ll go up against Slipknot, who received recognition for ‘Psychosocial.’ AC/DC  are nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (‘Rock’n’Roll Train’).

Critically acclaimed artist Sam Sparro is nominated in the Best Dance Recording section for ‘Black & Gold’ (written with fellow EMI writer Jesse Rogg). Also nominated in the category is EMI Music Publishing songwriter Rihanna, for hit song ‘Disturbia’. Rihanna is additionally nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with vocals (‘If I Never See Your Face Again’ with Maroon 5) and Best Long Form Music Video (‘Good Girl Gone Bad Live’).

American gospel duo Mary Mary picked up three nominations in the gospel category, with the sisters grabbing nods for Best Gospel Song, Best Gospel Performance for (‘Get Up’) and Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

Country duo Sugarland, featuring EMI Music Publishing songwriter Kristian Bush, is nominated in the Best Country Duo or Group and Best Country Song categories for ‘Stay’, as well as Best Country Collaboration for ‘Life In A Northern Town’ with Jake Owen and Little Big Town.

EMI Music Publishing Nashville writer Jamey Johnson picked up three nominations, including two for Best Male Country Performance and Best Country Song for the self-written and performed ‘In Color’, as well as Best Country Album for ‘That Lonesome Song’. Brad Paisley earned two more Grammy nominations, for Best Male Country Performance (‘Letter To Me’) and Best Country Instrumental Performance (‘Cluster Pluck’), while Lee Thomas Miller was recognized in the Best Country Song section for his work on Trace Adkins’ ‘You’re Gonna Miss This’.

Monty Holmes wrote the title track and single for George Strait’s ‘Troubadour’, which is nominated for Best Country Album, while newest signing Hillary Scott of the band Lady Antebellum scored two Grammy nods for Best New Country Artist and Best Country Duo or Group. In all, EMI Music Publishing Nashville’s songwriters and artists are represented on 16 of the 35 total award nominations in the country section.

British singer and EMI Music Publishing songwriter Leona Lewis, who sprang to fame after winning the UK talent show ‘The X Factor’ picks up three nominations, for Best Pop Vocal Album (‘Spirit’), Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (‘Bleeding Love’).

EMI Music Publishing singer/songwriter Julio Ramos (aka Voltio) wrote on all the songs of his album ‘En Lo Claro’, which picks up a nomination in the Best Latin Urban Album category. Also nominated in the same category are brothers Sergio & Francisco Gomez who, as the band Akwid, wrote on all songs on the ‘La Novela’ album.

US rap artist Snoop Dogg and Jennifer Hawkins pose together in the Lavazza Marquee during Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival 2008

November 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

PicApp: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 04: US rap artist Snoop Dogg and Jennifer Hawkins pose together in the Lavazza Marquee during Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival 2008 at Flemington Race Course on November 4, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images). Content © 2008  Getty Images . All rights reserved.

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