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TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED KEY ADVISER FOR KNOCKOUT ROUNDS OF NBC’S EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES ‘THE VOICE

October 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Seven-Time Grammy Award Winner to Work Closely With Artists From All Four Teams
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — October 3, 2014 — NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series “The Voice” has confirmed seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift as the key adviser for the current season. Swift will serve as the sole mentor for all of the artists on each of the four teams.

The multiple platinum-selling Swift is the youngest recipient of the Grammys album of the year and is the best-selling digital music artist of all time. She is also the only female artist in music history (and the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure.

Swift’s upcoming, fifth album, “1989,” which is scheduled for release Oct. 27, has already produced a No. 1 single, “Shake It Off.”

Swift advised each of the performers during the upcoming Knockout Rounds (airing Oct., 27, 28 and Nov. 3) on vocal technique, stage presence and the importance of tailoring songs to fit their personalities and strengths. These artists will continue to try and earn the support of their respective coaches, who will be forced to decide who will move on to the live Playoff Round. Each coach will have the opportunity to strategically steal one more artist in the Knockout Round.

Through its first two weeks of the new season, “The Voice” has averaged a 4.0 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 13.2 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” averages from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #3 entertainment series and #1 reality series on the Big 4 networks so far this season in 18-49. The most recent telecast on Tuesday, Sept. 30, equaled the show’s highest adult 18-49 rating for a Tuesday edition (4.1) in the past year (since Oct. 1, 2013) and the biggest overall audience for a Tuesday telecast since March 4.

“The Voice” is a presentation of United Artists Media Group (an MGM company), Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Marc Jansen and Lee Metzger.

For embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

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SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER TAYLOR SWIFT AND GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED ARTIST FALL OUT BOY TO PERFORM ON “THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW,” TUESDAY, DEC. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

November 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A Great Big World and UK Newcomers Neon Jungle Will Also Perform

 

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Taylor Swift, GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle will perform on THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  This year’s fashion show will include world-famous Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Lindsay Ellingson, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo and many more.  The lingerie runway show will also include pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.  

 

Lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most important pop artists of the last decade,” and by Rolling Stone as “one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days,” singer/songwriter Taylor Swift is a seven-time GRAMMY® winner, and at 20, was the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY® for Album of the Year in 2010. She is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the one million first-week sales figure, and is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Time Magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and she is Billboard’s current Artist of the Year, as well as their youngest-ever Woman of the Year. With record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, Taylor is currently headlining stadiums and arenas around the globe with her RED Tour.

 

Hot on the heels of their second sold-out tour of 2013, Fall Out Boy, the Midwest’s own fab four—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Today Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Voice,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” among others. Their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April. It features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” This is the GRAMMY®-nominated band’s second #1 debut; “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007.

 

A Great Big World’s breakout hit, ”Say Something,” has climbed to the #1 spot on iTunes after a performance of the song with Christina Aguilera on “The Voice.” The band, which features New York-based singer-songwriting duo Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, has received critical acclaim from both the press and music community for the emotional song. In January, the group’s viral hit “This Is the New Year,” solidified them as an indie pop presence with staggering YouTube views and was covered by the cast of “Glee.”  The duo gained support from fans by crafting a six-song EP funded entirely on Kickstarter, which led them to sign with Black Magnetic/Epic Records. Known for their positive, piano-driven pop songs and heartwarming lyrics, A Great Big World’s debut full-length album, Is There Anybody Out There?, will feature both the original and Christina Aguilera version of “Say Something.”  

 

Forget synchronized dance routines and matching dresses: Neon Jungle, four young women from London, Suffolk and Scotland, are blazing a trail of their own.  Their debut single, Trouble, fuses with rap, dance and pop, all tied together with a lot of attitude and spirit. Fresh from touring the UK with Jessie J, the girls are being tipped for big things in 2014.

 

These performances will mark the artists’ first appearances on THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW.

 

“If a mad scientist were asked to create the perfect combination of the beauty of a Victoria’s Secret Angel with the ultimate talent and creativity from today’s music scene, the answer would be simpleTaylor Swift,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials & Events at CBS. “The perfect combination of Victoria’s Secret and Taylor Swift, with Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle, adds up to a big night of entertainment on CBS.”

 

“THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, glamorous kick-off to the holiday season,” said Sharen Jester Turney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret.  “I’m excited to share our brand with millions of customers around the world through this iconic event featuring our Angel supermodels, dazzling lingerie designs and superstar entertainers. And it makes me incredibly proud that we use this display of our brand to raise nearly $1 million for charity.”

 

Also in the show, Candice Swanepoel will walk the runway wearing the $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra, designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad. The one-of-a-kind Dream Angels Demi Bra and matching belt will be worn on the runway in homage to Victoria’s Secret heritage.  The set is adorned with more than 4,200 rubies, blue and yellow sapphires and diamonds hand-set in 18-karat gold, and boasts a 52-carat pear-shaped ruby drop centerpiece.

 

THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW is being produced by done and dusted, inc.  Edward G. Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers.  Hamish Hamilton is the director.

 

 

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GRAMMY® NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, FUN., MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA AND TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM ON “THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®,” SUNDAY, FEB. 10

January 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

LL COOL J Returns as Host of “Music’s Biggest Night®”

           Current GRAMMY AWARDS® nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® broadcast. Two-time GRAMMY AWARD® winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The Black Keys and FUN. will perform on the GRAMMY AWARDS® broadcast for the first time, while Mumford & Sons and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry’s premier event takes place Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.

FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations. FUN. is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young” (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Some Nights”; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for “Babel”; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “I Will Wait”; Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Learn Me Right” (from Brave); Best Long Form Music Video for “Big Easy Express”; and Best New Artist.

Two-time GRAMMY AWARD® winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for “El Camino” and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for “Lonely Boy.” (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year.)

Five-time GRAMMY AWARD® winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY AWARD® winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Where Have You Been,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for “Talk That Talk” and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for “We Found Love.” Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars) for “Safe & Sound” (from The Hunger Games).

THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards® — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegrammys and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue and Instagram.

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and Billboard 200 Album Chart (Top 10 Single and Albums in the USA): Bruno Mars takes the #1 spot for singles and Taylor Swift takes the #1 spot on the album charts (Issue Date: January 12, 2013)

January 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the top 10 songs in the United States from the Billboard Hot 100 Music Charts:

NOTE: Bruno Mars takes #1, Taylor Swift at #2 and Rihanna at #3

  1. Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
  2. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble.
  3. Rihanna – Diamonds
  4. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  5. Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj – Beauty and a Beat
  6. Ke$ha – Die Young
  7. Maroon 5 – One More Night
  8. Phillip Phillips – Home
  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop

The following are the top 10 albums in America from the Billboard 200 Album Charts:

NOTE: Taylor Swift at #1, Les Miserables Soundtrack at #2 and One Direction at #3

  1. Taylor Swift – Red
  2. Les Miserables: Highlights from the Film
  3. One Direction – Take Me Home
  4. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
  5. T.I. Trouble Man: Heave is the Head
  6. Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
  7. Rihanna – Unapologetic
  8. Mumford & Sons – Babel
  9. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
  10. Pitch Perfect Soundtrack

“JERSEY SHORE” CAST, CELEBS, ARTISTS & MTV RALLY TO HELP “RESTORE THE SHORE” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH LIVE AT 11PM ET

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One Direction, Alicia Keys, Mac Miller, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Pharrell, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, Ne-Yo, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, No Doubt, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen, the Jonas Brothers

and the MTV Family Come Together to Help Rebuild Seaside Heights

Gym Class Heroes with Oh Land and Phillip Phillips to Perform Live in Studio

People can Donate to Architecture for Humanity’s Seaside Rebuilding Fund at RestoretheShore.MTV.com,

on Indiegogo.com, by Texting SHORE to 85944, or by purchasing the MTV “Restore the Shore” T-shirt on Shop.MTV.com or at Modell’s Sporting Goods

NEW YORK – November 14, 2012 – MTV (a division of Viacom Inc., NASDAQ: VIAB) today announced that dozens of stars, artists and organizations have joined in the effort to #restoretheshore and help rebuild Seaside Heights, New Jersey – the heart of the Jersey Shore, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  Generations have grown up enjoying the iconic Seaside boardwalk, but with the city condemned and many local businesses and homes ruined, Seaside needs urgent help to get back on its feet.  Thankfully, some of entertainment’s biggest stars are answering the call to action and will be part of MTV’s “Restore the Shore,” a one-hour fundraising special to air live at 11pm ET (tape-delayed PT) on MTV, MTV.com, MTV mobile and MTV radio on Thursday, November 15th.

From 4 pm until midnight (ET) on Thursday, the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” – as well as stars from other top MTV shows including “Awkward,” “Teen Wolf,” “Teen Mom,” “The Challenge,” and “The Real World” – will be live in MTV’s Times Square studio, calling donors to thank them for giving.  Unlike a conventional telethon where viewers call in and hope to speak with a celebrity, MTV’s “Restore the Shore” will feature stars personally calling individuals who donate via Indiegogo at RestoretheShore.MTV.com or make a $10 donation by texting SHORE to 85944.  All funds raised will go to Architecture for Humanity, an internationally recognized non-profit that led rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  They are now setting out to help rebuild the famed boardwalk, local businesses and homes in Seaside Heights ravaged by the storm.

“Restore the Shore” will feature live performances from Gym Class Heroes (with special guest Oh Land) performing the comeback anthem “The Fighter,” as well as “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performing his stirring hit “Home.”

Stars contributing messages of support who will be featured on-air include One Direction, Alicia Keys, Mac Miller, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Pharrell, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, Ne-Yo, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, No Doubt, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen, Swizz Beats, the Jonas Brothers, Ludacris, All Time Low, Sean Kingston, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Carson Daly of “The Voice,” Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” Jay Leno, the cast of “The View,” Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Wendy Williams and many more.

Everyone who donates $25 or more will receive an exclusive MTV “Restore the Shore” song bundle, which includes 30 songs from the past six seasons of “Jersey Shore.”  Online crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.com has created a special campaign donation page (RestoretheShore.Indiegogo.com) for MTV’s “Restore the Shore,” and in conjunction with PayPal.com, will be waiving 100% of the fees on all donations.  The MTV Shop, as well as select Modell’s locations in NY, NJ, PA, DE and modells.com, will be selling the official MTV “Restore the Shore” t-shirt for $20, with all net proceeds going to Architecture for Humanity’s Seaside rebuilding fund.  In addition, Viacom will donate $100,000 to Architecture for Humanity in support of the “Restore the Shore” fund, as part of its $1 million Viacommunity pledge to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

“We’re very proud to be partnering with the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’, 495 Productions, Architecture for Humanity, some of the biggest names in entertainment and our audience to help rebuild Seaside Heights – a community that is dear to MTV and urgently needs assistance,” said Stephen Friedman, President, MTV.

For the fundraising and rebuilding effort, MTV is partnering with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit organization that provides design and construction services to communities in need. The organization has created a “Restore the Shore” fund to collect donations that will be principally directed toward the rebuilding of the Seaside Heights boardwalk – the commercial artery of the community – as well as supporting the rebuilding efforts of in-need businesses and residents in Seaside. Architecture for Humanity has been helping communities rebuild after natural disasters for more than a decade, including major efforts in Biloxi and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

For a sneak peek of “Restore the Shore,” featuring Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s emotional reaction to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, click here.  Embed code below:

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“Restore the Shore” is Executive Produced by SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions – the production company behind “Jersey Shore” – along with Chris Linn, Jacquelyn French, Dave Sirulnick and Ryan Kroft for MTV.  Janay Dutton and Jonathan Mussman are Executives in Charge for MTV.

MTV Radio will also broadcast “Restore the Shore” and is making it available free to the MTV Radio Network and over 1,500 radio stations nationwide.

QUOTE SHEET

“I’m really happy to be helping the victims of hurricane Sandy and be a part of rebuilding a place that is so close to my heart and a huge part of my life.”

– Deena Cortese

“I will do anything I can for those on the East Coast who been affected by Hurricane Sandy. I am happy to be partnering with MTV, our 495 family, SallyAnn Salsano and the non-profit Architecture for Humanity to help rebuild Seaside, which is truly my second home.”

-Pauly DelVecchio

“I’m really excited to be working with MTV to help ‘Restore the Shore,’ please donate and help us rebuild, I know we can come back stronger than ever.  My heart continues to go out to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.”

– Jenni “JWoww” Farley

“I can’t wait to help ‘Restore the Shore,’ it’s my second home. I want to help out as much as possible, to return the shore back to normal.”

– Sammi Giancola

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have been on the ground volunteering and have seen the unbelievable amount of devastation brought on by the storm. I will do anything in my power to help rebuild my home of Staten Island as well as my second home in Seaside Heights.”

– Vinny Guadagnino

“I’m looking forward to rebuilding Seaside Heights. The town has become such a big part of our lives, as well as the business owners and residents, and I can’t wait to ‘Restore the Shore!’”

– Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

“I’m very excited to help ‘Restore the Shore’ with my roommates, because it’s our second home and where it all began. I will do anything in my power to continue to help.”

– Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

“My heart goes out to everyone in New Jersey and the families who have lost loved ones. It’s a terrible tragedy, but we’re strong and united people and we can rebuild and honor the ones we lost who will forever remain in our hearts.”

-Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

“Seaside and the Jersey shore have given us so much over the last six seasons.  Now, it’s time for anyone who has ever enjoyed an episode of JERSEY SHORE to join the cast, MTV, and my team at 495 Productions as we ‘Restore the Shore’ through our work with the amazing people at Architecture for Humanity.  We owe it to Seaside.  They opened their town to the world.  Now we are asking you to open your wallets for them.  No amount is too small.”

– SallyAnn Salsano

“Seaside Heights needs our support. Without the economic lifeline of the boardwalk, local families will be without work and forced to decide whether they should return. By building back better we can create a more resilient community for generations to come.”

– Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director, Architecture for Humanity

 

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About MTV:

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

 

About Architecture for Humanity:

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design and construction services firm founded in New York in 1999. By tapping a network of thousands of building professionals willing to lend time and expertise to those critically in need, Architecture for Humanity has provided places to live, work, learn, heal and play to more than 2 million people in 46 countries. The organization has regional offices in 5 countries and local chapters in more than 60 cities around the world. Twitter: @archforhumanity Website: http://architectureforhumanity.org/

TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE ULTIMATE CHOICE AWARD DURING “TEEN CHOICE 2011″ AIRING Sunday, August 7, LIVE on FOX

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

LIVE WEBCAST PRE-SHOW TO CAPTURE ALL THE CHOICE RED CARPET ACTION

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, AT TEENCHOICEAWARDS.COM

Newly Added Stars Scheduled to Appear Include

Robert Pattinson, Demi Lovato and Ellen DeGeneres

 

Multi-platinum superstar, four-time Grammy winner and multiple Teen Choice Award nominee Taylor Swift will receive the Ultimate Choice Award during TEEN CHOICE 2011 airing Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

 

 

Appearing live at TEEN CHOICE 2011, Swift will receive the coveted award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry. The Ultimate Choice Award is the Teen Choice Awards’ highest honor. Past recipients include Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mike Myers, as well as Venus and Serena Williams. Fans are encouraged to tweet why Taylor is their Ultimate Choice to @TeenChoiceGirl, and they may see their tweets featured during the show.


In addition, viewers can get an exclusive look at the TEEN CHOICE 2011 red carpet and backstage action with a special live webcast airing Sunday, Aug. 7 (3:30-5:00 PM PT live/6:30-8:00 PM ET live) online at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Hosted by comedians Jordan Morris (“The Daily Habit”) and Robin Thede (IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT), the webcast will cover all the action at the summer’s hottest event and highlight the stars as they arrive on the red carpet. Affion Crockett, star of IN THE FLOW WITH AFFION CROCKETT, will also make special appearances on the webcast.

 

 

Robert Pattinson, Demi Lovato and Ellen DeGeneres join previously announced participants Tyra Banks, Jason Bateman, Justin Bieber, Rachel Bilson, Rebecca Black, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Cat Deeley, Zooey Deschanel, Cameron Diaz, Tom Felton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kat Graham, Ashley Greene, Lucy Hale, Ed Helms, Chris Hemsworth, Gillian Jacobs, Joe Jonas, Victoria Justice, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tyler Posey, Maggie Q, Avril Lavigne, Katie Leclerc, Kellan Lutz, Vanessa Marano, Joel McHale, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Nikki Reed, Zoë Saldana, Taylor Swift, Paul Wesley, Shane West and Shaun White. Hosted by Kaley Cuoco, the special, which celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion, will also feature will.i.am as the night’s DJ and performances by Jason Derülo, Selena Gomez & the Scene and OneRepublic.

 

 

 

Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day until August 5 for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominees at

www.teenchoiceawards.com.

 

 

TEEN CHOICE 2011 is executive-produced by Bob Bain (“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”) and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers, and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

 

 

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Visit www.teenchoiceawards.com for the complete list of categories and nominees.]

ALABAMA, DIERKS BENTLEY, RONNIE DUNN, SARA EVANS, MARTINA McBRIDE, REBA, BLAKE SHELTON, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND ZAC BROWN BAND WITH JAMES TAYLOR, TO PERFORM AT THE “46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC(R) AWARDS,” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 3 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nancy O’Dell and Ryan Seacrest Scheduled to Present

Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Reba, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band with James Taylor are scheduled to perform on the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions.

 

The aforementioned artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban-all of whom are Entertainer of the Year nominees.

 

Performers:

Alabama has won an astounding 20 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, including six times for Vocal Group of the Year and five times for Entertainer of the Year, and was named Artist of the Decade in 1988.  Alabama will perform with Entertainer of the Year nominee Brad Paisley.

 

Dierks Bentley is nominated for Album of the Year for Up on the Ridge.  Bentley won New Artist of the Year in 2003.

 

Ronnie Dunn helped define the country landscape over the past 20 years as one half of the most successful duo in country music history.  He now builds on his 30-million-selling album history as part of Brooks & Dunn with his Arista Nashville solo debut album, slated for release later this year.  The album’s stirring first single, “Bleed Red,” is available now.

Sara Evans debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart this past week with the release of her sixth studio album, Stronger, featuring her current smash, the RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single, “A Little Bit Stronger.”  A past ACM Female Vocalist winner, Evans’ chart-topping career includes more than five million albums sold and such #1 hits as “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “Born to Fly.”

 

Martina McBride is a three-time Female Vocalist winner and was also awarded the Humanitarian Award in 2003 for her charitable work.  During the “Girls’ Night Out:  Superstar Women of Country” special, which will be broadcast Friday, April 22 on CBS, McBride will be honored once again by ACM Lifting Lives (the ACM’s charitable arm) for her dedication to raising social consciousness of domestic violence and encouraging female empowerment through songs.

 

Reba has won 12 ACM Awards, including seven wins for Female Vocalist of the Year, and was awarded the first-ever annual Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work.  This broadcast will mark Reba’s 13th time hosting the show.

 

Blake Shelton will make his debut this year as an ACM Award co-host with Reba.  Shelton has been nominated for three ACM Awards and won his first ACM award last year for Vocal Event of the Year for his #1 hit single, “Hillbilly Bone,” which features longtime friend Trace Adkins.

 

Over the course of his career, James Taylor has sold some 40 million albums and has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards.  As a recording and touring artist inducted into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Taylor has set a precedent for solo singer/songwriters and blazed a path to which countless numbers of earnest young musicians have since aspired.

 

Carrie Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.  Having won a total of 10 ACM Awards, Underwood is the two-time reigning Entertainer of the Year and has won Female Vocalist three times.

Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards, including Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year.  Zac Brown Band is also nominated for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away,” featuring Alan Jackson.  Zac Brown Band will perform “Colder Weather” at the ACM Awards with one of their idols, James Taylor.

 

Presenters:

Nancy O’Dell, “Entertainment Tonight’s” Emmy Award-winning journalist, has proven to be a force in all areas of her career as a host, author, producer and entrepreneur. Currently Special Correspondent, O’Dell will assume the role of co-anchor of “Entertainment Tonight” after Mary Hart ends her final season in May 2011.

 

Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry.  Seacrest is celebrated internationally as host of “American Idol,” and hosts and produces E! News as well as its red carpet awards show coverage.  He also serves as an executive producer and co-hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”

 

The 46TH ANNUAL Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers; Barry Adelman is the producer and Bob Bardo serves as the executive in charge of production.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC(R) AWARDS,” COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR(TM), TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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Miranda Lambert Leads with Seven Nominations; Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band Each Receive Five Nominations, with Zac Brown Receiving Four Additional Nods; The Band Perry and Taylor Swift Each Receive Four Nominations;
Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban
Each Receive Three Nominations

Fans Will Again Vote for Entertainer of the Year;
Top New Artist Category to be Voted on by Fans for Third Year in a Row

Nominations for the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, were announced live this morning by country superstars Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville, and broadcast live on “The Early Show.”  The winners will be announced live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host this year’s show.

For the third year, fans will select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year; the two newcomer categories for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards – Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Group or Duo – will also be opened up to fan voting.  The winner in each of the two newcomer categories will then move on to compete for Top New Artist, which is also a fan-voted category. Online voting for all fan voted categories will be available at www.voteACM.com.  The winners of Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist will be announced live during the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

This morning, Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year.  In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “The House That Built Me,” and received two nominations for Video of the Year for “Only Prettier” and “The House That Built Me.”  She is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn for “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  Lambert is the reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist.

Kenny Chesney is nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey and Single Record of the Year for “The Boys of Fall,” both of which earned him nominations as an artist and producer.   He is also nominated for Video of the Year for “The Boys of Fall.”

Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards, including Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year.  Zac Brown Band is also nominated for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson.

Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band also received four additional individual nominations as the producer for Album of the Year contender You Get What You Give, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away” and additionally as a composer for Song of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away.”

The Band Perry is nominated for four awards, including Top Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo or Group.  They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “If I Die Young.”  Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry also received an additional individual nomination as a composer for Song of the Year contender “If I Die Young.”

Taylor Swift is nominated for four awards, including her second nod for Entertainer of the Year.  If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her first Entertainer of the Year win.  Swift is nominated as an artist and producer for Album of the Year for Speak Now and she also received a nomination for Top Female Vocalist.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for three awards, including Top Vocal Group.  They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Need You Now.  They are the reigning Top Vocal Group.

Lee Brice is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year and as both an artist and producer for Single Record of the year for “Love Like Crazy.”  This is Brice’s first year to be nominated.

Easton Corbin is nominated for three awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “A Little More Country than That.” This is Corbin’s first year to be nominated.

Alan Jackson is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away,” with the Zac Brown Band.

Keith Urban is nominated for three awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.  Urban is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Blue Sky” with Emily West.

Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, including selection of the final top six nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category and the top three nominees in newcomer categories, Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Group or Duo.  Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

· Jason Aldean

· Toby Keith

· Miranda Lambert

· Brad Paisley

· Taylor Swift

• Keith Urban

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

· Jason Aldean

· Brad Paisley

· Blake Shelton

· George Strait

· Keith Urban
TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

· Miranda Lambert

· Reba McEntire

· Taylor Swift

· Carrie Underwood

• Lee Ann Womack

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

· Joey + Rory

· Montgomery Gentry

· Steel Magnolia

· Sugarland

• the JaneDear Girls

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

· Lady Antebellum

· Little Big Town

· Randy Rogers Band

· The Band Perry

• Zac Brown Band

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

· Eric Church

· Easton Corbin

• Randy Houser

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

· Steel Magnolia

· The Band Perry

• the JaneDear Girls

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

· Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

· Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

· The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury)

Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys

· Speak Now – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)

Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift

· Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart

· You Get What You Give – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)

Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

· A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin (Mercury)

Produced by: Carson Chamberlain

· As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)

Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

· If I Die Young – The Band Perry (Republic Nashville)

Produced by: Paul Worley

· Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice (Curb Records)

Produced by: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson

· The Boys Of Fall – Kenny Chesney (BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

· The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

· A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin

Composers:  Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
Publishers:   A Sling And A Prayer Music (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Music (ASCAP), Don Poythress Songs (ASCAP), Precious Flour Music (BMI), Universal Music-MGB Songs (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

· As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson

Composers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
Publishers: Angelika Music (BMI), Weimerhound Publishing (BMI)

· If I Die Young – The Band Perry

Composer:  Kimberly Perry
Publishers:  Pearlfeather Publishing (BMI), Rio Bravo Music, Inc. (BMI)

· Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice

Composers:  Tim James, Doug Johnson
Publishers:  Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sweet Radical Music (BMI), T-Bird’s Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

· The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Composers:  Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
Publishers:  Built On Rock (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

· Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins

Producer:  Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

· Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Trent Hardville
Director: Trey Fanjoy

·  Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland

Producers: Tony McGarry
Director: Declan Whitebloom

· The Boys Of Fall – Kenny Chesney

Producer:  Don Lepore
Director: Shaun Silva

· The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Producer:  Trent Hardville
Director:  Trey Fanjoy

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)

· As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)

Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

· Blue Sky – Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by: Mark Bright

· Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

Produced by:  John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell

· Cold Beer – Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson (Average Joes)

Produced by:  Shannon Houchins, Adrian Young

· Good To Be Me – Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture)

Produced by: Kid Rock

Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at www.VoteACM.com on January 28 and will close on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Noon, ET/9:00 AM, PT.  The winner in each category will be announced in March, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist.  Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 11 at 3:00 PM, ET/Noon, PT at www.VoteACM.com.  Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT on April 3 (before the LIVE show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group.  In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count.  For example, Lee Brice received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category – one each as artist and producer – because that category recognizes both.

In addition, the Song of the Year category recognizes the artist, composer and publishing company as a nominee but does not recognize an individual as owner or partial owner of the publishing company.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

As previously announced, country super-duo Sugarland will headline the first-ever ACM Fan Jam, a fans-only live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS broadcast.  The ACM Fan Jam will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino during and after the ACM Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will give fans the ultimate opportunity to be part of the LIVE telecast.  Throughout the three-hour live show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be performances from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Sugarland and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date.

The 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman the producer and Bob Bardo the executive in charge of production.

RATING:  To Be Announced

Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart (Top 10 Singles and Albums in the USA): Katy Perry takes the #1 spot for singles and Taylor Swift takes #1 for the album charts (Issue Date: January 15, 2011)

January 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The following are the top 10 songs in the United States from the Billboard Hot 100 Music Charts:

NOTE: Katy Perry and Bruno Mars switch places as Perry takes the #1 spot, Ke$ha at #3.

BUY THESE SINGLES:

  1. Katy Perry – Firework
  2. Bruno Mars – Grenade
  3. Ke$ha – We R Who We R
  4. Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)
  5. P!nk – Raise Your Glass
  6. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E – Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
  7. The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
  8. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
  9. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
  10. Nelly – Just a Dream

The following are the top 10 albums in America from the Billboard 200 Album Charts:

NOTE: Taylor Swift stays at #1, Eminem jumps up to #2 and Rihanna moves up to #3.

Purchase the #1 Album in the USA:

  1. Taylor Swift – Speak Now
  2. Eminem – Recovery
  3. Rihanna – Loud
  4. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
  5. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  6. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack)
  7. Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  8. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
  9. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
  10. Keyshia Cole – Calling All Hearts

Taylor Swift & Jake Gyllenhaal break up

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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ld in Los Angeles, USA. Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated on 14 December 2010 in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his role in ‘Love And Other Drugs’. The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place in Los Angeles, USA, on 16 January 2011. EPA/NINA PROMMER *** Local Caption *** 00000402162131 fotoglif786580

Media have noticed that Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal haven’t been spotted together as of late. But PEOPLE Magazine is reporting that a source has told them that Taylor and Jake ended their relationship last month.

Well, I’m sure there may be speculation to why they broke up but if there is one thing that we know will come out of this….and that would be another breakup song from Taylor Swift.

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