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Wednesday
Jan082014

Phillip Phillips & J-Lo to Chat Online with "American Idol" Fans to Hype Show's New Season 

Credit: Nick WalkerAfter a disappointing season 12, American Idol's new season, which kicks off next week, is make-or-break time for the veteran Fox show, so it's calling some of its more popular alumni to help with the promotion.

Both season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and returning judge Jennifer Lopez -- who helped launch Phillip to Idol stardom -- will be chatting with fans on American Idol's official Facebook page on Friday.

J-Lo and Phillip will answer your questions that day starting at 12:30 p.m. PT, 3:30 p.m. ET.  Just post your questions in the comments page using the hashtag #IdolBlitz.

Phillip, meanwhile, is feeling nostalgic: on Twitter Wednesday, he wrote, "1 week to go..brings back a lot of memories," and adding the hashtag "

On top of that, other Idol alums will be chatting with fans on Twitter for the next few days.  Season 12 champ Candice Glover will do Q&A at 6 p.m. ET today, while season 11 standouts Jessica Sanchez and Colton Dixon will do the same on Thursday: Jessica at 1 p.m. ET, Colton at 3 p.m. ET.  Season 7 winner Jordin Sparks, meanwhile, will chat this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

American Idol returns January 15 on Fox.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Meek Mill Announces New Album for 2014

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Shortly after Juicy J announced his follow-up disc for 2014, Meek Mill followed suit by revealing that he's also working on a new album. On Tuesday night, the MMG rapper confirmed via Twitter that he's set to release his sophomore effort later this year.

"My next album is all that matters #2014," Meek tweeted to his three million followers. He also added the hashtag "#specialdelivery," perhaps to hint that it might be the album's title.

The upcoming effort will serve as the follow-up to Meek's 2012 album Dreams and Nightmares, which spawned the hit single "Amen," featuring Drake. The set debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 165,000 copies.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

New Black Sabbath-Themed Sneakers Now Available from Converse

Converse Inc.Black Sabbath has partnered with the Converse company to introduce a new line of Chuck Taylor sneakers featuring artwork from four of the band's classic 1970s albums.  Five different designs will be available, including high-top shoes featuring cover art and/or stylized wording from Black Sabbath's 1970 self-titled debut and their sophomore release, Paranoid, 1972's Vol. 4 and 1978's Never Say Die!  There will also be a low-top Oxford-style sneaker boasting Vol. 4 graphics.

The Black Sabbath Chuck Taylor also features the band's name on the tongue and in the shoe's lining, in the same font in which it appears on the album cover.  The Paranoid sneaker has a corresponding Sabbath logo on its tongue as well, and also features a lining with images from the band's live "Paranoid" video from a 1970 Belgian TV show.

The Never Say Die! Chuck Taylor features the Black Sabbath name, as it appears on that album, located on the outer heel, and a lining boasting a black-and-white photo of the band members.  The Vol. 4 high-top and Oxford both feature the album's title embroidered into the shoe's tongue and a liner that boasts the photo of Ozzy Osbourne that appears on the record's cover.

The new Black Sabbath sneakers cost between $60 and $70, and will be available at select Journeys and independent shoe stores, Converse outlets and at Converse.com.  Black Sabbath previously teamed with Converse for another line of Chuck Taylors back in 2008.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Beyonce Slips on Billboard 200 Chart

Columbia RecordsBeyonce’s self-titled CD has been displaced from the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, ending its three-week reign.

According to the publication, the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen knocked Bey's fifth solo album from the #1 position.  Beyoncé is now #2 in its fourth chart week.  The singer's set sold an additional 130,000 copies, down 58 percent from last week.

Beyoncé has now sold 1.43 million since being released December 13. This week's sales tally for her latest effort also surpassed the diva's previous album, 2011's 4, which sold 1.39 million.

Before being dislodged, Beyonce's album enjoyed the longest run at the top of the chart since Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience in April 2013.

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sits at #3 Billboard 200, selling an additional 55,000 units.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Britney Gets Naughty & Nice in New "Remix" Perfume Ads

Courtesy Elizabeth ArdenJust as Britney Spears' new Las Vegas show, Piece of Me, presents her hits in a new way, her latest fragrance offerings are re-imagined versions of one of her biggest "hit" perfumes: Fantasy.

As People reports, in a new ad, Britney is promoting two different "remixes" of Fantasy: the Naughty Remix, which features woodsy undertones, and the Nice Remix, which is a soft, fruity scent.  In the ad, Britney appears as a blonde wearing a fancy headpiece, representing "nice, and as a brunette with heavy eyeliner, signifying "naughty."  In her Vegas show, she also switches to "naughty" by wearing a brunette wig.

In a statement, Britney tells People, "Fantasy is truly an unforgettable scent. Mixing the original notes to create new fantasy scents gives my fans and me more ways of expressing our inner fantasies, whether they’re naughty or nice.”

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Ke$ha & Pitbull Hit #1 with "Timber"; Pal Says Ke$ha's Rehab Stint Came "Out of the Blue"

RCA RecordsKe$ha entered rehab last week to battle an eating disorder, but here's some news that may cheer her up: she's #1 on the chart.  After spending a month at #2 behind Eminem and Rihanna's "The Monster," Ke$ha's collabo with Pitbull, "Timber," has finally topped the Billboard Hot 100.

As Billboard notes, "Timber" is Pitbull's second #1 hit on this chart, following "Give Me Everything;" it's Ke$ha's third, following "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R."

Meanwhile, it seems that Ke$ha's trip to rehab was a surprise to those around her, according to People magazine.  One of the singer's friends tells the magazine, "It was kind of out of the blue. She's just as sensitive about her weight as anyone is, but not constantly talking about it."  When the friend noticed that Ke$ha seemed to be dropping pounds, the singer shrugged it off by saying, "I'm dancing constantly on tour and lost a little weight."

However, other friends of the singer tell People that this incident won't set Ke$ha back for long. "She thinks this is important to get a handle on, and it's great she's taking the initiative before it becomes something more serious," said one, while another told People, "She's a strong woman. She'll put in the work and get over this."

As for those rumors that Ke$ha's producer Dr. Luke drove her to an eating disorder by making cruel comments about her weight, a rep for the producer wouldn't comment for People's article.  However, an insider tells People, "He has been verbally abusive to her and insults her and the way she looks, saying she's not pretty enough or skinny enough. The abuse ultimately led Ke$ha to a bad place."

On Monday -- after Ke$ha's announcement -- Dr. Luke retweeted a posting by Pitbull, in which the rapper wrote, "it's still going down making them dance everywhere.... love to ."  On Wednesday, Pitbull tweeted out thanks to fans for helping the song hit #1, and also sent thanks to "all involved," including Kesha and Dr. Luke, who co-wrote and produced the track.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Tina Turner "Love Songs" Compilation Due Out Next Month

ParlophoneOn February 4, just in in time for Valentine's Day, a new compilation of romantic tunes from the incomparable Tina Turner will hit stores. 

Titled Tina Turner: Love Songs, the 18-track collection spans most of Tina's career, and includes three songs from her multiplatinum 1984 release, Private Dancer: the title track, Turner's rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and the chart-topping smash "What's Love Got to Do with It."

Love Songs also features "I Don't Wanna Fight," a top 10 hit from the soundtrack to Tina's 1993 biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as her 1996 remake of John Waite's "Missing You."  The album closes out with "River Deep Mountain High," her classic 1966 collaboration with her late ex-husband Ike Turner.

Here's the complete track list for Tina Turner: Love Songs:

"The Best"
"I Don't Wanna Lose You"
"Let's Stay Together"
"What's Love Got to Do with It"
"Missing You"
"Private Dancer"
"Two People"
"Look Me in the Heart"
"Way of the World"
"Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"
"Falling"
"I Want You Near Me"
"Be Tender with Me Baby"
"Don't Leave Me This Way"
"I Don't Wanna Fight"
"Whatever You Need"
"When the Heartache Is Over"
"River Deep Mountain High" -- Ike & Tina Turner

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Cole Swindell's "Chillin' It" Earns First Gold Single Certification of 2014

Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell's 2014 is off to a great start. His debut single, "Chillin' It," just became the year's first song in any genre to receive a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. So far, "Chillin' It" has sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the highest-selling debut single from a solo male artist released in 2013.

Look for Cole's self-titled debut album to hit stores February 18. He's also headed out with Luke Bryan for the That's My Kind of Night tour, starting January 16 in Columbus, OH.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire Score Biggest-Selling Vinyl Albums of 2013

Columbia RecordsVinyl is not dead.  On the contrary, album sales in the U.S. rose more than 33 percent last year, and a number of alternative artists are responsible for the increase.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories tops its list of the best-selling vinyl albums of 2013, with 49,000 copies sold. Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City comes in at #2 on the tally, racking up 34,000 copies, while Arcade Fire’s Reflektor gets the #3 slot, with 31,000.

Mumford & Sons take the next two spots on the list, with 2012’s Babel at #4, and the group’s 2009’ debut album, Sigh No More, clocking in at #5, each selling 27,000 copies. Queens of the Stone Age’s latest release, …Like Clockwork, racked up 27,000 copies as well, and is at #6 on the tally.

Other notable albums on the list include Bon Iver’s 2007 debut For Emma, Forever Ago at #7 with 23,000 copies, The Lumineers' 2012 self-titled album at #8 with 22,000 units, and The National’s 2013 studio effort, Trouble Will Find Me, at #9 with 22,000 copies.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

The Black Keys, Band of Horses Tapped for Evenings with Legends Concert Series to Celebrate Super Bowl

Danny ClinchThe Black Keys and Band Horses are among the artists who will be participating in Evenings with Legends, an exclusive concert series for Citi credit card members to celebrate the Super Bowl later this month.

The festivities kick off January 29 with a performance from R&B singer/sonwriter John Legend.  The next day, Band of Horses will perform an intimate set at The McKittrick Hotel, and on January 31, The Black Keys will entertain the crowd at the Roseland Ballroom.

Citi cardmembers can buy tickets for the Band of Horses show right now via CitiPrivatePass.com, while tickets for The Black Keys concert will go on sale on January 28.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Miranda Lambert Plotting Against Hubby Blake Shelton as Team Shakira Mentor on "The Voice"

Photo Credit: James Minchin IIIMiranda Lambert will serve as a mentor on NBC's The Voice upcoming sixth season, but she's not advising hubby Blake Shelton's team. Instead, Miranda is helping out Blake's rival, Shakira, during the battle round rehearsals.

Miranda tells Access Hollywood that Blake is a little nervous about her new role helping Shakira's team, and he's got good reason to be shaking in his boots. Miranda says, "I have to go home and investigate, and then I'll call [Shakira]: '"I found this out. You need to do this.'"

The Voice's sixth season kicks off February 24 on NBC.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Imagine Dragons Leads Rock Nominees at Tonight's People's Choice Awards

PeoplesChoice.comThe first major awards show of 2014 gets underway tonight, and the winners will be taking home their trophies courtesy of...you.  The People's Choice Awards, which will dispense honors in 58 categories, airs live on CBS at 9 p.m. ET, and there will be plenty of top music stars on hand for the festivities.

Imagine Dragons will be the band to beat this year scoring four nominations, the most of any rock act.  Paramore is up for two awards, as is fun.’s Nate Ruess for his collaboration on pop star Pink’s hit single “Just Give Me a Reason.” Other rockers that picked up single noms include Muse, Lorde, Mumford & Sons and Fall Out Boy.

Imagine Dragons will be duking it out with Lorde for Favorite Breakout Artist, while their smash hit “Radioactive” will compete against a number of pop tracks including Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason.” In addition, Imagine Dragons and Paramore will be battling it out in the categories of Favorite Band and Favorite Alternative Band, the latter of which includes Mumford & Sons, Muse and Fall Out Boy.

Here are the nominations for the music categories featuring rock acts: 

Favorite Breakout Artist
Ariana Grande
Austin Mahone
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite Band
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic
Paramore

Favorite Alternative Band
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Paramore

Favorite Song
"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess
"Mirrors," Justin Timberlake
"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
"Roar," Katy Perry
"When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars

Favorite Music Video
"Best Song Ever," One Direction
"Heart Attack," Demi Lovato
"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess
"Roar," Katy Perry
"Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhich country newcomer had a hand in writing Eli Young Band's hit, "Even if It Breaks Your Heart?" ANSWER: Eric Paslay.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Initial Lineup Announced for Paul Simon Tribute Concert to Be Held at NYC's Carnegie Hall

CarnegiePaulSimon.comThe first batch of performers have been announced for the star-studded Paul Simon tribute scheduled to take place on March 31 at New York City's famous Carnegie Hall.  Among the artists slated to hit the stage at the concert, dubbed The Music of Paul Simon, are New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, Steely Dan touring guitarist Jon Herington, ex-Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, veteran soul singer Bettye LaVette and Joy Williams of the award-winning country duo The Civil Wars.

In all, the show will feature 20 artists performing 20 of the legendary singer/songwriter's compositions.  Tickets for the concert can be purchased now at the Carnegie Hall box office and at CarnegieHall.org, while VIP packages are available at CarnegiePaulSimon.com.

Proceeds from the show will benefit music education programs for underprivileged youths.  The event is the latest in a series of tribute shows organized by local entrepreneur Michael Dorf that have been held at Carnegie Hall and other Big Apple venues in recent years.  Among the artists that have been the subject of previous events are The Rolling Stones, Prince, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who and Neil Young.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Stevie Nicks Says Her "American Horror Story: Coven" Cameo Is a Marvelous Gift

Michele K. Short/FXStevie Nicks' music has been a part of the hit series American Horror Story: Coven from the beginning, but Wednesday night's episode actually features an appearance by Nicks herself.  In addition to acting in the episode, she performs two songs, and the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman calls the whole experience a "gift."

American Horror Story: Coven focuses on a group of witches in New Orleans, and one of them, a character named Misty Day, is obsessed with Stevie.  Since the singer had become friendly with the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, when she visited the set of his other series, Glee, she gave permission for him to use her music on Coven early on.  And while Nicks tells ABC News Radio that she was initially a bit shocked at how dark this show is, she's been thrilled at how her music has been used to highlight Misty's personality.

"She listens to my music.  She looks at me as an adviser, as a person who makes her feel better when she's miserable," Stevie says of Misty.  "She doesn't have any friends.  I'm her only friend.  I got that immediately...And I love it, because a) I love the story, and b) she's gonna take my music to people who've never heard it.  I mean, that's a two-for-one for me!"

From there, it was only logical that Nicks herself would appear on the show.  On tonight's episode, according to Murphy, Stevie, playing herself, will be introduced to Misty by the head witch, Fiona, who's portrayed by Jessica Lange.  But Nicks says she was shocked at first when she arrived on set and realized that she was actually being expected to, you know, act.

"I thought I was just gonna do, like, a walk-through in a long black dress and really high heels...hair blowing, and I was just gonna walk through and go, 'Good evening, witches!  Lovely to see you!  Goodbye!'" she says with a laugh.  "I thought I was just going to be like a vision that just came in and went out, in that big, beautiful white house.  Well, not so."

After realizing the extent of her involvement int he episode, Nicks says she was "very nervous" at the prospect of sharing scenes with Lange.  "I'm not good at remembering lines," she explains.  "I can remember songs that I wrote, because I wrote 'em, but I'm not good at remembering stuff.  So, I was terrified I wasn't going to be able to do it."  But, she adds, "When we got in there...they just throw their arms around you, and they make it as easy for you as possible."

As for the singing, Nicks performs her Fleetwood Mac classic "Rhiannon" and one other tune.  "The songs...fit right into Ryan and [co-creator] Brad [Falchuk's] crazy twisted story," she explains.  "It was really fun for me because I felt like I got to do my own little mini concert, and they were all my captive audience...they couldn't move, y'know?"

Overall, Nicks tells ABC News Radio that she loved the experience.  "I feel a part of that house now, and I feel a part of them," she says.  "And it's really, it's really marvelous.  It's really been a gift for me to have been asked to do this."

Despite appearing in the episode, Nicks still hasn't seen it yet, and she plans to watch it tonight, just like all of us, except that she's going to check it out after she finishes up her concert in Las Vegas with Fleetwood Mac, which is the last gig the band has on its current schedule. 

"Right when I walk on stage is right when it comes on," she tells ABC News Radio.  "So I'm flying from Phoenix to Las Vegas, doing our very last Fleetwood Mac show, and then flying back...so I'll watch the show at about three in the morning."  Sounds about right for a show as dark and creepy as American Horror Story: Coven.  It airs tonight on FX.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

"Vibe" to Honor Nas for "Illmatic" 20th Anniversary

SonyVibe will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’ classic 1994 Illmatic album by honoring him during Grammy Week. The veteran rapper will be recognized at the magazine's second annual Impact Awards on January 24 in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event will be held at a secret location.

Vibe Editor-In-Chief Jermaine Hall calls Illmatic "arguably hip-hop's most flawless piece of work." He says, "Nas' ability to clearly capture his surroundings in song is a special talent." Vibe celebrated its 20th anniversary last year by honoring Mary J. Blige at the first Vibe Impact Awards.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

SWV’s Coko Reveals Cancer Scare in New Reality Series Teaser

WE tvSWV lead singer Coko reveals, in a teaser for the group’s new SWV Reunited reality show, that she had a cancer scare when she discovered a lump in her left breast. 

In a preview of the WE tv show posted on the network's website, Coko talks with her husband Mike Clemons about her decision not to inform the group members about her condition.  She says, “I don’t feel comfortable telling Taj and Lelee about my breast cancer scare because I don’t feel like they’re my sisters. We haven’t been tight in many, many years and this is my personal business and I want to keep it to myself.” She adds, “If it turns out that I have breast cancer, that’s the end of this SWV comeback, period.”

SWV reunited in 2012 after a 14 year hiatus and earned a 2013 Best Traditional R&B Performance Grammy nomination for “If Only You Knew.” Their new reality show, SWV Reunited, debuts Thursday January 16 at 10 p.m. on WE tv.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featured on Grammy Nominees Album

Grammy.comJustin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar and the duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the artists featured on the 2014 Grammy Nominees album which will be available January 21.

Timberlake is up for seven awards and the album includes “Mirrors” which is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. Thicke received three nominations and his contribution to the album is “Blurred Lines” which is up for Record of the Year.

Lamar is featured on the set with "Swimming Pools (Drank)" which is nominated for Best Rap Performance. The album also includes “Same Love” by Macklemore & Lewis featuring Mary Lambert which is up for Song of the Year. Macklemore & Lewis and Lamar are up for seven awards and will compete against each other in five categories: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

If you pre-order the 2014 Grammy Nominees collection at GRAMMY.com/2014GRAMMYAlbum by January 20, you can enter to win a trip to the Grammy Awards. Additionally, if you buy the album in stores, you will receive a special game piece that will allow you the chance to enter to win a trip to next year's Grammys.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT hosted by LL Cool J.

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Sara Bareilles & OneRepublic Perform, Katy Perry Leads Musical Nominees at Tonight's People's Choice Awards

PeoplesChoice.comThe first major awards show of 2014 gets underway tonight, and the winners will be taking home their trophies courtesy of...you.  The People's Choice Awards, which will dispense honors in 58 categories, airs live on CBS at 9 p.m. ET, and there will be plenty of top music stars on hand for the festivities.

Katy Perry is the lead nominee for the music portion of the telecast.  She's nabbed five nods, including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, and Favorite Song and Favorite Video for "Roar." Other top music nominees this year include Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars and Pink.  

Sara Bareilles and OneRepublic -- who toured together last year, coincidentally -- will perform on the telecast, as will country star Brad Paisley.  Attendees will include fellow '90s teen pop refugees Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.

Here's the full list of People's Choice music nominees:

Favorite Male Artist
Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Michael Bublé

Favorite Female Artist
Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Pink
Selena Gomez

Favorite Breakout Artist
Ariana Grande
Austin Mahone
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite Pop Artist
Britney Spears
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Drake    
Jay Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis            

Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys    
Ciara
Justin Timberlake
Rihanna
Robin Thicke

Favorite Band
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5            
One Direction
OneRepublic
Paramore

Favorite Song
"Just Give Me a Reason" --  Pink feat. Nate Ruess
"Mirrors" -- Justin Timberlake
"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons
"Roar" -- Katy Perry
"When I Was Your Man" -- Bruno Mars

Favorite Album
The 20/20 Experience -- Justin Timberlake
Bangerz -- Miley Cyrus
Based on a True Story… -- Blake Shelton
Blurred Lines -- Robin Thicke
To Be Loved -- Michael Bublé

Favorite Music Video
"Best Song Ever" -- One Direction
"Heart Attack" -- Demi Lovato
"Just Give Me a Reason" -- Pink feat. Nate Ruess
"Roar" -- Katy Perry
"Wrecking Ball" -- Miley Cyrus

Favorite Music Fan Following
Britney Army (Britney Spears)
Directioners (One Direction)
KatyCats (Katy Perry)
Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)
Lovatics (Demi Lovato)

Favorite Alternative Band
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Paramore

Favorite Country Artist
The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon
Alan Jackson
George Strait
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Brad Paisley Performing on Tonight's People's Choice Awards

PeoplesChoice.comThe first major awards show of 2014 gets underway tonight, and the winners will be taking home their trophies courtesy of...you.  The People's Choice Awards, which will dispense honors in 58 categories, airs live on CBS at 9 p.m. ET. Brad Paisley is set to represent country music with a performance on the show.

Blake Shelton is the lead country nominee with three nods, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album, for Based on a True Story… The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Taylor Swift join Blake in the running for Favorite Country Artist.

Here are the People's Choice categories featuring country nominees:

Favorite Male Artist
Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Michael Bublé

Favorite Album
The 20/20 Experience -- Justin Timberlake
Bangerz -- Miley Cyrus
Based on a True Story… -- Blake Shelton
Blurred Lines -- Robin Thicke
To Be Loved -- Michael Bublé

Favorite Country Artist
The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon
Alan Jackson
George Strait
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson

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