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Monday
Feb092015

Juicy J Recorded Verse for Usher's "I Don't Mind" Inside Closet 

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Juicy J has guest features on two of the hottest club bangers right now: Usher's "I Don't Mind" and Ne-Yo's "She Knows."

While attending the Grammys, the rapper revealed to Billboard that Dr. Luke co-produced those hits with Juicy's voice in mind.

"For the Usher record, Luke was trying to get me on it, but I was on tour," Juicy recalls. "I was trying to go to a big studio to do it, but he was like, 'You did 'Bandz a Make Her Dance' in a hotel room, right?' I was like, 'Yeah -- I did it in a closet.' So I went to a hotel room and recorded it on a cheap-ass $200 mic."

Juicy adds, "Usher loved it, but later on, I went to a studio and redid it."

Usher's "I Don't Mind" currently sits atop the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.


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Monday
Feb092015

Rick Ross Confirms Wale's The Album About Nothing Arrives Next Month

Image Courtesy Jon Dragonette/InterscopeAs Wale continues his Simply Nothing Tour, Rick Ross has informed fans that the rapper's The Album About Nothing is arriving sooner than expected.

While on the red carpet of the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Rozay revealed that Wale's long-awaited set is due out next month.

Ross tells Billboard that The Album About Nothing, which he calls "incredible," will be released on March 31 via Ross' Maybach Music Group.He also says there's a "good chance" of a new album of his own coming this year.


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Monday
Feb092015

Trey Songz: "The Grammys Shortchange Culture for Popularity Every Year"

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The Grammys is all about politics, according to Trey Songz.

The singer, who wasn't nominated in any categories for this year's ceremony, voiced his opinions about the event via Twitter. He tweeted that "the Grammys shortchange culture for popularity every year." However, to avoid seeming bitter, he added, "10 years I been able to feed my family and have the support of so many people, just for doing what I would do anyway for NOTHING."

The singer clarified, "I don't rant, this isn't that. TRIGGA #1 album 'NaNa' 'Touchin Lovin' and 'What's Best For You' all #1 on one chart or another. #Grammys ijs."

Songz then concluded with, "My fans give me the real reward no trophy ever could, LOVE. So everytime they give me nothing, I think of you. Thank you, I love you."

 


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Monday
Feb092015

Beck's "Morning Phase" Is the Lowest Selling Album of the Year Winner Since 2008 

Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsJust going by the numbers, it appears that a lot of people would agree with Kanye West that Beck should not have beaten Beyonce for Album of the Year at Sunday night's Grammy Awards. Billboard reports that Beck's Morning Phase is the lowest-selling Album of the Year winner since 2008.

Morning Phase has sold 301,000 copies since its release through February 1, 2015, reports Billboard. That figure is the lowest for an Album of the Year winner since jazz artist Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters won the prize despite selling only 56,000 units between its release and the 2008 Grammys.

For comparison, seven out of the last 10 Album of the Year winners moved more than 500,000 copies, with Arcade Fire's The Suburbs falling just short of that mark.

Billboard speculates that Beck's surprise win was more of a "lifetime achievement" award than an award for Morning Phase's individual merits. Beck has been nominated for Grammys throughout his career, including 1996's Odelay and 1999's Midnight Vultures for Album of the Year.


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Monday
Feb092015

Rob Zombie Announces Tour, Relaunches "31" Campaign

Credit: Rob FennRob Zombie will be hitting the road this summer. The horror-loving rocker's tour will begin June 2 in New Orleans and will wrap up June 19 in Big Flats, New York. Pre-sale tickets are currently available via RZ-31.com through February 13, when general public sales begin.

If you can't make it to any of the summer shows, Zombie will be releasing his newest live album, Spookshow International, on February 24.

In other Rob Zombie news, the rocker who is also a film director will be relaunching the crowd-funding campaign in support of his next film, 31. He originally launched the campaign last year, but is reopening it for new contributors.

"After wrapping up our first campaign we were bombarded with late requests to be part of the 31 action," Zombie says in a statement. "So here we go again! Time to join the bloody clown mayhem! Filming starts in March so get ready for tons of exciting updates on what promises to be the most f**ked up film of the year."

You can find all the details on 31 at RZ-31.com.

Here are all the Rob Zombie summer tour dates:

6/2 -- New Orleans, LA, Civic Theatre
6/4 -- Simpsonville, SC, Charter Amphitheatre
6/5 -- Portsmouth, BA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion
6/6 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
6/8 -- Warren, OH, Packard Music Hall
6/9 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Hall
6/10 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
6/12 -- Sylvania, OH, Centennial Terrace
6/14 -- Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
6/16 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
6/18 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
6/19 -- Big Flats, NY, Tags Summerstage


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Monday
Feb092015

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Sings on New Big Data Track, "Snowed In"

Credit: Leo Pia Big Data has released "Snowed In," a new song featuring Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on vocals. The track will appear on Big Data's forthcoming full-length debut album, 2.0. You can stream the lyric video for "Snowed In" on YouTube.

"Snowed In" is not about the recent #Snowpocalypse, rather, it's about Edward Snowden, who infamously leaked classified documents about the National Security Agency -- NSA -- to the media.

"Rivers and I envisioned the character speaking from the perspective of the NSA, alternating between his own internal monologue and his public statements to the press," says Big Data's Alan Wilkis in a statement. "The character makes assurances that everything will be OK, as if sometimes speaking to himself and sometimes to everybody."

Big Data previously scored a big hit with "Dangerous," featuring the band Joywave. The track reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.

2.0 will be released on March 24. Big Data will launch their North American headlining tour that same day in New York City.

Here is the 2.0 track list:

"The Business of Emotion" (feat. White Sea)
"Dangerous" (feat. Joywave)
"Clean" (feat. Jamie Lidell)
"The Glow" (feat. Kimbra)
"Snowed In" (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
"Big Dater"
"Automatic" (feat. Jenn Wasner)
"Get Some Freedom" (feat. Dragonette)
"Sick for Me" (feat. Bear Hands)
"Perfect Holiday" (feat. Twin Shadow)


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Monday
Feb092015

Bob Dylan's Latest Album, "Shadows in the Night," Lands Atop the UK Charts

Columbia RecordsBob Dylan's new album, Shadows in the Night, is a hit...at least across the pond.  The folk-rock legend' 36th studio effort, a collection of 10 standards previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, has debuted at the top of the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart, his eighth album to accomplish the feat in the country.

Dylan's most recent previous album to reach #1 in the U.K. was 2009's Together Through Life, which also topped the Billboard 200.  The latest Billboard 200 chart positions will be revealed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, some in-depth details about a few of the songs Dylan covers on Shadows in the Night, including "What'll I Do," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "That Lucky Old Sun," have been posted at Bob's official Facebook page.


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Monday
Feb092015

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley Gets Romantic with Valentine's Day Playlist

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleIf you're looking to set the mood for Valentine's Day this Saturday, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley has just posted a playlist of his favorite romantic songs on his wife Cassie's blog, Womanista.com. The list starts off with Sade's R&B slow jam "By Your Side," but a few country stars made the cut. Charles included Lady A's song "One Great Mystery" from their latest album, 747. Blly Currington's "Let Me Down Easy" is on there along with "Riot" by Rascal Flatts and "Love the Lonely Out of You" by Brothers Osborne.

Here is Charles' complete Valentine's Day playlist:

Sade -- "By Your Side"
SafetySuit -- "Never Stop (Wedding Version)"
Ed Sheeran -- "Thinking Out Loud"
The Beatles -- "In My Life"
Band of Horses -- "No One's Gonna Love You"
Mat Kearney -- "Young Dumb and In Love"
John Mayer -- "Love Is a Verb"
Brothers Osborne -- "Love the Lonely Out of You"
Death Cab for Cutie -- "Passenger Seat"
Billy Currington -- "Let Me Down Easy"
Lady Antebellum -- "One Great Mystery"
Emerson Heart -- "You Know Who I Am"
Fleetwood Mac -- "Songbird"
The Killers -- "Here with Me"
Rascal Flatts -- "Riot"
Marc Cohn -- "True Companion"
Boz Scaggs -- "Corrina, Corrina"
The Perishers -- "Nothing Like You and I"
Shelby Lynne --"Just a Little Lovin'"
Vince Gill -- "That Friend of Mine"


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Monday
Feb092015

Shia LaBeouf's Bizarre Sia Grammys Intro Explained 

RCA RecordsWhen Shia LaBeouf introduced Sia’s performance at the Grammys on Sunday, he recited what sounded like a bizarre poem dedicated to the singer. But according to Us Weekly, the “poem” was actually a love letter from Sia’s husband, read by Shia on his behalf.

A source tells Us that Shia secretly worked with Sia’s hubby, Erik Anders Lang, to pull off the surprise. "Erik and Shia conspired together and did this as a gift to Sia," the source says. "She was COMPLETELY surprised and had no idea."

If you were listening to the intro closely, Shia does indeed end it with, “Love, Erik.” Sia and Erik tied the knot last August.

Shia co-starred with dancer Maddie Ziegler in the video for Sia’s “Elastic Heart,” the second single from her album 1000 Forms of Fear. At Sunday's ceremony, Sia performed her Grammy-nominated song “Chandelier” with the help of Maddie and surprise guest Kristen Wiig. Sia, as usual, sang with her back to the audience.

 


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Monday
Feb092015

Gwen Stefani Says She Won’t Pose Topless, "Ever" 

Williams + HirakawaGwen Stefani is one hot mama, but don’t expect her to use her sexuality to further her career. In a new cover story for Canada’s FASHION magazine, the singer and fashion designer said she won’t be posing topless in the near future.

“Sexuality is something I’ve never felt comfortable with,” the 45-year-old admits. “I won’t be doing any topless photo shoots anytime soon. It’s not my thing. I don’t judge people for it, but I didn’t even wear high heels until I was 30. It’s important to evolve outside of your sexuality to entertain people. It was never a card that I played or will play -- ever.”

Instead, Gwen prefers putting on clothes. “Everything seems to have a reason for looking a certain way,” she says. “If you [hand] me an old photo of myself, I can tell you why I’m wearing what I’m wearing.”

For example, she says, “Somebody just showed me a picture of me at a MTV awards, where I was wearing this blue fur bathing suit top. Right away, I was like, ‘Yup, I know why I wore that.’ I had just gotten off a two-and-a-half year tour with No Doubt and I felt like I needed to break free a bit. How can anyone regret wearing something? I never do. It reflects who you are at that moment.”

In this moment, Gwen is a busy working mom. And with the release of her upcoming solo album, things are sure to get a lot busier. She tells the mag she’s been working with Sia, Calvin Harris, Ryan Tedder and Charli XCX on new material. “I took so long to come back because I was trying to be really free and just put out music that isn’t so try-hard and not so thought out,” she says. She hasn't released a solo album since 2006's The Sweet Escape.

Gwen admits that juggling a music career, a fashion line and three kids -- Kingston, Zuma and Apollo -- isn't easy. “There isn’t any truth to the work-life balance thing,” she says. “I don’t want people to think that I could do these things without having all the help I have. I have a full-time assistant. I have nannies. I have tutors. I have housekeepers and managers and an army of people who help me with L.A.M.B.,” she said, referring to her clothing line.

Even then,” Gwen says, “someone still suffers every day. Like today, poor Apollo got bummed out when I walked by him. I do feel guilty -- a lot.” And while Gwen says she could play dress-up and pose for photos all day, she'd rather cut things short to spend time with her boys. “They have me on a tight schedule,” she says.

FASHION’s March issue hits newsstands February 16.


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Monday
Feb092015

Reba to Guest Star on Melissa Peterman's ABC Family Sitcom, "Baby Daddy"

Image Courtesy CMAReba is reuniting with her friend and Reba sitcom co-star Melissa Peterman on the ABC Family comedy series Baby Daddy. Reba will play Charlotte, the best friend of Melissa's character Bonnie. Charlotte may not be as supportive of Bonnie as she would have everyone believe.

Look for Reba's episode of Baby Daddy to air later this year.


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Monday
Feb092015

Ed Sheeran Announces 2015 North American Tour 

Ben WattsFollowing his memorable Grammy performance on Sunday, Ed Sheeran appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and announced his new North American tour.

The 23-year-old British singer said he’ll kick off the tour at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 2; he also posted details on his Facebook page.

"It's all over the country," he told Ellen about the tour. "It's exciting. I love coming back and touring America. The food’s just everywhere -- it’s great."

The North American leg of the tour will include stops at New York City's Forest Hills Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It will wrap up on July 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pre-sale tickets will be available for select dates beginning February 16, with tickets going on sale to the general public on February 20.

Here is the list of dates:

5/2 – New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/6 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
5/7 – Dallas, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
5/9 – Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
5/10 – St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
5/12 – Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
5/13 – Albany, NY, Times Union Center
5/19 – Salt Lake City, UT, EnergySolutions Arena
5/23 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/24 – Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
5/26 – Philadelphia, PA, The Mann
5/28 – Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
5/29 – Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
6/2 – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
6/3 – Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
6/5 – London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
6/6 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
6/7 – Canadaigua, NY, CMAC
6/9 – Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena


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Monday
Feb092015

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Engaged, Expecting Child 

Credit: Danny ClinchThe Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is engaged to his girlfriend, Jen Goodall, The Tennessean reports. The Nashville newspaper also reports that Auerbach and Goodall are expecting their first child together.

Auerbach and Goodall attended Sunday's Grammy Awards together, as The Black Keys received three nominations. The band's latest album, Turn Blue, was up for Best Rock Album, while its single, "Fever," was up for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Auerbach went home empty-handed, but given this recent news, he probably isn't too shaken up about it.

Auerbach's marriage to Goodall will be his second -- he was previously married to Stephanie Gonis. They divorced in 2013 following four years of marriage. The former couple also has a child together -- a six-year-old daughter.


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Monday
Feb092015

Madonna Releases Three More "Rebel Heart" Tracks, Hangs with Taylor at Grammys 

Interscope RecordsFollowing her performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, Madonna is whetting fans' appetites for her new music by releasing more songs from her upcoming album, Rebel Heart.

The three new songs are "Hold Tight," "Joan of Arc," and "Iconic," the latter of which features boxer Mike Tyson.  They join the six tracks from Rebel Heart that the Queen of Pop released last year following an unauthorized leak of early demo versions of the songs.  Rebel Heart is due March 10.

After performing a bullfighter-themed version of "Living for Love" at the Grammys telecast, Madonna posted a photo of herself posing backstage with Taylor Swift, whom she recently complimented in an interview. Taylor was thrilled, tweeting, "Madonna is now a person I've met."

The caption of the photo suggests that Madonna may want to listen to Taylor's songs a bit more closely, though: it reads , "Shaking it up back stage at the Grammy's with Taylor!!"  Um, we think you meant "shaking it OFF," Madge.

Shaking it up back stage at the Grammy's with Taylor!! ❤️#livingforlove

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on



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Monday
Feb092015

Three Days Grace Announces North American Tour

Credit: Roland WilhelmOn Three Days Grace's current single, "I Am Machine," frontman Matt Walst sings, "I am machine, I never sleep," which seems evident by the band's touring schedule.

After performances at Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brazil, Three Days Grace will return to the U.S. in April for a month-long tour beginning April 9 in Riverside, California. The tour will run through April 23 in Dallas, Texas. Tickets will go on sale via ThreeDaysGrace.com on February 13, except for the April 18 date in Tuscon, Arizona, which goes on sale February 10.

Following the April tour, Three Days Grace will make appearances at the Northern Invasion Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin, and Steamboat Days in Burlington, Iowa.

Three Days Grace will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Human, which will feature "I Am Machine" and the single "Painkiller." Human will be released on March 31.

Here are all the Three Days Grace U.S. tour dates:

4/9 -- Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
4/10 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues   
4/11 -- Mesa, AZ, Quail Run Sports Complex
4/13 -- Reno, NV, Knitting Factory
4/14 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore  
4/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint
4/18 -- Tucson, AZ, Kino Veterans Memorial
4/19 -- Lubbock, TX, Lonestar Amphitheater
4/23 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
5/9 -- Somerset, WI, Somerset Amphitheater
6/20 -- Burlington, IA, Burlington Steamboat Days


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Monday
Feb092015

Florida Georgia Line Playing Legends Day Concert the Day Before the Indianapolis 500

Image Courtesy Sweet Talk PRFlorida Georgia Line will headline the second annual Legends Day concert Saturday, May 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The show takes place the day before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24. Jason Aldean headlined the first Legends Day concert last year, and Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard join FGL on the bill for this year's show.

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line's Legends Day concert go on sale February 16 at IMS.com.


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Monday
Feb092015

Jeff Lynne and ELO's Performance with Ed Sheeran the Most-Shazamed & Soundhounded Grammy Moment

Heather Wines/CBS It seems like viewers weren't just watching the Grammys on Sunday night: They also were holding their phones up to their TVs, in an attempt to identify the songs being played.

Two top music identification apps -- Shazam and Soundhound -- have released lists of the most tagged moments of last night's broadcast, and the performance featuring by Jeff Lynne's ELO with young British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran tops both tallies.

The #1 most Shazamed moment of the evening was Lynne and his band teaming up with Sheeran on a rendition of the ELO classic "Mr. Blue Sky."

Other veteran rock artists who made appear on the list of top 10 most-Shazamed Grammy performances include Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, whose duet with rising alternative rock artist Hozier on Screamin' Jay Hawkins' blues/rock classic "I Put a Spell on You" wound up at #6; and Paul McCartney, whose collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West, "FourFiveSeconds," was #7.

Taking a look at the list of top 10 "click to buy" tracks performed on the Grammys, "FourFiveSeconds" was #4, Lennox's version of "I Put a Spell on You" was #5, Madonna's performance of her new tune "Living for Love" was #7, the McCartney and West collaboration "Only One" was #8 and ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" was #9.

Over at the Soundhound app, the most Soundhound'ed performance also was Lynne and ELO's rendition of "Mr. Blue Sky" with Sheeran.  Meanwhile, Lennox was deemed the "Most Engaged" artist of the night, based on the number of people who used the Soundhound app during her performance.  Lennox also was #2 on the list of Soundhound's "Top Engaged Artists" during the Grammys, which takes into account the amount of activity focused on an artist across various categories.  Lynne was ranked #3 on this list; Sheeran was #1.

Here's the full list of the top 10 most-Shazamed Grammy moments:

1. Jeff Lynne's ELO with Ed Sheeren, "Mr. Blue Sky"
2. Katy Perry, "By the Grace of God"
3. Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
4. Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
5. Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani, "My Heart Is Open"
6. Hozier & Annie Lennox, "I Put a Spell on You"
7. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds"
8. Sia, "Chandelier"
9. Kanye West, "Only One"
10. AC/DC, "Highway to Hell

Here is the top 10 "Click to Buy" tracks from artists performing during the Grammys:

1. Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
2. Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
3. Maroon 5 featuring Gwen Stefani, "My Heart Is Open"
4. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds"
5. Annie Lennox, "I Put a Spell on You"
6. Katy Perry, "By the Grace of God"
7. Madonna, "Living for Love"
8. Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney, "Only One"
9. Electric Light Orchestra, "Mr. Blue Sky"
10. Juanes, "Juntos"

And here are Soundhound's "Top Engaged Artists" of the night:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Annie Lennox
3. Jeff Lynne
4. Hozier
5. Ariana Grande


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Monday
Feb092015

Jeff Lynne and ELO's Performance with Ed Sheeran the Most-Shazamed & Soundhounded Grammy Moment 

Heather Wines/CBS It seems like viewers weren't just watching the Grammys on Sunday night: They also were holding their phones up to their TVs, in an attempt to identify the songs being played.

Two top music identification apps -- Shazam and Soundhound -- have released lists of the most tagged moments of last night's broadcast, and the performance featuring by Jeff Lynne's ELO with young British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran tops both tallies.

The #1 most Shazamed moment of the evening was Lynne and his band teaming up with Sheeran on a rendition of the ELO classic "Mr. Blue Sky."

Other veteran rock artists who made appear on the list of top 10 most-Shazamed Grammy performances include Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, whose duet with rising alternative rock artist Hozier on Screamin' Jay Hawkins' blues/rock classic "I Put a Spell on You" wound up at #6; Paul McCartney, whose collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West, "FourFiveSeconds," was #7; and AC/DC, whose opening performance of "Highway to Hell" was in the 10th spot.

Taking a look at the list of top 10 "click to buy" tracks performed on the Grammys, "FourFiveSeconds" was #4, Lennox's version of "I Put a Spell on You" was #5, the McCartney and West collaboration "Only One" was #8 and ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" was #9.

Over at the Soundhound app, the most Soundhound'ed performance also was Lynne and ELO's rendition of "Mr. Blue Sky" with Sheeran.  Meanwhile, Lennox was deemed the "Most Engaged" artist of the night, based on the number of people who used the Soundhound app during her performance.  Lennox also was #2 on the list of Soundhound's "Top Engaged Artists" during the Grammys, which takes into account the amount of activity focused on an artist across various categories.  Lynne was ranked #3 on this list; Sheeran was #1.

Here's the full list of the top 10 most-Shazamed Grammy moments:

1. Jeff Lynne's ELO with Ed Sheeren, "Mr. Blue Sky"
2. Katy Perry, "By the Grace of God"
3. Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
4. Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
5. Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani, "My Heart Is Open"
6. Hozier & Annie Lennox, "I Put a Spell on You"
7. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds"
8. Sia, "Chandelier"
9. Kanye West, "Only One"
10. AC/DC, "Highway to Hell

Here is the top 10 "Click to Buy" tracks from artists performing during the Grammys:

1. Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
2. Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
3. Maroon 5 featuring Gwen Stefani, "My Heart Is Open"
4. Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds"
5. Annie Lennox, "I Put a Spell on You"
6. Katy Perry, "By the Grace of God"
7. Madonna, "Living for Love"
8. Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney, "Only One"
9. Electric Light Orchestra, "Mr. Blue Sky"
10. Juanes, "Juntos"

And here are Soundhound's "Top Engaged Artists" of the night:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Annie Lennox
3. Jeff Lynne
4. Hozier
5. Ariana Grande


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Monday
Feb092015

Justin Bieber Admits He's "Kinda Scared" After Kevin Hart Announced as Roast Host 

Courtesy Comedy CentralComedian Kevin Hart has been announced as the Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, and the Biebs admits he's "kinda scared" about it.

There's no turning back now, Justin. He's already volunteered to get taken down a few notches by a series of yet-to-be-announced roasters, and Kevin seems more than happy to host the event. “I don’t normally do roasts but I had to step out for my guy Biebs…It’s his big 21,” the comedian says. “It’s about to be operation roast everyone’s a**.”

After the announcement, Justin took to Twitter and expressed his feelings about Kevin hosting. “This is gonna be good. #neverscared #kindascared lol @KevinHart4real @ComedyCentral #BieberRoast,” he wrote.

To which Kevin responded, “Oh don't you worry @justinbieber it will be brought ..... #BieberRoast ....Good luck my friend.”

The roast tapes March 14, a couple of weeks after Justin's 21st birthday on March 1. It’ll premiere on Comedy Central March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"For years I have wanted Comedy Central to roast me,” Justin wrote on Twitter when the roast was first announced.  “They said only if I provided them w/ more material so for a year now I have worked hard. Finally after all that hard work for my 21st bday it's happening. Thanks @RyanSeacrest & @ComedyCentral for the announcement. Let's do it :) Lol. #BieberRoast."

The last Comedy Central roast was James Franco’s, which aired in 2013 and was hosted by Seth Rogen.


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Monday
Feb092015

Kanye West to Executive-Produce Rihanna's Album

Image Courtesy Francis Specker/CBSKanye West announced some big news while attending the Grammys on Sunday. 

"I’m executive-producing Rihanna’s album," 'Ye told E! News during a red carpet interview.

West also spillled that Rihanna's first single, "FourFiveSeconds," was originally recorded for his album. "I played her my album and I said I’ve done a few songs with Paul McCartney and she couldn’t get past this record," said Kanye. "She had to have it on her album. And she sounds really amazing on it. And [Roc Nation CEO] Jay Brown did his thug-dizzle and made sure he got the record for Rihanna. So now we’re at the Grammys doing it."

When asked if Rihanna’s eighth album would be released soon, Kanye replied, "I’m not sure about when her release date is. I’m really not sure."

Aside form Kanye, Rihanna has logged studio time with DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made-It and Rae Sremmurd, among others.


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