Archive for November, 2011

Lady Gaga & Sugarland’s Grammy Concert Team-Up

Bringing an end to what was quite the entertaining evening of television, Lady Gaga teamed up with Sugarland to close the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (November 30).

The “You and I” songstress took the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE stage for the second moment, that instance joining Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush for a rendition of “You and I”.

Tweeting about that Grammy gig the previous day, a clearly excited Gaga wrote, “I am so excited to OPEN and CLOSE the Grammy Nomination concert 2moro night! What a blast rehearsing with Jennifer and Kristian. Sugarland!”

Also taking the stage for performances during the Grammy Nominations Concert were Rihanna, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Usher.

The night’s event was hosted by LL Cool J with the event preceding the actual Grammy Awards which will air live from Staples Center on February 12, 2012 on CBS.

Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey: “All I Want for Christmas” Video

Bringing a grade new treat to his millions of fans around the globe, Justin Bieber has released his music video collaboration for “All I Want For Christmas Is You” featuring Mariah Carey.

The new offering made its grand debut during Wednesday night’s (November 30) lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which was pre-taped the previous week.

Right before unveiling his video, Justin stood onstage in the NYC locale while telling the gathered crowd, “God bless and Merry Christmas.”

As for Bieber and Carey’s collaborative effort, the four minute faraway effort features Mariah clad in a sexy Santa outfit while dancing in a station store as Justin roams the aisles and the streets during a holiday shopping spree.

Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” Video

Bringing a grade new treat to his millions of fans around the globe, Justin Bieber has released his music video collaboration for “All I Want For Christmas Is You” featuring Mariah Carey.

The new offering made its grand debut during Wednesday night’s (November 30) lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which was pre-taped the previous week.

Right before unveiling his video, Justin stood onstage in the NYC locale while telling the gathered crowd, “God bless and Merry Christmas.”

As for Bieber and Carey’s collaborative effort, the four minute lengthy effort features Mariah clad in a sexy Santa outfit while dancing in a agency store as Justin roams the aisles and the streets during a holiday shopping spree.

Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” Video

Bringing a grade new treat to his millions of fans around the globe, Justin Bieber has released his music video collaboration for “All I Want For Christmas Is You” featuring Mariah Carey.

The new offering made its grand debut during Wednesday night’s (November 30) lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which was pre-taped the previous week.

Right before unveiling his video, Justin stood onstage in the NYC locale while telling the gathered crowd, “God bless and Merry Christmas.”

As for Bieber and Carey’s collaborative effort, the four minute lengthy effort features Mariah clad in a sexy Santa outfit while dancing in a division store as Justin roams the aisles and the streets during a holiday shopping spree.

Katy Perry Pretties Up the Grammy Nominations Concert

Tending to her all-important presenter duties, Katy Perry was on-hand for the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday night (November 30).

The “One That Got Away” singer looked as gorgeous as she took the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE stage for the unveiling of that year’s esteemed Grammy Album of the Year contenders.

Making for quite the showcase, stars like Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Rihanna, Sugarland and Usher were among the acts performing during the show.

As for the Grammy ceremony, the awards will take place at Staples Center on February 12, 2012.

Lady Gaga Opens the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert

Sure to amp up any music lover for the annual Grammy Awards in February, Lady Gaga was on-hand for the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (November 30).

The “You and I” songstress took the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE venue as she belted out “Marry The Night” to open up the evening’s festivities.

Tweeting about that Grammy gig the previous day, Gaga wrote, “I am so excited to OPEN and CLOSE the Grammy Nomination concert 2moro night! What a blast rehearsing with Jennifer and Kristian. Sugarland!”

Also taking the stage for performances during the Grammy Nominations Concert were The Band Perry, Jason Aldean with Ludacris and Usher while Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj helped present that year’s nominees.

The night’s event was hosted by LL Cool J with the event preceding the actual Grammy Awards which will air live from Staples Center on February 12, 2012 on CBS.

2012 Grammy Nominees: Complete List

Having revealed the esteemed artists in the running for the top prizes in music, the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert took place in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday night (November 30).

Held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the LL Cool J hosted ceremony saw British singer Adele claim the most bids for Grammy glory with a pack-leading five nominations in categories including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and the grand prize of Album of the Year for her heralded disc “21″.

Other top nominees lining the 78 categories going into the 2012 Grammy awards include Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Kanye West.

With the Grammy Awards ceremony set to take place on February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the complete list of nominees is as pursues:

Album of the Year
Adele, 21
The Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born that Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

Record of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Katy Perry, “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

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

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift, Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
“Walk” — Foo Fighters
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

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

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

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver — Bon Iver
Codes and Keys — Death Cab For Cutie
Torches — Foster The People
Circuital — My dawn Jacket
The King of Limbs — Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me — Ledisi
Kelly — Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

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

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
“God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes
“Just Fishin’” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
“Mean” — Taylor Swift
“Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian
“You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter

Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm
Blessed — Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball
Man In Motion — Warren Haynes
The Reflection — Keb’ Mo’
Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars
I’ll Never Get Out Of that World Alive — Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch

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