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Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys

Rihanna Grammys Rihanna & Coldplay Rock Princess of China Live at the Grammys Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.

“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. page go Rihanna & Coldplay Rock Princess of China Live at the Grammys  Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »

Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain

The Rock music genre is slipping, and Pop music has come to take it’s place.

BPIlogo Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in BritainThanks to artists such as Lady Gaga and Adele, the Pop Music genre has surpassed the Rock Music genre for sales in 2011. In 2011 alone, Lady Gaga brought in an astounding $90 million in earnings, and Adele has covered the billboards with hit albums 21 at #1 and 19 at #4. Big hitting album sales such as this have pushed Pop music forward in the charts covering one third of the market (33.6%), up almost 3% from 2010 performance. page go Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain Continue reading Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain »

Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music

lady gaga top earner Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top Earning Woman in MusicForbes recently named Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music; in 2011 alone the fame monster brought in an astounding $90 million in earnings.

Lady Gaga is in the news yet again. According to Forbes Lady Gaga generated $90 during 2011, thanks to strong sales on her ‘Born This Way’ album, Monster Ball Tour, and various endorsements. Looking at the success the Fame Monster has achieved in such a short time, it’s clear Lady Gaga has an dedicated fan base, and her style and pizazz only helps grow. page go Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top Earning Woman in Music Continue reading Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music »

Madonna Signs Three Album Deal with Universal/Interscope

madonna small Madonna Signs Three Album Deal with Universal/InterscopeThe cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.

Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to  her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million).  Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady GagaP Diddy and 50 Cent.

Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. ”Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”

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Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

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On Friday December 2nd, Billboards held their 7th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York. Stars Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were both honored in the event with Taylor Swift awarded “Woman of the Year” and Nicki Minaj awarded “Rising Star”.

“I would go through every single page and every single chart and just daydream about what it would be like to see my name in there someday,” Taylor Swift said during her speech as Woman of the Year. “And today I walked in to flashing camera bulbs and all these important people in music, and I thought, ‘I guess that’s what it looks like.’” page go Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event Continue reading Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event »

Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” Released Today

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Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Amy Winehouse

December 6, 2011

December 6th marks the release of Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father stated, “The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to ‘Frank’ or ‘Back To Black’. If it wasn’t as good as that then we wouldn’t have allowed it to go out.”

So while it was admittedly hard for the family to listen to the album, they gave their permission for the LP to be put out after deciding it was “comparable” to her previous studio albums, which included 2003′s ‘Frank’ and 2005′s ‘Back To Black’. page go Amy Winehouses Lioness: Hidden Treasures Released Today Continue reading Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” Released Today »

Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Opening Act Labels Tour Experience ‘Magical’

lady gaga poker face Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Opening Act Labels Tour Experience ‘Magical’At the start of May, Lady Gaga finally brought down the curtains on her Monster Ball tour in front of a jam packed audience of 55,000 in Mexico. The extended tour that took place on four continents had been going on for almost one and a half year before she decided to wrap it up. So if you want to know about the incredible tour’s grandeur then who else to contact rather than the band Semi Precious Weapons, who served as Gaga’s opening act in the majority of the shows. page go Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Opening Act Labels Tour Experience ‘Magical’ Continue reading Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Opening Act Labels Tour Experience ‘Magical’ »

 
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