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Grammy Awards 2015: The complete list of nominations

5 December 2014 10:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Below is a list of the nominees and nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main show will be broadcast on CBS 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Est/Pst and present 10-13 awards from major categories. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony (previously dubbed the Pre-Telecast Ceremony) will take place in the Nokia Centre from 12:30-3:30 Pst and will be live-streamed via Grammy.com. Beyonce and Sam Smith lead overall nominations, with six a piece; each have an Album of the Year nod. Album Of The Year Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour" Beyonce, "Beyonce" Beck, "Morning Phase" Ed Sheeran, "x" Pharrell Williams, "Girl" Record Of The Year Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" featuring Charli Xcx Sia, "Chandelier" Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off" Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" Song of the Year Sia, »

- Katie Hasty

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Ost review

19 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You only have to look at Zane Lowe's re-scoring of Drive to see how impassioned fans get about film soundtracks. In fairness, that was a brave undertaking, and swapping College & Electric Youth's sublime 'A Real Hero' for The 1975 in that aqueduct scene aside, it wasn't a total disaster. But the DJ's reimagining of the ineffably stylish thriller was still met with widespread scorn.

Admittedly, it was a strange choice of project (why mess with perfection?), although it's perhaps stranger still that altering the soundtrack from a film just three years old could be branded an act of sacrilege and defacement. But it's proof if proof were needed that scores worth their salt can quickly wedge themselves into the Zeitgeist and become as revered as the films themselves.

So will the same be said of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in a few years' time? Lorde only knows… »

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One Direction, Bono and Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting "Do They Know It's Christmas"

10 November 2014 5:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single Do They Know It's Christmas, designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O'Connor, Bastille and Elbow will all lend their voices to the charity single, with more acts to be announced before the recording session in London on Saturday. Paul Epworth, who has worked with Adele and One Direction, will produce. "We called up some of the giants of the past and our own

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- Alex Ritman

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X Factor 2014: Movies week - original versions playlist

24 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After the debacle of last week's "1980s" hits, The X Factor is playing a little closer to the rules for Movies Week.

According to the song list from our friends at ITV, all of these songs have been in the films. And they're more or less right.

We still inevitably have a few quibbles. Yes, it's on the soundtrack, but why opt for the Demi Lovato version of 'Let It Go' from Frozen's closing credits, rather than the proper Idina Menzel take from the film itself?

If you're going to attribute 'Try A Little Tenderness' to Otis Redding, then choose John Hughes classic Pretty in Pink as your movie, where Duckie famously lip-synched to the radical soul reworking of Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M Woods's jazzy standard.

On The Commitments, it was the cast themselves who implored us to squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave her. »

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Lorde unveils Hunger Games: Mockingjay song 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

29 September 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lorde has unveiled her brand new single from the Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack.

'Yellow Flicker Beat' is the lead track from the upcoming soundtrack, which was also curated by Lorde.

The teenage singer co-wrote the song with Adele and Coldplay producer Paul Epworth, and it was recorded at New Jersey's Lakehouse Recording Studios.

The track will play over the closing credits to the upcoming sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Lorde was chosen to hand-pick artists for the collection after meeting with director Francis Lawrence on the set of the film.

The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be released via Republic Records later this year.

The film will be released in cinemas on November 21. Watch the full trailer below: »

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Listen to Lorde's new song for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

29 September 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"I'm a princess carved in marble / smoother than a storm," sings Lorde on her new song "Yellow Flicker Beat." "And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold... I'm locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me." The track is less so about the New Zealand artist herself, but more an ode for Katniss Everdeen, as it was crafted for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" soundtrack. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter curated the entire soundtrack, with "Yellow Flick Beat" the first reveal of the tracklist. No word which other artists will appear on it. "Yellow Flicker Beat" has a determined plod to it, topped with Lorde's descriptive and headstrong lyrics. Her hypnotically wavy voice hets harmonies over the big choruses, with production work from Adele helmer Paul Epworth to amplify the drama. I think this one may be a grower for fans of Lorde's "Pure Heroine, »

- Katie Hasty

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Lorde confirms Hunger Games single 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

23 September 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lorde has confirmed details of her new Hunger Games track.

'Yellow Flicker Beat' will be featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and will be released on Monday (September 29).

The teenage singer co-wrote the song with Adele and Coldplay producer Paul Epworth, and was recorded at New Jersey's Lakehouse Recording Studios.

The track will play over the closing credits to the upcoming sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Lorde has also curated the movie's soundtrack, and was chosen to hand-pick artists for the collection after meeting with director Francis Lawrence on the set of the film.

She recently shared a lyric sheet from the new song, featuring the line: "I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm."

The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be released via Republic Records later this year.

The film will be released in cinemas on November »

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U2 Free Album Giveaway on iTunes - Songs Of Innocencea Gift to U2.Com Subscribers, Too

10 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

U2's next album won't cost you a cent - the rock and roll band is giving away their 13th studio album for free. The Irish rockers - made up of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr - have made their latest offering 'Songs Of Innocence' available cost-free to over a half a billion U2.com subscribers and all iTunes Music Store customers. The autobiographical record features collaborations with Ryan Tedder, Lykke Li, Danger Mouse and Paul Epworth and is intended to reflect the band's varying styles and influences over the decades. The album kicks off by paying homage to the early influence of The Ramones on the band in their track 'The Miracle', before revisiting a Clash gig they attended in 1977 in 'This Is Where You Can Reach Me'. 'California' is a nod to The Beach Boys, while 'Song for Someone' was written for the rockers by Bono's wife, »

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Album review: U2's 'Songs of Innocence'

9 September 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Taking a trick from Beyonce’s playbook, U2 dropped its 13th studio album, “Songs of Innocence,” today without warning. The Irish band made the announcement at Apple’s event in Cupertino, Calif. The aptly named “Songs of Innocence,” produced by Danger Mouse, with additional production by Ryan Tedder, Paul Epworth, Flood, and Declan Gaffney, is a song cycle that draws on the band members’ past— a time when they first met and everything was possible. It pays tribute to their influences (The Ramones, The Clash, The Beach Boys), first loves, growing up in the shadow of Ira violence, and the fallout of tough economic times. Bono’s vocals sound fresh and invigorated and the production sparkles. It’s a lovely album that is sentimental without ever losing its edge. Below is a first-listen review: my take on each song by only listening to it once as I play the album straight through. »

- Melinda Newman

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Surprise! U2 Releases Free Album on iTunes

9 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

'Songs of Innocence' is the band's first release in five years.

Surprise! Apple gifted the world with more than just a new iPhone (make that two) on Tuesday, but also with new music from U2.

News: Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Apple's Announcement... But Not In a Good Way

Bono and co. shocked the audience at Apple's press conference in Cupertino, California, by announcing the release of their latest studio album, Songs of Innocence, which is available now on iTunes for free as a gift from the tech giant. U2 also capped the live-streamed event with a performance of the album's first single, "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)."

"With this, we wanted to wait until we had one that was as good as our very best work," Bono told Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage. "The question is now, how do we get it to as many people as possible, because that's »

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Breaking: U2's new album, 'Songs of Innocence,' available free on iTunes

9 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

U2 has released its new album, “Songs of Innocence,” on iTunes for free. The Irish superstars, along with Apple CEO  Tim Cook, made the announcement at the close of today’s Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. The album, which features production by Danger Mouse, as well as Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood, will be free to download to all iTunes account holders until mid-October, according to reports, in all 119 countries where iTunes is available. “Songs of Innocence” will not be eligible to chart on the Billboard 200 because albums must be priced at no less than $3.49 in their first six weeks of release to be considered for chart inclusion. In addition to download availability, the album is available for streaming on Beats music. On Oct. 14, Interscope Records will make the album available to all retailers. "Songs of Innocence" tracklisting The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) Every Breaking Wave California »

- Melinda Newman

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Lorde working with Adele producer Paul Epworth for Hunger Games track

8 September 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lorde has been working with Paul Epworth to record her Hunger Games: Mockingjay track.

Billboard reports that the London producer flew out to Lakehouse Recording Studios in New Jersey for a two-day session with the 17-year-old.

The Grammy-winning producer uploaded a picture of the pair to Instagram with the caption: "Fun few days hanging out with this lovely lady and the crew from @lakehousestudios Asbury NJ."

Meanwhile, Matt Wiggins broke from a recording session with U2 to engineer the track along with Eric Romero.

The track will play out over the closing credits of the film when it arrives in cinemas this November. The soundtrack will be released three days before the film arrives in theatres.

Lorde previously recorded a reworking of Tears For Fears' 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' for the 2013 film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Epworth won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in »

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Coldplay dedicates song to Mick Jagger at NYC concert

5 May 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — Coldplay dedicated its slow tempo tune "Fix You" to Mick Jagger at a concert in New York City. Chris Martin told the crowd Monday before singing the encouraging song about recovering, "It's for Mick Jagger." Jagger's longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, committed suicide in March. A memorial was held in New York last week. Martin doesn't quite have Jagger's moves, but the singer danced wildly onstage with his arms swinging as he sang tunes from the band's catalog, including songs from their new album "Ghost Stories," out May 19. He played the piano and guitar throughout the hour-long set at the Beacon Theatre, performing well-known hits like "Speed of Sound," ''Clocks," and "Viva la Vida" as colorful laser lights beamed and white stars hung from the ceiling above the stage. Confetti burst from the sides of the stage after they performed the dance-flavored tunes "Every Teardrop Is »

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Review: Foster the People expands its sound on 'Supermodel' with mixed results

18 March 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After breaking through with”Torches’” hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” the  most uplifting infectious song ever about a serial killer, Foster the People returns  three years later with its second album, “Supermodel.” “Supermodel” relies on synthesizers and electronics as “Torches” did, but also brings in other elements: lead singer and band namesake Mark Foster traveled to Morocco, as well as wrote an orchestral score for the film, “Bella,” and both of these experiences inform “Supermodel”: it is much more expansive in its musicality than “Torches.”  For example, an African flair flavors opening track “Are You What You Want To Be,” after it kicks off with a straight-ahead guitar rock riff. Foster the People aren’t veering into “Graceland” territory by any means (or even Vampire Weekend’s “Contra”), but it’s nice to hear the trio stretching a little. Also added here are more acoustic elements: a lovely piano line runs through first single, »

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Lily Allen slams music industry for not having enough female executives

18 March 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, March 18: Lily Allen has lashed out at the music business, saying there's a lack of female artists in the industry and insisted that people need to take a stand against sexism.

While speaking to The Sun, the 28-year-old singer said that she's signed to Warner Bros' and have been into many different record company buildings, but is astonished by the lack of female executives.

'The Fear' hitmaker added that one will also notice that there's always a "man behind the woman" piece for successful female artists, like Jay Z for Beyonce, Paul Epworth for Adele and Mark Ronson for her, which does not happen with men.

Clarifying. »

- Machan Kumar

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U2 postpones tour, album release till 2015

9 March 2014 1:22 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 9: U2 has reportedly postponed the release of their upcoming album and tour till 2015.

According to Billboard, the Irish rock band that performed at 86th Annual Academy Awards, has recently scheduled additional sessions with producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

The band's tour, booked by Live Nation's Global Touring division, which was initially on track for a mid-March announcement, will now begin in summer 2015.

Sources revealed that it seems that the band is taking longer to finish an album, but the great thing is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of its parts.

U2 had also performed at the Golden Globes and the premiere of 'The. »

- Diksha Singh

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U2 album won't be released until 2015

8 March 2014 2:37 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, March 8: Members of Irish rock band U2 won't release a new album until next year. They have scheduled new sessions with top producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth to perfect tracks for it.

Although the band has performed live, appearing at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", as well as debuted two new tracks, "Ordinary Love" and "Invisible", they are still trying to perfect songs for their new album.

"It seems to be taking longer for them to finish an album as they get older, but the great thing about U2 is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of its parts," contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying.

"That magic that the band always seems. »

- Leon David

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U2: No line on new album

7 March 2014 10:45 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Despite the release of new track, “Invisible,” during the Super Bowl, it looks like U2 won’t have an album out in 2014, after all. At least that’s the word from Billboard, which reveals that the band is going back into the studio with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth, best known for his work with Adele. The band heavily campaigned for its Oscar-nominated song, “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela- Long Walk to Freedom,” and had previously noted that writing the song took them out of their studio groove for the album, their first since 2009’s “No Line On the Horizon.”  (Trivia note: There were five years between “Line” and U2’s 2004 album “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” the band’s longest stretch. However, if Billboard is right and we don’t see a new U2 until 2015, this will be the longest amount of time between sets for the »

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2014 Brit Awards: Complete list of winners

19 February 2014 3:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2014 Brit Awards trophies were handed out during a ceremony on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) on London's O2 Arena Arctic Monkeys were the biggest winners with two awards for British Group and British Album of the Year. Here’s the complete list of the Brit Award winners (in bold) and nominees:   MasterCard British Album of the Year Arctic Monkeys, "Am" (winner) Bastille, "All This Bad Blood" David Bowie, "The Next Day" Disclosure, "Settle" Rudimental, "Home"   Best Producer Flood and Alan Moulder (winner) Ethan Johns Paul Epworth   British Breakthrough Act Bastille (winner) Disclosure Laura Mvula London Grammar Tom Odell »

- HitFix Staff

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Grammy Awards Results: Daft Punk Wins Top Honor

26 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The 2014 Grammy Awards saw Daft Punk, the electro-pop duo from France, win the night’s top award for their album Random Access Memories.

Daft Punk also took home the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year awards for “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams – who served as the helmet-clad pair’s voice in accepting their awards. In the pre-show, they were awarded Best Dance/Electronica Album.

Tonight was crazy. Thank you to all the fans, @TheGRAMMYs and #DaftPunk. »

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