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10 items from 2011


Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, Adele, Maroon 5 team up to pay tribute to Bob Dylan

23 November 2011 12:29 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

While Miley Cyrus isn't the first person to come to mind when making a wishlist of artists to cover Bob Dylan songs, we have to admit -- we're really looking forward to this album.

Miley and a host of her contemporaries have joined forces to pay tribute to both Bob Dylan and Amnesty International with a new cover album. The record, titled "Chimes of Freedom," features a huge variety of artists -- from Pete Seeger to Ke$ha.

"Glee" star Darren Criss even makes a contribution to the four-disc compilation, covering New Morning with his brother, Chuck Criss, and his band the Freelance Whales. The jam-packed album, which "salutes Amnesty International's 50th anniversary and life-saving human rights work," is set for a January 24 release. Check out the list of songs and artists below to see which classic your favorite singer will be covering.

Disc 1

Raphael Saadiq Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

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Kelly Rowland unveils 'Down For Whatever' video teasers - Pictures

18 October 2011 9:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kelly Rowland has released a handful of stills from her new music video. The X Factor judge will premiere the clip for her new UK single 'Down For Whatever' later this week, ahead of its official release on November 21. The track will serve as the first UK cut from the international version of Rowland's upcoming third album Here I Am. 'Down For Whatever' was produced by Lady GaGa collaborator RedOne and will come complete with remixes from Chuckie, True Tiger and Pitron & Sanna. Lyrics in the track include: "Say the word, and I'll do anything. (more) »

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Matt Cardle: 'I'm glad I wasn't forced to work with RedOne'

11 October 2011 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Cardle has revealed that he is thankful for not being shipped off to work with Lady GaGa producer RedOne. The X Factor champion confessed that he was relieved to be allowed to write his own material instead of being forced to work with big-name producers. Speaking to the Daily Star, Cardle explained: "On The X Factor I was singing songs that I didn't really believe in, like Britney Spears's stuff. "Thankfully, I've not been shipped away to have a song written for me by RedOne and Stargate, only for me to come back going, 'Look I'm a popstar'. Because obviously I'm not." He continued: "At 28 I've done all the changing I'm going to. It winds me up when people who are normal and lovely, then get a bit of success on the show and come back as a big diva. "What (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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Hit Maker RedOne Intruduces New Artists, 'DWTS' Tracks

28 September 2011 7:51 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

By Kara Warner

If you don't know Moroccan mega-producer/songwriter RedOne by name, you know him by song. He's the man behind Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," "Just Dance" "Bad Romance" and "Judas," as well as Jennifer Lopez's "On The Floor" and "Papi," just to name a few.

With the release of yet another expected chart-topper looming on the horizon - Cher and Gaga's duet, "The Greatest Thing," MTV News caught up with the man behind the music to learn a little bit more about his 2101 Records label and which new artists we should be looking out for.

"I'm really really making sure I'm sigining artists I'm really excited about so for example, Mohombi. He is an artist who is very exciting to me, he has a global sound, he's very rhythmic, melodic, makes people dance," RedOne explained of the Swedish-Congolese artist. "He writes his own songs, he's got the full package. »

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Lady GaGa, Cher Lloyd collaborating on single, says RedOne

24 August 2011 2:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lady GaGa and Cher Lloyd are collaborating on a new single, RedOne has said. The songwriter/producer, real name Nadir Khayat, reportedly told Music Week that the singers would appear together on the track. RedOne said: "It's a track that GaGa and I wrote together a while ago and when Cher heard it she just loved it. "I am in the studio putting the finishing touches to it just now and I'm really excited about it. It's going to be a big one I think - two icons working together." The track is as yet unfinished and has not been given a title or release date. It is not clear if GaGa's voice will feature on the finished recording. RedOne added of Lloyd: "She (more) »

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Cher Lloyd album 'like Fergie's solo record'

3 May 2011 8:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Savan Kotecha has likened Cher Lloyd's debut album to that of Black Eyed Peas star Fergie's first solo record. The songwriter is currently executive producing Lloyd's debut album, which is due to be released later this summer, after meeting the 17-year-old on The X Factor, where he served as the show's vocal producer. Speaking to Digital Spy, Kotecha explained how he called upon his hitmaking friends RedOne and Max Martin to work on the record and give the album a plethora of different sounds. "It's such a blend of different things. Each song is so different from the other, but it's her. The only way I can describe it is that it's like Fergie's solo album, where 'London Bridge' was completely different from 'Clumsy', but then you also had 'Big Girls Don't Cry', but Fergie (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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J.Lo and RedOne work on "straight-up dance"

13 April 2011 1:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lopez has praised Lady GaGa producer RedOne, branding him "awesome". The Moroccan producer, real name Nadir Khayat, is behind J.Lo's recent UK number one hit 'On The Floor'. Speaking about working with Khayat, Lopez told the Daily Star: "He's ­awesome. He's one of the nicest people and has a beautiful spirit. "He can create something the whole world will love and that is probably to do with his international background. "Some people can do dance, others can do urban or pop, but Nadir does it all and understands what makes a hit record on every level." RedOne has produced more tracks for Lopez's upcoming album Love?, which is due to (more) »

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Cher Lloyd album described as "ingenious"

8 April 2011 2:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tracks from Cher Lloyd's debut album have been described as "ingenious". The X Factor finalist is due to release her new album on August 18 and has been working with producers RedOne and The Runners. Following her recent makeover for a photo shoot for Wonderland magazine, the publication was played a few selected tracks from Lloyd's LP. "She calls her sound 'swag pop', but that doesn't even come close to describing the furious energy of what she's been working on. Yes, she's still rapping - faster and more aggressively - and she's fed in (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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Cher Lloyd readies debut album

21 March 2011 4:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cher Lloyd is to return to the studio to work with RedOne on tracks for her upcoming debut album. The Moroccan producer, who has worked with the likes of Lady GaGa, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger over the past year, has revealed his love of working with the teen rapper/singer. "I Cannot wait to work with @cherlloyd Again!!! It's A Lots of Fun and I think we're up to Somthing Big!!! :-) (sic)," he wrote on Twitter. The X Factor finalist responded: (more) »

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2011 Grammy winners: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire win big

13 February 2011 7:32 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire

Recovery -- Eminem

Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster -- Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna

"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green

"Empire State Of Mind" -- Jay-z & Alicia Keys

"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The »

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