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iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017: Find Out All of the Top Nominees (and the Show’s First Performer)

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017: Find Out All of the Top Nominees (and the Show’s First Performer)
The iHeartRadio Music Awards is right around the corner — and the nominees (plus the show’s first performer) have been revealed.

The news for the highly-anticipated event was announced Wednesday morning, and by the looks of it, it’s sure to be a star-studded evening.

Bruno Mars, who was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Collaboration last year, is set to take the stage in March as one of the show’s performers.

Meanwhile, Drake leads the nominees with 12 nominations, including Male Artist of the Year. The Chainsmokers are right behind the singer with 11 nominations, including the inaugural category,
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Miranda Lambert Shows the Country Boys How It’s Done With 9 Cma Nominations

Miranda Lambert Shows the Country Boys How It’s Done With 9 Cma Nominations
The "Something Bad" singer leads the pack of this year's contenders.

She may be the only woman up for Entertainer of the Year, but Miranda Lambert is still showing the boys how it's done.

The "Something Bad" singer leads the pack of this year's Cma Awards contenders with nine nominations in seven categories, matching a personal best she previously set in 2010. Also up for Entertainer of the Year is Lambert's husband Blake Shelton, last year's winner George Strait, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town made the announcement live on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

Pics: Country Stars Go Glam on the 2013 Cma Awards Red Carpet

Many fans were left scratching their heads at Jason Aldean's apparent snub. The "Burning It Down" singer has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year for the last three years running, but has yet to take home the trophy. In years past
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Avenged Sevenfold Announce Hail To The King Release Date

On June 26, Avenged Sevenfold led fans in an online scavenger hunt that resulted in the band’s new album cover art, title, and release date being announced.

Their sixth studio album, titled “Hail to the King,” will be released on Aug. 27, and the day before the band will play a free show at the Hollywood Palladium to celebrate the album release.

“Nightmare,” the band’s previous album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 765,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Like that album, “Hail to the King” will be produced by Mike Elizondo.

Their previous album was released just under five months after The Rev passed away. Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater, filled in the position to record and toured with the band. Two songs, including the emotionally charged “Fiction” which features The Rev on vocals and piano, and “Save Me”, were dedicated to their fallen bandmate.

The Most Anticipated Albums Of The Year?

The Most Anticipated Albums Of The Year?
Nashville, Tenn. — Gary Clark Jr. had to learn how to trust someone else to record his major label debut.

When noted producer Mike Elizondo signed on to help with "Blak and Blu," Clark was more than a little leery.

"I'm very sensitive," Clark said, chuckling as he recounted the story in a phone interview. "I like to hold onto what I do, like it's mine and this is the way it is. So I was a bit worried going in, you know? Having not known him, what is this cat gonna do to my songs? They're good as is. But I let it go: This is great, I'm getting to work with this amazing musician, great producer and a cool guy, so get over yourself and just make an album."

"Blak and Blu," out this week, is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, put out by a
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Tegan & Sara to tour with The Black Keys in October

Tegan & Sara have announced plans to tour with The Black Keys for the extension of their U.S. Tour in October. The duo will also play Austin City Limits this October. Over the last couple months, Tegan & Sara have been in the studio working on their new album. The Quin sisters have been in the studio with Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Lily Allen, Sia), Mike Elizondo (Regina Spektor, Mastodon, Rilo Kiley), and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Neon Trees, M83, Moving Units). They've offered up fans an inside look at the process of recording through Tegan & Sara's Carpool Confessional - a weekly video show filmed from the back of their car and featuring a wide variety of special guests
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Kimbra Renews Her Vows For Stateside Release

New Zealand-born singer says her 2011 album has 'gone through a bit of an evolution' for its May 22 release in the U.S.

By Jocelyn Vena

Kimbra

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Kimbra has already topped the charts as Gotye's former love on his smash hit "Somebody That I Used To Know." This week, the New Zealand-born songstress will finally release her genre-defying Vows in the U.S.

The album, which incorporates dance, pop and alternative, will be released on May 22. And despite the fact that Kimbra's "lived for these songs for nearly five years," she found a way to renew her Vows by featuring five new songs on the Stateside release.

"It kind of feels like it's gone through a bit of an evolution," she told MTV News. "For that reason, I feel refreshed going out to promote it. It still feels new."

In order to freshen up the album, she enlisted
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Regina Spektor announces new album from 'The Cheap Seats'

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Regina Spektor announces new album from 'The Cheap Seats'
Regina Spektor has a new story to tell, from the "Cheap Seats." The singer-songwriter has taken to her Facebook page this week to announce her new effort, "What We Saw From the Cheap Seats," due in May 2012. The album will see her re-team with Mike Elizondo, the multi-genre producer who also helmed her last, 2009 effort "Far." The set was recorded this past summer in Los Angeles. "It's been finished for a little while but i had no idea when it would be out in the world until now," she wrote. The Moscow-born artist was also busy this year with a...
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Regina Spektor completes new album 'What We Saw From The Cheap Seats'

Regina Spektor completes new album 'What We Saw From The Cheap Seats'
Regina Spektor has completed recording on her sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2009's Far has been titled What We Saw From The Cheap Seats and is slated for a spring 2012 release. Spektor wrote on Facebook: "Hi! So! I'm very excited to say that this summer i recorded a new record with Mike Elizondo in La land! "It's been finished for a little while but i had no idea when it would be out in the world until now... We're trying to get everything ready for it to come out in May (but i will share some stuff before then for sure!!!)" Spektor's (more)
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Justin Timberlake Makes New Music Video ... For FreeSol

Singer directs video for 'Hoodies On, Hats Low' and makes a cameo in it.

By Gil Kaufman

Justin Timberlake

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Now it seems like Justin Timberlake is just messing with us. After endlessly deflecting questions about when, or if, he will return to making records, Timberlake dipped another toe into the music pool recently when he directed and made a cameo in the video for "Hoodies On, Hats Low" for his pals FreeSol, who are signed to Jt's Tennman record label.

Justin tweeted a link to the video on Wednesday, telling his 5.6 million followers, "new music ... if you like it pass it along." In addition to paying homage to Jt's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, by showing a number of local landmarks in the town, which also gave birth to the group fronted by the rapper known as Free, the clip marks yet another feather in the
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Watch: Mastodon premiere 'Black Tongue' from new album 'The Hunter'

When Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor told me earlier this year that the band was juggling who they wanted to produce their fifth full-length, I'll admit that I never thought they'd land on Mike Elizondo. It's not so much that I thought Elizondo incapable -- he's shocked with his propensity for variety, working with Eminem to Avenged Sevenfold to Fiona Apple. I thought of Dillinger collaborator Steve Evetts, or someone purely from the Hydra Head camp. Elizondo's been a good fit so far, if new track "Black Tongue" is any testament. The track is the first to arrive in full from "The...
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Justin Timberlake Photos: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Justin Timberlake.

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Justin Timberlake - "Yogi Bear" Los Angeles Premiere

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Justin Timberlake - "Yogi Bear" Los Angeles Premiere

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American pop musician and actor. He has won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmy Awards. He achieved early fame when he appeared as a contestant on Star Search, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future bandmate Jc Chasez. Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the boy band ‘N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.

In 2002, he released his debut solo album, Justified, which sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. The album was a commercial success,
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Mastodon's Brent Hinds Battles Ohp, Remains Totally Awesome While Doing So

By Zachary Swickey

Mastodon's Brent Hinds may look like a biker from Hell — facial tattoos are slightly alarming — but the burly singer/guitarist is actually known for being quite the jokester (for example, here is discussing the finer points of Somali pirates and Michael Phelps with MTV back in 2009). Appropriately, he now stars in a new commercial for Elmyr, a local restaurant and cantina in his group’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. And while we can't vouch for the quality of Elmyr's food ... their commercials are totally top notch.

The whole thing opens with Hinds fishing at a peaceful pond as he turns to the camera and complains about rumbling in his stomach. As he kneels down to pet his dog, he reveals a doctor has diagnosed him with Ohp: overwhelming hunger pains. Hinds seemingly concerned, faces the camera and asks, "How do I know what food is right for me?
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Will Fiona Apple Return To Us In 2011?

There are still three-and-a-half musically fruitful months left in 2010, but there is already a whole lot of excitement over a handful of releases set to appear in 2011. Next year, we'll probably hear new music from Lady Gaga and Ke$ha (both of whom talked about new albums recently) as well as the long-awaited Blink-182 reunion album, the return of U2 and a load of other high-profile releases. For a certain segment of the population, there is one piece of album news that is especially exciting: According to drummer and producer Charley Drayton, the spring of 2011 will welcome a brand new album by Fiona Apple.

"Hate to brag but I heard a couple new Fiona Apple tracks today," singer Michelle Branch wrote on Twitter last week. "Amazing."

The news of new Apple music is thrilling, especially considering how long it has been since we last heard from the 33-year-old songwriter. Her last release,
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New Avenged Sevenfold Video Offers Up a Nightmare

You may have noticed we've cut back a bit on our coverage of the music scene, but when the news crossed our desk that the new Avenged Sevenfold video for the band's latest single, "Nightmare", is truly horror-themed, we thought we'd pass it along to you guys. Dig it!

Avenged Sevenfold are releasing their fifth studio album, Nightmare, on July 27th, and the video for the title track shows lead singer M. Shadows being strapped down to a gurney and rushed through the halls of a mental asylum where, room by room, he encounters different "nightmares". Now, I don't know about you guys, but one of my biggest fears is being trapped in the loony bin so, for this Woman, it's damned effective!

Sadly, while the members of Avenged Sevenfold were well into working on Nightmare, their lives changed forever. Jimmy Sullivan, aka the Rev, had died. They hadn’t just lost their drummer.
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Avenged Sevenfold's 'Nightmare' Video: The Key Scene

The anticipation over the release of new music from Avenged Sevenfold has been palpable and feverish, partially because the group has an extremely devoted following, partially because they have been a band on the brink of a major breakthrough for a few years and partially because people were curious to see how they would handle the death of their drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan late last year. This week, the band unveiled the clip for their new single "Nightmare," which is the first track from their upcoming album of the same name (which hits stores next week).

Both as a song and as a video, "Nightmare" delivers. The track settles into a deeper metal groove than some of their past work, with jack-hammering guitars grinding out an extremely melodic riff. The music sounds extra thick, which can probably be credited to producer Mike Elizondo (who has worked with everybody from
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2010 Acm Awards: The Show, The Winners

With another year’s awards show coming to an end, the top acts in country music were honored at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 18).

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the big winners of 2010 were Carrie Underwood as Entertainer of the Year and Lady Antebellum, which picked up five trophies.

Other country success stories taking home trophies included Brad Paisley as Male Vocalist of the Year and Miranda Lambert as Female Vocalist of the Year.

A complete list of Acm Award winners is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Toby Keith

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Taylor Swift

Winner: Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Winner: Brad Paisley

Darius Rucker

George Strait

Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood
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Listen: Alanis Morissette's 'Prince of Persia' theme 'I Remain'

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Alanis Morissette has always traded off screen and sound booth since she was a child. The two somewhat converge on her new track "I Remain," which serves as the credits track to forthcoming film "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time," out May 28. Watch the trailer, to the left. Track is embedded below. It's one of the first few newly penned tracks from the Canadian singer-songwriter since her 2008 release "Flavors of Entanglement." It was co-written by Mike Elizondo, who has collaborated with Morissette on several other tracks before. Regal lyrics on missions, 10-cent words and lots of old-world symbolism dominate...
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Alanis Morissette Headlines "Prince Of Persia" Soundtrack With New Single

Alanis Morissette fans are going to get their listen at the first new music from the Grammy-winner in two years. She is spearheading the soundtrack for the upcoming epic "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" with a new single.

Morissette will contribute "I Remain" to the soundtrack from the upcoming Disney movie. The song was reportedly co-written with Mike Elizondo. Elizondo, who has produced hits for Eminem and 50 Cent, has also worked with Fiona Apple, Rilo Kiley, and even "Idol" alums Carrie Underwood and Kris Allen.

It's also not the first time Morissette and Elizondo have collaborated for a soundtrack to a Disney film. He produced her single "Wunderkind" for the "Chronicles of Narnia" soundtrack in 2005.

Harry Gregson-Williams helms the score for the rest of the soundtrack, who also provided the music for the "Narnia" films. The film, based on the popular video game series of the same name, hits theaters May 28th.
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Reba & Blake Shelton Announce Acm Award Nominations

On April 18 CBS will broadcast the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music awards live from Las Vegas, and this morning the nominations for the even were announced. Country star Blake Sheldon and Do Anything country goddess Reba McEntire announced the nominations this morning on The Early Show in New York City. Among the top nominees were Lady Antebellum with seven nominations, and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood both with six each. Rounding out the top group with five nominations was Taylor Swift, and Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley with four nominations each.

For the third year in a row the prestigious Entertainer of the Year winner will be selected by the fans, as will the Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group, and Top New Vocal Duo. Online voting for all fan categories will be available at www.voteacm.com. Winners of the above mentioned fan categories will be announced live on CBS.
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'American Idol' Winner Kris Allen Made Writing A Priority On His Debut

'Singing a whole bunch of other people's songs — that's not who I am,' he says of writing or co-writing most of his tracks.

By Jim Cantiello

Kris Allen

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Kris Allen is an "American Idol" of many firsts. He's the first married "Idol" winner. He's the first "short" dude (his words) who's taken home the grand prize. He's the first champ to leave the dreaded coronation song off his album. But he's the second "Idol" winner to have a sole writing credit on a track from his debut post-"Idol" CD.

Following in David Cook's footsteps, Kris included his self-penned "Red Guitar" on the album, and the track is already a legend among his fans. The autobiographical ditty was written for his wife long before he became a breakout star on the TV juggernaut. And for Kris, convincing his record label to let him write on
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