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Recording Artist Fawn, Chad Jack And Beagle Freedom Project Pair Up This Holiday Season

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Billboard hit recording artist Fawn and world-renown DJ Chad Jack release their first holiday album. “Angels We Have Heard On High.” Proceeds to benefit Arme’s Beagle Freedom Project.

Nov. 14, 2014HOLLYWOODOn Friday, November 14, 2014 World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations announced that hit recording artist and singer/songwriter Fawn, (also known as ‘Songirl’) and world-renown House DJ and producer Chad Jack are releasing their first Holiday album, ‘Angels We Have Heard On High.’

This is not the first time Fawn and Chad Jack have successfully collaborated. In 2010 they made it to #6 on the Billboard Dance charts with producer Tim Letteer with Fawn’s song ‘Wish U Love.’ Since the massive success of‘Wish U Love,’ Fawn and Chad Jack have produced other songs together which have aired in Film and TV shows such as The Natalee Holloway Story, Nickelodeon’s Hollywood Heights and the CBS soap opera, The Young and The Restless.
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“This started off last winter as 1 or 2 Christmas songs for TV, then turned into an EP, then grew into a full-blown album of 15 tracks – It was completely unplanned” Chad laughed.  Fawn added, “I think after Chad and I recorded the first 5 songs, we got excited and decided to do 3 more. Then we kept adding tracks until it grew to 4 original songs, 6 popular Christmas songs, 1 well known Chanukah song, 4 different languages and 4 remix versions.” Chad explained, “Producing this type of an album was definitely a first for me and probably one of the most challenging projects that I’ve ever been involved with to date. Challenging not necessarily because of the actual production, but rather for attempting to capture an authentic ‘Club / Radio Friendly’ vibe for Christmas & Chanukah songs that are not normally thought of in that respect.” He went on to say, “The end result has become something that we are very happy with and hope that many others will also enjoy for years to come.”

Tracks on the album include new renditions of ‘Deck The Halls,’ ‘Oh Chanukah,’ ‘Angels We Have Heard On High,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘O Come Emmanuel,’ ‘Joyful, Joyful,’ and others. Fawn continued, “During the making of this album, Chad and I both lost some irreplaceable souls who we were close to, so I wrote and melody and lyrics for ‘Another Year With Out You.’ She reflected, “Actually, due to the onslaught of angel wings being earned in the 10 months it took to make this album, some of the tracks were personally very difficult for me to write, sing and get through. So although this album makes ya wanna smile, dance and holiday shop, it has a lot of heart to it.”

Recording Artist Fawn Shannon Keith and ollieAnd the heart doesn’t stop with just this epic holiday album, it continues by giving back to a ground breaking charitable organization. One Third of all sales from the album are benefitting Arme’s Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit organization that rescues beagles and other animals used for animal experimentation in research laboratories around the world. President and founder of Beagle Freedom Project Shannon Keith said, “Fawn is an amazing artist and we are so delighted that she and DJ Chad Jack have chosen to use their unique talents and compassion to support Beagle Freedom Project.

Fawn is bringing joy to people this holiday season with her joyous musical talents and we hope that the funds raised from sales will allow us to give freedom to many more laboratory animals.” Shannon continued, “Your purchase of her album will directly help us in rescuing more animals in laboratories.” Fawn explained, “’Tis the season to be giving and helping others, and I can’t think of a better non-profit organization to give back to than Arme and Beagle Freedom Project.” Fawn continued, I met Founder and President Shannon Keith almost 5 years ago and have watched her work tirelessly for the sake of making this world a better place to be in. She is one of the kindest and hardest working people I know and I support her and her incredible work. Not only is she there for any and every animal, she is always available to help other rescues and rescuers.” Fawn concluded, “It doesn’t get better than Shannon. She is the real deal.”
Recording Artist FAWn - Angels We Have Heard On HighTo preview tracks from the album go to: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fawn4

To purchase the album, go to www.beaglefreedomproject.org  or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fawn4  orhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angels-we-have-heard-on…

For more information on Beagle Freedom Project and Arme:

www.beaglefreedomproject.org

http://www.arme.tv/

For more information on Fawn visit

www.facebook.com/fawnmusic

www.fawnmusic.com

www.youtube.com/fawntv

Fawn on itunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/idiosyncratic/id733979831

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-has-your-love-gone-single/id723464579

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solitude-remixes/id643128575

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/body-soul-and-mind/id266928317

For more information on Chad Jack:

http://www.soundcloud.com/chad-jack

Videos:

BFP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLZMxRP_F5w&list=UUKW6VHtjwI_fnQSzqlFONXw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZWW6gL7FNM&index=22&list=UUKW6VHtjwI_fnQSzqlFONXw

Fawn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wENbSttHI1U

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Listen to Award winner and Singer Fawn on The Kick it Spot with Teangelo Live

recording-artist-fawn-eotm-award-photoIn case you missed the interview with award winning and singer Fawn on The Kick it Spot with Teangelo. You can listen here now.

On Thursday, August 8, 2013,  on radio show “The Kick it Spot” presents the Celebrity Hub with EOTM Award winner and singer Fawn to talk about her award as Best Female Artist.

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Fawn is a beautiful songstress and her talent tells you why she won the EOTM Award for Best Female Artist. Besides her striking long, blond braids, Fawn is best known for her #6 Billboard hit song, ‘Wish U Love’ and philanthropic work with children and animals. The first single she ever released, as a young teenager raised a few million dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS and was produced by Brian Transeau (BT).   Fawn is an award winning ASCAP singer, songwriter, composer, recording artist, author, and former model, who shared the top of the Billboard Dance Charts with Lady GaGa, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson in 2010 with her song ‘Wish U Love’ on Hades/Stonedef Records produced by Chad Jack and Tim Leteer.  This will be an interview you won’t want to miss. For more information visit http://www.fawnmusic.com/

Source: Teangelo Live, Entrepreneurs On The Move

Hit Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist Fawn is releasing her first electronic music single since her Billboard Dance hit song, “Wish U Love”

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Fawn, Songirl, Recording Artist Fawn To Release First Single Since Her Billboard Top Ten Hit Song, “Wish U Love” (via Diversity News Magazine)

Hit Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist Fawn is releasing her first electronic music single since her Billboard Dance hit song, “Wish U Love”on April 23, 2013. On Thursday, April 11, 2013 World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations announced that hit singer/songwriter and recording artist…

Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar Receives Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards

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On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 our parent company Diversity News Publications announced that our own Diversity News Magazine Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist) aka Steven Escobar received Humanitarian Award at the International Noble Awards 2012.

Steven Escobar received his award at Kundirana 2012 Gala Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Missions and De La Salle’s Bahay Pag-Asa. The event was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Celebrity Center located at 5930 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028. The masters of ceremonies were Norma Jean Eustaquio and Lisa Cadano. General tickets for the event were $10.00 at the door.

“Thank Lou Baron president of Celestial Productions and producer of Kundirana 2012 Gala Concert and The International Noble Awards for my award. Thank you to Molly Hollywood for coming to cover event for Diversity News Magazine and oh course Thank you to Kitty Pleasant for coming to support me, Thank You all for the congratulations messages, calls and text messages, thank you to my publicist Alex Leon of World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, also thank you to all the media/press the came to cover the event for their outlets and if I forgot any one please accept my apologies.” Said Steven Escobar.

The event will featured red carpet arrivals, beauty queens, live entertainment, memoriam tribute for the loss lives and the awards presentation to honor leaders and talents in the community. Some of the entertainers were Vangie Crowther, Angelique Cobilla (Little Miss Kundirana 2012), Shay Louise, Ella Tesoro (Celestial Beauty 2010), The Classic Harmony, Payal Wadhawan (Miss Indian 2011), Chenza Puno, Christine Love, Queenie Navarro and oh course Kundirana (Batch 2012 of La Salle).

Hit recording artist Fawn said, “I am so happy that The International Noble Awards recognized Steven Escobar this year for their 2012 Humanitarian Noble Award. Steven has supported HIV/AIDS Awareness and been fundraising for this important cause for years, bringing important issues close to us all with his press coverage and philanthropic work.” Fawn continued “I’m thrilled is finally being recognized for this.” said Mary Ann Omega, Vice President Of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.

The 2012 International Noble Awards Hosts were Stephanie Baron, Denise Aleman, Adi Rodriguez, Jayme Lizaso, Joanna Chao and Princes MZR.

“I am very proud to be a part of DIVERSITY NEWS and all it’s various activities. Steven Escobar, our fearless leader, helps us to raise thousands of dollars every year for people in need. Through his organizational skills, we give in many ways to many situations. Many of us want to give back to our communities, but don’t have a clue what to do. Steven makes giving fun and he always spells out the situation so that we feel good about doing whatever it is we’re doing. GOD BLESS STEVEN ESCOBAR and Diversity News !! With Respect and gratitude,” said Cynthia Manley (Singer/songwriter/entertainer).

The 2012 International Awards Awardees are: Queen of Peace Rosary Group for Selfless Generosity & Service to the Kundirana Mission for 20 years, Loida Barrientos for Community Leader Award, Rose Chua for Outstanding Service & Generous Contribution to Community, Arnold Garcia for Outstanding Songwriter/Producer, Dr. Kim Diana Le for International Noble Awards for Philanthropy, Boy Lizaso for Quintessential Community Leader, Andy Edralin for Outstanding in Journalism, Lala Usis Scott for Outstanding Community Leader & Mother of the Year, Benny Uy for Creative Award & Outstanding Photographer, Precy Uy for Humanitarian Award, Malou Bonus for Outstanding in Business, Ryan Arciaga for International Noble and Steven Escobar for Humanitarian. (Video link http://blip.tv/diversity-news-tv/presenting-the-2012-international-noble-awards-awardees-at-kundirana-concert-gala-6111218 feel free to EMBED if you need more videos visit our Blip TV channel at http://www.diversitynewstv.blip.tv).

“Steven, I believe your Humanitarian Award was because of your passion and dedication in the AIDS WALK LA year after year for the HIV/AIDS fundraising, awareness and prevention. I am an advocate of this cause. Congratulations Steven”! Said Mary Ann Omega, Vice President Of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles.

The 2012 Kundirana Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Missions is a production of Celestial Productions. Lou Baron, Executive Producer and is a community leader, philanthropist, and president of Celestial Productions.

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American (journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist). Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month while growing each day. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar and the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies.

Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for The Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.

Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ orhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

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About Kundirana:
Kundirana is a high-school Music Ministry. As its members are part of a select few students that come from La Salle Green Hills. Aside from just being a simple singing group and music ministry. Kundirana also has the distinction of being the most famous high school singing group in the Philippines.[1] For more information visithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundirana 

About Celestial Productions:
A Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions creates stellar events that showcase and honor leaders and talents in the community, while benefiting local non-profit organizations through the funds we raise. Celestial Productions is the proud producers of The International Noble Awards, America’s Celestial Beauties, America’s Celestial Adonises, America’s Timeless Beauties, Special Celestial, Miss International Kundirana and Lady Dame Kundirana. For more information visit http://internationalnobleawards.wordpress.com

About World Medical Missions:
World Medical Missions is a non-profit organization which has committed the last twenty-three years into caring for the sick and impoverished people of the Philippines. The team is composed of a number of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers who donate their time and services on a yearly mission to rural villages in the Philippine Islands, where they spend three weeks providing 24-hour medical care to people who have been denied access to the country’s struggling healthcare system. Knowing that entire communities whose health conditions continue to worsen have been left behind and ignored, the World Medical Missions seeks to share healing and hope.

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TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408

http://worldwidevitalpr.wordpress.com/

worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com

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Lou Baron, President
Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions
TEL: (626) 260-6102
http://internationalnobleawards.wordpress.com
americascelestial@gmail.com

 Photos credit to: Mollywood Photography for Diversity News Publications
Source: Diversity News Magazine

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please post press release or mention event in your magazine, website, radio and tv and if you would like more information contact Alex Leon via email at worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com  Also please email us any links of clip of the coverage post. Photos credit to: Mollywood Photography for Diversity News Publications. Thank you.           

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K’SANDRA to be Interview by Steven Escobar on Diversity News Radio, on AIR with Steven Escobar

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On Thursday, March 15, 2012 Diversity News Radio from Diversity News Productions, one of our subsidiary announced that Steven Escobar will interview Recording and performer K’Sandra on Diversity News Radio on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Also Diversity News Radio, on AIR with Steven Escobar will be playing the top requested songs of K’Sandra + big surpises.

“I am very excited to be on Diversity News Radio and can not wait to hear my songs on there and share with people news about my music and answer cool listener questions.” said K’Sandra, Recording Artist and Performer.

To listen to the show visit: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diversitynewsradio/2012/03/17/welcome-to-diversity-news-radio-on-air-with-steven-escobar

Listeners are encourage to call the studio at (760) 888-5783 or email: diversitynewsradio@gmail.com with questions for K’Sandra. Listeners and fans can also become fans of Diversity News Radio, on AIR with Steven Escobar by visiting their Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/diversitynewsradio

K’Sandra’s songs are on “Light ‘n’ Dark” and the CD is available for listeners physical on CDbaby.com and also on amazon. Mp3s as well on iTunes, amazon and other outlets for free streaming such as Spotify, Pandora etc.

Steven Escobar is well known by asking questions the are very important for people to know of their artists and there is no censorship on the live interviews.

About K’Sandra:
Her inspiration came when she decided to put that rock feel together with dance.  In her music, unstoppable beats combine with a rock’n’roll sensibility in a way that takes listeners on a journey that pulls them into the moment and keeps them there.  The music sneaks into your ears at the same time it moves up from your feet, and meets in the middle.  The result is pure K’SANDRA – music for the mind, body and heart.
She comes from a background of discipline and commitment, qualities she developed while studying at a classical conservatory.  She studied music, singing and ballet, all the while developing her punk rock and rave personal style.  The battle between the sublime and the sultry meant that she would inevitably leave the classical world for the club world, but the two influences join together immaculately in “Light’n’Dark”.  She is a disciplined rebel. For more information visit her official website at http://www.iamksandra.com/



About Diversity News Radio, On AIR with Steven Escobar: “Diversity News Radio, On AIR with Steven Escobar” is an interactive, live internet talk-radio show that focuses on singers, business leaders, actresses, actors, recording artists, music composers, authors and writers and more of all genres and mediums. The show format features live music, interviews, breaking news, gossips, announcements, confessions, events, advertisements and much more. Host Steven Escobar explores the careers, advice, writing style and personality of each guest. Callers are encouraged to call (760) 888-5783 to listen or ask questions. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diversitynewsradio. or http://www.diversitynewsradio.diversitynewspublications.com.  The show is live every Fridays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

Source: Diversity News Magazine
Photo credit to: K’Sandra
Flyer credit to: Diversity News Printing Services

Diversity News Radio, On AIR with Steven Escobar to be Feature on BlogTalkRadio’s homepage

December 22, 2011 by  
Filed under FEATURES, Music, People, Radio Show

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Congratulations to Steven Escobar for getting his upcoming radio show to be featured in the Featured Internet Radio section of BlogTalkRadio’s homepage. You can visit the page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ or to listen on Friday, December 23, 2011 to Diversity News Radio, On AIR with Steven Escobar at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diversitynewsradio/2011/12/23/welcome-to-diversity-news-radio-on-air-with-steven-escobar

The show on will feature entrepreneur, philanthropist Felecia Scott from Wild Beauty. The exclusive interview will highlight Felecia’s Scott entrepreneur, philanthropist, successful career and products from Wild Beauty. Felecia Scott will talk about her charity involvement and natural skin care isn’t a fad but a growing movement and for some a lifestyle. As well rejection, challenges and business partnerships/accomplishments. To read more visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/12/felecia-scott-joins-blogtalkradio-host-steven-escobar-on-diversity-news-radio-on-air-with-steven-escobar/ Also by Popular Demand: a Cease and Desist Letter will be read for David Harrison Levi. Also letter will be publish.
(Want to hear it and find out where? then tune to listen on 12-23-2011 from
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm).

Here is the email received on Thursday, December 22 from BlogTalkRadio:

Hi Diversity News Radio,

Congratulations!  Your show has been selected to appear in the Featured Internet Radio section of BlogTalkRadio’s homepage starting on Thursday, December 22 at 12AM EST for the next 24 hours.  Look out for it then and don’t forget to let your audience know that your show was featured on BlogTalkRadio.

Thanks for the great content!

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Former American Idol Kara DioGuardi Molested & Raped Music by Producer

April 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Entertainment News, FEATURES, Music, TV Shows

US Magazine reported on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 that Kara DioGuardi has dealt with far worse things than judge-table spats on American Idol.
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In a frank new memoir, A Helluva High Note, the music industry vet and former Idol judge, 40, reveals that she suffered molestation as a a child and, as a young adult, was date-raped by a prominent music producer.

DioGuardi says that, at age 11, a teenaged family friend repeatedly molested her. “On one particular day, he took me into the the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my [body],” DioGuardi writes in an excerpt at E! News. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”

Another painful secret: In 2000, as her music career rose, she went on a date with a “fairly known producer,” who sexually forced himself upon her after a cordial dinner.
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“[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” DioGuardi writes.

She kept the violent date-rape secret for fear it would ruin her career, she says.

DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a “hugely successful artist” who was obsessed with “Russian porn” and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.

Of her early season 9 departure from Idol, the star explains that she was struggling to get pregnant via IVF.

“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. . . My desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.” A Helluva High Note hits shelves April 26; DioGuardi will next appear on TV via Platinum Hit, a new Bravo reality series debuting May 30.


For more information visit US Magazine at http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/kara-dioguardi-i-was-molested-date-raped-2011194

Source: US Magazine

Photo credit to: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

The Recording Academy New Changes for the 54th GRAMMY Awards

April 6, 2011 by  
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Neil PortnowOn Wednesday, April 6, 2011 The Recording Academy announced that it has restructured the GRAMMY Categories across all genres and Fields, bringing the total number of Categories to be recognized at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012, to 78 (from 109). All Fields remain the same.
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The announcement was made this morning at The Academy’s headquarters by President/CEO Neil Portnow, Academy Board Chair Emeritus and five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam, and Vice President of Awards Bill Freimuth. Additionally, a minimum of 40 distinct artist entries will be required in each Category (up from 25). Detailed information on these and other recent changes may be found at www.grammy.com/announcement.
“Every year, we diligently examine our Awards structure to develop an overall guiding vision and ensure that it remains a balanced and viable process,” said Portnow. “After careful and extensive review and analysis of all Categories and Fields, it was objectively determined that our GRAMMY Categories be restructured to the continued competition and prestige of the highest and only peer-recognized award in music. Our Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its dedication to keeping The Recording Academy a pertinent and responsive organization in our dynamic music community.” Music Factory Direct For 53 years, The Recording Academy has recognized musical excellence with the GRAMMY Awards — the most prestigious and only peer-recognized award in music — and the awards have grown from 28 Categories in 1959, to awards in 109 Categories for the most recent 53rd GRAMMYs. This growth springs from a tradition of honoring specific genres and/or subgenres within a Field, and it has basically been approached one Category at a time without a current overall guiding vision and without consistency across the various genre Fields. In 2009, The Academy initiated a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of its Awards process, which led to a desire for change. A transformation of the entire Awards structure would ensure that all Fields would be treated with parity. Diligent research, careful analysis, and thoughtful discussion of all Fields resulted in an overarching framework and a restructuring of Categories to 78, and ensures that every submission continues to have a home.


In addition to the restructuring of Categories, two rule changes have been established and four Fields have been renamed. It is now expected that each Category shall have at least 40 distinct artist entries, up from 25. If a Category receives between 25 – 39 entries, only three recordings would receive nominations that year. Should there be fewer than 25 entries in a Category, that Category would immediately go on hiatus for the current year — no award given — and entries would be screened into the next most logical Category. If a Category receives fewer than 25 entries for three consecutive years, the Category would be discontinued, and submissions would be entered in the next most appropriate Category.



The second rule change is regarding voting. Previously, voting members were allowed to vote in up to nine genre Fields plus the General Field on the first ballot and eight genre Fields plus the General Field on the second ballot, including every category within each chosen Field. Now, on each ballot, voters may vote in up to 20 Categories in the genre Fields plus the four Categories of the General Field — which includes Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. Additionally, there are name changes to four Fields: Musical Show is now Musical Theater; the Film/ Television/Other Visual Media Field is now called Music For Visual Media; the Gospel Field has been renamed the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field; and the Dance Field has been renamed the Dance/Electronica Field.

The Awards restructuring proposal was presented by The Recording Academy’s Awards & Nominations (A&N) Committee — comprised of elected Academy leaders from across the country representing various genres of the music community — and was voted on and passed by The Academy’s Board of Trustees — made up of musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters, and other music professionals. The A&N Committee spent more than a year reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating the GRAMMY Awards process and Categories with great objectivity and fair-mindedness, before presenting its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for ratification. While at times incredibly challenging for each member of the committee to restructure Categories in their own respective genres, the greater purpose of promoting unity within the music community and ensuring that all Fields be treated with parity outweighed natural inclinations to resist change.

Please visit www.grammy.com/announcement for the following resources and detailed information:

  • A Category Comparison Chart (comparing Categories from the 53rd GRAMMYs to the upcoming 54th GRAMMYs)
  • An Explanation of Category Restructuring across all genres
  • A Category Mapper (an interactive feature that will show where to enter submissions under the new structure)
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upcoming dates and deadlines for the 54th GRAMMY Awards online entry period

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
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2011 Grammy Nominees Official Album Set for Release January 25th

January 6, 2011 by  
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53rd Annual Grammy Awards CDThe Grammy Awards are around the corner and The Recording Academy announced on Thursday, January 6, 2010 that The Recording Academy and Jive Records to release the 2011 Grammy Nominees album, this is the 17th edition of the best selling which will included artists and songs of 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees.
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“The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. He continue“With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album.”


The cd will be available for purchase on January 25 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation, those are two charities established by The Recording Academy. For more information and where to buy the cd http://www.2011grammycd.com
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Also Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/JIVE Label Group said “The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year’s best artists and songs from all genres and we’re honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year,” He concluded “In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community.”
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2011 GRAMMY Nominees AlbumTracklist:

1.        CEE LO GREEN “Forget You” Record Of The Year Song Of The Year
2.         B.o.B FEAT. BRUNO MARS “Nothin’ On You” Record Of The Year
3.         KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG “California Gurls” Album Of The Year

4.         LADY GAGA FEAT. BEYONCÉ “Telephone” Album Of The Year
5.         EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA “Love The Way You Lie” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

6.         LADY ANTEBELLUM “Need You Now” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

7.          ARCADEFIRE “Ready To Start” Album Of The Year

8.          ADAM LAMBERT “Whataya Want From Me” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

9.          JOHN MAYER “Half Of My Heart” (with Taylor Swift) Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

10.       MICHAEL BUBLÉ “Haven’t Met You Yet” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

11.        BRUNO MARS “Just The Way You Are” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

12.       MICHAEL JACKSON “This Is It” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

13.       RAY LAMONTAGNE and the PARIAH DOGS “Beg Steal Or Borrow” Song Of The Year

14.      MIRANDA LAMBERT “The House That Built Me” Song Of The Year

15.        SADE “Babyfather” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

16.       PARAMORE “The Only Exception” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

17.       TRAIN “Hey, Soul Sister” (Live) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

18.       MAROON 5 “Misery” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

19.       GLEE CAST “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
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