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Eminem, Lady Gaga Leads Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

December 1, 2010 by  
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On Wednesday, December 1, 2010 The Recording Academy announced the Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards to be held on February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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“This year’s nominations are a true reflection of an exceptional and talented community of music makers that embody some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “It is most gratifying to see the GRAMMY Awards process once again produce a broad cross-section of diverse and impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the third year of our primetime nominations special, the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in February, is off to an exciting start.”

The Following is a sampling of nominations in 108 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:

GENERAL FIELD

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

“F*** 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 Pariah Dogs)

“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)

“The House That Built Me” —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters

(Eminem Featuring Rihanna)

“Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

POP FIELD

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” — “Glee” Cast

“Misery” — Maroon 5

“The Only Exception” — Paramore

“Babyfather” — Sade

“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” — Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams

“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell

“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé

“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

DANCE FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

“Rocket” — Goldfrapp

“In For The Kill” — La Roux

“Dance In The Dark” — Lady Gaga

“Only Girl (In The World)” — Rihanna

“Dancing On My Own” — Robyn

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Ready To Start” — Arcade Fire

“I Put A Spell On You” — Jeff Beck & Joss Stone

“Tighten Up” — The Black Keys

“Radioactive” — Kings Of Leon

“Resistance” — Muse

Best Hard Rock Performance:

“A Looking In View” — Alice In Chains

“Let Me Hear You Scream” — Ozzy Osbourne

“Black Rain” — Soundgarden

“Between The Lines” — Stone Temple Pilots

“New Fang” — Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song:

“Angry World” — Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)

“Little Lion Man” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters

(Mumford & Sons)

“Radioactive” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters

(Kings Of Leon)

“Resistance” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

“Tighten Up” — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriter (The Black Keys)

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album

The Suburbs — Arcade Fire

Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses

Brothers — The Black Keys

Broken Bells — Broken Bells

Contra — Vampire Weekend

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Take My Time” — Chris Brown & Tank

“Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller

“You’ve Got A Friend” — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin

“Shine” — John Legend & The Roots

“Soldier Of Love” — Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album:

Graffiti — Chris Brown

Untitled — R. Kelly

Transition — Ryan Leslie

The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe

Raymond V Raymond — Usher

RAP FIELD

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

“Deuces” — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall

“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem & Rihanna

“Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

“Wake Up! Everybody” — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song:

“Empire State Of Mind” — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic &

Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)

“Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters

(Eminem & Rihanna)

“Not Afraid” — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters (Eminem)

“Nothin’ On You” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters

(B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)

“On To The Next One” — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay,

songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

Best Rap Album:

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray — B.o.B

Thank Me Later — Drake

Recovery — Eminem

The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z

How I Got Over — The Roots

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

“Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson

“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers

“As She’s Walking Away” — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson

“Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins

“I Run To You” — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Song:

“The Breath You Take” — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)

“Free” — Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)

“The House That Built Me” — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“I’d Love To Be Your Last” — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

“If I Die Young” — Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)

“Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album:

Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley

You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band

The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson

Need You Now — Lady Antebellum

Revolution — Miranda Lambert

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD

Best Americana Album:

The List — Rosanne Cash

Tin Can Trust — Los Lobos

Country Music — Willie Nelson

Band Of Joy — Robert Plant

You Are Not Alone — Mavis Staples

Best Traditional Blues Album:

Giant — James Cotton

Memphis Blues — Cyndi Lauper

The Well — Charlie Musselwhite

Joined At The Hip — Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites — Jimmie Vaughan

This year’s Producer Of The YearNon-Classical nominations go to: Rob Cavallo, Danger Mouse, Dr. Luke, RedOne, and The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine).

For the complete Official Nominations list you can visit http://www.grammy.com/nominees

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 a YouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
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2010 American Music Awards Reveals Presenters November 21st

November 19, 2010 by  
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2010 American Music Awards PresentersThe “2010 American Music Awards” will be held on Sunday, November 21 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE and broadcast live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational. For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.amavote.com as well as ama.abc.com. The official homepage of the “2010American Music Awards” is ama.abc.com, where you can find performer and presenter announcements, artist information and more.

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Previously announced to perform are: Black Eyes Peas, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Diddy-Dirty Money, Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kid Rock, Miley Cyrus, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block with The Backstreet Boys, P!nk, Rihanna, Santana with Gavin Rossdale, Taylor Swift, Train, Usher and more surprises.


The 2010 American Music Awards presenters are: Avril Lavigne, Christina Milian, Eric Stonestreet, Heidi Klum, Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Alba, John Legend, Johnny Weir, Julianne Hough, Julie Benz, Kelly Osbourne, Keri Hilson, Lady Antebellum, Mandy Moore, Michael Chiklis, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Nathan Fillion, Nicki Minaj, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Samuel L. Jackson, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Stana Katic, Taio Cruz, The Band Perry, Trey Songz and Willow Smith.

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dick clark productions will also stream a live red carpet digital pre-show, “Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ the 2010 AMAs,” on November 21st at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET). The pre-show, featuring hosts Danny Gokey, Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass, Whitney Port and the returning Coca-Cola Correspondent David Lehre, will be available on ABC.com, and USTREAM.TV.

The 38th Annual American Music Awards are produced by Larry Klein and executive produced by Orly Adelson.
The event will be held Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE located at 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

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About dick clark productions, inc.:
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
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About the American Music Awards:
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.
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Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications will be covering the American Music Awards 2010 live from the newsroom and will bring you photos and video interview of the winners and presenters.
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Actress Halle Berry Attends AFI Fest 2010 & Event Recap Nov. 4 – 11, 2010 Hollywood, CA

November 14, 2010 by  
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Halle Berry at AFI Fest 2010 from November 4 to 11, 2010Winning actress Halle Berry returned this year to the AFI Fest 2010 presented by Audi on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 where she talked about her extraordinary career and her influences, with film clips from her work shown throughout the event.
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AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will took place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.
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About the American Film Institute:
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a national, public-supported educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archives, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image. AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 38 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the US; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI also explores new digital technologies through special workshops. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.
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About AFI FEST presented by Audi:
Celebrating its 24th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will take place November 4 through 11 in the heart of Hollywood. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the center of the film capital of the world. The American Film Market (AFM), November 3-10, 2010, is the market partner of AFI FEST. Together, AFI FEST and AFM provide the only concurrent festival/market event in North America. AFI FEST is the only FIAPF-accredited film festival in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®. AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi is sponsored in part by American Airlines the official airline of AFI American Film Market (AFM) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional sponsors include Baskin-Robbins, Clarisonic, Hollywood & Highland Center, Little Black Dress Wines and Stella Artois. AFI FEST is proud of its new relationship with the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and its continued collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center. Additional information about AFI FEST presented by Audi is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST presented by Audi at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.
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About Audi:
Audi of America, Inc. and its 272 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive 6 brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit audiusa.com or audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
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About AFM:
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution — a truly collaborative process — reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. More than 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. AFM is the premier global marketplace for Hollywood’s decision makers. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals are sealed  on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet  making AFM the must-attend industry event. The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at IFTA-online.org and AmericanFilmMarket.com.

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Editor’s Note: The only problem with AFI Fest 2010 was that we needed to apply for multiple media/press or guest list to attend the gala or special events, that’s too much. Any how AFI Fest 2010 was held from November 4 – 11, 2010 and presented by Audi. We want to thanks the event publicist and staff for allowing us to be part of “A” class event and we hope to continue covering the best of AFI. Our representatives Daniela Hubbard, Mark Valinsky and Esteban Aka Steven Escobar were from the first day to the last day bringing to our readers the best of AFI. Please enjoy the photos and feel free to contact us.
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