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Steven Escobar of Diversity News Magazine to Cover 2011 American Music Awards and Wearing Kevin James Fashion

Steven EscobarOur own Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine to attend American Music Awards 2011 and wear Kevin James Fashion inspired by The King of Pop Michael Jackson.

On Wednesday, November 16 2011 Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine, announced that Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar has been approved for the 2nd year in a row to cover the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Steven Escobar will represent Kevin James designs at the event.

“I am so honored and thrilled to be covering, for the second time, such an amazing and prestigious event, where big celebrities will shine; at the same time, I am very proud to showcase Kevin James designs which are inspired by Michael Jackson- The King of Pop,” said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.

Steven Escobar will keep his fans up-to-date on Twitter and FB, uploading photos on Diversity News Twitter and Facebook fan page on the day of the event.

Dr. Mark Valinsky President of Valinsky Media Group said “Congratulations to you, Steven Escobar and Diversity News for being accredited to cover the prestigious 2011 American Music Awards. Well done! Continue and stay with quality organizations and “A” list events and people. Always associate with the best! Best wishes.”

“Congratulations on covering the 2011 American Music Awards Steven Escobar! I can’t wait to hear your report on this event!” said Recording Artist Fawn.

Motivational speaker and author of Pulitzer Prize memoir entry “Out of the Transylvania Night,” Aura Imbarus, PhD said “There is one and very important moment coming up, and that’s the 2011 American Music Awards. And what a better choice to cover the event than Steven Escobar, the Editor-in-Chief of Diversity News Magazine! Congrats, Steven!!! A very well deserved honor!”

After the event, Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV will be posting for all their loyal readers and viewers Steven Escobar’s coverage, including photos and videos while distributing the clips to other media outlets for publishing.

“I want to congratulate and give my best wishes to the distinguished gentleman of the media Esteban “Steven” Escobar and Diversity News Magazine for being credentialed once again to cover the 2011 American Music Awards, and I know that it will be a wonderful coverage of the event.” said actress Thushari Jayasekera.

Photos of Steven Escobar wearing Kevin James design will be also posted on DiversityNewsMagazine.Com, DiversityNewsPublications.Com, Worldwidevitalpr.diversitynewspublications.com and other online sites.

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 and philantropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations 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 Associated Content. 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. In 2011, Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About Diversity News Magazine: Is an award winning consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide and focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received Exoti Media Award. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/

About Designer Kevin James: Kevin James’ quite literally a man for all seasons; he is a designer, who began his fashion design career when he moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 1980. With his unique style and attention to details, Kevin has thrilled his list of clients including celebrities such as The Jackson’s, Slash, Leeza Gibbons. Kevin worked on Michael Jackson’s “This is it”. Kevin is known for creating hot fresh new looks for any season, but special occasions and events are his specialty. Kevin’s use of unique fabric combinations and precision tailoring ensure that his customers receive the best quality comfort and fit. His love of the past and his hope and vision of the future will keep this designer extraordinaire in the favor of people for years to come. Kevin has received the prestigious award in 2005-2006 Prime time Emmy Awards Honor from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and nominated for 2010 NAACP Award for best costumes in a play “Bonita and Billie, a stage play about the life of Billie Holiday.  For your custom designed men & women costumes and wardrobe rentals contact Kevin James designs at http://kevinjamesfashion.com

About Diversity News Publications: Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine and owns Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News Productions and many more. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com and www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com/

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Editor’s Note: Steven Escobar and Kevin James are available for interviews please email all your requests to: worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com

Display photo from 2010 American Music Awards Photo credit to: Diversity News Magazine

Editor’s Note: Story was first published on our magazine at: http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2011/11/steven-escobar-of-diversity-news-magazine-to-cover-2011-american-music-awards-and-wearing-kevin-james-fashion/

MTV Music Video Awards 2010 Nominees

September 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Events, Featured

 

MTV Video Music Awards 2010The 27 th Annual Awards Show Will Broadcast Live From Nokia Theater In Los Angeles On Sunday, September 12 at 9:00PM, (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT) hosted by Chelsea Handler.

MTV announced in a press release August 3, 2010 the Lady Gaga leading the way with an incredible thirteen nominations including “Best Pop Video,” “Best Female Video” and “Best Dance Music Video” for her global chart-topping hit “Bad Romance.” No stranger to breaking records, Gaga can now boast having the most nominations ever in a single VMA as well as being the first female artist nominated for two different videos in the “Video of the Year” category for “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé.

 Lady Gaga Wins MTV Video Music Award

“I’m so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history. Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number; 13,” said Lady Gaga. “A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules.  God put me on Earth for 3 reasons: To make loud music, gay videos, and cause a damn raucous. Thank You MTV!”  

 

The following are the nominees for the “2010 MTV Video Music Awards”: 2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES 

 BEST COLLABORATION

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams

Title: Airplanes Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray Director: Hiro Murai Label: Atlantic, Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock Production Company: Partizan Entertainment Producer: Anne Johnson    1800flowers.com (Martha Stewart) Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga

Title: Video Phone (Extended Remix) Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE (Deluxe Edition) Director: Hype Williams Label: Columbia, Music World Music Production Company: Naa’ila Entertainment Producer: Hype Williams  

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé

Title: Telephone Album: The Fame Monster Director: Jonas Akerlund Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive Production Company: Serial Pictures/Anonymous Content Producers: Stephanie Bruni, Violaine Etienne and Nicole Ehrlich

3OH!3 featuring Kesha

Title: My First Kiss Album: Streets Of Gold Director: Isaac Ravishankara Label: Photo Finish Records Production Company: Anchor Light Productions Producer: Kevin Hayden  

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Title: Empire State of Mind Album: The Blueprint 3 Director: Hype Williams Label: Roc Nation Production Company: Naaila Entertainment Producer: Abdur Rahman    

 BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Lady Gaga

Title: Bad Romance Album: The Fame Monster Director: Francis Lawrence Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive Production Company: DNA Inc. Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt    

Ke$ha

Title: Tik Tok Album: Animal Director: Syndrome Label: RCA Production Company: Hello & Company Producer: Billy Parks

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

Title: California Gurls Album: Teenage Dream Director: Mathew Cullen Label: Capitol Records Production Company: Motion Theory Producer: Javier Jimenez, Patrick Nugent, Bernard Rahill, Danny Lockwood    

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga

Title: Video Phone (Extended Remix) Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE (Deluxe Edition) Director: Hype Williams Label: Columbia, Music World Music Production Company: Naa’ila Entertainment Producer: Hype Williams  

Taylor Swift

Title: Fifteen Album: Fearless Director: Roman White Label: Big Machine Records, Universal Republic Production Company: Revolution Pictures, Inc. Producer: Randy Brewer

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener

Usher featuring Will.I.Am
Title: OMG
Album: Raymond v. Raymond
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: LaFace Records, JLG
Production Company: LET Films
Producer: Kim Bradshaw

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Title: Airplanes
Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Director: Hiro Murai
Label: Atlantic, Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Producer: Anne Johnson
 
Drake
Title: Find Your Love
Album: Thank Me Later
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Cash Money Records, Young Money
Production Company: Let Films
Producer: C. Pardo

Jason Derulo
Title: In My Head
Album: Jason Derulo
Director: Kai Crawford
Label: Warner Bros. Records, Beluga Heights
Production Company: Red Summer Photo Play
Producer: Cisco Newman
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Title: Airplanes
Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Director: Hiro Murai
Label: Atlantic, Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Producer: Anne Johnson
 
Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
Title: Forever
Album: Music Inspired From The Film More Than A Game
Director: Hype Williams
Label:  Interscope, Zone 4, Inc., Harvey Mason Music
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment, Inc
Producer: Tony McGarry

Jay-Z & Swizz Beats
Title: On To The Next One
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Sam Brown
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producer: Jeremy Sullivan, Pepper Carlson

Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat
Title: Pursuit Of Happiness
Album: Man on the Moon
Director: Brody Baker
Label: Fool’s Gold
Production Company: El Nino
Producer: Jules Dieng

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BEST NEW ARTIST

Ke$ha
Title: Tik Tok
Album: Animal
Director: Syndrome
Label: RCA
Production Company: Hello & Company
Producer: Billy Parks

Jason Derulo
Title: In My Head
Album: Jason Derulo
Director: Kai Crawford
Label: Warner Bros. Records, Beluga Heights
Production Company: Red Summer Photo Play
Producer: Cisco Newman

Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
Title: Baby
Album: My World Part II
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Island Def Jam, RBMG
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Nicole Acacio

Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett
Title: Massive Attack
Album: N/A
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Cash Money Records, Young Money
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
Producer: T. McGarry & K. Brown

Broken Bells
Title: The Ghost Inside
Album: Broken Bells
Director: Jacob Gentry
Label: Columbia
Production Company: POPfilms/Soapbox Films
Producer: Alexander Motlagh
BEST POP VIDEO

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog
Title: California Gurls
Album: Teenage Dream
Director: Mathew Cullen
Label: Capitol Records
Production Company: Motion Theory
Producers: Javier Jimenez, Patrick Nugent, Bernard Rahill, Danny Lockwood
Ke$ha
Title: Tik Tok
Album: Animal
Director: Syndrome
Label: RCA
Production Company: Hello & Company
Producer: Billy Parks

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga
Title: Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE (Deluxe Edition)
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Columbia, Music World Music
Production Company: Naa’ila Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams

B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Title: Nothing on You
Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Director: Ethan Lader
Label: Atlantic, Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock
Production Company: Kleiner Inc.
Producer: Christopher Cho
BEST ROCK VIDEO

30 Seconds To Mars
Title: Kings and Queens
Album: This Is War
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Label: Virgin Records
Production Company: Hello and Co.
Producers: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Sheeira Rees-Davies, Melissa Larsen, Dave Robertson

MUSE
Title: Uprising
Album: The Resistance
Director: Hydra
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Production Company: Humble
Producer: Humble

Paramore
Title: Ignorance
Album: Brand New Eyes
Director: Honey
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Producer: Jeff Pantaleo
 
Florence + the Machine
Title: Dog Days Are Over
Album: Lungs
Director: LEGS
Label: Universal Republic
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Malachy Mcanenny

MGMT
Title: Flash Delirium
Album: Congratulations
Director: Andreas Nilsson
Label: Cloumbia
Production Company: Streetgang Films
Producer: Jason Botkin/ Jonathan Lia
BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
Title: I Like It
Album: Euphoria/Jersey Shore Soundtrack
Director: David Rousseau
Label: Universal Republic
Production Company: CreativeSeen
Producer: Alex Sdoucos

Cascada
Title: Evacuate The Dancefloor
Album: Evacuate The Dancefloor
Director: Max Nichols
Label: Robbins Entertainment, LLC
Production Company: Clark Jackson Productions
Producer: Clark Jackson

David Guetta featuring Akon
Title: Sexy Chick
Album: One Love
Director: Stephen Schuster
Label: Gum Pod
Production Company: U-MAN
Producer: Hervé Humbert

Usher featuring Will.I.Am
Title: OMG
Album: Raymond v. Raymond
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: LaFace Records, JLG
Production Company: LET Films
Producer: Kim Bradshaw
VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

Florence + The Machine
Title: Dog Days Are Over
Album: Lungs
Director: LEGS
Label: Universal Republic
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Malachy Mcanenny

30 Seconds To Mars
Title: Kings and Queens
Album: This Is War
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Label: Virgin Records
Production Company: Hello and Co.
Producers: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Sheeira Rees-Davies, Melissa Larsen, Dave Robertson

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
Title: Telephone
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: Serial Pictures/Anonymous Content
Producers: Stephanie Bruni, Violaine Etienne and Nicole Ehrlich

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Deiner

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
Title: Airplanes
Album: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Director: Hiro Murai
Label: Atlantic, Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Producer: Anne Johnson  
BEST ART DIRECTION

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
Art Director: Charles Infante

Florence + The Machine
Title: Dogs Days Are Over
Album: Lungs
Director: LEGS
Label: Universal Republic
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Malachy Mcanenny
Art Director: Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Art Director: Ethan Tobman

30 Seconds To Mars
Title: Kings and Queens
Album: This Is War
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Label: Virgin Records
Production Company: Hello and Co.
Producer: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Sheeira Rees-Davies, Melissa Larsen, Dave Robertson
Art Director: Marc Benacerraf

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga
Title: Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE (Deluxe Edition)
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Columbia, Music World Music
Production Company: Naa’ila Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Art Director: Lenny Tso
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
Choreography: Laurieann Gibson

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
Title: Telephone
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: Serial Pictures/ Anonymous Content
Producers: Stephanie Bruni, Violaine Etienne and Nicole Ehrlich
Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga
Title: Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE (Deluxe Edition)
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Columbia, Music World Music
Production Company: Naa’ila Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Choreographer: Frank Gatson

Usher featuring Will.I.Am
Title: OMG
Album: Raymond v. Raymond
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: LaFace Records, JLG
Production Company:
Producer: Kim Bradshaw
Choreographer: Aakomon “AJ”

Janelle Monáe featuring Big Boi
Title: Tightrope
Album: The Archandroid
Director: Wendy Morgan
Label: Atlantic Records, Bad Boy Records, Wondaland
Production Company: Revolver Film Company
Producer: Helen Urriola
Choreographer: Janelle Monae & The Memphis Jookin Community (Laida Yates, Charles Riley, Marico Flake, Dareon Young)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Cinematographer: Chris Probst

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Title: Empire State of Mind
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
Producer: Abdur Rahman
Cinematographer: John Perez

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
Cinematographer: Thomas Kloss

Mumford and Sons
Title: Little Lion Man
Album: Sigh No More
Director: Fred & Nick
Label: Glassnote Records
Production Company: Pulse Films
Producer: Mikey Levelle
Cinematographer: Ben Magahy

Florence + The Machine
Title: Dog Days Are Over
Album: Lungs
Director: LEGS
Label: Universal Republic
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Malachy Mcanenny
Cinematographer: Adam Frisch

BEST DIRECTION

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Title: Empire State of Mind
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
Producer: Abdur Rahman

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener

Pink
Title: Funhouse
Album: Funhouse
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: LaFace Records, JLG
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Derek Roberto

30 Seconds To Mars
Title: Kings and Queens
Album: This Is War
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Label: Virgin Records
Production Company: Hello and Co.
Producers: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Sheeira Rees-Davies, Melissa Larsen, Dave Robertson
BEST EDITING

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album: The Fame Monster
Director: Francis lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Editor: Ken Mowe

Rihanna
Title: Rude Boy
Album: Rated R
Director: Melina
Label: Def Jam, SRP
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Producer: Jil Hardin
Editor: Clark Eddy

Pink
Title: Funhouse
Album: Funhouse
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: LaFace Records, JLG
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Derek Roberto
Editor: Chris Davis

Miike Snow
Title: Animal
Album: Miike Snow
Director: Sebastian Mlynarski
Label: Downtown Records
Production Company: Sebastian Mlynarski
Producer: Sebastian Mlynarski
Editor: Frank Macias

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

Lady Gaga
Title: Bad Romance
Album:  The Fame Monster
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
Production Company: DNA Inc.
Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
Special Effects: Tim Jarvis

Eminem
Title: Not Afraid
Album: Recovery
Director: Rich Lee
Label: Aftermath, Interscope
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Special Effects: Animaholics-VFX

MUSE
Title: Uprising
Album: The Resistance
Director:  Hydra
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Production Company: Humble
Producer: Humble
Special Effects: Sam Stevens

Green Day
Title: 21st Century Breakdown
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Michael Angelos
Special Effects: Laundry

Dan Black
Title: Symphonies
Album:  ((un))
Director: Chic & Artistic
Label: The Hours
Production Company: Chris & Artistic
Producer: Corinne Bance & Axel D’Harcourt
Special Effects: Corinne Bance & Axel D’Harcourt
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Dan Black
Title: Symphonies
Album: ((un))
Director: Chic & Artistic
Label: The Hours
Production Company: Corinne Bance & Axel D’Harcourt
Producer: Corinne Bance & Axel D’Harcourt

Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def
Title: Stylo
Album: Plastic Beach
Director: Jamie Hewlett
Label: Virgin Records
Production Company: Zombie Flesh Eaters, HSI Productions and Passion Pictures    
Producer: Cara Speller

Coldplay
Title: Strawberry Swing
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Shynola
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Producer: Margo Mars

The Black Keys
Title: Tighten Up
Album: Brothers
Director: Chris Marrs Pillero
Label: Nonesuch
Production Company: Symphony 19
Producer: John Lathan
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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the Nominees and we will post as soon we hear the winners of the MTV Music Video Awards 2010.

BEYONCÉ Wins six GRAMMY on January 31st

February 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment

beyonceBeyonce-52 grammyAt this year’s 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Jan. 31, Beyoncé set a new record for most wins by a female in a single awards year, walking away with six GRAMMY Awards. The previous record holders for female wins were Lauryn Hill (41st GRAMMY Awards in 1999), Norah Jones (45th GRAMMY Awards in 2003) and Alison Krauss (51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009) with five. Beyoncé’s six wins include: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Song Of The Year and Best R&B Song for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (the latter two with Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Halo,” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “At Last,” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am…Sasha Fierce. This brings her total GRAMMY wins to 16, making her the third most awarded female artist behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18).

Video of Beyoncé’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards currently is available for download on iTunes.com/Target, along with 10 other performances (the Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige/Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles, Zac Brown Band/Leon Russell, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga/Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Maxwell, and P!nk) from this year’s highly successful telecast.

The complete winners list of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards is available at http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Danny Clinch © 2010. All Rights Are Reserved.

Source: http://www.grammy.com  Video: Courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/alexaleex

BEYONCÉ & TAYLOR SWIFT Leads The 52ND Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

December 3, 2009 by  
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grammyThe Recording Academy® announced on December 2, 2009 the nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

For the second year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” The one-hour special — was broadcast live on CBS from Club NOKIA at L.A LIVE — featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by the Black Eyed Peas, DJ/producer David Guetta, Maxwell, Nick Jonas & The Administration, Sugarland, and host LL COOL J. Presenters included Linkin Park, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Ringo Starr, T-Pain, and Dwight Yoakam.

Beyoncé tops the nominations with 10, Taylor Swift garners eight, and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West each earn six nods. Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga receive five each; and Colbie Caillat, Michael Giacchino, Kings Of Leon, John Newton, RedOne, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each have four nominations.

The nominations this year truly reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.  He concluded “Once again, the GRAMMY Awards process has yielded a well-rounded and diverse group of impressive nominees across multiple genres. Coupled with the second year of our primetime nominations special, which featured stellar performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, the road to Music’s Biggest Night and the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in January is off to an exciting start.”

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 31, 2010, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live by CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The following is a partial sampling of nominations in 109 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

I Am…Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

The Fame — Lady Gaga

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

Fearless — Taylor Swift

 

Record Of The Year:

“Halo” — Beyoncé

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“Use Somebody” — Kings Of Leon

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“You Belong With Me” — Taylor Swift

 

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

 

Song Of The Year:

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Pretty Wings” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“You Belong With Me” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

POP FIELD

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

“We Weren’t Born To Follow” — Bon Jovi

“Never Say Never” — The Fray

“Sara Smile” — Daryl Hall & John Oates

“Kids” — MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

“Sea Of Heartbreak” — Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

“Love Sex Magic” — Ciara & Justin Timberlake

“Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

“Breathe” — Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

Breakthrough — Colbie Caillat

All I Ever Wanted — Kelly Clarkson

The Fray — The Fray

Funhouse — P!nk

DANCE FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

“Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

“When Love Takes Over” — David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

“Celebration” —Madonna

“Womanizer” — Britney Spears

ROCK FIELD

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” — Bob Dylan

“Change In The Weather” — John Fogerty

“Dreamer” — Prince

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen

“Fork In The Road” — Neil Young

Best Rock Song:

“The Fixer” — Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)

“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” — Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)

“21 Guns” — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album:

Black Ice — AC/DC

Live From Madison Square Garden — Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

21st Century Breakdown — Green Day

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band

No Line On The Horizon — U2

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — David Byrne & Brian Eno

The Open Door — Death Cab For Cutie

Sounds Of The Universe — Depeche Mode

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix

It’s Blitz! — Yeah Yeah Yeahs

R&B FIELD

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

“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

“Chocolate High” — Indie.Arie & Musiq Soulchild

“Ifuleave” — Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige

“Higher Ground” — Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters

“Love Has Finally Come At Last” — Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best R&B Album:

The Point Of It All — Anthony Hamilton

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics — India.Arie

Turn Me Loose — Ledisi

Blacksummers’ Night — Maxwell

Uncle Charlie — Charlie Wilson

RAP FIELD

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Ego” — Beyoncé & Kanye West

“Knock You Down” — Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo

“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

“I’m On A Boat” — The Lonely Island & T-Pain

“Dead & Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:

“Best I Ever Had” — Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)

“Day ‘N’ Nite” — S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)

“Dead And Gone” — C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)

“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)

“Run This Town” — Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Album:

Universal Mind Control — Common

Relapse — Eminem

R.O.O.T.S. — Flo Rida

The Ecstatic — Mos Def

The Renaissance — Q-Tip

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” — Brooks & Dunn

“Chicken Fried” — Zac Brown Band

“I Run To You” — Lady Antebellum

“Here Comes Goodbye” — Rascal Flatts

“It Happens” — Sugarland

Best Country Song:

“All I Ask For Anymore” — Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

“High Cost Of Living” — Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)

“I Run To You” — Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

“People Are Crazy” — Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)

“White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Country Album:

The Foundation — Zac Brown Band

Twang — George Strait

Fearless — Taylor Swift

Defying Gravity — Keith Urban

Call Me Crazy — Lee Ann Womack

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD (**NEW FIELD**)

Best Americana Album:

Together Through Life — Bob Dylan

Electric Dirt — Levon Helm

Willie And The Wheel — Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel

Wilco (The Album) — Wilco

Little Honey — Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary Folk Album:

Middle Cyclone — Neko Case

Our Bright Future — Tracy Chapman

Live — Shawn Colvin

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane — Elvis Costello

Townes — Steve Earle

Latin Field

Best Latin Pop Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

5to Piso
Ricardo Arjona
[Warner Music Latina]

Te Acuerdas…
Francisco Céspedes
[Warner Music Latina]

Sin Frenos
La Quinta Estación
[Sony Music Latin]

Hu Hu Hu
Natalia Lafourcade
[Sony Music Latin]

Gran City Pop
Paulina Rubio
[Universal Music Latino]
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Rio
Aterciopelados
[Nacional Records]

Y.
Bebe
[EMI Spain]

Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
Calle 13
[Sony Music Norte]

La Luz Del Ritmo
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
[Nacional Records]

La Revolucion
Wisin Y Yandel
[Machete Music/Wy Records]

 

This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to: T Bone Burnett, Ethan Johns, Larry Klein, Greg Kurstin, and Brendan O’Brien.

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director.

GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 16 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 8, 2010, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.

For a complete list of all nominees visit http://www.grammy.com