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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: 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/

Justin Bieber Wins Big and Takes 4 Awards at The American Music Awards 2010

November 21, 2010 by  
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2010 American Music Awards WinnersThe “2010 American Music Awards” was 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 were 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 were 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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Justin Bieber 2010 AMA photo by ABC-Rick RowellJustin Bieber’s fans really showed him support and love at The 2010 American Music Awards where he was one of the big winners of the event. Bieber took home 4 American Music Awards for:

• Pop/Rock Music – Favorite Male Artist
• Pop/Rock Music – Favorite Album: My World 2.0
• T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist of the Year
• Artist of the Year

The Black Eyed Peas won for:
• Pop/Rock Music – Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Recording Artist Michael Buble Won for:
• Adult Contemporary Music – Favorite Artist

Eminem won for:
• Rap/Hip-Hop Music – Favorite Male Artist
• Rap/Hip-Hop Music – Favorite Album – Recovery

Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers won for
• Soundtracks – Favorite Album

Lady Antebellum Won for:
• Country Music – Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Lady Gaga Won for:
• Pop/Rock Music – Favorite Female Artist

MercyMe Won for:
• Contemporary Inspirational Music – Favorite Artist

Muse Won for:
• Alternative Rock Music – Favorite Artist

Brad Paisley Won for:
• Country Music – Favorite Male Artist

Rihanna Won for
• Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music – Favorite Female Artist

Shakira Won for:
• Latin Music – Favorite Artist

Taylor Swift Won for:
• Country Music – Favorite Female Artist

Carrie Underwood Won for:
• Country Music – Favorite Album – Play On

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Black Eyes Peas, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, New Kids on the Block with The Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Santana with Gavin Rossdale, Taylor Swift and Usher got our attention while they were performing live on the stage at the 2010 AMA.

The 38th Annual American Music Awards was produced by Larry Klein and executive produced by Orly Adelson.


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.


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: Videos of the event will be posted soon. We want to state the food and shuttle service provide to media/press and talent was great. Unfortunately there was nobody from the event organizers to tell us where to sit or provide assigned areas for us to do our jobs. We were able to determined one room for photographers and one for video and press room/reporters/writers.  Also presenters, performers and winners did not show up to the photo or press room. Some of them only walked the red carpet where some of us were excluded.

Congratulations to all the 2010 American Music Awards Winners and Nominees.

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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Lady Gaga Wins 8 Awards at The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

September 12, 2010 by  
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MTV Music Awards 2010On Sunday, September 12, 2010 The 2010 27th MTV Video Music Awards were presented to the winners live in Los Angeles, CA from the Nokia Theatre L.A Live in downtown.

Comedienne Chelsea Handler hosted the event.

Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, the cast of “Glee” including Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine, the cast of Jackass including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Magera and Steve-O, Kim Kardashian, “True Blood” cast member Joe Manganiello, Rick Ross and Romeo of the multi-platinum Latin supergroup Aventura were the awards presenters.
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Other presenters include: The Social Network’s Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo.
 

Complete List of The 2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Winners Video Of The Year

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

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Best New Artist

  1. Justin Bieber f/ Ludacris “Baby”

    Directed by Ray Kay Baby-faced Justin Bieber knows a super fly haircut and a cute smile get the girls every time. Oh, and Ludacris as your BFF helps too.

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Best Hip-Hop Video

  1. Eminem “Not Afraid”

    Directed by Rich Lee In Eminem’s uplifting “Not Afraid” video, he relives his troublesome life and lends his hand to anyone who needs help walking down their own tough road.

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Best Pop Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time. Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc.

Best Male Video

  1. Eminem “Not Afraid”

    Directed by Rich Lee In Eminem’s uplifting “Not Afraid” video, he relives his troublesome life and lends his hand to anyone who needs help walking down their own tough road.

Best Rock Video

  1. 30 Seconds To Mars “Kings And Queens”

    Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins It’s hard not to fall in love with the “Kings and Queens” video with its ethereal milieu and feel-good storyline.

Best Female Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Collaboration

  1. Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé “Telephone (Long Version)”

    Directed by Jonas Åkerlund When Lady Gaga is stuck in a jail filled with stylish and scantily-clad ladies, only one woman can bail her out — Beyoncé.

Best Dance Music Video

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Art Direction

  1. Florence + the Machine “Dog Days Are Over”

    Art Direction by Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson Florence + the Machine takes viewers on a trippy voyage jam-packed with tribal nuances and ’60s throwbacks. In the end, “Dog Days Are Over” is one giant work of avant garde art.

Best Choreography

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Cinematography

  1. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind w/ Alicia Keys”

    Cinematography by John Perez The scenic shots of New York City take a front seat in “Empire State of Mind,” while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys celebrate the city that inspires them.

Best Direction

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Editing

  1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”

    Directed by Francis Lawrence Lady Gaga proves that her song “Bad Romance” sort of makes you want to take a bath, cry and dance all at the same time.

Best Special Effects

  1. Muse “Uprising”

    Special Effects by Humble Muse goes on a believable ride through a tiny city filled with giant teddy bears roaming the streets.

Breakthrough Video

  1. The Black Keys “Tighten Up”

    Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero In “Tighten Up,” two young boys take turns serenading a cute girl in the playground and typical boy-on-boy fighting action ensues. But moments later we realize — like father, like son.

  1. About MTV Networks: MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries—giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one full day-ad supported network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the second quarter of 2010—up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the second quarter of 2010 increased +8% from Q1/2010. And MTV’s successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more? Come on in… http://www.mtvpress.com
  1.  Sources: http://mtvpress.com/2010VMA/ & http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2010/winners.jhtml

All photos of the show and red carpet, credit PictureGroup/MTV Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine wants to congratulate to all the nominees and winners of the MTV Video Music Awards 2010.

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

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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.)

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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