SONY MUSIC ARTISTS NOMINATED AT THE 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS

Congratulations to Sony Music artists nominated at the 2012 Grammy Awards! The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (US) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. See full list of nominees at http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Album Of The Year
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters

Best New Artist
J. Cole

Best Pop Solo Performance
F***in’ Perfect – Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse | Track from: Duets II
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People | Track from: Torches

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II – Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift – Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway – Harry Connick Jr.
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman – Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
Walk – Foo Fighters | Track from: Wasting Light

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
White Limo – Foo Fighters | Track from: Wasting Light

Best Rock Song
Walk – Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) | Track from: Wasting Light

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown – Kings Of Leon

Best Alternative Music Album
Torches – Foster The People

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Radio Message – R. Kelly | Track from: Love Letter
Good Man – Raphael Saadiq | Track from: Stone Rollin’

Best R&B Performance
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius | Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
You Are – Charlie Wilson | Track from: Just Charlie

Best R&B Song
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius | Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
You Are – Charlie Wilson | Track from: Just Charlie

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
Love Letter – R. Kelly

Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes | Track from: F.A.M.E.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party – Beyoncé & André 3000 | Track from: 4

Best Rap Song
Look At Me Now – Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) | Track from: F.A.M.E.

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am…World TourBeyoncé
Back And Forth – Foo Fighters
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon – Kings Of Leon
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest – A Tribe Called Quest

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Glee: The Music, Volume 4
Burlesque – Christina Aguilera

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Swan – Clint Mansell (composer)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me (From Burlesque) – Diane Warren, Songwriter. Performed by Cher

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Who Can I Turn To 9When Nobody Needs Me) – Jorge Calandrelli (arranger) Performed by Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah | Track from Duets II
The Windmills Of Your Mind – William A. Ross (Arranger) Performed by Barbra Streisand | Track from What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Best Country Solo Performance
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood | Track from: Play On

Best Gospel Album
Something Big – Mary Mary

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Entren Los Que Quieran – Calle 13

 

*Adele – not added on the list since she’s not under Sony Music here in the Philippines.

BARBRA STREISAND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “WHAT MATTERS MOST”

The incomparable Barbra Streisand is coming back with a new album entitled “What Matters Most” and it is set to come out in local stores this month. The new album features ten Alan & Marilyn Bergman songs which she has never previously recorded including “The Windmills of Your Mind,”Nice ‘n’ Easy” as popularized by Frank Sinatra, and “That Face” as first recorded by Fred Astaire.

Reflecting on her long-held desire to devote an entire album to the amazingly varied and consistently inspired music of the Bergmans, Barbra noted, “Alan and Marilyn have a remarkable gift for expressing affairs of the heart.”

Get to know more about this upcoming album through this interview, watch now.

Also check back with http://www.barbrastreisand.com and http://www.facebook.com/barbrastreisand for more updates.

SONY MUSIC OCTOBER 2010 ALBUM RELEASES

It’s October and there are a lot of amazing artists coming out with new album! Check out the list below!

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BEST GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

It’s May, the month to celebrate and thank our Mom! And what better way to thank her than by giving her the kind of music that will truly touch her heart! So here are some awesome gift suggestions:

  • Susan Boyle captured the hearts of millions and now serves an inspiration for those who have a dream. Check out Susan Boyle’s stunning debut album “I Dreamed A Dream”.
  • International theater actress and singer Joanna Ampil new album “Try Love,” demonstrate the greateness of her vocal abilities with songs that she grew up with and those she thinks Filipinos will love.
  • Soldier of Love” is the highly anticipated new body of work from Sade. It is Sade’s first official studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
  • Musika at Pag-ibig” include Sharon Cuneta’s all-time favorite songs and pays tribute to the unparalleled talent of Filipino composers.
  • Essential” the album series that covers all the basics: Pop, classics, R&B, 80’s and more. All in 3CD package for only P395!

You can also spend time with your Mom and enjoy watching two of Sony Music’s upcoming DVD release: Celine Dion‘s “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World” and Barbra Streisand‘s “One Night Only – Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard“.

Get the best gift for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Grab a copy of these albums at major record stores today!

BARBRA STREISAND RELEASES OF NEW JAZZ-FLAVORED ALBUM, LOVE IS THE ANSWER

Barbra Streisand releases Love Is The Answer—her new album of jazz standards and classics. The first full-length collection of new studio recordings from the eight-time Grammy award winner since 2005’s Guilty Pleasures, and first new Barbra Streisand album since Live In Concert 2006, Love Is The Answer presents the artist as a cabaret and jazz singer of emotional clarity, depth and maturity, offering the listener a warm and intimate selection of late night meditations on love’s powers, heartbreaks and solaces.

Love Is The Answer provided an opportunity for Streisand to work for the first time with the Grammy-winning Canadian jazz artist Diana Krall (piano) and her quartet (guitar, bass, drums) who brought a refined and sensual poignancy to the album’s spare and subtle accompaniments. 

Rounding out the album’s smoky after hours ambience with his sublime orchestrations is the legendary songwriter (“The Shadow of Your Smile”) and Grammy-winning arranger Johnny Mandel (who worked with Streisand on her 1993 Back to Broadway album and arranged/co-produced Krall’s 1998 Grammy-winning When I Look In Your Eyes).
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