MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of Oct 14 – Oct 20, 2013

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Here are the latest news about your favorite OPM & US artists (Week of Oct 14 – Oct 20, 2013)

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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.

TONY BENNETT “DUETS II” WITH AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA, ANDREA BOCELLI AND MORE!

Source: tonybennett.com

Frank Sinatra called him “the best singer in the business” and Queen Latifah called him “The King of Cool” Tony Bennett is a living legend!

DUETS II is the follow-up to Tony Bennett’s multi-platinum CD, DUETS, which was released in conjunction with Tony’s 80th birthday in 2006. DUETS won three Grammy Awards and was the singer’s best selling album to date.

Now the legendary performer celebrates a milestone 85th birthday with the release of DUETS II. The singer has completed recording with Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin, adding to a celebrated list of artists previously announced including Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and many others. Lady Gaga joined Tony for a rendition of the Richard Rodgers song, “The Lady Is A Tramp” and Bennett and Franklin collaborated on the Alan and Marilyn Bergman classic, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” Phil Ramone produced the original DUETS as well as DUETS II.

DUETS II , available in music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee and distributor of Sony Music in the Philippines.

TONY BENNETT RELEASES “BODY AND SOUL” VIDEO FEATURING AMY WINDEHOUSE

Source: tonybennett.com

The music video for “Body and Soul”, Amy Winehouse’s final recording and duet with her hero Tony Bennett was released last September 14 to commemorate Amy Winehouse’s birthday. The song was recorded in March of this year at Abbey Road Studios in London for Tony Bennett’s upcoming Duets II album.

Proceeds of “Body And Soul” will aid the Amy Winehouse Foundation which was set up by her family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people. Amy’s father Mitch said, “We wanted to make a positive difference and help a range of causes close to Amy’s heart. This could include help for children in trouble, suffering from health problems, children’s hospices and more.

“Body and Soul” is one of 17 tracks included on Tony Bennett’s “DUETS II” album. Released in honor of Bennett’s 85th birthday, which was celebrated last August 3rd, it features a celebrated roster of artists who all recorded with Bennett live in the studio including, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and John Mayer. Check out the full track list below:

ANDREA BOCELLI STRANGER IN PARADISE
MICHAEL BUBLÉ I WANNA BE AROUND
MARIAH CAREY WHEN DO THE BELLS RING FOR ME?
NATALIE COLE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
SHERYL CROW THE GIRL I LOVE
ARETHA FRANKLIN HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?
JOSH GROBAN THIS IS ALL I ASK
FAITH HILL THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
NORAH JONES SPEAK LOW
LADY GAGA THE LADY IS TRAMP
k.d. lang BLUE VELVET
JOHN MAYER ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)
WILLIE NELSON ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
QUEEN LATIFAH WHO CAN I TURN TO?
ALEJANDRO SANZ YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN
CARRIE UNDERWOOD IT HAD TO BE YOU
AMY WINEHOUSE BODY AND SOUL

DUETS II , available in music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee and distributor of Sony Music in the Philippines.

SONY MUSIC ARTISTS WINS AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2010

Congratulations to Sony Music artists who won at the 2010 AMA + the awesome performances of Xtina, Usher, NKOTBSB & more‼

2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

COUNTRY MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood (Play On)
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Album: Usher (Raymond v. Raymond)

SOUNDTRACKS
Favorite Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 The Showstoppers

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Shakira

◄WATCH PERFORMANCES BELOW►

KE$HA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MAJK0UjAYU
SANTANA ft Gavin Rosdale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbO-i2whGIQ
USHER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYHGd3QPlw
P!NK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkKuczUO7NY
CHRISTINA AGUILERA http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1652768/20101121/aguilera_christina.jhtml
BACKSTREET BOYS & NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxxSZVU4qX4

Visit http://abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards/winners
for the full list of winners!