MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of Sept 2 – 8

Here are the latest news about your favorite OPM & US artists (Week of September 2 to 8, 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.

INTRODUCING THE 12″ ESSENTIAL MIXES

Sony Music introduces 12″ Essential Mixes, the first batch in a brand new series of remix albums. Featuring 8 of your favorite classic and contemporary artists namely: Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, Usher, R. Kelly, Luther Vandross, TLC, and Toni Braxton. 12″ Essential Mixes includes the very best of their mixes, some of which have never been commercially available before. Click the play button now to hear Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around (Sebastian Leger) by Essential Mixes sample plus visit www.facebook.com/essentialmixes for more info about this exciting new release!

IN STORES SEPTEMBER 23

LISTEN UP! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album Now Available!

Limited copies of “LISTEN UP! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album” is now available at Odyssey Rockwell and Astroplus Shangrila. The album features the the official Song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” performed by Shakira and Freshlyground plus the official anthem, “Sign Of A Victory”, by R. Kelly (feat. Soweto Spiritual Singers).

Tracklisting:
01. SIGN OF A VICTORY / R. Kelly featuring Soweto Spiritual Singers
02. WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA) / Shakira featuring Freshlyground
03. VIVA AFRICA / Nneka
04. ONE DAY / Matisyahu featuring Nameless
05. SHOSHOLOZA 2010 / Ternielle Nelson, Jason Hartman, Uju, Louise Carver, Aya & Deep Level
06. KE NAKO / J Pre, Wyclef, Jazmine Sullivan, and B. Howard
07. MOVE ON UP / Angelique Kidjo and John Legend
08. SPIRIT OF FREEDOM / Judy Bailey featuring Uju
09. GAME ON (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Mascot Song) / Pitbull, TKZee and Dario G
10. MAWARE MAWARE / MISIA featuring M2J + Francis Jocky
11. AS MASCARAS (South Africa ’10 to Brasil ’14) / Claudia Leitte and Lira
12. HOPE / Siphiwo featuring Message of Hope from Nelson Mandela
13. ROKA ROKA / Shine
14. NO.1 / 2AM

Visit the official LISTEN UP! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album Website for more info about this compilation album.

Here are the music videos of the official FIFA songs:
* SIGN OF A VICTORY / R. Kelly featuring Soweto Spiritual Singers
* WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA) / Shakira featuring Freshlyground

LISTEN UP! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album also features 2 Asian artists namely Shine (Taiwan) and K-pop Idol group 2AM (South Korea).

ALICIA KEYS, JOHN LEGEND, SHAKIRA & R.KELLY OPENS FOR 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

FIFA World Cup 2010 held its first Kick-Off Celebration Concert last June 10 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg and among those who performed at the three-hour event where Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Shakira. The next day, R. Kelly performed “Sign Of A Victory,” the Official World Cup Anthem at the opening ceremony held at Soccer City in Johannesburg. For those who missed these events, you can watch it below:


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