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A Very Grammy Christmas Special: Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live is no more. However A Very Grammy Christmas with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will all perform a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show. The show is taping November 18th in L.A. and will air December 5th to reveal the nominees for the Grammys’ prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations will be revealed the morning of December 5th.

Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.


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Gotye Not Sure He’ll Ever Release Any New Music… huh?

Australian artist Wally De Backer better known as Gotye hasn’t released any new music since he won three Grammys for Making Mirrors. He says he never will again… maybe… we think… we’re not sure.

In a recent online post, Gotye wrote, “NEW GOTYE MUSIC. There will be no new Gotye music. Wait, maybe there will be. I’m not entirely sure right now. There are many contingencies.”

He rambles on about too much noise and says, “Will anybody hear this work?” He adds, ” I don’t know. But I think about these things. One thing you can count on: I will do my best to make it enjoyable for both of us.”

The answer may be in his new record label called Spirit Level, where says he’s making new music with his old band The Basics.


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Calvin Harris Teases with Gwen Stefani Preview

Calvin Harris’ upcoming album Motion features guest star Gwen Stefani, one of the many. And the superstar deejay posted a snippet of their collaboration on Instagram, but just long enough to take it down.

If you missed it, Calvin captioned the video, “Little preview of my song with Gwen Stefani ‘Together’ from my new album Motion which u can preorder now!”

Motion drops November 4th.


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All About That Bass Girl Meghan Trainor

Superstardom has hit 20-year-old newcomer Meghan Trainor like a ton of bricks. A relatively unknown 6 months ago is now belle of ball with her smash hit All About That Bass #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six straight weeks. And if that isn’t enough, American Music Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.

“I didn’t believe it. It always happens when I’m waking up from a night of sleep — I always get the text from my mom, like, ‘Congrats baby girl, you got nominated!’” says Meghan. “It’s insane. I had to call them to make sure it was real. It’s unbelievable. I’m really excited.”

Megan’s also excited and shocked that she’s achieved most of her career goals in such a short time.

“I have a goal board in my Nashville apartment and I was just showing my family, like, ‘Look, a week before I got the record deal I made this and I said I want number one song on Billboard, and I want the number one song in the world,’ and…put all the pictures up,” Meghan says. “It’s like, I got all of this already, just from, like, a few months ago!”

Meghan just released a new song called “Lips Are Movin’” and is currently finishing up her first full-length album. The All About That Bass girl be heading out on tour in 2015.

“I’m headlining a tour, I guess,” she says, as though even she can’t believe it. She says the tour will start in February and adds, “It’s insane ’cause at first they were talking, like, ‘Let’s get you on a huge artist’s tour’ and now they’re like, ‘Uh-uh, you gonna do this yourself!’ And I was like, “OK, that’s cool!’”


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Pink Says Creating New Album Was Seamless

Pink’s new album hit this week called rose ave, under the name You + Me, which is a duo project with Canadian artist Dallas Green aka City & Colour. Pink spoke about the new album and working with Green in a recent interview telling us the album took less than a week.

“We met through a mutual friend,” Pink says of Green. “And he has the most angelic voice I’ve ever heard in my life and I thought, ‘Huh, maybe one day, if I get good enough he’d sing with me!’” Green says that’s only partially true: “You asked me one night, and I said, ‘Sure,’” he recalls. “So I said, ‘Hey, what are you doing in March? I’m coming over!’”

“He usually writes by himself and I only write with other people,” she recalls. “I was outside of a Mexican restaurant and I had to talk him off the ledge. And the next day we started our record and six days later we were finished!”

“This record for me is just how I grew up, with my dad playing guitar and singing and harmonizing and writing stories,” she explains. “And there’s just such a simple beauty in that, I always wanted to do it, but to have one of the most beautiful voices that’s ever walked this earth to play with is such a joy.”

Talking about the process, Pink said “It just was seamless. It was very organic,” Green added, “It doesn’t sound like me featuring you or you featuring me: it sounds like us.”


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