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Chris Stapleton Leads Cma Nominations

  • Variety
The Country Music Association announced the final nominees for The 52nd Annual Cma Awards this morning, and it’s a big day for singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, who leads the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, while nine artists garnered three each — Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, live from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s new restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville, to reveal nominees for six of the 12 categories on air.

“Today kicks off Cma Awards season where we get to honor the best of the best in our outstanding format,” said Cma Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “There were some great breakout performances this year and the diversity of the nominations
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Songwriters and Producers Behind ‘Havana,’ ‘God’s Plan,’ More Nominated for Spotify Secret Genius Awards

  • Variety
Spotify announced last year that it will recognize the songwriters, producers and engineers behind some of today’s biggest hits with an annual awards program called Secret Genius, and today it announced the second annual nominees for the prizes.

The awards show, hosted by artist/producer Ne-Yo, will take place on Nov. 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

“I look forward to hosting Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards this Fall and joining in the effort to properly recognize and raise awareness of the creative minds behind the music,” said Ne-yo. “As both a songwriter and artist I understand just how much these men and women drive the musical soundtracks of our lives. It’s important we honor their hard work and immense contributions.”

The 2017 Secret Genius Awards honored Rick Rubin as the Legendary Genius, Max Martin as producer of the year, J Kash as songwriter of the
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Carrie Underwood Details New Album ‘Cry Pretty’

Carrie Underwood Details New Album ‘Cry Pretty’
Carrie Underwood will release her sixth studio album Cry Pretty on September 14th. On Monday, she shared the new release’s complete track listing and songwriting credits.

Underwood wrote nine of the tracks on Cry Pretty, including the powerful title cut, which she penned with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose. Lindsey, who wrote Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” also gets credit for a couple of the new songs Underwood didn’t have a hand in writing, including “End Up With You” and “The Song That We Used To Make Love To.
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Andrew Gould Exits BMG for Downtown Music Publishing (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Andrew Gould has been appointed senior VP and Head of A&R, North America, for Downtown Music Publishing, reporting to CEO Justin Kalifowitz. Gould most recently served as co-head of A&R at BMG.

“I’m thrilled to join Downtown,” says Gould, who will remain Los Angeles-based. “I’m impressed with the staff Justin has put together. It’s a young, bright, forward-thinking organization with a very tasteful boutique roster, and a completely fresh perspective on what a great publishing company looks like today and in the future, both in terms of supporting the creative process and staying at the forefront of innovation.”

Adds Kalifowitz: “Modern songwriters need partners in both thought and action — partners who can support them in their mission to bring the best possible songs into the world. In Andrew, we have found a strong advocate for the global songwriting community. One who recognizes that song copyrights are not units of currency,
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Maroon 5 Teams Up With Sza for "What Lovers Do"

Maroon 5 Teams Up With Sza for
Listen up, Maroon 5 fans! At midnight, bandmates Jesse Carmichael, Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, Mickey Madden, Pj Morton and James Valentine released "What Lovers Do," the third single off their upcoming sixth studio album. The song, which features up-and-coming singer Sza, was written by Dyo, Levine, Neiked, Starrah and Elina Stridh and produced by Ben Billions and Jason Evigan. "Tell me, tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not / I bet the house on you, am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not? / You gotta tell me if you love me or not, love me or not, love me or not," he croons. "Been wishin' for you, am I lucky or not, lucky or not, lucky or not?" "What Lovers...
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Q&A: With Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert in Her Corner, Songwriter Audra Mae Is Having a Moment

Q&A: With Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert in Her Corner, Songwriter Audra Mae Is Having a Moment
"This is the happiest time of my life so far," singer-songwriter Audra Mae gushes on this sunny January afternoon in Los Angeles. "I could not be any more grateful. If I could, I would try!"

Mae has reason to celebrate. She is one of four co-writers credited on Kelly Clarkson's buzzed-about new single "Heartbeat Song," released on Monday, and Miranda Lambert's cover of her track "Little Red Wagon" hits country radio on Tuesday.

News: Miranda Lambert's Most Adorable Moments

Later this spring, she'll step out from the shadows to promote her own album -- cheekily titled Queendom Come -- in an effort to make her own dreams of pop stardom a reality.

The Oklahoma native -- and great-great-niece of Judy Garland -- has long been turning heads in the industry, but now it's time for the rest of us to meet Audra Mae.

The 30-year-old chats with ETonline about the story behind Clarkson's "Heartbeat
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14 things we learned from Madonna about the 'Rebel Heart' surprise

  • Hitfix
14 things we learned from Madonna about the 'Rebel Heart' surprise
In case you missed it, Madonna pulled off a holiday surprise late Friday night and released six new singles from her upcoming album "Rebel Heart." This was in response to the entire album being leaked by hackers on Wednesday, Dec. 17. And, earlier in December, three other unfinished tracks found their way onto the net. In truth, those were unfinished demo tracks, but it forced Madonna and her label into action in what can only be described as a "partial Beyonce." No, the entire album with accompanying music videos wasn't released out of the blue, but six "finished" tracks were and, in some corners, the internet exploded. Unlike Madonna's previous albums, these tracks immediately made an impact on iTunes. Within 12 hours it was the no. 1 album in the Us and in 40 other countries. And, late Sunday night, it was still no. 1. Now naysayers can say it was a busy holiday weekend
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Nick Jonas Talks about the Feeling of Being Trapped in Love

Nick Jonas is opening up about love.at least he does in "Chains," the first single from his upcoming solo album.

"Gave you my heart, but you took my soul," Jonas sings. "You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love."

While he doesn't name names, Jonas says he certainly can relate to the song, written by Jason Evigan, Amar Malik and Danny Parker.

"I found my way to connect to the song," Jonas, 21, exclusively tells me. "I found it wasreally true and real. For me, it embodies that feeling of being trapped in a love that is kind of doomed."
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Nick Jonas Talks about the Feeling of Being Trapped in Love

Nick Jonas is opening up about love.at least he does in "Chains," the first single from his upcoming solo album.

"Gave you my heart, but you took my soul," Jonas sings. "You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love."

While he doesn't name names, Jonas says he certainly can relate to the song, written by Jason Evigan, Amar Malik and Danny Parker.

"I found my way to connect to the song," Jonas, 21, exclusively tells me. "I found it wasreally true and real. For me, it embodies that feeling of being trapped in a love that is kind of doomed."
See full article at iCelebz »

Nick Jonas Talks about the Feeling of Being Trapped in Love

Nick Jonas is opening up about love.at least he does in "Chains," the first single from his upcoming solo album.

"Gave you my heart, but you took my soul," Jonas sings. "You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love."

While he doesn't name names, Jonas says he certainly can relate to the song, written by Jason Evigan, Amar Malik and Danny Parker.

"I found my way to connect to the song," Jonas, 21, exclusively tells me. "I found it wasreally true and real. For me, it embodies that feeling of being trapped in a love that is kind of doomed."
See full article at iCelebz »

Nick Jonas Releases 'Chains' Single

Nick Jonas Releases 'Chains' Single
If anyone was finding it hard to take Nick Jonas seriously as a solo artist, his new single should put all doubts to rest.

If anyone was finding it hard to take Nick Jonas seriously as a solo artist, his new single should put all doubts to rest.

After the breakup of the Jonas Brothers in October, Nick, 21, is starting fresh with the release of his solo debut, Chains.

Nick lays his emotions bare on the Jason Evigan-produced track, singing lyrics like, "Gave you my heart, but you took my soul" and "You got me in chains for your love" over a heavily R&B-inspired beat.

Chains is the first single from Nick's upcoming album on Island Records, which is still untitled. Click here for a listen.
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Nick Jonas Releases New Single ''Chains,'' Talks About Being ''Trapped In a Love That is Kind of Doomed"

Nick Jonas Releases New Single ''Chains,'' Talks About Being ''Trapped In a Love That is Kind of Doomed
Nick Jonas is opening up about love—at least he does in "Chains," the first single from his upcoming solo album. "Gave you my heart, but you took my soul," Jonas sings. "You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love." While he doesn't name names, Jonas says he certainly can relate to the song, written by Jason Evigan, Amar Malik and Danny Parker. "I found my way to connect to the song," Jonas, 21, exclusively tells me. "I found it was really true and real. For me, it embodies that feeling of being trapped in a love that is kind of doomed." He also sings, "Baby, tell me why you do me wrong?" Yikes. But don't...
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Selena Gomez’s Album Is Going To Be Amazing — 5 Reasons Why

Selena’s new album ‘Stars Dance’ is due out July 23, and I think it’s going to be her greatest album yet! Find out the five reasons why ‘Stars Dance’ is going to be Selena’s best work!

Selena Gomez, 20, has been hard at work on her latest project: a new album called Stars Dance. Selly already gave fans a taste of her new music with her single “Come & Get It,” and if the rest of the album follows suit, her fans are in for a special treat on July 23!

1. ‘Come & Get It’ Is Her Best Single Yet

Selena’s first release from Stars Dance was her Bollywood-inspired hit “Come & Get It.” I’m totally obsessed with this song and cannot get enough of it! This single is a whole new vibe and sound we’ve never seen from Selena before — and I absolutely love it! If “Come & Get It
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Selena Gomez Collaborator: She Will Be The New Jennifer Lopez

Selly from the block? Jason Evigan, who appears on Selena’s new album, says the album is so good that Selena is on her way to being the next J.Lo!

Selena Gomez gave fans a taste of her new album when she released her first single “Come & Get It” on April 8. Jason Evigan, a collaborator on the album, assures that fans will not be disappointed when she releases the rest of her music, because she’s going to be the next Jennifer Lopez!

“Her album’s really cool. It’s a really strong dance record and it’s really cool actually,” Jason tells MTV News. ”I think it’s going to take her to the next level too. All the stuff I’ve heard has been really, really cool.”

Jason adds that Selena’s upcoming album has a definite J.Lo vibe. “She’s got some really cool like ethnic influence,
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Selena Gomez & Julianne Hough: British Fashion Council Chicks

Stepping out for a swanky shindig, Selena Gomez and Julianne Hough showed up at the British Fashion Council party in Beverly Hills last night (April 9).

The “Wizards of Waverly Place” hottie joined the “Footloose” starlet as well as Marie Claire Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi and actresses Rose McIver, Teresa Palmer, and Isabelle Fuhrman to pose for the paparazzi at the London Show Rooms La AW13 Opening Gala at the Thompson Hotel.

Meanwhile, Selena will release her next studio album this summer and producer Jason Evigan says it’s something to look forward to.

"Her album's really cool. It's a really strong dance record and it's really cool actually. I think it's going to take her to the next level too. All the stuff I've heard has been really, really cool. She's got some really cool like ethnic influence, kind of tribally dance drums and stuff like that. I kind of
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The 'New Jennifer Lopez'?

The 'New Jennifer Lopez'?
Is Selena Gomez the next Jennifer Lopez?

With her singing, dancing, and acting chops, one producer seems to think so.

"Her album's really cool. It's a really strong dance record and it's really cool actually," Gomez's collaborator Jason Evigan told MTV News. "I think it's going to take her to the next level too. All the stuff I've heard has been really, really cool. She's got some really cool like ethnic influence, kind of tribally dance drums and stuff like that. I kind of feel she's going to be like a new J.Lo kind of thing."

Gomez may already be upstaging Lopez as Evigan added Gomez was able to nab a coveted single, "Save the Day," for her upcoming album. "Jennifer Lopez wanted [it] really badly. It's, like, real. It's, like, really cool [and] up-tempo. It's about like kind of '[Let's] dance all night. Let's save the day. Let's go into the next day.
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Listen: Selena Gomez's New Song Leaks Early, Crashes Ryan Seacrest's Website

Listen: Selena Gomez's New Song Leaks Early, Crashes Ryan Seacrest's Website
Selena Gomez's new song leaked early and her fans -- known as "Selenators" -- were so excited they crashed Ryan Seacrest's website.

Gomez's "Come & Get It" leaked online Saturday afternoon even though it was supposed to debut on Seacrest's Kiis-fm show on Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times. Instead of getting disappointed, the starlet reached out to her fans and shared the news.

"So, my song got leaked today -- my first single -- and I'm actually kind of excited because you can finally hear it," she said in a video uploaded to YouTube. "I hope you guys like it." She told fans to head over to RyanSeacrest.com to hear the official version.

And they did. In droves. The "Selenators" were so excited they crashed Seacrest's website.

The Bollywood-infused track, produced by StarGate, is the first official single off the former Disney star's summer album for Hollywood Records.
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Teen Beach Movie Sets Summer Premiere Date

  • Boomtron
It’s a been a few years since the High School Musical franchise finally came to an end, which means it’s high time Disney found a new musical movie to turn into a hot commodity. We’ve already seen high school turned into a musical, so what could we do next? How about a callback to all the classic beach-party movies of old? Nothing says “appropriate for all ages” like teenagers singing and dancing at the hot, sunny beach in nothing but their bathing suits. That’s a lot of sex appeal Disney will have to curb. Amazingly, they might have done the trick without much effort.

Disney Channel will air Teen Beach Movie at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19 with the trailer debuting Friday at midnight on Disney.com and 9 p.m. on the Disney Channel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the telefilm will star Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell as Brady and McKenzie,
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