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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:38

Taylor Swift has four nominations so far for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.Nominees in five categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were revealed April 7 on US TV show "Good Morning America," with a full list to follow. US singer Taylor Swift and UK singer Sam Smith were nominated in four categories each. The five categories revealed so far are top artist, top male artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 album and top Hot 100 song, all of which were announced by model Chrissy Teigen and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. The Billboard Music Awards will take place in Las Vegas on May 17.


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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith head Billboard Music Awards finalists

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:24

Combination photo shows Taylor Swift and Sam Smith performing at the 42nd American Music AwardsPop star Taylor Swift and British soul singer Sam Smith were the leaders among the 2015 Billboard Awards finalists with four nominations each after five top categories were announced on Tuesday. Swift, 25, and Smith, 22, earned nods for top artist, as well as for best female and male artist. Swift's "1989" will compete with Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" for the top album prize. The two will also go up against each other for best single, with Swift's "Shake it Off" pitted against "Stay With Me" by Smith.


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Swift, Smith earn nominations for Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:26

FILE - In this March 29, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Swift's mega-selling "1989" album earned her a nomination for top artist at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Swift's competition includes Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, One Direction and Katy Perry. Ludacris and Pete Wentz announced some of the nominees Tuesday, April 7, 2015 on "Good Morning America."(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's mega-selling "1989" album has earned her a nomination for top artist at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.


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eOne Inks First-Look Deal With 'Behind the Music' Producers

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00
Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez will bring their reality TV expertise to the Canadian producer's expanding alternative programming development pipeline.
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eOne Inks First Look Deal With 'Behind the Music' Producer

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00
Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez will bring their reality TV expertise to the Canadian producer's expanding alternative programming development pipeline.
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Zoe Saldana's Hairstylist Predicts Coachella's "It" Braids

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00
Mara Roszak dishes on the type of plaits she expects to be most popular on this year's music-festival circuit.
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Billboard Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Lead First Five Categories

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00
Stay tuned for the full list of finalists today.
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Billboard Music Awards 2015 Finalists: The Complete List

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00
Taylor Swift leads all finalists with 14, with Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor not far behind; the show airs live May 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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Makeup Monday: 3 Celeb Beauty Insiders' Must-Haves for Coachella

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:46
Jessica Pare's makeup guru and Sarah Hyland's hairstylist share what they'll be bringing with them for a flawless beauty routine in the desert.
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Prosecutors seek 22 years in prison for music producer

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors called a music producer who once worked with stars including Kenny G and Whitney Houston a master manipulator Monday as they recommended he spend over two decades in prison for a Ponzi scheme that ripped off investors.
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Music Monday (4/6): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 05:35

Music Monday (4/6): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Morrissey, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, and Hot Chip, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Tame Impala, Wire, Calexico, The National, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Coachella 2015: How to Not Dress Like a Douche at the Fest

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 04:55
Leave the fedora, furry Davy Crockett hat and flower crown at home — and other tips celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati says are must-dos for sartorial success in the desert.
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Music Review: Brian Wilson is back with evocative album

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 03:45

This CD cover image released by Capitol Records shows "No Pier Pressure," the latest release by Brian Wilson. (AP Photo/Capitol Records)Brian Wilson, "No Pier Pressure" (Capitol)


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How to Pack the Ultimate Coachella Beauty Survival Kit

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 01:45
Stash these products in your backpack to ensure you look flawless on Instagram this weekend.
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Three dead after van carrying musicians crashes in Georgia

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 01:45
The 15-passenger van was carrying 12 occupants and traveling southbound on Interstate 85 about 65 miles north of Atlanta, near the city of Commerce, when it went down an embankment and collided with a tree, the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement. Police would not release the names of the victims or the bands.
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On Armenia centennial, US rockers hope music raises pressure

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 01:43

US band System of a Down poses backstage at the MTV European Music Awards after winning best alternative act on November 3, 2005 in LisbonOne hundred years after the mass killings of Armenians, US band System of a Down is taking the fight for remembrance beyond politicians to the world's music fans. The Los Angeles-area hard rockers, who have sold more than 40 million albums since the mid-1990s, are of Armenian descent and are preparing a European tour to culminate in a public concert on April 23 in Yerevan, the band's first performance in Armenia. System of a Down's goal is one for which Armenians have campaigned for decades -- with limited success -- for the world to recognize the killings of some 1.5 million people in 1915 in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. Turkey, born of the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, has vehemently denied a systematic effort to wipe out Armenians.


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UTA Music Head Rob Prinz Becomes Partner at ICM

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:00
Along with agent Nikki Wheeler, the two are bringing a roster than includes Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld and Hall & Oates
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Real-time Animal Crossing music, right in your browser

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 05:14

Real-time Animal Crossing music, right in your browserOne of the best parts of Nintendo's Animal Crossing series is Kazumi Totaka's serene, beautiful background music, which changes based on the time of day you play. Animal Crossing Music, a fan-made extension for Google Chrome, duplicates that functionality right in your web browser. Once installed, the extension adds a small icon of K.K. Slider to the upper-right corner of Chrome. Best of all, the extension includes the soundtrack for every Animal Crossing title released so far, so you can pick the one you're most nostalgic for. By default, it'll even play random songs by K.K. Slider on Saturday nights, mimicking the charming dog's in-game concerts.


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The Prodigy top UK music album charts with first release in six years

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 02:03
Electronic music group The Prodigy went straight in at the top of the British music album chart on Sunday with "The Day Is My Enemy", their first studio album in six years, the Official Charts Company said. The track is the band's sixth number one album in their 25-year career, and pushed last week's chart topper, James Bay's "Chaos And The Calm", into second place. Sam Smith's "In The Lonely Hour" also dropped one spot to third. In the singles chart, singer-songwriter Jess Glynne claimed a second week at the top with her track "Hold My Hand".
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German Electronic Music -- Minus the Techno Sound -- has an Unlikely Revival in the U.S.

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 01:12
German electronic music is a genre many listeners associate with monotonous, atonal pulsing beats -- conjuring up images of "Sprockets," the "Saturday Night Live" skit of the 1990s parodying German avant-garde culture. Lali Puna, "Machines Are Human" (Morr Music) Lali Puna is at the forefront of the new group of electro-pop bands emerging from Germany.
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