Atlantic RecordsChristina Perri has revealed the title and release date for her sophomore studio album. Head or Heart will arrive at all the usual outlets on March 11, but you can pre-order the record on iTunes starting December 31.
Just a few weeks after Head or Heart arrives in stores, Christina will hit the road for massive tour to promote it. The North American trek kicks off on April 4 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, and will make stops in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Los Angeles, among other cities.
Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced gigs will go on sale on December 10. Remaining tickets will be available starting December 12. Visit ChristinaPerri.com for more information.
In other Christina news, the singer will be making some high-profile TV appearances to promote “Human,” the first single from Head or Heart. She’ll be performing the track on NBC’s Today show on December 12 and on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live on December 13.
Here are the tour dates:
4/4 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre 4/5 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 4/8 -- Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights 4/9 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues 4/11 -- Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre 4/12 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s 4/14 -- Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall 4/16, 17 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 4/19 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory 4/20 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 4/22 -- Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club 4/24 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues 4/25 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom 4/26 -- Indianapolis, IN, Deluxe at Old National Center 4/28 -- St. Louis, MO, Plush 4/29 -- Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom 4/30 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre 5/2 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues 5/3 -- St.Petersburg, FL, State Theatre 5/6 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 5/7 -- Austin, TX, Emo’s 5/9 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues 5/10 -- Lawrence, KS, Grenada Theater 5/13 -- Tempe, AZ, The Marquee 5/14 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys 5/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues 5/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern 5/20 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 5/21 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades 5/23 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 5/24 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune 5/26 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
Interscope RecordsOver the years, Britney Spears has seen plenty of career ups and downs, but there's one career decision she made that she considers to be the absolute rock bottom.
Speaking to the British paper The Telegraph, Britney reveals that Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, the 2005 five-episode reality show she did with her then-husband, Kevin Federline, was a huge mistake. "I would never do something like that again," she tells the Telegraph. "Actually, that was really bad. That was probably the worst thing I’ve done in my career.” Critics agreed: Entertainment Weekly described the series as "career suicide by videocam."
When the paper asked if her widely-panned movie debut, Crossroads, was also something she regretted, Britney laughed, "No! I like Crossroads! F**k you!”
Stewart Cook/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCThe final installment of Justin Bieber's Music Monday series -- during which he released a new song every Monday for 10 weeks -- wrapped up on Monday with the release of the song "Confident." But Justin's confident that you want to hear more music for him, which is why Billboardreports that December 16 will see the release of Journals, a limited-edition digital album. The collection will only be available on iTunes through January 2.
Journals will not only include every song that Justin released for Music Mondays, but also five previously-unreleased songs, three of which feature rappers Future, Big Sean and Lil Wayne, respectively. The trailer for Justin's upcoming movie, Believe, as well as a few videos, round out the package, which will sell for $13.99. If you've already downloaded the Music Mondays tracks, you can do "complete my Journal," just like "complete my album," to get the rest. After January 2, you can continue to purchase all the tracks separately.
But that's not all. Billboard also reports that Justin plans to release a video for "Confident" in early 2014, at which time he'll also announce that he'll be putting out a brand-new album at the end of that year. The singer then plans to take a long vacation -- the longest since he was 12, according to Billboard -- and then focus on working on the project.
Here's the track listing for Journals:
"Heartbreaker" "All That Matters" "Hold Tight" "Recovery" "Bad Day" "All Bad" "PYD" feat. R. Kelly "Roller Coaster" "Change Me" "Confident" feat. Chance the Rapper "One Life" "Backpack" feat. Lil Wayne "What’s Hatnin’" feat. Future "Swap It Out" Memphis" feat. Big Sean "All That Matters" -- Music Video Justin Bieber’s Believe Theatrical Trailer Guatemala Pencils of Promise Journal Video
Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABCOne Direction is no longer the only boy band with a member who's off the market. The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaren tells Britain's Hello!magazine that he's engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Nareesha McCaffrey.
Siva says that after he found out that Nareesha was planning a surprise birthday party for him, he colluded with her family to turn it into a surprise engagement party instead. At the event, Siva got down on one knee and presented Nareesha with a three-carat diamond solitaire ring that he'd purchased months before. Turns out he was just trying to find the perfect time to pop the question.
"It was like a military operation to plan the proposal," he tells the magazine. "I couldn't even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise."
Unfortunately, the proposal didn't go quite as Siva planned, because Nareesha initially said no. Why? "I don't like surprises and he really surprised me," she explains. "But I was so happy. I can't wait to start planning the wedding."
Regan Cameron/Marie ClaireIf you're still curious about Katy Perry's split with Russell Brand, pick up the January issue of Marie Claire magazine, featuring Katy on the cover. Inside, she reveals that the issue of having children was a big point of conflict in her marriage to her former husband. As Katy sees it, Brand wanted them to have children as a way to "control" her.
"[He] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready," she tells the magazine. "I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, 'If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice -- I'd have to be home more.' I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn't ready for it. It wasn't like, 'Hey, let's have a kid because we're in love.'"
So what about now? Does Katy see motherhood in her future? "I'm definitely not there yet, and I can't plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I'll just want to be Mom for a little bit," she reveals.
It may be that when Katy does end up having kids, she'll have them with current boyfriend John Mayer. She says of their relationship, "He's just a fantastic partner. I've been a fan of his for such a long time. He's got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It's a rad, mature relationship." She also suggests that her breakup with John earlier this year sent her on the journey which ultimately led to her growing as a person and "letting the light in," as she has put it in the past.
"I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted," she tells Marie Claire. "It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, 'If I don't do some self-love, I'm not going to be able to keep the love that I want.' I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn't."
SYCO/Columbia RecordsAfter opening for Selena Gomez earlier this year, Emblem3 is hitting the road for their first national headlining tour. The trio has announced a 24-date tour to support their debut album Nothing to Lose.
The #BandLife Tour kicks off February 10 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX and concludes March 15 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. In an effort to directly involve fans in the fun, each night, the former X Factor contestants will allow them to vote for their encore song.
Tickets go on sale for the group's Emblem Crew members on Monday. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, December 13. For more information visit Emblem3.com.
Here are the dates for Emblem3's #BandLife Tour:
2/10 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues 2/12 -- Minneapolis, MN, Skyway Theatre 2/14 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom 2/15 -- Rosemont, IL, Rosemont Theatre 2/16 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 2/18 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis 2/19 -- Toronto, ON, Sound Academy 2/21 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre 2/22 -- Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods 2/23 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 2/25 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre 2/26 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount 2/27 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore 3/1 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle 3/2 -- Charlotte, NC, Fillmore Charlotte 3/4 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution 3/5 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall 3/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 3/8 -- Kansas City, MO, The Uptown Theater 3/9 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater 3/12 -- San Jose, CA, City National Civic of San Jose 3/13 -- Anaheim, CA, City National Grove of Anaheim 3/14 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre 3/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia
NBCIf you're tired of The Voice, burned out on The X Factor, and just can't face another season of American Idol, here comes The Sing-Off, back to restore your faith in TV singing competitions. The show returns for a fourth season Monday night with host Nick Lachey, and judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and new judge Jewel, replacing exiting judge Sara Bareilles.
The competition, which will only last for seven episodes, features 10 a cappella groups competing for a $100,000 prize and a record contract. New this season is "Ultimate Sing Off": at the end of every episode, the bottom two groups, as decided by the judges, will face off against one another and perform the same song; one group will be eliminated from the competition. The finale is set for December 23.
Asked what advice she can offer Jewel, Sara tells ABC News Radio that she thinks her replacement should be a bit tougher on the contestants.
"I think it's okay to be maybe more direct than I was," she says. "I think I just cared about the contestants, and I just wanted them to feel uplifted every time. So I don't think I was -- I don't want to say critical -- but I probably held back on my critique to a certain level, because I just didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings."
Sara says she and Jewel have already chatted on Twitter about the show, and adds, "I wish her the best...she's awesome. I'm actually really curious; I'm excited to see the show." Jewel, meanwhile, says she's excited to join the panel of what she calls "the nerdy glee club show."
"I love it," she tells ABC News Radio. "It's really a fun show because we get to be very articulate about music and about our feedback. We're allowed to give specific feedback." As opposed to some reality show judges, who Jewel thinks don't help the contestants at all with their lame attempts at critiques.
"I hate vague [stuff], like, 'You didn't bring it!' 'I didn't feel it!'" explains Jewel. "If I was a contestant I'd be, like, 'Give me something I can work with! I don't know how to go back to my room and practice "feeling it!"'"
Jewel has already served as a mentor on The Voice, and she also judged another competition called Platinum Hit. She says she feels it's her duty as a musician to help others succeed. "We're a very fractured industry. Artists very rarely talk to each other and we suffer for it," she tells ABC News Radio. "If not musically and creatively suffering, we really suffer on the business end, because none of us went to business school."
That's why, she says, she jumps at the chance to mentor whenever it's offered to her.
"I take any opportunity I can...I take that really seriously, it's a pleasure for me." she explains. "I was mentored by my heroes: Bob Dylan and Neil Young and Merle Haggard all took me under their wing and gave me advice that I really needed to hear, and I love repaying that."
Catch the premiere of The Sing-Off on NBC Monday night at 9 p.m. ET.
Facebook.com/KellyClarksonKelly Clarkson has lost patience with the rumors that her new husband, Brandon Blackstock, has cheated on her.
She addressed them Friday on Twitter, writing, "Keep hearing random rumors of me & Brandon splitting or that's he's cheating on me. Stop with all the lying please #aintnobodygottimeforthat."
Kelly further stated that she's concerned for her stepchildren: "False rumors don't bother me & Brandon but they do affect the lives of our 12 & 7 yr old. They're kids &don't get that people can print lies."
Brandon's ex-wife, Melissa Ashworth, finds the rumors hard to believe, too. She recently told RadarOnline.com, “This is ridiculous...this silliness.” She added, “I have my two children [by Brandon] right here, who I love.”
Kelly is pregnant with her first child with Brandon, whom she married in October.
Aftermath/Shady/InterscopeHey, what time is it? It's time to buy a new watch designed by Eminem.
Turns out Eminem is a noted watch collector, and he's been seen wearing G-SHOCK watches in his videos over the years. That's why he's teamed with the brand to design a special 30th anniversary limited-edition timepiece, which just arrived in stores on Friday. No ordinary watch, it's been specially customized with the rapper's iconography.
The matte black watch with a black dial features the skyline of Detroit -- Em's hometown -- printed in bold on the upper part of the watchband. The watch face and band loop features his signature reversed "E," and the back of the case and the lower part of the watchband feature a "Shady" autograph.
The men's watch retails for $180 and is available at select department stores, boutiques and jewelry stores.
Courtesy: EPIXPink's daughter Willow is two and a half now, and the singer says she can't wait to expand her family -- either by adoption, or by having more children, or both.
Speaking to Billboard for their Women of the Year issue, Pink says that because her own brother is "everything" to her, "I want [Willow] to have family beyond her Papa and me...I mostly want another one for her to have a lifelong friend."
She goes on to explain that she has a stepbrother and stepsister, but they're much older than her, and her husband Carey was an only child for 12 years until his brother came along, but sadly, he died a few yeas ago. "Family is the most important thing...I love it," she tells Billboard. "It's like, holidays, the chaos, the...fighting, the mom always having a kid around. For sure. I want to adopt, I want to have more. Just, yes!"
Pink also talks to the magazine about her amazingly successful year, which will be capped off on Tuesday when she's honored as Billboard's Woman of the Year at a gala event in New York City. Not only is her album a best-seller, but she had the biggest hit of her career this year with "Just Give Me a Reason."
Asked about being described by Ryan Tedder recently as someone who's "quietly become the biggest pop star in the world," Pink laughs and says, "[It's] because I keep my head to the dirt and I just f**king pound the pavement...I'm not after having a radio hit. I'm after making people cry in concert."
Dana Edelson/NBCPaul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live for a third time over the weekend, and in his monologue, the Anchorman 2 actor joked that he always gets overshadowed by the musical guest when he hosts. Beyonce was the guest the first time, then Paul McCartney, and now, One Direction.
On cue, One Direction made their way out on stage, but Rudd wasn't having it. This time he was prepared. Rudd brought in his own band -- the cast of Anchorman 2. He said, "You've got your boy band, well, I've brought my man band." Then, out came Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner.
Ferrell said to the five British heartthrobs, "Why don't you beat it, Menudo?" Carell chimed in, "Why don't you kids go sit on Santa's lap and ask for a pair of balls?"
Eventually, they all made peace and sang Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" together, and Rudd proclaimed, "We are Nine Direction!"
One Direction later performed "Through the Dark" and "Story of My Life."
Capitol RecordsThe end of the year means "Best-Of" lists galore, and Entertainment Weekly is now weighing with its picks for the top 10 singles and albums of the year. While some of the choices are surprising, some of the year's biggest hits are also well represented.
On the magazine's list of the top 10 singles of the year, Daft Punk has clinched the #1 spot with "Get Lucky." EW calls it "a deceptively simple, refreshingly organic tune" that "kept us dancing our derrieres off all summer." The #2 spot belongs to Lorde's "Royals," which the mag calls "utterly fantastic," praising its "snappy backbeat" and her "inimitable voice."
Others in the top 10 include Katy Perry's "Roar," which has, according to EW, "the swagger of a song that knows it's a smash," and Rihanna's "Stay," a "spare, achingly gorgeous piano ballad" that shows off Ri-Ri's "startling power and range." Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise (Remix)" is included as well, for its "pure brainless magic."
Over on the album side, Kanye West's Yeezus takes the #1 spot, and the magazine says that on the album, he "exposes the rage of a wildly ambitious artist confounded by the wily shape of racism today." Drake's Nothing Was the Same is in at #2, thanks to its "taut," "elegant music." Miley Cyrus' Bangerz is in at #3, which EW describes as "13 songs that drive a stake through arbitrary notions of how a young woman and onetime tween star should conduct herself."
Other albums in the magazine's top 10: Paramore's self-titled disc, which EW calls "the best rock album of 2013," and discs by alt-rockers Vampire Weekend, rapper Pusha T and country star Kacey Musgraves.
Business WireCouldn't get tickets to see Pink's The Truth About Love tour this year? Well, this weekend, you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home. Fans will get a front-row seat Saturday night as a 90-minute special documenting one of the tour's shows makes its debut on EPIX and EpixHD.com.
The Truth About Love Tour, which will finally wrap up in January, is one of the most successful and best-reviewed concert treks of the year, and features Pink belting out all her hits in a circus-like atmosphere, complete with special effects, dancers, costume changes and even a ringmaster. She performs gravity-defying stunts and acrobatics, singing while hanging upside down, bouncing up and down on bungee cords, or suspended above the stage in a massive chandelier.
During Saturday night's show, you'll see Pink, her band and dancers run through hits like "Raise Your Glass," "Try," "Just Give Me a Reason" and "Perfect." She also performs a moody cover of Chris Isaak's hit "Wicked Game," and strips things down for an acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time." In addition, she shows off her musical skills with a version of the album track "The Great Escape," which she says she learned how to play on piano specifically for this tour.
In between all the excitement, Pink spends a lot of time bonding with the Aussie audience, who clearly adore her. The show starts with her seated in the audience, among her fans, and then she magically travels to the stage for the opening number. In between songs, she signs autographs for fans, and accepts armloads of presents including homemade posters, stuffed animals and clothing.
"All these presents, I'm holding onto them 'til Christmas," she tells the fans. "And I'm going to give them to [my daughter] Willow and say they're from me!" Pink: The Truth About Love Tour premieres on EPIX at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night.
Fans in New York City will get to see Pink live on Saturday, as she joins Cyndi Lauper for the '80s icon's third annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert at New York's Beacon Theater. Also on the bill: Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, Rosie O'Donnell and Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon. The show will raise money for and awareness of problems of homelessness among gay and transgendered young people.
CBS/NARASRap music dominated the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday night live in Los Angeles and telecast on CBS. Only six categories were announced during the hour-long nominations special, but overall, Jay Z tops this year's nominations with nine. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have seven each. Justin Timberlake also scored seven nominations each, as did Pharrell [fuh-RELL] Williams, who was featured on two of the year's biggest hits: Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Rapper Drake scored five nods.
More importantly, instead of being relegated to its own category, rap music showed up in two of the so-called Big Four categories, which include Album, Song and Record of the Year, as well as Best New Artist. Kendrick Lamar's album good kid, m.A.A.d city is up for Album of the Year, while he himself scored a nod for Best New Artist.
There were a few big shockers in the announcements during the telecast: one was the fact that Sara Bareilles' latest album The Blessed Unrest scored an Album of the Year nod. While the disc was well-received, and produced the hit single "Brave," nobody predicted it would appear in this category. Even more surprising was the fact that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, the best-selling album of 2013, didn't receive an Album of the Year nod.
Another shocker was Lorde's absence from the Best New Artist category: she had been considered a shoo-in, and her hit "Royals" was nominated for Record and Song of the Year. Instead, British musician James Blake, who isn't well known in the U.S, was nominated. Another Brit, Ed Sheeran, who received his first Grammy nod last year for Song of the Year, also got a Best New Artist nod.
Speaking of Brits, Grammy darling Adele, who's been out of the spotlight for a while, managed to snag one nomination: for "Skyfall," her James Bond theme. It was in the category of Best Song Written for Visual Media. Coldplay was also nominated in that category for "Atlas," their song from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and so were Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw for their duet, "We Both Know," from the movie Safe Haven.
The Grammy Nominations Live! CBS telecast began with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis walking into L.A.'s Staples Center and up onto the stage, along with their buddy Wanz, to perform their hit "Thrift Shop." The stage was decorated with racks of thrift shop clothing, as dancers gyrated wildly, and Macklemore threw items of clothing into the audience.
Taylor Swift was shown singing "I Knew You Were Trouble" from Australia, and before she went on, she turned to the camera and said, "Thank you for the nominations." However, at that point, she hadn't received any, though later on in the show, her album Red received nods for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Did she have advance knowledge, or did she just assume? We may never know. She tweeted later, "LOVE YOU GUYS WE GOT AN ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINATION AND I AM TOO EXCITED TO USE PUNCTUATION."
Viewers also saw R&B star Miguel duetting with Keith Urban on Bill Withers' classic "Ain't No Sunshine," Katy Perry performing an acoustic version of "Roar" from a club in Toronto, and Lorde singing "Royals." Robin Thicke closed the show by performing his nominated single "Blurred Lines" with rapper T.I. and members of Earth, Wind & Fire. Presenters for the night included Ed Sheeran, Kelly Rowland, Melissa Etheridge,Enrique Iglesias and Arsenio Hall.LL Cool J was the evening's host, and when a major screw-up occurred -- Etheridge and actress Pauley Perrette were introduced at the wrong time -- he managed to cover quite smoothly.
The Grammy Awards air January 26, 2014, live on CBS
Here's a selection of the nominees:
Album of the Year The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles Random Access Memories, Daft Punk good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Red, Taylor Swift
Record of the Year "Get Lucky," Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons "Royals," Lorde "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams
Song of the Year(Award to Songwriter) "Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars "Roar," Katy Perry "Royals," Lorde "Same Love," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Best New Artist James Blake Kendrick Lamar Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Kacey Musgraves Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Solo Performance "Brave" — Sara Bareilles "Royals" — Lorde "When I Was Your Man" — Bruno Mars "Roar" — Katy Perry "Mirrors" — Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Get Lucky" — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams "Just Give Me A Reason" — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess "Stay" — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko "Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams "Suit & Tie" — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
Best Pop Vocal Album Paradise, Lana Del Ray Pure Heroine, Lorde Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke The 20/20 Experience -- The Complete Experience, Justin Timberlake
Best Rock Performance "Always Alright" — Alabama Shakes "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" — David Bowie "Radioactive" — Imagine Dragons "Kashmir" (Live) — Led Zeppelin "My God Is The Sun" — Queens Of The Stone Age "I'm Shakin'" — Jack White Best Rock Album 13 — Black Sabbath The Next Day — David Bowie Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin …Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse
Best Rock Song "Ain't Messin 'Round," Gary Clark Jr. "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear "Doom And Gloom," Rolling Stones "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "Panic Station," Muse
Best Alternative Music Album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case Trouble Will Find Me — The National Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails Lonerism — Tame Impala Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend
Best R&B Performance "Love And War" — Tamar Braxton "Best Of Me" — Anthony Hamilton "Nakamarra" — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip "How Many Drinks?" — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar "Something" — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Best Urban Contemporary Album Love And War — Tamar Braxton Side Effects Of You — Fantasia One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi Unapologetic — Rihanna New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds Best R&B Album R&B Divas — Faith Evans Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys Love In The Future — John Legend Better — Chrisette Michele Three Kings — TGT
Best Rap Performance "Started From The Bottom" — Drake "Berzerk" — Eminem "Tom Ford" — Jay Z "Swimming Pools (Drank)" — Kendrick Lamar "Thrift Shop" — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Power Trip" — J.Cole Featuring Miguel "Part II (On The Run)" — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé "Holy Grail" — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake "Now Or Never" — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige "Remember You" — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd
Best Rap Album Nothing Was The Same — Drake Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z good kid, m.A.A.d city — Kendrick Lamar The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Yeezus — Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance "I Drive Your Truck" — Lee Brice "I Want Crazy" — Hunter Hayes "Mama's Broken Heart" — Miranda Lambert "Wagon Wheel" — Darius Rucker "Mine Would Be You" — Blake Shelton
Best Country Album Night Train, Jason Aldean Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves Based on a True Story…, Blake Shelton Red, Taylor Swift
Best Country Duo/Group Performance "From This Valley," The Civil Wars "Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill "Your Side Of The Bed," Little Big Town "Highway Don't Care Tim McGraw," Taylor Swift & Keith Urban "You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
Best Country Song "Begin Again," Taylor Swift "I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert "Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves "Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton
Best Dance Recording "Need U (100%)," Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK "Sweet Nothing," Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch "Kaskade," Finn Bjarnson & Ryan Raddon "This Is What It Feels Like," Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie "Clarity," Zedd Featuring Foxes
Dana Edelson/NBCLady Gaga has already teased on Twitter that the video for her duet with R. Kelly, "Do What U Want," would be even sexier than the performance the two did on Saturday Night Live, during which they basically simulated sex on stage. Now, a photo released from the video shows that she possibly was telling the truth.
Photographer Terry Richardson, one of Gaga's longtime collaborators, is directing the video, and he's posted a still image from the shoot on his official website. It shows Kelly looking at the camera and giving the finger, while holding a brunette Gaga, wearing a skimpy bikini, up against him; her legs are wrapped around his waist.
"I know you're waiting for the DWUW video," Gaga recently tweeted. "Its unlike any video I've ever done. Very Personal. Just making it perfect. Exciting." No word on when the video will premiere; Richardson says "soon" in his post.
Richardson also directed Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video, so he knows something about making controversial videos starring scantily-clad female pop stars. Stay tuned.
Isaac Brekken/WireImageThe opening night of Britney Spears' Las Vegas show Britney: Piece of Me may be quite the star-studded affair. The Las Vegas Sun reports that rumors are growing louder that both Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus will be in front-row VIP booths to watch Britney make her big debut at Planet Hollywood on December 27, and that Extra's Mario Lopez will be sitting next to them.
Miley's presence isn't a surprise: they have the same manager, their moms know each other and they're friends. Britney even guest stars on Miley's album Bangerz. As for Katy, she co-wrote one of the songs on Britney's album, called "Passenger."
Meanwhile, in other Britney news, she says that when all is said and done, she wants to be remembered for something other than her singing, her dancing, her music or her videos.
Speaking to Enterainment Tonight, Britney reveals, "I would like to be remembered as someone who makes you laugh. I just think laughter is the most joyful thing you can do in life...I love being around people who are funny." Asked if she's any good at telling jokes, Britney says, "I'm really not! But I wish I was."
But Britney's not totally devoid of comedic talent. You may recall that she impressed fans and critics with her funny guest appearances on the sitcoms How I Met Your Mother and Will & Grace, and she was amusing on Glee as well.
RCA RecordsIt's amazing what taking off your clothes and swinging around on a huge iron ball will do for your video views. VEVO has announced that Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" clip was the site's most-viewed video of 2013.
To reach that conclusion, VEVO looked at all the videos that delivered the most global views across all its platforms. With more than 371 million views worldwide, "Wrecking Ball" was the year's top clip. You may recall that it set a record when it reached 100 million views in just six days after it was released in September.
And that's not all: Miley also has the second most-viewed clip of the year: "We Can't Stop" -- that has more than 310 million views.
Here's the rest of VEVO's top 10 most-viewed videos of 2013:
3. "Scream and Shout" by will.i.am ft. Britney Spears 4. "Diamonds" by Rihanna 5. "Roar" by Katy Perry 6. "Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink ft. Nate Ruess 7. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell 8. "Stay" by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko 9. "La La La" by Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith 10. "Kiss You" by One Direction
EllenTV.comKellyClarkson isn't having an easy first trimester of pregnancy. The singer revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on Friday that she's been tossing her cookies nonstop.
"I vomit a good dozen times a day. It's, like, bad," the 31-year-old singer said on Friday's edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermint so you didn't [know]."
"I'm not even kidding, it's so bad. It's so bad. I know it's like so gross. And that's the thing, too -- you're not attractive when you're pregnant," Kelly continued. "Everybody tells you [that] you glow and you're hair is pretty and you're nails are pretty. That's total crap. My nails are short, my hair still falls out like it's not all lush and beautiful and I have no glow. Unless it's, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It's horrible."
The American Idol winner, who announced in November that she and husband Brandon Blackstock were expecting, also revealed she's 11 weeks pregnant, and has already thought of names for their bundle of joy.
"I just want to know [the baby's gender]," Kelly told host Ellen DeGeneres. "And it doesn’t even matter because, honestly, the name we’ve picked, if it’s a boy or a girl, it’s the same name."
When DeGeneres then tried to guess baby names that would work for both sexes -- "Chris? Pat?" -- Kelly laughed, "You won’t guess it. It’s a random name. It's not like...Blue Jazz. It’s not going to be a weird name."
Kelly also talked about her wedding to Brandon on October 20, and revealed that she was ugly-crying so badly during the ceremony that her videographer hasn't even showed her the film yet.
ABC/Rick RowellIf you missed Lady Gaga's Thanksgiving special on ABC, you'll have another opportunity to watch it this weekend. Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular will air this Saturday night on VH1 at 7 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.
The special, which was only seen by 3.6 million viewers during its original airing last Thursday night, features guest stars such as Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kristen Bell.