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American Music Awards - November 2008

The Awards function is held at Los Angeles.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

POP/ROCK

Male Artist: Chris Brown

Female Artist: Rihanna

Band, Duo or Group: Daughtry

Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys

SOUL/R and B

Male Artist: Chris Brown

Female Artist: Rihanna

Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys

RAP/HIP-HOP

Male Artist: Kanye West

Band, Duo or Group: Three 6 Mafia

Album: Graduation, Kanye West

COUNTRY

Male Artist: Brad Paisley

Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts

Album: Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Artist: Linkin Park

LATINrtist: Enrique Iglesias

SOUNDTRACK

Album: Alvin and the Chipmunks

American Music Awards in News

Curb Energy Consumption
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Charlie Puth to Release "NINE TRACK MIND" January 29
Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth will release his hugely anticipated debut album "NINE TRACK MIND" on Friday, January 29th.

Ed Sheeran Unveils "x - WEMBLEY EDITION"
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced the release of "x - WEMBLEY EDITION," a deluxe two-disc CD/DVD set of his RIAA platinum certified "x" paired with previously unreleased bonus tracks and the new full-length concert feature, Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts

Ed Sheeran Celebrates 5x Platinum Certification of Worldwide Hit Single, "Thinking Out Loud"
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is celebrating the RIAA's 5x platinum certification of his worldwide hit single, "Thinking Out Loud," marking sales of 5 million in the United States alone

American Indian Rap Pioneer and Film Favorite Gary "Litefoot" Davis to Co-Host Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg, Canada
WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - September 11, 2015) - Famed Native American musician actor, speaker, author, and entrepreneur Gary "Litefoot" Davis will serve as the Co-Host for the prestigious 2015 Indigenous Music Awards, taking place tonight in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the MTS Centre

Charli XCX Reveals "SUCKER" at Last
SOPHOMORE ALBUM PREMIERES TODAY VIA iTUNES FIRST PLAY:LISTEN: http://smarturl

Acology, Inc. Announces the Medtainer was Invited and Selected to the Honorary 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs) Celebrity Gift Bag Giveaway
CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - November 24, 2014) - Acology, Inc. (OTCQB: ACOL), maker of the first-ever polypropylene (PP) airtight, watertight, smell-proof medical grade container, announced today its signature product, the Medtainer™ has been selected to be apart of the Honorary 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs) Celebrity Gift Bag Giveaway

Avalanche International's Smith and Ramsay Brands to Attend 2014 American Music Awards
Avalanche International Corp. (OTCQB: AVLP) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC (SRB) will be attending one of the most high-profiled and prestigious events for the Music Industry, the 2014 American Music Awards

Boot Barn to Launch Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley
Boot Barn® (http://www.bootbarn.com/), America's largest western and work wear store, announced today that it has partnered with country music superstar, Brad Paisley (www.bradpaisley.com), to develop an exclusive line of boots, jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts

Metallica Announce Release of 10-Year Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-ray Edition of METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster Documentary Out November 24, 2014
Metallica today announced they would release a ten-year anniversary 2-disc Blu-ray of their long out of print, groundbreaking movie, METALLICA: Some Kind of Monster on November 24, 2014.

Brule Returns to Four Winds New Buffalo on Saturday, December 20
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® casinos are pleased to announce the return of Native American band Brulé to Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Saturday, December 20, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Brulé previously performed a sold-out concert at Four Winds New Buffalo on October 6, 2013

Kenny Rogers to Bring His Christmas and Hits Through The Years Tour to Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, December 5
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® casinos are pleased to announce an upcoming concert by music legend and American icon Kenny Rogers at Four Winds New Buffalo's® Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, December 5, at 9 p.m. Eastern

Daughtry to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, November 21
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® casinos are pleased to announce an upcoming concert by rock band Daughtry at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, November 21, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Tickets for the concert can be purchased beginning on Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster® Web site, www.ticketmaster

Matt Argall's Future Business Partner, Kryoman, Performs at American Music Awards
Matt Argall is no stranger to success, so it stands to reason that his forthcoming music label would share that characteristic. It's off to an early start as Kryoman, Argall's future record label partner, hit the stage live at the 2011 American Music Awards.

Metallica's "Black Album" Sets New Sales Record
Metallica's self-titled fifth studio album (commonly referred to as "The Black Album"), already the best-selling album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, has become the first album to scan over 16 million units in SoundScan's history.

50 Cent Is In Da .CLUB as Award-Winning Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur Announces New Fan Site at www.50InDa.Club
Well-known for his No. 1 Billboard hit "In Da Club" and on the brink of releasing his new album early next month "Animal Ambition," legendary rapper 50 Cent announced today the upcoming launch of the www.50InDa.Club web site in association with .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new ".CLUB" generic top-level domain (gTLD)

McDonald's Welcomes Chris Daughtry and Wayne Brady as Celebrity Hosts for "Voice of McDonald's" Global Singing Competition
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Chris Daughtry and entertainer Wayne Brady will share their talents with contestants in the fifth biennial "Voice of McDonald's" global singing competition, held as part of its global convention in Orlando, Fla later this month.

The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery Kicks Off Music In Our Schools Month With National Bus Tour to Raise Awareness for Music Education
Homework. Sports. Social Media. With so many demands, it can be easy for busy students to overlook something valuable in their daily lives. That's why Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts will join forces with 17-year-old Danielle Bradbery, the youngest-ever winner of The Voice, for the Music In Our Schools national bus tour

Nominations Announced for 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler; Ceremony to Take Place February 8, 2014 at Beverly Hilton Hotel
Today the Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced nominations in 10 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair John Shaffner and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and Raf Lydon

dic* clark productions (dcp LLC) Reports Fiscal Year End 2014 Conference Call
dcp LLC today scheduled a conference call to review annual results for the year ended June 30, 2014. Annual results are available for current Note Holders' review at IntraLinks dcp LLC Exchange website.

Emmy Award-Winning Producer, Michael Nadeau Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund MBE: Morning Becomes Eclectic Documentary Film
LOS ANGELES, CA --(Marketwired - November 20, 2013) - Producer/director Michael Nadeau (Art & Copy) and producer Kyle Schember, cofounder of Santa Monica-based production company Subtractive; announce the launch of their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to finish, distribute and market their MBE: Morning Becomes Eclectic feature-length documentary film

Breakout Duo Florida Georgia Line Headlines the Billboard Touring Conference 10th Anniversary Concert Presented by Citi
Breakout duo Florida Georgia Line rocked AEG Live's Best Buy Theater in New York last night when they performed a special anniversary benefit concert celebrating Billboard's 10th Annual Touring Conference & Awards. The Sold Out show featured the duo's hits "Round Here," "Get Your Shine On," "Cruise," and more

Citi Presents Exclusive Q&A for Cardmembers With Breakout Duo Florida Georgia Line on November 13th in New York City
Sizzling breakout duo Florida Georgia Line will participate in an intimate Q+A exclusively for Citi cardmembers on Wednesday, November 13th at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City

THE BEST OF NICKELBACK VOLUME 1 to Be Released November 19th
Multi-platinum rock band Nickelback announced today that they will be releasing THE BEST OF NICKELBACK VOLUME 1 on November 19, via Roadrunner Records, a Warner Music Group label

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Invites Guests "Behind the Scenes" at the 41st Annual American Music Awards(R) Show
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, a luxury retreat located in the heart of the city's entertainment scene, is offering an extraordinary experience to go behind-the-scenes at one of the most popular, celebrity-attended award shows

Michael Bolton to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo on Saturday, December 7
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce the upcoming performance by Grammy® Award winner Michael Bolton at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Saturday, December 7. Tickets for the event can be purchased beginning on Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern, exclusively through Ticketmaster's® Web site, www.ticketmaster

Randy Travis to Release New Album Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am
Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis is set to release his 21st studio album October 1st on Warner Bros. Records titled Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am. Travis and his music has been a major influence to other country artists throughout his celebrated career thus far. In his new album, Influence Vol

Metallica Rocks China With Two Sold Out Shows at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai
Shanghai has witnessed music history. For the first time in their 30+-year career, Metallica brought their earth-shattering live performance to China. Life-long fans from across the country descended upon Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena for two sold-out nights. The first night sold out in record time and faster than any other Western act.

Performances by Gary Allan, Sylvia Browne, Rita Rudner, and Brule This Fall at Four Winds New Buffalo
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce upcoming performances at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center by country music artist Gary Allan on Friday, September 20; psychic Sylvia Browne on Friday, September 27; comedian Rita Rudner on Friday, October 4; and Native American band Brulé on Sunday, October 6

Insomniac and dic* clark productions Announce Partnership to Produce Dance Music Awards Show in 2014
A new award show dedicated solely to electronic dance music will debut in Las Vegas next year, partners Insomniac and dic* clark productions (DCP) announced during today's EDMbiz conference held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The show will serve as the premier industry showcase for the genre's best work each year.

Collective Soul, the Temptations, and Chicago to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo This Summer
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce upcoming performances at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center by Collective Soul on Thursday, June 27; the Temptations on Friday, July 19; and Chicago on Friday, July 26. Tickets for these concerts can be purchased beginning on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m

Nominations Announced for 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW; Ceremony to Take Place February 2 at Beverly Hilton Hotel
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair John Shaffner and Awards co-producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon

3D White Unveils Shakira’s SmileStory
(NYSE: PG) Today, Crest and Oral-B 3D White announced a global call-to-action inviting fans around the world to share the power and stories of their smiles. This global movement kicked off with the debut of Shakira’s SmileStory video at the exclusive Crest & Oral-B Blue & White Gala in Barcelona, Spain, and live streamed around the world.

Shakira Named New Global Ambassador Across the Worldwide 3D White Collection from Oral-B and Crest
Today, 3D White announces its first ever global partnership with multi-platinum artist and two time GRAMMY award-winning star, Shakira

Metallica Take Ownership of Their Masters Today
Metallica announced today that they have taken ownership of all their master recordings including all music and long form videos, a move almost unprecedented for musicians signed to recording contracts. Under provision of their renegotiated joint venture agreement with the Warner Music Group in 1994, all masters revert back to the band as of today, November 30, 2012.

Justin Bieber and BillMyParents Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Promote Responsible Teen Spending
Global pop/R&B music phenomenon Justin Bieber and BillMyParents (OTCQB: BMPI) -- the Responsible Teen Spending company and payments industry award-winner -- have entered into a strategic partnership

fun. Unveil 2013 Tour Plans; U.S. Trek Gets Underway January 23rd in St. Paul; Presale Begins Wednesday, October 24th, With General On Sale Set for Friday, October 26th; Tour Highlights Include Sold Out Homecoming Show at New York's Famed Radio City Music Hall; NYC-Based Band to Musical Guest on NBC
fun. has announced full details of their first U.S. tour of 2013. The trek gets underway January 23rd at St. Paul, Minnesota's Roy Wilkins Auditorium and then continues through a February 16th date at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium (see below itinerary)

Experience the Making of Multi-Platinum Superstars' Matchbox Twenty's "She's So Mean" Music Video in Immersive 360 Degrees
What happens when the members of the Grammy-nominated multi-platinum rock band Matchbox Twenty take positions at North, South, East and West, turn to face each other and let the music fly...! See it here..

Gym Class Heroes Announce Singular Fall Tour; Alternative/Hip-Hop Band Set to Perform at Intimate Venues Across North America; New Single, "The Fighter (Feat. Ryan Tedder)," Shaping Up as U.S. Anthem at 2012 Olympic Games; Inspiring Video Honored With 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination as "Best
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have revealed details of a very special October tour. The dates, which see the chart-topping alternative/hip-hop band performing in intimate venues across North America, get underway October 18th at Chicago's Bottom Lounge and then continue through the month (see itinerary below).

The Venetian(R) Las Vegas Announces Its Biggest Musical Event Ever; Country Music Superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring an All-New "Soul2Soul" to the Venetian(R) Las Vegas
Collectively, they've sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People's Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards. Today, at a live 'town-hall' press conference, The Venetian® Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history -- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill "Soul2Soul

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Announces 2012 "Reach for the Stars" American Music Awards Contest Winner
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today recognized Bjork Construction Company of Fremont, California as the winner of its 2012 "Reach for the Stars" contest, selecting Bjork Construction Company of Fremont, California. For her winning essay describing how this small business is succeeding, Ms

DWTS and Q'VIVA! Choreographer Liz Imperio Reunites With Eileen Koch & Company
Eileen Koch & Company, INC. is thrilled to be reunited with highly distinguished celebrity choreographer Liz Imperio. As an Emmy Award-winning choreographer, Liz uses her extensive technical training and innovative style to produce captivating dance routines for the hottest televisions shows including the sexy salsa finale routine for American Idol

FrostByte Media Inc. Confirms April 24, 2012 Release of Saukrates New Album, "Season One"
The highly anticipated release of Saukrates' new album, "Season One," is due out on April 24, 2012. The album includes musical collaborations with the artistic likes of Redman, K-OS, Tasha the Amazon (Candy Coated Killas) and Richie Hennessey.

Orion Music + More Fortifies Line Up
Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced line up additions for Orion Music + More, the two day festival created by Metallica that will take place on June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ.

Metallica Enlist Award-Winning Director Nimrod Antal to Direct 3D-Feature Film
Metallica announced today they have tapped award-winning director Nimród Antal to direct the upcoming Metallica 3D feature film project. Charlotte Huggins (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) will produce.

Gym Class Heroes Begin Their Super Week; Alternative/Hip-Hop Band Set to Perform on VH1's "Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam" and a Special Outdoor Concert for NBC's "Today" in Indianapolis; New Single "Ass Back Home (Feat. Neon Hitch)" Hits Top 15 as Lead Single, "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)" Exceeds
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes will take Indianapolis by storm with two back-to-back live televised performances to celebrate the biggest week in football. The alternative/hip-hop band is scheduled to perform tonight on VH1's Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam and tomorrow morning on NBC's Today (check local listings).

Pink slams Chris Brown for lipsynching
Singer Pink lashed out at Chris Brown for blatantly lipsyncing during his onstage performance at the Billboard Music Awards last weekend.

TV legend Dick Clark dies of heart attack at 82
Dick Clark, the creator of "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," died Wednesday morning. He was 82.

Whitney Houston tops download charts posthumously
Whitney Houston's 1992 hit 'I Will Always Love You' is currently on top of iTunes chart as fans remember the departed star through her music.

Oscars may move out of Hollywood
The world's biggest film awards ceremony, the Oscars could move out of Hollywood in search of a bigger venue.

Metallica Celebrate 30-Year Anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco With Special Guests Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Kid Rock, and More
Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last week, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club.

Darren Aronofsky-Directed Video for Lou Reed and Metallica "The View" From Their Album Lulu to Premiere Exclusively on IFC.com on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10 AM EST
The Darren Aronofsky-directed video for "The View," from Lou Reed and Metallica's album Lulu, will premiere exclusively this Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM on IFC.com and will be promoted on the IFC television network. Although the original plan was to shoot a performance video of "Iced Honey," when everyone got together, it became obvious "The View" was the way to go.

Bruno Mars Scores Big With Six Grammy Awards Nods
Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has scored a stunning six nominations for the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The annual extravaganza will be held on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT).

Singer/Songwriter/Producer Bruno Mars Scores 11th Top 10 Hit With "It Will Rain"; New Single Proves Another Smash for Multi-Talented Superstar; Named "Favorite Male Artist" in Pop or Rock Music at Last Night's American Music Awards; Slated to Perform on Fox's The X Factor Wednesday, November 23rd; D
Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has scored yet another top 10 single with "It Will Rain," the first single from Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's recently released "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

'Curvy' Aguilera squeezes into bandage dress for American Music Awards
Christina Aguilera seemed to be squeezed to the point of discomfort in her tight bandage-style dress as she performed at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift sees her records as diary updates
Taylor Swift has admitted that her albums reflect her life like a diary of her life.

Kate Perry slams pregnancy rumours
Katy Perry has denied rumours that she is pregnant, insisting the slightly bulging belly she showed off at the American Music Awards on Sunday was due to fast food.

JLo steams up the stage with new toyboy in front of ex Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez showed off her curves and her current beau Casper Smart to the world while performing at the American Music Awards.

Swift and Adele win big at American Music Awards
Taylor Swift and Adele dominated the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday with three trophies each.

Maroon 5 thrilled to win their first American Music Award
Rockers Maroon 5 won the Favourite Band, Duo or Group award in what is their first ever AMA.

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