Friday, December 18, 2009

Golden Globes/SAG Award Nominees Are:

Congrats to all nominees and Especially the Cast Of "Precious" Gabby and Monique for Lead Actress and Supporting Actress... And Lee Daniels For Best Picture (Yea)



Best Picture

Avatar
Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox

The Hurt Locker
Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment

Inglourious Basterds
The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg GmbH Production; The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures

Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate

Up In The Air
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -
DramaEmily Blunt – The Young Victoria

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Helen Mirren – The Last Station

Carey Mulligan – An Education

Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

George Clooney – Up In The Air

Colin Firth – A Single Man

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Tobey Maguire – Brothers

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
(500) Days Of Summer
Watermark Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Hangover
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

It's Complicated
Relativity Media, Scott Rudin Productions; Universal Pictures

Julie & Julia
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

Nine
The Weinstein Company/Relativity Media/Lucamar Productions/Marc Platt Productions; The Weinstein Company

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal

Marion Cotillard – Nine

Julia Roberts – Duplicity

Meryl Streep – It's Complicated

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Matt Damon – The Informant

Daniel Day-Lewis – Nine

Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days Of Summer

Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penélope Cruz – Nine

Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air

Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air

Mo'nique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Julianne Moore – A Single Man

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon – Invictus

Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Christopher Plummer – The Last Station

Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

Coraline
Laika, Inc.; Focus Features

Fantastic Mr. Fox
American Empirical Picture; Twentieth Century Fox

The Princess And The Frog
Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Up
Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Best Foreign Language Film
Baaria
The Country of Italy
Medusa Film; Summit Entertainment

Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Country of Spain
El Deseo SA; Sony Pictures Classics

The Maid (La Nana) (Chile)
The Country of Chile
Forastero; Elephant Eye Films

A Prophet (Un Prophete) (France)
The Country of France
Chic Films/Page 114/Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)
The Country of Germany
X Filme Creative Pool/Les Films Du Losange/Lucky Red/Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics

Best Director - Motion PictureKathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar

Clint Eastwood – Invictus

Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell - District 9

Mark Boal - The Hurt Locker

Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds

Nancy Meyers - It's Complicated

Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner - Up In The Air

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino - Up

Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant!

James Horner - Avatar

Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man

Karen O and Carter Burwell - Where The Wild Things Are

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Cinema Italiano" – Nine
Music & Lyrics By: Maury Yeston

"I See You" – Avatar
Music By: James Horner and Simon Franglen
Lyrics By: James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell

"I Want To Come Home" – Everybody's Fine
Music & Lyrics By: Paul McCartney

"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" – Crazy Heart
Music & Lyrics By: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

"Winter" – Brothers
Music By: U2
Lyrics By: Bono

Best Television Series - Drama
Big Love (HBO)
Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

House (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

True Blood (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Glenn Close – Damages (FX NETWORK)

January Jones – Mad Men (AMC)

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)

Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Simon Baker – The Mentalist (CBS)

Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)

Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)

Bill Paxton – Big Love (HBO)

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.

Entourage (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Glee (FOX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

The Office (NBC)
Universal Television Studios, Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)

Courteney Cox – Cougar Town (ABC)

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)

Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or ComedyAlec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)

David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)

Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)

Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Georgia O'Keeffe (LIFETIME)
Sony Pictures Television

Grey Gardens (HBO)
Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Film

Into The Storm (HBO)
Scott Free and Rainmark Films Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Little Dorrit (PBS)
Masterpiece/BBC Co-production

Taking Chance (HBO)
Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures in association with HBO Films

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen – Georgia O'Keeffe (LIFETIME)

Drew Barrymore – Grey Gardens (HBO)

Jessica Lange – Grey Gardens (HBO)

Anna Paquin – The Courageous Heart Of Irena (CBS)

Sigourney Weaver – Prayers For Bobby (LIFETIME)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon – Taking Chance (HBO)

Kenneth Branagh – Wallander: One Step Behind (PBS)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Endgame (PBS)

Brendan Gleeson – Into The Storm (HBO)

Jeremy Irons – Georgia O'Keeffe (LIFETIME)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams – Hung (HBO)

Rose Byrne – Damages (FX NETWORK)

Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)

Janet McTeer – Into The Storm (HBO)

Chlo Sevigny – Big Love (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson – Lost (ABC)

Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

William Hurt – Damages (FX NETWORK)

John Lithgow – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jeremy Piven – Entourage (HBO)


-----------------------------SAG Nominations----------------------------------------

OutstandingPerformance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

JEFF BRIDGES /Bad Blake - "CRAZY HEART" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

GEORGE CLOONEY /Ryan Bingham - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)

COLIN FIRTH / GeorgeFalconer - "A SINGLE MAN" (The Weinstein Company)

MORGAN FREEMAN /Nelson Mandela - "INVICTUS" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

JEREMY RENNER /Staff Sgt. William James - "THE HURT LOCKER" (Summit Entertainment)



OutstandingPerformance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

SANDRA BULLOCK /Leigh Anne Tuohy - "THE BLIND SIDE" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

HELEN MIRREN /Sofya - "THE LAST STATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)

CAREY MULLIGAN /Jenny - "AN EDUCATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)

GABOUREY SIDIBE /Precious - "PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE"(Lionsgate)

MERYL STREEP /Julia Child - "JULIE & JULIA" (Columbia Pictures)



OutstandingPerformance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

MATT DAMON /Francois Pienaar - "INVICTUS" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

WOODY HARRELSON /Captain Tony Stone - "THE MESSENGER" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

CHRISTOPHERPLUMMER / Tolstoy - "THE LAST STATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)

STANLEY TUCCI /George Harvey - "THE LOVELY BONES" (Paramount Pictures)

CHRISTOPH WALTZ /Col. Hans Landa - "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" (The WeinsteinCompany/Universal Pictures)



OutstandingPerformance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

PENÉLOPE CRUZ /Carla - "NINE" (The Weinstein Company)

VERA FARMIGA /Alex Goran - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)

ANNA KENDRICK /Natalie Keener - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)

DIANE KRUGER /Bridget Von Hammersmark - "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" (The WeinsteinCompany/Universal Pictures)

MO'NIQUE / Mary -"PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE" (Lionsgate)



OutstandingPerformance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

AN EDUCATION(Sony Pictures Classics)

DOMINIC COOPER /Danny

ALFRED MOLINA /Jack

CAREY MULLIGAN /Jenny

ROSAMUND PIKE /Helen

PETER SARSGAARD /David

EMMA THOMPSON /Headmistress

OLIVIA WILLIAMS /Miss Stubbs



THE HURTLOCKER (Summit Entertainment)

CHRISTIAN CAMARGO/ Col. John Cambridge

BRIAN GERAGHTY /Specialist Owen Eldridge

EVANGELINE LILLY/ Connie James

ANTHONY MACKIE /Sgt. J.T. Sanborn

JEREMY RENNER /Staff Sgt. William James



INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS(The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)

DANIEL BRÜHL /Fredrick Zoller

AUGUST DIEHL /Major Hellstrom

JULIE DREYFUS /Francesca Mondino

MICHAELFASSBENDER / Lt. Archie Hicox

SYLVESTER GROTH /Joseph Goebbels

JACKY IDO /Marcel

DIANE KRUGER / BridgetVon Hammersmark

MÉLANIE LAURENT /Shosanna

DENIS MENOCHET /Perrier LaPedite

MIKE MYERS /General Ed French

BRAD PITT / Lt.Aldo Raine

ELI ROTH / Sgt.Donny Donowitz

TIL SCHWEIGER /Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz

ROD TAYLOR /Winston Churchill

CHRISTOPH WALTZ /Col. Hans Landa

MARTIN WUTTKE /Hitler



NINE (TheWeinstein Company)

MARION COTILLARD/ Luisa Contini

PENÉLOPE CRUZ /Carla

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS/ Guido Contini

JUDI DENCH /Lillian

FERGIE /Saraghina

KATE HUDSON /Stephanie

NICOLE KIDMAN /Claudia

SOPHIA LOREN /Mamma



PRECIOUS:BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE (Lionsgate)

MARIAH CAREY /Ms. Weiss

LENNY KRAVITZ /Nurse John

MO'NIQUE / Mary

PAULA PATTON /Ms. Rain

SHERRI SHEPHERD /Cornrows

GABOUREY SIDIBE /Precious



PRIMETIME TELEVISION



OutstandingPerformance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

KEVIN BACON / Lt.Col. Michael R. Strobl - "TAKING CHANCE" (HBO)

CUBA GOODING, JR./ Ben Carson - "GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY" (TNT)

JEREMY IRONS /Alfred Stieglitz - "GEORGIA O'KEEFFE" (Lifetime)

KEVIN KLINE /Cyrano de Bergerac - "GREAT PERFORMANCES: CYRANO de BERGERAC" (PBS)

TOM WILKINSON /Salter - "A NUMBER" (HBO)



OutstandingPerformance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

JOAN ALLEN /Georgia O'Keeffe - "GEORGIA O'KEEFFE" (Lifetime)

DREW BARRYMORE /Little Edie - "GREY GARDENS" (HBO)

RUBY DEE / Mrs.Harper - "AMERICA" (Lifetime)

JESSICA LANGE /Big Edie - "GREY GARDENS" (HBO)

SIGOURNEY WEAVER/ Mary Griffith - "PRAYERS FOR BOBBY" (Lifetime)



OutstandingPerformance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

SIMON BAKER /Patrick Jane - "THE MENTALIST" (CBS)

BRYAN CRANSTON /Walter White - "BREAKING BAD" (AMC)

MICHAEL C. HALL /Dexter Morgan - "DEXTER" (Showtime)

JON HAMM / DonDraper - "MAD MEN" (AMC)

HUGH LAURIE /House - "HOUSE" (FOX)



OutstandingPerformance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

PATRICIAARQUETTE/ Allison Dubois - "MEDIUM" (NBC/CBS)

GLENN CLOSE /Patty Hewes - "DAMAGES" (FX)

MARISKA HARGITAY/ Det. Olivia Benson - "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" (NBC)

HOLLY HUNTER /Grace Hanadarko - "SAVING GRACE" (TNT)

JULIANNAMARGULIES / Alicia Florrick - "THE GOOD WIFE" (CBS)

KYRA SEDGWICK /Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson - "THE CLOSER" (TNT)



OutstandingPerformance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ALEC BALDWIN /Jack Donaghy - "30 ROCK" (NBC)

STEVE CARELL /Michael Scott - "THE OFFICE" (NBC)

LARRY DAVID /Himself - "CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM" (HBO)

TONY SHALHOUB /Adrian Monk - "MONK" (USA NETWORK)

CHARLIE SHEEN /Charlie Harper - "TWO AND A HALF MEN" (CBS)



OutstandingPerformance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

CHRISTINAAPPLEGATE / Samantha Newly - "SAMANTHA WHO?" (ABC)

TONI COLLETTE /Tara Gregor - "UNITED STATES OF TARA" (Showtime)

EDIE FALCO /Jackie Peyton - "NURSE JACKIE" (Showtime)

TINA FEY / LizLemon - "30 ROCK" (NBC)

JULIALOUIS-DREYFUS / Christine Campbell - "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE"(CBS)



OutstandingPerformance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THE CLOSER(TNT)

G.W. BAILEY / Lt.Provenza

MICHAEL PAUL CHAN/ Lt. Mike Tao

RAYMOND CRUZ /Det. Julio Sanchez

TONY DENISON /Lt. Andy Flynn

ROBERT GOSSETT /Commander Taylor

PHILLIP P. KEENE/ Buzz Watson

COREY REYNOLDS /Sgt. David Gabriel

KYRA SEDGWICK /Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

J.K. SIMMONS /Asst. Police Chief Will Pope

JON TENNEY / FBISpecial Agent Fritz Howard



DEXTER(Showtime)

PRESTON BAILEY /Cody

JULIE BENZ / RitaBennett

JENNIFERCARPENTER / Debra Morgan

COURTNEY FORD /Christine

MICHAEL C. HALL /Dexter Morgan

DESMONDHARRINGTON / Joey Quinn

C.S. LEE / VinceMasuka

JOHN LITHGOW /Arthur Mitchell

RICK PETERS /Elliot

JAMES REMAR /Harry Morgan

CHRISTINAROBINSON / Astor

LAUREN VÉLEZ /Lt. Maria Laguerta

DAVID ZAYAS /Angel Batista



THE GOOD WIFE(CBS)

CHRISTINEBARANSKI / Diane Lockhart

JOSH CHARLES /Will Gardner

MATT CZUCHRY /Cary Agos

JULIANNAMARGULIES / Alicia Florrick

ARCHIE PANJABI /Kalinda Sharma

GRAHAM PHILLIPS /Zach Florrick

MacKENZIE VEGA /Grace Florrick



MAD MEN (AMC)

ALEXA ALEMANNI /Allison

BRYAN BATT /Salvatore Romano

JARED S. GILMORE/ Bobby Draper

MICHAEL GLADIS /Paul Kinsey

JON HAMM / DonDraper

JARED HARRIS /Lane Pryce

CHRISTINAHENDRICKS / Joan Holloway (Harris)

JANUARY JONES /Betty Draper

VINCENTKARTHEISER / Peter Campbell

ROBERT MORSE /Bertram Cooper

ELISABETH MOSS /Peggy Olson

KIERNAN SHIPKA /Sally Draper

JOHN SLATTERY /Roger Sterling

RICH SOMMER /Harry Crane

CHRISTOPHERSTANLEY / Henry Francis

AARON STATON /Ken Cosgrove



TRUE BLOOD(HBO)

CHRIS BAUER /Andy Bellefleur

MEHCAD BROOKS /Eggs

ANNA CAMP / SarahNewlin

NELSAN ELLIS /Lafayette Reynolds

MICHELLE FORBES /Maryann Forrester

MARIANA KLAVENO /Lorena

RYAN KWANTEN /Jason Stackhouse

TODD LOWE / TerryBellefleur

MICHAEL McMILLIAN/ Steve Newlin

STEPHEN MOYER /Bill Compton

ANNA PAQUIN /Sookie Stackhouse

JIM PARRACK /Hoyt Fortenberry

CARRIE PRESTON /Arlene Fowler

WILLIAM SANDERSON/ Bud Dearborne

ALEXANDERSKARSGÅRD / Eric Northman

SAM TRAMMELL /Sam Merlotte

RUTINA WESLEY /Tara Thornton

DEBORAH ANN WOLL/ Jessica Hamby



OutstandingPerformance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 ROCK (NBC)

SCOTT ADSIT /Pete Hornberger

ALEC BALDWIN /Jack Donaghy

KATRINA BOWDEN /Cerie

KEVIN BROWN / DotCom

GRIZZ CHAPMAN /Grizz

TINA FEY / LizLemon

JUDAH FRIEDLANDER/ Frank Rossitano

JANE KRAKOWSKI /Jenna Maroney

JOHN LUTZ / Lutz

JACK McBRAYER /Kenneth Parcell

TRACY MORGAN /Tracy Jordan

KEITH POWELL /Toofer



CURB YOURENTHUSIASM (HBO)

LARRY DAVID /Himself

SUSIE ESSMAN /Susie Greene

JEFF GARLIN /Jeff Greene

CHERYL HINES /Cheryl David



GLEE (FOX)

DIANA AGRON /Quinn Fabray

CHRIS COLFER /Kurt Hummel

PATRICK GALLAGHER/ Ken Tanaka

JESSALYN GILSIG /Terri Schuester

JANE LYNCH / SueSylvester

JAYMA MAYS / EmmaPillsbury

KEVIN McHALE /Arty Abrams

LEA MICHELE /Rachel Berry

CORY MONTEITH /Finn Hudson

HEATHER MORRIS /Brittany

MATTHEW MORRISON/ Will Schuester

AMBER RILEY /Mercedes

NAYA RIVERA /Santana Lopez

MARK SALLING /Puck

HARRY SHUM JR. /Mike Chang

JOSH SUSSMAN /Jacob Ben Israel

DIJON TALTON /Matt Rutherford

IQBAL THEBA /Principal Figgins

JENNA USHKOWITZ /Tina



MODERN FAMILY(ABC)

JULIE BOWEN /Claire Dunphy

TY BURRELL / PhilDunphy

JESSE TYLERFERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett

NOLAN GOULD /Luke Dunphy

SARAH HYLAND /Haley Dunphy

ED O'NEILL / JayPritchett

RICO RODRIGUEZ /Manny Delgado

ERIC STONESTREET/ Cameron

SOFIA VERGARA / GloriaDelgado-Pritchett

ARIEL WINTER /Alex Dunphy



THE OFFICE(NBC)

LESLIE DAVIDBAKER / Stanley Hudson

BRIAN BAUMGARTNER/ Kevin Malone

CREED BRATTON /Creed Bratton

STEVE CARELL /Michael Scott

JENNA FISCHER /Pam Beesly

KATE FLANNERY /Meredith Palmer

ED HELMS/ AndyBernard

MINDY KALING /Kelly Kapoor

ELLIE KEMPER /Kellie Erin Hannon

ANGELA KINSEY /Angela Martin

JOHN KRASINSKI /Jim Halpert

PAUL LIEBERSTEIN/ Toby Flenderson

B.J. NOVAK / RyanHoward

OSCAR NUÑEZ /Oscar Martinez

CRAIG ROBINSON /Darryl Philbin

PHYLLIS SMITH /Phillis Lapin-Vance

RAINN WILSON /Dwight Schrute



SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES



OutstandingPerformance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

PUBLIC ENEMIES(Universal Pictures)

STAR TREK(Paramount Pictures)

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGEOF THE FALLEN (Paramount Pictures)



OutstandingPerformance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

24 (FOX)

THE CLOSER (TNT)

DEXTER (Showtime)

HEROES (NBC)

THE UNIT (CBS)



LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD



ScreenActors Guild Awards 46th Annual Life Achievement Award

Betty White

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

GRAMMY...TIME....




Congrats to all nominees and I hope Taylor and GAGA wipe the floor with that girl!


Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

•Halo
Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark "Spike" Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]


•I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers; will.i.am, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow & Padraic "Padlock" Kerin, engineers/mixers
[Interscope]


•Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
[RCA Records]


•Poker Face
Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]


•You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers
[Big Machine Records]







Category 2

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

•I Am... Sasha Fierce
Beyoncé
Shondrae "Mr. Bangledesh" Crawford, Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius "The Dream" Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark "Spike" Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian "B-LUV" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Music World Music / Columbia]


•The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas
Apl.de.ap, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Mark Knight, Poet Name Life, Frederick Riesterer & will.i.am, producers; Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Padraic "Padlock" Kerin & will.i.am, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
[Interscope Records]


•The Fame
Lady Gaga
Flo Rida, Colby O'Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]


•Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band
Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]


•Fearless
Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]







Category 3

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•Poker Face
Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree; Publishers: Stefani Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga, Sony/ATV Songs/House of Gaga Publishing/GloJoe Music, Sony/ATV Songs/RedOne Productions.]


•Pretty Wings
Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]


•Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]


•Use Somebody
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]


•You Belong With Me
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Potting Shed Music, Barbara Orbison World Publishing.]







Category 4

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

•Zac Brown Band



•Keri Hilson



•MGMT



•Silversun Pickups



•The Ting Tings






Field 1 — Pop



Category 5

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Hometown Glory
Adele
Track from: 19
[XL/Columbia]


•Halo
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]


•Hot N Cold
Katy Perry
[Capitol]


•Sober
Pink
Track from: Funhouse
[LaFace Records]


•You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]







Category 6

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•This Time
John Legend
Track from: Evolver
[G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia]


•Love You
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]


•Make It Mine
Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]


•If You Don't Know Me By Now
Seal
Track from: Soul
[143/Warner Bros.]


•All About The Love Again
Stevie Wonder
[Hidden Beach Records]







Category 7

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]


•We Weren't Born To Follow
Bon Jovi
[Island]


•Never Say Never
The Fray
Track from: The Fray
[Epic]


•Sara Smile
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Track from: Live At The Troubadour
[Shout! Factory]


•Kids
MGMT
Track from: Oracular Spectacular
[Columbia]







Category 8

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Sea Of Heartbreak
Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
[Manhattan]


•Love Sex Magic
Ciara & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Fantasy Ride
[LaFace Records]


•Lucky
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]


•Baby, It's Cold Outside
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
Track from: American Classic
[Blue Note]


•Breathe
Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]







Category 9

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Besame Mucho
Herb Alpert
Track from: Anything Goes — Live
[Concord Jazz]


•Throw Down Your Heart
Béla Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions
[Rounder]


•The Fire
Imogen Heap
Track from: Ellipse
[RCA Records / Megaphonic Records]


•Phoenix Rise
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]


•Funk Joint
Marcus Miller
Track from: Marcus
[Concord Jazz/3 Dueces Records]







Category 10

Best Pop Instrumental Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

•In Boston
Chris Botti
[Columbia]


•Legacy
Hiroshima
[Heads Up International]


•Potato Hole
Booker T. Jones
[Anti]


•Modern Art
The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman
[Hear Music]


•Down The Wire
Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]







Category 11

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas
[Interscope Records]


•Breakthrough
Colbie Caillat
[Universal Republic Records]


•All I Ever Wanted
Kelly Clarkson
[RCA Records / 19 Recordings LLC./ S Records]


•The Fray
The Fray
[Epic]


•Funhouse
Pink
[LaFace Records]





Field 2 — Dance



Category 12

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

•Boom Boom Pow
The Black Eyed Peas
will.i.am & Jean Baptiste, producers; Dylan Dresdow, mixer
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]


•When Love Takes Over
David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
David Guetta & Frederic Riesterer, producers; Veronica Ferraro, mixer
Track from: One Love
[Astralwerks]


•Poker Face
Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers
Track from: The Fame
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]


•Celebration
Madonna
[Warner Bros.]


•Womanizer
Britney Spears
K. Briscoe, producer; Serban Ghenea, mixer
Track from: Circus
[Jive/Zomba]







Category 13

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

•Divided By Night
The Crystal Method
[Tiny E Records]


•One Love
David Guetta
[Astralwerks]


•The Fame
Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]


•Party Rock
LMFAO
[Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope]


•Yes
Pet Shop Boys
[Astralwerks]





Field 3 — Traditional Pop



Category 14

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•A Swingin' Christmas
Tony Bennett
[Columbia]


•Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]


•Your Songs
Harry Connick, Jr.
[Columbia]


•Liza's At The Palace
Liza Minnelli
[Hybrid Recordings]


•American Classic
Willie Nelson
[Blue Note]





Field 4 — Rock



Category 15

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
Bob Dylan
Track from: Together Through Life
[Columbia]


•Change In The Weather
John Fogerty
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
[Verve Forecast]


•Dreamer
Prince
Track from: LotusFlow3r
[NPG Records]


•Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia]


•Fork In The Road
Neil Young
Track from: Fork In The Road
[Reprise]







Category 16

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Can't Find My Way Home
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
[Reprise]


•Life In Technicolor II
Coldplay
Track from: Prospekt's March EP
[Capitol]


•21 Guns
Green Day
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise]


•Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]


•I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
U2
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope]







Category 17

Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•War Machine
AC/DC
Track from: Black Ice
[Columbia]


•Check My Brain
Alice In Chains
[Virgin]


•What I've Done
Linkin Park
Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
[Warner Bros.]


•The Unforgiven III
Metallica
Track from: Death Magnetic
[Warner Bros.]


•Burn It To The Ground
Nickelback
Track from: Dark Horse
[Roadrunner Records]







Category 18

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Dissident Aggressor
Judas Priest
Track from: A Touch Of Evil — Live
[Epic]


•Set To Fail
Lamb Of God
Track from: Wrath
[Epic]


•Head Crusher
Megadeth
Track from: Endgame
[Roadrunner Records]


•Señor Peligro
Ministry
Track from: Adios...
[13th Planet]


•Hate Worldwide
Slayer
[American / Columbia]







Category 19

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

•A Day In The Life
Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's
[Eagle Records]


•Warped Sister
Booker T. Jones
Track from: Potato Hole
[ANTI]


•Playing With Fire
Brad Paisley
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]


•Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'
Brian Setzer Orchestra
[Surfdog Records]


•Now We Run
Steve Vai
[Favored Nations Entertainment]







Category 20

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•The Fixer
Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
[Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]


•I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]


•21 Guns
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]


•Use Somebody
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]


•Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]







Category 21

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

•Black Ice
AC/DC
[Columbia]


•Live From Madison Square Garden
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
[Reprise/Duck]


•21st Century Breakdown
Green Day
[Reprise]


•Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]


•No Line On The Horizon
U2
[Interscope]





Field 5 — Alternative



Category 22

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

•Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
David Byrne & Brian Eno
[Yep Roc Records]


•The Open Door
Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic]


•Sounds Of The Universe
Depeche Mode
[Capitol]


•Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Phoenix
[Loyaute/Glassnote Records]


•It's Blitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[DGC Records/Interscope]





Field 6 — R&B



Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music/Columbia]


•It Kills Me
Melanie Fiona
[SRC/Universal Motown]


•That Was Then
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Self Portrait
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group]


•Goin' Thru Changes
Ledisi
Track from: Turn Me Loose
[Verve Forecast]


•Lions, Tigers & Bears
Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]







Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: The Point Of It All
[So So Def]


•Pretty Wings
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia]


•Sobeautiful
Musiq Soulchild
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]


•Under
Pleasure P
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]


•There Goes My Baby
Charlie Wilson
Track from: Uncle Charlie
[Jive Records]







Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Blame It
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]


•Chocolate High
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]


•Ifuleave
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]


•Higher Ground
Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[EMI Gospel]


•Love Has Finally Come At Last
Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]







Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•At Last
Beyoncé
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
[Music World Music/Columbia]


•Soul Music
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Stax/Concord]


•Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Boney James & Quinn
Track from: Send One Your Love
[Concord Records]


•Sow Love
Ann Nesby
Track from: The Lula Lee Project
[It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]


•Woman Gotta Have It
Calvin Richardson
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]







Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Daykeeper
The Foreign Exchange
Track from: Leave It All Behind
[Hard Boiled Records]


•All Matter
Robert Glasper & Bilal
Track from: Double Booked
[Blue Note]


•Pearls
India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]


•A Tale Of Two
Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
Track from: Music Fan First
[Blue Erro Soul]


•Blend
Tonex
Track from: Unspoken
[Battery Records]







Category 28

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•Blame It
James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
[J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]


•Lions, Tigers & Bears
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
[J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]


•Pretty Wings
Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers' Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]


•Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]


•Under
D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]







Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
[So So Def]


•Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
India.Arie
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]


•Turn Me Loose
Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]


•Blacksummers' Night
Maxwell
[Columbia]


•Uncle Charlie
Charlie Wilson
[Jive Records]







Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•I Am... Sasha Fierce
Beyoncé
[Music World Music/Columbia]


•Intuition
Jamie Foxx
[J Records]


•The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
Pleasure P
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]


•Ready
Trey Songz
[Songbook/Atlantic]


•Thr33 Ringz
T-Pain
[Jive Records]





Field 7 — Rap



Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Best I Ever Had
Drake
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]


•Beautiful
Eminem
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]


•D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]


•Day 'N' Nite
Kid Cudi
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold]


•Casa Bey
Mos Def
Track from: The Ecstatic
[Downtown Records]







Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Too Many Rappers
Beastie Boys & Nas
[Capitol]


•Crack A Bottle
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope]


•Money Goes, Honey Stay
Fabolous & Jay-Z
Track from: Loso's Way
[Def Jam]


•Make Her Say
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
[Universal Motown/GOOD Music]


•Amazing
Kanye West & Young Jeezy
Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
[Roc-A-Fella]







Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Ego
Beyoncé & Kanye West
[Music World Music/Columbia]


•Knock You Down
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Track from: In A Perfect World...
[MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]


•Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
[Roc Nation]


•I'm On A Boat
The Lonely Island & T-Pain
Track from: Incredibad
[Universal Republic Records]


•Dead And Gone
T.I. & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]







Category 34

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•Best I Ever Had
Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
[Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]


•Day 'N' Nite
S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]


•Dead And Gone
C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.]


•D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
[Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]


•Run This Town
Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
[Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]







Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•Universal Mind Control
Common
[Geffen]


•Relapse
Eminem
[Aftermath/Interscope]


•R.O.O.T.S.
Flo Rida
[Poe Boy/Atlantic]


•The Ecstatic
Mos Def
[Downtown Records]


•The Renaissance
Q-Tip
[Universal Motown]





Field 8 — Country



Category 36

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Dead Flowers
Miranda Lambert
[Columbia Records]


•I Just Call You Mine
Martina McBride
Track from: Shine
[RCA Records]


•White Horse
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records]


•Just A Dream
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Carnival Ride
[Arista Nashville]


•Solitary Thinkin'
Lee Ann Womack
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]







Category 37

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

•All I Ask For Anymore
Trace Adkins
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville]


•People Are Crazy
Billy Currington
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records]


•High Cost Of Living
Jamey Johnson
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records]


•Living For The Night
George Strait
Track from: Twang
[MCA Nashville]


•Sweet Thing
Keith Urban
Track from: Defying Gravity
[Capitol Records Nashville]







Category 38

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Cowgirls Don't Cry
Brooks & Dunn
Track from: Cowboy Town
[Arista Nashville]


•Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
Track from: The Foundation
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]


•I Run To You
Lady Antebellum
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]


•Here Comes Goodbye
Rascal Flatts
Track from: Unstoppable
[Lyric Street Records]


•It Happens
Sugarland
Track from: Love On The Inside
[Mercury Records]







Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Beautiful World
Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
Track from: Feel That Fire
[Capitol Records Nashville]


•Down The Road
Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
Track from: Lucky Old Sun
[BNA Records Label]


•Start A Band
Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]


•I Told You So
Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
[19/Arista Nashville]


•Everything But Quits
Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
Track from: Call Me Crazy
[MCA Nashville]







Category 40

Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Under The (Five) Wire
Alison Brown
Track from: The Company You Keep
[Compass Records]


•The Crystal Merchant
The Greencards
Track from: Fascination
[Sugar Hill Records]


•Mansinneedof
Sarah Jarosz
Track from: Song Up In Her Head
[Sugar Hill Records]


•Producer's Medley
Steve Wariner
Track from: Steve Wariner c.g.p. My Tribute To Chet Atkins
[SelecTone Records]







Category 41

Best Country Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•All I Ask For Anymore
Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
Track from: X (Ten)
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T-Bird's Music.]


•High Cost Of Living
Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
Track from: That Lonesome Song
[Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, Hope-N-Cal Music/Pick Them Maters Music/Diversion Music.]


•I Run To You
Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Track from: Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/DWHaywood Music/Radiobulletspublishing/Hillary Dawn Publishing/Shaw Enuff Songs/Sony/ATV Music Publishing/Tomdouglasmusic.]


•People Are Crazy
Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
Track from: Little Bit Of Everything
[Mercury Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Tiltawhirl Music/Crozier Music Enterprise.]


•White Horse
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, Hillsboro Valley Songs.]







Category 42

Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

•The Foundation
Zac Brown Band
[Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic]


•Twang
George Strait
[MCA Nashville]


•Fearless
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]


•Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
[Capitol Records Nashville]


•Call Me Crazy
Lee Ann Womack
[MCA Nashville]





Field 9 — New Age



Category 43

Best New Age Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

•Faith
Jim Brickman
[Compass Productions]


•Prayer For Compassion
David Darling
[Wind Over The Earth]


•Laserium For The Soul
Henta
[henta.co.uk]


•In A Dream
Peter Kater, Dominic Miller, Kenny Loggins & Jaques Morelenbaum
[Point Of Light Records]


•Impressions Of The West Lake
Kitaro
[Domo Records]





Field 10 — Jazz



Category 44

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

•Urbanus
Stefon Harris & Blackout
[Concord Jazz]


•Sounding Point
Julian Lage
[Emarcy/Decca]


•At World's Edge
Philippe Saisse
[E1 Music]


•Big Neighborhood
Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]


•75
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]







Category 45

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•No Regrets
Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
[PRA Records]


•Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]


•So In Love
Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]


•Tide
Luciana Souza
[Verve]


•Desire
Tierney Sutton (Band)
[Telarc Jazz]







Category 46

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
(For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

•Dancin' 4 Chicken
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff "Tain" Watts)
[Dark Key Music]


•All Of You
Gerald Clayton, soloist
Track from: Two-Shade
[ArtistShare]


•Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
Roy Hargrove, soloist
Track from: Emergence
[Groovin' High/Emarcy]


•On Green Dolphin Street
Martial Solal, soloist
Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard
[CamJazz]


•Villa Palmeras
Miguel Zenón, soloist
Track from: Esta Plena
[Marsalis Music]







Category 47

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

•Quartet Live
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
[Concord Jazz]


•Brother To Brother
Clayton Brothers
[ArtistShare]


•Five Peace Band — Live
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
[Concord Records]


•Remembrance
John Patitucci Trio
[Concord Jazz]


•The Bright Mississippi
Allen Toussaint
[Nonesuch]







Category 48

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
(For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

•Legendary
Bob Florence Limited Edition
[MAMA Records]


•Eternal Interlude
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
[Sunnyside]


•Fun Time
Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band
[Hänssler Classic]


•Book One
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
[World Village]


•Lab 2009
University Of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band
[North Texas Jazz]







Category 49

Best Latin Jazz Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

•Things I Wanted To Do
Chembo Corniel
[Chemboro Records]


•Áurea
Geoffrey Keezer
[ArtistShare]


•Brazilliance X 4
Claudio Roditi
[Resonance Records]


•Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
[Sony Music/Calle 54]


•Esta Plena
Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]





Field 11 — Gospel



Category 50

Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

•Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]


•Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]


•I Believe
Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]


•Wait On The Lord
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
[Verity]


•Born Again
Third Day
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records]







Category 51

Best Gospel Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

•Born Again
Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]


•City On Our Knees
Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jaime Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
[Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]


•Every Prayer
Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
Track from: The Power Of One
[Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity's Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]


•God In Me
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
Track from: The Sound
[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That's Plum Song, It's Tea Tyme.]


•The Motions
Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
Track from: Something To Say
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]







Category 52

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•The Big Picture
Da' T.R.U.T.H.
[Cross Movement Records]


•Crash
Decyfer Down
[INO Records]


•Innocence & Instinct
Red
[Essential Records]


•Live Revelations
Third Day
[Essential Records]


•The Dash
John Wells-The Tonic
[Cross Movement Records]







Category 53

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•Speaking Louder Than Before
Jeremy Camp
[BEC Recordings]


•The Power Of One
Israel Houghton
[Integrity Music]


•The Long Fall Back To Earth
Jars Of Clay
[Gray Matters/Essential Records]


•Love Is On The Move
Leeland
[Essential Records]


•Freedom
Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]







Category 54

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•Jason Crabb
Jason Crabb
[Spring Hill Music Group]


•Dream On
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
[Gaither Music Group]


•The Rock
Tracy Lawrence
[Rocky Comfort Records/Artist2Market Distribution]


•In God's Time
Barry Scott & Second Wind
[Rebel Records]


•Everyday
Triumphant Quartet
[Daywind Records]







Category 55

Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•God Don't Never Change
Ashley Cleveland
[E1 Music]


•The Law Of Confession, Part I
Donald Lawrence & Co.
[Quiet Water/Verity]


•Oh Happy Day
(Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
[EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]


•The Journey Continues
The Williams Brothers
[Blackberry Records]


•How I Got Over
Vickie Winans
[Destiny Joy Records]







Category 56

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

•Audience Of One
Heather Headley
[EMI Gospel]


•Renewed

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Movie Award Season .....







Happy 24 days before christmas. Today Christmas came a bit early for the cast
of "Precious" With 5 nominations from The Spirit Awards. Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe Has a lead actress while the hometown Bmore Diva herself Monique has a supporting actress, Lee Daniels is up for director..Also best picture Look Below for the complete list of Nominees:






With all of this Adam Lambert mess I figured I would sum it up very quickly by saying this. Adam came on to perform at 10:55pm so the parents of the world and homophobs decided to write letters and Now you have the very reason I brought his cd. To those OLDER GAYS who had an issue with his performance I say to it's not our(the younger generation 18-29)fault that you weren't allowed to express yourselves at a younger age get a clue and get some therapy. Rock on Adam..


__________________________________Spirit Awards Nominations__________________________

The complete list of nominations:

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)
“(500) Days Of Summer,” Producers: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe
“Amreeka,” Producers: Paul Barkin, Christina Piovesan
“Precious,” Producers: Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness
“Sin Nombre,” Producer: Amy Kaufman
“The Last Station,” Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meuer

BEST DIRECTOR
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, “A Serious Man”
Lee Daniels, “Precious”
Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Sin Nombre”
James Gray, “Two Lovers”
Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station”

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Awards Guide BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
“A Single Man,” Director: Tom Ford, Producers: Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz
“Crazy Heart,” Director: Scott Cooper, Producers: T Bone Burnett, Judy Cairo, Rob Carliner, Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall
“Easier With Practice,” Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Producer: Cookie Carosella
“Paranormal Activity,” Director: Oren Peli, Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli
“The Messenger,” Director: Oren Moverman, Producers: Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
“Big Fan” Writer/Director: Robert Siegel; Producers: Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis
“Humpday” Writer/Director/Producer: Lynn Sheldon
“The New Year Parade” Writer/Director: Tom Quinn; Producers: Steve Beal, Tom Quinn
“Treeless Mountain” Writer/Director: So Yong Kim; Producers: Bradley Rust Gray, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy
“Zero Bridge” Writer/Director: Tariq Tapa; Producers: Josee Lajoie, Hilal Ahmed Langoo, Tariq Tapa

BEST SCREENPLAY
Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman, “The Messenger”
Michael Hoffman, “The Last Station
Lee Toland Krieger, “The Vicious Kind”
Greg Mottola, “Adventureland”
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, “(500) Days Of Summer”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Sophie Barthes, “Cold Souls”
Scott Cooper, “Crazy Heart”
Cherien Dabis, “Amreeka”
Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
Tom Ford, David Scearce, “A Single Man”

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Maria Bello, “Downloading Nancy”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Gwentyth Paltrow, “Two Lovers”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
Nisreen Faour, “Amreeka”

BEST MALE LEAD
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days Of Summer”
Souléymane Sy Savané, “Goodbye Solo”
Adam Scott, “The Vicious Kind”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Dina Korzun, “Cold Souls”
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Samantha Morton, “The Messenger”
Natalie Press, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”
Mia Wasikowska, “That Evening Sun”

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jemaine Clement, “Gentleman Broncos”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles”
Raymond McKinnon, “That Evening Sun”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, “A Serious Man”
Adriano Goldman, “Sin Nombre”
Anne Misawa, “Treeless Mountain”
Andrij Parekh, “Cold Souls”
Peter Zeitlinger, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil” Director: Sacha Gervasi
“Food, Inc.” Director: Robert Kenner
“More Than a Game” Director: Kristopher Belman
“October Country” Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri
“Which Way Home” Director: Rebecca Cammisa

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
“A Prophet” (France), Director: Jacques Audiard
“An Education” (UK/France), Director: Lone Scherfig
“Everlasting Moments” (Sweden), Director: Jan Troell
“Mother” (South Korea), Director: Bong Joon-Ho
“The Maid” (Chile), Director: Sebastian Silva

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Robert Altman Award
“A Serious Man”
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Casting Directors: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner
Cast: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Karin Chien, “The Exploding Girl,” “Santa Mesa”
Larry Fessenden, “I Sell the Dead,” “The House of the Devil”
Dia Sokol, “Beeswax,” “Nights & Weekends”

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Kyle Patrick Alvarez, “Easier With Practice”
Asiel Norton, “Redland”
Tariq Tapa, “Zero Bridge”

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
NNatalia Almada, “El General”
Jessica Oreck, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo”


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Tomorrow The Grammy Nominations will Be Announced it is looking very good for GaGa and Whitney. Sources also say don't be to surprised to see Keri Hilson and Britney on a few list too this is truely the year of the girls.Good Luck girls we'll be watching...



Monday, November 23, 2009

AMA's Wrap Up....





I like so many of you watched the AMA's and I gotta tell you I was Happy to see alot of my Diva's back and on top,but like so many things there is always a few head scratching moments. So Let" dig in Shall we???

JANET,JANET,JANET.... OMG! Now that my dear Beyonce is how you perform. There are several thing's with Janet that people have tried to pick apart like her weight and my response to that is "SHE STILL SHUT THAT SHIT DOWN" Her age my response to that is "43 AND STILL SCHOOLING THEM NEW GIRLS HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW" janet showed last night that she hasn't gone anywhere! Times have changed and Janet remains on top of her shit. Album sales haven't been up to her level of back in the day but that is mainly due to the globe not honoring our Icons. Other artist sales haven't been the same but they still shut it down..



BLACK EYED PEAS... 6months at #1 and they kept the show floating. They came heavy with theatrics and it was truely a hot performance..

Lady GaGa... Say what you will about her ,but the bitch is bad. There is nothing boring about a GaGa performance although I believe that Madonna is Irreplacible I feel that GaGa is the closet to a replacement as we will ever get.

Shakira,Shakira... OK now her "Shewolf" dropped today and that song she performed last night "Give it up to me" Is FIRE and Once she get's the art of sing and dancing down Beyonce is in trouble.. She stole from Shakira and Shakira as stealing it right back.


It is always good to see The Idols and their staying power who were all great and Adam Lambert already has controvery "Very sexual performance" Good Job Adam..



>>>>>>>>>>>Message To Rihanna<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

If you want people to believe that you have no hate for Chris Brown then you need not to put out such a dark,hateful style of an album. I understand pushing the line but come on you have really made this fan of yours scratch my head. Maybe you should go to therapy and talk out your issues first then come back. We will be here for you when you do.


Taylor Swift.... Cleaned up at the awards proving that she is clearly The artist of the year over Beyonce. For those people who do not know about Ms. Swift here is something helpful for you all to understand :According to Big Machine Records, Taylor swift has sold over 10 million albums, and her current album "Fearless" as of January 2009 had sold over 4.1 million... "Fearless" has been on Billboard's hot 200, most often in the top 10 for 44 weeks.

BTW: Taylor Swift's "Fearless" was the best selling album of 2008, based on The Nielsen SoundScan totals cover sales made between Dec. 31, 2007, and Dec. 28, 2008.


Whitney... She won AMA's highest honor "International artist of the year award" with 107 millon albums sold worldwide and also delivered a great performance of "Didn't Know My Own Strength" From her Album "I Look To You" She looked great and sounded great and with everything she has gone through I still love her just the same.

Michael Jackson... He won 3 awards last night and it is great how he has managed to come back full circle to the love he once knew it's Just sad that he's not here to see and feel all of this..

Award season has kicked off with Beyonce trailing far behind and it's about time That girls are coming to put that BITCH back in her place...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Naked Truth Issue...



Sup Guys.. It's been a little while so we are going to Jump right in... My Girl Janet released her #1's album today and of course I got mine. The CD is 2 disc and has video edits on there which I love (the dance break down to ALL FOR YOU) Go support The ICON cuz nobody does it like her.










Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce... Of Course she releases a video the same day that Janet's album comes out but WHATEVER!!! The topic today is not about why people like her my statement that I make tonight is very simple: As a gay man I have grown with many loved females performers and as an 80's child I had alot.. Diana,Cher,Tina,Grace,Janet,Madonna ect. All of which have personally supported their "Gay following" They have attended Charity events, Performed at Pride events, took Personal stands on Gay/Gay friendly issues. This has brought me to the conclusion that of all the time that Beyonce has stood for NO GAY ISSUES only thing she has done was in the song "Get Me Body" the line "Snap for the Kids" that's all no Pride events or nothing. Whitney and Janet Have performed @ NYC Gay Pride. I posed the question on Facebook and Twitter Just to see if I was missing something her cult like fans of course came with "She doesn't have to stand for anything out loud her music is for the Gays". I then thought about Prop 8 and how everyone from Music to Hollywod came out on how it was a violation of Cilvil rights and she said Nothing No support on the No H8 campain either. Britney who was on tour at the time Tweeted " Love is Love" simple but you know where she stands. My question to those who read my blog is How can you SUPPORT SOMEONE THAT DOESN'T SUPPORT YOU????

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Return Issue...



How u doin (in my Wendy voice)... I have so personal news and of course your entertainment news: first things first. I am putting in the works a new blog of course this one will be my first love and will remain. The second blog will be a video blog and that will showcase more everyday issues with panel discussions etc. So look out for that coming probably after Christmas.

Now back to the world of entertainment:




Starting with the battle of the diva's Madonna,Britney and Janet (in album order)
Madge came out with a greatest hits album in late Sept. with remastered hits like,Vogue,Who's that girl.etc. The single from this collection is called "Celebration" (which the album is called) This song is fire and the video Madonna at 50 is killing these 20 something yr old dancers.


Britney has come off a huge tour out selling everyone who was on the road in 09'' Britney has nailed it once again with her new singles collection which also has a new single for it called "3" a dance track as well. She is really saying something in this song. 3 some anyone..lol go Brit her album collection is due out Nov.10Th

Janet has basically remained in a low enough profile since the VMA's since she has released a song "Make Me" as well a dance track produced by Rodney "dark child" Jerkins This song is classic Janet and remains on repeat on my ipod. This album is a collection of #1's which I have been waiting for this album includes: Diamonds, I get lonely (remix),Black Cat, Feedback etc. Janet's double CD comes out Nov.17Th go cope them all..


Speaking of returns MJ has come back in a serious way. After his tragic death fan's have felt like some was trying to rob them of their ICON by the crazy drug addict,sickly stories it seemed like their was no way up from this as a fan until last night when I sat in the Landmark theater for the 9:00pm showing of "This Is It" I like millions of fans all over the world were treated to the spotlight at the end of what seemed to be a never ending dark tunnel. This movie showed you Micheal as a human being and a showman with his hands in every detail of what would have been the show of all shows. Micheal danced,sang,smiled,joked. A side of him that we rarely ever got to see what really got my heart racing was how aware he was to what his fans wanted to see and what they weren't going to like. In spite of this being rehearsal footage you would have thought you were watching a full on show. I was amazed at him even with the fact that I have always been a fan he never disappointed me or his core fans.


SAW 6 I like this one in all but damn 6 of them??? This one really dealt with today's issue of Health care and that was the real interesting part of this one for me. Even though it's Halloween I am over it and you should be too.


Law Abiding Citizen: Now lawd knows I am not a Jamie Foxx Fan but this film was great and Gerard Butler (of 300) acted his ass off in this film. It keeps you on your seat and scratching your head at the same time this is truly a MUST SEE.

Paranormal Activity: This movie is a mind Fuck (if i could be so bold) It's not Jason scary it's did I just see that scary. this is something you watch and 3 days later it will linger in your brain and now your seeing things. My guess would be go see it today and on Holloween you will be scared as hell... This is So a DVD movie but I am glad it has made all of it's money back in the box office returns and then some... big ups to previews.

Lessons Learned:Kubla Khan Productions Does it again with this film it's not cut and dry as Grace Haven was Lessons has alot going on where you have to pay very close attention and if you blink twice you are thrown. I have to say for me not being in this one I am really in love with this story and the growth that this local production company going. I saw this film a while back however check your local listings or check back with me for the next viewing...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

VMA's To Remember

I have been watching the VMA's since about the time they premired. I was taken by the moving tribute to Michael Jackson. Madonna with what they had in common and the time they spent together. Then the main event comes out and the dance tribute was fire. Janet Comes out in true diva fashion with the reunion of Tina Landon who we haven't seen together since the "Velvet Rope" The song she danced to was "Scream" which is fitting for all the mess they have since said about both Jacksons.

Taylor Swift pulled an upset when winning over Beyonce and Lady GaGa I too was shocked as was Swift but not as shock as resident "Jack ass" Kanye West who pulled the mic away from her and went on this Beyonce appreciation speech. Which left Taylor shocked and mute and fans and fellow celebs booing. Kanye was asked to leave the award show which almost never happens. as I was on Twitter thoughout the night I saw a Tweet from Pink saying "Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me". Katy Perry Tweeted "FUCK U KANYE. IT'S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN". I tossed Kanye CD's in the trash. I like an artist that is real but to have disregaurd someone's feelings like that Dayum.

The other upset came from the Best Pop catagory where again Bey and GaGa were nominated and Britney Won. It almost seemed as if This was not the year of Bey or GaGa until the lady won Best new Artist and Beyonce won video of the years which I thought she should have won. Beyonce made herself a headline again when She gave Taylor Swift her moment to finish her speech. Which seemed a bit convient for me but ok.

Peformance wise I have to say Janet was top ranking,it was great to see her back in action looking great. Green Day was fantastic they kept the crowd going and then Beyonce performed "single Ladies" for the billionth time I am so over it. according to Twitter so were alot of her FANS. Jayz closed the show with Alicia Keys and it was cool except lil mama that was yet one of many head scratching moments.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Naked truth Issue...

Hey Peeps the summer is all a buzz of career returns and departures and just hot messes so let's jump right in.

W Wendy Williams Has started and it has been great. It is just what we need in between of the give aways and the drama of good hair/bad hair. Keep up the good work Wendy and Congrats on your induction to the Radio Hall of fame.


Britney Spears has been on a roll with her return to grace. She was honored last night with the "Ultimate Choice Award" on the the Teen Choice awards. Britney love her or hate her she is the top selling artist of the decade. She has sold 83 million records since her debut. She also has the highest grossing tour in 2009 I would have to say that she has made it clear to those who doubted her "It's Britney Bitch" Brit Brit returns back to the states this month for the second leg of her "Circus Tour"


Janet has finally joined the twitter world @janetjackson. She has recently tweeted about finishing a film and about to start working on a new album. janetjackson.com is finally back up and running also it looks as if 2010 will be the year of Ms.Jackson Why did I get Married too comes out, her book will come out and her new album with the help of Terry & Jam looks like the dream team is back without distractions. Work it out Ms. Jackson.



Mariah Mariah is starting to fall from grace after that wack ass song about Eminem. Word is that they may put it on hold without a release date in sight. I personally feel That she needs to be locked in a room and with her old music piped in to remind her why she is who she is today not responding to things that don't matter. Get it together Mimi!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The July WTF ISSUE

Ok readers After running all over the place and transfering jobs. Chile Now I am gonna start this issue with some mess I have been hearing around the net.BEYONCE WILL NEVER BE MICHAEL JACKSON! Now some of her fans have decided to try to put her in a place of next in line but the young chippies fail to understand that Michael Jackson WILL NEVER BE REPLACED so don't hurt yourself B trying to lift yourself to that unreachable level. Speaking of MJ he has dominated the comtempt.Album charts with albums all up in the top 30 including the no.1 spot.

Wendy Williams returns to the national scene in her new talk show as of July 13th to some great ratings.So Wendy I guess the only question is "How U doin?"

The Emmy Nominations (primetime) 2009 have come out and shocked there was no nod for Jill Scott for no.1 ladies detective agency and not one for true blood either hmph sad.

So as if life wasn't bad enough I have just learned that there will be a Scream 4 I mean dayum didn't we kill everyone who else is left???WTF

But on a lighter note the is also a new Final destination movie and this on e is in
3D it looks really good and scary I guess the only question I have for u is Do u Dare??



Whitney's New album cover is the best I have ever seen of her she looks so refreshed and ready plus the new song she sings and you can feel her again. Her vocals have clearly changed but to be fair she has gotten older and when you get older as a singer sometimes you have readjust ur vocals because ur unable to hit certain notes. When I will always love you came out she was pregers which helped he belt out that song so lighten up haters.

My Summer Album is going to have to be Maxwell's Black summer night's I have
missed his voice it makes your thought's of someone increase He claimed the no.1 spot and it is well deserved...Welcome back sir

well that's the WTF news of month

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Reality...


Well I guess this means that this is real. After the worst 3 hour show (Tribute) I have seen there was a the reality. Janet Jackson walked out and my heart dropped because as much as I love her and swear she can walk on water. There she was with pain in her eyes,and saddness hanging over her saying that the family selected her to address the fans and thank us for our support. Janet became a reality check for lots of people in the room because there was a hush over the room. I just wanna say that I wasn't moved by most of the show Neyo's performance of Michael's song I loved it and that's all I will say.