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Mariah Carey: No More Kids!

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Now that she has two sweet healthy little kids, will Mariah Carey have anymore? She is saying no! In an interview on Watch, What Happens Live, Carey revealed that because of her rough pregnancy with the twins she doesn’t think more kids are in the cards.

She said, “I had pre-eclampsia, I had gestational diabetes. [It was] a really difficult pregnancy and I was alone most of the time …we love Nick, but he was working! He’s the hardest working man in show business.”

But if Nick could pop them out, she would have no problem adding more to their brood.

She added, “If Nick could have the babies himself, then maybe. Then, bring ‘em on. We love kids!”

Even though she is busy with her career, she admits that she puts her kids first. “I’m responsible for these children ’til forever so I look at it like, they didn’t ask for this lifestyle. Here they are, and it is so different than being able to just be like, “OK, bye, well, I’m going here now. I just did a show, I’m leaving.”‘

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I think Mariah makes a wonderful mom. You can just tell that she really loves those little people. I mean, look at her in this photo with Roc and Roe! Seriously, girl is loving on those munchkins.

A horrible, uncomfortable pregnancy can definitely make someone think twice about going through it again despite the amazing outcome.

CRAZYTOWN Release LemonFace Lyric Video: Officially Back Or Totally Wack?

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CrazyTown recently released their badass lyric video for their single, “LemonFace.” The song is from their upcoming album and is the first single since 2004’s Darkhorse.

Check out the single below and let me know what you think! Are they officially back or is the song totally wack? Sound off below.

New Macklemore Behind The Scenes Docu-series Video

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring you their 2013 Fall World Tour Documentary series presented by Buffalo David Bitton. This is episode 04 of 05. The series brings you behind the scenes and on-stage during their 90-date World Tour.

Buffalo David Bitton announced today its innovative “Blank Check Series,” a program which will support self-expression and the arts by partnering with today’s cultural innovators. The “Blank Check Series” will present exceptional visionaries, influencers, performers and artists, with funding – a blank check – to be used to create engaging multi-dimensional content. The program will be delivered in a variety of forms ranging from print, video, digital, fine art, literature, social media and more. This series will provide Buffalo David Bitton with multiple points of connection with consumers on subjects and topics that truly resonate with them.

To launch the program, Buffalo David Bitton has partnered with the groundbreaking hip-hop duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. As part of their “Blank Check Series,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have chosen to work with Buffalo David Bitton to film and produce a documentary, providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their first world-wide arena tour. The documentary will take viewers on a digital journey through a new chapter in the duo’s career, providing a front row seat to their debut arena tour, with a look at the people and places encountered along the way. The first video, currently being shot on the European leg of the band’s tour, will be released October 3rd. In addition, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will support the launch of the series through social media and debut episode one on their website www.macklemore.com.

“We are thrilled to be working with Buffalo David Bitton on their creative ‘Blank Check Series.’ We immediately resonated with the idea behind the campaign. The partnership allows for us to bring the talented video crew and gear we’ve always wanted to have out on tour documenting the experience. Being our first arena tour, we are excited to bring the behind the scenes and our life on the road to our fans in a way that we’ve always hoped to,” commented Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

“The goal of the ‘Blank Check Series’ is to commission artists, in different genres, to create engaging content for our brand,” commented Dari Marder, Chief Marketing Officer, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. “Who better to launch this initiative with than Ben and Ryan who have become one of today’s most important voices in music and social commentary and collectively have made over one billion social impressions since emerging on the scene. Partnering with them on this docu-series aligns perfectly with our marketing strategy to increase our global brand awareness and furthers an organic connection with our broad male and female consumer base,” added Marder.

Check out the fun video with a special appearance with Ed Sheeran below!

Ring in the New Year with Paris Hilton – Party Playlist Exclusively on Rdio

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In a departure from her billion dollar empire, Paris Hilton has been working hard to master a craft that she has a true passion and love for…music! In early 2013, she signed on with Cash Money Records, and in October released her first single, “Good Time” featuring Lil Wayne and produced by Afrojack. The full album, which will include collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida and others will be released in 2014. Since selling out a month-long residency at the popular Amnesia in Ibiza this summer, she has been in the studio collaborating with the likes of the hit-making producer, RedOne, and this is just the start of her grand plans.

Paris brings her longtime passion for music and, specifically, electronic music as she stays very involved throughout the creative process: in the studio helping to lay down beats, and offering an original set at each live appearance, delivering high energy shows with everything from deep house numbers to mixes of some of today’s hottest hits. She has been DJing around the world all fall, selling out mega clubs in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai, Saint Petersburg, Moscow and more! Paris is an active Rdio user, and now, she has curated an exclusive playlist just for the hot streaming music service so everyone can experience her as a world-class DJ for their New Year’s Eve parties!

Ring in 2014 with Paris Hilton – Track Listing:
Good Time – Paris Hilton – Good Time
Clarity – ZEDD – Clarity
Pursuit Of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) – Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness
GO (Peace Treaty Remix) – Diplo & Oliver Twizt – GO
Safe And Sound (Cash Cash Remix) – Capital Cities – Safe And Sound Remix EP
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
Years – Alesso – Years
If I Lose Myself (Alesso vs OneRepublic) – OneRepublic, Alesso – If I Lose Myself (Alesso vs OneRepublic)
Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker – Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker
Alive (Hardwell Remix) – Krewella – Alive
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson – Number Ones
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson – Number Ones
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix Edit) – Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr – Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) [Cobra Starship Remix] (feat. Charli XCX) – Icona Pop – I Love It (Remixes Pt. 2)
Ode To Oi – TJR – Ode To Oi
Alive (David Guetta Remix) – Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Remixes)
Animals – Martin Garrix – Animals
Holy Grail – Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Rattle – Bingo Players – Rattle

Miley Cyrus Loves Herself Up In Adore You Clip

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Apparently Miley Cyrus still cannot be tamed. Just when you thought swinging on a wrecking ball completely buck naked wasn’t attention-grabbing enough, Miss Miley is preparing us mentally for her upcoming video. The twerking queen recently released a teaser clip for her upcoming video Adore You.

Let me just say that she uses camera, a large bed, sheets and an “O” face.

Miley uploaded two teasers to Instagram ahead of the video release on December 26th.

The clips only last a few seconds, but you get the idea that this video will also include Miley half naked for most of it.

Check out the clip from Miley’s Adore You here.

All I have to say is this is getting to the point where I don’t know how she is going to top the next act of crazy. I’m sure this is going to be real uncomfortable for Papa Billy Ray!

CRAZY IN LOVE? Drake and Zoe Kravitz Getting Cozy At Beyonce Concert

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Heck with Rihanna. Drake seems to have moved on with Lenny Kravitz’s daughter Zoe! Either that, they are just really good friends. Mmhmm. Last month these two were spotted out having dinner together and now, it seems as if Drake is definitely trying to impress.

Get this, Drake and Zoe were spotted front and center at Beyonce’s latest show during the Mrs. Carter World Tour. Beyonce went onto impress with her hot show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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What do you think of these two hooking up?

REPORT: Justin Bieber Retiring!

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Is Justin Bieber retiring? Well that is what he told Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 during an interview.

Apparently after his next album “Journals” is set to release on December 23rd on itunes, he says that he is leaving the business.

He said on the Big Boy’s Neighborhood show, “After the new album, uh, I’m actually, uh, I’m retiring man, I’m retiring.”

He went on to add, “I’m just gonna take some time. I think I’m probably going to quit music… No, no, I’m just quitting music. I’m quitting everything. I’m quitting. I’m gonna go golf. No, I’m just messing around.”

So was this just something the Biebs said to grab attention? Was it said in haste? Did he say it because he’s delusional? Why would you say something like that anyways?

At any rate, after this was said, he never did clarify his statement however his team says that he was “just kidding”.

Come on now bro. It’s not April 1st yet! And I can pretty much bet you that there would be many broken hearts around the world. Check out the proof below.

John Mayer Who You Love Video Featuring Katy Perry

John Mayer’s Who You Love video is here and yes, it features his woman, lady love Katy Perry. Yes, they are in love and yes, they should have included the spoon to gag yourself with while watching. We kid. I do think it is cute that these two are dating and I hope it works out for both of them.

The video was directed by Sophie Muller (Rihanna’s Stay and Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire) and she puts these two in each other’s arms crooning to each other. In addition the video also features other supposed real life couples riding a mechanical bull in the desert, because that’s what couples in love do.

Of the video, Mayer said, “We set up the casting call for real couples. There was nothing scripted in that video, except putting the bull in the middle of the desert.”

I love John Mayer and his music, but what the eff was he thinking with this song? Just throwing that out there.

Check out the John Mayer Who You Love video featuring Katy Perry above and let us know what you think. Do you think these two will last?

Alicia Keys Reveals Ideal Dinner Party Guest List

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Alicia Keys appears in Marie Claire’s “20 Questions” in the January 2014 issue (on newsstands Dec. 17). The singer and philanthropist talks travel, secrets to a great song, and her secret personality trait.

Below are highlights from the interview via Marie Claire:

What brings you the greatest joy?

“My family. I lie in bed with my husband [music producer Swizz Beatz] and son, Egypt, and have little musical moments, which I love.”

Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?

“Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, and I wouldn’t mind Chris Rock. Definitely my husband, too.”

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

“People don’t expect me to be as funny as I am.”

What item in your closet do you wear the most?

“I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it.”

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

“A friend once told me that all I need is three chords and the truth to make a great song.”

Katy Perry Talks New Album, Divorce From Russell Brand, Boyfriend John Mayer In New Marie Claire

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Katy Perry appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s January issue (on stands December 17th). After her marriage flamed out, Perry thought her new album would be dark and brooding. Instead, she turned personal pain into professional triumph, and now prepares to tour with a message of rising from the ashes.

In her interview with Marie Claire, see discusses everything from her new album, to her dark hours following her split from Russell brand and her relationship with her parents and current boyfriend John Mayer.

On not slowing down: “I’m never going to be lazy, because there are 500 other people waiting in line for this position.”

On being vulnerable: “I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you’re vulnerable. When you try to market yourself like some supernatural figurine who can’t be fucked with, I always resort back to Scripture: ‘Pride comes before a fall.'”

On Prism, her new album: “I thought it was going to be a lot darker – acoustic or Fiona Apple-y. You know, a ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ vibe.”

On the dark hours following her split from ex-husband Russell Brand: “There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, ‘OK. All right. I can’t feel this. This is too intense right now.’ I was, like, just eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that’s it.”

On her relationship with her parents: “People don’t understand that I have a great relationship with my parents – like, how that can exist. There isn’t any judgment. They don’t necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don’t necessarily agree with everything they do. They’re at peace with – they pray for me is what they do. They’re fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her. My parents are Republicans, and I’m not. They didn’t vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sign at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’ And I was like, ‘No, you can’t.’ They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”

On practicing Transcendental Meditation: “the best thing I got out of my previous relationship, because it was introduced to me via my ex-husband.”

On her on-and-off relationship with boyfriend John Mayer: “I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don’t do some self-love, I’m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn’t. It’s almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don’t.

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On having kids: “I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit.[Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready – I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice – I’d have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.”

On boyfriend John Mayer: “He’s just a fantastic partner. I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time. He’s got a brilliant, brilliant mind. It’s a rad, mature relationship.”

Photo credit: Regan Cameron/Marie Claire

Wale Goes OFF On Complex Magazine Reporter For Not Making Annual List

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Wale is not a happy camper. During an interview with Complex magazine he absolutely goes CRAY on the reporter JUST because he did not make the Complex magazine annual top album of 2013 list because apparently this list is the end all do all???

Check out the highlights below.

Complex editor: Well, no I’m not to be the person that tells you that. It’s not a personal thing man. It’s ya know, we sit…Wale interrupts

Wale: You mean to tell me Juicy J album better than mine? Is that what you tryin’ to tell me? You mean to tell me, everybody on that f*cking list…Boy! Don’t play me, man! I try, I came at you, civil right now, but it could go completely in another direction. Right now, respect me dog. Respect me dog! Like respect the f*cking culture right now, man! Because right now, it’s like some petty shit goin’ on right now and I’m tryin’ to get to the bottom of it in a civil manner, yo!

Complex editor: There’s no disrespect, man. Straight up I really…Wale interrupts

Wale: F*CK YOU DOG! You know it’s disrespect! Every f*cking time dog, I swear to God I’ll come into that office and start knocking n*ggas the f*ck out! You wanna to see some ghetto ignorant sh*t?! Cause that’s what y’all promote. It’s the only thing that y’all promote from n*ggas is ghetto ignorant shit! You want me to do that?! Cause right now you giving me the same song and dance like I’m a f*cking idiot! You think I’m a f*cking idiot?! Is that what you tryin’ to tell me?!

Complex editor: No man, not at all.

Wale: (inaudible)…I think you think I’m a f*cking idiot, dog! Cause y’all always do this sh*t! How the f*ck you mean to tell me my album ain’t in (inaudible) the top 50? That’s what you believe? Or if you saw me in the street would you be like ‘Aww dude, aww sh*t, I think your sh*t is great, man” (mockingly) W-w-which one is it? Cause if I see one of y’all, y’all going to tell me that to my face!

Complex editor: Let me tell you something. When we make these lists, we all get together, we have a big staff meeting and we debate the list for hours. And we consider lots and lots of artists. More than 50 artists, maybe 100, maybe 200 artists

Wale: Alright, alright, I’ll see y’all n*ggas tomorrow, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, how about that? Get the security ready. Hangs up.

Um, good thing he wasn’t actually physically IN the same room as the Complex editor. Just sayin’.

Image via Wireimage

Demi Lovato: “I Couldn’t go 30 Minutes To An Hour Without Cocaine”

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So you were wondering just HOW bad Demi Lovato’s drug problems were? Well, now that she is clean, we can tell you this. Her addiction to drugs was pretty darn bad. Like excruciatingly bad to where she could have died if she had not have snapped out of her funk. And we get it…you can die from any amount of drugs in your system, but the amount of drugs Demi was doing was insane.

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Lovato said, “With my drug use…I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine, and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep, and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got.”

And she figured out that help is what she needed.

“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka, and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car. … When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone,” she added. “I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God … that is alcoholic behavior … I gotta get my s*** together.’”

Well geez, at least she came to her senses! With that kind of addiction…every half hour to an hour…all day long?!! Wow.

Here’s hoping she stays on the clean and sober bandwagon.

Selena Gomez Jingle Ball Rage: Singer Swears, Storms Off Stage!

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Maybe she’s not so innocent? Yeah I’m talking about Selena Gomez. Jingle Ball rage was in full effect today as the singer swore and stormed off stage at KIIS-FM’s annual concert.

Apparently there were some sound issues that caused the singer frustration.

According to US Weekly Gomez dropped the f-bomb and then yelled to the crowd, “Sorry, the sound isn’t working!” It’s just a shame that the audience filled mostly of young children heard Selena go cray.

She went on to add, “Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight. Is it okay if I perform two more songs and you guys can get to it?”

It wasn’t just one time either that the issues with her “sound” happened.

She addressed the crowd once again saying, “I have to thank you guys so much for allowing me to be able to perform the music that I love. And I have to say that before you guys go on to the people that you care about, I really appreciate you supporting everything that I do. So this next song is the first song I had hit No. 1, and it’s called ‘Come & Get It’.”

Selena ended up leaving before finishing up her set.

Hear Selena throw the F-bomb here!

I think she may have handled the situation a tad better than Miss Ashlee Simpson did.

Ya think?

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The Rebecca Black Saturday Video Is Painful

Remember Rebecca Black? Saturday is here and so is her song AND video for the day of the week. Yeah, her song is called Saturday…the supposed sequel to Friday and yes, it is just as corny as Friday.

The sad news is that her voice sounds better than some of the pop stars out there today. Perhaps she has been working with a vocal coach?

Take a little listen and look and then let me know what you think in the comments section below.

I hope to gawd Miss Black does NOT have five more songs coming and you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Grammy Nominations Full List: #GrammyNoms, Who Got Snubbed?

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Well, it’s official. The Grammy Nominations (full list) for 2013 is here! I know you are all dying to know how many #grammynoms Taylor Swift got…well you may be surprised. Check out the list below!

Record of the year
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Royals — Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
Just Give Me A Reason — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
Locked Out Of Heaven — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Roar — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Same Love —- Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave — Sara Bareilles
Royals — Lorde
When I Was Your Man — Bruno Mars
Roar — Katy Perry
Mirrors — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin’ Out — Herb Alpert
The Beat —- Boney James
Handpicked — Earl Klugh
Summer Horns — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
Hacienda — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise — Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine — Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording
Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
Atmosphere — Kaskade
This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
To Be Loved — Michael Bublé
The Standards — Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo’s Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green
Now — Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance
Always Alright — Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Kashmir — Led Zeppelin
My God Is the Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White

Best Metal Performance
T.N.T. — Anthrax
God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath
The Enemy Inside — Dream Theater
In Due Time — Killswitch Engage
Room 24 — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song
Ain’t Messin ‘Round — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
Doom And Gloom — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (the Rolling Stones)
God Is Dead? — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
Panic Station — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks? — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
Get It Right — Fantasia
Quiet Fire — Maysa
Hey Laura — Gregory Porter
Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Love And War – Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
Only One – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Without Me – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love And War – Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You – Fantasia
One: In The Chamber – Salaam Remi
Unapologetic – Rihanna
New York: A Love Story – Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Love In The Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Rap Performance
Started From The Bottom – Drake
Berzerk – Eminem
Tom Ford – Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Power Trip – J. Cole Featuring Miguel
Part II (On The Run) – Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
Holy Grail – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Now Or Never – Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
Remember You – Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song
…Problems – Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Holy Grail – Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
New Slaves – Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
Started From The Bottom – W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
Thrift Shop – Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus – Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
From This Valley – The Civil Wars
Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Your Side Of The Bed – Little Big Town
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can’t Make Old Friends – Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song
Begin Again – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
I Drive Your Truck – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Mama’s Broken Heart – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Merry Go ‘Round – Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Mine Would Be You – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album
Night Train – Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story – Blake Shelton
Red – Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album
Lux – Brian Eno
Illumination – Peter Kater
Final Call – Kitaro
Awakening The Fire – R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Love’s River – Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Don’t Run – Terence Blanchard, soloist
Song For Maura – Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
Song Without Words #4: Duet – Fred Hersch, soloist
Stadium Jazz – Donny McCaslin, soloist
Orbits – Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The World According To Andy Bey – Andy Bey
Attachments – Lorraine Feather
Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter
WomanChild – Cécile McLorin Salvant
After Blue – Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Guided Tour – The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue – Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum – Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away – Kenny Garrett
Out Here – Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Brooklyn Babylon – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Night In Calisia – Randy Brecker, W¿odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Wild Beauty – Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
March Sublime – Alan Ferber
Intrada – Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
La Noche Más Larga – Buika
Song For Maura – Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
Yo – Roberto Fonseca
Egg¿n – Omar Sosa
Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin – Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Break Every Chain [Live] – Tasha Cobbs
Hurricane – Natalie Grant
Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher
Overcomer – Mandisa
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song
Have Your Way – Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
If He Did It Before… Same God [Live] – Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
If I Believe – Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
A Little More Jesus – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
Still – Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Hurricane – Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Love Take Me Over – Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
Overcomer – David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Speak Life – Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) – Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

Best Gospel Album
Grace [Live] – Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] – Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet – Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser [Live] – William Murphy
Greater Than [Live] – Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] – Matt Maher
Overcomer – Mandisa
Your Grace Finds Me (Live) – Matt Redman
Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album
Faith, Hope Y Amor – Frankie J
Viajero Frecuente – Ricardo Montaner
Vida – Draco Rosa
Syntek – Aleks Syntek
12 Historias – Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco – Café Tacvba
Ojo Por Ojo – El Tri
Chances – Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
Treinta Días – La Santa Cecilia
Repeat After Me – Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
El Free – Banda Los Recoditos
En Peligro De Extinción – Intocable
A Mi Manera – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Romeo Y Su Nieta – Paquita La Del Barrio
13 Celebrando El 13 – Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album
3.0 – Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar – Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra – Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants – Various Artists
Corazón Profundo – Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Song
Build Me Up From Bones – Sarah Jarosz
Invisible – Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)
Keep Your Dirty Lights On – Tim O’Brien And Darrell Scott
Love Has Come For You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed – Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim – Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine – Mavis Staples
Songbook – Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album
It’s Just A Road – The Boxcars
Brothers Of The Highway – Dailey & Vincent
This World Oft Can Be – Della Mae
Three Chords And The Truth – James King
The Streets Of Baltimore – Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album
Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
Cotton Mouth Man – James Cotton
Get Up! – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Seesaw – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Down In Louisiana – Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture Of You – Guy Clark
Sweetheart Of The Sun – The Greencards
Build Me Up From Bones – Sarah Jarosz
The Ash & Clay – The Milk Carton Kids
They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration – (Various Artists)

Best Regional Roots Music Album
The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band – Hot 8 Brass Band
Hula Ku’i – Kahulanui
Le Fou – Zachary Richard
Dockside Sessions – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs – Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Best Reggae Album
One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond
Ziggy Marley In Concert – Ziggy Marley
The Messiah – Sizzla
Reggae Connection – Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
Reincarnated – Snoop Lion

Best World Music Album
Savor Flamenco – Gipsy Kings
No Place For My Dream – Femi Kuti
Live: Singing For Peace Around The World – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Living Room Sessions Part 2 – Ravi Shankar

Best Children’s Album
Blue Clouds – Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
The Mighty Sky – Beth Nielsen Chapman
Recess – Justin Roberts
Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids – Alastair Moock & Friends
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well – Jennifer Gasoi

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t – Stephen Colbert
Carrie And Me – Carol Burnett
Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris
Still Foolin’ ‘Em – Billy Crystal
The Storm King – Pete Seeger

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl – Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To Help – Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional – Ron White
Live – Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – Bob Saget

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Atlas – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Silver Lining – Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
Skyfall – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
We Both Know – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

Best Instrumental Composition
Bound Away – Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet – Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard – Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra – Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts – Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)

Best Music Video
Safe And Sound – Capital Cities | Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film – Jay Z | Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z | David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
I’m Shakin’ – Jack White | Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

Best Music Film
Live 2012 – Coldplay | Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
¡Cuatro! – Green Day | Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up! – Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite | Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer
Live Kisses – Paul McCartney | Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
The Road To Red Rocks – Mumford & Sons | Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer

Thoughts on the Grammy Nominations for 2013?