Rihanna attended the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Concert & conference.
Mary J. Blige walked away with eight nominations for the annual Grammy Awards setting the stage for a showdown with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for music’s top honours.
The battle for the coveted Album of the Year pitches the Dixie Chicks’ “Taking the Long Way” against Gnarls Barkley’s debut “St. Elsewhere,” US blues rocker John Mayer’s “Continuum,” the Chili Peppers’ “Stadium Arcadium” and Justin Timberlake’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds.”
Timberlake had been expected to top the nominations, but had to settle for just four nods, along with Beyonce and rapper T.I.
The Record of the Year award sees rhythm and blues diva Blige’s “Be Without You” vying with Blunt’s platinum-selling “You’re Beautiful,” in a crowded category also featuring the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice,” the massively successful “Crazy” by twosome Gnarls Barkley and “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae.
Both Blunt and the Dixie Chicks get their third top nomination in the Song of the Year category, where they face off against Carrie Underwood, who found fame as the winner of television talent show “American Idol,” as well as Blige and Rae.
Blunt has an additional nod in the Best New Artist category, along with Underwood and fellow Brit Rae.
Other artists seen as leading contenders, with five nominations, were Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, will.i.am and John Williams.
Prince and Lionel Richie appear in the Best R and B Album category, facing off against Jamie Foxx, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian.
“These nominations truly reflect a diverse and vibrant community of music makers and creators who represent some of the most remarkable music of the year,” Neil Portnow, head of The Recording Academy, said in unveiling the nominations.
Ciara stopped by TRL & Circuit City to promote “The Evolution.” Check out the performance & pics above.
Beyonce Knowles performs on NBC’s “Today Show” in Rockefeller Center on December 4, 2006 in New York City. Check out her “Listen” performance & the pics above. Also, an unreleased single from Beyonce’s album B’day has leaked online. The song is called Beautiful Liar which Beyonce sings in english and spanish. Click the link below to download.
Ashanti will be on MTV’s Sucker Free, premeire the video for ‘Pac’s Life’ & Ashanti made a quick visit on MTV’S TRL yesterday, to again premiere 2Pac’s new video, “Pac’s Life”. Ashanti talked about her upcoming album and about her dream movie role. If you missed the show, you can watch it on below. Also check out the pics above.
Rihanna was in Manchester to promote Clinique Happy, she looked really pretty I just don’t get the black gloves, but anywhoo, check out the pics above.
Eve made a appearance at MAC’s Harlem Store to promote Viva Glam Lipstick. Check out the pics above.