2013 AMAs Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2013 AMAs have been announced! Check them out below, and be sure to vote for the stars you want to win the awards!

The AMAs will take place at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in California on November 24, 2013. The show will air on ABC from 8pm-11pm ET/PT.

And, Miley Cyrus will perform at the show!

Here are the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Mackemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Single of the Year
“Cruise”, by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly
“Thrift Shop,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz
“Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.

Favorite Male Artist—Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist—Pop/Rock
Pink
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group—Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Favorite Album—Pop/Rock
One Direction Take Me Home
Taylor Swift, Red
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Male Artist—Country
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist—Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group—Country
The Band Pery
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album—Country
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line, Here’s to the Good Times
Taylor Swift, Red

Favorite Artist—Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Album—Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist

Favorite Male Artist—Soul/R&B
Miguel
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist—Soul/R&B
Ciara
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

Favorite Album—Soul/R&B
Rihanna, Unapologetic
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist—Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist—Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
Pink

Favorite Artist—Latin
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist—Contemporary Inspirational
TobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Favorite Artist—Electronic Dance Music
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Zedd

Top Soundtrack
Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby
Les Misérables
Pitch Perfect

 

SOURCE: http://www.disneydreaming.com
Posted October 11, 2013

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The Voice Coaches Talk Idol and X Factor Comparisons: “Becoming a Huge Star Is a Fairytale”

The Voice (Photo: E Online)

The Voice (Photo: E Online)

Pull up a big red chair and get ready to smack those buttons!

The Voice‘s original foursome is back together and the hunger for victory seems stronger than ever. Christina Aguilera, Ceelo Green,Adam Levine and Carson Daly took the stage Saturday evening at the Summer TCA press tour and they promised that the 5th cycle is going to be the best yet!

Aguilera, who stepped away last season to focus on her newest album, muses, “Well I understand that I am coming back to the Blake Shelton show at this point.” So far Shelton is smashing the coaches’ competition with three victories out of the past four cycles. All those “special lattes” must really be working!

However, the coaches are well aware that in addition to the fierce internal competition, The Voice will always be faced with external competition. This is due to the fact that fans and critics regularly compare the NBC singing competition to the Fox counterparts American Idoland The X Factor.

The Voice is the only singing competition that has been graced with a 2013 Emmy nomination for the second year in a row. But many are quick to point out that the show has yet to produce a “superstar” winner.

Levine, swiftly confronted this notion saying, “We totally understand because of the comparisons that might exist out there, why it might seem to be a failure on the show’s part.” The Maroon 5 front man continues, “The immediacy of winning and becoming a huge star is a fairytale that we would love to see take place, but it’s still a fairytale.”

Aguilera echoes her fellow coach’s sentiments revealing that reaching stardom, even with the help of a successful show, is deceptively difficult. “It just doesn’t happen that way. It didn’t happen that way for me either. For instance when I sang for the Mickey Mouse club, the alum has huge names: Britney [Spears], Justin [Timberlake], Ryan Gosling.” The “32-year-old singer says. “All these names come from that show but right after the show did we all rocket to success right after? No, it takes time.”

Host Daly boasts that the NBC hit continues to raise the bar each and every season with the level of talent and fan excitement, so perhaps this is the year that a Voice superstar will smash the charts.

Don’t miss the cycle 5 premiere of The Voice when it premieres Sept. 23 on NBC!

 

 

 

SOURCE: E Online
Posted Saturday , July 28 , 2013

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ crowns a Season 4 winner

The Swon Brothers , Danielle Bradbery , and Michelle Chamuel

Danielle Bradbery is The Voice.

The 16-year-old country singer from Cypress, Texas, triumphed in the fourth-season finale of the NBC singing competition, winning the viewer vote Tuesday over the other two finalists: 26-year-old Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers, Colton, 24, and Zach, 27. Chamuel finished second and the Swon Brothers came in third.

After her name was announced, Bradbery told host Carson Daly that she was thankful but speechless before closing the show with Sara Evans’ Born to Fly. She had performed that song in Monday’s competition finale.

More than an hour later, Bradbery described her moment of victory.

“Me and Michelle were holding onto each other, shaking,” she said on the post-finale red carpet. “When I heard my name, I could not believe it. It’s going to take a while to sink in, but I’m just embracing the moment while it’s here.”

Bradbery said fans “were all so supportive and hopefully I touched a lot of hearts out there to vote for me and keep supporting me. Hopefully, that worked. They’ve been sticking by my side forever and hopefully will continue to.”

The victory by Bradbery, the second female and the youngest singer to win The Voice, represents the third triumph in four seasons for a member of coach Blake Shelton’s team.

“I wanted to make sure that Nashville respected her as much as they could,” country singer Shelton said after the show. “Obviously, she’s an incredible vocalist, but I wanted them to know that she respects country music and that’s why we kept throwing it back to artists from 10-20 years ago … showing Nashville that she can do that stuff, she can do new stuff. She can perform with Hunter Hayes, she can sing with me. Whatever it is you throw at her she’s capable of doing.”

He thinks Bradbery has a big career ahead of her. Bradbery said she would like to work with Shelton in the future.

“I see us standing here talking about her 20 years from now,” Shelton said. “And I wouldn’t say that with this confidence about anybody else that’s ever been on this show. Danielle Bradbery is a gift to the music industry and definitely a gift to The Voice.”

Shelton said it has been his goal “since Day One” to have a country singer win. That genre was strong in this season’s finale, represented by Bradbery and the Swon Brothers, the show’s most successful duo to date. Both finalists were under the tutelage of Shelton.

“Country fans are loyal, they are amazing and they like to stick by you through everything. I love it,” Bradbery said.

The two-hour finale featured a range of musical stars, including Cher, who sangWoman’s World, the first single of her upcoming album, Closer to the Truth. She recorded her performance in front of The Voice studio audience just before Tuesday’s live broadcast.

After the show, the legendary singer said her first performance before a TV audience in more than five years was “very exciting and it makes you feel elated but it’s also kind of scary. And I’m a big chicken anyway. I like being on it. I just don’t like going on it.”

She said a show like The Voice can help young performers.

“I think shows like this might help you skirt a lot of the bad stuff that could be waiting for you. It’s a great place to go and be seen by everybody and have that feeling that you can actually can do it,” she said. “Sonny (Bono) and I used to play bowling alleys and roller skating rinks. And that was hard to keep telling ourselves, ‘We were good, we were good, we were good.’ ”

Pitbull and Christina Aguilera opened the show with a duet and country’s Florida Georgia Line and hip-hop’s Nelly performed together. Bruno Mars sang his newest single, Treasure, which was taped before the recent death of his mother.

The finalists got their chance to perform with the stars, too. Bob Seger, joined by the Swon Brothers, performed his hit Night Moves. Hayes and Bradbery sang a duet of I Want Crazy and Chamuel and OneRepublic performed Counting Stars.

The Voice switched coaching gears this season, with Usher and Shakira taking over for original coaches Aguilera and CeeLo Green. The two were well received.

Aguilera and Green, who appeared in the first three seasons, will rejoin the show for its fifth cycle this fall, with Usher and Shakira trading off with them for the sixth edition. Coaches Shelton and Adam Levine have been with the show from the start.

The Voice audience is down 1% for Season 4, with an average of 12.4 million viewers, but it beat Fox’s longtime juggernaut American Idol among advertiser-coveted young adults. Idol still draws more viewers, but it has experienced sharp erosion over the past two seasons.

The singing competition, which stands out for its blind auditions and spinning red chairs, is produced by Mark Burnett.

 

 

SOURCE: USATODAY.COM

Posted Wednesday , June 19 , 2013

Happy Birthday, Blake Shelton! 7 Of The Country Singer’s Best One-Liners Ever

Not only is tonight The Voice finale, but it’s also judge Blake Shelton’s 37th birthday! Um, can we just say, Blake is looking great for his age. You agree, right? If you’ve ever watched the show or listened to an interview, you’ll know that he says some pretty amazingly hilarious things that just ask to be made into tweets and Facebook statuses galore. So, in honor of the country singer’s big day, we’ve compiled Blake’s best one-liners of all time for your viewing pleasure. Read now and thank us later.

1. “There needs to be an app that edits what I say versus what I want to say.”

2. “Grown men who wear skinny jeans may as well put on a t-shirt that says, ‘Trust me girls…if i can fit it in here, you’re not interested.'”

Blake Shelton (Photo: OK Magazine)

 

3. “You look like Jesus and people like that.”

4. “Never touch another man’s button.”

Blake Shelton (Photo: OK Magazine)

 

5. “You had me at thang.”

6. “The first time I saw you, you scared the hell out of me…and now you come out here looking sexy, and hot, and Daddy likey.

7. “Taylor Swift’s new song ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’ reminds me of the squealing pig Geico commercial every time she sings ‘we.'” 

Blake Shelton (Photo: OK Magazine)

Blake Shelton (Photo: OK Magazine)

 

 

 

SOURCE: OK MAGAZINE

Posted Wednesday , June 19 , 2013

The Voice Finale: Shakira, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Usher Performing, Hunter Hayes and OneRepublic Dueting With Finalists

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With all that talent in those spinning red chairs, why wouldn’t they hit the stage?

We can exclusively reveal that on tonight’s episode of The Voice, coaches Adam Levine,Usher, Blake Shelton and Shakira will perform The Beatles’ classic:  “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends.”

Fitting, no?

As for the big finale tomorrow night, the finalists will duet with some very special guests. Country star Hunter Hayes will be there to perform his hit “I Want Crazy” with help from the finalists, while OneRepublic is set to duet  “Counting Stars” with the last singers standing. The pairings for each duet have yet to be revealed.

It’s a who’s who of musical talent for tomorrow’s finale: Cher, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly are also set to rock The Voice stage.

Are you ready for The Voice finale?

 

 

SOURCE: E ONLINE

Posted Tuesday , June 18 , 2013

Lyrics: Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Ft. Pistol Annies & Friends

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Well the boys ’round here don’t listen to The Beatles
Run ole Bocephus through a jukebox needle
At a honky-tonk, where their boots stomp
All night; what? (That’s right)
Yea, and what they call work, digging in the dirt
Gotta get it in the ground ‘fore the rain come down
To get paid, to get the girl
In your 4 wheel drive (A country boy can survive)

Yea the boys ’round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin’ ’bout girls, talkin’ ’bout trucks
Runnin’ them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys ’round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don’t take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Aw heck
Red red red red red red redneck

Well the boys ’round here, they’re keeping it country
Ain’t a damn one know how to do the dougie
(You don’t do the dougie?) No, not in Kentucky
But these girls ’round here yep, they still love me
Yea, the girls ’round here, they all deserve a whistle
Shakin’ that sugar, sweet as Dixie crystal
They like that y’all and southern drawl
And just can’t help it cause they just keep fallin’

For the boys ’round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin’ ’bout girls, talkin’ ’bout trucks
Runnin’ them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys ’round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don’t take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

Let me hear you say
(Ooh let’s ride)
(Ooh let’s ride)
Down to the river side

(Ooh let’s ride…)
Hey now girl, hop inside
Me and you gonna take a little ride to the river
Let’s ride (That’s right)
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Have you ever got down with a…
Red red red red red red redneck?
And do you wanna get down with a…
Red red red red red red redneck?
Girl you gotta get down

With the boys ’round here
Drinking that ice cold beer
Talkin’ ’bout girls, talkin’ ’bout trucks
Runnin’ them red dirt roads out, kicking up dust
The boys ’round here
Sending up a prayer to the man upstairs
Backwoods legit, don’t take no sh*t
Chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit

(Ooh let’s ride)
Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let’s ride)
I’m one of them boys ’round here
(Ooh let’s ride)
Red red red red red red redneck
(Ooh let’s ride)

(Ooh let’s ride…)
Well all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is you and me, how we’ll be
So come on girl, hop inside
Me and you, we’re gonna take a little ride
Lay a blanket on the ground
Kissing and the crickets is the only sound
We out of town
Girl you gotta get down with a…
Come on through the country side
Down to the river side