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Lady Gaga, Tegan And Sara, Goldfrapp, Vampire Weekend Nominated For GLAAD Media Awards

All those up for statues at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, and altogether 93 nominees made the cut. The gay media-monitoring organization stages the annual event to honor outstanding representations of the LGBT community in areas of music, movies, TV, and web and print journalism.

In the Outstanding Music Artist category, gay rights advocate Lady Gaga and her troubled (though apparently back-on-track) album ARTPOP are up against releases by Tegan And Sara (Heartthrob), Elton John (The Diving Board), Goldfrapp (Tales Of Us) and Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires Of The City). Personally, it would be great to see Goldfrapp win here for the duo’s rich, orchestral sixth studio LP. More »

Grammy Awards 2014: The Full List Of Winners

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The 56th annual Grammy Awards kicked off at 8 p.m. on Jauary 26th at Los Angeles’ mammoth Staples Center, and before the televised event even hit the airwaves, awards were handed out to artists and personalities as varied as Michael Buble (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) and Stephen Colbert (Best Spoken Word Album), and albums like Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Dance/Electronic Album).

French duo Daft Punk went on to nab the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Duo Or Group Performance, the latter two for their summer jam “Get Lucky.” New Zealand teen Lorde proved to be a big upset when she took the Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance Grammys for her radio smash “Royals.”

Elsewhere, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only stunned with their epic performance of “Same Love” — a spectacle that included Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, Madonna and over 30 couples who got married on stage — the pair also walked away with Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”).

Catch the entire head-spinning list of winners at the Grammy Awards below. More »

‘Girls’ Volume 2 Soundtrack Features New Miguel & Lily Allen Songs: See The Tracklist

HBO’s comedy Girls is back in full swing, and the show’s just-premiered third season is getting a second soundtrack on the heels of the successful first offering, which included pop gems like Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own” and Icona Pop‘s “I Love It,” both of which featured in memorable sequences on the show.

This time around, as Entertainment Weekly reports, there’s even more new tunes — in particular, a brand-new song from Rilo Kiley songstress Jenny Lewis, “Completely Not Me,” and a new track by Miguel called “simplethings.” (Both of those are exclusive to the soundtrack.) Most intriguingly, though, the set will include a new song from Lily Allen in anticipation of her upcoming third album, so the soundtrack’s February 11 release should provide a nice stopgap as fans wait for Allen’s full LP.

See the full tracklist below, rounded out by songs from Christina Perri, Beck and Vampire WeekendMore »

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Covered By Vampire Weekend: Listen

Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” summer domination is as neverending as this heat wave — now brainy indie dudes Vampire Weekend have covered the jam for BBC Radio’s Live Lounge. And it’s actually a pretty good match — the hit has a leanness that’s exhibited in much of VW’s catalog, and singer Ezra Koenig‘s got the pipes to hit the falsetto.

In fact, he takes it a step further and takes on T.I.‘s rap verse — not shocking to those of you who know that, before he was fronting VW, Koenig dabbled in hip-hop as part of L’Homme Run. Check it out below. More »

Vampire Weekend Beat George Strait & Demi Lovato To #1 On Album Chart

Sorry, Demi
When all was said and done, Demi Lovato‘s Demi sold 110,000 copies out of the gate, enough to rack up the singers’ best sales week to-date, but not enough to snag the #1 position on the Billboard 200. That honor instead goes to Vampire Weekend, whose third LP Mondern Vampires Of The City moved 134,000 copies. Just behind the indie-rock act, at #2, is George Strait with 28th album Love Is Everything (125,000).

See how the rest of the Top 10 played out below. More »

Kanye West’s House Robbed While He’s On Tour: Morning Mix

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:: Kanye West was robbed—and we’re not talking about his lack of an Album of the Year nomination at this year’s Grammys. The rapper’s Los Angeles home was burglarized while the rapper was in England for the European leg of his Watch The Throne tour. At least West doesn’t appear to be too attached to the place — this is the same home he put on the market after getting serious with Kim Kardashian. [TMZ]

:: In case you weren’t tired of hearing about Carly Rae Jepsen yet, the Canadian singer’s Hot 100-topping “Call Me Maybe” was recently mashed up with Annie Lennox‘s “Walking On Broken Glass,” courtesy of Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij. [Stereogum]

:: Illuminati or clever branding? The mystery surrounding Blue Ivy Carter‘s name might finally be revealed, thanks to a poem Beyoncé posted on Tumblr. [MTV]

:: Ever wanted to go to a concert with Rihanna and Shakira? You only need to fly out to Azerbaijan to make your dreams come true! The two pop stars were just announced as performers for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.  [Popjustice]

:: Avril Lavigne has done crazy stuff with her hair before. But after recently shaving her head a la Skrillex, the “Complicated” singer is defending her new hairstyle via a retweet on Twitter. [PopCrush]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »

Obama Would Like Fergie, Adam Levine & Lea Michele’s Endoresement

Is Obama a huge Maroon 5, Glee, and Black Eyed Peas fan? Maybe, maybe not — but he does want their endorsement on his 2012 re-election. The Commander-in-Chief already has stars like Lady Gaga on his team, but that didn’t stop him from releasing a “wish list” of celebrities he’d like on board as he bids for a second term. Amongst names we might easily expect to find here, such as B.o.B., Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys, there are such diverse acts as Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, the Jonas Brothers, Janelle Monae, Ricky Martin, Regina Spektor, and Vampire Weekend. (Kelly Clarkson was apparently already spoken for.) Check out the full list of names below. More »

The Morning Mix: Adele Thanks Sarah Palin For Making Her A Success

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:: Adele credits none other than Sarah Palin for making her a success in the U.S., since Palin appeared on the same episode of Saturday Night Live in which the British singer performed as the musical guest. It certainly helped that it was one of SNL‘s most watched eps ever. [Spinner]

:: 50 Cent won’t put out new music until people start missing him. It’s going to be awhile, particularly if he keeps tweeting. [Rap-Up]

:: Stephen Colbert invited The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend on his show to duke it out for his Grammy vote for Best Alternative Rock Album. It got pretty nasty! [Best Week Ever]

:: Check out the perfect Muse playlist for Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson’s baby. [PopEater]

:: A group of little girls made their own version of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow”, now Tom Hanks’ son (not Colin) releases his own parody as an ode to his alma mater, Northwestern University. Behold, “White And Purple.” [EW Music Mix]

After the jump, find out what music acts are performing on the tube today:
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Surprise! Vampire Weekend Cover Cheryl Cole’s “Fight For This Love”

When one thinks of the greats from overseas who have influenced American indie bands, naturally UK acts like Joy Division, The Smiths, the Stone Roses and Cheryl Cole come to mind. Or at least Cheryl Cole came to mind for 2010 chart-toppers Vampire Weekend, who turned out an impressive, toe-tapping cover of the Girls Aloud vixen/X Factor judge’s 2009 debut solo single “Fight For This Love” while appearing on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge today. Listen below.
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2010′s Best Music: MySpace Music Picks The Top 50 Albums

What do Kanye West and Nicki Minaj have in common with a bunch of great bands most people have never heard of? They’re all included amongst MySpace Music’s Top 50 Albums of 2010! The Grammys this ain’t, which is why you won’t find the likes of Katy Perry, Eminem, or Taylor Swift anywhere amidst MySpace’s annual accolades. (Xtina’s Bionic didn’t make the cut, either. Shocking!) A few familiar faces did muscle their way in with the more obscure critical darlings, however. Click here to check out the list.
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