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AMAs 2015: Watch the Red Carpet Livestream

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The American Music Awards is taking place tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

BeyondGossip.com will be providing you with live updates including Red Carpet arrivals,  performances, award presentations and award winners.

The 2015 AMAs red carpets has just begun. Watch the livestream below….

The Saturdays Strut + Dance in Sunny ‘What About Us’ Video

The Saturdays strut down the sidewalk in short shorts and dance around in an empty baseball field in their new video for ‘What About Us,’ the latest single for the U.K. girl group.

The ladies spend a sunny L.A. afternoon shopping for clothes and hanging out at a swimming pool before heading inside a billiards hall, where they school some dudes, who clearly had no idea the girls were such talented pool players.

As daylight fades, the Saturdays and a bunch of friends hope a fence to gain access to a baseball field, where they dance under the stadium lights. Sean Paul, who appears on the ‘What About Us’ single, doesn’t appear in the video version, which is fine, because wouldn’t you rather watch the Saturdays instead?

Expect to see much more of the ladies in their E! reality show ‘Chasing the Saturdays,’ which chronicles their efforts to make it big in America.

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Win Tickets to See Lawson Live!

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Among the new artists worth watching in early 2013 is Lawson, an emerging pop-rock band based out of London, England. Here’s your chance to see the guys live at an upcoming concert in either Los Angeles or New York City with PopCrush’s exclusive Lawson ticket giveaway.

American fans will get to check out the four-piece act, who scored three Top 10 hits in Britain last year, during their first-ever U.S. shows at the Troubadour in L.A. on Jan. 24 and at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on Jan. 28.

Tickets for these dates are on sale now, but if you retweet the announcement of PopCrush’s Lawson ticket giveaway, you’ll win an opportunity to catch the band for free. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets, one for each show. Winners must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the concerts. See the end of the post for further details.

Lawson have opened for the Wanted in the U.K., where their debut album, ‘Chapman Square,’ reached No. 4. The young foursome consisting of Andy Brown, Ryan Fletcher, Joel Peat, and Adam Pitts have won fans over with engaging, polished tracks like ‘Taking Over Me’ and ‘Standing in the Dark.’ Fans can pick up a free download of their song ‘Red Sky’ on their official website.

For your chance to win tickets to see Lawson live, simply follow @popcrush on Twitter and re-tweet the announcement of the giveaway by Sunday, Feb. 18, 2013 EST. We’ll choose a winner at random.

Watch the Lawson ‘When She Was Mine’ Video

Alicia Keys Announces Set the World on Fire Tour With Miguel

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People’s Choice Awards performer Alicia Keys is taking her live show to arenas across the U.S. and Canada starting in March. Her Set the World on Fire Tour includes 24 dates spaced out over six weeks, with a stellar opening act in R&B star Miguel.

The tour begins on March 7 in Seattle and runs through April 18 in Chicago, hitting up the Staples Center and Madison Square Garden along the way. The trek will support Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’ album, which entered the charts at No. 1 in November. The title track continues to climb the singles charts.

During her People’s Choice Awards performance, Keys moved out from behind the piano and strutted her stuff front and center with a bevy of backup dancers. She looks comfortable and excited to be back on stage.

Nabbing Miguel as the opener will probably help Keys sell more tickets, since the soul singer’s ‘Adorn’ was one of the hottest soul tracks of 2012 and earned a Song of the Year Grammy nomination.

“I can feel the energy of this upcoming year building and I couldn’t be more excited to go on tour with the new album and I’m thrilled to have the insanely talented Miguel join me,” Keys said in a press release.

Alicia Keys Set the World on Fire Tour Dates:
3/7 – Seattle, Wash. | WAMU Theatre
3/8 – Vancouver, B.C. | Rogers Arena
3/10 – Oakland, Calif. | Oracle Arena
3/12 – Los Angeles, Calif. | Staples Center
3/13 – San Diego, Calif. | Valley View Casino
3/15 – Las Vegas, Nev. | Mandalay Bay Center
3/17 – Dallas, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
3/18 – Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
3/21 – New Orleans, La. | New Orleans Arena
3/23 – Miami, Fla. | American Airlines Arena
3/24 – Tampa, Fla. | Tampa Bay Time Forum
3/27 – Southaven, Miss. | Landers Center
3/29 – Atlanta, Ga. | Philips Arena
3/30 – Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum
4/2 – Toronto, Ont. | Air Canada Centre
4/3 – Montreal, Que. | Bell Centre
4/5 – Brooklyn, N.Y. | Barclay’s Center
4/6 – Mashantucket, Ct. | MGM Grand at Foxwoods
4/10 – Boston, Mass. | Agganis Arena
4/11 – New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
4/13 – Atlantic City, N.J. | Mark G. Etess Arena
4/14 – Washington D.C. | Verizon Center
4/17 – Detroit, Mich. | Joe Louis Arena
4/18 – Chicago, Ill. | United Center

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2013 BRIT Nominations: Coldplay, Rihanna + Amy Winehouse Honored

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‘Princess of China’ might make Coldplay and Rihanna the musical kings and queen of Britain. RiRi and Chris Martin’s band are among the leading contenders for the 2013 BRIT Awards. The annual U.K. awards show today (Jan. 10) revealed its list of nominees, which also included a surprise nod for the late Amy Winehouse.

Coldplay and Rihanna are up for Best British Single for ‘Princess of China.’ Chris Martin’s band is also a contender for Best Live Act, while RiRi is up for Best International Female.

Winehouse’s nom comes in the Best British Female category, based on the success of her posthumous album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ which hit No. 1 in Britain.

Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande actually leads the pack with four nominations, while Rita Ora picked up three. Both artists appear twice in the Best British Single category, which features a whopping 15 nominees, including Adele‘s ‘Skyfall,’ Florence + the Machine‘s ‘Spectrum,’ and Jessie J‘s ‘Domino.’

The boys from One Direction are back at the BRITs with a Best British Group nomination. A year ago, 1D won Best British Single for ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ They are already confirmed to perform at the Feb. 20 ceremony.

Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean and fun. are among the Americans nominated for the International awards.

2013 BRIT Awards Nominations:

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Emeli Sande, ‘Our Version of Events’
Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’
Alt-J, ‘An Awesome Wave’
Plan B, ‘iLL Manors’
Paloma Faith, ‘Fall to Grace’

Best British Single
Adele, ‘Skyfall’
Alex Clare, ‘Too Close’
Coldplay & Rihanna, ‘Princess of China’
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora, ‘Hot Right Now’
Emeli Sandé, ‘Next to Me’
Florence & The Machine, ‘Spectrum’
James Arthur, ‘Impossible’
Jessie J, ‘Domino’
Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé, ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
Olly Murs Feat. Flo Rida, ‘Troublemaker’
Rita Ora Feat. Tinie Tempah, ‘R.I.P.’
Rizzle Kicks, ‘Mama Do the Hump’
Robbie Williams, ‘Candy’
Rudimental Feat. John Newman, ‘Feel the Love’
Stooshe, ‘Black Heart’

Best Live Act
Coldplay
Muse
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines
Mumford & Sons

British Male Solo Artist
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Ben Howard
Richard Hawley
Plan B

British Female Solo Artist
Bat For Lashes
Amy Winehouse
Emeli Sande
Paloma Faith
Jessie Ware

British Group
One Direction
Alt-J
Muse
Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough
Jessie Ware
Jake Bugg
Rita Ora
Ben Howard
Alt-J

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
The Script
The Killers
The Black Keys

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Michael Buble
Frank Ocean
Gotye
Jack White

International Female Solo Artist
Taylor Swift
Rihanna
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey

British Producer Of The Year
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

Critics Choice
Tom Odell

Special Recognition Award
War Child

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift + More Set to Perform at 2013 Grammys

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The stars are coming out for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Rihanna and Taylor Swift are among the first batch of performers announced for the 55th Annual Grammys, along with fun., Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys.

Swift is nominated for Record of the Year for ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and is a contender for two other awards for ‘Safe & Sound,’ her contribution to the ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack. A six-time Grammy winner, Swift performed ‘Mean’ on last year’s broadcast.

RiRi has won five Grammys and has three different tracks up for awards this year. Her nominations include ‘We Found Love’ for Best Music Video, ‘Where Have You Been’ for Best Pop Solo Performance, and ‘Talk That Talk’ with Jay-Z for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

fun., Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys are all nominated for multiple awards, including Album of the Year. LL Cool J has been confirmed as host once again. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. The Grammys take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

Which Grammy performer are you most looking forward to seeing?

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Watch Rihanna Perform ‘We Found Love’ at the 2012 Grammys

Demi Lovato’s New Single Rumored to Be Called ‘Pieces of a Heart’

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UPDATE: According to Disney Music Group, the single is not called ‘Pieces of a Heart.’ It is still unknown what her next single will be called, and when it will drop!

Does Demi Lovato have a new song on the way? According to a rumored tweet by MTV’s Sway Calloway, Lovato’s ‘Pieces of a Heart’ will debut on ‘MTV First’ on Feb. 13 at precisely 7:49PM ET.

The tweet was reportedly posted by Sway and then deleted, though it can be seen online in screenshot form. Maybe he wasn’t supposed to reveal the news just yet and his bosses asked him to remove the posting. If the alleged tweet was accurate, ‘Pieces of a Heart’ could be the lead single from Lovato’s fourth album, which is due sometime this year.

What might ‘Pieces of a Heart’ mean if it’s the actual song title? It could be a sad song about a heart shattered by breakup. Or maybe it’s a metaphor about love. We like the second explanation, especially since the track would be premiering on the eve of Valentine’s Day.

February would be a good time for Lovato to drop a new single, since ‘X Factor‘ is on hiatus. Her last album, 2011′s ‘Unbroken,’ proved to be a successful comeback effort with hit singles ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Give Your Heart a Break.’

Just don’t wait on Lovato to confirm or deny the report about the new song on Twitter, because she’s taking a break from the social media site.

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Watch the Demi Lovato ‘Give Your Heart a Break’ Video

Watch Jennifer Hudson Perform ‘I Can’t Let Go’ From ‘Smash’

Look out, Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty! Jennifer Hudson‘s voice soars in a clip from JHud’s upcoming appearance on Season 2 of the Broadway-themed musical drama ‘Smash.’

Hudson’s character, Veronica “Ronnie” Moore, belts out ‘I Can’t Let Go,’ a new tune written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who also penned the Grammy-nominated ‘Let Me Be Your Star’ for Season 1. The song is a huge, emotional ballad in the tradition of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and ‘Someone Like You’ that gives Hudson a chance to flaunt her powerful pipes.

Watch for McPhee and Hilty, who play Karen and Ivy, singing backup for Hudson in the clip, which will reportedly air in episode four of the new season, which kicks off on NBC on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Sky Ferreira Makes Her TV Debut on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Sky Ferreira has been “the next big thing” for a couple years now, and after repeated album delays, she may finally be on her way, if her performance Monday night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is any indication. The 20-year-old made her television debut with a performance of ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ with Fallon’s house band, the Roots.

The singer wore an angry, pouty glare as she delivered the lyrics about a confused relationship. Complemented by a buoyant piano melody and Questlove’s fierce drumming, Ferreira sang, “Maybe if you let me be your lover / Maybe if you tried then I would not bother / Telling me that basically you’re not looking out for me.

‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ appeared on Ferreira’s 2012 EP ‘Ghost,’ which will be followed later this year by her debut full-length ‘I’m Not Alright.’

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2013 Grammy Nominees Album: Adele, fun. + More Featured

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Adele and fun. are among the nearly two dozen artists who appear on ’2013 GRAMMY Nominees,’ a collection of recordings from superstar acts nominated for the biggest categories at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Adele, who cleaned house last year with six Grammy wins, appears on the compilation with a live version of ‘Set Fire to the Rain,’ which garnered her only 2013 Grammy nod. fun. are represented by ‘We Are Young,’ which is up for Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

The collection includes Taylor Swift‘s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and Carly Rae Jepsen‘s ‘Call Me Maybe,’ a Song of the Year contender. There’s no Nicki Minaj or Justin Bieber, since those two artists were snubbed by the Grammys this year, but most of music’s other big stars are here, including Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink, and Frank Ocean.

’2013 Grammy Nominees’ hits retailers on Jan. 22. Fans who buy the album in stores or pre-order it at grammy.com will receive an entry to win a trip to see the 2013 Grammys in person on Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

’2013 Grammy Nominees’ Track Listing:
1. Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’
2. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
3. Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
4. Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know”
5. Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
6. Fun., ‘We Are Young’
7. Florence + the Machine, ‘Shake It Out’
8. Pink, ‘Try’
9. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, ‘Payphone’
10. Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
11. Miguel, ‘Adorn’
12. Ed Sheeran, ‘The A Team’
13. Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
14. Lumineers, ‘Ho Hey’
15. Alabama Shakes, ‘Hold On’
16. Mumford & Sons, ‘I Will Wait’
17. Frank Ocean, ‘Pyramids’
18. Bruce Springsteen, ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’
19. Jack White, ‘Freedom At 21′
20. Muse, ‘Madness’
21. Coldplay, ‘Charlie Brown’
22. Adele, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’

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Listen to Leaked Prince Track ‘Same Page, Different Book’

Leaked through an unknown Twitter account, a previously unreleased Prince song called ‘Same Page, Different Book’ has hit the web. The funky mid-tempo track finds Prince vaguely addressing war, government and spirituality.

He sings, “There go the missiles / Headed for the hood / Trade another car bomb / Did nobody no good / Same page, but a different book / So much more in common if you’d only look.” Midway through the tune, Prince says, “We’re about to let this thing just… groove,” while a guitar lick takes over, followed by a spoken verse from a female voice.

It’s unclear whether the song might be intended for an upcoming Prince album, as the song’s release appears to have been unauthorized.

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