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2015 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED: The first batch of nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning (December 5th) by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams on CBS This Morning. The full list of nominees, minus Album of The Year, will be announced by 2pm this afternoon via Twitter. The ceremony will be held on February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS at 8pm. Here are the nominees that have been announced so far:

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mali Is…
Pharrell Williams, Girl

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea, “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“All of Me” (Live Version) – John Legend
“Chandelier” – Sia
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
“Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams

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Taylor Swift And Olivia’s Diet Coke Commercial

 

 

Kesha Accuses Dr. Luke Of Assault And Abuse

Kesha has sued producer Dr. Luke – accusing him of sexual assault and physical, verbal and emotional abuse, claiming that he drugged her before forcing himself on her. According to TMZ, Kesha said that Dr. Luke made numerous sexual advances at her from the beginning of their professional collaboration. She also claimed that when she was 18-years-old, he forced her to snort a substance before boarding a plane, then forced himself on her.

Kesha opened up about a different occasion, saying that Luke provided her with something he referred to as “sober pills.” When she woke up the next day, she was naked in his bed with no recollection of what had happened.

  • Kesha also said that Dr. Luke physically abused her at his home in Malibu, forcing her to flee barefoot down the Pacific Coast Highway and seek safety in nearby mountains.
  • Kesha is asking a judge to let her walk away from her contract with the producer. Kesha’s attorney – Mark Geragos, told TMZ, that she is seeking to “regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault.”

DR. LUKE FIRES BACK AS KESHA’S ACCUSATIONS

Meanwhile, Dr. Luke has fired back at Kesha’s sexual assault and physical, emontional and verbal abuse claims. Luke has called Kesha a liar, saying that she made up her accusations to escape her contract with him.

Dr. Luke’s attorney – Christine Lepera, told Gossip Cop in a statement, “As set forth in the complaint that we have filed on behalf of Dr. Luke, Kesha and her mother are engaged in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha. These are allegations that Kesha and Pebe have themselves admitted are false. The complaint explains that Kesha and her mother Pebe have wielded these defamatory statements in an attempt to extort Gottwald into releasing Kesha from her exclusive recording agreement with Dr. Luke.”

  • She added, “We understand that Kesha has filed a lawsuit of her own against Dr. Luke, though we have not yet seen it. Undoubtedly, Kesha’s lawsuit is nothing more than a continuation of her bad and offensive acts. We are confident that Dr. Luke will prevail in all matters, and that our client will be awarded substantial damages for this malicious conduct.”

 

 

AMA Nominations

Iggy Azalea leads the 2014 American Music Awards nominations. The Aussie rapper is up for  “Artist of the Year,” “New Artist of the Year,” “Single of the Year,” and more.  Pharrell, John Legend and Katy Perry are all up for five awards, Lorde is up for four while Beyonce and Eminem have three nominations.

  • The AMAs will air live from Nokia Theater in L.A. on November 23rd.

Full list of 2014 American Music Awards Nominations:

Artist of the Year

Iggy Azalea
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Lorde
One Directon
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

New Artist of the Year

5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

Single of the Year

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Rude” – MAGIC!
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Iggy Azalea
Lorde
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons
One Direction
OneRepublic

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Pure Heroine – Lorde
Midnight Memories – One Direction
Prism – Katy Perry

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country

Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country

Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences – Garth Brooks
The Outsiders – Eric Church
Just As I Am – Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Iggy Azalea
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Love in the Future – John Legend
G I R L – Pharrell Williams

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Bastille
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Sara Bareilles
OneRepublic
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist – Latin

Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Newsboys

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Avicii
Calvin Harris
Zedd

Top Soundtrack

Frozen
The Fault in Our Stars
Guardians of the Galazy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

 

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