Watch the American Music Awards Performances

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Whether or not you tune into the American Music Awards, for a show that has the word “award” in it, there weren’t many award handed out, but rather tons of performances.

For those that couldn’t hack the full three-hour show and just wants to see selected performances, look no further than here where you can see all of them.

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“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

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“Rude” / “Divine Sorrow” – MAGIC! feat. Wyclef Jean

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“Boom Clap” / “Break the Rules” – Charli XCX

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“What I  Like About You” (cover) – 5 Seconds of Summer

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“I Bet My Life” – Imagine Dragons

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“I’m Not the Only One” – Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky

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“Fancy” / “Beg for It” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

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“Fireball” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

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“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde

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“Problem” / “Break Free” / “Love Me Harder” – Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd

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“The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez

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“Night Changes” – One Direction

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“Start A Fire” – Lil’ Wayne feat. Christina Milian

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“Bed of Lie” – Nicki Minaj

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“L.A. Love” – Fergie

“People Loving People” – Garth Brooks

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“Whole Damn Year” – Mary J. Blige

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“Bang Bang” – Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Listen to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

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Last week, we were informed that Bob Geldof would be remaking the charity song “Do they Know It’s Christmas” to raise awareness, and we assume funds, to help combat the Ebola epidemic.

Much like when the song was first recorded, Geldof brought together many big name from the current music world who call the United Kingdom home.

Previously confirmed for the song included: Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow. At the time of the announcement, Geldof had said that a veteran from the original song as well as other artists would be revealed.

Check out the song below and see if you can spot the veteran artists among the youngsters as well as those other special guest who were not confirmed originally.

The BandAid cover comes 30 years after the original was recorded (1984) in hope to raise funds to help combat hunger.

According to Geldof, an American version of the song will be recorded as well. That version will be produced by Quincy Jones. There, reportedly, also be a German and French version of the song in the future.

The “Do They Know It’s Christmas” cover made its debut on ITV’s The X Factor last night and has already, reportedly, raised one million dollars.

U.K. Artists to Record Christmas Chairty Song to Help Combat Ebola

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With the holidays right around the corner, we’re about to begin to hear tons of Christmas songs on the radio and see the never-ending cycle of Christmas movies on the television screen (just look at the Hallmark channel).

One of the good things about the holidays is when artists come together to record a song whose proceeds will go directly to help support a charity.

Irish singer-songwriter, Bob Geldof has revealed plans to re-record U.K. charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for the fourth time since its debut in 1984. In the description of the song, it states that “it’s designed to fight the Ebola epidemic,” so we’re going to assume that they will help combat the Ebola epidemic with all the proceeds the track will make from sales.

For this version of the holiday charity single, the singer has revealed that he has gotten Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow to lend their vocals for the track. (We’re wondering how the Goulding and Sheeran will react to each other at the recording session after the “Don’t” chronicles.)

But, if that wasn’t enough, reportedly more acts will be revealed right before the recording session.

“We called up some of the giants of the past and our own contemporaries, equally giant, and they said they’d come again to the party, ” Geldof said in a press conference earlier in the day.

Paul Epworth who previously worked with One Direction and Adele has been tapped to produce the song.

Unlike the original version of the song which was created to help combat hunger in Africa, the newly record song will have change of lyrics to reflect the new battle at bay, but they will keep its iconic chorus.

“[And what] they were dying of in 1984 was of course hunger, but they died essentially because they were poor. We know we can contain Ebola; we have doctors, the nurses, medicines and state systems. We have money. They’re dying again because they are extremely poor. That is radically unacceptable,” continued Geldof.

Geldof confirmed Quincy Jones will be working on a similar version in the United States while there will also be a French and German version created.

American Music Awards Announced Performers

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The American Music Awards already announced the nominees for this year’s award show earlier this month, as well as the identity of this year’s host; once again Pitbull will hold down the fort as the MC of the evening, but the performers were left out.

Dick Clark Productions, who produce the award show, have revealed that Mary J. Blige as well as newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer and Sam Smith will take the stage at this year’s event due to take place next month.

All three recently added performers are also nominated for awards this year. Mary J. Blige is nominated in the “Favorite Female Artists- Soul/R&B” category while  Smith and the boys of 5SOS, both will go head to head in the “New Artists of the Year Award presented by Kohls” category.

Previously, Charli XCX was confirmed to perform at the AMAs when the initial nomination announcement was made a few weeks back. The British singer is also nominated for an award for her contribution on Iggy Azalea’s Summer staple, “Fancy.” Her breakout song “Boom Clap” was featured on The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack which also earned a nomination for “Top Soundtrack” though its got tough competition from the Frozen Soundtrack and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Awesome Mix.

The American Music Award will take place on Nov. 23 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles while the show will be broadcast live on ABC.

First Two 2014 Jingle Ball Line-Ups Revealed

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UPDATE:

Looks like Miami’s Y100 Jingle Ball line-up is almost exactly like the L.A.’s and Minneapolis.

Ariana Grande
Calvin Harris
Iggy Azalea
Pharrell
Charlie XCX
Jason Derulo
Meghan Trainor
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Jessie J
Jake Miller
Kiesza
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Becky G
Mary Lambert
Shawn Mendes

Special Guest Host: Nick Jonas


It may be only October and we might not even have our Halloween costumes planned yet, but Clear Channel is already getting fans of the radio stations owned by the mega media company ready for their annual Christmas shows.

Today, KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and KDWB in Minneapolis have unveiled the performers to be gracing the stage at the respect Jingle Ball installments.

On Friday, Dec. 5. Jingle Ball will invade Los Angeles and the artists taking the stage that evening will include: Taylor Swift, Pharrell, 5 seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Sam smith, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Becky G., Rixton, Shawn Mendes, and Kiesza.

Like Los Angeles, many of the same artist will appear at the Minneapolis date, though some new artists will be traded for others. KDWB’s line-up will include: Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Onerepublic, Meghan Trainor, Rita Ora, Jessie J., Kiesza, Nico & Vinz, Shawn Mendes, and Becky G.

As if the pop music phenoms slated to take the stage wasn’t enough, Nick Jonas has been tapped to host both days of Jingle Ball. Tickets for the annual mini music fests will go on sale on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Jingle Ball line-ups which are still missing include Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Miami which will reportedly be revealed at 5 p.m. today.

BBC Form Supergroup to Cover Beach Boys Song

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What happens when you get together tons of musicians for a worthy cause? Usually one hell of a song.

Thanks to the BBC, tons of musicians were asked to come together to cover the Beach Boys “God Only Knows” from Pet Sounds to officially launch of BBC Music. The TV spot featuring the reported 27 artists began to air yesterday (Oct. 7).

Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Stevie Wonder, Brian May, One Direction, Chrissie Hynde, Baaba Maal, Sam Smith, Lorde, Dave Grohl and many more can be spotted in the video. Also making the list of performers was Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys; how else do you pay homage to the guy (or band) that wrote and the song.

As if the long list of singers on the track wasn’t enough to get your head spinning, the BBC also used their 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra on the song.

We warned you, epic might be an understatement. Give the track as listen.

When asked by The Guardian about the remake of the song, Wilson said: “All the artists did such a beautiful job. I can’t thank them enough. I’m just honored ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

The cover will be released as a single to raise funds for the BBC’s Children in Need charity. This isn’t the first time the BBC has done such a supergroup for charity. Back in 1997, the network released a version of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” featuring Elton John, Bono, and Reed himself.