David Guetta named keynote speaker for MidemNet. David Guetta will give the keynote address at MidemNet in Cannes, France on January 22, 2011. The French DJ is a social networking nut with more than 12 million followers on Facebook. As a recording artist he has sold more than 15 million singles and 3 million albums. He was produced songs for Black Eyed Peas, Kylie Minogue, Akon and Rihanna. Guetta’s digital partnerships includes the link with French start-up MXP4, the creator of music applications to enable fans to remix their favorite artists. He also has a marketing and promotions partnership with karaoke company PureSolo.Guetta’s other business, Guetta Events, has JV’d with EMI Music to create the event brand ‘F*ck Me I’m Famous’, to export the format of the Ibiza club scene into international territories.
MidemNet 2011 will focus on the monetization of content in the digital era.
Justin Bieber became the youngest person to win Artist of the Year prize. Justin Bieber became the youngest person ever to win the Artist of the Year prize at the American Music Awards (AMAs) last sunday. The ‘Pray’ hitmaker was the big winner of the evening, taking home four accolades including Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favourite Album and Breakthrough Artist of the Year during the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Accepting the Artist of the Year honour, the 16-year-old star thanked his mentor Usher and invited the ‘OMG’ singer to join him on stage. He said: “I really was embraced by a man named Usher Raymond. It would be only right if I invited him up here to share it with me.” Usher picked up two gongs himself, Favourite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favourite Soul/R&B Album, while rapper Eminem walked away with statuettes for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Other winners at the 38th annual ceremony included country stars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley; British rock band Muse, R&B singer Rihanna and Colombian pop star Shakira. Michael Buble was heard shouted ‘ love winning things” when he picked up the Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist award. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kid Rock and Bon Jovi, all performed at the ceremony and boy bands New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and Backstreet Boys joined up for their first collaborative live stage effort before they kick off a joint American tour next year. Pink ‘ who announced last week she is pregnant with her first child ‘ did not allow her pregnancy to slow her down putting on an energetic dance routine to perform new song ‘Raise Your Glass’.
American Music Awards (AMAs) 2010, full list of winners:
Favourite Soul/R&B Album: Usher, ‘Raymond v. Raymond’
Favourite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favourite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favourite Latin Music Artist: Shakira
Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna
Favourite Country Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favourite Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber
Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favourite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum
Favourite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Muse
Favourite Adult Contemporary Music Artist: Michael Buble
Favourite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favourite Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Favourite Country Album: Carrie Underwood, ‘Play On’
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist: Eminem
Favourite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber, ‘My World 2.0′
Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady Gaga
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Eminem, ‘Recovery’
Favourite Soundtrack Album: ‘Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers’
Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias To Perform On “American Music Awards” Sunday. The biggest music awards show this year just got even bigger. Along with the already unbelievable line-up of performers, the Black Eyed Peas, Train, and Enrique Iglesias have all been added to the bill. Black Eyed Peas and Train, both nominees in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group category, will both hit the stage to perform their latest hits. Enrique Iglesias will be joined by Pitbull to perform, what else, their top 5 smash “I Like It.” They join a long list of previously announced acts including Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, Backstreet Boys & New Kids on the Block, Justin Bieber, Pink, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Carlos Santana w/ Gavin Rossdale, Rihanna, Diddy-Dirty Money, Ne-Yo, Bon Jovi, and Usher.Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the pack of nominees for the “2010 American Music Awards,” both earning 5 nominations each. Fans determine the votes by casting them online at the AMAs website. The “2010 American Music Awards” will air live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, November 21st at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd Host “SNL” In December. This December, the hosting duties on “Saturday Night Live” are all taken by actors making their return to the real 30 Rock. Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd, and Jeff Bridges are all set to host. Robert De Niro will host the December 4th episode, hosting for the third time. The “Little Fockers” star will be joined by musical guest Diddy-Dirty Money. The following week, two Pauls will takeover the show. Paul Rudd, star of the upcoming “How Do You Know,” will host while Paul McCartney will hold the reigns as musical guest for the third time. “Wonderful Christmastime” indeed! On December 18th, “Tron: Legacy” star Jeff Bridges will return to host for the second time with Eminem also returning as musical guest for the fifth time. He’s reportedly being joined by Lil Wayne this time, performing their single “No Love.” Next up as host is Anne Hathaway on November 20th, who’ll be joined by Florence + the Machine, days before her “Love and Other Disasters” hits theaters. De Niro, Eminem McCartney and company join an impressive list of hosts and musical guests this year during the show’s 36th season, which have included Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Scarlett Johannson and Rihanna.
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Added To AMAs Line-Up. Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, and Carlos Santana with Gavin Rossdale have all been added to the already star-studded line-up of this year’s American Music Awards. Swift, a nominee for Favorite Female Country Music Artist, is set to perform a hit off her million-plus-selling “Speak Now.”Miley Cyrus and Kid Rock, who both just took the stage at MTV’s EMAs earlier this month, will also perform. Carlos Santana and Gavin Rossdale will also take the stage. They’ll perform “Bang a Gong” off Santana’s latest album, “Guitar Heaven.” Swift, Cyrus and company join an already impressive line-up of performers that include Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Usher, Pink, Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi and Diddy-Dirty Money. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the pack of nominees for the “2010 American Music Awards,” both earning 5 nominations each. Fans determine the votes by casting them online at the AMAs website. The “2010 American Music Awards” will air live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, November 21st at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
Rihanna And Drake Hit #1 On Billboard Hot 100 With “What’s My Name?” Rihanna earns her eighth #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week when her latest single, “What’s My Name?,” skyrockets from #60 last week to #1. “What’s My Name?,” the second single from her upcoming album “Loud,” is her third #1 single this year, after “Rude Boy” and “Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem. “What’s My Name?” sold 235,000 digital singles this week, earning #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart as well. Rihanna also scored #1 hits with “SOS,” “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z, “Take a Bow,” “Disturbia,” and “Live Your Life” with T.I. Drake earns his first #1 on the Hot 100 with the single as well. Spots #2-#4 this week remain unmoved, with Far East Movement holding the runner-up spot for another week with “Like a G6,” featuring Cataracs and Dev, selling another 168,000 copies. Bruno Mars remains at #3 with “Just the Way You Are,” while Rihanna holds her second entry in the top 5, “Only Girl (In the World)” at #4 for another week. Last week’s #1, Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R,” dips to #5, selling 220,000 digital singles this week. Nelly’s “Just a Dream” is down to #6 this week, while Pink moves up three spots to #7 with “Raise Your Glass,” selling 160,000 copies. Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj are down one this week to #8 with “Bottoms Up,” while Usher and Pitbull drop down three spots this week with their hit, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love.” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” drops out of the top 10 this week to make room for Perry’s latest single, “Firework.” The single makes its first appearance in the top 10, moving up all the way from #29 to #10. It sold 145,000 digital copies. Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending November 20th, 2010:
1. “What’s My Name,” Rihanna feat. Drake
2. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev
3. “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
4. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
5. “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha
6. “Just a Dream,” Nelly
7. “Raise Your Glass,” Pink
8. “Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
9. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
10. “Firework,” Katy Perry
Lady Gaga set to shatter Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream at MTV Europe Music Awards. Princess of pop holding off late surge from Katy Perry, according to Ovi Music Downloads. Ahead of Europe’s most anticipated music award ceremony, the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, Nokia’s Ovi Music reveals Lady Gaga is set to scoop all five award nominations ‘ if music downloads are anything to go by. Lady Gaga, the self-styled Princess of Pop, is the world’s most popular female artist, according to music downloads from Ovi Music across 38 countries*. She is going head-to-head with pop rival Katy Perry who is also up for five awards, and the two will lock horns in Best Pop, Best Female, Best Song and Best Video categories. If downloads from Nokia’s Ovi Music service determined the winner, Lady Gaga would wipe the floor with Katy Perry. She currently tops the download charts in over 38 countries and claims two out of the world’s five most downloaded tracks ‘ Bad Romance and The Fame According to track downloads from Ovi Music, Lady Gaga has a 40 percent share of downloads compared with rival female nominees including Shakira, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Alexandra Burke and Miley Cyrus. Bad Romance is the most popular Lady Gaga track, followed by The Fame and Alejandro. The UK accounts for the largest number of Gaga downloads across 38 markets ‘ followed by China, Finland and Brazil** Female artist nominees Share of downloads (based on the % of total music downloads from Ovi Music)
1. Lady Gaga
5. Katy Perry
6. Miley Cyrus
7. Alexandra Burke
Far East Movement Top Billboard Hot 100 For Second Week With “Like A G6″ Far East Movement spend their second week at #1 with their smash single, “Like a G6.” The Los Angeles-based group, along with Cataracs & Dev, sold another 204,000 digital downloads of the hit, off their album “Free Wired.” It was also enough to keep Bruno Mars at #2 for another week with “Just the Way You Are,” selling 138,000 downloads. Rihanna inched up to her highest position yet this week with her latest single, “Only Girl (In the World).” The track, off her upcoming new album “Loud,” sold another 155,000 singles. Nelly dropped down one to #4 this week with “Just a Dream,” selling 146,000. Usher stays put at #5 this week with “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” featuring Pitbull. Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj climb up from #10 last week to #6 with “Bottoms Up.” Both Songz and Minaj earn their highest chart position on the Hot 100 this week with the single. Katy Perry remains at #7 this week with “Teenage Dream,” while Taio Cruz continues at #8 for another week with “Dynamite.” Flo Rida is unmoved from last week at #9 with “Club Can’t Handle Me,” his David Guetta-produced single off the “Step Up 3-D” soundtrack (the movie has long since left theaters). Pink earns her 10th top 10 hit on the Hot 100 this week with “Raise Your Glass,” the lead single off her upcoming “Greatest Hits…So Far!!!” release. The single is her first entry in the top 10 since “So What” hit #1 in 2008. Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending November 6th, 2010: 1. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev 2. “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars 3. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna 4. “Just a Dream,” Nelly 5. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull 6. “Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj 7. “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry 8. “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz 9. “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta 10. “Raise Your Glass,” Pink
Katy Perry and Russell Brand wed in India. The couple tied the knot in on Saturday (23.10.10) at the luxury Aman-i-Khas resort in Rajasthan, India, which is located near the Ranthambore National Park ‘ which is the country’s leading tiger park and also home to other wildlife including leopards, deer and exotic birds. A representative for the newlyweds released a statement saying: ‘Russell Brand and Katy Perry are overjoyed to confirm that they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, October 23. The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples’ closest family and friends was performed by a Christian minister and long-time friend of the Hudson Family. The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of Northern India.” Guests are believed to include Katy’s close friend Rihanna, and British comedian David Baddiel and his wife Morwenna Banks. Heavy security guarded the location of the nuptials and local police officers surrounded the adjacent fields and the resort’s walls.
Bruno Mars Spends Fourth Week At #1 On Billboard Hot 100 With “Just The Way You Are”. Bruno Mars stays just the way he is for a fourth week on the Billboard Hot 100. The newcomer spends his fourth week atop the chart with his single “Just the Way You Are,” which sells another 180,000 digital singles. The single is off his album, “Doo-Woops & Hooligans,” which debuted this week at #3 on the Billboard albums chart. Far*East Movement’s “Like a G6,” featuring Cataracs & Dev, is at #2 for a second week. It’s the #1 single on the Hot Digital Songs chart, selling 221,000 copies this week. Reaching a new peak this week is Nelly, with his latest single “Just a Dream.” The single, from his upcoming album “Nelly 5.0,” moves up to #3 from #4 last week. Katy Perry is down one to #4 this week with “Teenage Dream,” the former #1 title track from her current album. Usher spends a second week at #5 this week with “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” featuring Pitbull. Rihanna is the “Only Girl (In the World)” on her latest single, from her upcoming album “Loud.” The single is up two spots to #6 this week. Taio Cruz is down one to #7 this week with “Dynamite.” Taylor Swift debuts at #8 this week with her latest single “Speak Now,” the title track to her upcoming album. The single debuts at #2 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, selling 217,000 copies in its first week. Closing out the top 10 this week is Flo Rida with his David Guetta-featuring single, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” which is up a spot to #9 this week. Falling three spots to #10 this week is Eminem and Rihanna with their former #1, “Love the Way You Lie.”
Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending October 23rd, 2010:
1. “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
2. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev
3. “Just a Dream,” Nelly
4. “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
5. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
6. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
7. “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
8. “Speak Now,” Taylor Swift
9. “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
10. “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna