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MTV’s VMA nominations: Five surprise winners and losers

vma-nominationsGetting worked up over this year’s just-announced MTV Video Music Award nominations is kind of like being mad at the WWE for not honoring the traditions of Greco-Roman wrestling; it is what it is, kids. And what it is in 2010 is pretty much The Gaga Sweeps Show.

Meaning, essentially, that just about anyone who is not the thirteen-times-nominated Lady is a tramp. As in hobo. As in sad clown who will be going home with no Moon Men—or at least not great gobby handfuls of them, as Gaga is nearly guaranteed to do. (One possible exception? Eminem. Mr. Mathers snagged eight noms altogether, and will undoubtedly win several; MTV loves a comeback kid).

Even if la Gaga has single-handed saved both the music industry and the production of ash-colored Lady Godiva wigs, it is lovely to see a little attention paid to women who weren’t born Stefani Germanotta—including Florence and the Machine, Nicki Minaj (though for the wrong song), and Janelle Monae. And Dan Black, you kill it with that GarageBand “Umbrella” beat! Twice!

But we digress: Odd and unreflective of other industry awards shows as the VMAs may be, there are still a few shockers in today’s announcement; below, a (very subjective) top five: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga is nominated for a record-breaking 13 VMA awards, Eminem gets 8 nods

Lady-GagaImage Credit: Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty ImagesLady Gaga has been nominated for a record-breaking 13 MTV Video Music Awards—including Best Pop Video and Best Female Video—while Eminem received eight nods in the list of nominations, which was released at noon today. This means Gaga has the most nominations ever in a single VMA. She is also the first female artist to be nominated for two different clips in the Video of the Year category with both “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” getting nods. First-time VMA nominees included Ke$ha, Drake, Florence + The Machine, and young Mr Justin Bieber.

The VMAs will be broadcast on Sunday, September 12. You can find the list of nominees after the jump.

Obviously, the big news is the love the VMAs have shown Lady Gaga. What do you think of her 13 noms?

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VMAs exclusive: We have the Video of the Year and Best Male Video nominees!

eminem-lady-gagaImage Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Janet Mayer/PR PhotosThat’s right, MTV is announcing the full list of 2010 Video Music Award nominees at noon today, but we have an early peek at the list of artists vying for Best Male Video and the big dog of VMA categories,”Video of the Year.” Showing up on both of those lists is Eminem, whose “Not Afraid” video is up for eight awards at this year’s VMAs, set to air live from L.A. on Sept. 12. “Apparently, MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMA’s. F me, right?!?!,” Em said in a statement released exclusively to EW. “I mean, I’ll be there but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”

Without further ado, the 2010 VMA nominees for Video of the Year and Best Male Video: READ FULL STORY

Eminem tops albums chart for a fifth week, fending off Rick Ross

rick-ross-eminemEminem just rode to a fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, selling another 187,000 copies of his Recovery according to Nielsen SoundScan. Scoring a big opening number is hard enough these days; sustaining such high sales for more than a month is rarer still.

Rick Ross, the man whom some expected to end Em’s chart reign, missed the mark by just 11,000 units in the end. Ross’ Teflon Don debuts at No. 2 with a solid 176,000 copies sold. That’s actually a bit higher than his chart-topping Deeper Than Rap did last year (158,000), so hopefully Ross is celebrating somewhere today even though he had to settle for second-best.

From there it’s a steep drop to No. 3, where we find Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles from Memphis with an okay-not-great 55,000 copies sold. No. 5 goes to those irrepressible Kidz Bop Kidz, whose Kidz Bop 18 (featuring covers of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and more) sold 43,000. At No. 7 it’s the Jonas Brothers’ Jonas L.A. soundtrack, whose 32,000 bow hardly compares to the kind of digits they were once able to post.

Those were the only notable new entries in this week’s Top 20. What do you think? Surprised that first-week Rick Ross couldn’t quite beat fifth-week Eminem? Who do you think will finally knock Em out of that No. 1 spot?

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Eminem slams Kanye West over Taylor Swift incident: 'He shouldn't have done that.'

kanye-eminemImage Credit: Eminem: Nigel ParryIn the new issue of Spin, cover star Eminem offers his opinion on the incident at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West stormed the stage while Taylor Swift was accepting the award for Best Female Video.

“He shouldn’t have done that,” says the Detroit rapper, who is currently No. 1 on the Billboard album charts with his Recovery CD. “I mean, she’s a little girl.” Eminem also recalls how, during a personally bleak period a few years ago, he became jealous of Lil Wayne’s success and considered releasing a track dissing both the New Orleans rapper and West, before he thought better of it. “It would have been career suicide,” he claims.

Do you think Eminem is right to criticize West? Or do you think his words are hypocritical, given how many people he himself has attacked in rhyme over the years?

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Eminem's 'Love The Way You Lie' pushes Katy Perry's 'Gurls' to No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100 chart

eminem-katy-perryImage Credit: Karin Catt; Ari MichelsonKaty Perry‘s “California Gurls” reigned at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for six weeks. But it’s over now. When the entire chart is released tomorrow, Eminem‘s Rihanna-assisted “Love The Way You Lie” will be No. 1 and Perry No. 2. This is the Detroit rapper’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1. single, and the second from his latest, Recovery. His first single from this album, “Not Afraid,” debuted at No. 1. Em’s having an amazing day; this morning we reported that he’s also got the No. 1 album in the country again.

No one new entered the top 10 this week. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” stays at No. 3, Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” moves from No. 6 to No. 4. Usher’s former No. 1, “OMG,” drops one place to No. 5. Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” moves up one to No. 6. While “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy falls two places to No. 7. “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias holds at No. 8. Drake’s “Find Your Love” stays at No. 9. And Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” remains at No. 10.

What do you think of Eminem’s run? Are you a fan of Recovery and it’s singles? Think Katy can regain her No. 1 spot? Let us know.

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Eminem doesn't budge from Billboard 200's No. 1 spot

eminemEminem‘s Recovery remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth straight week, selling 195,000 copies. He’s the first to own the spot for four straight frames since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream spent six consecutive weeks on top last year. This week’s highest debut is Korn’s Korn III – Remember Who You Are at No. 2, selling 63,000 copies. Drake‘s Thank Me Later moves back a spot to No. 3 with 50,000 copies sold.

Newsboys’ Born Again album comes in at No. 4 with 45,000 records sold. Selling 41,000 copies of his My World 2.0, Justin Bieber’s  stays at No. 5. Sting’s reworked classics album, Symphonicities, debuts at No. 6 with 36,000 records sold. This marks Sting’s tenth solo top 10 album. Country’s new man Jerrod Niemann enters the Billboard 200 at No. 7 with Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury, selling 34,000 in its first week.

Rock group Hellyeah’s second album Stampede stomps to No. 8 with 28,000 records sold. M.I.A.’s Maya debuts with 28,000 albums moved at No. 9. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack plummets six spots to No. 10 with 28,000 records sold, rounding out the top 1o.

Next week Rick Ross’ Teflon Don makes it’s chart debut. Do you think he’ll knock Eminem off the No. 1 spot? Let us know.

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Megan Fox, Dominic Monaghan reportedly cast in Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love the Way You Lie' video

eminem-video-megan-foxImage Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com; Nigel Parry; Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos The music video for Eminem’s next single is shaping up to be quite the all-star affair. According to E!’s Marc Malkin, Megan Fox and Lost‘s Dominic Monaghan will play the two leads in the clip for Em’s duet with Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie.” “Plans call for some rather steamy sequences between D.M. and Fox,” writes Malkin.

Monaghan’s rep confirms to EW that he’s been cast in the video. Reps for Eminem, Megan Fox, and director Joseph Kahn did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

‘Til we learn more, what do you think of these casting choices? Are you looking forward to this video?

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Katy Perry‘s 'California Gurls' still on top of Billboard Hot 100 chart; Enrique Iglesias hits the top 10

katy-perry-Enrique-IglesiasKaty Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Surprise! Well, not really. This is its sixth straight week at No. 1. At this point, it’ll be news when it’s not there anymore. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for the third week in a row. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” switches places with  Usher‘s “OMG,”  moving to No. 3 while Usher drops a spot to No. 4.  Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” stays at No. 5.

Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” jumps up a slot to No. 6. Newcomer Mike Posner slips one to No. 7 with “Cooler Than Me.” Enrique Iglesias‘ Pitbull-assisted “I Like It” makes its entrance into the top 10, leaping 10 spots to No. 8. Drake’s “Find Your Love” continues to step back, dropping one place to No. 9. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

How much longer do you think Katy Perry has at No. 1? And are you a fan of Enrique Iglesias’ new song? Let us know.

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Eminem leads the Billboard 200 again; Big Boi's 'Left Foot' steps in at No. 3

Eminem-Big-BoiEminem‘s Recovery spends it’s third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 229,000 copies. In turn Drake’s Thank Me Later spends a third week at No. 2, selling 74,000 albums. The chart’s top newcomer is OutKast’s Big Boi. His debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot … The Son of Chico Dusty starts at No. 3 with 62,000 units moved.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack slips one spot to No. 4 with 45,000 records sold.  Justin Bieber‘s sold 43,000 copies of his My World 2.0. It climbs one spot to No. 5. The Now 34 compilation drops a spot to No. 6 with 33,000 sold. Jack Johnson’s To The Sea moves up one to No. 7, selling 30,000 albums. Lady Gaga‘s riding high from her Today show performance last Friday. The Fame jumps up five places to No. 8, selling 29,000. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rises one rung to No. 9 with 28,000 copies sold. Enrique Iglesias’ Euphoria is the chart’s second-highest debut at No. 10, He sold 27,000 copies.

Did you buy any of the albums released this week? Let us know.

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