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iTunes: Adele tops 2011's best-selling song and album charts

Did we need further evidence that this has been Adele’s year sales-wise? Probably not. But for the benefit of anyone still debating the matter, iTunes has just announced that the British singer’s track “Rolling in the Deep” was the year’s top downloaded song while its parent album, 21, was 2011’s most popular collection. iTunes also named Adele its Artist of the Year.

21 was followed on the album list by Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV. LMFAO claimed second place on the singles list with “Party Rock Anthem” while Katy Perry’s “Firework” was third.

Find iTunes’ top ten best-selling songs and albums of 2011 below: READ FULL STORY

Grammy nominees list 2012

Adele

Kanye West’s seven nominations leads the pack of 54th Annual Grammy Award nominees — announced  with great fanfare at Wednesday night’s now-traditional Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! (read our on-the-scene report) — though he was nearly shut out in all major categories other than Song of the Year. Adele, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars follow with six, and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each earned five.

The awards ceremony will air live on CBS on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

Record of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Katy Perry, “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Album of the Year
Adele, 21
The Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-wops and Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

For the full list of nominees beyond those announced tonight on the live Grammy concert telecast, go the Academy’s official site here.

ALSO: On the scene at the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert: Best and worst moments

American Music Awards 2011: Come for the performances by Maroon 5, Drake, Kelly Clarkson and others, stay for the sales bump

This Sunday, the 39th annual American Music Awards will be beamed into your living room live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The fact that they even hand out those strange props from 2001: A Space Odyssey as prizes is barely the point; did you actually remember that Justin Bieber walked away with four awards in 2010?

Even the show itself seems to know the actual statuettes are sort of arbitrary; they will be doled out according to fan voting, which means that the artists with the most mobilized internet presences will be walking away with new mantlepieces.

But the American Music Awards do prove useful for the music business — they provide a big, spangly event that showcases (most of) pop’s major artists right around the time that people are thinking of making their holiday music purchases.

Like many other businesses that rely on retail sales, the music industry always gets a huge boost during the holidays as people rush to fill stockings with new releases, holiday albums, iTunes gift cards, and luxury items like box sets and vinyl. Conveniently, the AMAs give artists with product to move a stage on which to make their pitches to a national television audience, provided that people actually tune in ( this Sunday night’s NFL game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles promises to cut into the numbers some). READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' video: Old-age makeup, movie stars, and more -- watch it here!

Benjamin Button’s got nothing on Katy Perry.

Perry has just released the official video for “The One That Got Away,” her fond look back at lost love. My giant takeaway from this surprisingly downer clip? Katy Perry is seriously creepy looking as an old woman. She’s rocking the white hair, but her face, for all the effects, still looks young. I never thought I’d prefer her hair bubblegum pink. It’s disconcerting.

Watch the video below, complete with co-star Diego Luna: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry teases ‘The One That Got Away’ video with actor Diego Luna: watch here

Don’t let love get away!

Katy Perry offered a sneak preview of her video for her new ode to old love, “The One That Got Away,” today, tweeting, “The early bird gets the teaser: http://goo.gl/hMleR #1thatgotaway

In the clip, a voiceover intones, “The past is like a handful of dust; it filters through your fingers, disappearing little by little…I wish for one day I could go back. In another life I would do things differently.”

Watch the road-not-taken teaser below: READ FULL STORY

AMAs announce more performers, including Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson. Who are you most excited for?

The list of AMA performers keeps growing. The American Music Awards announced today that Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 will be performing at this year’s ceremony, airing November 20th on ABC.

It’s no secret that on one watches for the actual awards — fan-voting means predictable, Bieber-fevered results. But the AMAs do attract top-tier performers, and this year is no exception. I can’t wait to see the inevitable Christina  Aguilera/Maroon 5 “Moves like Jagger” duet. I just hope FoxNews doesn’t show a clip of the performance…right, Adam?

It’s also a safe bet that viewers will be treated to a Justin Bieber Christmas song (fingers crossed for a Mariah Carey surprise guest appearance!) as well as previously-announced Katy Perry performing her new single.

I’m sure Perry is hoping a live performance will give her the edge over other Artist of the Year noms Adele, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift (and Lil’ Wayne, but let’s get real. He doesn’t stand a chance.) On second thought, great performance or not, Perry won’t upset. Lady Gaga’s little Monsters are going to be voting until their fingers break off. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry sings ballad version of 'The One That Got Away' on 'X Factor': Your opinion is desired

Let’s debate: Katy Perry performed a slowed-down version of her new single “The One That Got Away” on the U.K X Factor last night… and sounded surprisingly good.

Rocking a new pink hairdo and wielding a guitar, the emotional, stripped-down performance was a success for Perry, who is obviously more known for her radio hits than her live-performance chops.

But give the lady some credit:  she sounds better here than she does on the recorded version of the tune. I could have done without the back-up wails, but otherwise, she should definitely add this version into her rotation.

Check out the performance below: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry announces new perfume, Meow; does its name pass the smell test with other celebrity fragrances? Take our poll

Here, kitty kitty: Just in time for the holidays, Katy Perry announced today that her second fragrance will be called Meow, the sister scent to her debut perfume Purr. And yes, Purr did come in a feline-shaped bottle.

With her fairly literal sexy-cat ad campaign for Purr, I’m nervous excited moderately intrigued to see what Perry has in store for us with Meow.

The pop star has been trying to get fans to guess the new perfume name on Twitter this past week, and with picks ranging from ‘catnip’ to ‘furrytail’ and ‘catberry’, it wasn’t too much of a surprise when she announced the big news by tweeting, “My next fragrance & bestie to Purr is MEOW! She’s very sweet & inspired by that magical place, CANDYFORNIA!” READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Community,' 'The Big C,' and 'The Good Wife' feature our favorite songs on TV this week

Hear, hear, TV fans. The Jukebox is back for another week with a selection of the most inventive, emotional, and surprising songs to hit TV screens this week. With another season of The Sing-Off afoot, a cappella was naturally on tap — but we also found an affecting a cappella inclusion in the most unexpected place. Elsewhere, things got naughty on The Good Wife, civil disobedience gave Lionel Richie renewed relevance on Community, and a new show established its place in the moody CW wheelhouse. Check out our picks below! (Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!) READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry announces new single, 'The One That Got Away' -- would it be your pick, too?

It’s a California gurl’s prerogative, when she’s racked up a Michael-Jackson-matching five number-ones in one album, to pick any damn song she wants when it comes to single number six.

And indeed, the (actually twentysomething) Teenage Dreamer announced today that “The One That Got Away” will be the next album track to go for the six-times gold, with its official radio bow slated for October.

The song, a midtempo ode to a summer-after-high-school love with whom she recalls sharing Mustang makeout sessions to Radiohead and getting “matching tattoos” (like these?), may not seem like the most immediate choice.

After all, Perry did perform the pretty ballad “Not Like the Movies” way back at this year’s Grammys without releasing it as a single, and the naughty show-me-yours-maybe-I’ll-show-you-mine stomper “Peacock” managed to hit the no. 1 spot on Billboard’s U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs without ever being officially pushed by her label.

Plus, there’s always the guitar-heavy ex-boyfriend burn “Circle the Drain” (not a personal favorite, but I know it has its fans), as well as “Pearl,” “Who Am I Living For,” and “Hummingbird Heart.”

Readers, listen to “The One That Got Away” after the jump and tell us if it would be your own first (or fourth) choice for Katy’s sixth single — or if you’d rather have her quit while she’s five massive hits ahead: READ FULL STORY

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