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American Music Awards: See the winners list here!

America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

Bieber’s wins included the show’s top award, artist of the year. The singer’s mom joined him onstage as he collected the top award. He looked to his mom: “I wanted to thank you for always believing in me.”

He said it’s “hard growing up with everyone watching me” and asked that people continue to believe in him.

The 18-year-old also won favorite pop/rock album for Believe, and male artist.

He performed two songs at the award show, one stripped and another upbeat with Nicki Minaj. As Bieber won his second award, he was kissed on the neck by Jenny McCarthy, who presented the award.

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MTV's Europe Music Awards results: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift win big

North America, eff yeah! U.S. citizens and Canadians dominated MTV’s Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt last night, snagging awards in 11 out of 16 total categories. Newly single canuck Justin Bieber and native Pennsylvanian Taylor Swift had especially good nights, bringing home three globe-topped statuettes apiece. And as a bonus, the late Whitney Houston was honored with this year’s Global Icon award; previous winners include Bon Jovi and Queen. Check out a full list of winners below:

Biggest Fans: One Direction

Best Female: Taylor Swift

Best Song: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Best Male: Justin Bieber

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Tragedy strikes Linkin Park concert in South Africa: 1 dead, 19 hurt

A spokeswoman for the South African city of Cape Town says one person died after a scaffolding collapsed in high winds outside a Linkin Park concert, injuring 19 other people. Kylie Hatton said Thursday a woman died after being taken to the hospital. She said 19 people were injured, with 12 hospitalized, after the temporary advertising structure collapsed outside the Cape Town Stadium. She said police are investigating.

The American rock band said in a statement: “We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries.”

The band said they had no relationship with the sponsor or entity responsible for the structure. The band will perform in Johannesburg Nov. 10.

New free app to feature live sets by Coldplay, Adele, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, and more

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If you haven’t booked your flight to London for iTunes Festival London 2011 this July, don’t worry. The good folks on Apple’s music force will allow fans to stream the concert in high definition for free through the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Yup, there’s an app for that.

Through the iTunes Festival London 2011 App, available in Apple’s App Store, fans can stream free and on-demand sets from Coldplay, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Adele, Paul Simon, and My Chemical Romance starting July 1.

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Nirvana and Metallica fans most likely to go 'all the way' on first date, Lady Gaga fans less inclined, according to poll

Sex fiends looking to get lucky on a first date could do worse than to head to Britain and loudly announce their fondness for Metallica and Nirvana.

That is the conclusion to be drawn from a new poll conducted by U.K. music and dating website tastebuds.fm. The site asked users “how far they’d likely go” on a first date and then collated the information to find out band’s fans were the most, and least, likely to go “all the way.”

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Linkin Park shoots for the stars in 'Waiting for the End' video: Watch here

This morning Linkin Park debuted the video for their their latest single, “Waiting for the End.” Almost like peering through a telescope at the stars, the band appears in the clip as starry, living constellations. Each member’s stars light up and twitch as they perform the reflective rock cut. Deers, rabbits, and dinosaur heads morph into each other throughout as well. It’s an abstract video. All I can gather of it is that their within a machine of some sort. But hey, your guess is as good as mine.

What do you make of the “Waiting for the End” video? The song doesn’t really scream, “Rage against the machine!” Are they dying slowly inside it? Let us (me) know. Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Linkin Park claims top spot on Billboard 200 albums chart

This week, Linkin Park earns its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Their A Thousand Suns debuts on top, selling 241,000 albums. Trey Songz‘s Passion, Pain & Pleasure debuts at No. 2 with 240,000 copies moved. Eminem’s Recovery drops a spot to No. 3, managing to sell 89,000 records.

Country star Jamey Johnson and his latest, The Guitar Song, opens with 63,000 albums at No. 4. Rock legend Robert Plant starts at No. 5. His Band of Joy sold 49,000 copies. Weezer’s Hurley opens modestly at No. 6 with 45,000 units moved. The Now 35 compilation slips four slots to No. 7 selling 41,000 copies.

Brandon FlowersFlamingo drops in at No. 8. The Killers frontman sold 41,000 units this week. Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream falls five places to No. 9, selling 40,000 copies. Justin Bieber sold 36,000 copies of his My World 2.0 and comes in at No. 10.

How do you feel about this week’s numbers? Did they shake out how you expected? Let us know.

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Linkin Park release new single, video for 'Medal of Honor' video game; watch it here

linkin-parkImage Credit: Klaus ThymannTeenage boys everywhere, pull on your excitement diapers: Linkin Park’s collaboration with the upcoming Afghanistan-War-set combat game Medal of Honor has arrived.

And in fact, the MoH-themed video for the band’s new single “The Catalyst,” from their upcoming Sept. 14 album A Thousand Suns, is directed by the band’s DJ, Joe Hahn.

It’s all shot in a very intense and explode-y Hurt Locker-on-steroids style; watch the digital-and-live-action clip—and hear the full song—here:

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Linkin Park's stark Haiti video: Watch 'Not Alone' here

Linkin Park was among the first artists to respond to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last month, heading up a charity album, Download to Donate, within a week. Now the band has released a video for “Not Alone,” the previously unreleased song they gave to the compilation. It’s a stark, mostly black-and-white clip that switches between images of the immense destruction in Haiti, some of them fairly graphic, and footage of Linkin Park recording “Not Alone” in a studio. Between the indoors sunglasses and the earnest messaging, Chester Bennington has never reminded me so much of Bono.

Watch “Not Alone” below, visit Music for Relief or another charity to donate to earthquake relief in Haiti, then let us know what you think of this video.



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How Linkin Park put together their Haiti charity album in just one week

It is just a week since the Haiti earthquake. But you can now buy a Haiti-benefiting charity album of previously unreleased material by, amongst others, Dave Matthews Band, the All-American Rejects, Peter Gabriel, Slash, and Alanis Morissette.

The compilation is called Download to Donate and was overseen by Linkin Park, whose non-profit foundation Music for Relief has a history of providing aid to the country.

“Just last Monday, I was saying how I would like to start directing more of Music For Relief’s attention to Haiti and developing some sustainable housing,” says Linkin Park bassist David “Phoenix” Farrell. “Then the earthquake happened Tuesday, and we really started scrambling to figure out a way that we could garner as much support from the music community as we could to hopefully raise a ton of money for the cause.”

Linkin Park’s own musical contribution is a track called “Not Alone,” which they recorded during sessions for the band’s 2007 CD Minutes To Midnight, though the vocal tracks were never finished. “When the opportunity to do this started coming together, Mike [Shinoda] and Chester [Bennington] got back in the studio,” says Phoenix. “I believe they finished the vocals at 3am on Sunday morning.”

Over the past few days Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti charity has come under criticism for alleged mismanagement of funds (the Fugee denies using any of Yéle’s money for his own personal benefit). But Phoenix is adamant that all of the money raised by Download to Donate—which is available for purchase on a pay-what-you-like basis—will go to worthy causes. “It’s a very low cost charity,” he says.”For this, 100% of the money Music For Relief raises is going to a couple of different charities: the UN Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. And Dave Matthews Band brought their BAMA Works relief effort into the mix as well. 100% of what we raise is going towards those different efforts.”

But Phoenix says that at present the band have no plans to play a benefit show. “We couldn’t,” he says. Couldn’t? That sounds ominous. Is a member of Linkin Park in jail somewhere? “We’re in a down cycle right now where we’re writing and recording,” he explains. “So we probably couldn’t get something together quick enough. No, as of an hour ago, everyone is still a free citizen.”

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