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Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance – The Juice | Billboard.com

Nicki Minaj’s Grammys onstage exorcism yesterday Feb. 12, left most people one of three: confused, blown away or offended. The Catholic League issued a statement of the rapstress performance that leaves no doubt to which one of those three categories they belong to via Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance – The Juice […]

Lana Del Rey has last laugh with top Billboard debut | Reuters

After weeks of hype and ridicule, singer Lana Del Rey had the last laugh on Wednesday by scoring the week’s highest debut on the Billboard 200 album chart with her new record “Born To Die.” via Reuters.

Axed musicians to protest outside Grammy Awards show | Reuters

Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt and Bobby Sanabria are among the dozens of artists who have spoken out against the decision. Musicians say the Grammy cuts will harm their careers financially and diminish the profile of music enjoyed by minority communities. via Reuters.

Adele tops Rolling Stones 2011 album and single list | Reuters

” 21 was this years most stunning pop success, transmuting the young Brits personal sorrow — the collapse of an 18-month relationship — into a 13-million-selling smash that leapt across borders and oceans and united everyone from teeny-boppers to baby boomers to hip-hop-heads,” said Rolling Stone editors. Via  Reuters

Complete List of 2012 Grammy Nominees

1. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Holocene Bon Iver Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers Track from: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar] Grenade Bruno Mars The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers Track […]

Online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011: Gartner | Reuters

Many consumers took early advantage of the Internet to illegally share music through services like Napster, hurting music labels like Universal, Warner and EMI that still dominate the industry. via  Reuters.

Chuck D files $100M class-action suit against label | Reuters

Universal Music Group is being asked to pay the piper when it comes to digital licensing — and the bill could end up being pretty hefty indeed. via Reuters.

MTV video awards honor Britney Spears, Katy Perry | Reuters

The R&B singer whose hits include “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” appeared visibly pregnant as she showed up on the red carpet outside the show, posing for photographers and outlining a baby bump with her hands under her long gown. via Reuters.