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Adele Tops American Music Awards Nominations

10/11/2011 2:40pm EDT
Adele leads this year's American Music Awards nominees with four nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each.

Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations, respectively.

This year's 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website,, as well as Artists wi...

Sony BMG Music Entertainment Launches Platinum Musicpass Digital Album Cards

1/15/2008 2:12pm EST
Celine Dion
SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced the launch of Platinum MusicPass, a series of digital album cards that enable consumers to download full-length albums, and in many cases special bonus content, in the form of high-quality MP3 files. The first 37 titles in the series, which represent musical genres ranging from Rock and Pop to R&B and Country, will debut on January 15th, 2008 and by the end of the month will be available at 4,500 retail outlets across the United States. In Canada, MusicPass will debut in late January of 2008.

"The introduction of MusicPass is an important p...

Casting Crowns' 'The Altar And The Door' Is Highest Debut On Billboard's Top 200

9/6/2007 1:58pm EDT
Casting Crowns
(Nashville, Tenn.) September 5, 2007 – Multi-Platinum Christian music band Casting Crowns' third album The Altar and The Door debuted this week at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 chart with more than 128,000 scans, making it this week's highest album debut and the top artist release in the country, second only to the High School Musical 2 soundtrack.

"This debut is a landmark achievement for this artist and our company in so many ways. Casting Crowns has proven that artistry, ministry, career and personal life can all co-exist successfully when the mission is clear. We are truly thankful...

GMA Announces Performers And Presenters For Dove Awards At Grand Ole Opry On April 25

4/11/2007 1:35pm EDT
Toby Mac
Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin, Mandisa, Take 6, The Crabb Family, MercyMe and Chris Tomlin are among the first performers announced for the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards, today announced John W. Styll, president and CEO of the Gospel Music Association and executive producer of the Doves. Michael W. Smith, Brenda Lee and Bob & Larry from VeggieTales are among those slated as presenters.

The Dove Awards ( is Christian/Gospel music's biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a national night of music and celebration as the ...

Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Chili Peppers & Nickelback Top AMA Nominations

9/20/2006 9:36am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback lead this year's American Music Awards nominations with three nods apiece. Carey is up for "Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist" and "Soul/R&B Artist" as well as "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" for The Emancipation Of Mimi, while Canadians Nickelback and Red Hot Chili Peppers will face off for the "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" honors.

Former American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood netted two nominations, alongside Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, The Pussycat Dolls, Rascal F...

Chris Tomlin's 'Arriving' Certified Gold

1/19/2006 2:43am EST
Chris Tomlin
Arriving, the current studio album from Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords artist-worshiper Chris Tomlin, has reached the RIAA Certified Gold sales mark signifying over 500,000 copies sold in the United States.

Released in September 2004, Arriving continues to be a Christian music mainstay, delivering the hits "Indescribable," "Holy Is The Lord," "The Way I Was Made," and new single "How Great Is Our God." In relation, Tomlin was recently named the most played artist at Christian adult contemporary radio in 2005 by music industry journal Radio & Records.

Arriving has also received ...