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AMP Music Minute: People Choice Awards Nominees In, Cee-Lo Geting Back Into Acting And Drake’s New Mixtape

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This is a special edition of AMP’s Music Minute, featuring the lovely Seena! So tune in, and be sure to check the audio at the end of the post, Seena really breaks down all your music news for the day.

The nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards were announced and AMP radio is in the house! Oww Oww, yeah! AMP favorite [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] is on top with more than a handful at seven nominations, including Favorite Female Artist and Song of the year, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for AMP artists in these awards.

Other nominees include,[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Lady Gaga[/lastfm],[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Adele[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]LMFAO[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm], to name a few.

The awards this year will take place at Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on January 11th of next year.

[photogallerylink id=130007 align=left]Obviously for the People’s Choice Awards, it’s imperative that you vote for your favorite music, movies, and TV. These awards are designed to show not what people are necessarily buying, or what the the critics think but literally winners are based on what people like. And what could be better than that?

AMP has broken down the nominations for you so you can more easily cast your vote here when you’re ready. Be sure to head to he website before voting ends. Since its 2011, you can cast your vote via Facebook, Twitter, or your mobile device.

So if you plan on tuning in and want to see your favorites take home those awards than let your voice be heard. It’s democracy, people. Do your part.

Song of the year anyone? Katy Perry- E.T.

[Source: MTV]

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[photogallerylink id=111094 align=left][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee-Lo[/lastfm] has been steadily climbing up the fame mountain for the last few years now. Dropping hits either as his duo with DJ [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Danger Mouse[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gnarls Barkley[/lastfm], or as a solo act. “Crazy” still gets crazy radio play and the novelty in “Forget You” hasn’t quite worn off yet, but Cee-Lo isn’t stopping here.

Though he recently pulled out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with fellow heavyweights, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm], Green has more ventures that are sure to bow your mind. One of his most impressive is his acting role in the remake of the 1976 musical classic, Sparkle.

The story focuses on a three woman singing group in the Motown era who have to deal with “the fallout of drugs and fame” according to the IMDB page for the film. Billed as “The girls opening act,” Cee-Lo’s role will most likely allow him to show off hs talented voice, old-school charm and charisma.

Also staring in this picture is a woman who is no stranger to the backlash of drugs and fame, and that’s Whitney Houston. This marks her first acting role since 1996. Whitney will play Jordin Sparks’ mother, who is also starring. We have high hopes for the entire cast.

With clear competition with the movie Dreamgirls, this movie looks to capture much of the same audience. Only time will tell if it can repeat the Academy of success Dreamgirls attained. But then again they had a secret weapon in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm]. Is Cee-Lo the key to pulling of this film? We will see!

The film should be out in 2012.

Cee-Lo – “Bright Lights, Bigger City”

  • Will you be seeing this musical spectacular? Tell us in the comments.

[Source: Billboard]

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[photogallerylink id=113463 align=left]Seems there is a little bad news for Young Money fans. According to an interview with XXL Magazine, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] have scrapped their forthcoming collaboration album.

Their main issue for canceling the album is that they wish to not compete with or be compared against [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay Z[/lastfm]’s and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]’s platinum-selling Watch The Throne album. “Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album,” Draketold the magazine. “We just agreed that it would be looked upon as…It would be sort of this competition [with Watch The Throne].”

There is a silver lining here though, a few in fact. The album isn’t necessarily in the trash, just off the table for now. “I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype.” Drake said and Weezy concurred, “We just said, ‘If we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.'”

Fair enough. In the meantime, Drake has decided to spend a concerted amount of effort on his collaborative mix tape with the boss, Rick Ross. The tape, entitled Y.O.L.O (You Only Live Once) has been halted temporarily since Rick Ross’s health scare but it hasn’t stopped Drake from keeping the train rolling. “We haven’t really connected because he’s been going through this thing with his health. I’ve been stashing my little beats and verses. I don’t have a drop date for it or a time for it. To be honest, its something I just really wanted to pop up out of nowhere.”

I suppose we should just ‘Take Care’ until the time is right, Young Money‘s heartbreaker, Drake drops his sophomore effort officially on November 15th, Get into it.

Drake – “Headlines”

[Source: HufingtonPost]

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