BEYONCE WINS BIG AT MTV EMAS
Beyonce won three awards at the 16th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. At the event, which was held at Berlin’s O2 World Arena, Bey won for Best Singer, Best Song for “Halo” and Best Video for “Single Ladies.” The ceremony featured live performances from U2 with Jay-Z, Green Day and more. Hometown heroes Tokio Hotel won Best Group, Best Live Act went to U2, Jay-Z won Best Urban Act, Green Day won Best Rock Act and Lady Gaga won Best New Act.
JOHN MAYER & TAYLOR SWIFT
PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on the highly anticipated duet between Taylor Swift and John Mayer. The song is called “Half of My Heart” and is going to be on Mayer’s forthcoming album, Battle Studies, which comes out on November 17th. Hear the tune in its entirety now at PerezHilton.com.
DAUGHTRY GOES PLATINUM
Last week, Daughtry’s latest album Leave This Town got certified Platinum, and the band received their plaque in a very special way. The group was presented with it while on stage in Toronto in front of thousands of screaming fans. See a picture of the special moment now at DaughtryOfficial.com.
MADONNA’S STICKY & SWEET TOUR WINS TOP TOUR
Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, won the Top Manager award. U2 won the Top Boxscore Award for the band’s shows at Croke Park in Dublin last July, and Dane Cook took home the Top Comedy Tour award. The Jonas Brothers received the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award.
PRE-ORDER KRIS ALLEN’S ALBUM
Kris Allen’s debut album is set to come out on November 17th, but if you’re one of the first thousand people to pre-order through the reigning American Idol’s Web site, you’ll also get a special edition numbered lithograph signed by Allen himself. Head to KrisAllenOfficial.com to get yours now.
KATY PERRY GOES TO EUROPE
Katy Perry hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin last week and she kicked off a show with a rousing cabaret number in which she covered all tunes that were nominated for Best Song. Head to PerezHilton.com now to see Perry doing her take on the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”
RIHANNA LINKS UP WITH NOKIA FOR ALBUM LAUNCH
Rihanna is teaming up with Nokia to play a concert at an undisclosed venue in London, England on November 16th. According to her official fan site, the “Russian Roulette” singer will perform new cuts off her upcoming Rated R album — which drops on November 23rd. In addition, the concert will be streamed live worldwide, making it one of the largest streaming events in history.
Visit Nokia.com/Rihanna for further information.
GREEN DAY TO ROCK NEW YEAR’S EVE
According to the Associated Press, Green Day has made their New Year’s Eve plans. The trio will be in New York, performing at NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly in Times Square. Daly says he is “beyond excited” to have the band play at the annual event.
3 DOORS DOWN ULTIMATE FAN PACK
Worried about what to get that 3 Doors Down fan in your life for the holidays? Well fret no more, because the rockers have just released the 3 Doors Down Better Life Ultimate Fan Pack in honor of their hit debut album. The bundle comes with a bunch of cool stuff, including a Better Life t-shirt, limited-edition re-mastered version of The Better Life on vinyl and on CD, passes to get in early to a 3DD show and much more. Learn more at 3DoorsDown.com.
JAY-Z EXTENDS COLLEGE TOUR
Jay-Z has decided to extend his North American BP3 tour into next year. Hova will reportedly bring Young Jeezy along as he visits new college campuses and select arenas. The first leg wraps later this month, however the second leg will resume in late February in Houston. Tickets go on sale beginning November 13th at LiveNation.com.
Tour Dates for Jay-Z’s BP3 Tour:
February 22nd — Houston, Texas
February 23rd — Dallas, Texas
February 25th — New Orleans, Louisiana
February 27th — Atlanta, Georgia
February 28th — Greensboro, North Carolina
March 3rd — Washington, D.C.
March 7th — Norfolk, Virginia
March 11th — Boston, Massachusetts
March 16th — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 19th — St. Louis, Missouri
March 20th — Indianapolis, Indiana
March 22nd — Denver, Colorado
March 24th — San Jose, California
March 26th — Los Angeles, California
EVANESCENCE RETURN TO THE STAGE IN NYC
Evanescence made their great return to the stage with a show in New York City on Thursday night. Singer Amy Lee thanked the audience for being their “guinea pigs” before they headed off to play a show in front of 40-thousand fans in Brazil on Sunday. The band blazed through their back catalogue and in the end, Lee thanked fans and promised that new material was on its way.
50 CENT MET WITH BEANIE SIGEL
According to MTV News, 50 Cent admits that he has met with Beanie Sigel in an effort “to bring him over to G-Unit as a record company.” The mogul explained there is a process before Sigel can sign on the dotted line; however 50 stated that he is “looking to sign new artists into the actual company.” Hear the full interview at, MTV.com now.
DEATH CAB PERFORM NEW MOON TRACK
Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard recently stopped by the KROQ studios in L-A where he performed an acoustic version of their track, “Meet Me on the Equinox,” taken from the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. Fans can check out footage from the session at KROQ.com now. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is in theatres November 20th.