It’s hard to choose just one winner, but we took our best shot of breaking down the finalists and our predictions in 10 Top categories. Do you agree? We’ll all know for sure come Sunday. Listen to the highlighted artists and more on the Music Unlimited service.
1) Top Artist:
Justin Bieber Maroon 5 One Direction Rihanna Taylor Swift Reason:These guys put out two albums in a single year. By breaking convention, they made sure that there were few moments between those albums where you weren’t surrounded by One Direction.
2)Top Hot 100 Song:
Fun. “Some Nights” Gotye feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know” Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen “One More Night” Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” Reason: It’s great to see a band break out as the dark horse of the year, but they also managed two smash singles. That’s something to celebrate.
There’s a whole array of new titles available this week on the PlayStation Store.
New for the PlayStation 3 is the anticipated first-person shooter Metro: Last Light. Players will take on the role of Artyom, who is burdened by guilt but driven by hope, and holds the key to everyone’s survival. Set beneath a decimated post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, civil war rages for control of a doomsday device that threatens to erase humanity forever.
Check out one of the latest release to the PlayStation Network this week, DUST 514. This massively-multiplayer online shooter takes place in the expansive universe of EVE Online, where your next victory could prove the final devastating blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers.
Over the past few weeks, there seem to be several albums celebrating their 25th anniversary, some with special deluxe editions like two released on Tuesday: Public Enemy’s 25th Anniversary Collection & R.E.M.’s Green, featuring an additional 26 live tracks from a 1989 show in North Carolina. Later on next month, Sublimewill release the 3 Ring Circus – Live at the Palladium album marking the 25 years since the band formed.
All of these are huge milestones, especially if the groups have stuck together, creating other iconic albums along the way. For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we round up some of 1988’s biggest albums & cult classics.
Today we’re excited to announce the expansion of the Music Unlimited service to Brazil!
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Arts & Crafts, the taste-making Canadian label that brought you Feist, Stars, Dan Mangan and more is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary in a big way with Field Trip Music & Arts Festivalon June 8th in Toronto, ON. The day will be filled with Arts & Crafts-sanctioned artists, including the return of Broken Social Scene, who went on hiatus in 2011 and whose members include Metric’s, Emily Haines, Leslie Feist, Jason Collett and more.
The Music Unlimited service wants to send you and a friend to join in on the fun, including flights, hotels and side-stage viewing in our Field Trip Fly-In Contest, starting now through May 29th. Enter for a chance to win all of this, plus an Arts & Crafts prize pack and a one year subscription to the Music Unlimited service on the festival’s website.
We’ll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary leading up to, during and after the festival, including a new premium channel dedicated to the label, videos & more coming soon. Stay tuned!
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It’s been a lengthy 11 years since Eve released the album Eve-Olution. She’s kept her toes in the entertainment water, primarily through acting in both TV & film, including roles in Barbershop, Whip It!, Single Ladies and Glee. While she’s made appearances on tracks like Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl”, the music industry is a much different place for an artist that has been gone a while. A multitude of label issues led Eve to release this album independently, exploring the new landscape and digging her heels in the territory she helped create. New emcees like Nicki Minaj should be thankful for someone like Even who paved the way and be ready for some competition.
If You Like: Gwen Stefani, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj Recommended Track: “Grind or Die”
Trace Adkins is one of country music’s most recognizable stalwarts, churning out a new album every two years (or so) for the last 15 years or so) His public persona is almost as big as his music, with a series of controversies throughout his careers, lightened by a candid look at the singer during his time on NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, whose finale this weekend could award Adkins with over 700K to the American Cancer Society. The album features an appearance by Colbie Callait and an open ended interpretation (hence the ellipses) of Love Will . . .
If You Like: Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith Recommended Track: “If the Sun Comes Up”
Yippee Ki-Yay movies goers, Warm Bodies, cold steel and Dark Skies fill this week’s New Releases Recap. Read through the post below to get a rundown of new releases launching today on the Video Unlimited service!
Bruce Willis is back in action as John McClane in the mind-blowing, heart-stopping, rip-roaring action film, A Good Day to Die Hard. The infamous heroic New York cop’s latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack (Jai Courtney), who has been imprisoned in Moscow. Buy this week’s film before Blu-ray and DVD!
A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant love tale about the power of human connection in the midst of a zombie epidemic. R and Julie form a special relationship during their harsh struggle for survival that creates a comedic chain of events that transforms other unique zombies and even the whole lifeless world. Make sure to catch this outstanding new take on zombification in the exciting new film now available in stunning HD!
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Pro Tip: If you’ve wrangled your buddies into taking a trip to South America and are partying at an underground nightclub you’d best pray a massive earthquake doesn’t shake everything – including a local prison – loose. Because if the trailer for Eli Roth’s latest, Aftershock, is any indication, society will collapse around you and everyone in your party will wind up losing limbs, heads and other body parts.
We are counting down his top-notch portfolio of movies that push the boundaries of the horror genre. Plus, you can find his latest horrific classic, Aftershock, available today on the Video Unlimited service to rent while it’s still in theaters.
See below for the full list and be sure to watch these epic movies this weekend on the Video Unlimited service: