Church, Lambert, Shelton Among Top CMA Nominees

Church, Lambert, Shelton Among Top CMA Nominees

Church, Lambert, Shelton Among Top CMA Nominees
Nominations for the 46th Annual CMA Awards were announced today with Eric Church in the lead with five nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Single, Song and Music Video of the Year for "Springsteen." GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton followed with four nominations each, including Song of the Year for their duet "Over You" and Female and Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. Additional artists garnering multiple nominations include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and Taylor Swift. The CMA Awards will take place Nov. 1 in Nashville. (9/5)

Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' Cash Kings List
GRAMMY winner Dr. Dre topped Forbes magazine's Cash Kings 2012 list of top-earning hip-hop artists with an estimated earnings of $110 million. Placing second was Sean "Diddy" Combs at $45 million, followed by Jay-Z ($38 million), Kanye West ($35 million), and Lil Wayne ($27 million). Figures were determined by income earned between May 2011 and May 2012 from touring, album sales, publishing, films, merchandise sales, and endorsements, among others. (9/5)

NARIP To Honor Al Schlesinger
Entertainment attorney Al Schlesinger will be honored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals with a tribute dinner on Sept. 12 in Studio City, Calif. Schlesinger previously served as Chairman of The Recording Academy from 1987–1989. He is also a past recipient of the GRAMMY Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by prominent entertainment attorneys. (9/5)  

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