Elton John, Madonna, Trent Reznor Among Golden Globe Nominees

Elton John, Madonna, Trent Reznor Among Golden Globe Nominees

Elton John, Madonna, Trent Reznor Among Golden Globe Nominees
GRAMMY-winning artists Mary J. Blige, Chris Cornell, Elton John, Madonna, Thomas Newman, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, and John Williams are among the nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. The nominees for Best Original Song — Motion Picture are John and Bernie Taupin for "Hello Hello" (Gnomeo & Juliet); Cornell for "The Keeper" (Machine Gun Preacher); Brian Byrne and GRAMMY-nominated actress Glenn Close for "Lay Your Head Down" (Albert Nobbs); Blige and Newman, along with Damon Thomas and Harvey Mason Jr. for "The Living Proof" (The Help); and Madonna, along with Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry, for "Masterpiece" (W.E.). Reznor, along with Atticus Ross, Shore and Williams, earned nominations for Best Original Score — Motion Picture for the soundtracks to the films The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Hugo and War Horse, respectively. (12/15)

Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Women In Music List
Lady Gaga topped Forbes magazine's Top-Earning Women in Music list with estimated earnings of $90 million. Placing second was Taylor Swift at $45 million, and rounding out the top five were Katy Perry ($44 million), Beyoncé ($35 million) and Rihanna ($29 million). The figures reflect earnings between May 2010 – May 2011 and were compiled using data from Pollstar and the RIAA, among others. (12/15)

Spotify Tops 10.2 Million Users
Music streaming service Spotify added 2.5 million global monthly average users for the month ending Dec. 13, bringing its monthly user total to 10.2 million, up 32 percent from 7.7 million at the beginning of the period on Nov. 14, according to Billboard.biz. At this rate, Spotify could surpass 20 million monthly average users by April 2012. (12/15)

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