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  1. Chart Moves: Thirty Seconds to Mars Makes Post-Oscar Gain, Von Trapp Singers Debut on Billboard 200

    March 14, 2014 10:15 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Rick Ross claimed his fifth No. 1 album , while Pharrell Williams bowed at No. 2 with his second album, "G I R L." Outside the top 10, there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's tak ...

  2. 'Frozen's 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar, Gives Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 03, 2014 12:01 AM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic' Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, ...

  3. Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier Calls for Change in Oscar Best Song Category

    March 01, 2014 2:41 PM EST  Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman/CEO Martin Bandier has chimed in on the controversy surrounding the elimination of “Alone Yet Not Alone” for an Oscar original song nomination. In late January, the Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruc ...

  4. Strategy for Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Album Banks on Oscars, Red Bull Ad and Europe (Exclusive)

    February 19, 2014 9:34 PM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definit ...

  5. Oscar Song Disqualification Turns Into War of Words

    February 01, 2014 10:55 PM EST The war or words surrounding the elimination of an Oscar nomination for original song escalated Saturday (Feb. 1) with both sides issuing statements. Composer Bruce Broughton, whose emails actions were deemed inappropriate and led to the disqualif ...

  6. Oscars Disqualify Song Nominee

    January 29, 2014 6:57 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and curre ...

  7. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released i ...

  8. Oscars 2013 Music Review: Ceremony, Seth MacFarlane Off Key and Out of Tune

    February 25, 2013 1:07 AM EST "Here's to the losers," Oscars Seth MacFarlane sang in a closing number with singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth, an ode to nominees going home empty-handed after the three-and-a-half Academy Awards ceremony concluded on Sunday evening ...

  9. Adele, Paul Epworth and Mychael Danna Win Big in Oscar Music Categories

    February 25, 2013 12:14 AM EST Three first-timers won Oscars in the two music categories, Adele and Paul Epworth for best original song, and Mychael Danna for original score. Adele's song was the title track to the James Bond film "Skyfall"; Danna scored "Li ...