Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video
Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video

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APPLE RELEASES ITUNES 11: Apple debuted its newest version of iTunes, one that gives users the ability to stream their entertainment from the Internet via iCloud. Here's a recap of what's new in iTunes 11, including a redesign, Up Next function and the mini-player and more

ALICIA KEYS, ROD STEWART AIMING FOR NO. 1 ON NEXT WEEK'S BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART: Alicia Keys' new album, "Girl On Fire," is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- and with a likely No. 1 bow. But Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil her party with a post-Thanksgiving sales surge.

AC/DC'S ITUNES DEBUT SELLS 48,000 DIGITAL ALBUMS, 696,000 SONGS: The iconic rock band's entire catalog, along with two iTunes-exclusive box sets, became available on Monday, Nov. 19. In the week ending Nov. 25, the band's 25 albums moved 48,000 downloads while its songs shifted 696,000 in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The entire top 12 positions on this week's Hard Rock Digital Songs tally are AC/DC songs led by "Thunderstruck."

KATY PERRY DISCUSSES BILLBOARD 2012 WOMAN OF THE YEAR HONOR (VIDEO): In this new video, Katy Perry discusses winning Billboard 2012 Woman of the Year honors ("a bit surprised...I thought my year was over"), her i nfluences (Billie Holiday, Patty Griffin, Alanis Morissette, Bjork), not being allowed to listen to "secular music" growing up, and her follow-up to "Teenage Dream." (Check for complete coverage of today's 2012 Women In Music event.)

MICKEY BAKER, INFLUENTIAL GUITARIST AND HALF OF MICKEY & SYLVIA, DIES AT 87 An in-demand R&B session man who played with the likes of Ray Charles, Louis Jordan and LaVern Baker, he also co-wrote and performed the 1957 classic "Love Is Strange."

After his global hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" was named Spotify's most streamed song of 2012 yesterday, Gotye's "Making Mirrors" was named Album of the Year at Australia's Aria music awards. The Belgian-born, Aussie-raised singer also won three other awards at Thursday night's Arias: best pop release, best Australian live act and best male artist.
Associated Press

EMELI SANDE IS UK'S BEST SELLING ARTIST (SO FAR): With a month to go before the end of the year, The UK's Official Charts Company has compiled a pre-end of year chart that has E meli Sande's album "Our Version Of Events" (928K sold) leading the pack and predicting it will reamain on top throughout the year. Sande is followed by Adele's "21," Lana Del Ray's "Born To Die," Ed Sheeran "+" and Coldplay's "Mylo Xyloto."
Official Charts Company

MICHAEL JACKSON'S 'THRILLER' AT 30: HOW ONE ALBUM CHANGED THE WORLD: As Michael Jackson's "Thriller" marks 30 years of pop mastery, S-Curve's Steve Greenberg wrote a special guest post on how one album conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV and radio to change the world.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse will do a benefit concert at a casino in Atlantic City to raise money for people displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The concert, " A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse," will be held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Dec. 6 Everest with all the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross's relief fund for victims of the storm.
New York Times

CEE-LO GREEN TO MANAGE "THE VOICE" CONTESTANT JULIET SIMMS THROUGH PRIMARY WAVE: Through a new deal with Primary Wave Music, rapper/singer Cee-Lo will now take over managing the career Juliet Simms. Simms, who represented "Team Cee-Lo" on NBC's hit show "The Voice," already released two albums through her group Automatic Loveletter for RCA and Epic Records. Her full-length, untitled debut will be released in spring of 2013.
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