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November 25, 2013
Timberlake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift among AMA winners
Today Show: At the Sunday night awards, Justin Timberlake claimed the award for favorite male soul and R&B artist. And later, he won the award for favorite soul and R&B album for his album, “The 20/20 Experience.”
Rihanna won the award for favorite female soul and R&B artist, while Taylor Swift claimed the honor for favorite country album for “Red.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won for favorite rap and hip-hop album for “The Heist.” The two accepted live via satellite from Miami, where Macklemore used their location to implore listeners to fight racism.
Photo: Lucky Nicholson
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10:40 // 11 months ago
January 8, 2013
May 9, 2012
Devin Whitney, who suffers from a rare disease known as Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome, is hoping to land the prom date of his dreams. Originally planning to skip the event altogether, fearing ridicule from his classmates, Devin says his mind was changed when he recently saw Swift in concert. He’s managed to gain the attention of Denver’s local NBC affiliate, his classmates, family, and over 7,000 YouTube viewers. Considering the country star has pulled through for fans in similar situations, this certainly seems like a worthwhile cause. So let’s give him a hand, shall we? source
(Full disclosure: Devin is related to several of my former co-workers. — Scott @ SFB)
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13:40 // 2 years ago
April 2, 2012
You know what? Screw cancer so hard. This guy, Kevin McGuire, had a date to the CMAs with Taylor Swift — but a flaring-up of his second bout with cancer kept him home. “I was perfectly fine the last two months. I didn’t (get) sick or even sneeze,” he noted. “Before my flight I got sick. Someone out there, somehow, didn’t want me going.” (Swift, who won CMA’s Entertainer of the Year, mentioned McGuire during her speech and talked with him on the phone beforehand.) Dear Taylor: Reschedule this date. You won’t regret it.
11:34 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2010
Taylor Swift: A million-seller in her first week. And so sweet, too!
- 1,047,000 in sales for Swift
- 1,006,000 the number of copies Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” sold way back in 2008 – the last time any artist had a million-plus week
- 1,141,000 the number of copies 50 Cent sold of “The Massacre” back in 2005 – the last time anyone sold as many copies as Taylor Swift source
10:52 // 3 years ago