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Adele on Top of Digital Sales

Hearing that your album has reached the number one slot in the United States is any artist's dream. For Adele to have the top selling album is an achievement on its own, but it was due to her staggering number of digital album sales that she managed to reach this peak so early in her career. Even if not one album had sold in the stores, she still would have had the winning album just by her digital sales numbers. Her second album, 21, has made an even greater impact on the music industry than her debut album, 19.

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Grammy Awards Deliver Some Surprises

Sunday evening was all glitz and glamour at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards as music-lovers gathered to honor artists who stood out above the crowd in the past year – and the evening proved to be full of surprises. No one seemed to be more astonished at their success than the band members of Arcade Fire, as the Canadian indie rock group took the Album of the Year Grammy for The Suburbs. They followed up frontman Win Butler’s acceptance speech with an impromptu performance of Ready to Start, to the delight of the audience. Consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, the band features a variety of instruments in their music, including guitar, drums, bass guitar, violin, viola, piano, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, French horn, accordion, keyboard, harp, mandolin, and even a hurdy-gurdy.

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2011 NRJ Music Awards

The NRJ Music Awards is one of the newest awards on the block, founded by TF1 Television Network and NRJ radio station in the year 2000. It is an annual event that recognizes the contributions made by musicians in the popular music category, and the awards ceremony is held in Cannes, France, every January. On Saturday, 22 January 2011, the 2011 NRJ Music Awards were hosted, with numerous stars and celebrities attending this prestigious event. It turned out to be an extremely successful evening for Shakira, who walked away with two awards for the evening.

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame Honors Shania Twain

The annual JUNO Awards are a highlight on the music industry calendar in Canada, and this year the event promises to be a 40th anniversary celebration of note. A highlight of the program for country music fans will be the induction of Canadian born all-time best-selling female artist Shania Twain into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on March 27. With a total of 187 awards - 12 of which are JUNO awards - to her name and more than 45 million albums sold world-wide, Shania is without a doubt a worthy recipient of this honor.

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New Warner/Chappell CEO

Warner Music Group is an internationally known establishment boasting various music labels, with associates in almost fifty countries around the world. One of the extensions of the Warner Empire is Warner/Chappel Music, which is a music publishing company with millions of copyrights. They specialize in the marketing of songwriters and promotion of musicians, and have worked with big names in the industry such as Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback, Timbaland and many more. Just recently the reins to this lucrative company have been handed over to a new CEO, Cameron Strang.

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