Monday, December 14, 2009
Music Update : Eminem and N Sync best selling album
The top album of the decade came from a band now disbanded: ’N Sync.
Billboard magazine says the boy band had the decade’s best-selling album with “No Strings Attached,” which sold more than 10 million copies.
The song of the decade was Mariah Carey’s ballad “We Belong Together.” Eminem was named artist of the decade, while Nickelback was named top group.
For 2009, Taylor Swift had the best-selling album with “Fearless,” while the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” was top song.
Grammy choice yanked
A song performed by Miley Cyrus got a Grammy nomination – then was taken out of the running days later.
The 17-year-old singer’s single “The Climb” – which spent 15 weeks atop Billboard’s pop chart and was featured in “Hannah Montana: The Movie” – is no longer up for Grammy consideration for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture.
The Recording Academy declared the song, which Cyrus didn’t write, ineligible after Walt Disney Records officials verified the song wasn’t written specifically for the film.
The category will be filled with the song that garnered the Grammys’ next-highest votes: “All Is Love,” by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, written for “Where The Wild Things Are.”
Filling out the category are “Jai Ho,” from “Slumdog Millionaire”; “Decode” from “Twilight”; “Once In A Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records”; and “The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler.”