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Eminem up for 10 Grammy Awards

Los Angeles -- U.S. rapper Eminem has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, including album, record and song of the year.

Wednesday night's one-hour "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" special -- broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at LA LIVE and presided over by LL Cool J -- featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by pop star Justin Bieber, rapper B.o.B, country artist Miranda Lambert, singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars, singer/songwriter Katy Perry and the band Train.

Popper records new CD with part-time band

Santa Monica, Calif. -- Blues Traveler front man John Popper is working with another U.S. band on the album "John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours," 429 Records announced.

The record label said the new CD is to go on sale March 1.

"The result of a month-long recording session in the mountains of New Mexico, John Popper's Duskray project is much less a solo endeavor as opposed to a fully realized band featuring guitarist/producer Jono Manson, bassist Steve Lindsay, drummer Mark Clark and guitarists Kevin Trainor and Aaron Beavers," 429 Records noted in a release Wednesday.

Bieber acoustic CD set for release

New York -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's "My Worlds Acoustic" album is set for release this month, the Island Def Jam Music Group said Monday.

The CD is to go on sale exclusively at Walmart Nov. 26, the popular post-Thanksgiving shopping day known as Black Friday.

The album will feature acoustic versions of the singles from "My World" and "My World 2.0," along with a new single called "Pray."

'G6' tops U.S. record chart

Los Angeles -- Far*East Movement's "Like a G6" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Bruno Mars's "Just the Way You Are," followed by Nelly's "Just a Dream" at No. 3, Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" at No. 4 and Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" featuring Pitbull at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Taylor Swift's "Back to December" at No. 6, Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" at No. 7, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" at No. 8, Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me" featuring David Guetta at No. 9 and Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up" featuring Nicki Minaj at No. 10.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Jerry Lee Lewis, 74, still killin' songs

Nesbit, Miss. -- Jerry Lee Lewis, the 74 years young U.S. singer known as "The Killer" in his heyday, has cut a second album of covers with some of biggest stars of rock today.

Selecting material from a pool of 50 songs and collaborating with famous admirers "wasn't difficult for me," Lewis told USA Today in an interview published Tuesday. "They're all good."

Lewis tackled Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" with CCR's John Fogerty, "Sweet Virginia" with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and "Roll Over Beethoven" with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and John Mayer on "Mean Old Man," pressed as a 10-track CD and an 18-song deluxe version and dropped Tuesday.

'Lie' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

Los Angeles -- Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Taio Cruz's "Dynamite," followed by Katy Perry's "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg at No. 3, Enrique Iglesias' "I Like It" featuring Pitbull at No. 4 and Perry's "Teenage Dream" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" at No. 6, Usher's "DJ Got Us Falling in Love" at No. 7, Taylor Swift's "Mine" at No. 8, B.o.B's "Airplanes" featuring Hayley Williams at No. 9 and Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo" at No. 10.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Van Halen recording new album with Roth

London -- Van Halen's publishing company says the U.S. rock band is recording a new CD with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

It marks the first new album the group has collaborated on with Roth in 26 years. The singer left Van Halen in 1985 to pursue a solo career. He reunited with his former band mates in 2007 and has been touring with them since.

The Guardian newspaper said Warner/Chappell Music issued a statement announcing they are renewing their publishing deal with Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

"The group is currently in the studio recording an album with Roth that is due for release in 2011," the statement concluded.

The as-yet-untitled CD is also the band's first new album in more than a decade.

MacFarlane to release big band CD

Burbank, Calif. -- Seth MacFarlane, creator of the U.S. animated series "Family Guy," says he is working on an album of big band music.

MacFarlane made the announcement on Thursday's edition of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

"I'm working on an album actually for Universal Republic Records," MacFarlane told Leno. "I had an offer to do an actual big band album and I took it. I said yes."

When Leno asked what fans could expect, MacFarlane teased: "Swing arrangements of classic tunes. We kind of deliberately touched stuff that the Deans (Martin) and the Franks (Sinatra) and the Sammys (Davis Jr.) didn't do yet."

'Lie' stands tall on U.S. record chart

Los Angeles -- Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna is No. 1 for a second week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Katy Perry's "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg, followed by Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" at No. 3, B.o.B's "Airplanes" at No. 4 and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Enrique Iglesias' "I Like It" featuring Pitbull at No. 6, Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" at No. 7, Usher's "OMG" featuring will.i.am at No. 8, Drake's "Find Your Love" at No. 9 and Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo" at No. 10.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Archuleta to release second album

New York -- "American Idol" Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta is preparing for the release of his second album in September, Jive Label Group announced Thursday.

19 Recordings/Jive Records is to release "Other Side of Down" Sept. 14.

"Something 'Bout Love" -- co-written by Archuleta, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz and Chris DeStefano and produced by S*M* & Sluggo -- is to be the first digital single off the CD. It is to be made commercially available July 20 and the radio impact date is slated for Aug. 2.