It’s that time of the year again. Time for the 2007 American Music Awards, that is. And this year there are plenty of categories embroiled in fierce competition.
According to the list of nominees, Beyonce, Justin Timerlake, Chris Daughtry, and Linkin Park will be competing in three categories each, while Akon, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Carrie Underwood each have two chances to take home an award.
In the film industry there’s the fluff of red carpet premiers, and then there’s the serious stuff like the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is where the real artists go to be recognized among peers of genius. Yesterday (Thursday) marked the 60th birthday of the festival, which opened on the French Riviera.
Music is big in Cannes this year. One of the most talked-about films so far is “Control”, a biopic about the life and premature death of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. Sam Riley’s performance as the tragic singer is superb, as is Samantha Morton as his wife. If ever you want a reminder of how the rock’n'roll life can turn around and devour you, this is it.
Daughtry is back on top! The edgy American Idol alum found his self-titled album back at No. 1 as Norah Jones’ Not Too Late slipped in The Billboard 200.
Many have expected Daughtry to trail off, but the southern rocker has sure shown critics as his music continues to sell. Daughtry’s rocker style combined with American Idol exposure has kept him in the charts for 15 weeks.