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Top Grossing Musicians of 2011

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Taylor Swift – Top Earner for 2011

This will most likely be the only time you will see a photo of Taylor Swift on this blog, so I thought I would find one that had her in a mature pose.

This list of 2011’s top earners in music is not all that surprising, given the amount of albums sold and concert revenue has been generated.

  1. Taylor Swift – $35,719,902
  2. U2 – $32,116,315
  3. Kenny Chesney – $29,837,103
  4. Lady Gaga – $25,353,039
  5. Lil Wayne – $23,178,722
  6. Sade – $16,382,809
  7. Bon Jovi – $15,835,856
  8. Celine Dion – $14,261,515
  9. Jason Aldean – $13,409,011
  10. Adele – $13,081,909

Celine Dion’s millions is all her shows at Caesar’s in Vegas. Sade hasn’t had an album in years, but went on tour. Adele is all album sales with some live shows. The most surprising on this list is Kenny Chesney. I must be out of the loop on what’s he’s been up to for the last 5 years.

Dave Grohl Speaks The Truth

He’s exactly right. The Foo Fighters won 5 Grammys last night. Adele won 6. Both talented musicians, bands and singers who are highly respected.

2012 Grammy Nominations

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The Foos are up for 6 Grammys

The Grammys nominations were announced last night. The actual award show is Feb 12, 2012. The Foo Fighters are up for 6 Grammys, including the top award of the night – Album Of The Year. And it’s a damn fine album, too. Recorded all in analog.

Pretty cool, huh. But that’s not the half of it. Animated creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are nominated for their work on the Broadway play “The Book Of Mormon”. And if that doesn’t blow your mind, how about two nominations for another animated creator – Seth MacFarlane – one for the Family Guy song “Christmastime is Killing Us” and a second nod for his all jazz swoon album “Music Is Better Than Words”. Wow!

Here’s the list of the nominees for the main 4 categories

  • Album Of The Year:
  • 21— Adele
    Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
    Born This Way— Lady Gaga
    Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
    Loud — Rihanna

  • Record Of The Year:
  • “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
    “Holocene” — Bon Iver
    “Grenade” — Bruno Mars
    “The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
    “Firework” — Katy Perry

  • Best New Artist:
  • The Band Perry
    Bon Iver
    J. Cole
    Nicki Minaj

  • Song Of The Year:
  • “All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
    “The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
    “Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
    “Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
    “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

For the complete list, click here.