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Taylor Swift dominates American Music Award nominations LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift led the field on Tuesday with six nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards, closely followed by British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Canada's The Weeknd. Swift, Sheeran and The Weeknd, who all have dominated the music charts this year, will compete for the biggest prize - artist of the year - in the fan-voted awards show taking place in Los Angeles on Nov. 22. Swift, 25, won nominations in virtually every category for which she is eligible, including favorite pop/rock album for her best-selling 2014 release "1989," which cemented her switch from country music to dance-pop. She also will compete with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor for best pop/rock female artist and her single "Blank Space" is among the nominees for song of the year. Sheeran and The Weeknd each had five nominations. Trainor, country newcomer Sam Hunt, Britain's Sam Smith, rapper Nicki Minaj and Ohio-based ...

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Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, on his 67th birth anniversary ISLAMABAD: The 67th birth anniversary of the pride of Pakistan and the magical voice of the sub-continent, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,was observed on Tuesday .He is popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali".The legend Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, embarked on singing career with Qawwali followed by ever-increasing line of music including sufi, and hymns.With his stunning voice, Khan's first public ...

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Shiv Sena Threatens Pakistani Singer Ghulam Ali Pakistani legendary ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai this week was cancelled due to the threat of extremist Hindu party Shiv Sena.Shiv Sena threatened to cancel Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai. As per reports, the supporters of Shiv Sena while protesting stated that they don’t want to build any cultural bond with Pakistan. They said that strict action would be taken if Pakistani singer performs in the concert. According to NDTV, Ghulam Ali expressed ...

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Sonu Nigam, Atif Aslam Attempts to Promote Peace Between Two Nations Singer Atif Aslam and Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam attempt to rise above the 'Ban-istan' policies, both have collectively decided to unite against the ‘ban’ game, in order to promote peace between India and Pakistan.The last few weeks has seen a new take on 'Phantom' menace, media following Khan's comment stating he had no ‘faith’ left in Pakistan after 'Phantom' was banned in the country. The actor's statement followed a string of scathing replies from ...

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Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress heads to museum NEW YORK: Lady Gaga's meat dress, which sparked intense controversy when she wore it to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, went back on view Thursday at a museum exhibition.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland said that the dress would be on display until the end of the year to mark the fifth anniversary of one of fashion's most-discussed recent incidents.The dress -- sewn from several layers of Argentinian beef in a ...