Iggy Azalea tops this year's list of AMA nominees with 6 nominations, including Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year for "Fancy." John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each received 5 nominations, while Lord is up for 4. Beyoncé is nominated 3 times, as are Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each received 2 nominations.
American Music Awards 2014 Nominations
Online streaming of music has nearly doubled in the first nine months of this year, according to new official figures. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said audio streams reached 10.2 billion in the year until the end of September, up 89% on last year's figure of 5.4 billion. The full-year stream figure is now expected to be more than double that of 2013, and means nearly 500 new streams are started every second of every day.
Audio Streaming Almost Doubles In A Year
The Queen has presented Angelina Jolie with an honorary damehood during a private audience at Buckingham Palace. The Oscar-winning actress was recognised in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas Birthday 2014 Honours list and received the honorary damehood (DCM) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war-zone sexual violence. Jolie is also special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Angelina Jolie Receives Damehood