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Matthew Morrison sets album release date

"Glee's" Matthew Morrison is hoping to release his debut album on Mercury in February 2011, as he fits recording in between filming episodes of the show's second season.

Grammys: Things you didn’t see on TV

Pink confesses a near tumble during her performance, while Stephen Colbert talks about Lady Gaga.

Sundance 2010 music events announced

Continuing the trend of recent years, music plays a substantial part of the entertainment offerings at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sara Evans, Lionel Richie lather up for ABC

Sara Evans and Lionel Richie will be the headliners of ABC Daytime and sister cable station SOAPnet's new campaign to market music through soap operas.

A.R. Rahman wins two Oscars for ‘Slumdog’

A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" Sunday night, earning the Bollywood music veteran his first two Oscars.

Peter Gabriel won’t perform at Oscars

Peter Gabriel will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down to Earth" from the film "WALL-E."

U2 playing five nights on ‘Letterman’

U2 will perform an unprecedented five nights in a row on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 2-6, the release week of its next Interscope album, "No Line on The Horizon."

‘Slumdog’ music up for three Oscars

"Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best song and A.R. Rahman nominated for original score.

Paul McCartney guests on new Yusuf album

The former Cat Stevens will follow up 2006's "An Other Cup," his first secular album in 28 years, with a set that recalls his straightforward troubadour days. The as-yet-untitled set is due in late spring from Universal.

Career nods span musical boundaries

Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and Tom Paxton will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award next year.

Bruce Springsteen wrestles Globe nom

Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC.

Lil Wayne, Coldplay lead Grammy noms

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year for "Tha Carter III."