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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones to sing in Oscars musical tribute LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform at the Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals, organizers said on Wednesday. The performance, which will also feature Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman from "Les Miserables," is part of the several musical acts at the annual Hollywood awards on Sunday.

Record sales double for Grammy performers, young and old

LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Grammy performers did not go home with just trophies last weekend. Winning bands like indie-pop trio FUN. and British folk band Mumford & Sons saw sales of their singles and albums more than double after appearing on the music industry honors show. Sales figures released on Friday by Nielsen showed a 182 percent increase in sales of FUN.'s hit single "We Are Young" following their Song of the Year and Best New Artist Grammy victories on Sunday.

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Black Keys win three as Grammys spread widely

URGENT ¥¥¥ fun. wins best new artist Grammy award

Indie pop band fun. won the best new artist prize at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday, their second win in the top four categories. The New York band had already taken the Best Song Grammy for "We Are Young" and are also shortlisted in the Best Record and Best Album categories, still to be handed out at the climax of the music industry's biggest awards show. mt/sst

FUN. wins Best New Artist at 2013 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - FUN. was named Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, one of the top prizes on music's biggest night. The indie-pop band beat out stiff competition from indie-folk band The Lumineers, blues-rock group Alabama Shakes, R&B singer Frank Ocean and country singer Hunter Hayes. New York trio FUN., formed by Andrew Dost, Nate Ruess and Jack Antonoff, stormed onto the pop charts in 2012 with their single "We Are Young" and debut album "Some Nights."

fun. win best song Grammy for 'We Are Young'

Indie pop band fun. won best song Grammy on Sunday for "We Are Young," one of six categories in which they were nominated at music's biggest awards show. The New York group are also shortlisted for the three other top categories of best record, best album and best new artist, as well as best pop vocal album and best pop duo/group performance. Their beaten rivals in the best song category were Ed Sheeran for "The A Team," Miguel for "Adorn," Carly Rae Jepsen for "Call Me Maybe" and the songwriters of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."

URGENT ¥¥¥ fun. win best song Grammy for 'We Are Young'

Indie pop band fun. won best song Grammy on Sunday for "We Are Young," one of six categories in which they were nominated at music's biggest awards show. The New York group are also shortlisted for the key categories of best record, best album and best new artist at the 55th Grammys Awards. mt/sst

UPDATE 4- Black Keys win three as Grammys spread widely

* Gotye, Mumford & Sons, FUN. pick up top trophies * Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean also among winners * Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna perform By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Grammy awards were bestowed widely on Sunday as Australian singer Gotye, New York indie-pop trio FUN. and British folk band Mumford & Sons took home top honors on the music's industry's biggest night.

Security tight as Grammys stars hit red carpet

Music stars hit the red carpet Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining newcomers including indie pop band fun., hoping to win big in their breakout year. Security was tight for the industry's biggest awards show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.

Grammys show aims for spectacle, not drama

The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining the latest stars -- including oddly named indie pop band fun., hoping to win big. Security could be even tighter than usual for the industry's biggest awards show, as LA police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.
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