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Singer Robin Thicke and actress wife Paula Patton split

NEW YORK (Reuters) - R&B singer Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton said on Monday that they have separated after nearly 10 years of marriage. "Blurred Lines" singer Thicke, who caused a sensation with a raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance last year with Miley Cyrus, and Patton met as teenagers and have been married since 2005. They have one son, Julian, who was born in 2010.

Nominees for 56th Grammy Awards

Here are nominees in the main categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday: Record of the Year (for performers): - "Get Lucky," by Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers. - "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons. - "Royals" by Lorde. - "Locked Out Of Heaven" by Bruno Mars. - "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell. Album of the Year: - "The Blessed Unrest" by Sara Bareilles. - "Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna score American Music Awards nominations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, R&B singer Bruno Mars and pop star Rihanna received nominations on Thursday for artist of the year, the top category at the annual American Music Awards, along with Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. Rapper will.i.am and singer Kelly Clarkson announced the names of the nominees in five of the top categories on the ABC television network news show "Good Morning America."

The Civil Wars score first No. 1 on Billboard 200 album chart

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music duo The Civil Wars hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, knocking off last week's chart-topper, Robin Thicke. The band's eponymously titled second album sold 116,000 copies in its first week and was the only record in the Billboard 200 this week to break the 100,000 barrier, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. "The Civil Wars" was one of four new debuts in the top 10 of Billboard's weekly album chart.

Avicii tops UK chart with fastest selling single of 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The Swedish artist Avicii hit the top of the British singles chart on Sunday with 'Wake Me Up', which became the fastest selling single of the year, the Official Charts Company said. The track by the 23 year-old DJ and producer, whose real name is Tim Bergling, sold nearly 267,000 copies to dislodge U.S.-Canadian singer-songwriter Robin Thicke from the top spot. The single is Avicii's second number one this year.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC) 2. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA Records) 3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 4. Macklemore 5. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) 6. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" (Columbia Records) 7. Bruno Mars, "Treasure" (Atlantic Records) 8. Macklemore 9. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records)

Britain heads for highest-ever sales of single records

LONDON (Reuters) - This year looks set to be the biggest ever for sales of single records in Britain, thanks in part to smash hits like "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," according to the Official Charts Company. Single sales have risen by 6 percent in the past year, making it the fifth year running that the sales record has been broken, the company said. This year, nearly every single in the Official Top 40 chart has sold over 300,000 copies, it added.

Swedish duo's "I Love It" tops Britain's singles chart

By Dasha Afanasieva LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop's "I Love It" entered the singles chart at number one on Sunday, knocking Robin Thicke off the top spot he had held for four weeks, the Official Charts Company said. Nearly 125,000 copies of "I Love It", featuring British singer Charli XCX, were sold in the past seven days. The single features in the TV advertising campaign for Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone and has been in the top 10 in 14 countries.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC) 2. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 3. Macklemore 4. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky-Radio Edit" (Columbia Records) 5. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" (Columbia Records) 6. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records) 7. Macklemore 8. Selena Gomez, "Come 9. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic)

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, May 27, to Sunday, June 2, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. 1. Major Lazer feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic, "Bubble Butt" (Secretly Canadian) 2. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC) 3. Lorde, "Royals" (Lava Music/Republic Records) 4. Tiesto, "Take Me" (Spinnin Records) 5. 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, "We Own It (Fast 6. Sammy Adams, "LA Story" (RCA Records Label)
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