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Universal Music Entertainment/Capitol Records Release Dates Jan and Feb

jimmy cliff, rebirthUMe / Capitol Records Nominations

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

Iron Maiden “Blood Brothers” Track from: En Vivo!


Best Reggae Album:

Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth


Best Compilation Soundrack For Visual Media:
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Marley
(UMe/Island/Tuff Gong)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
The Rolling Stones: Some Girls (Super Deluxe Edition)
Stephen Kennedy, art director
(UMe/Universal Republic)

Best Historical Album:

: The SMiLE Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)

Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer

(Capitol Records)

Best Long Form Music Video:

U2: From The Sky Down

Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim and Ted Skillman, video producers



Before her untimely death at the age of 54 on the day after Christmas 2010, Teena Marie, known as “Lady Tee,” the Ivory Queen of Soul, wrote, produced, arranged and sang on 13 albums that have sold 2.5 million copies in the soundscan era. Starting with her 1979, Rick James-produced debut, Wild and Peaceful, Teena Marie’s many soul and R&B hits include “Square Biz,” “Behind the Groove,” “I Need Your Lovin’,” “Fire and Desire,” “Lovergirl” and “Ooo La La La,” a song famously sampled by the Fugees.

Teena Marie was working on her 14th and latest album for Universal Music Enterprises, Beautiful, at the time of her passing, the follow-up to 2009’s Congo Square, which peaked at #4 on the R&B chart and went to #20 on the album chart, producing the Top 12 Urban AC hit, “Can’t Last A Day.” Recorded at her Pasadena home studio and finished except for final mixes, Beautiful was seen through to its conclusion by Teena’s 21-year-old daughter, Alia Rose, who sings with her Mom on two tracks, a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Give Me Your Love” and “Rare Breed,” which she co-wrote (Alia co-wrote two more songs on the album, “Sweet Tooth” and the title song). The first single, “Luv Letter,” which has just gone to radio, is just that, an homage to Tee’s Motown roots, with nods to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and a dedication to Alia’s father, who just happened to be a postman, like in the Marvelettes’ song of the same name. The album comes out January 15th.

*Release Dates”¦


January 8th
““ Black Market Music (CD)

Placebo ““ Meds (CD)

Placebo ““ Placebo (CD)

Placebo ““ Sleeping With Ghosts (CD)

Placebo ““ Without You I’m Nothing (CD

January 15th

Teena Marie ““ Beautiful (CD)

January 22nd

Roy D. Mercer ““ Red, White & Bruised (CD)

The Blue Nile ““ A Walk Across the Rooftops (2CD Collector’s Edition)

The Blue Nile ““ Hats (2CD Collector’s Edition)

Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Love Songs (CD)

January 29th

Essence Goldman ““ A Dog Named Moo And His Friend Roo (CD)

Iron Maiden ““ Live After Death (Vinyl Picture Disc)
Iron Maiden ““ Powerslave (Vinyl Picture Disc)


February 5th

Placebo – Once More With Feeling – Singles 1995-2004 (CD)

Various Artists ““ NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 45 (CD)

February 26th
Iron Maiden ““ Seventh Son (Vinyl Picture Disc)
Iron Maiden ““ Somewhere In Time (Vinyl Picture Disc)

Nick Drake ““ Pink Moon (LP)

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.


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