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Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill are to perform together at next month's 47th annual CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville, ABC announced.
Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

Carole King named MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Carole King is to be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert in Los Angeles this winter.
ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

NASHVILLE, July 11 (UPI) -- ABC says it will air "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," a 3-hour special taped in Nashville in June, on Aug. 12.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Ohio Eggshelland in its last year … Teen serenades future prom date at school … Opa-locka mayor orders underwear removal … Cab driver helps in robbery arrest … The world as we know it from UPI.

Teen serenades future prom date at school

ELLICOTT CITY, Md., March 24 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Maryland boy says he asked the girl of his dreams to prom by writing her a song and performing it in their high school hallway, and she said yes.
Obama lights National Christmas Tree

Obama lights National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama threw the switch to light up the National Christmas Tree -- a 90-year-old holiday tradition in Washington.
'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were nominated for the Favorite Movie People's Choice Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
DeGeneres is winner of Mark Twain Prize

DeGeneres is winner of Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres wins the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for her "unique contributions" to comedy, Washington's Kennedy Center chairman said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
By United Press International
'Blunderbuss' tops U.S. album chart

'Blunderbuss' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Jack White's "Blunderbuss" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Tuskegee' still No. 1 on album chart

'Tuskegee' still No. 1 on album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Scott, Mraz to appear on 'Storytellers'

Scott, Mraz to appear on 'Storytellers'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Jill Scott, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are to appear in the new season of "VH1 Storytellers," the U.S. network said.
'Love' remains atop the U.S. record chart

'Love' remains atop the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Rihanna's "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a ninth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Mraz, Prettyman announce engagement

Mraz, Prettyman announce engagement

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, a Virginia native, says he and girlfriend Tristan Prettyman are engaged to be married.
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Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz performs in concert, at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, in Boca Raton, Florida, on December 3, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Jason Thomas Mraz (pronounced /məˈræz/; born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Mraz's stylistic influences include reggae, pop, rock, folk, jazz, bossa nova and hip hop.

Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)", in 2002, but it was not until the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z that Mraz achieved major commercial success. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and sold over 100,000 copies in the US. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and was a commercial success worldwide, peaking in the top ten of many international charts.

Mraz's international breakthrough came with the release of the single "I'm Yours" from the album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The single peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Mraz his first top ten single. The song was on the Hot 100 for 76 weeks, beating the previous record of 69 weeks held by LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live". The song was a huge commercial success in the US, receiving a 5x platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of over five million. The song was successful internationally, topping the charts in New Zealand and Norway and peaking in the top ten of multiple international charts.

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