Hidden song contest winners!

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Thanks to everyone that took part in our hidden song contest this week! We had some brand new tracks hidden in the jukebox from some of today’s hottest artists, so it was a good mix for you guys to check out some new music while earning bonus points!

Every HitPredictor member that correctly reported a song by the 3 p.m. EDT deadline today was given a 25-point reward per song and an entry for each song’s 250 point bonus drawing!

A big congratulations to this week’s winners of the 250-point giveaways. Those lucky winners were HitPredictor members pookookygirl, musicfan4ever, and dancegirl21.

Almost everyone reported finding all three songs this week which were Bruno Mars’ “Talking to the Moon,” nominated by trevorstrain269, “Put You In A Song” by Keith Urban which HannahMichelle8 sent in, and David Archuleta’s “Elevator” nominated by mangofreako.

This week we had so many good nominations that will once again have FIVE brand new members’ tracks going into the jukebox tomorrow. So make sure to check back to find out what the new songs will be, and give us your feedback on them! After all, these tracks were nominated because someone out there thought they had the potential to be a hit, and we want to know if you agree!

So, let’s get ready for next week! We need your nominations! Remember, if we use your song, whether it’s in the hidden song contest, or add it to the jukebox as a members’ pick just because we want to test whether it has hit potential, you will earn a 25-point reward! So, keeping that in mind what do you think deserves some jukebox time? A new track from your favorite artist or something you heard in passing on the radio? You can submit your suggestions here on our Facebook page, or e-mail me directly at maijaliisa [at] hitpredictor.com!

Please submit your top two picks only and make them the best ones you know!

Hear new music first – HP

Far East Movement shoots to the top of Billboard Hot 100

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Far East Movement has climbed to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Like a G6,” knocking off Bruno Mars who falls to No. 2 with his debut single “Just the Way You Are.”

Billboard reports that Far East Movement is the first multi-member act to take its initial chart appearance (with “Like a G6”) all the way to No. 1. The last multi-member act to do so was the D4L hit “Laffy Taffy” in Jan. 2006.

The rest of the Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 3, “Just a Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 4, “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Just Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Back to December,” Taylor Swift
  • At No. 7, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 8, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 9, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
  • At No. 10, “Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj

Billboard reports the Glee debut count this week is six, with “Lucky” leading the way at No. 13, and a final tally of 311,000 for the week’s new entries.

Did you buy any songs this week? If so, what did you think was worth putting money down on?

Hear new music first – HP

Gwyneth Paltrow to perform live at CMAs Nov. 10

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– Photo by RCA/Splash News

You all had the chance to listen to and rate Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Country Strong” in the HitPredictor jukebox a few weeks ago, and in a few more weeks you can see her perform the song live at the CMA Awards Nov. 10.

MTV reports the Oscar-award winning actress will be taking the stage with Vince Gill. The song is the theme of her new film by the same title.

In order to successfully pull off the movie role Paltrow learned how to play the guitar and also took singing lessons. Of the entire experience Paltrow said “It was a real challenge, but I felt like I pretty much pulled it off.”

MTV reports “Country Strong” is not the actresses first stab at professional singing, noting that she had a hit song with Huey Lewis in 2000 called “Cruisin'” from the movie “Duets.”

Other CMA performers include Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and the Zac Brown Band.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be hosting the show together for the third consecutive year.

Do you plan to watch the CMAs Nov. 10? Do you think Paltrow will be able to hold her own live on stage?

Hear new music first – HP

Rihanna changes management, moves to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team

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Just ahead of the release of her fifth studio album Loud due out Nov. 16, Rihanna has decided to make a change in her management.

Billboard reports the 22-year-old pop star has parted with manager Marc Jordan in order to work with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management team.

In a statement Rihanna said she’s “so excited to take this next step in my career.”

Other high-profile names under the Roc Nation Management team include songstress Melanie Fiona, spitter Wale and DJ/producer Mark Ronson according to MTV.

Rihanna also announced she is launching a new company called Rihanna Entertainment that will “merge all of her businesses, including music, film, fragrance fashion and book ventures.”

Rihanna and Jay-Z have a long working relationship, with Jay-Z originally signing the pop star to Def Jam back in ’05 according to Billboard’s report. The two also won a Grammy together in 2008 for the hit song “Umbrella,” and earlier this year, picked up two Grammys for the rap song “Run This Town,” (also featuring Kanye West).

Do  you think this is a good time to change management – just weeks ahead of a new CD release?

Hear new music first – HP