Oscar nominations voting starts

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar voters, start your ballots.

Voting begins Friday for 2014’s Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014.

The academy is offering electronic voting for the second consecutive year. It announced last week that 289 feature films are eligible for best-picture consideration.

Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 16.

Ellen DeGeneres will host the ceremony when the Oscars are presented on March 2.

Beyonce’s Visual Album is 2013’s Top Selling Female Debut!

 

After just 27 hours of being onsale without any pre-release promotion or even knowledge of the existence of the project, Beyonce‘s new self-titled visual album is the biggest debuting album for a female artist in 2013!

Billboard is reporting that the iTunes exclusive album sold 80,000 copies from 9pm PT to midnight on Thursday evening and an additional 350,000 copies on Friday. When the sales week ends on Sunday evening, it is estimated that theAfter just 27 hours of being onsale without any pre-release promotion or even knowledge of the existence of the project, Beyonce‘s new self-titled visual album is the biggest debuting album for a female artist in 2013! Billboard is reporting that the iTunes exclusive album sold 80,000 copies from 9pm PT to midnight on Thursday evening and an additional 350,000 copies on Friday. When the sales week ends on Sunday evening, it is estimated that the album will have sold around 600,000 copies. The album hit number one on iTunes in over 100 countries. With just three days and three hours for the sales week, Beyonce will have the best sales week of her entire career! AMAZING!!!