Quick Hits: People's Choice Awards, The-Dream, Music from HBO's Girls, Rob Thomas, Allman Brothers Band
January 9, 2014

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake was a big winner at last night's fan-voted People's Choice Awards, taking home three trophies for Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite R&B Artist. Katy Perry and Demi Lovato followed with two awards each. Ariana Grande was named Favorite Breakout Artist; Britney Spears was named Favorite Pop Artist; and Taylor Swift took home the prize for Favorite Country Artist. The People's Favorite Band this year went to One Direction, while Fall Out Boy was crowned Favorite Alternative Band and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won Favorite Hip-Hop Artist.

Songwriter/producer The-Dream has announced his departure from Def Jam Recordings. Using his Instagram account, The-Dream shared a photo of the Def Jam logo, accompanied by the caption, "I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream." The reason for his exit was not revealed, and he has a long history with label. He signed there as a solo artist 2007, and in 2012 he was named Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam. The-Dream also has co-penned hit songs for Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

The third season of HBO show Girls will highlight new tunes by a number of artists, some of whom wrote music specifically for the show. "It's the same sound, same vibe, but one thing that's different this season is we've had the luxury of getting people to contribute brand new songs for us," music supervisor Manish Raval told Radio.com. "We had Miguel write us a new song." The series also will use previously unreleased songs by Beck, Lily Allen, Jenny Lewis and Christina Perri.

Rob Thomas has announced plans for a month-long North American headlining tour, kicking off April 2 in Temecula, CA. These shows will offer a career-spanning set in an intimate setting. Additionally, Thomas' show on April 5 at Indio, CA's Fantasy Springs Resort will benefit Sidewalk Angels Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Rob and his wife Marisol Thomas. The trek is set to run through May 11 in Windsor, ON.

Longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks both have announced their intention to leave the group at the end of 2014. The duo wrote in a statement that they "are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band." Haynes said he plans to focus on Gov't Mule, solo projects, and enjoying more family time. Trucks added, "I feel that my solo project and the Tedeschi Trucks Band is where my future and creative energy lies." Meanwhile, the Allman Brothers Band will celebrate their 45th Anniversary with a residency at New York City's Beacon Theater in March.

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