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Alfred Music Publishing Congratulates Winners of the 2011 Billboard® Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, proudly congratulates the winners of the 2011 Billboard® Music Awards, including Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Skillet, and Chris Tomlin.

Justin Bieber catapulted into international stardom with his breakthrough debut album My World, becoming the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The Multi-Platinum and Grammy®-Nominated artist dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards with seven honors. Award titles included: Top Social Artist * Top Streaming Artist * Top Pop Album * Top Streaming Song (Video) * Digital Artist of the Year * Top New Artist * Fan Favorite Award (Billbard.com). Alfred offers the piano, choir, and band sheet music arrangements to Bieber’s hit songs “Baby” and “Born to Be Somebody,” including an original choral medley arrangement featuring most-loved songs from his albums My World and My World 2.0.

Multi-Platinum selling and Multi-Grammy winning country music trio Lady Antebellum are widely known for their rich harmonies and lush musical arrangements. Adding to their string of accolades is a Billboard Music Award for “Top Country Song” for the smash hit single “Need You Now.” Alfred now offers over a dozen sheet music editions and arrangements to their acclaimed albums, Lady Antebellum and Need You Now, plus several of their hit singles.

Bruno Mars began his music career as a producer and co-writer for such hit songs as “Right Round” by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha, “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B., and “Billionaire” by Travis McCoy. Mars set off his solo career with the debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The worldwide hit single “Just the Way You Are” has led Mars to a Grammy award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” and has now been honored with Billboard’s “Top Radio Song.” Alfred currently offers the officially arranged sheet music single to “Just the Way You Are.”

Katy Perry, the larger-than-life pop sensation, hit the music scene with her first mainstream studio album One of the Boys, which quickly gained Multi-Platinum selling status and garnered two Grammy nods. Perry’s second album, Teenage Dream, brought such radio hits as “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West), and “Firework.” The sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collected a total of four Grammy noms, and has now led Perry to the Billboard honors of “Top Hot 100 Artist” and “Top Digital Song Artist.” Alfred offers the officially arranged piano/vocal songbook to Teenage Dream.

Over the past 15 years, Grammy-Nominated CCM rock band Skillet has maintained a successful tour schedule and touts a collection of hit songs, including seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles and a trio of singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts. The title track from their album Comatose received a GMA Dove Award for “Rock Recorded Song of the Year.” Their latest album, Awake, topped the Rock, Alternative, and Christian charts, and now honored with Billboard’s “Top Christian Album” award. Alfred offers the officially licensed guitar TAB songbook to Awake.

Chris Tomlin, worship leader and CCM recording artist, is one of modern time’s most profound and prolific songwriters. Tomlin penned songs such as "How Great Is Our God," "Holy is the Lord,” and "Our God" (co-written with Matt Redman) are just a few congregational tunes sung by millions of Christian at church services around the world. The Multi-Platinum selling Dove Award-winning artist has now been honored with Billboard’s “Top Christian Artist” and “Top Christian Song” for the anthem “Our God.” Alfred offers an original choral sheet music arrangement to “Our God,” along with many best-loved Tomlin songs.

For the complete list of 2011 Billboard Music Award nominees and winners, visit billboard.com.

For more information on Alfred Music Publishing or its catalog of educational and popular artist print music, please visit alfred.com.