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Bruno, Prince & Taylor Vie For Best Live Act
by Jennifer Williams
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Prince are all short-listed for a new Best Live Act poll begin conducted by the Nordoff Robbins Foundation in the U.K.
It's the only Nordoff Robbins prize to be determined by the public, with voting being conducted on the organization's web site through June 1.
The winner will be announced during the O2 Silver Clef Lunch on July 3 in London.
Other nominees include: Alt-J, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Dolly Parton, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, Royal Blood and Rudimental.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Sam Smith, winner of the Breakthrough Artist and British Global Success Awards, poses in the winners room during the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on February 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Getty Images
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 11: Ed Sheeran performs live at the Vector Arena on April 11, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Singer Pharrell Williams arrives at NBC's "The Voice" Season 8 red carpet event at Pacific Design Center on April 23, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Prince performs with singer Mary J. Blige onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: Bruno Mars attends the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.