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Elton John World News: CD With Pop Samples is Up For an Award

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Wednesday 2 May 2007 @ 16:31 - GMT

The Post-Gazette has announced that a Pittsburgh mashup artist has received a Shortlist nomination.

Girl Talk's breakout CD, Night Ripper, is one of 10 finalists for the sixth annual Shortlist Music Prize, awarded to the best record with sales below 500,000 units.

Night Ripper, a musical collage that samples more than 200 songs, from Elton to Biggie Smalls, is nominated along with several other 2006 releases, including those by Cat Power and Tom Waits.

The finalists were selected from the initial Long List of 60 albums by a panel, including Franz Ferdinand and members of the Killers and Flaming Lips. The winner will be announced in May. For a sampling of the music, go to www.myspace.com/shortlistofmusic

{Meanwhile, Girl Talk can be found this weekend at the Coachella Festival in Los Angeles.}