List of 2013 BET Award Nominees:

Full list of 2013 BET Award Nominations:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:
Beyoncé
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Justin Timberlake
Usher

Best Group:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behaviour
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration:
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick LamarProblems
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Male Hip Hop Artist:
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:
Azealia Banks
Eve
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Rye Rye

Video of the Year:
2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Video Director of the Year:
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

Best New Artist:
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist:
Deitrick Haddon
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress:
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Actor:
Don Cheadle
Common
Jamie Foxx
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award:
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Sparkle
Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year:
Gabrielle Douglas
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year:
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award:
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Centric Award:
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Fantasia – Lose To Win
Miguel – Adorn
Nas – Daughters
Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have

Best International Act, Africa:
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act UK:
Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé
Wiley

Bruno Mars to release “Unorthodox Jukebox” December 10

It’s about damn time. Bruno Mars is back and ready to rock and roll with the release of his new album. The Grammy winner released his brand new single, Locked Out of Heaven” yesterday via his Youtube account (www.youtube.com/brunomars). It’s taken off his forthcoming album, “Unorthodox Jukebox”, which is due for release on the 10th of December. The first big bit of promotion he’ll be doing is on SNL. He’ll be hosting and performing on the hit show on the 20th of October (to be aired in SA on the 27th). He’s also on the cover of Billboard Magazine, which you will see on the right. Log on to Billboard.com for more.

Just a few other tidbits on the album- it was executive produced by The Smeezingtons. Other production credits include Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher). More info will be released in the weeks leading up to the album. For more info though go to www.brunomars.com.

Have a listen to the first single below:

2012 VMA winners list

The annual MTV VMAs took place at the Staples Center in LA last night. Unfortunately we didn’t have a live stream in South Africa, but if you were able to watch the awards in your part of the world, let us know what the show was like. I hear Rihanna’s performance was superb and a great way to open the show. She performed her song Cockiness alongside A$AP Rocky. Taylor apparently closed the show with her hit, “We Are Never Getting Back Together”, which by that point everyone was like uh, whatevs Taylor imma drink myself stupor… Na’mean 😉 Ha! Here’s a list of the winners from this year’s VMAs:

Video of the Year: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Best New Artist: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, featuring Lil’ Wayne, “HYFR”
Best Male Video: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Best Pop Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Rock Video: Coldplay, “Paradise”
Best Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Most Shareworthy Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Choreography: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Best Editing: Beyonce, “Countdown”
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Best Cinematography: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Best Direction: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

2012 MTV VMA nominees

Check out the list of nominees for this year’s VMAs, set to take place on the 6th of September at the Staples Center in LA:

Video of the Year

Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know
Rihanna, We Found Love
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
M.I.A., Bad Girls

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, We Are Young
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
The Wanted, Glad You Came

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, Heartbeat
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy
Watch the Throne, Paris
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, Beez in the Trap

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
Usher, Climax

Best Female Video

Rihanna, We Found Love
Katy Perry, Part of Me
Beyoncé Knowles, Love on Top
Nicki Minaj, Starships
Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like a Love Song

Best Pop Video
One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, We Are Young
Rihanna, We Found Love
Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, Paradise
The Black Keys, Lonely Boy
Linkin Park, Burn It Down
Jack White, Sixteen Saltines
Imagine Dragons, It’s Time

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
Calvin Harris, Feel So Close
Skrillex, First of the Year (Equinox)
Martin Solveig, The Night Out
Avicii, Le7els

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, Skyscraper
Rise Against, Ballad of Hollis Brown
Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side
Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, Is Anybody Out There?
Lil Wayne, How to Love

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Regina Spektor, All the Rowboats
Of Monsters & Men, Little Talks

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
Rihanna, Where Have You Been
Beyoncé Knowles, Countdown
Avicii, Le7els
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, Dance Again

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., Bad Girls
Adele, Someone Like You
Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, Princess of China
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die

Best Direction
M.I.A., Bad Girls
Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, Princess of China
Frank Ocean, Swim Good
Watch the Throne, Otis

Best Editing
Beyoncé Knowles, Countdown
A$AP Rocky, Goldie
Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know
Watch the Throne, Paris
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, Mercy

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Rihanna, Where Have You Been
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Turn Me On
Linkin Park, Burn It Down

J.Lo’s greatest hits collection drops on the 24th of July

I’m looking forward to the 24th of July. Why you ask? Well the lovely and the very powerful, according to Forbes, Jennifer “J.Lo” Lopez will release her first-ever greatest hits album. The star’s musical career exploded in 1999 and ever since she’s gone on to enjoy a lot more success with a string of hits. The album is called “Dance Again … The Hits” features sixteen hits. I’m going to sound like an infomercials guy now but wait there’s more. If you get the deluxe version you’ll get a bonus DVD with all her music videos. Trust me, if this album is called Dance Again… you know there will be plenty of that in the DVD, so be sure to grab the deluxe version. I can’t wait to bring you more details on this in the weeks to come.

In the mean time, check out the tracklisting below:

“DANCE AGAIN….THE HITS”

1.         Dance Again featuring Pitbull
2.         Goin’ In featuring Flo Rida

3.         I’m Into You featuring Lil Wayne
4.         On The Floor featuring Pitbull
5.         Love Don’t Cost A Thing
6.         If You Had My Love
7.         Waiting For Tonight
8.         Get Right featuring Fabolous
9.         Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix featuring Styles & Jadakiss)
10.       I’m Real (Murder Remix featuring Ja Rule)
11.       Do It Well
12.       Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)
13.       Feelin’ So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)

14.       All I Have featuring LL Cool J (Deluxe Edition only)

15.       Que Hiciste (Deluxe Edition only)

16.       Let’s Get Loud (Deluxe Edition only)

DVD

1.         Dance Again featuring Pitbull
2.         On The Floor featuring Pitbull
3.         Love Don’t Cost A Thing

4.         If You Had My Love
5.         Waiting For Tonight
6.         Get Right

7.         Jenny From The Block

8.         I’m Real (Murder Remix featuring Ja Rule)

9.         Do It Well
10.       Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)

11.       Feelin’ So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)

For more info on the star go to Jenniferlopez.com, follow her on Twitter: @JLO or on  facebook.com/jenniferlopez

2012 Billboard Music Award winners list

Top Artist:

Adele

Top New Artist:

Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:

Lil Wayne

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Top Duo/Group:

LMFAO

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Adele

Top Digital Songs Artist:

Adele

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Adele

Top Touring Artist:

U2

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2012 Billboard Music Awards – full nominations list

The 2012 Billboard Award nominees list is out and leading the pack are the ever-great Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and then Lil Wayne. The awards take place tonight (20 May) in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. I’ll be up in the early hours of Monday morning watching the awards live from my couch. The show can be seen on Channel O, DStv channel 320 from 2AM. Do join me… For now, find below the full list of nominees:

Top Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

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Grammys 2012 – Guetta, Brown, Lil Wayne, Deadmau5… all in five minutes

David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne on stage performing I Can Only Imagine… DeadMau5 and the Foo Fighters on the other side performing Rope and Raise You Weapon. Good mix of dance, urban, rock and electronic. What did you think of this performance?

Need ‘Feel the Beat of Subzero’ tickets to see Drake?

Now you can get them! Nothing can be better than attending an exclusive concert, especially one where you will have a unique VIP-like experience to see Drake performing live in Mzansi. Tickets to the Castle Lite Feel the beat of Subzero Experience featuring Drake sold out within 6 hours through an announcement made on social media networks and word of mouth via Tbo Touch, Dineo Ranaka & Slikour.

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Full list of 2011 American Music Awards nominees

Pop/Rock Male:

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Pitbull

Pop Rock Female:

Adele

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

 

Pop Rock Group:

LMFAO

Maroon 5

One Republic

 

Rap/Hip Hop:

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

 

Rap/Hip Hop Album:

Carter 4

Watch The Throne

Pink Friday

 

Soul/R&B Male:

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher

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