GRAMMYS Reveal Nominees 2017 Album Track Listing

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2017 GRAMMY AND ATLANTIC RECORDS REVEAL NOMINEES ALBUM TRACK LISTING

Latest Installment Of The Best-Selling Series Features 21 Hits From The World’s Biggest Superstars And Emerging Talent

2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Hits Stores And Digital Retailers Jan. 20

Album Pre-Order Available Now; Gives Fans The Chance To Attend
Music’s Biggest Night®

Pre-order The 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES Album Here: 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs


The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 20 in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series — now in its 23rd year — features a collection of GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.,. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® — The Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album is highlighted by 21 hits from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Sturgill Simpson and Best New Artist nominees Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Anderson .Paak among others.

“The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album provides a unique playlist, and showcases some of the greatest songs and talented artists that make up this year’s incredible nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We are pleased to collaborate with Atlantic Records on this project, which provides support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce throughout the year.”

“It has been a fantastic year for music, and we’re very happy to partner with the Recording Academy once again to release a tremendous collection of GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs,” said Julie Greenwald, Chairman & COO of Atlantic Records. “It’s great to have all these amazing and diverse performances together on one album, especially when it supports the wonderful work done by The Recording Academy’s charities.”

Music fans can log on to 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs through Jan. 19 to pre-order the 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album, and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs for details and eligibility requirements




2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Album
Track Listing

1. BEYONCÉ
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” Feat. Jack White
Album Of The Year

2. TWENTY ONE PILOTS
“Stressed Out”
Record Of The Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

3. SIA
“Cheap Thrills” Feat. Sean Paul
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

4. DRAKE
“Hotline Bling”
Album Of The Year

5. ADELE
“Hello”
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Vocal Album

6. JUSTIN BIEBER
“Love Yourself”
Album Of The Year
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Vocal Album
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS
“Closer” Feat. Halsey
Best New Artist
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

8. KELSEA BALLERINI
“Peter Pan”
Best New Artist

9. MAREN MORRIS
“My Church”
Best New Artist
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Song

10. STURGILL SIMPSON
“Brace For Impact (Live A Little)”
Album Of The Year

11. ANDERSON .PAAK
“Am I Wrong” Feat. ScHoolBoy Q
Best New Artist

12. DEMI LOVATO
“Confident”
Best Pop Vocal Album

13. ARIANA GRANDE
“Dangerous Woman”
Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Vocal Album

14. KELLY CLARKSON
“Piece By Piece (Idol Version) “
Best Pop Solo Performance

15. LUKAS GRAHAM
“7 Years”
Record Of The Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

16. CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“Church Bells”
Best Country Solo Performance

17. KEITH URBAN
“Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Song

18. BRANDY CLARK
“Love Can Go To Hell”
Best Country Solo Performance

19. THOMAS RHETT
“Die A Happy Man”
Best Country Song

20. MIRANDA LAMBERT
“Vice”
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Song

21. TIM MCGRAW
“Humble And Kind”
Best Country Song

GRAMMYS Reveal Nominees 2017 Album Track Listing

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Grammy Awards Nominations 2017 Date Tickets

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59th GRAMMY Awards Nominations

The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, will kick off this year’s GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on “CBS This Morning,” Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, The Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release and on GRAMMY.com. Follow “Recording Academy / GRAMMYs” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use #GRAMMYs to join the conversation as it unfolds Dec. 6th.

The 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12th, 2017.
The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



AWARD-WINNING HOST AND PERFORMER JAMES CORDEN OF CBS’ “THE LATE LATE SHOW” TO HOST THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

RECORDINGS BY MERLE HAGGARD, BILLIE HOLIDAY, NIRVANA, N.W.A, ELVIS PRESLEY, PRINCE, AND R.E.M. AMONG 2017 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

25 Recordings Added To The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® Residing at the GRAMMY Museum® At L.A. LIVE

Music’s Biggest Night® Airs Live On CBS Sunday, Feb. 12th, 2017

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that James Corden, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning multi-faceted host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” will host the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12th, 2017, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016. The nominations will be announced on December 6th, 2016.

59th Annual Grammy Awards
The 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12th, 2017. The CBS network will broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2016.


Full List of the Grammy Awards Nominations 2017
The nominations will be announced on December 6th, 2016. The “pre-telecast” ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) will be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony.

Grammy organization In June of 2016, announced a few minor changes to the voting and awarding process:

Streaming-only recordings now eligible
As of 2017, recordings released solely through streaming services will be eligible to enter the award process. These recordings will have to be available through streaming platforms.

Applicable streaming services are paid subscription, full catalogue, on-demand streaming/limited download platforms that have existed as such within the United States for at least one full year as of the submission deadline.

All recordings entered must have an assigned International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).

Best New Artist guidelines amended
Existing Best New Artist rules were amended to remove the album barrier given current trends in how new music and developing artists are released and promoted.
Many new artists currently first release singles, tracks or EPs rather than full albums.

To become eligible in the category of Best New Artist, the artist, duo, or group: Must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums.

May not have entered into this category more than three times, including as a performing member of an established group. Must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the eligibility period.

The Best Blues Album category will branch into two distinct categories:
Best Traditional Blues Album (Blues recordings with traditional blues song and harmonic structures. Includes various subgenres such as Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jump/swing blues, Chicago blues and classic/Southern soul).

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Recordings which may employ non-traditional blues rhythms such as funk, hip-hop, reggae, and rock, or which feature contemporary techniques such as synthesizers or loops).

This means a return to the situation prior to 2012, the year both categories were merged in a major overhaul of Grammy categories.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category renamed
The Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category (in the Rap field) will be renamed as Best Rap/Sung Performance, to allow solo performances into this category.

This is a result of “the current state and future trajectory of rap by expanding the category beyond collaborations between rappers and vocalists to include recordings by a solo artist who blurs the lines between rapping and singing”.

Additional amendments were made to the number and type of music creators recognized in the categories of Best Choral Performance and Best Jazz Vocal Album.

GRAMMY Awards 2017 Show Date Feb 12th Live On CBS
References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/59th_Annual_Grammy_Awards
Press Release, 16 June 2016
Grammy.com, 15 June 2016
Press Release, 16 June 2016

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Soul Train Music Awards 2016 Photos Air Date

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Soul Train Awards 2016 will air on Centric and BET on Sunday, November 27th at 8:00pm E.T.

BOBBY BROWN, BRANDY, ANDERSON .PAAK, D.R.A.M., MA$E, BJ THE CHICAGO KID AND MORE BRING SOULFUL PERFORMANCES TO THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016

Annual event hosted by Erykah Badu to air on Centric and BET November 27th at 8 p.m. ET

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 took place on Sunday, November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host, and for the first time as Executive Producer, with her eccentric humor and legendary style.

The annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B featured moving performances by Brandy, Anderson .Paak, Bobby Brown, D.R.A.M. MA$E, DRU HILL, Doug E Fresh, India Arie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guy, Candice Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, MAJOR., Ro James, Tito Jackson, V. Bozeman, Wreckx-n-Effect, and Yuna.

GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum singer Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award.

2016 Soul Train Awards kicked off with Dru Hill, whogot the party started

with an amazing medley of 90s R&B jams including “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” and “Beauty.” Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then performed his mega-hit “Thong Song,” getting the entire crowd up out of their seats – including Teyana Taylor who knew every word!
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Erykah Badu, ever the ethereal visionary, made her grand entrance during a glow-in-the-dark performance followed by her laugh-out-loud futuristic opening monologue where she touched on everything from Trump to alien life. The Queen of Soul revealed her recent time traveling adventures, saying “The future is black; forget the Jetsons, it’ll be more like the Jeffersons.” In addition to her hosting duties, Erykah also hit the stage to perform. First with singer/rapper D.R.A.M., performing their recently released song, “WiFi.” and later bringing out her “sister of soul”, India Arie, to sing their spirited, message-driven song “Breathe.”

For the second year, the awards unveiled a powerful “Soul Cypher” featuring a mix of legendary and contemporary R&B and soul singers coming together. Badu DJed the cypher while Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knightperformed raw versions of their songs.

Brandy was presented with the Lady of Soul Award following a heartfelt speech from 2015 honoree Jill Scott and a special tribute video from industry’s top executives and artists such as Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko and more, who spoke to Brandy’s dedication, creativity and vocal prowess. Brandy then blew the crowd away with a full dance and stunning vocal performance of her most beloved hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E.

Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ presented Teddy Riley with the night’s highly regarded Legend Award honoring the prolific singer-songwriter and producer for his tremendous influence in soul culture and music. Teddy Riley was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation and roaring round of applause. He celebrated with R&B and soul superstars Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Guy, Wreckx-N-Effect, V. Bozeman and Tito Jackson

Soul Train Music Awards 2016 Photos Air Date

Soul Train Awards 2016 will air on Centric and BET on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00pm E.T.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen G. Hill and Connie Orlando from BET; and Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment. Erykah Badu also serves as Executive Producer.

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SoulTrain Awards 2016 Tickets Lineup Las Vegas

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T-Pain
, Lalah Hathaway, Omarosa Manigault and Tony Cornelius
, eldest son of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius, have been added to the star-studded line-up for
Soul Train Weekend 2016.



Kicking off Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 and taking over Mandalay Bay, these exciting new names join the previously announced roster of performances from Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman and Kid Capri.

The cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down including Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy are also set to take the stage for a special night of comedy.

Two events have also been added to the Soul Train Weekend schedule, including the ‘Soul Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience’ Sponsored by Black People Meet and the ‘Centric Certified Conversation’ Sponsored by Army, hosted by Tony Cornelius. SoulTrain Awards 2016 Tickets Lineup Las Vegas

The four-day weekend of events will include intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties – all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 6th, 2016.


SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, November 3rd

“Acoustically Speaking” Sponsored by Toyota

House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay @ 7:00PM

Featuring Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna

FRIDAY, November 4th

“Soul Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience” Sponsored by Black People Meet

Top Golf at MGM Grand @ 1:00pm

Featuring Omarosa Manigault, Bell Biv Devoe, ESPN’s Jay Harris, Seema Sadekar, Eddie Levert, Chef Hunda, Jimmy Jackson, J’Leon Love, Cheryl Song, Shanice, Flex Alexander, Paul Taylor and Tony Cornelius

“Soul Train Music Festival”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Jill Scott, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Tish Hyman

“#PartyWithSoul – Soul Train Weekend After Party”

LIGHT at Mandalay Bay @ 10pm

Featuring T-Pain (DJ)

SATURDAY, November 5th

“Soul Train Day Party”

DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay from 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Kid Capri

“Centric Certified Conversation” Sponsored by Army

Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay Casino @ 6pm

Featuring Lalah Hathaway, Tony Cornelius

“The Comedy Get Down”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy

SUNDAY, November 6th

“Soul Train Awards”

Orleans Arena @ 6:00PM

Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages will be available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. All packages will give guests the opportunity to enjoy sizzling performances at the Soul Train Awards. Full VIP package amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.

Four Day and general tickets for all events throughout Soul Train Weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will be going on sale September 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (PST).


Mandalay Bay Events Center show tickets for the Soul Train Music Fest start at $49.50 and the Comedy Get Down concert start at $39.50.

Tickets for Acoustically Speaking Sponsored by Toyota will start at $35.00 and the Soul Train Day Party ticket pricing begins at $37.50. All tickets will be available at Soultrainweekend.com.

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Soul Train Awards 2016 Tickets Air Date Nov 27th BET

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soul-train-awards-2016-tickets-air-date-nov-27th-betERYKAH BADU, TO TAKE THE VEGAS STAGE AS RETURNING HOST OF SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016

Soul Train Awards 2016 Tickets Air Date Nov 27th BET

CENTRIC announced Erykah Badu,will return to host the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016. The four-time Grammy-award winning soul singer and songwriter will once again take over the Vegas stage with her eccentric style, cerebral music, incomparable spirit and comedic commentary. The yearly celebration will honor the best in Soul and R&B from returning legends to the next generation. Filmed November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 27th, 2016 at 8PM ET.



CENTRIC also announced the all-star nominees they will honor at the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 across 12 different categories.

Drake leads the pack with 12 total nominations including two nominations for the highly coveted Video of the Year Award for his feature on Rihanna’s single “Work” and this year’s mega hit “Hotline Bling.” Beyoncé follows with 8 nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album/Mixtape of the Year for her groundbreaking album “Lemonade,” and multiple honors for lead single “Formation” including Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.)

Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, artist, musician and technology expert Edward Theodore “Teddy” Riley, also known as the creator and king of New Jack Swing, is set to receive the coveted Legend Award. His major accolade was Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous LP” which sold over 32 million copies worldwide.

Riley produced number one hits for countless icons which have governed the airways for decades. As a founding member of the multi-platinum Grammy winning group Blackstreet and a member of the group Guy, which became a multi-platinum group, Riley’s New Jack Swing sound was the epic lifeline that forever changed the design for R&B and Hip-Hop music.

He is the first African-American producer to bring Korean Pop (K-Pop) music to the USA and has been producing number one hits on Billboard charts for nearly a decade.

The 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to singer-songwriter and actress Brandy. The platinum selling artist and actress has sold over 40 million records and received numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards. Last year’s inaugural Lady of Soul Award went to R&B torchbearer Jill Scott. Both Brandy and Teddy Riley are being recognized for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present.

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will feature an exhilarating lineup of memorable performances and viewers can expect special appearances by some of the brightest stars in entertainment. The event annually showcases Soul Train’s impact on the history of music and dance from the 70s to today.

The party doesn’t stop there; visitors can also look forward to the entire SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND November 3-6. Kicking off Thursday, and taking over Mandalay Bay, the celebration will feature soulful experiences including performances by Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy.

Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages are available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. VIP and four day package and amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen Hill and Connie Orlando from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016. To apply for media credentials to cover the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 red carpet, please visit: www.betpressroom.com


The complete list of nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are:

Best New Artist

ANDERSON .PAAK

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

CHANCE THE RAPPER

RO JAMES

TORY LANEZ

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

ANTHONY HAMILTON

BRYSON TILLER

MAXWELL

THE WEEKND

USHER

Centric Certified Award

AFTER 7

ANDERSON .PAAK

BILAL

LALAH HATHAWAY

MUSIQ SOULCHILD

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Song

DONNIE MCCLURKIN – I NEED YOU

HEZEKIAH WALKER – BETTER

KIRK FRANKLIN – 123 VICTORY

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

TRAVIS GREENE – MADE A WAY

Album/Mixtape of the Year
BEYONCÉ – LEMONADE

BRYSON TILLER – T R A P S O U L

DJ KHALED – MAJOR KEY

DRAKE – VIEWS

KANYE WEST – THE LIFE OF PABLO

RIHANNA – ANTI

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA – ONE DANCE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

ALICIA KEYS

BEYONCÉ

FANTASIA

JILL SCOTT

RIHANNA

Song of the Year

ADELE – HELLO

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

HELLO – WRITTEN BY: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, GREGORY ALLEN KURSTIN (ADELE)

RISE UP – WRITTEN BY: ANDRA DAY, JENNIFER DECILVEO (ANDRA DAY)

FORMATION – WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)

DON’T – WRITTEN BY: JOHNTÁ M. AUSTIN, MARIAH CAREY, BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, JERMAINE DUPRI, TAVORIS JAVON HOLLINS, ISOM BRANDON STEWART, BRYSON DEJUAN TILLER (BRYSON TILLER)

NEEDED ME – WRITTEN BY: NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, RACHEL DERRUS, ADAM KING FEENEY, ROBYN R. FENTY, BRITTANY TALIA HAZZARD, CHARLES HINSHAW JR., LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, DIJON ISAIAH MCFARLANE, KHALED ROHAIM, TE WHITI TE RANGITEPAIA MATAA WARBICK (RIHANNA)

Best Dance Performance

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST (DANCE PERFORMANCE FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

USHER FT. YOUNG THUG – NO LIMIT

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

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Soul Train Awards 2016 Tickets Date Nov 3rd-6th

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Soul Train Awards 2016 to feature soulful performances, tributes and special appearances by some of entertainment’s biggest stars

SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND 2016 TO TAKE OVER MANDALAY BAY NOVEMBER 3rd-6th WITH PERFORMANCES BY JILL SCOTT, TYRESE, MONICA, ANTHONY HAMILTON, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, BELL BIV DEVOE, CEDRIC ‘THE ENTERTAINER,’ D.L. HUGHLEY, GEORGE LOPEZ, EDDIE GRIFFIN, CHARLIE MURPHY

BET Networks revealed its first talent confirmed for Soul Train Weekend 2016. Kicking off Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 and taking over Mandalay Bay, the celebration will feature soulful experiences including performances by Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin andCharlie Murphy. Additional names and events to be announced soon!

The four-day weekend of events will include intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties – all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 Las Vegas

SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, November 3rd

“Acoustically Speaking” Sponsored by Toyota

House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay @ 7:00PM

Featuring Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Yuna

FRIDAY, November 4th

“Soul Train Music Festival”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Jill Scott, Tyrese, Anthony Hamilton, Tish Hyman

SATURDAY, November 5th

“Soul Train Day Party”

DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay from 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Kid Capri

“The Comedy Get Down”

Mandalay Bay Events Center @ 8:00PM

Featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Charlie Murphy

SUNDAY, November 6th

“Soul Train Awards”

Orleans Arena @ 6:00PM

Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages will be available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. All packages will give guests the opportunity to enjoy sizzling performances at the Soul Train Awards. Full VIP package amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.

Four Day and general tickets for all events throughout Soul Train Weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will be going on sale September 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (PST).

Soul Train Awards Weekend 2016 Tickets Date Nov 3rd-6th

Mandalay Bay Events Center show tickets for the Soul Train Music Fest start at $49.50 and the Comedy Get Down concert start at $39.50.

Tickets for Acoustically Speaking Sponsored by Toyota will start at $35.00 and the Soul Train Day Party ticket pricing begins at $37.50. All tickets will be available atSoultrainweekend.com.

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A3C Hip Hop Music Festival 2016 Atlanta Oct 5th-9th

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A3C Hip-Hop Music Festival 2016 Atlanta Dates lineup Schedule Events SHOWCASE

Nappy Roots, Skyzoo, J-Live and more to perform “ATLiens”




A year after Andre 3000 declared “The south got something to say” at the Source Awards, Outkast dropped ATLiens and changed the trajectory of the Atlanta and hip-hop culture. ATLiens is the unofficial soundtrack of Atlanta.

We are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of ATLiens with a tribute show as part of our 1996 show with Mass Appeal. Mr. DJ (DJ/Producer for Outkast) on the turntables, an all-star band and a collection of artist influenced by Outkast will perform ATLiens from front to back.

The artists performing ATLiens include: Nappy Roots, Nick Grant, Kelechi, Skyzoo, Chase N Cashe, J-Live, Deante’ Hitchcock, Izzy Jone$, Chilly Chills, Michael Aristotle, 3D Na’Tee, Forte Bowie, Phay, Goldyard, Yani Mo, Apollo Ali, Jaye Newton, Jack Preston and special guests.

This show will take place on Saturday, Oct 7th as part of the 1996 Show with Bone Thugs, Too Short, Redman with Def Squad and Bun B... all of whom released classic albums in 1996.



A3C Hip Hop Music Festival 2016 Atlanta Dates lineup Schedule Events SHOWCASE

A3C Hip Hop Music Festival 2016 Atlanta Oct 5th-9th

a3c-hip-hop-music-festival-2016-atlanta-ashley-reidAshley Reid, pictured with her Manager JAG (Loud Pack Tour Creator), and brother Aaron Reid are locked in for A3C 2016 Panels

Ashley Reid, pictured with her Manager JAG (Loud Pack Tour Creator), and brother Arron Reid are locked in for A3C 2016

A3C Pro-Audio Center takes place at SAE Institute of Atlanta from Friday, Oct 7th through Saturday, Oct 8th

Featured speakers include: Jerry Wonda, Mr. DJ, DJ Toomp, Bryan-Michael Cox, Bad Boy’s Hitmen (Sean C & LV, D-Dot, Nashiem Myrick, and Younglord), Streetrunner, Focus…, Needlz, M16, The Olympicks, Robert Glasper, Rico Brooks, Dow Jones, Sound Oracle, KY Engineerin, The Frontrunnaz, DJ Burn One, Black Metaphor, Fuse of 808 Mafia, Ray Daniels, WLPWR, Versatile Traxx, Major Seven, DJ Jelly, DJ Jaycee and Mark Byrd.

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2016 Featured Speakers: Master P, Troy Carter (Spotify/SMASHD Ventures), Too $hort, Bad Boy’s The Hitmen, Ryan Leslie, Marc Lamont Hill, Robert Glasper, Organized Noize, Anthony Saleh (Freebandz), Jonathan Mannion (Photographer), Tunji Balogun (RCA), Vanessa Satten (XXL), Fab 5 Freddy, Reggie ‘Combat Jack’ Osse (The Combat Jack Show), Jeff Carvalho (Highsnobiety), Azae (Azae Production), Justin Boland (Pandora), Justin Hunte (HipHopDX), Mike McGarry (Fitzgerald & Co.), Yomi Desalu (BET), Brian Young (The Shade Room), Jason M. Peterson (Havas), DJ Jelly, Corey Smith (MLB), Tuma Basa (Spotify), Daddy-O (MC/Producer), James Cuthbert (Sprite), Aaron Reid (Epic Records), Dan Resnick (Complex Magazine), Dante Ross (Warner Music Group), Mr. DJ, James Andrews (SMASHD Ventures), David Wall Rice (Morehouse College), Demont Callender (AM Only), Dina Marto (Twelve Music Group), DJ Toomp, Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Finis “KY” White (Audio Engineer), Walter Kimbrough (Dillard University), Focus…, Fuse of 808 Mafia, Greggory Smith (SESAC), Hurricane Dave (Radio One), Javier Sang (Worldstar Hip-Hop), Jeff Sledge (Atlantic Records), Jose Cuello (TuneCore), Joshua “M16” Banks, Joy Young (Wondaland), Julia Beverly (Agency Twelve), Keinon Johnson (Interscope Records), Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua (A&R), Marlon Nichols (Cross Culture Ventures), Maurice Garland (Hip-Hop Wired), Shanti Das (Press Reset Ent.), Smitti Boi, Sound Oracle, Steve DiCecco (Reebok), The Olympicks and William Warren Jr. (Mitchell & Ness)


A3C Hip Hop Music Festival 2016 Atlanta Oct 5th-9th

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BET HIP HOP AWARDS PHOTOS

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BET Networks and AEG Announce 2017 BET EXPERIENCE
LA LIVE June 22th-25th, 2017

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MORE THAN 165,000 FANS ATTENDED THE

2016 BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE

DEPOSITS FOR GOLD, PLATINUM AND DIAMOND

                             VIP TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW AT BETEXPERIENCE.COM

BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the 2017 dates for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE as June 22-25, 2017.

The four-year old festival drew its highest attendance last year with 165,000 guests, a 10% increase from 2015. Deposits for VIP ticket packages are now being accepted for BET Experience 2017. These packages are available for guests who don’t want to miss out on the three-day festival filled with music, comedy and concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center. Plus, they get to see “106 & PARK” and attend the FREE BET Experience Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center that features seminars, a celebrity basketball game, celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances.

The 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE sold-out of more than 1,000 VIP Packages. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the BET Experience weekend, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. In anticipation of another stellar lineup announcement for the 2017 BET Experience weekend, guests interested in VIP Packages for 2017 can place a deposit to secure their spots early and guarantee priority seating at all STAPLES Center shows and the BET Awards starting now for past VIP ticket buyers and September 15 for new VIP ticket buyers. Non-refundable deposits are available for the following BET Experience VIP Packages: Diamond ($500 deposit), Platinum ($200 deposit) and Gold ($100 deposit). Full 2017 VIP Package details and pricing will be released in the coming months, but to reference elements of the 2016 Packages, please visit BETExperience.com. Deposits may be placed for 2017 BETX VIP Packages by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.

Follow BET Experience on Twitter @betexperience for the latest and greatest and join the conversation by using #BETX. Feel free to also check us out online at BETExperience.com.

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