GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

 GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards
TINA TURNER,
NEIL DIAMOND, HAL BLAINE, EMMYLOU HARRIS, THE METERS, QUEEN, AND LOUIS JORDAN TO BE HONORED WITH RECORDING ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, and John Williams are Trustees Award honorees; and Tony Agnello and Richard Factor are the Technical GRAMMY Award recipients.

GRAMMY Awards 2018 Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Queen & More To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards

A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in summer 2018. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.

“This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

“These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award honors such contributions in areas other than performance. The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees determines the honorees of both awards.

Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are voted on by the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, and are ratified by the Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording industry.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:

Starting his career in the 1950s, Hal Blaine is best known as the lead drummer and founder of the legendary Wrecking Crew. He has recorded with iconic artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, and many more. He lent his artistry to Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” productions, creating one of rock and roll’s most recognizable beats. However, Blaine’s talent does not stop at the conventional drum kit. Some of his best-known songs include him drumming on Sparkletts water jugs for the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” and dragging tire chains across a concrete floor for Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” During his impressive career, Blaine has worked on nearly 6,000 tracks; of those, 350 have been Top 10 hits, and 40 have been No. 1s (including fellow honoree Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”), and worked on six consecutive Record Of The Year GRAMMY-winning tracks between 1965 and 1970.

Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamond’s early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become a part of the fabric of America’s songbook with a wide range of international hits that include “Solitary Man,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” “I’m A Believer,” “Red Red Wine,” “Holly Holy,” ‘Thank The Lord For The Night Time,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am…I Said,” “Song Sung Blue,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (with Barbra Streisand), “September Morn,” and “Heartlight,” among many others. Diamond has won a GRAMMY Award, a Golden Globe Award, the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Kennedy Center Honor, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. In 2009, he was honored as MusiCares® Person Of The Year.

Emmylou Harris’ career has been evolving since the 1970s, encompassing pop, folk, country, and now, alternative. She has recorded with myriad artists such as Gram Parsons, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Roy Orbison, to name a few, as well as with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton as part of supergroup Trio. Harris’ distinctive voice has allowed her to cross musical boundaries and made her one of the most influential and admired women in contemporary country music. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris, a 13-time GRAMMY winner, keeps proving that she never stops looking ahead.

Louis Jordan enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s as the King of the Jukebox. The American musician, songwriter, and bandleader helped pioneer the sound of rock and was dubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Father of Rhythm & Blues and the Grandfather of Rock and Roll. Jordan’s talent, combined with his comedic flair, helped him shatter race barriers, achieving popularity with both black and white audiences. Throughout his lifetime, he was able to duet with some of the biggest artists of his day, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.

The Meters—Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr.—are considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk and, for more than 50 years, they have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured and performed with such artists as the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Labelle, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, and Lee Dorsey. Their trademark sound of syncopated layered percussion intertwined with gritty grooves on guitar, bass, and organ, blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe that is regarded as one of the most influential in music history. The Meters’ unique place as a touchstone for countless artists across many genres and as one of the most sampled groups in all of hip-hop and pop music, have kept them relevant to contemporary audiences in a way that few groups can claim.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Their impressive string of No. 1 albums and top-charting singles continue to put Queen in the Top 10 of all-time iTunes sales. The band has received multiple Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, and two recordings enshrined in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®—”Bohemeian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You”/“We Are The Champions,” which also remain popular songs at sports events and arenas around the world. Recently, Queen became the first artist ever to sell more than 6 million copies of an album in the U.K. with their Greatest Hits album. Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented frontman Freddie Mercury*, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogs of all time. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen—John Deacon, Brian May, Mercury, and Roger Taylor—captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances fronted by May and Taylor, presently joined for concert performances by the extraordinary American vocalist Adam Lambert.

Tina Turner has been the Queen of Rock and Roll since she started her musical career in the 1950s. She is well-known for her extravagant live performances and impressive raw voice. Globally, her concert ticket sales have broken records for every tour. Turner’s albums have all consistently charted on the Billboard 200 and have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Her grandeur has been admired by many other prominent figures, including Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and David Bowie. Her determination and sheer talent has crystallized her as a household name around the globe.

About the Trustees Award Honorees:

At the Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West, Winterland, and Fillmore East, Bill Graham* created the modern rock concert. He discovered and managed artists such as Santana, and organized national tours for Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and George Harrison. Having arrived in America as a 10-year-old Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany with not much more than the clothes on his back, Graham raised millions of dollars for charitable causes by staging Live Aid as well as many other benefit tours.

Seymour Stein’s cutting-edge consciousness for the next wave in music can be traced all the way back to the late 1960s, when he began his career at Billboard magazine at the age of 15. Having founded Sire Records with producer Richard Gottehrer in 1966, Stein’s eccentric taste in music combined with his knack for predicting what the next big thing in music will be, has continuously proven to be prosperous. His talent has earned him the title of Vice President of Warner Bros. Records along with being co-founder of Sire Records, a sub-division of Warner Music Group, and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Some of Stein’s most notable discoveries include Ramones, the Pretenders, Talking Heads, k.d. Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Cult, the Cure, Tom Tom Club, Spacehog, Primal Scream, Seal, Madness, Madonna, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, Ice-T, and the Undertones.

John Williams is one of the most prolific and celebrated film composers of all time. He has won 23 GRAMMY Awards spanning the last 50 years, with various honors for composing/scoring, performance, and arranging. In addition to his GRAMMY Awards, Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, seven British Academy Film Awards, and four Emmys. His 1977 soundtrack to Star Wars was an Album Of The Year nominee and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2007. Some of Williams’ most notable scores include Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman: The Movie, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Home Alone, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln.

ABOUT THE TECHNICAL GRAMMY AWARD HONOREE:

Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, through their company Eventide, have influenced the way we make records for nearly 50 years, inventing and producing a wide variety of original audio effects devices, creating the first rack-mounted special effect processors for studio use, and making sophisticated studio processors available to musicians. Founded in 1971 in the basement of Sound Exchange studio on West 54th St. in New York City, Eventide invented the first tape machine autolocator for the Ampex MM1000 multitrack recorder, allowing the operator to precisely and automatically rewind the tape to a specific location at the press of a button—a feature soon standard equipment on every professional machine. Since then, they’ve created myriad products that have forever changed the recording industry, including the landmark H910 Harmonizer® effects processor, whose underlying technology forms the basis of all pitch-shifting and pitch-correction devices today. It allowed the use of delay and pitch effects separately and in combination, impacting the sound of records such as David Bowie’s Low, Kraftwerk’s Computer World, AC/DC’s Back In Black, and Parliament-Funkadelic’s “Aqua Boogie.”

Recording Academy announces official MARKETING PARTNERS for 60th annual Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy proudly announced its official marketing partners for this year’s 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Absolut, Aflac, Apple Music, Bulova, Delta Air Lines, Hilton, IBM, JBL by HARMAN, Mastercard, Snapchat, Target, Time Inc., Uber, and Westwood One are all supporters of this year’s GRAMMY Awards, as well as events throughout GRAMMY Week.

The music industry’s marquis event takes place live on Sunday, Jan. 28th, at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. For comprehensive coverage of the show, visit GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. For breaking news and behind-the-scenes content, visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“Today’s real-time marketplace demands sophisticated marketing efforts to more deeply connect with fans everywhere,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer of the Recording Academy. “We are honored to be aligned with some of the most impressive, category-leading brands on the planet, and we look forward to innovating with them to deliver programs that get noticed and break through.”

For more information on official GRAMMY partners, please go to: www.absolut.com, www.aflac.com, www.applemusic.com, www.bulova.com, www.delta.com, www.hilton.com, www.ibm.com, www.jbl.com, www.mastercard.com, www.snapchat.com, www.target.com, www.timeinc.com, www.uber.com, www.westwoodone.com

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2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

Elton John To Be Honored At 2018 Grammy Salute



CBS, the Recording Academyand AEG Ehrlich Ventures will present Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden January 30 for broadcast later in 2018. The all-star tribute concert line-up will include Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, and Little Big Town, among others. 2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS

The concert will be staged Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at 8:00 PM ET, two days after the 60th annual Grammy Awards are broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28th.
Tickets will go on sale Dec. 18, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

Just two days after the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate the legendary career of five-time GRAMMY® winner and 2000 MusiCares®‘ Person of the Year honoree Elton John by presenting “Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York. The special will be broadcast later in 2018 on the CBS Television Network.
2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY TICKETS, current GRAMMY nominee Kesha, two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Miranda Lambert, 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, two-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Little Big Town, seven-time GRAMMY winner Chris Martin, GRAMMY winner and current nominee Maren Morris, four-time GRAMMY winner Sam Smith, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban will pay tribute to Elton, who will also take the stage to perform a selection of hits from his highly acclaimed discography. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.



“Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “His creativity, dynamic presence, and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.

“Elton John is an undeniable force within the music industry, and I can’t think of a better musician to honor at this special GRAMMY Salute,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “We’re proud to pay tribute to his artistry, and can’t wait to see what the participating musicians have in store for this momentous celebration of Elton’s work.

“”Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” continues the tradition of previous Emmy®-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert.” “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” and “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute.””Elton John: I’m Still Standing-A GRAMMY Salute” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich and Rac Clark are the executive producers, Ron Basile is the producer, and David Wild is the writer.

Tickets will go on sale Dec. 18, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

2018 GRAMMYs to Honor Elton John: in I’M Still Standing Jan 30th NY

ABOUT ELTON JOHN
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 300 million records sold worldwide. The Recording Academy has bestowed Elton multiple GRAMMY Awards, as well as the GRAMMY Legend Award and MusiCares Person of the Year honor in 2000. Three of his recordings have also been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. In the early 1990s, Elton collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on the soundtrack for The Lion King, earning him an Academy Award. The album produced two top-selling, award-winning singles: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle Of Life.” The Tony Award®-winning Broadway production of Aida earned Elton a GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Show Album. Billy Elliot was nominated for a record-tying 15 Tony Awards and won 10, including Best Musical. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. In 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John, CBE. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts. In 2013, Elton was honored as the first recipient of the prestigious BRITs Icon Award.

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Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NY

Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NYMadison Square Garden to host 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28th, 2018

The Recording Academy has announced that the 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11 p.m. ET and 4:30–8 p.m. PT. The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will mark the 46th consecutive year that CBS will broadcast the show, and the network has a commitment in place to host it through 2026 Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NY | New York City Of Music: Host Of The 60th GRAMMY Awards NY Stories

To announce the GRAMMYs‘ return to New York, The Recording Academy worked with creative agency TBWA\Chiat\Day and director Spike Lee on a star-studded film, NY Stories. Featuring New York artists sharing New York musical stories, the film takes viewers on a musical tour of the city — from The Apollo Theater in Harlem to Jay Z’s Marcy Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant, to all neighborhoods and musical landmarks in between.

60th GRAMMY Awards Nominations

The Recording Academy and singer/songwriter Andra Day will kick off the 60th 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, Nov. 28th at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:40 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy’s social media platforms.

RECORDING ACADEMY AND RCA RECORDS TO RELEASE 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM ON JAN. 12, 2018 ALBUM PRE-ORDER WILL LAUNCH NOV. 24, OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Grammy Awards 2018 Tickets Nominees Predictions NYThe Recording Academy‘s GRAMMY Recordings and RCA Records will release the 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album on Jan. 12, 2018, in stores and via digital retailers. The latest installment of the best-selling series—now in its 24th year—features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefits the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

Beginning Nov. 24, during “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, music fans can log on to 2018grammyalbum.com or cbs.com/grammys to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2018grammyalbum.com or cbs.com/grammys for details and eligibility requirements.

RECORDING ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINEES JAY-Z LEADS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT; KENDRICK LAMAR FOLLOWS WITH SEVEN, AND BRUNO MARS WITH SIX

The Recording Academy welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture.”

“The beauty of our process begins and ends with the participation of music professionals,” said Bill Freimuth, Recording Academy Senior Vice President of Awards. “Our nominations reflect the expertise and passion of Recording Academy voting members.”

The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7–21, 2017. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.

The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 84 categories.

For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

Record Of The Year:
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year:
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year:
“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — P!nk
“Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Something Just Like This” ­— The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance:
“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go To War” — Nothing More

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6lack — 6lack
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Album:
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album:
Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album:
Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira

Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

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See the full list of nominations here.

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BET Soul Train Awards 2017 Tickets Date Las Vegas

BET Soul Train Awards 2017 Tickets Date Las VegasBET ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NOMINEES FOR THE 2017 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS AS SOLANGE TOPS WITH 7 NOMINATIONS FOLLOWED BY FELLOW HITMAKERS BRUNO MARS, DJ KHALED, RIHANNA, KHALID AND SZA

Solange and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominations

Multi-Platinum and Seven-Time Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artist, Songwriter & Producer Toni Braxton to Receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award

Grammy Award-Nominated, Multi-Platinum Trio SWV to be Honored with Third Annual Lady of Soul Award
Soul Train Awards to Air on BET and BET HER, November 26th at 8PM ET

BET Soul Train Awards 2017 Tickets Date Las Vegas

BET today announced the nominees for the BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration will recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. Filmed on November 5th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26th, 8PM ET.

Solange leads the bunch with seven total nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and the highly coveted Video of the Year and Song of the Year for hit single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including two nominations for Song of the Year for his hit single “That’s What I Like,” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for “24K Magic.” DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Khalid and SZA, who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Multi-platinum and seven-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, artist, actress and producer Toni Braxton is set to receive the coveted Don Cornelius Legend Award. Braxton became an immediate R&B superstar after the release of her self-titled debut album in 1993. Her debut album received multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards (for Best New Artist and two consecutive awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1995). Her second album, “Secrets” was certified 8x platinum and included her greatest hit titled, “Un-Break My Heart,” the Diane Warren-penned ballad which spent 11-weeks at number one. Over the span of her career, Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums, worldwide. Toni’s current single, “Deadwood,” was released by Def Jam Recordings in September and her new album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” her first in seven years, will be out in early 2018.

The third annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy Award-Nominated, multi-platinum, female R&B trio SWV. SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including “Weak,” “Right Here/Human Nature,” “I’m So into You,” and “You’re the One.” They have sold more than 25 million records, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Last year’s Lady of Soul Award went to R&B icon Brandy. Both Toni and SWV 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.

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable 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.

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee and Connie Orlando from BET, and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards. To apply for media credentials to cover the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2017 red carpet, please visit: www.betpressroom.com

BET Presents 2017 Soul Train Awards, complete list of nominees:

Best New Artist
6LACK

H.E.R.
KEVIN ROSS
KHALID
SZA


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
BRUNO MARS

BRYSON TILLER
CHRIS BROWN
KHALID
THE WEEKND


Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
KEHLANI

LALAH HATHAWAY
LEDISI
MARY J. BLIGE
SOLANGE
SZA


Soul Train Certified Award
BELL BIV DEVOE

JOHNNY GILL
LALAH HATHAWAY
LEDISI
MACK WILDS


Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – ALL NIGHT

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
CHRIS BROWN FT. USHER & GUCCI MANE – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY


Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award
CHANCE THE RAPPER

CHARLIE WILSON
KIRK FRANKLIN
LECRAE
TAMELA MANN


Album/ Mixtape of the Year
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

MARY J. BLIGE – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN
SOLANGE – A SEAT AT THE TABLE
SZA – CTRL
THE WEEKND – STARBOY


Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
CARDI B – BODAK YELLOW

DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
FRENCH MONTANA FT. SWAE LEE – UNFORGETTABLE
KENDRICK LAMAR – HUMBLE.
YO GOTTI FT. NICKI MINAJ – RAKE IT UP


Song of the Year
BRUNO MARS – THAT’S WHAT I LIKE

CHILDISH GAMBINO – REDBONE
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
KHALID – LOCATION
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY


The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
CRANES IN THE SKY – WRITTEN
BY: TROY L. JOHN, SOLANGE KNOWLES, RAPHAEL SAADIQ (SOLANGE)
LOCATION
– WRITTEN
BY: ALFREDO EMMANUEL GONZALEZ, OLATUNJI OLUTOMIWA, SAMUEL DAVID JIMENEZ, KHALID ROBINSON, JOSHUA SCRUGGS (KHALID)
LOVE ME NOW – WRITTEN BY: BLAKE MATTHEW SIMON MILLS, JOHN HENRY RYAN, JOHN ROGER STEPHENS (JOHN LEGEND)
REDBONE – WRITTEN BY: GEORGE CLINTON, WILLIAM EARL COLLINS, GARY LEE COOER, DONALD MCKINLEY GLOVER II, LUDWIG EMIL TOMAS GORANSSON (CHILDISH GAMBINO)
VERSACE ON THE FLOOR
– WRITTEN
BY: CHRISTOPHER STEVEN BROWN, JAMES EDWARD FAUNTLEROY, BRUNO MARS, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE (BRUNO MARS)


Best Dance Performance
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

CHRIS BROWN FT. USHER & GUCCI MANE – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
SOLANGE FT. SAMPHA – DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR
WIZKID FT. DRAKE – COME CLOSER


Best Collaboration
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS

JAZMINE SULLIVAN & BRYSON TILLER – INSECURE
MARY J. BLIGE FT. KANYE WEST – LOVE YOURSELF
SOLANGE FT. SAMPHA – DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR
SZA FT. TRAVIS SCOTT – LOVE GALORE

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BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2017 TICKETS SHOW DATES MIAMI

 BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2017 TICKETS SHOW DATES MIAMIDJ KHALED, KENDRICK LAMAR AND CARDI B LEAD THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 WITH 9 NOMINATIONS EACH

DJ KHALED RETURNS TO HOST THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017

9 NODS FOR DJ KHALED INCLUDE ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR,’ ‘DJ OF THE YEAR,’ ‘BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO,’ ‘BEST COLLABO, DUO OR GROUP,’ ‘PRODUCER OF THE YEAR,’ ‘HUSTLER OF THE YEAR,’ ‘MVP OF THE YEAR’ AND 2 FOR ‘SINGLE OF THE YEAR’

KENDRICK LAMAR AND CARDI B 9 NODS INCLUDE ‘MVP OF THE YEAR,’ ‘SINGLE OF THE YEAR,’ ‘HUSTLER OF THE YEAR,’ BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO,’ ‘HOT TICKET PERFORMER’ AND ‘IMPACT TRACK’

FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY JAY Z AND CHANCE THE RAPPER WITH 5 NOMINATIONS EACH

THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 WILL BE TAPING IN MIAMI, FL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2017 AT THE FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER AND PREMIERING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2017 AT 8PM ET/PT

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” WILL SUPPORT THOSE MOST IMPACTED BY BOTH HURRICANE IRMA AND HURRICANE HARVEY IN OUR “HIP HOP FOR HURRICANE RELIEF” EFFORTS




Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and newcomer Cardi B lead the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 with 9 impressive nominations each. DJ Khaled’s 9 nods, include ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collabo, Duo Or Group,’ ‘Producer Of The Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Mvp of the Year,’ and 2 For ‘Single of the Year. Kendrick Lamar earns nods for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ and 2 nods for ‘Impact Track.’ And NYC’s newest female emcee Cardi B earn nods for her summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style),’ ‘Best Mixtape’ and ‘Impact Track’.

Jay Z and Chance The Rapper score the second-most nominations with 5 nominations each. Jay Z shares nods with Chance The Rapper in the ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year’ and ‘Hustler of the Year’ categories and additionally earns nominations for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Impact Track’. Chance The Rapper is being recognized as ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year’ and as a featured artist in the ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ categories.

Hip-Hop hit makers Future and Migos pick up 4 nominations each – Future earning nods for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style);’ and Migos for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group,’ ’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style).’ Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ Award nominees include industry newcomers Cardi B, Playboi Carti, Aminé,Kodak Black, and Tee Grizzley.

BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 heads to Miami on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at its new venue, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL and will premiere on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 8:00PM ET/PT.

“While BET is extremely excited to bring BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ 2017 to Miami, Florida, we remain sensitive to the millions of victims affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey,” said Connie Orlando, BET Interim Head of Programming. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm. As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our ‘Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief’, will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult process of rebuilding.”

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2017 TICKETS SHOW DATES MIAMI

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards along with Connie Orlando, BET Interim Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 complete list of Official Nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable

Future – Mask Off

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable

Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee

Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles

Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Chance The Rapper

Drake

J. Cole

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott

Director X

Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers

DJ Mustard

London On Da Track

Metro Boomin

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

DJ Khaled

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Single of the Year

Bad And Boujee – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

Bodak Yellow – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)

HUMBLE. – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)

Mask Off – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)

Wild Thoughts – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled – Grateful

Future – FUTURE

J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only

Jay Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Migos – Culture

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Aminé

Cardi B

Kodak Black

Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

Diddy

DJ Khaled

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky

Cardi B

Future

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

Complex.com

Hotnewhiphop.com

Theshaderoom.com

Worldstarhiphop.com

XXLMag.com

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2

Gucci Mane – Droptopwop

Juicy J – Gas Face

Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley – My Moment

Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Chance The Rapper – I’m The One (DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)

Gucci Mane – Black Beatles (Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane)

Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)

Ty Dolla $ign – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Wiz Khalifa – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Impact Track

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Jay Z – Story of O.J.

Kendrick Lamar- HUMBLE.

Kendrick Lamar – DNA.

Lecrae – Blessings Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign

Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy Ft. A$AP Rocky

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444 Meaning Universal Frequency Vibration

444 Meaning Universal Frequency Vibration 444 The spiritual meaning of 4:44 is one of many repetitive numbers designed to get your attention and serve as a
directional message from the universal mind.

The universe will usually send you the number 444 when you feel unsure or conflicted. The Universe will use various signs and/or symbols to communicate with you: Animals, street lights going off or on, finding dimes or quarters, repetative verbal messages …..

444 carries a powerful message from the universe: It means your guides are by your side to protect and guide you and offer the very best for you.


When the universe is trying to communicate with you, you will see a specific number in a variety of places, usually for at least a few days. At first, it might seem coincidental; after a while, the number vibration will be impossible to ignore.

444 meaning itself refers to an angelic Frquency surrounding you and taking comfort in the protection afforded you from the angels. Your angels are always near you, all you have to do is reach out to them via thought or silent prayer. You just may not get the answer in the form you expect nor when you expect it, but it will always come on time

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Cryptography was born out of the need for secure communication in the Second World War. It has evolved in the digital era with elements of mathematical theory and computer science to become a way to secure communications, information and money online.

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FLEETWOOD MAC TO BE HONORED AS 2018 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

FLEETWOOD MAC THE FIRST BAND
TO BE HONORED AS

2018 GRAMMYS MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR
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FLEETWOOD MAC TO BE HONORED AS 2018 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

FLEETWOOD MAC TO BE HONORED AS 2018 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

Two-time GRAMMY winners Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and the Recording Academy. Proceeds from the 28th annual benefit gala—to be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®—will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. The evening’s tribute chairs are Shelli and Irving Azoff, Dorothy and Martin Bandier, Kristin and James Dolan, and Anna Chapman and Ronald Perelman.

Fleetwood Mac are being honored as the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of their significant creative accomplishments and their longtime support of a number of charitable causes, including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry.

“Our 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is a celebration of firsts—the first time our annual signature gala will be held in New York City in 15 years, and the first time in the benefit’s history that we will honor a band,” said Portnow. “This excitement is only matched by the genuine thrill and privilege of paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a legendary and influential group of artists whose music has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to be the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award,” said Mick Fleetwood on behalf of Fleetwood Mac. “Independently and together, we all set off on a journey to spend our lives as artists, songwriters, and musicians. None of us did it alone and there were plenty of helping hands along the way, so we applaud and celebrate MusiCares’ guiding principles of giving musicians a helping hand and a place to turn in times of need. We are very appreciative of this recognition.”

As one of the best-selling bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and established their place in rock and roll music history. Having created a distinctive sound that endures today, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Their 1977 album Rumours remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. In 2015, the band’s classic and most successful line up—comprising Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks—reunited for the first time since 1998 for the On With The Show tour. The tour sold out arenas across the globe and showcased classic hit songs from Fleetwood Mac’s career such as “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Big Love,” “Little Lies,” and “Rhiannon,” among others.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week and was last held in New York City in 2003. The celebration culminates with the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, the MusiCares Foundation offers health and human services and programs to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screening.

The MusiCares MAP Fund® provides access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

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BET Awards 2017 Tickets Dates June 22-25 LA Live

BET AWARDS 2017 TICKETS DATES JUNE 22-25 LA LIVE

NEW EDITION TO BE HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CHANCE THE RAPPER TO BE RECOGNIZED WITH HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES

SNL FAVORITE, LESLIE JONES, TO HOST “BET AWARDS” AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25th FROM MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AT 8 P.M. ET

Hosted by Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” 2017 will include performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The start power continues as Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr. and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 17th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.

BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA® TAKES PLACE JUNE 22 – 25, 2017

New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 “BET Awards”. In addition, multi–Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening’s Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart. This year’s broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, super dope talent, and entertainment’s most provocative players. The iconic show continues to be a cultural rule breaker steeped in reinvention with some of the most memorable moments in Award show history. The “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. The 2017 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

New Edition is a legendary R&B group consisting of members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill. Throughout the course of their extensive musical career, New Edition released several chart-topping hits including “Candy Girl”, “Cool It Now”, and “Mr. Telephone Man” – for which they received multiple Soul Train Awards and American Music Award wins. In January 2017, BET launched The New Edition Story, a three-part miniseries that was also BET’s first scripted music-focused program. The show profiled the New Edition journey from the little-known boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to one of the most successful adult acts ever in the music industry. To date, New Edition has sold over 20 million records world-wide.

Chance the Rapper is a hip-hop artist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist who rose to popularity with his highly awarded and recognized mixtapes Acid Rap and Coloring Book. Chance has consistently used his musical platform to support a number of impactful educational, social and political initiatives – positively impacting both local and national communities. In 2016, Chance worked closely with President Obama on My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, an initiative of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color – working to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice. Chance has also activity fought gun violence, leading social campaigns in his home-town Chicago. Most recently, Chance the Rapper pledged to donate $1 million to in-need Chicago Public Schools in an effort to offset the lack of government funding provided to the area.

In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.

Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.” Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncéfor ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their #1 hit “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert.

The 2017 “BET Awards” will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th at 8:00pm CEST. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the 2017 “BET Awards” live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.

Tickets: General tickets for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® are on sale now at http://www.axs.com/betexperience

Download the BETX ’17 app powered by AT&T, the #1 source for everything BETX, including real-time event updates, full schedules, BET Fan Fest wristbands, daily prizes, ticket giveaways, live streams and much more.

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The complete list of nominees for the 2017 “BET Awards” are:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ

KEHLANI

MARY J. BLIGE

RIHANNA

SOLANGE

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRUNO MARS

CHRIS BROWN

THE WEEKND

TREY SONGZ

USHER

 

Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

FAT JOE & REMY MA

MIGOS

RAE SREMMURD

 

Best Collaboration

BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM

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

CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY

DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

BIG SEAN

CHANCE THE RAPPER

DRAKE

FUTURE

J. COLE

KENDRICK LAMAR

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

CARDI B

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

YOUNG M.A.

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

 

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”

BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”

DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”

HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”

KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”

 

Best New Artist

21 SAVAGE

CARDI B

CHANCE THE RAPPER

KHALID

YOUNG M.A.

 

Album of the Year

24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS

4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE

A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE

COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER

LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE

FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT

KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU

LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

 

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

ISSA RAE

JANELLE MONÁE

TARAJI P. HENSON

VIOLA DAVIS

 

Best Actor

BRYSHERE Y. GRAY

DENZEL WASHINGTON

DONALD GLOVER

MAHERSHALA ALI

OMARI HARDWICK

 

YoungStars Award

ACE HUNTER

CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

JADEN SMITH

MARSAI MARTIN

YARA SHAHIDI

 

Best Movie

FENCES

GET OUT!

HIDDEN FIGURES

MOONLIGHT

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

 

Sportswoman of the Year Award

GABBY DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SIMONE BILES

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

 

Sportsman of the Year Award

CAM NEWTON

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

STEPHEN CURRY

 

Centric Award

FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE

KEHLANI – DISTRACTION

MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

SYD – ALL ABOUT ME

YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

DRAKE – FAKE LOVE

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

 

Best International Act: Europe

BOOBA (France)

MHD (France)

CRAIG DAVID (UK)

EMELI SANDE (UK)

GIGGS (UK)

SKEPTA (UK)

STORMZY (UK)

WILEY (UK)

 

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (South Africa)

BABES WODUMO (South Africa)

DAVIDO (Nigeria)

NASTY C (South Africa)

STONEBWOY (Ghana)

TEKNO (Nigeria)

WIZKID (Nigeria)

MR EAZI (Nigeria)

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LADY GAGA Performing With METALLICA At 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

LADY GAGA SET TO PERFORM WITH METALLICA AT THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS FEB. 12th

LADY GAGA Performing With METALLICA At 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

The Recording Academy and CBS Television Network are happy to confirm that Lady Gaga will be performing with previously announced Metallica at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
In true GRAMMY Moment fashion, this pairing is sure to make for another unforgettable performance during Music’s Biggest Night.

Lady Gaga Performing With Metallica
Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 12th, 2017

The Recording Academy just added more artists to its stellar lineup. Set to perform at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are current GRAMMY nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham; current GRAMMY nominee Cynthia Erivo, who will join voices with previously announced 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend in tribute to those from the music community we lost this past year; and, in a special segment, current GRAMMY nominee Demi Lovato with previous GRAMMY nominees Andra Day, Tori Kelly and previously announced Little Big Town in a collaborative performance celebrating the music of the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.

This latest group joins previously announced performers Adele, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Award-winning television personality and performer James Corden is set to host the for the first time.

Ballerini is nominated for Best New Artist.
Erivo is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album (The Color Purple).
Lukas Graham is nominated for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“7 Years”). Lead singer Lukas Forchhammer is also nominated for Song Of The Year (“7 Years”).
Lovato is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (Confident).

TRIBUTES SET FOR MUSIC ICONS GEORGE MICHAEL AND PRINCE ON THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

“George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage.”

“While the primary focus of the GRAMMY Awards is to celebrate and honor the year’s best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music’s broader story by honoring its legends lost—that’s what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes,” said Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the GRAMMY Awards. “While it’s nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist’s cultural impact in a single performance, it’s that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable GRAMMY moments.”

LADY GAGA Performing With METALLICA At 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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GRAMMY MOMENTS SET WITH MAREN MORRIS AND ALICIA KEYS; ANDERSON .PAAK JOINING A TRIBE CALLED QUEST AND DAVE GROHL; AND THE WEEKND WITH DAFT PUNK

Watch 2017 GRAMMY Awards Live Online February 12th on CBS.com

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The Recording Academy has expanded its lineup for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards with a series of debuts and collaborations poised to make for some incredible GRAMMY Moments.

Holding four nominations, including Best New Artist, Maren Morris will perform with 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, who received the Best New Artist award in 2002; two-time nominee and fellow Best New Artist contender Anderson .Paak will join legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, who hold four previous GRAMMY nominations, along with 15-time GRAMMY winner Dave Grohl; and two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee The Weeknd is set to perform with six-time GRAMMY winners Daft Punk.

Today’s round of artists join previously announced performers Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Award-winning television personality and performer James Corden is set to host Music’s Biggest Night for the first time. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Morris is nominated for four GRAMMY Awards this year: Best New Artist, Best Country Album (HERO), Best Country Song (“My Church”), and Best Country Solo Performance (“My Church”).

.Paak is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Malibu).

Two-time GRAMMY winner The Weeknd is currently nominated as a featured artist on Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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Grammy Awards 2017 Red Carpet Live LA

Grammy Awards 2017 Red Carpet Live LA

“GRAMMY RED CARPET LIVE, HOSTED BY KEVIN FRAZIER AND NANCY O’DELL, TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, FEB. 12th ON CBS

Special Will Give Viewers Exclusive Red Carpet Coverage Before Music’s Biggest Night

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that, for the second year in a row, CBS will air a live red carpet show prior to the GRAMMY Awards broadcast. “GRAMMY Red Carpet Live,” a special hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nancy O’Dell, will give viewers an insiders’ view of all the pre-show excitement, and highlight the fashion and glamour of this year’s GRAMMY nominees, presenters, and performers. The star-studded affair will begin Sunday, Feb. 12th at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT on the CBS Television Network.

Frazier and O’Dell serve as co-hosts of “Entertainment Tonight,” the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12th (5pm/8pm, live PT/ET) on the CBS Television Network. James Corden, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning multifaceted host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” will host, marking his first year as master of ceremonies. Preceding the 30-minute “GRAMMY Red Carpet Live” special, “60 Minutes” will air a special 30-minute edition (4– 4:30 pm PT / 7– 7:30 pm ET).

Previously announced GRAMMY performers include John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers will be announced soon.

“GRAMMY Red Carpet Live” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures. Rac Clark is the executive producer and Ron Basile is the producer.

For the latest news and content, follow the GRAMMY conversation on social:

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GRAMMYS Reveal Nominees 2017 Album Track Listing

 GRAMMYS Reveal Nominees 2017 Album Track Listing

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
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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

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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

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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

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
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

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

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)


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BET Networks and AEG Announce 2017 BET EXPERIENCE
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2016 BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE

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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.

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