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BET Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners’ List

BET Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners' List
BET Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners’ List
The biggest names in the entertainment industry gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25, for the 2017 BET Awards. Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones is hosting the celebratory event.

BET Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners' List
BET Awards 2017: Nominees and Winners’ List

Check out the full list of nominees below, which will be updated throughout the evening as the winners are announces!

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist



Mary J. Blige



Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz


Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe & Remy Ma


Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom”

Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — “No Problem”

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




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

Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia

Director X

Hype Williams

Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Best New Artist

21 Savage

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper


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

Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett

Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Man


Tamela Mann

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


Get Out

Hidden Figures


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



Craig David

Emeli Sandé





Best International Act: Africa


Babes Wodumo


Nasty C



Wizkid (Winner)

Mr Eazi


Beyonce and Jay Z baby twins names have been revealed

Beyonce and Jay Z baby twins names have been revealed
Beyonce and Jay Z baby twins names have been revealed

Sources close with Jay Z and Beyonce camp have been leaking info. Some info gotten is the actual name of the twins. The boy twin’s is Shawn Corey Carter Jr. The girl twin’s name is Bea Carter. 

Major congrats are in order for the Carters and their now family of 5

Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome Twins 

Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome New Born Twins
Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome Twins
Hip hop Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins have officially arrived, according to multiple sources. The highly anticipated children of Hip Hop’s billionaire couple were apparently born in Los Angeles at some point this week.

Over the last several days, Hov and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy were spotted together at a local hospital while Beyoncé’s fan club, The Beyhive, were busy piecing together clues about the twins’ arrival. Not only did the 47-year-old rap mogul skip the ceremony at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City on Thursday (June 15), but Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, was also seen in Los Angeles at the same hospital as reported by Radar Online.

The babies’ genders are still undetermined, but on Friday (June 16), an unidentified woman was reportedly photographed carrying a bouquet of pink, purple and blue flowers with two giant baby foot-shaped pink and blue balloons that read, “Baby Girl” and “Baby Boy” at the same Los Angeles hospital Jay and Blue Ivy were spotted the day prior. The card read: “Congratulations B & J.

Download MP3: Beyonce – Wake Up ft. Pharrell Williams

Beyonce – Wake Up ft. Pharrell Williams mp3 download
Beyonce – Wake Up ft. Pharrell Williams mp3 download
Queen Bey returns with new music. 

American award winning singer and songwriter Beyonce teams up with legendary music star Pharrell Williams on brand new tune she titles Wake Up.

Listen below 

Download Beyoncé – Wake Up feat. Pharrell Williams (MP3)

Beyoncé Announces ‘Formation Scholars’ Scholarship Program

Beyoncé Announces ‘Formation Scholars’ Scholarship Program
Beyoncé Announces ‘Formation Scholars’ Scholarship Program

Beyoncé will soon have two more children to take care of, but before she gives birth to twins, the global superstar is giving back to young women.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of her album Lemonade, Bey has announced “Formation Scholars,” a new scholarship program for young women going into the 2017-2018 school year.

According to a press release today (Apr. 25), the scholarship fund is meant to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”

In its inauguration year, the scholars will come from four different schools: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spellman College.

“Four scholarships will be awarded, one per college, to female incoming, current, or graduate students pursuing studies in the creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies,” reads a statement. However, at this time it has not been revealed how much money will be going towards each scholarship winner.

Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

300 million streams later and No one can tell Drake that 2017 isn’t his year. The numbers simply don’t lie. When he blessed anxious fans with his summer-leaning More Life “playlist, he blew the record amount of streams amassed from his Views album out the water.

Drizzy now leads the pack of nominees for the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards. According to the nominations list, released Monday (April 10), both Drake and the Chainsmokers hold the top spot with 22 nominations. Rihanna trails closely behind with 14 nods, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with eight.

Elsewhere on the lists—which include Top Artist, Top Rap Song, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album and more—Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Desiigner, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Migos and a host of other radio faves will duke it out for their own award.

Check out the hot categories below, and catch the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Top Artist:



Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers


Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes


Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd
Top R&B Artist:


Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean


The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole




Rae Sremmurd
Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Drake, Views

Rihanna, Anti

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Frank Ocean, Blonde

Rihanna, Anti

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top Rap Album:

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake, Views

Kevin Gates, Isla

DJ Khaled, Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service
Top R&B Song:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Rihanna, “Needed Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake, “Fake Love”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Top Rap Collaboration:

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Read the full list of nominees on Billboard



Having tons of social media followers may automatically make you into a target for ad companies and companies looking for ways to reach more people about their products and services.
Instagram is a strong social media platform because of its ease of use and less ambiguous User interface and even though Selena Gomez has the most followers, Beyonce‘s social capital on Instagram is worth more making her the most powerful person on the social network.

Beyonce recieves over $1 million for a single post on Instagram. According to D’Marie Analytics – she achieved a greater influence after her pregnancy announcement. This post even set a record for the most-liked after having over 10.8 million likes triumphing over Gomez’s top post reaching 6.6 million likes.

What makes her account so unique is that she only posts content of herself, and doesn’t follow anyone else – not even family members. Jokingly yet realistically, she could cover three college tuitions with one selfie on Instagram!

Audio + Video: Beyonce –  ‘Die With You’ 

    Video: Beyonce - 'Die With You' Video: Beyonce – ‘Die With You’

Queen Bey finally releases “Die With You” as an exclusive single on Tidal, in honor of her ninth wedding anniversary to Jay Z. Back in 2015, the singer uploaded a video on Tidal of her singing the ballad while playing the piano for the couple’s seventh wedding anniversary. The song was not a streamable single, as subscribers could only watch the video.

On Tuesday (April 4), that clip has manifested into a music video, as well as a studio-mastered single exclusively for streaming. The music video features Beyoncé singing at a piano and home videos of the Carters (including Blue Ivy). In addition to the music viceo, the singer curated an exclusive playlist for Tidal entitled “IV Ever Ever.” The 63-track playlist starts with Tony! Toni! Toné!’s “Anniversary” and features other romantic tunes from Sade, Robin Thicke, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder.

💙 4.4.17 💙

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Stream “Die With You” and the playlist below.

Stream Video here

Stream Playlist here



Download Beyoncé – Die With You

Meet the ‘Yoruba’ man who was sampled on DJ Khaled’s new song

Meet the man who makes music inspired by Ifa, owns Yoruba Records, and has DJ Khaled sampling his music with Jay Z and Beyonce.

DJ Khaled’s new single, ‘Shining’, which features power couple – Jay Z and Beyonce – got its source material from a Yoruba-influenced man named Osunlade.

An American who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, Osunlade’s single ‘Dionne’, was sampled by DJ Khaled in the single. The track was released on the night of February 12, 2017, following the Grammy Awards (with the producer’s infant son Asahd on the cover art). The song is currently in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it currently occupies the 87 position.

But the entire melody of the song was sampled from Osunlade’s ‘Dionne’ single, which was released in 2013.

Osunlade discovered music early. Aged 7 years, he discovered the piano and the instrument crafted his purpose and destiny, and by the time he was 12, his interest in writing music has been born. Armed with that desire, her taught himself several instruments, studied further and created local bands.

In 1988, the 17-year old Osunlade, began his professional career during a visit to Hollywood. On that visit, he was discovered by choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil who offered him a role to develop musical pieces for several projects. One of those projects was the popular TV series, Sesame Street.

He later moved to Los Angeles, and kicked off his career. He was the producer for the first album of Interscope Records. On that project, he produced for Gerardo, who was his friend and also an actor/dancer.

With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records.

The artist who owned the project was Gerardo, a long-time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft. That album became a multiplatinum album.

In 1999, he founded his record label – Yoruba Records – to create music for the elevation of the soul. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became one of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music.

To date, he has 8 albums, and 7 mixed compilations. He is known for his legendary DJ sets, remixes and albums including several mix CDs.

Beyoncé Surprises Cancer Patient with Facetime Call

Beyoncé Surprises Cancer Patient with Facetime Call
Beyoncé Surprises Cancer Patient with Facetime Call

Beyoncé made a young girls dream come true on Wednesday (March 22).

A high school senior in Houston, Tex. received the surprise of her life when Beyoncé called her on Facetime. The young girl, Ebony Banks, is battling a rare form of cancer, which has progressed to stage four.

One of Banks’ biggest dreams was to meet Beyoncé, so her friends launched a social media campaign using the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE (“EBOB” is her nickname) to make her wish come true.

“[Banks] is a really big fan of [Beyoncé] and she has so much love for her that we really want to get [Banks] to meet her,” said Banks’ friend Cristal Depaz. “Beyoncé is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we’re trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyoncé’s attention.”

Just days after their hashtag went viral, Bey granted Banks’ wish and surprised her with a FaceTime phone call.

“I love you Beyoncé,” said Banks as she chatted with her idol from the hospital. A smiling Bey waved back and replied, “I love you.”

Watch the heartwarming moment below.

Beyoncé facetiming with Ebony, a fan with a rare cancer disease whose wish was to meet Beyoncé 😭😭🤧❤️ ———————————————— "High school student Ebony Banks, who has stage four cancer, had her dream came true Wednesday when she received a FaceTime call from her hero, Beyoncé. Banks — who attends Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas — has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson Cancer Center fighting a rare stage four cancer, according to KIAH, a local news station. Earlier this month, the school district held a special early graduation ceremony for Banks, whose nickname is “Ebob,” in the hospital. And as the ultimate graduation present, Banks’ friends and classmates created the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE on social media so that she could meet with Beyoncé in an effort to help make one of her biggest dreams come true." "Beyonce is one of her idols. She admires her so much, so we're trying to put that on Twitter and Instagram to get Beyonce's attention," said Gutierrez. ————————————————–God Bless you, Ebony! We're praying for you beautiful! #BeyHive 🐝🙏🏽

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