Grammy Awards 2015: Complete Winners List

Grammy AwardsThe 57th Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday February 8, 2015.

It delivered many memorable moments as series of entertaining events took the crowd.

There were standout performances and signature GRAMMY Moments to the poignant acceptance speeches.

 

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
Sam Smith
Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Worlds Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Salli Isaak Songs, Ltd./Universal Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Capitol Records

3. SONG OF THE YEAR
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Words Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

4. BEST NEW ARTIST
Sam Smith
Label: Capitol Records

5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Happy (Live)
Pharrell Williams
Label: Columbia Records

6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Say Something
A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
Track from: Is There Anybody Out There?
Label: Epic Records

7. BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Cheek To Cheek
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Label: Streamline/Columbia/RPM/Interscope

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
In The Lonely Hour
Sam Smith
Label: Capitol Records

9. BEST DANCE RECORDING
Rather Be
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne
Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson, producers; Wez Clarke & Jack Patterson, mixers
Track from: New Eyes
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

10. BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Syro
Aphex Twin
Label: Warp Records

11. BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Bass & Mandolin
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Label: Nonesuch

12. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Lazaretto
Jack White
Track from: Lazaretto
Label: Third Man
Records/Columbia Records

13. BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
The Last In Line
Tenacious D
Track from: Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life
Label: Rhino

14. BEST ROCK SONG
Ain’t It Fun
Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
Track from: Paramore
Label: Fueled By Ramen; Publishers: WB Music Corp./But Father, I Just Want To Sing/FBR Music And Hunterboro Music/WB Music Corp/Justin’s Polite Music

15. BEST ROCK ALBUM
Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Label: Blue Note Records

16. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Label: Loma Vista Recordings / Republic

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
Drunk In Love
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
Track from: Beyoncé
Label: Columbia Records

18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
Jesus Children
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Track from: Black Radio 2
Label: Blue Note Records

19. BEST R&B SONG
Drunk In Love
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)
Track from: Beyoncé
Label: Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. obo Itself and If You Need Me Don’t Leave Me/WB Music Corp./Oakland 13 Music/Carter Boys Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./The Order Music/VB Rising Music Publishing/ole/Jerome Harmon Publishing

20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Girl
Pharrell Williams
Label: Columbia Records

21. BEST R&B ALBUM
Love, Marriage & Divorce
Toni Braxton & Babyface
Label: Def Jam Recordings

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
I
Kendrick Lamar
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records

23. BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
The Monster
Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Track from: The Marshall Mathers LP2
Label: Aftermath

24. BEST RAP SONG
I
K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records
Anaconda

25. BEST RAP ALBUM
The Marshall Mathers LP2
Eminem
Label: Aftermath

26. BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Something In The Water
Carrie Underwood
Label: Sony Nashville

27. BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Gentle On My Mind
The Band Perry
Track from: Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me Soundtrack EP
Label: Big Machine Records

28. BEST COUNTRY SON
I’m Not Gonna Miss You
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
Track from: Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me Soundtrack
Label: Big Machine Records

29. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Platinum
Miranda Lambert
Label: RCA Nashville

30. BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Winds Of Samsara
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Label: Listen 2 Africa

31. BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
Fingerprints
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
Label: Concord Jazz

32. BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
Beautiful Life
Dianne Reeves
Label: Concord Records

33. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Trilogy
Chick Corea Trio
Label: Concord Jazz

34. BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
Life In The Bubble
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Label: Telarc International

35. BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
The Offense Of The Drum
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label: Motema

36. BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG
No Greater Love
Smokie Norful
Smokie Norful; Aaron W. Lindsey & Smokie Norful, songwriters
Label: Tre’Myles/Motown Gospel; Publishers: Capitol CMG Paragon, Aaron Lindsey Pub. admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com/Meadowgreen Music Company, Norful Music Publishing

37. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG
Messengers
Lecrae Featuring For King & Country
Lecrae Featuring For King & Country; Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone & Luke Smallbone, songwriters
Label: Reach Records; Publishers: Fellowship Of The Unashamed Music, WB Music Corp./Method To The Madness/Shankel Songs/Warner Tamerlane/Kilns Music/Aly Plane Music/Evident Music/Before I Die Publishing/Joseph Prielozny Music/Track Or Die Music LLC

38. BEST GOSPEL ALBUM
Help
Erica Campbell
Label: EOne/My Block

39. BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
For King & Country
Label: Fervent/Word/Curb

40. BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM
Shine For All The People
Mike Farris
Label: Compass Records

41. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
Tangos
Rubén Blades
Label: Sunnyside Records

42. BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Multiviral
Calle 13
Label: Sony Music Latin

43. BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO)
Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández
Vicente Fernández
Label: Sony Music Latin

44. BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM
Más + Corazón Profundo
Carlos Vives
Label: Sony Music Latin

45. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
A Feather’s Not A Bird
Rosanne Cash
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records

46. BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
A Feather’s Not A Bird
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
Track from: The River & The Thread
Label: Blue Note Records; Publishers: Chelcait Music admin. by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co./Lev-A-Tunes

47. BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
The River & The Thread
Rosanne Cash
Label: Blue Note Records

48. BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Earls Of Leicester
The Earls Of Leicester
Label: Rounder

49. BEST BLUES ALBUM
Step Back
Johnny Winter
Label: Megaforce Records

50. BEST FOLK ALBUM
Remedy
Old Crow Medicine Show
Label: ATO Records

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM
The Legacy
Jo-El Sonnier
Label: Takau Records

52. BEST REGGAE ALBUM
Fly Rasta
Ziggy Marley
Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide

53. BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Eve
Angelique Kidjo
Label: 429 Records

54. BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)
Neela Vaswani
Label: Hachette Audio

55. BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)
Diary Of A Mad Diva
Joan Rivers
Label: Penguin Audio

56. BEST COMEDY ALBUM
Mandatory Fun
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Label: RCA Records

57. BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Ghostlight/Razor & Tie

58. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers
Label: Walt Disney Records

59. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, composer
Label: Abkco Music & Records

60. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Let It Go
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)
Track from: Frozen
Label: Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Wonderland Music Company, Inc.

61. BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION
The Book Thief
John Williams, composer (John Williams)
Track from: The Book Thief Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Sony Classical, Fox Music; Publisher: Fox Film Music Corp.

62. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA
Daft Punk
Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix)
Track from: PTX, Vol. 2
Label: RCA Records

63. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS
New York Tendaberry
Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Label: Masterworks

64. BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
Lightning Bolt
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam)
Label: Republic Records

65. BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists)
Label: Third Man Records/ Revenant Records

66. BEST ALBUM NOTES
Offering: Live At Temple University
Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
Label: Resonance/Impulse

67. BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM
The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)
Label: Omnivore Recordings

68. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL
Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck)
Label: Capitol Records

69. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Max Martin
Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) (S)
Break Free (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd) (S)
Dark Horse (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J) (S)
Problem (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea) (S)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) (S)
Unconditionally (Katy Perry) (S)

70. BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL
All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)
Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend)
Label: Columbia Records

71. BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
Beyoncé
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer;Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé)
Label: Columbia Records

72. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending
Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Label: ASO Media

73. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
Judith Sherman
Beethoven: Cello & Piano Complete (Fischer Duo)
Brahms By Heart (Chiara String Quartet)
Composing America (Lark Quartet)
Divergence (Plattform K + K Vienna)
The Good Song (Thomas Meglioranza)
Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet)
Snapshot (American Brass Quintet)
Two X Four (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
Wagner Without Words (Ll_r Williams)

74. BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
Adams, John: City Noir
David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
Label: Nonesuch

75. BEST OPERA RECORDING
Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Label: CPO

76. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
The Sacred Spirit Of Russia
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Label: Harmonia Mundi

77. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores
Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

78. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Play
Jason Vieaux
Label: Azica Records

79. BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
Douce France
Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
Label: Naïve

80. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
Partch; John Schneider, producer
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

81. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Label: Cantaloupe Music

82. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Happy
Pharrell Williams
We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, video producers
Label: Columbia Records

83. BEST MUSIC FILM
20 Feet From Stardom
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
Label: Anchor Bay

Sam Smith Bags Four Grammy Awards

grammyThe 57th Annual Grammy Awards delivered many memorable moments as series of entertaining events took the crowd. There were standout performances and signature GRAMMY Moments to the poignant acceptance speeches.

Sam Smith won the first four GRAMMYs in his career. Beck took home the prestigious award for Album Of The Year for Morning Phase. Other big winners include Beyoncé, Rosanne Cash and Pharrell Williams, who won three GRAMMYs each.

British soul singer, Sam Smith, bagged four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
Smith was rewarded for being the only solo artist to sell more than a million albums in both the UK and US in 2014.

Beck also won two awards, including Best Album. Other British winners included Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne and Aphex Twin.

Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney were among those who performed at the Los Angeles ceremony.

The night belonged to Sam Smith, who has occupied his place as one of pop’s biggest stars just nine months after the release of his debut album In the Lonely Hour.

Sam Smith said: “Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try to get my music heard… I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was when I started to be myself that the music flowed.”

Smith’s ballad, ‘Stay With Me’ won both Song of the Year and Record of the Year – the former recognizes the songwriters, while the latter goes to the performer and producer.
Accepting the record of the year trophy, he said: “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year.

“Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys,” he said.

Smith also performed the song on stage with Mary J Blige; while his other awards were Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.

“We made this record at my house for the most part, so I would like to thank my kids for letting me keep them awake a little bit longer,” he said.

Pharrell’s ‘Girl’ won Best Urban Contemporary Album, while Happy won Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance. He performed that hit on the night with pianist Lang Lang and composer Hans Zimmer.

Drunk In Love, Beyonce’s collaboration with her husband Jay-Z, was named Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. Beyonce also won Best Surround Sound Album.

The other triple winner, Rosanne Cash, picked up the best American roots performance and song awards for A Feather’s Not A Bird and Best American Album.

Among the British artists, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne won Best Dance Recording, while Aphex Twin won Best Dance/Electronic Album for Syro, his first album in 13 years.

Ed Sheeran, who had three nominations, went home empty-handed, but did join ELO’s Jeff Lynne on stage to perform at the ceremony.

Other performers on the night included Sir Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna, who teamed up to play their joint composition Four-Five Seconds.

Madonna was joined by half-naked male dancers wearing glittering masks and horns to perform Living For Love, from her new album Rebel Heart.

There were also duets between Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones; Hozier and Annie Lennox; and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

The ceremony digressed from pure entertainment for a segment in which US President Barack Obama sent a recorded video message in support of a campaign against domestic violence.

Domestic abuse survivor Brooke Axtell then delivered a poignant message about how a seemingly “handsome, charismatic man” had threatened to kill her.

2face Idibia’s Ascension Album Release Party

Vet15eran musician, 2Face Idibia, on Saturday, had a launch party for his new album – “The Ascension” at Escape, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Guests spotted at the launch include Jermaine Jackson, Peter Okoye, Tiwa and Teebillz, Fade Ogunro, Gbenga Adeyinka, Olamide, Niyola, Sasha P, BOJ, Dammy Krane, Tola Odunsi, Ono Bello, Ehiz, Pucado, Onos O, Ruby and others.

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Wizkid Celebrates 24th Birthday In Grand Style

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Pop star Ayo Balogun, popularly known as, Wizkid celebrated his 24th birthday with friends and colleagues at Escape Nightclub in Lagos on Wednesday.

Present at the party were EME boss Banky W, alongside label mate Shaydee and all his star buddies including Skales, Timaya, Seyi Shay and many others.

The “Pakuromo” singer disclosed his collaboration with the international pop star, Rihanna, in his forth coming album.

Below are pictures of the celebration with friends and colleagues and fans.

crowd at Wizkid’s 24th birthday

 

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Kick Off “On The Run” Tour

beyyyMusic’s power couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, yesterday Wednesday June 25, 2014, kicked off their record-setting North American stadium tour, aka “On the Run”, in Miami.

Thousands of fans were at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens to witness the superstar couple performing their individual hits and collaborations during the two-and-a-half-hour show.

The husband and wife stars opened the sold out show at the Stadium, performing 42-song sets, featuring songs from just about every era of their respective careers.

Among these songs are: Beyoncé filling in for Justin Timberlake on “Holy Grail”; Jay’s new remix of Beyoncé’s “Partition”, and a tribute to Michael Jackson during “Love On Top”. Jay also performed several tracks from Watch the Throne, including “Niggas in Paris”, “No Church in the Wild”, and “Lift Off”.

The duo also projected an intimate video of their April 2008 wedding day onto huge screens on stage as they closed the show with Young Forever.

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The clip showed the pair saying their vows and Jay finally putting a ring on it and another video showing their adorable daughter Blue Ivy projected onto the big screen.

From Miami, they will play shows in states including Pensylvania, Ohio, Texas and Louisiana, rounding the tour off with a huge show at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.

Watch some footage from the concert.

 

 

Tiwa, Mafikizolo, Sarkodie And Others To Perform At BETs

 

Tiwa-Ice-PrinceMusic Around the Globe presentation would hold on 28 June, and have guest performances by the Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo and Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie.

This will be the first time Mafikizolo and Tiwa Savage would perform in the United States coupled with their nominations in the “BET Awards”.

The announcement follows their wins at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) earlier in the month in the ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Hip Hop’ categories respectively.

Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will take to the stage on Sunday, 29 June and present the award for the same category to this year’s winner at the BET Awards. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate will also present at the awards show.

Since the introduction of international BET Awards categories, ‘Best International Act: Africa’ and ‘Best International Act: UK’ in 2010, it will be the first time international acts will perform as part of the BET experience at L.A LIVE.

Other very popular artiste like Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip hop singer August Alsina have been added to the lineup of performances at the BET Awards .

Also, K. Michelle and Mack Wilds will join Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Jennifer Hudson performing at STAPLES Center on Sunday 29 June 2014.

The Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedian, Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards” 2014, live on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 on BET International from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Wizkid features on new Kardinal Offishal track

The much anticipated single is here as Canadian dancehall rapper Kardinal Offishal has dropped his new track featuring the EME boy, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid.

The tune premiered on a Canadian radio station a few hours ago.

The single is title “Reppin For My City”.

Kanye West gets 17 nominations for BET Awards

Rap artist and CEO of G.O.O.D Records Kanye West was recently nominated for the upcoming BET Awards.

The G.O.O.D Record CEO was nominated for 17 awards, out of 19 awards to give away.

The event will be hosted by Michael Elliot popularly known as Mike Epps, an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer and writer.

BET Awards will be held on October 9th 2012

click Here for full list of nominees

British entertainer, Idris Elba speaks on “The Fame Game” on MTV Meets

The Award-winning actor and recording artist, Idris Elba will be speaking on MTV Base Meets on Friday, the star will meet five young panelists from across Africa for an inspiring and illuminating discussion.

Elba, who is also a Disc Jockey (DJ),  will be speaking on his early career, his dislike of fame, his passion for his art, the importance of education and the need to “Think Big” to achieve your dreams.

The actor, who was visiting South Africa in order to play the role of Nelson Mandela in the upcoming movie “Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom”, talked movingly about his art as an actor.

“Performance is fuelled by passion for the piece, for the music, for the words, for the film, whatever it is,” he said

“If you love what you are doing you’re going to do it well. I mean if you have a sort of attachment to whatever it is you’re doing you’re going to do it well, some of my best performances are because, I just love the material, love the character and you just throw yourself into that,” Elba added.

Born in Britain to a Sierra Leonean father and a Ghanaian mother, Idris Elba, otherwise known as Idrissa Akuna Elba, grew up in Canning Town, East London. The talented 40-year old actor is today a renowned and successful television, theatre, and film actor who enjoys a successful career on both sides of the Atlantic.

Onyeka Owenu releases new video – Falling in Love

Ace musician Onyeka Owenu has released the video to her single track “Falling in Love which was earlier released this year.

The song was taken from her forth coming album “The Legend’ and was produced and directed by Tolucci.

The song is centered on showing love and how to love.

The song also centers on God’s love for humanity.

The ace musician  is also an actress and a politician. In 2006 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role. She is currently the chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture.

Jay-Z and Beyonce to host Obama fundraiser

It has been confirmed that the Hip-Hop king Jay-Z and wife Beyonce will be hosting the president of the United States of America, president Barrack Obama at a fundraising event for the president’s second term in service.

The president will be in attendance at the 100-guest event, with ticket prices hitting $40,000 per guest. Reportedly, it will be Obama’s last fundraising event in New York City before the November 6 election.

The event will hold at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in Manhattan.

The couple’s friendship with Obama dates back to the president’s inauguration.

Jay-Z and Beyonce performed at a tribute concert honoring the newly elected commander-in-chief on the night before Obama took his oath of office.

A week ago, the president appeared in a video clip which opened Jay-Z’s set at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Obama implored the crowd to vote and said he is a fan of the rapper’s music.

Beyonce has also been actively involved in the Obama campaign. After a letter Beyonce posted on her blog went viral, the campaign tapped her to read the note — an appreciation of Michelle Obama — in a web video. The singer, flanked by both Tina Knowles and Jay-Z’s mother, also attended a March fundraiser hosted by Michelle Obama.

The 40/40 fundraiser was scheduled for the evening of Sept. 18

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West set to raise a family.

G.O.O.D Music Boss, Kanye West is set to raise a family with his newly found love Kim Kardashian. 

The couple are seriously dating and are planning on how to settle down, but Kim insisted on having a baby first for Kanye before wedding preparations start.

Reports have it that Kim feels her ex-husband, Kris is going to drag their divorce on for as long as possible, then she’ll put her wedding plans on hold and concentrate on starting a family with Kanye first.

According to Kim “I think Kanye has everything; he’s incredibly rich, talented and good-looking. I know her baby will be taken care of and love the idea that they would be first-time parents together.”

Kris and his legal team are doing everything in their power to make Kris and Kim’s divorce as difficult as possible for her. But Kim thinks that having a baby would cast a shadow over the negative publicity that Kris has been creating.

Kim can’t help but think how a baby could cement her and Kanye’s brand. But most of all it would mean she had a family, finally after all her heartbreak over the last year.

She also revealed on Oprah’s show that she is happy she went through all she did and now she can have her space back.