The 2017 BET Awards have taken over the City of Angels. The biggest stars in music and entertainment have made their way to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the annual awards show, hosted by actor/comedian/singer extraordinaire, Jamie Foxx. Nicki Minaj, Migos, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monáe, Big Sean, Daniel Caesar, YG, Jay Rock, SiR, H.E.R. and Ella Mai and more are set to perform during the 18th annual event.

Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored with this year’s Humanitarian Award, while French citizen Mamoudou Gassama is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award. DJ Khaled leads the pack this year with six nominations, with Kendrick Lamar following right behind with five nods. SZA and Migos come next with four nominations respectively.

Check out photos from the 2016 BET Awards red carpet below.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z shocked music lovers last week with their surprise album, Everything Is Love. The long-awaited joint album from the power couple debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. The Carters were edged out this week by band 5 Seconds of Summer, whose third studio album Youngblood took the No. 1 spot. Despite being released on a Saturday afternoon as a TIDAL exclusive last weekend, Everything Is Love moved 123,000 (70,000 in traditional album sales). The project did not become available on iTunes and all streaming platforms until the following Monday (Jun. 18).

While the Hip-Hop community continues to mourn the death of XXXTentacion, his ? album rose to No. 3 on Billboard this week with 94,000 units. The project previously hit No. 1 on the chart during its debut week, back in late March. Nas’ first album in six years, NASIR, lands at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The Kanye West executive-produced opus is Nas’ 12th Top 10 album, moving 77,000 units opening week (49,000 traditional album sales).

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YG’s third studio album Stay Dangerous is expected to arrive later this summer via Def Jam Records. The Compton rapper is one of many artists set to perform at the 2018 BET Awards this weekend in Los Angeles. Ahead of the annual awards show on Sunday night (Jun. 23), YG 400 drops the music video for his new single “Big Bank.” Featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj and DJ Mustard, watch the wacky and hilarious moments in the playful visual below.

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The final, and considering by some the most anticipated project of Kanye West’s five-album opus is finally here. After her star power and name broke into the mainstream back in 2016 thanks to her role in Kanye West’s “Fade video, G.O.O.D. Music’s Teyana Taylor releases her long-awaited sophomore album. K.T.S.E. (Keep the Same Energy) serves as a follow-up to Taylor’s 2014 debut VII. Executive produced by Kanye West, the album was debuted at listening party on Thursday night (Jun. 21) at Universal Studios in Hollywood, where a movie set was transformed to look like Teyana’s hometown of Harlem, NYC.

Coming in at eight tracks, the album features contributions by West (“Hurry”), Ty Dolla $ign (“3Way”) and Mykki Blanco (“WTP”). K.T.S.E. was the last of five albums produced by Kanye, following DAYTONA by Pusha T, West’s own ye, the Kid Cudi joint album KIDS SEE GHOSTS, and Nas’ NASIR. The singer/designer/television star will support the album on a North American with Jeremih this summer, kicking off on Aug. 3.

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Lil’ Yachty travels back to his childhood in the music video, “BOOM!.” With Ugly God riding shotgun, the pair go back innocent times playing video games. Soon after, the two young stars turn into real-life action figures, causing destruction in the animated clip. “BOOM!” is off Yachty’s Lil Boat 2 project, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart back in March.

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Congrats are in order for Ella Mai, who earned her first platinum plaque this week with her smash-hit “Boo’d Up.” The DJ Mustard produced record moved 1 million units in the U.S., getting platinum certification by the RIAA on Thursday (Jun. 21). The summer anthem recently cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, currently sitting at No. 7 this week. The song appears on the R&B singer’s Ready EP, released back in February.

Fans can catch the 23-year-old performing at the 2018 BET Awards this Sunday in Los Angeles, before her “Boo’d Up” North American tour kicks off Aug. 7 in Houston.

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The campaign for Wiz Khalifa’s upcoming Rolling Papers 2 album is in full swing. With the project arriving on July 13, the Taylor Gang rapper released a new single featuring Swae Lee called “Hopeless Romantic.” Less than a day later, Khalifa gives his Taylors a visual for “Real Rich” with Gucci Mane. Directed by Cole Bennett, watch Wiz and Wizop turn a trailer park community inside out.

Rolling Papers 2 is set to feature artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Chevy Woods.

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Before 03 Greedo begins his 20-year prison sentence, he continues his onslaught of new music. This week, Lil Uzi Vert joins him for the official “Never Bend (Remix).”

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The legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic are launching a surprise comeback in 2018 with It’s About Time, their first album in 26 years. Ahead of its release on September 14, here’s an expectedly groovy glimpse of the project called “Till the World Falls,” featuring Chicago’s Vic Mensa, British producer Mura Masa and Cosha, the “fluoro-pop” artist formerly known as Bonzai. Anderson .Paak also contributed to the record as a songwriter and ad-lib man (yes lawd!).

“Anderson .Paak and I were at Abbey Road [Studios] for three days,” Rodgers tells Pitchfork. “We had just three days booked to just jam and write songs and just do whatever we felt… Anderson Paak is just a genius, and working with him was, as I say, smooth as a gravy sandwich.”

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Jaden Smith heads to Japan for his latest video “Ghost.” Produced by Christian Rich, the king of the youth adopts a Southern flow on the new release.

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