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Nicki Minaj is returning to the VMAs. The Young Money Queen was announced as a performer on Thursday (Aug. 9). The news comes one day after Post Malone and Travi$ Scott were added to this year’s Video Music Awards lineup. Minaj, whose new album Queen arrives next Friday (Aug. 17), joins Ariana Grande, Logic with Ryan Tedder, and Shawn Mendes as performers.

Cardi B leads the VMAs with 10 nominations, while Jennifer Lopez will be honored by MTV with the Video Vanguard award. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on August 20, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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The star power keeps getting bigger for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Post Malone and Travi$ Scott have been announced as performers for this year’s event. Both artists, celebrating a huge year on the album charts, joins previously announced performers Ariana Grande, Logic with Ryan Tedder, and Shawn Mendes. Jennifer Lopez will serve as recipient of MTV’s prestigious Video Vanguard at the annual award show.

Cardi B leads the VMAs with 10 nominations including Artist of the Year, plus Video of the Year and Song of the Year. Beyoncé and JAY-Z, aka The Carters, follow right behind with eight nods, while Drake and Childish Gambino each earn seven nominations each. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on August 20, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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MTV announced the nominees for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, taking place next month. Leading the way is Cardi B, who landed 10 nominations including Artist of the Year, plus Video of the Year and Song of the Year for her “Finesse” remix with Bruno Mars. Beyoncé and JAY-Z, aka The Carters, follow right behind with eight nods. Drake and Childish Gambino each earn seven nominations, and Bruno Mars gets six nods including Artist, Video and Song of the Year.

J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, N.E.R.D., Ed Sheeran, Logic, DeJ Loaf and Lil’ Uzi Vert are some of the other artists who received VMA nominations this year. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on August 20, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. See the full nominations list below.

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The stars came out on Sunday (Jun. 24) as the 2018 BET Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the 18th annual show opened with an a triumphant celebration of black excellence with a victorious performance of “WIN” by TDE’s Jay Rock. Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Migos, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monáe, Big Sean, Daniel Caesar, YG, SiR, H.E.R. and Ella Mai are all set to perform during the three-hour extravaganza.

Anita Baker is this year’s Humanitarian Award honoree, and 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 each.

Watch all the performances from the 2018 BET Awards below.

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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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The star power is only getting bigger for the upcoming 2018 BET Awards. With a little over a week before the annual show takes place, BET announced more performers for this year’s awards. Miguel, 2 Chainz, and YG lead the group of artists set to hit the stage. Toronto rising star Daniel Caesar, TDE’s Jay Rock and SiR round out the lineup. They join the previously announced Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R. and Ella Mai.

Hosted by actor/artist Jamie Foxx, the 2018 BET Awards takes place Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m EST live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 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 each.

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The BET Awards are just a month away, and now the first group of performers have been announced. Nicki Minaj, Migos and Janelle Monáe lead the names set to the hit the stage in June. R&B sensations Ella Mai and H.E.R. also make up the lineup for the annual award show. DJ Khaled leads the pack this year with six nominations, with Kendrick Lamar following close behind with five nods. Both SZA and Migos also earn four nominations each.

Hosted by actor/artist Jamie Foxx, the 2018 BET Awards takes place Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m EST live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Some of music’s biggest stars were celebrated as the 2018 Billboard Music Awards invaded Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 20). Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, this year’s award show featured performances by Ariana Grande, Camilla Cabello and Pharrell Williams, Khalid and Normani, Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled, plus Salt-N-Pepa closing the BBMAs with “Whatta Man” alongside En Vogue. Janet Jackson made history, by becoming the first black woman to be honored with the Icon Award. Presented by Bruno Mars, the pop entertainer electrified the night with a medley performance of “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb.”

For all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” said Janet in her acceptance speech. “It’s a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination. My prayer is that weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source is God. Everything we lack, God has in abundance. Compassion, sensitivity, patience, and a boundless love.”

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Five years after releasing her sophomore album The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe returns with the Dirty Computer. The singer/actor/activist gives fans a 14-track LP, lead by the singles “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane.” Records like “PYNK” and the soulful “I Like That” also make the final cut. Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes and Brian Wilson make guest appearances on Dirty Computer, out now on iTunes.

In support of the album, Janelle will embark on “The Dirty Computer” North American tour, running this summer from Jun. 11 – Aug. 4. Stream Dirty Computer in its entirety below.

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Chance The Rapper was one of several winners at last night’s 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards as he took home the award for “Innovator of the Year.” To top it off, Chance was presented the award by Pharrell, who obviously showered him in praise straight from the teleprompter, but also went off script to show love to the 24-year-old rapper, activist and father.

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