Awards


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The 2017 Sports Illustrated “Sportsperson of the Year” Award Show took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Tuesday night (Dec. 5). Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at the event, brought out by The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah to present Colin Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

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Fresh off receiving a GRAMMY nomination, Cardi B headed across the Atlantic to attend the 2017 MOBO Awards. Nominated for “Best International Act,” a category eventually won by WizKid, the Bronx star performed her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” for the U.K. crowd. “This is really an American dream, to be loved all over the world,” said Queen Bardi after rocking the stage.

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This morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards, taking place on January 28, 2018 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. JAY-Z leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), SZA (5) and Khalid (5).

This year’s Album of the Year award is contested by Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Bruno Mars, while Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA are all up for Best New Artist. The rap categories are, unsurprisingly, dominated by JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar, with Rapsody, Tyler, The Creator, Cardi B, Migos and GoldLink all picking up well deserved nominations.

Check out the 2018 GRAMMY nominations below and click here for the full list, including pop, rock and latin categories.

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The 2017 Soul Train Awards invaded Sin City earlier this month, as this year’s show took place at the at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday night (Nov. 26), the event was broadcasted on BET and Centric, hosted by the incomparable Erykah Badu. The show opened with a trip down memory lane, as this year’s “Ladies of Soul” recipients SWV kicked things off with a medley of 90s hits with help from Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man and U-God.

Recognizing excellence in the genre of R&B, the Soul Train Awards featured performances by Keyshia Cole (“Incapable”), dvsn (“Mood”) and Tank (“When We”). 112 delivered a set of hits from their Bad Boy catalogue, while Ro James, Jessie J and Luke James paid tribute to this year’s “Legend Award” recipient Toni Braxton. Toronto star Daniel Caesar joined Kirk Franklin for the inspirational “Wake Up Everybody,” and Badu aka DJ Loretta Brown, held down the turntables as Fantasia, Faith Evans and Bilal stepped into “The Soul Cypher.”

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The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards took place on Sunday (Nov. 12), live from The SSE Arena in Wembley, London, United Kingdom. Hosted by Rita Ora, this year’s show kicked off with a bang as Eminem opened the EMAs by performing his new single “Walk On Water.” Beyoncé, who is featured on the song, couldn’t make the awards show as Skylar Grey stepped in Queen Bey’s place. Slim Shady would later go on to win “Best Hip-Hop” despite not having an album out since 2013.

Taking a break from hosting duties, Rita Ora delivered a vibrant set while performing her latest record “Your Song.” Travi$ Scott soared across the arena on top of his mechanical bird as he performed his platinum-single “Butterfly Effect,” while French Montana and Swae Lee came with a squad of dancers while doing their Billboard smash-hit “Unforgettable.”

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With 21 Grammy awards to his name already — tied with Kanye West for the hip-hop act with the most Grammys — JAY-Z will be honored with the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at next year’s pre-show gala. Hov will be recognized for his achievements and contributions alongside fellow industry legends Clive Davis, Berry Gordy, L.A. Reid, Debra L. Lee and Sir Richard Branson.

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Stars like Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Drake lead the 2017 American Music Awards nominations. Announced on Thursday (Oct. 12), Bruno Mars leads the 45th Annual AMAs with 8 nods. King Kendrick, Ed Sheeran, Drake and The Weekend follow with 5 nominations each. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Migos, DJ Khaled, Kehlani, Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd and Alessia Cara also got nods for this year’s show. On Good Morning America, Ciara announced the nominations in the major categories before the full unveiling on Face Book Live. Fans can start placing their votes in all the categories starting today by clicking here.

The 2017 American Music Awards 2017 takes place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Check out the 2017 AMAs nominations below.

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The 11th annual BET Hip-Hip Awards took over the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, this past weekend. The 2017 edition was hosted by DJ Khaled, loaded with performances by Rick Ross, Migos, Gucci Mane, Cardi B, Trina, Flo Rida, T-Pain, Playboi Carti, Plies, Trick Daddy and Yo Gotti. The highly anticipated moment this year, like every year, was the BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers. With DJ Premier providing the backdrop, rap veterans and up-and-coming stars stepped into the circle to let off their sharp lyrical bars.

Eminem, Fat Joe, CyHi The Prynce, Tee Grizzley, J.I.D. and more got plenty of bars off for the viewing audience. Televised during the broadcast premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 10), check out all the cyphers below.

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All eyes were tuned into the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 10). The 11th annual show hosted by DJ Khaled came with a last-minute surprise announcement, hours before the broadcast. As many prepared to watch Fat Joe, Tee Grizzley, CyHi The Prynce and more, Eminem made a special appearance in this year’s cypher. Making his return to the battle circle for the first-time since 2011, Slim Shady let off an onslaught of venomous bars acapella aimed directly at U.S. President Donald Trump. Backed by Royce Da 5’9″, Griselda’s Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine, Eminem raised his fist up high, shouting out Colin Kaepernick and others for their activism.

Eminem’s appearance comes days after reports have the Detroit MC’s 8th solo LP arriving on November 17th. The untitled project serves as a follow-up to 2013’s multi-platinum selling The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Watch Marshall’s return to the Hip-Hop Awards cypher below.

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The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards took over the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, last weekend. Hosted by DJ Khaled, the 11th annual show was taped on Saturday (Oct. 7), premiering on Tuesday night (Oct. 10). Rick Ross, Migos, Gucci Mane, Cardi B, Trina, Flo Rida, T-Pain, Playboi Carti, Plies, Trick Daddy and Yo Gotti served as performers at the award’s show. Miami legend and 2 Live Crew founder Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell was honored with this year’s prestigious “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for making a mark in Miami’s music scene for over two decades.

Cardi B was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with “Single Of The Year,” “Best New Artist” and “Hustler Of The Year.” As with every year, the major highlights from the BET Hip-Hop Awards are the cyphers. The 2017 edition was lead by a surprise appearance by Eminem, making his return to the Hip-Hop Awards Cypher for the first-time since 2011. Fat Joe, CyHi The Prynce, Tee Grizzley, Dreamville’s J.I.D. and more all stepped to the mic as DJ Premier held down the beats.

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