Awards


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Chance the Rapper will be recognized for his charitable efforts and activism. The Chicago artist is the recipient of this year’s BET Humanitarian Award, set to be presented at the 2017 BET Awards later this month. Chance made headlines this year after donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, and following that by raising an additional $2 million. “It’s an immense honor & I’m inspired to do so much more after receiving this,” tweeted the multiple Grammy Award winner. The 24-year-old joins a list of past recipients that include Quincy Jones, Al Sharpton, and Muhammad Ali.

New Edition are set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, coming off the success of their three-part self-titled biopic which aired on BET in January. The legendary R&B group include members Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill.

The 2017 BET Awards takes place June 25 at 8 p.m. EST, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Leslie Jones, the 17th annual show features performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton.

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The 2017 BET Awards are three weeks away, and the first round of performers have been revealed. Bruno Mars, Migos, Future, Trey Songz, and Tamar Braxton are all set to hit the stage during this year’s ceremony. Hosted by comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones, the 17th annual show is set to air live from the live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

Beyoncé leads the pack this year with seven nominations, with Mars following in second receiving five nods. Chance the Rapper, Migos, and Solange Knowles are right behind Bruno Mars, each with four nominations respectively.

Expect more performers to be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the star-studded show.

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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards invaded Sin City on Sunday night (May 21), broadcasting live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Co-hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens, the night featured many major performances by Nicki Minaj with Lil’ Wayne, David Guetta, and Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Lorde, and 2016 BBMAs Icon Award winner Celine Dion.

The biggest start of the night was Drake, who made history by winning the most BBMAs in one night with 13. The Toronto superstar also delivered one memorable moment, performing his More Life banger “Gyalchester” inside Las Vegas’ famed Bellagio Fountain.

UPDATE (5/24): The performance is now available on Drake’s official VEVO/YouTube page in full HD. Watch below.

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All eyes were on Sin City on Sunday night (May 21), as the 2017 Billboard Music Awards took over the the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Co-hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens, this year’s show is loaded with performances by Drake, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Lorde, and 2016 BBMAs Icon Award winner Celine Dion.

Opening the star-studded show was Nicki Minaj, who delivered a nine-minute medley of “No Frauds” with guest Lil’ Wayne, “Light My Body Up” alongside David Guetta, and the island-flavored “Swalla” with Jason Derulo. The Queen Barbz would close her performance by slowing things down with “Right In Your Tears.”

Watch all the performances from the 2017 BBMAs below.

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Music’s biggest stars have made their way to Sin City for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, taking over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 21). Co-hosted by Ludacris (returning for a second year in a row) and Vanessa Hudgens, this year’s BBMAs is loaded with star-studded performances by Nicki Minaj with Lil’ Wayne, David Guetta, and Jason Derulo, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Sam Hunt, Lorde, and 2016 BBMAs Icon Award winner Celine Dion, who will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her Titanic theme song “My Heart Will Go On.”

Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each respectively. Twenty One Pilots follow with 17 nominations, Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyoncé with 8 nods.

Before the main show kicked off inside, many of the night’s stars showed off their stylish looks on the magenta carpet during their arrivals. Check out the red carpet looks at the 2017 BBMAs below.

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2017 BET Awards Nominees
 

It’s that time of the year again, yes, the 2017 BET Awards are just around the corner. ​Spearheaded by Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and independent hip-hop king Chance The Rapper lead this years nominations with Solange and ATL rap trio Migos trailing behind closely.

Beyoncé’s nods, totaling seven, include best female R&B/pop artist, best collaboration, album of the year and video of the year; while Mars, who’s also up for album of the year and video of the year, grabbed a nomination for best male R&B/pop artist as well. QC’s leading act, the Migos,’ nominations include best group and best collaboration for their summer smash “Bad and Bougee” with Lil Uzi Vert.

Chicago native and Grammy Award Winner, CTR, is nominated for Best male hip-hop artist and best new artist alongside nominee along with 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A. Check out the full list nominee’s after the break and be sure to catch the award show live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8PM eastern.

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The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place on Sunday night (May 7), live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The trio of Pitbull, J Balvin, and Camila Cabello, along with Noah Cyrus served as the night’s musical guests. Big Sean was another artist who took to the stage earlier tonight. Dressed in an oversized long-sleeved shirt and distressed jeans, Sean Don stood hight on top of an illuminated house, where various graphics were projected on the windows. The G.O.O.D. Music MC did a live performance of the I Decided.-cut “Jump Out the Window.”

The performance came a few hours before Big Sean debuts the official video for “Jump Out the Window” at midnight EST.

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With the 2017 Billboard Music Awards only three weeks away, the first round of artists set to perform at this year’s show has been announced. Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars will hit the stage during BBMVAs. The star power doesn’t end there as Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Lorde are also on the lineup, revealed by Billboard on Monday (May. 1).

Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each respectively. Twenty One Pilots follow with 17 nominations, Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyoncé with 8 nods. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards airs May 21 at 8 p.m. EST live on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Drake is at the top yet again. The 6 God leads the nomination pack for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. First announced by Pete Wentz and Julia Michaels on Good Morning America on Monday (Apr. 10), the nominees for the 2017 BBMAs rolled out online, lead by the 6 God who has 22 nominations. Tied with The Chainsmokers who also received 22 nods, Drake will compete in most of the major categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album.

Twenty One Pilots comes in second with 17 nominations, followed by Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyoncé with 8. Other big names like Adele, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande received BBMAs noms, along with A Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole, PARTYNEXTDOOR, DJ Khaled, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Desiigner, and Kevin Gates.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards airs May 21 at 8 p.m. EST live on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. View the main categories below and the full list here.

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The stars were out in Los Angeles as the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards took place on Sunday night (Mar. 5), live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the night featured performances by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers and more.

Fresh off his recent No. 1 album, Big Sean brought a rocking band, fireworks and dancers as he performed a medley of “Voices In My Head,” the Billboard smash “Bounce Back” and “Moves.”

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