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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.

Watch all the performances below.

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The 69th annual Emmy Awards took place on Sunday night (Sept. 17), broadcasting live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It was a magical night for Donald Glover, who the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series, for his critically-acclaimed FX television series Atlanta. “This really beyonds to Hiro Murai,” said, thanking his co-director Hiro Murai. “He taught me everything about directing. He had the eye for this show and he’s just amazing. I really want to give this to Hiro and just say ‘I love you and thank you for being my best friend.'”

It was a historic moment as Donald Glover was the first black person to win an award in that category. The victories didn’t stop there, as the actor/director/musician also scored an Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy. “I want to thank Trump for making Black people number one on the most oppressed list,” Glover said the 33-year-old during his acceptance speech, thanking President Trump. “He’s the reason I’m probably up here.” Donald also became the first black male to win an Emmy for lead actor in 32 years.

The career moment comes eight months after Glover won 2 Golden Globes back in January.

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The 2017 MTV VMAs belong to Kendrick Lamar. Not only did Kung Fu Kenny open the show with a blazing set, the Compton rapper took home the most awards. Lamar, who was nominated for 8 VMAs, walked away with six victories including “Video of the Year” for “HUMBLE.” The TDE MC also won “Best Hip-Hop Video” and “Best Cinematography” for “HUMBLE.” Ed Sheeran got a moonman for “Artist of the Year,” the first time male and female musicians went head-to-head in that category. Khalid won “Best New Artist,” while Lil’ Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3″ got him “Song of the Summer.”

Other winners on Sunday night included Kanye West and Teyana Taylor (Best Choreography), Gucci Mane (Best Pop) and Young Thug (Best Editing). P!nk accepted the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer declared all six nominees for “Best Fight Against the System” winners in an emotional moment.

Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Travi$ Scott, KYLE, Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid all performed at the 2017 VMAs hosted by Katy Perry. Check out red carpet photos here and see the full winners list below.

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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards rolled into California on Sunday night (Aug. 27), taking over The Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles. Hosted by Katy Perry, this year’s VMAs kicked off with a fiery bang as hometown hero Kendrick Lamar opened the show. Dressed in all-red, Kung Fu Kenny delivered a set filled with flames, and climbing ninjas as her performed the songs “DNA.” and “HUMBLE.” The appearance started off a magical night for the TDE MC, who was nominated for 8 VMAs including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop.”

Artists like Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and Lil’ Uzi Vert, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony and GUcci Mane, Lorde, Logic with Khalid and Alessia Cara, Cardi B and Thirty Seconds to Mars with Travi$ Scott all are set to perform at the 2017 VMAs.

Watch the highlights below.

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The MTV Video Music Awards took over Los Angeles on Sunday night (Aug. 27). The annual VMAs invaded The Forum in Inglewood, as today’s hottest stars gathered for one memorable night. Before the main show got started, the VMAs pre-show kicked things off hosted by Terrance J, Charlamagne Tha God and Lil’ Yachty. The most anticipated moment of the night was Cardi B, who continued her incredible run in 2017 by hitting the red carpet to perform her Hot 100 smash-hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”

The Bronx MC would later catch up with Charlamagne Tha God to discuss her performance and the recent rumors that she’s engaged to Offset of the Migos. Rising star Khalid also showed off his beautiful singing voice, closing the pre-show with a medley of his radio hits “Young, Dumb & Broke” and “Location.”

Watch Cardi B and Khalid on the VMAs pre-show below.

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The hottest stars is music have all made their way to the City of Angeles for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Taking place at The Forum in Inglewood on Sunday night (Aug. 27), this year’s VMAs are hosted by Katy Perry. Kendrick Lamar leads the annual show with 8 nominations this year, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop.”

Along with Perry and Lamar, the big event will feature performances by Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Post Malone, Khalid, Cardi B, Thirty Seconds to Mars and much more. Before the main show got underway, the big stars showed off their stylish looks on the red carpet.

Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ Uzi Vert, G-Eazy, Demi Lovato, Lil’ Yachty and more were all smiles while posing for the cameras and catching pre-show interviews. Check out photos from the VMAs red carpet below.

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Taped earlier this month, Black Girls Rock! 2017 made its television debut on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) on BET. Held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, the 11th annual show was hostged by actress Taraji P. Henson. Honoring black women who are making an impact in activism, entertainment, business, education and other fields, this year’s show shined the light on Maxine Waters (Social Humanitarian Award), Issa Rae (Star Power Award), Yara Shahidi (Young, Gifted and Black Award), Solange Knowles (Rockstar Award) and Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award).

TDE songstress SZA served as one of the night’s musical acts, taking to the stage to perform her CTRL-cut “Normal Girl.” Other performers who appeared during the celebration included India.Arie, Anthony Hamilton and Tyrese.

Watch SZA’s performance below and check out full show highlights here.

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