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CBS News is formally announcing all the 2017 Grammy nominations, including the hip-hop related categories — which features Chance The Rapper and Desiigner in the Best New Artist bracket — among other interesting choices.

This year James Corden L.A. will host music’s biggest night at the Staples Center on Feb. 12. We will be update this post as the announcements are made.

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The 2016 Game Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on on Thursday night (Dec. 1). The annual ceremony which celebrates gaming world featured performances from a pair of rap duos. Run the Jewels, who announced their new album Run The Jewels 3 arrives on Jan. 13, performed the songs “Talk to Me” and their DJ Shadow collab “Nobody Speak.”

With a No. 1 record now in their back pocket, Rae Sremmurd brought the “Mannequin Challenge” to the Game Awards, doing their “Black Beatles” smash-hit live.

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The 2016 Soul Train Awards aired on BET and Centric on Sunday night (Nov. 27). Taped earlier this month at the Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, this year’s show was hosted by Erykah Badu. Themed around R&B/Soul of the 90s, the show featured performances by Brandy and Ma$e, Dru Hill, Anderson. Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Carl Thomas, D.R.A.M. and Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Teddy Riley with guests Bobby Brown, GUY, plus many more.

Brandy was honored with the “Lady of Soul Award,” while Teddy Riley received the “Legend Award.” Beyoncé was the biggest winner of the night, taking home four awards including “Video of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.” Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Maxwell, and Anderson. Paak were other winners at this year’s event.

Check out the winners and some of the performances released by BET below.

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Taped earlier this month on November 6, the 2016 Soul Train Awards aired on BET and Centric on Sunday night (Nov. 27). Hosted by Erykah Badu, this year’s event featured performances by Dru Hill, Brandy and Ma$e, Teddy Riley with guests Guy and Bobby Brown, Carl Thomas, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, D.R.A.M., Anderson. Paak plus many more.

Taking a page from the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the Soul Train Awards also featured a “Soul Cypher.” Gladys Knight, Tyrese, Robert Glasper, Angie Stone, Ne-Yo and Badu all bring their powerful vocals in the battle circle over Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t.”

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The 2016 American Music Awards invaded the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 20). Co-hosted by supermodel Gigi Hadid comedian Jay Pharaoh, this year’s AMAs opened up with a bang as Bruno Mars kicked off the show bringing the funky vibes and fresh looks with his latest smash-hit “24K Magic.”

Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, John Legend, DJ Khaled with Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina, Green Day, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Carlos Vives with Shakira, Twenty One Pilots, this year’s AMA Merit honoree Sting and Kendrick Lamar with Maroon 5 all performed during the live three-hour broadcast on ABC.

Watch all the AMAs performances below.

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Music’s biggest stars have made their way to Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 20) for the 2016 American Music Awards. Hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and supermodel Gigi Hadid, this year’s AMAs will feature performances from a star-studded lineup that includes Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar with Maroon 5, John Legend, DJ Khaled with Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina, and this year’s AMA Merit honoree Sting.

Before the main show kicked off live on ABC, entertainers arrived outside the Microsoft Theater to show off their stylish looks on the red carpet. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Ciara (and her new baby bump), host Gigi Hadid, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign, Keke Palmer and more stopped and poses for the cameras ahead of the big event inside.

Check out all the photos from the AMAs red carpet below.

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DJ Khaled is bringing his keys to the American Music Awards. The We the Best CEO/DJ/producer has been added to an already stacked lineup at this year’s AMAs. DJ Khaled, whose Major Key album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard earlier this year, will be joined by Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina to perform their single “Do You Mind” for the first-time together.

As mentioned, the 2016 American Music Awards will be loaded with star-studded performances from Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Green Day, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Carlos Vives with Shakira, Twenty One Pilots, and this year’s AMA Merit honoree Sting. Justin Bieber was also announced as a performer on Wednesday (Nov. 16), the Canadian pop star will do a track live from his “Purpose World Tour” stop, while Kendrick Lamar will join Maroon 5 to close the AMAs.

Hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and supermodel Gigi Hadid, the 2016 AMAs airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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The star power for the 2016 American Music Awards keeps getting stronger. With a little over a week to go, Maroon 5 took to Twitter to announce they will be closing this year’s AMAs. Joining the pop-rock group with be TDE’s own Kendrick Lamar, who appears on Maroon 5’s new single “Don’t Wanna Know,” a song that currently sits at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

King Kendrick and Maroon 5 join a stacked performance lineup that includes Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Carlos Vives with Shakira, Twenty One Pilots, and this year’s AMA Merit honoree Sting.

Hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and supermodel Gigi Hadid, the 2016 AMAs airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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The star power just got bigger for this year’s American Music Awards. Already with a loaded lineup, the 2016 AMAs have added Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande to their list of performers. Announced on Thursday morning (Nov. 3), the Young Money Queen and pop singer will perform their “Side to Side” collaboration, a song they did live together for the first-time at the MTV VMAs back in August.

John Legend, whose new album Darkness and Light drops Dec. 2, has also been added as a performer. The trio join a lineup of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Carlos Vives with Shakira, Twenty One Pilots, and this year’s AMA Merit Honoree Sting.

The 2016 AMAs airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Drake leads the way with a record-setting 13 nominations, followed by Rihanna, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Adele.

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The 50th annual CMA Awards took place on Wednesday night (Nov. 2), airing live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, the 2016 show gained a new audience and major buzz after PEOPLE confirmed various rumors that Beyoncé would be making an appearance.

With a little under an hour left of the ABC broadcast, Queen Bey graced the CMA Awards to perform “Daddy Lessons” with special guest The Dixie Chicks. Off Beyoncé’s LEMONADE album, the country/zydeco track was covered by The Dixie Chicks earlier this year at a show in Manchester, Tennessee.

Backed by a live band, and the crowd on their feet clapping along, watch the moment below. Fans can also download the new version of “Daddy Lessons” by clicking here.

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