Awards


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The 2015 Radio Awards took over The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night. Televised on NBC and hosted by Jamie Foxx, the night featured performances by Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, and more. One star many were anticipating to see was Rihanna, who stormed the stage, flying in on a helicopter to perform her brand new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” for the first-time. In a skin-tight black dress and covered with a bright green fur, watch the energetic moment below.

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The stars have made their way to Los Angeles, California for the 2015 Radio Awards. Held at The Shrine Auditorium in L.A., this year’s show is hosted by actor/comedian/singer Jamie Foxx. With plenty of today’s biggest artists in one place, the action-packed event will feature performances by Rihanna, Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown, Sam Smith and John Legend, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Nate Ruess, and more.

One night after performing at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Saturday night, Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson opened this year’s Radio Awards with their latest single “Trouble.” Sticking with the theme of trouble with law enforcement, pop heartthrob Nick Jonas was up next on stage, performing his current hit “Chains.”

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The 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards took over SXSW in Austin, Texas on Friday night. Closing this year’s event was Big Sean, who gave a storming performance fitting for the rain falling on fans. Introduced by A$AP Rocky and Zoe Kravitz, Big Sean rocked out to his two Dark Sky Paradise singles “Blessings” and “IDFWU.”

Before the main show kicked off, Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign, Action Bronson, and Raury performed during the awards pre-show festival. Childish Gambino, turned out to be the night’s biggest winner, receiving two awards for “Best Video Woodie” (“Sober”) and “Next Level Performance Woodie.”

Watch some of the performances below.

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The 44th annual JUNO Awards, honoring the best in Canadian music, took place live from the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday night. Hosted by Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, the night featured an appearance by The Weeknd, who with the help of pianist Stephan Moccio, performed his contribution to Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack “Earned It.”

The singer also walked away with two JUNOs, winning “Artist of the Year” and “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year” for “Often.” Watch the stage show below.

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Reports circulated this morning that Kanye West would perform a brand new song at the 2015 BRIT Awards today, and lo and behold, he just did. Yeezy took to the stage in fiery fashion at London’s O2 Arena moments ago to debut his long-awaited and much-discussed song “All Day,” which features Theophilus London and rising St. Paul, MN rapper Allan Kingdom. UK Grime artists like Skepta (who Kanye shouted out towards the end of the performance), Jammer, Novelist, Stormzy and Krept and Konan were all on stage, too.

“All Day” is the fourth preview of Ye’s upcoming seventh album following “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney and the Sia and Vic Mensa-assisted “Wolves.”

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The 2015 BET Honors broadcasted on Monday night, celebrating African-Americans making their mark in art, music, theater, business, and more. Taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. in late January, the eighth annual show was hosted this year by Wayne Brady. The 2015 honoree list included: Usher, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art), Phylicia Rashad (Tony Award-winning actress) and John W. Thompson (Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments), and Kanye West.

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Bun B’s a certified Trill OG in the rap game, but he also knows his stuff when it comes to movies. Grabbing some popcorn with The FADER, the Undergroud King gives his predictions for the 2015 Oscars, which take place this Sunday (February 22) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. And yes, The Lego Movie is one of the best films of all time. OF ALL TIME (okay, of 2014 at least).

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Music’s biggest night is now wrapped up — and as you know — a U.K. artist shined the most during the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Sam Smith received the most wins of the night, leaving with four GRAMMYs including “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Pop Vocal Album.” Right behind the “Stay With Me” singer was Beyoncé and Pharrell — who both recieved three trophies each. During the pre-show, where most of the Rap and R&B categories were handed out, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar took home two GRAMMYs each.

While Kendrick Lamar’s “i” won “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance,” Eminem got top honor with “Best Rap Album” for The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Among the red carpet arrivals, various performances, and near stage crash by Kanye West, one highlight rap fans enjoyed was during a segment honoring those who passed away in the past year. A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams was mentioned during the touching moment, which came as a great surprise to his fans.

During commercial breaks, Kanye and Taylor Swift appeared to have became friends, Ed Sheeran caught up with Jay Z and Nas, and Rihanna had an adorable moment with Blue Ivy Carter backstage. Check out all the winners and backstage/behind-the-scenes photos from the GRAMMYs below.

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That moment almost happened again at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The legendary Prince presented the “Album of the Year” category, where Beck’s Morning Phase LP beat out a big-name list that included Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharrell. As Beck was accepting his Grammy from Prince, Kanye West hopped on stage — and almost gave what we thought was going to be a repeat of Yeezy’s stage crashing during Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs.

With a smile on his face, Kanye came up to the stage and quickly went back to his seat, leading many to believe he was just playfully joking. Beck even asked Kanye to come back and join him, which the rapper passed on doing. The moment will easily become the most talked about moment this week.

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The moment many were anticipating at the 57th annual Grammy Awards was the first-ever live performance of “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Keeping it simple, the superstar trio turned the Staples Center into their own jam session — giving a live rendition of their acoustic collaboration.

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