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As the 2018 Oscars fast approach, the Academy have announced who’ll be performing at this year’s awards. Common, who won an Oscar in 2015 for his “Glory” collaboration with John Legend, will his perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up For Something” with Andra Day.

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After landing a No. 1 album this week with the TDE-curated Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar headed across the Atlantic for the 2018 BRIT Awards on Wednesday (Feb. 21). Presented by pop star Camila Cabello, Lamar took home the BRIT Award for “International Male Solo Artist.” Kung Fu Kenny would later return to the stage, with a thrilling performance of “FEEL.” Laying down on top of a big glass box, the multiple Grammy Award-winning MC would take the energy on stage higher, eventually getting up to perform his Rich the Kid-collaboration “New Freezer.” While Kendrick delivered his verse on top of the huge glass box, Rich the Kid is seen smashing a luxury car underneath Lamar inside the box.

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The 2018 BRIT Awards took place on Wednesday (Feb. 21), back at London’s O2 Arena for its 38th year. Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Stormzy and others served as performers during the show, streamed live on YouTube. One of the night’s biggest moments came from Justin Timberlake, who celebrated his new No. 1 album Man of the Woods with a 7-minute medley. Opening up with “Midnight Summer Jam,” the pop singer would soon transition to his “Say Something” with Country singer and special guest Chris Stapleton. Backed by a large choir dressed in black-and-white, watch J.T. open the BRIT Awards below.

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Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar dominated the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York City on Sunday night (Jan. 28). Hosted by James Corden at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, music’s biggest night was lead by the pop singer and TDE MC, who walked away with the most of the nights. Mars, who performed his “Finesse” remix with Cardi B during the star-studded show, left with six GRAMMYs including the major three categories: “Album of the Year” (24K Magic), “Record of the Year” (“24K Magic”) and “Song of the Year” (“That’s What I Like”). For Kendrick Lamar, who opened the 2018 GRAMMYs with guests U2 and Dave Chappelle, the Compton lyricist won five awards including “Best Music Video” (“HUMBLE.”) and “Best Rap Album” (DAMN.), sweeping the rap category.

Childish Gambino landed his first-ever Grammy as “Redbone” won “Best Traditional R&B Performance,” and The Weeknd’s STARBOY LP won for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Going up against SZA, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and Khalid, Canadian singer Alessia Cara earned her first Grammy by winning “Best New Artist.”

Check out the full winners list from the 2018 Grammy Awards below.

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The GRAMMYs return to the Big Apple. Fifteen years since last being hosted in New York City, the 60th annual Grammy Awards invaded the city that never sleeps on Sunday night (Jan. 28). Hosted by comedian James Corden, the 2018 GRAMMYs kicked off with a thrilling politically-charged performance by Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Dave Chappelle.

Seated at a piano, Lady Gaga and guest Mark Ronson followed up next with “Million Reasons.” Childish Gambino displayed his flawless live vocals, alongside a young future star in JD McCrary while performing “Terrified.” Bruno Mars and Cardi B brought the vibrant set and feel-goood ’90s throwback video with their “Finesse” remix, while DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller did their “Wild Thoughts” smash-for the fthe first-time live. Five-time nominee SZA did her CTRL standout “Broken Clocks,” and Logic had the honor of closing the 2018 GRAMMYs with Alessia Cara and Khalid as they did “1-800-273-8255.”

Elton John and Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Chris Stapleton, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee also performed during music’s biggest night. Watch all the highlights below and check out all the award winners here.

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards took over New York City on Sunday night (Jan. 28), returning to the Big Apple for the first-time in 15 years. Already winning “Best Music Video,” “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” during the GRAMMYs pre-show, Kendrick Lamar opened the 2018 GRAMMYs in a major way. Backed by a team of soldiers and the American flag, the TDE MC rocked the stage with an inspiring and a thrilling performance of “XXX.” and “LUST.” with the legendary U2. With interludes by comedian Dave Chappelle, Kendrick would continue his medley with a live rendition of “DNA.” and “King’s Dead.”

The 2018 GRAMMYs featured performances by Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Elton John, SZA, DJ Khaled with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid, and more. Watch Kendrick’s thrilling GRAMMYs opening below. UPDATE (2/4): Official video of the performance is now added, courtesy of VEVO.

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Music’s biggest night in here, as the 60th annual Grammy Awards took place at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night (Jan. 28). The brightest stars all made their way to the Big Apple as Kendrick Lamar and U2, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, SZA, Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid, Elton John, Miley Cyrus and more all took to the big stage at this year’s performers. Before the main show kicked off, it was all about the flash and style as your favorite celebrities graced the red carpet in fancy gowns and slick high-designer threads.

Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Rick Ross, Cardi B, ZAYN, Lana Del Rey, Big Sean, Elton John, DRAM, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, P!NK, and many more stars were all smiles and posing for hundreds on photographers along the red carpet. Check out 47 photos from the 2018 GRAMMYs red carpet arrivals below.

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The stars are out as music’s biggest night has finally arrive. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards takes over the Big Apple, returning to New York City after 15 years. Hosted at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, they key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the GRAMMYs pre-show held inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars were the big winners, taking five of the first seven awards given out. Kendrick, who already won “Best Music Video” for “HUMBLE.,” also collected “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for the Mike WiLL Made-It produced track.

Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” won “Best R&B Performance” and “Best R&B Song,” while his 24K Magic LP won “Best R&B Album.” Childish Gambino collected his first Grammy Award, winning “Traditional R&B Performance” for “Redbone,” and The Weekend’s STARBOY takes home “Best Urban Contemporary Album.”

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After taping The Van Jones Show and hosting the annual Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch, JAY-Z’s busy day ended in celebratory fashion at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday night (Jan. 27). This year, the Roc Nation mogul was honored with GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award for his contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary. Beyoncé, Diddy, Jerry Seinfeld, Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, ZAYN, T.I., Diplo, Rita Ora, Swizz Beatz and more attended the extravagant event at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in NYC.

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Mary J. Blige is heading to the annual Academy Awards. The singer/actress received two Oscar nominations on Tuesday (Jan. 24) for her performance in the film Mudbound. Blige is up for “Best Supporting Actress,” plus “Best Original Song” for her “Mighty River” record that she co-wrote and sang for the film. Directed by Dee Ress, the Netflix film tells the story of two families (one black and one white), trying to to survive in rural Mississippi during the post-war, Jim Crow era.

MJB’s two Oscar nods comes a few weeks after receiving nominations for “Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture” and “Best Original Song” at the Golden Globes. Earlier this month, Mary J. Blige was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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