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2016 #BetAwards Guaranteed to Be a Showstopper, List of Nominees is Out....

Who’s ready for the 2016 BET Awards? We definitely are, as the list of this year’s nominees has come out. Nominated acts and artists this year include Beyoncè, K. Michelle, Andra Day, Bryson Tiller, The Weeknd Drake & Future, Dej Loaf, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim, and so many others. The list is filled with urban music royalty, and from the looks of things, the show is going to be no less than extravagant, as it is year after year. 

 

As most know, the entire weekend is jam-packed each year with event after event, ranging from concerts and meet & greets to comedy shows and after parties. It all leads up to the major event, that being the award ceremony. 

 

Below, we’ve posted the full list of nominees for this year. 

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

ADELE

ANDRA DAY

BEYONCÉ

K. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRYSON TILLER

CHRIS BROWN

JEREMIH

THE WEEKND

TYRESE

Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

DRAKE & FUTURE

PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY

RAE SREMMURD

THE INTERNET

Best Collaboration

BIG SEAN FT. CHRIS BROWN & TY DOLLA $IGN - PLAY NO GAMES

BIG SEAN FT. KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND - ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD   

FUTURE FT. DRAKE - WHERE YA AT                                                     

NICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ - FEELING MYSELF

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DRAKE

FETTY WAP

FUTURE

J. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

DEJ LOAF

LIL KIM

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER - DON'T                                                             

DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING

KENDRICK LAMAR - ALRIGHT                                                                

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE- WORK

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

CHRIS BROWN

COLIN TILLEY & THE LITTLE HOMIES

DIRECTOR X

HYPE WILLIAMS

Best New Artist

ALESSIA CARA

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

KEHLANI

TORY LANEZ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

LECRAE

TAMELA MANN

TASHA COBBS

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor

ANTHONY ANDERSON

COURTNEY B. VANCE

IDRIS ELBA

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

O'SHEA JACKSON JR.

YoungStars Award

AMANDLA STENBERG

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

SILENTÓ

WILLOW SMITH

YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie

BEASTS OF NO NATION

CONCUSSION

CREED

DOPE

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Sportswoman of the Year

CHEYENNE WOODS

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the Year

CAM NEWTON

KOBE BRYANT

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

STEPHEN CURRY

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

CHRIS BROWN – BACK TO SLEEP

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

Centric Award

ANDRA DAY - RISE UP

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

K. MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT

RIHANNA - BBHMM

THE INTERNET - UNDER CONTROL

Best International Act Africa

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

MZVEE (Ghana)

SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D’IVOIRE)  

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

Best International Act UK

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

The Week in Review....

The Week in Review....

Greetings fellow readers!

It’s been quite a productive week in urban entertainment!

This past week saw the release of several new albums and one hell of a soundtrack, if we do say so ourselves! The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the highly successful franchise The Fast & The Furious hit stores and digital download formats on March 17! The soundtrack features a variety of artists who are all popular in hip-hop & R&B, including T.I., Iggy Azalea, Walé, Rich Homie Quan, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, and so many others. 

 

Also releasing this past week on March 16 was Kendrick Lamar! Lamar has made a hugely successful name for himself in hip-hop, and fans have been anticipating this release for some time now.

The album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has already broken record on Spotify with 9.6 million streams happening on the day of release. This is monumental, not only for someone in hip-hop, but urban music in general. It does, however, show that music is still very much alive! The album features guest appearances from Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, & Thundercat. 

 

Other artists having released albums this week include Webbie and Da Mafia Six! 

 

A number of celebrities were celebrating birthdays this past week. Those celebrating this week included #NaimLynn, #JabariParker, #HowardScott, #Rockwell, #SlyStone, #TerenceTrentDArby, #WillIAm, #YoungBuck, #DannyBrown, #FlavaFlav, #JheneAiko, #JonicaBooth, #Murs, #OzzieNewsome, #RodneyPeete, #SierraMcClain, #TimHardaway, #TyrelWilliams, #CynthiaMcKinney, #MyrlieEversWilliams, #NatKingCole, #RobKardashian, #SeanPrice, #TamarBraxton, #AdamLevine, #GeoffreyOwens, #IreneCara, #QueenLatifah, #VanessaWilliams, #AhmadBradshaw, #BarryCofield, #BunB, #DeaundreBonds, #EJManuel, #PhillipBolden, #RuthPointer, #ShawnBunch, #ThomasDecoud, #BiancaLawson, #CedricYarbrough, #JamalCrawford, #SpikeLee, #Touré, #ZonniquePullins, #VanessaBellCalloway, #MannieFresh, #DiggySimmons, DJPremier, #MsMelodie-RIP, #YandySmith, #YoungNoble, #MomsMabley-RIP, & #SabrinaLaBeauf! 

 

Top Stories of the week included:

 

Stay tuned for much more to come next week!