The Grammy awards for Hip Hop and RnB were given out earlier at the pre-show ceremony and it was good news for Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake. Drake took home the award for Best Rap Album for Take Care and promptly released his Started From The Bottom Video. Check out the rest of the winners for the Hip Hop and RnB categories below:
Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Niggas In Paris”
Best Rap Song: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Niggas In Paris”
Best Rap Album: Drake “Take Care”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kanye West, The Dream, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z “No Church In The Wild”
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Frank Ocean “Channel Orange”
Best R&B Performance: Usher “Climax”
Best R&B Song: Miguel “Adorn”
Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper “Experiment Black Radio”
It seems like you couldn’t go anywhere in 2012 without hearing “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” and with all the success the track has brought to Juicy J as a solo artist it is no surprise that the club banger has finally gone Gold. Bandz has reportedly sold over 500,000 copies. “I’m overwhelmed with the success of the single. The fact it’s something I created in a 2 bedroom apartment in DC is unimaginable.” said Juicy J.
The Taylor Gang rapper’s third studio album, “Stay Trippy” is expected to be out this Spring.
The nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards have just been announced in Nashville, Tennessee tonight.
2 Chainz, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, Nas and more have all been nominated. The awards ceremony will be broadcasted live on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.
The 2012 BET Hip Hop awards finally aired tonight after being filmed earlier this month. The show included live performances from Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa and lots more.
Check out the official performance video’s after the jump.
The BET Hip Hop awards are due to air on October 9th but the cyphers are currently being filmed. Above you watch a preview of the West Coast cypher with DJ Quik, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & YG.
The 2012 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards took place Friday, September 7th in Los Angeles to celebrate the creation of music.
Drake and Lil Wayne shared Songwriter of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Drake has won the title, whose top songs include “Aston Martin Music,” “Headlines,” “Moment 4 Life,” and “What’s My Name?,” as well as “Right Above It,” “I’m On One” and “She Will,” which he co-wrote with Lil Wayne. Young Money member Nicki Minaj also was awarded Song of the Year for her hit single “Superbass.”
Mac Miller won his first-ever BMI Social Star Award, presented by Spotify. This award honors the BMI urban songwriter who best uses the power of social media to engage fans and to showcase their songwriting talents.
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Rihanna took home the award for the best International Female Solo Artist at the 2012 BRIT Awards held in London earlier this evening.
She also took to the stage to perform her hit “We Found Love“. Check out the performance above.
Adele continued her winning streak by scooping 2 BRIT awards (Best British album & Best British female) to follow the 6 Grammy’s she picked up last week.
Adele performed her hit song Rolling In The Deep live at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012. It was one of the stand out performances from the awards show.
Overall it was a good night for Adele. She managed to scoop 6 Grammys:
Record Of The Year – Rolling In The Deep
Song oF the Year – Rolling In The Deep
Album of the Year – 21
Best Pop Solo Performance – Someone Like You
Best Pop Vocal Album – 21
Best Short Form Music Video – Rolling In The Deep
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Kanye West scooped up 3 Grammys at the 2012 Awards Show pre-telecast.
He won the awards for Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collabo for All Of The Lights.
Update: Kanye West also scooped his fourth Grammy of the night for Best Rap Performance for Otis with Jay-Z.
Congrats Mr West.
Drake took to the stage at the 2011 American Music Awards to performs his Take Care hit “Headlines”.
Read the full Drake “Headlines” Lyrics here.