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RC talks ‘Black Music Month’ with IM3 Media’s Isaac M. Hamm III

Written by | Ray Cornelius

When Philadelphia native Isaac M. Hamm III aka Izzy Ike is not in the music studio with one of his independent artists or planning some fabulous music industry mixer, he is in the streets spreading the gospel of Black Music Month. The thirty-something-year-old disciple of Black Music Month founder Dyana Williams is determined to continue the legacy she and co-founders Kenny Gamble and Ed Wright started over 37 years ago.

Black Music Month was created in 1979 by Williams, Gamble and Wright as a means  to celebrate the impact of Black music. The Philadelphia group of music industry professionals successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of Black music. Since that time, Black Music Month has grown from a small commemoration to national proportions with events held annually across the country.

I caught up with Hamm to discuss why this month is still so important and some of the things he’s doing to commemorate it.

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Why should we celebrate Black Music Month?

The same reason why we should celebrate February as Black History Month. June celebrates the Black history of music. It was founded in 1979 and has been recognized by every President since then. In 2009, President Obama changed the name to “African-American Music Appreciation Month.”  I’m not sure why he did that (LOL) but we still call it Black Music Month.  We as African-Americans complain about February being the shortest month of the year. Well, June is also a time to celebrate our history too. It’s not so much about the music as it is about the history of African-Americans that changed what we hear on the radio and how it affects the different cultures from all around the world.

What is it about Black music that captures everyone’s attention? 

I think that we have a story to tell. I feel like we as African-American people have stories to tell through our songs. I feel like we illustrate the pain and the passion of stuff that what we go through. These struggling stories are what make us stronger. Like I may have grown up on government cheese but I refuse to stay living on government cheese. So our songs of struggle make us stronger.

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Who’s your favorite soul music artist?

I would have to say my favorite artist and one that just gets me so excited is Musiq SoulChild. He’s from Philly and his song, “Just Friends,” is like my absolute favorite. Like I love to do karaoke to his songs. Whitney Houston is another one. When I think about good singers, she comes to mind. I had the biggest crush on her when she performed the Olympic song, “One Moment in Time” back in 1988. I just remember watching her on TV and was in awe by her beauty. I’m also a fan of K. Michelle too. Her message is so heavy about the struggles she’s going through as an African-American woman feeling disrespected by African-American men but then finding love again. I also love K-Ci and JoJo and will fight you over them.

Do you find that today’s music industry is more about selling units than it is about producing real music? 

Definitely! In just working with some of my indie artists, I sometimes have to keep it real with them that they may not become a Beyoncé, where their music totally saturates the market place. I think when created brands, artists have to find their own lane and understand that you may be that singer that has to open up for other artists. Like I love how Algebra and Anthony David work together because they just get up there and they hustle and they do it for the love. KeKe Wyatt does it for the love. She wants to be a mom but she also loves singing.  You may have to look at things differently and realize that you may not retire off of this. However, you are consistently working and you will have that identifying crowd that will love you and won’t mind seeing you as the opening act for other artists.

Is R&B dead and if not, then who’s keeping it alive?

I don’t think that R&B is dead. I just think we have to wait for it come back around. I feel like people are still putting out good R&B music like K. Michelle, Tank, and Tyrese. I would also say Chris Brown too. He still has timeless songs as a young R&B artist and I think he’s consistent and relevant when it comes to getting on stage and performing.

Check out Izzy Ike and IM3Media‘s Black Music Month events below:

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JUNE 18 – ATLANTA

“The Comeback Power Brunch ATL” on June 18 where he will honor gospel music sensation Bishop William Murphy, 90’s super group SWV and VP of eOne Nashville Phil Thorton from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Level V in Buckhead – Atlanta.

JUNE 28 – PHILADELPHIA

He will also be in Philadelphia, PA on June 28 at the Painted Bride Art Center and honoring TV, film and Broadway actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and her husband Senator Vincent Hughes as well as Grammy winning-writing duo, Helen Bruner & Terry Jones and media personality Lonnie Hunter.

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BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees; airs June 26 at 8 p.m.

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

BET has announced nominations for the 2016 “BET Awards,” and Drake leads the pack with nine nods including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future.

Pop divas Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and ‘Best Collaboration.”

Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director of the Year.’  Future could also walk away with four awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’

My new music crush Andra Day is also nominated for three awards including ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Centric Award.’

“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson will go toe-to-toe with Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington for ‘Best Actress.’

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

The complete list of nominees for the 2016 “BET Awards” are:

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 2016 “BET Awards” will air live on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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August Alsina Meet and Greet at ATL’s DTLR [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Hundreds of fans gathered at South DeKalb Mall on Saturday evening to get a picture with their favorite singer August Alsina. The new bad boy of R&B stopped by the popular DTLR clothing store to meet fans, take pictures, and autograph his new CD, This Thing Called Life, which dropped on Friday.

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This is the BET Award winner’s second album which features over 15 songs and hot new collaborations including “Job” with Anthony Hamilton, “Why I Do It” with Lil Wayne, and “Been Around the World” featuring his former tour mate Chris Brown. This single was just released last week on YouTube and samples the Lisa Stansfield 1989’s classic tune “All Around the World.”

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Today’s ATL visit is part of a DTLR In-Store Tour which features three more stops including Baltimore on 12/14, Washington D.C. on 12/15 and Chicago on 12/16.  Check out a few pics below of the singer doing everything from taking selfies to chatting with fans on the phone to autographing cleavage!

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SNEAK PEEK of ‘Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out a preview of Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays airing tomorrow night at 9 p.m. on Fox. As previously reported, there will be special performances by Grammy winners Mary J. Blige and John Legend along with Chris Brown, Patti LaBelle, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and the cast of Empire. This is one special you don’t want to miss!

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LISTEN UP ~ August Alsina – ‘Been Around the World’ feat. Chris Brown (AUDIO) #NSFW

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Award-winning R&B vocalist August Alsina has teamed up with Chris Brown for a hot new single titled “Been Around the World.”  The track is from Alsina’s forthcoming CD, “This Called Life” and is inspired by the Lisa Stansfield‘s classic 80’s jam, “All Around the World.”  Check it out below and let us know what you think:

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The Weekend, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown and more up for AMAs

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The nominations for American Music Awards (AMAs) were announced Wednesday morning and Taylor Swift is this year’s leading contender.  The 25-year-old pop superstar has six nods including Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist Contemporary.

Following her is Ed Sheeran and The Weekend, who are both up for five awards including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop, Nicki Minaj has four nods including Favorite Artist Rap/HipHop and Artist of the Year.  Also receiving nominations are Drake, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Beyoncé.

Check out the full list below and don’t forget to watch the show on November 22 at 8p.m. on ABC. This year is being hosted by the one and only…Jennifer Lopez!

See the full list of nominees below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Ed Sheeran x
Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift 1989

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes
Sam Hunt Montevallo

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2

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Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Chris Brown and more to appear on ‘The BET Life Of…’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

What do Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and Beyoncé all have in common? Outside of being multi-talented pop and R&B music stars, each one is the subject of a new BET series titled, “The BET Life Of…”

According to S&A, the new one-hour series will look back at each artist’s most memorable moments on the network including exclusive on-air interviews and televised performances. The series will also feature commentary from industry professionals and leaders, former BET hosts and the people who worked behind-the-scenes.

BET President of Programming, Stephen G. Hill says, “BET is so fortunate to have been there since the beginning with these amazing artists. It’s been fun looking back at the early years of these superstars; many of whom have their very first look on BET. Through this show you’ll get nostalgic, but also realize the work, dedication and growth to today of your favorite performers.”

Take a peek at the show’s schedule below and don’t forget to tune in:

– Chris Brown (Tuesday, September 8th at 9pm)
– Trey Songz (Tuesday, September 15th at 9pm)
– Nicki Minaj (Tuesday, September 22nd at 9pm)
– Janet Jackson (Tuesday, September 29th at 9pm)
– Beyoncé (Tuesday, October 6th at 9pm)

Check out a preview below:

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Chris Brown, Lil Kim, Kelly Price, Monica & More to appear at ATL’s Black Gay Pride

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The stars will align Labor Day Weekend for Atlanta’s 2015 Black Gay Pride.  Pop superstar, Chris Brown will join R&B divas Kelly Price and Monica plus hip-hop queen, Lil Kim for the Pure Heat Community Festival, the country’s leading LGBTQ celebration. Also slated to appear over the weekend is RHOA star Porsha Williams, Good Music’s Teyana Taylor, “Empire” star Az Marie and “L.A. Hair” starlet, Gocha Hawkins.

Pure Heat Community Festival takes place on Sunday, September 6 from 12p-8p at historic Piedmont Park and will also feature market and food vendors, educational forums and lots of giveaways. In addition to all of the entertainment, Pure Heat will offer an opportunity to bring heighten awareness to issues that greatly impact the LGBTQ community including HIV/AIDS, human rights, education, health & wellness and homelessness.

“Pure Heat Atlanta Black Pride is a dynamic opportunity to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the LGBT community. 2015 promises to be even greater than previous years” says Traxx Girls founder, Melissa Scott.

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Chris Brown & Kendrick Lamar to Perform at BET Awards + Presenters

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Today, BET Networks revealed some of the industry’s most influential names in entertainment who are set to appear at the 15th annual “BET Awards” 2015 on Sunday, June 28, 2015.   Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the “BET Awards” will include a performance by Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar. The star power continues as the network also announced that actor Michael B. Jordan and entertainer Zendaya will take the stage as presenters during the 15th Anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.

In addition to that, The BET Experience has also added West Coast Rap All-Star Ice Cube and special guest to the BET Experience Roster. Joining him on stage will be Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.

Stay tuned for additional names to be announced.

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take a look: Jamie Foxx – You Changed Me ft. Chris Brown (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Multi-award winning R&B singer Jamie Foxx is back with a new video for his latest single, “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown. It appears that Foxx is trading in his “playa” card to settle down with the new love of his life played by Empire’s Grace Gealey.  Peep the lyrics below:

Said I’d never settle down/I’m met you girl, look at me now/Cause you changed me baby/ I be player for life/ You switched that up in one night, oh baby/ Ain’t no sense in frontin’ when you know I got a thing for you/Ain’t no other girls in mind it’s me and you baby, I love you/Use to be the kind of n*gga never wanna settle down

Check out the video by Director X and tells us what you think:

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BET Announces Nominees for 2015 ‘BET Awards’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

BET Networks announced the nominations for the “BET Awards” 2015 on Monday, May 18. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead with an impressive six nominations.  Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each.  This year also marks a special milestone for the “BET Awards” as it celebrates its 15th anniversary live from the Nokia Theatre, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

“This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards.”

Check out the complete list below:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEYONCÉ
CIARA
JANELLE MONÁE
JHENÉ AIKO
K. MICHELLE
RIHANNA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
AUGUST ALSINA
CHRIS BROWN
JOHN LEGEND
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
USHER

BEST GROUP
A$AP MOB
JODECI
MIGOS
RAE SREMMURD
RICH GANG
YOUNG MONEY

BEST COLLABORATION
AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX)
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU
CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL
CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
BIG SEAN
COMMON
DRAKE
J. COLE
KENDRICK LAMAR
WALE

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
AZEALIA BANKS
DEJ LOAF
IGGY AZALEA
NICKI MINAJ
TINK
TRINA

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU
CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA – LOYAL
CHRIS BROWN F/ USHER & RICK ROSS – NEW FLAME
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
NICKI MINAJ – ANACONDA

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BENNY BOOM
BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE & TODD TOURSO
CHRIS ROBINSON
FATIMA ROBINSON
HYPE WILLIAMS

BEST NEW ARTIST
BOBBY SHMURDA
DEJ LOAF
FETTY WAP
RAE SREMMURD
SAM SMITH
TINASHE

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
DEITRICK HADDON
ERICA CAMPBELL
FRED HAMMOND
LECRAE
MALI MUSIC
MICHELLE WILLIAMS

BEST ACTRESS
GABRIELLE UNION
KERRY WASHINGTON
TARAJI P. HENSON
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
VIOLA DAVIS

BEST ACTOR
ANTHONY ANDERSON
IDRIS ELBA
JUSSIE SMOLLETT
KEVIN HART
TERRENCE HOWARD

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
JACOB LATIMORE
JADEN SMITH
MO’NE DAVIS
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS
ZENDAYA

BEST MOVIE
ANNIE
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
SELMA
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO
TOP FIVE

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
BRITTNEY GRINER
CANDACE PARKER
SERENA WILLIAMS
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
CHRIS PAUL
FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR.
LEBRON JAMES
MARSHAWN LYNCH
STEPHEN CURRY

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
DEJ LOAF – TRY ME
KENDRICK LAMAR – i
NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN – ONLY
RAE SREMMURD F/ NICKI MINAJ & YOUNG THUG – THROW SUM MO
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

CENTRIC AWARD
AVERY SUNSHINE – CALL MY NAME
JAZMINE SULLIVAN F/ MEEK MILL – DUMB
MARK RONSON F/ BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
SAM SMITH F/ MARY J. BLIGE – STAY WITH ME
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA
AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)
SARKODIE (GHANA)
SAUTI SOL (KENYA)
STONEBWOY (GHANA)
THE SOIL (SOUTH AFRICA)
WIZKID (NIGERIA)
YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK
FKA TWIGS
FUSE ODG
LETHAL BIZZLE
LITTLE SIMZ
MNEK
STORMZY

Congrats to all the nominees!

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Karrueche Tran opens up about love triangle with Chris Brown and Rihanna (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Spiritual Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant sits down with Chris Brown’s ex girlfriend, Karrueche Tran TONIGHT for an OWN primetime television event.  As previously reported, the model will talk candidly about her very public relationship with Brown and the subsequent breakup after he allegedly fathered a child with another woman. Tran will also chat about the love triangle she also found herself in with Brown and pop singer Rihanna. Check out a new clip of that discussion below:

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Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran” airs TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN

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Karrueche Trans sits down with Iyanla Vanzant for Exclusive Interview (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran sits down with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for an OWN primetime television event.  For the first time, in an emotional heart-to-heart, Karrueche shares her deeply personal story following her recent high-profile breakup with the singer.  “Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran,” airs on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

With more than two million Instagram followers and more than 600,000 Twitter followers, Karrueche’s personal life has played out in a very public way.  With Iyanla’s help, Karrueche sets the record straight and reveals to viewers a side of herself that has never been seen before — very different than the one depicted on social media.

Karrueche talks candidly with Iyanla about life in the spotlight, as well as her relationship with Chris Brown and subsequent breakup after he allegedly fathered a child with another woman. Best friend Christina Milian provides Iyanla another perspective on Karrueche’s situation.

Check out a sneak peek of  “Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran” below:

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listen up ~ Trey Songz – ‘Slow Motion’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

R&B vocalist Trey Songz has released another “panty dropper” with the new single, “Slow Motion.” This is his first track of 2015 and it’s sure to be a hit amongst his female fan base. In addition to the new single, Songz is currently prepping to hit the road with Chris Brown and Tyga for their “Between the Sheets “ tour which kicks off January 28 in Hampton, VA. The show makes stops in Brooklyn, Houston, Washington D.C., Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and ends on March 8 in Inglewood, CA. Check out the song below and tell us what you think.

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