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Just a few moments ago MTV took to Facebook live to announce the official nominees for the 2016 MTV VMA’s, which takes place Sunday, August 28, at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Beyonce kicks off the nomination’s list with a total of 11 nominations’, while Adele is not far behind as she racked up a total of 8 Nominations.

The show’s flagship Video of the Year category is truly stacked, pitting Adele’s “Hello,” Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and Kanye West’s “Famous” against each other. With music constantly changing MTV has introduced a new category in 2016: Breakthrough Long Form Video. Fans can now log on to MTV.com right now to vote for their favorite artist to win along with a chance to attend this year’s award show. Check out the full list of Nominees below.

Video of the Year
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”
Best Female Video
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Male Video
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Visual Effects
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

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Just a few moments ago Beyonce premiered her HBO special Lemonade, and as much of us expected, the singer drops her sixth album of the same name. The 12-track set, exclusively dropped on Tidal.

The audio-visual film, with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, James Blake, and Jack White, plus production from Diplo, Jack White, Hit-Boy, Boots, Mike Dean, Just Blaze, Mike WiLL Made-It, and more.

Beyoncé – Lemonade (Tracklisting):

1. “Pray You Catch Me”
2. “Hold Up”
3. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” (Feat. Jack White)
4. “Sorry”
5. “6 Inch” (Feat. The Weeknd)
6. “Daddy Lessons”
7. “Love Drought”
8. “Sandcastles”
9. “Forward” (Feat. James Blake)
10. “Freedom” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. “All Night”
12. “Formation”

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This past weekend Beyonce had the world going crazy again as she announced her new HBO special for LEMONDADE. There is currently no word on what we can expect this upcoming Saturday at 9, but we will all be watching to what looks like it may be a film to go along with her upcoming music.

Beyonce first released a 20-second clip, which we saw B, leaning over a car with her face covered, saying “What am I gonna do?” Then yesterday Beyonce unleashed a longer trailer featuring an appearance from model Winnie Harlow. Beyonce’s LEMONADE experience is set to make it’s world premiere on Saturday, April 23, at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST on HBO.

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When I first heard that Coldplay would be the main act for this year’s Superbowl halftime I wasn’t that excited about it, until I heard that they would be accompanied by Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Then my excitement shifted a little, and once Beyonce dropped her her single Formation I really got excited. Coldplay kicked off the show as they performed their singles C “Viva La Vida,” “Paradise,” and “Adventure of a Lifetime.”

Then Bruno Mars channeled his inner MC Hammer as he performed his smash “Uptown Funk,” before the camera switched to Beyonce who performed her new single Formation live for the first time in her Michael Jackson inspired military outfit.

The show concluded as Beyonce and Bruno Mars gave the crowed on hell of a dance-off, the two then joined back up with Martin to sing along to Coldplay’s “Up&Up.”

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Start saving your money because Beyonce is set to hit the road this summer for her newly announced Formation world tour. This will be Beyonce’s first headlining Stadium world tour which will kick off April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami, and then Beyonce will head over seas on June 28 in Sunderland, U.K to kick off the European leg of the tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Feb. 9 with a general on sale Feb. 16. Check out the dates below.

April 27 – Miami, FL – Marlins Park
April 29 – Tampa – Raymond James Stadium
May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
May 7 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
May 9 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
May 12 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
May 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
May 18 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
May 27 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
May 29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
June 3 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 – New York, NY – Citi Field
June 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

EUROPE:

June 28 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
June 30 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
July 2 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
July 5 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford
July 7 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
July 9 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena
July 14 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
July 16 – Amsterdam, NE – Arena
July 18 – Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro
July 21 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 24 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
July 26 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
July 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena
July 31 – Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin

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The queen of surprises is back once again, and this time its not about about diet changes. Beyonce has broken the internet once again when she unleashed her brand new video and song titled “Formation.” The new song dropped earlier today on Tidal, but luckily a You Tube version of the video is also available for us to enjoy.

it has also been rumored that Beyonce will be performing this song live at the Super Bowl Halftime Show tomorrow with Coldplay

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Last week Coldplay teased people when a snippet of their new song “Hymn for the Weekend” featuring surfaced online, now today the full track has been released. The song was inspired by Martin’s desire to create a song for the club, Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams is due Dec. 4.  Check out the new collaboration below.

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As it isn’t enough that Drake just released his mixtape album ‘What a Time To Be Alive with Future, but the 6 god doesn’t stop there. During Saturday’s episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1, Drake’s manager Oliver El-Khatib dropped the two-minute version of “ his Beyonce featured single Can I.”

While a demo version of the song was leaked a few months back, the highly anticipated collaboration may appear Drake’s upcoming LP Views From the 6.

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British producer Naughty Boy kicked off his newest musical era with releasing his Beyoncé-assisted single “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” rumored to feature on his off his upcoming second studio album that will be a follow-up to his 2013 debut “Hotel Cabana”.

The song is a tempo-gathering power ballad that also features new comer Arrow Benjamin who delivered some soulfully-rich vocals that complimented her solid vocals so beautifully as they sang with so much depth and reached lofty heights of emotion, as they sing about not fleeing the battlefield and always fighting for victory “We’ll face it all / If I lose myself, I lose it all”.

Watch the beautifully shot visual by director Charlie Robins and Julie Gautier, below.

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 I`ve decided to use this platform to celebrating some of the most impactful females of all time, so every month I`ll be putting post up a post on two females, talking about the impact they have had on me and the music industry and culture.
 
I want to start off the post celebrating Missy Elliott, who is truly one of the most amazing on the face of the world as she has displayed unshakable commitment to her craft and to her own truth. She fearlessly throws herself into her music allowing her listeners to connect her even more, holding nothing back. Her delivery is so sassy, soulful and raw – showcasing so much passion and personality. She is so fierce and a rare breed .