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Singer Ro James recently wrapped up the North American leg of Jessie J’s R.O.S.E tour. Before he hits the European leg of the tour, Ro drops off his new visual for Excuse Me. Ro first premired his new single back in August. The  R&B ballad describes the up and downs of a shaky relationship. “My art is often inspired by my life experiences,” James reveals. “This song is about reflecting back on that relationship that made feel unsettled and still having the strength to hold your ground and move on.”

Excuse Me will appear on his forthcoming sophomore album that is slated to arrive at the top of next year via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

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Ariana Grande just gave us another reason to check out her world tour, as she just added Normani to her tour. The first leg of The Sweetener World Tour will kick off in North America on March 18 in Albany, NY and continue through June 18 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden.

Just recently Normani released new music with Calvin Harris. The collaboration with Calvin Harris features two new tracks, “Checklist” feat. WizKid and “Slow Down,” while her Hit single Love Lies with Khalid earned nronani her first #1 as a solo artist. Normani received more good news as she is also nominated for “Best New Artist” at this year’s Soul Train Awards.

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Next month BET will air the 2018 Soul Train Awards. The network announced the official nominees, Bruno Mars and H.E.R. lead the nominees with 6 nominations Other names on the nominee list include Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce, as well as emerging stars ala Ella Mai and Daniel Caesar.

Four-time Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter, artist, director/producer, holistic healer, activist, and mother Erykah Badu, is set to receive the Legend Award. While music veteran Faith Evans will receive the Lady of Soul Award. The awards will film on  Nov. 17 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and will air on BET and BET HER on Nov. 25 (8 p.m. ET).

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar
Jorja Smith
Kali Uchis
Leon Thomas
Normani
Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti
Jorja Smith
Ledisi
Lenny Kravitz
MAJOR.
Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Mariah Carey
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Daniel Caesar
John Legend
Khalid
Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Snoop Dogg
Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
Childish Gambino – “This is America”
DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
Drake – “In My Feelings”
The Carters – “Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”
SZA – “The Weekend”
The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Miguel – War & Leisure
The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Finesse” (Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

“Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Chris Brown – “Tempo”
Ciara – “Level Up”
HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”
Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.
John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop
Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”
SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
H.E.R. – “Avenue”
SZA – “Broken Clocks”
The Internet – “Come Over”

LEGEND AWARD

Erykah Badu

LADY OF SOUL AWARD

Faith Evans

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Today Pop singer Ariana Grande announces the first leg of The Sweetener World Tour. Ariana’s new world tour kicks off March 18 in Albany, NY before hitting Boston, Philly, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and Atlanta. The tour will continue through June 18 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, November 1 at 10am through Saturday, November 3 at 10pm.

“The Sweetener World Tour” comes in support of Grande’s fourth album Sweetener, which was released in August and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 231,000 equivalent album units. Check out the tour dates below.

THE SWEETENER WORLD TOUR
March 18 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 22 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
March 25 – Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena
March 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
March 28 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
March 30 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 1 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
April 3 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
April 5 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
April 7 – Chicago, IL – United Center
April 10 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
April 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 13 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 15 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
April 17 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
April 18 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
April 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
April 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 25 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
April 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 30 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
May 2 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 3 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 17 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
May 19 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 21 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
May 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 25 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 28 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
May 29 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
May 31 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
June 4 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
June 7 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 8 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
June 10 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
June 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
June 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

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Ella Mai scored her 1st top ten hit with Boo’d Up, now the British singer follows up that hit with her newest single Trip, which she dropped the sultry video for yesterday. In the visual, the songstress finds herself head over heels over a mysterious love interest.

Ella Mai continues to take over the USA as she will join Bruno Mars on his “24K Magic World Tour,” which kicks off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Oct. 4.

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October 9th kicks off the 2018 American Music Awards which Drake and Cardi B lead the nominees. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, Drake leads with 8 nominations while Cardi scores her first-ever AMA nominations in categories including New Artist of the Year, Video of the Year (“Bodak Yellow”), Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock, and Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop.

This year’s show will be live from LA’s Microsoft Theater. Check out the full list of Nominees below.
Voting is now open to fans.

2018 American Music Awards Nominees

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTentacion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Drake
Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Drake – Scorpion
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift – reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY
Kane Brown – “Heaven”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­-HOP
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP­-HOP
Drake – Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP­-HOP
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – CTRL
XXXTentacion – 17

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid – “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

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Teyana Taylor has built her empire from the ground up, by she simply taking one epic moment from MTV`s Sweet 16 and running with it and she managed to carve a career that saw her expressing her creativity and her talents beyond measure. In 2014 she finally dropped her debut album “VII” which topped the R&B charts and peaked at 19 on the Billboard 200, the album was a perfect introduction to the artist that she was becoming as the project featured so many layers that are heavily influenced by the 90`s yet still had a modern touch to it and her vocals have a rich texture to them that are very similar to the likes of Jazmine Sullivan and Brandy.

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Pop music will always get mainstream media coverage and playtime over any genre but the quality and heart ain`t there anymore but I won`t waste this pop pointing out it`s flaws but I`ve put together a a little list of albums which helped to shape and define pop music throughout the years, i call it “GYOPM” which stands for Golden Years Of Pop Music.

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I hate falling on my face over and over again, when I should be taking the lesson in from the embarrassment and adjust myself, so I don`t fall for that mess again and break a pattern I`ve created. We put ourselves in situation that feed one part of us yet limit us from growing and evolving.

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Khalid is back with another collaboration, this time linking up with R&B newcomer H.E.R. Leading their voices for the Superfly soundtrack, the two sing about their side of a relationship in the acoustic-driven track This Way, produced by Hiko Momoji and Cameron Hale.

The Future-produced soundtrack to Superfly arrives Friday featuring appearances from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Miguel. Check out the new song below.