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It’s that time again, as we prepare for another GRAMMY’s season, the recording academy announced the nominees for the 62nd annual award show.

Leading the pack of nominations this year is Lizzo with eight, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist and Additionally, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Performance for and Best Traditional R&B Performance. Following behind her with 6 nominations is Lil Nas X and Billie Eillish. Hosted by Alicia Keys for the second time in the row, the GRAMMY’s will air live on Aring live Sunday January 26th at the STAPLES Center and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m.

62nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations
RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Hey, Ma” – Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” – H.E.R.
“Talk” – Khalid
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“Sunflower” – Post Malone & Swae Lee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I, I – Bon Iver
Norman F-ing Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her – H.E.R.
7 – Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Always Remember Us This Way” – Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now” – Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” – Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F-ing Rockwell” – Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” – Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” – Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Spirit” – Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” – Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” – Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“You Need To Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Boyfriend” – Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker” – Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go – Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
Lover – Taylor Swift

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Pretty Waste” – Bones UK
“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr.
“History Repeats” – Brittany Howard
“Woman” – Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” – Rival Sons

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Love Again” – Daniel Caesar & Brandy
“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel” – Lizzo & Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo” – Lucky Daye
“Come Home” – Anderson .Paak & André 3000

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Time Today” – BJ The Chicago Kid
“Steady Love” – India.Arie
“Jerome” – Lizzo
“Real Games” – Lucky Daye
“Built For Love” – PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan

BEST R&B SONG
“Could’ve Been” – Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)
“Look At Me Now” – Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)
“No Guidance” – Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)
“Roll Some Mo” – David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)
“Say So” – Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) – Lizzo
Overload – Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn – Nao
Being Human In Public – Jessie Reyez

BEST R&B ALBUM
1123 – BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted – Lucky Daye
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Paul – PJ Morton
Ventura – Anderson .Paak

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Middle Child” – J.Cole
“Suge” – DaBaby
“Down Bad” – Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy
“Racks In The Middle” – Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
“Clout” – Offset ft. Cardi B

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“Higher” – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” – Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini” – Lil Nas X
“Ballin” – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch
“The London” – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“Bad Idea” – Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper)
“Gold Roses” – Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-tynes, William Leonard Roberts Ii, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas Iii & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross ft. Drake)
“A Lot” – Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage ft. J. Cole)
“Racks In The Middle” – Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
“Suge” – DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Revenge Of The Dreamers III – Dreamville
Championships – Meek Mill
i am > i was – 21 Savage
IGOR – Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy – YBN Cordae

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
The Lion King: The Songs – (Various Artists)
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – (Various Artists)
Rocketman – Taron Egerton
Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse – (Various Artists)
A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” – Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton); Track from: “Toy Story 4”
“Girl In The Movies” – Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton); Track from: “Dumplin’”
“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” – Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Track from: A Star Is Born
“Spirit” – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé); Track from: “The Lion King”
“Suspirium” – Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke); Track from: “Suspiria”

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“We’ve Got To Try” – The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer
“This Land” – Gary Clark Jr., Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer
“Cellophane” – FKA twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
“Old Town Road (Official Movie)” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers
“Glad He’s Gone” – Tove Lo, Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

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This past Spring Jon B unveiled the video for his track Understand feat, Donell Jones, while the singer is still working on his new album, Jon continues to treat his fans. Today the singer unleashed the preview to his new visual Priceless. Debuting the clip on his IG, Jon announced that he will unleash thew new video on his birthday 11/11.  Check out the behind the scenes photo and preview below.

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She may have been robbed of the Best New Artist Award but, Lizzo gave a  VMA debut to remember. Taking the stage in front of a giant inflatable butt, she opened with her top 10 hit “Truth Hurts” before leading into “Good as Hell.”

“I’m tired of the bullshit,” said Lizzo. “And I don’t have to know your story to know that you’re tired of the bullshit too… I wanna take this opportunity right now to just feel good as hell ’cause we deserve to feel good as hell.”

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With the VMA’s airing next Monday, MTV has announced some of their performers for this years award ceremony. This year’s list includes Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Normani, Ozuna, and A$AP Ferg Big Sean, Lizzo Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello and a vanguard performance from the music legend Missy Elliott.

Houston hottie Megan Thee Stallion is set to hit the preshow this year. Airing live from the Prudential Center on Monday, August 26th. Not too sure if this year award show will be worth watching besides the performances from Normani, Lizzo, and Missy. The rest of the performers does not really give us a solid reason to tune in. I miss the excitement the VMA’s used to have. Lately, the VMA’s have been very lackluster. Hopefully, I’m wrong about this year but we shall see Next Monday.

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Missy Elliott is one of the most important figures in music because she represents strength, independence, creativity and individuality which are all elements that she has displayed throughout her 20+ years in the industry. She has managed to change the face of music countless times with her vibrant and innovative sound and extremely futuristic visuals that have pushed the boundaries of visual art and allowed artists that came after her to follow in her footsteps and feel free to express themselves fully and hold nothing back.

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Last week Lizzo dropped the official video to her thick girl anthem Tempo featuring Missy Elliott. This week Lizzo returns once more as she stopped by NPR’s tiny desk series.

The 31 year old performed a 3 song set which included songs from her chart topping LP Cuz I Love You. “If you can love my big black ass at this tiny, tiny little desk, you can love yourself,” said Lizzo during her set. Check out the 3 song performance below.

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Mary J. Blige takes her career to new heights as she recently signed a first look tv deal with Lionsgate. The Oscar nominee will develop and produce projects under her newly-formed Blue Rainbow production company. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate. They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life,” said Blige.

MJB has been showing off her action chops lately as she starred in the Oscar-nominated film Mudbound, along starring in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and she’ll appear next in the long-delayed season 3 of VH1’s Scream. Mary will also appear in the upcoming films Violent Heart and Body Cam.

“Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice. Every art she touches blossoms and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We look forward to all the exciting new content Mary and her Blue Butterfly banner will bring to our television slate and Lionsgate 360 orbit,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs.

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Today, Megan Thee Stallion is inducted into the coveted XXL Freshman Class. Following the success of her Billboard Hot 100 single, “Big Ole Freak,” and latest project Fever. She will also be playing the XXL Freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Mon., July 22 and the Los Angeles show on Thurs., July 25 at The Novo.

Well on her way to becoming an inspiring household name, the rap sensation just graced the cover of Fader’s Summer Music Issue, is nominated for BET’s Best Female Hip Hop Act award, and is about to embark on the Legendary Nights tour with Meek Mill and Future. Megan’s fiery rap game and rhyme schemes also just led her to become Apple Music’s latest Up Next Artist. On the heels of this title comes her Apple Music Up Next short film, available on June 25.