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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.

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After scoring his first GRAMMY win for Best Traditional R&B Performance this past Sunday, PJ Morton connects with singer Jojo as they gift their fans with this new song titled Say So.

Speaking on the collab, Grammy winner Morton said:

“I’ve always been a fan of JoJo, even back in the TRL days. Her talent was always out of this world. I knew that I wanted to make ‘Say So’ a duet and wanted to make sure it was with a voice I truly believed in. I saw that she was free and clear from her previous label complications, and I jumped at a chance to work with her! I reached out and she was down. She flew down to New Orleans and it all flowed so perfectly.”

Check out the new soulful duet below.

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With the GRAMMY’s airing live this Sunday the music academy continues to add more artist to their line up. In a tweet shared this morning, the GRAMMY’s announced Lady Gaga, Fantasia, ChloeXHalle Travis Scott, St. Vincent, and Andra Day. Mark Ronson and Dua Lipa will hit the stage.

They also joing previously announced performers that includes Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Janelle Monae, and more. The GRAMMY’s also announced that Jennifer Lopez will give a Motown tribute ar this years cerimony. This did not go well with Twitter as a lot of people asked Why J.lo? This is a good question to ask seeing as we are celebrating Motwon and with it being Black History month, one has to ask where are the black singers and why did J.lo even agree to do this? The GRAMMY’S will air live this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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Tweet is gearing up to releasing her new single lifted from her forthcoming fourth studio album but in the meantime she returns with her Tweet Tuesday series where it will see her releasing more unreleased musical gems from the vault and the first offering is a studio version of her track “Way To Love” which we all first heard on her acoustic album “Simply Tweet”. The soulful number sees her laying down some sultry vocals over a smooth production by Nisan Stewart, Jubu Smith and Craig Brockman.

Check it out after the jump.