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With his departure from Warner Bros Records, singer/songwriter Gallant wasted no time with releasing new music. Kicking things off with his single Comeback and the follow up Relapse, the Maryland born native has gave his fans more to look forward to as he announced the release date & tracklist of his new EP Neptune.

With guest appearances from Brandy, Vanjess, and Arin Ray, Gallant has set March 26th, as the official release date of his second EP.

Music’s biggest night is set to air on January 31st live on CBS hosted by Trevor Noah but before the annual award ceremony airs the GRAMMY committee took today to announce the 2021 nominees.

Leading this year with 9 nominations is Beyonce, including Record and Song of the Year. Followed by trio Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift who all bagged 6 nominations, and Megan the Stallion snagged two nominations for categories including Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Check out the full nominations below.

63rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Colors” – Black Pumas
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) -Black Pumas
Everyday Life -Coldplay
Djesse Vol.3″ – Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
Folklore – Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” – Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“If the World Was Ending” – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels)
BEST NEW ARTIST
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Yummy” – Justin Bieber
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
“Cardigan” – Taylor Swift

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Un Dia (One Day)” – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
“Intentions” – Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
“Dynamite” – BTS
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande
“Exile” – Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Changes – Justin Bieber
Chromatica – Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Fine Line – Harry Styles
Folklore – Taylor Swift

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“All I Need” – Jacob Collier feat. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign
“Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
“See Me” – Emily King

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Sit On Down” – The Baylor Project feat. Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
“Wonder What She Thinks of Me” – Chloe X Halle
“Let Me Go” – Mykal Kilgore
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
“Distance” – Yebba

BEST R&B SONG
“Better Than I Imagine” – Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Collide” – Tiana Major9 & Earthgang
“Do It” – Chloe X Halle
“Slow Down” – Skip Marley & H.E.R.

BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle
Free Nationals – Free Nationals
F*** Yo Feelings – Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is – Thundercat
BEST R&B ALBUM
Happy 2 Be Here – Ant Clemons
Take Time – Giveon
To Feel Love/D – Luke James
Bigger Love – John Legend
All Rise – Gregory Porter

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Deep Reverence” – Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle
“Bop” – DaBaby
“What’s Poppin” – Jack Harlow
“The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
“Dior” – Pop Smoke

BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake feat. Lil Durk
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“The Bigger Picture” – Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
“Rockstar” – Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
“Savage” – Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Black Habits – D Smoke
Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
King’s Disease – Nas
The Allegory Royce – Da 5’9″

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Run To The Father – Cody Carnes
All Of My Best Friends – Hillsong Young & Free
Holy Water – We The Kingdom
Citizen Of Heaven – Tauren Wells
Jesus Is King – Kanye West

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé
“Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“Adore You” – Harry Styles
“Goliath” – Woodkid

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This morning singer H.E.R made a huge announcement as she will be kicking off her first R&B festival. In partnership with Live Nation Urban, H.E.R will headline theLights On Festival, at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif. on Sept. 14.

With performance as from H.E.R., the event is also set to feature performances by Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Kiana Ledé, and DaniLeigh. The R&B-driven bill also includes Melii, Lucky Daye, Marc E. Bassy, LONR, Tone Stith, bLAck pARty, and Rayana Jay.

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, June 12, while general on-sale tickets go on sale Friday, June 14, at LightsOnFest.com.

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It’s no secret that women are basically dominating the music Industry, and what better way to celebrate the women in music other than a massive concert series. This past week Live Nation Urban announced an all-star, all-female concert series named ‘Femme It Forward.’ This new concert series is part of Live Nation Urban’s multi-platform series of all-female concerts and events and designed to “spotlight the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes,” the series will also feature special conversations with female executives in the industry, panel discussions and live performances from emerging acts, comedy shows and activations in multiple markets.

On the bill are the likes of Cardi B, Brandy, Monica, Teyana Taylor, Ashanti, The City Girls, Mya, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott, Tweet, Faith Evans, Jorja Smith, and Amerie. All will perform alongside other acts.

Speaking on the venture, Heather Lowery, Live Nation Urban VP Talent & Touring said:
“Since our inception in 2017, Live Nation Urban continues to create opportunities for emerging and established urban artists — both on the stage and behind the scenes. This past year has been an exceptional one for women in music and entertainment, and with the incredible contributions of women, it is fitting that we honor the future of music and its continued steps on the path to inclusion.”

Tickets go on-sale this Friday (April 19th) via LiveNation.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to philanthropic organizations that support the advancement of women.

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The NBA announced today that 2019 GRAMMY Award-nominated artist and North Carolina native J. Cole will take the court in his home state to headline the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Before the game, Meek Mill will take the stage for an exciting opening and entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams, followed by GRAMMY® Award winner and Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton performing the U.S. national anthem. Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem. The 68th NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT

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First, she had us Boo’d up now she has us Tripping, now Ella Mai is ready to give us more bops as she announced her debut self-titled album. Taking to Twitter, the Brittish singer unveiled the cover art and release date for her debut album.

Arriving October 12th, the 16-track LP is lead by the smash-hit “Boo’d Up” and the follow-up single “Trip.” The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes. Later this Fall Ella Mai will be joining Bruno Mars on select dates of his “24K Magic World Tour,” starting Oct. 4 in Brooklyn.

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This morning Maroon 5 was announced as 2019’s headliners for 2019 Superbowl Halftime. While no names have been confirmed, Cardi B and Travis Scott are on the short list to join the group. A rep for the band declined to comment. In a statement, the NFL said, “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”

During a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Adam Levine admitted that the band “very actively wants to play the Super Bowl.” The 2019 Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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Eric Benet is joining forces with Faith Evans for a new joint tour The “Duets” tour. This new tour will feature an evening of the most popular R&B duets of all time, and their own hits as well. Eric Benet and Faith Evans will share a band and a spotlight, performing together throughout a continuous show spanning from the old school to the new school.

 

While the tour dates haven’t been announced yet, this once in a lifetime collaboration  will see both Artists hitting the studio together in advance of the tour as well.

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A month after releasing their sophomore project Morning After, OVO’s dvsn are gearing up to hit the road as the OVO duo announced their upcoming world tour.The 37-date trek is set to kick off on Jan. 21, making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Chicago, New York City, and more.

Tickets for the “Morning After” world tour go on-sale this Friday, Nov. 10th. Check out the full dates below.

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Are you ready to ‘party’ with Chris Brown?

The singer has announced his new single ‘Party’ with Usher as well as Gucci Mane from his 8th studio album, provisionally titled Heartbreak on a Full Moon. There is no teaser as of yet, but this single is set to drop this Friday, Dec 16th, according to HHNM.