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It’s Award season again, and the nominations have begun. Today the nominations for the 2014 Soul Train awards have been announced. Chris Brown, Beyonce, Pharell lead off the nominations that will be hosted by TV personality Wendy Williams. After coming home from jail earlier this year and finally releasing his long awaited album X, Chris Brown leads with 7 nominations in categories including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year Video of the Year. Beyonce was right behind Chris with 6 nominations including Album of the Year and Song of the Year, and Pharell who was nominated for 5 Soul Train awards for the categories including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Check out the full nominations list below. This years Soul Train Awards will be held at the Orleans Arena In Las Vegas on November 7th and will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m. Check out the full nominations list below.

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz
Sevyn Streeter

Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Kelis
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper
Shaliek

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené Aiko
Marsha Ambrosius
Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem
Pharrell Williams
Tank
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2″
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past”
Terrace Martin feat. T$, Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

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Massachusetts songstress Meghan Trainor has been enjoying a great amount of success with her single “All About The Bass” topping the charts almost worldwide and EP “Title”peaking at 15 on US Billboard 200 charts. Trainor confirmed the follow up single would be the title track and a visual has been shot but a new song has made it`s way online called “Lips Are Moving” which is reported to be the next official single and the lead single lifted from her upcoming full length albumwhich is set to release via Epic sometime early next year.
The song follows the same formula as “All About The Bass”, it could even be considered “All About That Bass 2.0”, it`s a retro-pop number with blue-eyed soul feel to it and a great radio friendly appeal, destined to be another huge hit for the singer.

The song talks about a girl who is dealing with a two-timing liar and she wants him to know that she knows and won’t have any part of it: “I know you lie, cause your lips are moving. Tell me do you think I’m dumb? I might be young, but I ain’t stupid. Talking around in circles with your tongue, I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk. Saying how I’m your number one, but I know you lie. Cause your lips are moving, baby don’t you know I’m done….”

Stream it below.

 

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British singer-songwriter Neon Hitch follows up her the her latest single “Yard Sale“, with her newest single “Warner Blvd” which serves as the second single lifted from her upcoming and highly-awaited debut studio album “Eleutheromaniac“ which is slated for a independent release.

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Tamar Braxton surprised her fans with releasing her Future assisted single “Let Me Know” which serves as the leading single lifted from her third album that has yet to be titled and is slated to be released in early 2015 via Epic Records, it will follow-up to last years chart topping “Love And War”.

Firstly let`s take the moment to appreciate her single cover which sees her looking at her best, natural make-up, Marilyn Monroe inspired blonde hairdo and wearing a stunning a cleavage-baring black and gold dress.

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British singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds is currently working hard in the studio on her long awaited third album, which will follow-up to her acclaimed second studio album “Electra Heart“ that was released in 2012. She has just released the lead single “Froot” which also serves as the title track for the third album which is scheduled to be released on December 12, 2014.

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taken from VIBE VIXEN: Missy Elliott’s protege Sharaya J will be the next femcee to rule hip-hop. As a rapper, dancer and fashionista she takes pride on standing out from the crowd and her music reflects that. With her Banji movement she’s making sure when you rock with her you’re being authentic and never jeopardizing your individuality. Next week, we will be premiering two new videos from the blue-haired diva, “Takin’ It No More” and “Shut it Down,” but until then we’re teasing you with an electrifying trailer from the rising star.

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With releasing her brand new single “Love Em All” a couple of days ago singer K.Michelle appeared on Power 105’s the Breakfast club, During her interview K spoke about the recent beef she had with Lil Kim after calling Nicki Minaj the queen of rap. K. didn’t stop then as she gave full details why her friendship  former BFF Elle Varner went sour. K.Michelle didn’t leave without giving her fans more details about her upcoming album and more. Check out the interview below.

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As fashion week comes to a close; one of the last shows that I attended was presented by BRUCEGLEN. This pair of dynamic designing twins are known for their uber chic leather slapsticks and ingenious leather handbags.  With a new collaboration with Nina Shoes, BruceGlen can add shoes to their arsenal.


 To watch the video from the SP 15: Joy Ride fashion show click on the link below

BRUCEGLEN SP15 JOY RIDE

  After hearing the designers say that the collection was inspired by an Indian themed carnival, all of the decorations and the collections aesthetic became very clear. All around the studio were popcorn containers with cotton candy inside, Fountains of chocolate and round double tiered plates filled with mini cupcakes. I couldn’t help but to feel extra excited to see what BruceGlen had in store for us.

 

 

 

As each model walked down the staircase I was stunned at all of the beautiful colors and how we’ll the different fabrics blend. I am a lover of all things that shine & sparkle so the embellishments throughout the show left me feeling more than satisfied. The Collection had such innovative construction I imagine it would make each piece like an adventure when it comes to the different ways one chooses to style it. The color choices really complemented one another and I think BruceGlen may have set the start of a new trend with the chic skirt + pants combo and my favorite the draped tops.

    

    

    

  

After the presentation Designers of BRUCEGLEN gathered to take pictures and celebrate with Family and Friends. I must say The Dynamic Designing Twins are something to look out for because they are on the rise.

   

SO for more on this Amazing designing duo please visit their website WWW.BRUCEGLEN.COM

and you can keep up with whats happening new by following them on Instagram @BRUCEGLEN and on Twitter @BRUCEGLEN

Till next time, Im Christian Mar

Ciao!!!!