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7
Feb

MTV Reveals ‘2011 Hottest MC List’ Nominees

The time is almost here. MTV’s set to unveil its annual Hottest MCs List soon, until then they’ve announced the 25 candidates that will be cut into a final list of ten. Starting next week we’ll find out #10-#6, with the top five coming on a special roundtable show on Sunday, February 19th at 10:30 p.m. EST on MTV2.

View the 25 candidates after the jump….

MTV ‘2011 Hottest MC List’ Nominees:

2 Chainz
50 Cent
Big Sean
Common
Drake
Eminem
Fabolous
French Montana
Jadakiss
JAY-Z
Jim Jones
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Lloyd Banks
Maino
Meek Mill
Nas
Nicki Minaj
Red Café
Rick Ross
T.I.
Wale
Wiz Khalifa
Yelawolf
Young Jeezy

Previously:
MTV’s Hottest MC List (Top 5): Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake & Rick Ross
Nicki Minaj is #6 on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
Lil Wayne places #7 on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
Waka Flocka is #8 on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
B.o.B. takes the #9 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
Ludacris ranked #10 on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List
MTV on Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Gucci Mane & Wiz Khalifa not making ‘10 Hottest MC’s List

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6
Feb

MTV 2011 Hottest MC Nominees

It’s the list that you love to hate. As MTV prepares for their annual Hottest MCs List of last year, they have just announced a list of nominees. The top 10-6 will each be revealed next week and the remaining 5 on Sunday, February 19th at 10:30 p.m. on MTV2. Your 25 nominees are after the jump.

2 Chainz
50 Cent
Big Sean
Common
Drake
Eminem
Fabolous
French Montana
Jadakiss
JAY-Z
Jim Jones
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Lloyd Banks
Maino
Meek Mill
Nas
Nicki Minaj
Red Café
Rick Ross
T.I.
Wale
Wiz Khalifa
Yelawolf
Young Jeezy


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1
Dec

2012 Grammy Nominees

The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on Feburary 12, 2012. Kanye West manages to get 7 nominations, followed by 6 nominations for Bruno Mars & Adele. Lil Wayne receives 5 nominations while Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna each get 4.

Check out the full list below.

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Holocene – Bon Iver
Grenade – Bruno Mars
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Firework – Katy Perry

Album Of The Year
21 – Adele
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna

Song Of The Year
All Of The Lights – Kanye West
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Holocene – Bon Iver
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best New Artist
Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis – Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco
Moment 4 Life – Nicki Minaj & Drake
Black And Yellow – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party – Beyoncé & André 3000
I’m On One – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
I Need A Doctor – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
What’s My Name? – Rihanna & Drake
Motivation – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
All Of The Lights – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
All Of The Lights – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Black And Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
I Need A Doctor – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
Look At Me Now – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Otis – Jay-Z & Kanye West
The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

Full list @ grammy.com/nomimees

Nah Right

21
Jul

2011 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

The annual MTV Video Music Awards is just around the corner and this evening, they announced this year’s nominees. Kanye, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna lead the pack with 4 nods and Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator is nominated with two including “Video Of The Year” with “Yonkers“. #swag

Ceremony airs at The Nokia Theatre in L.A. on August 28. Full list after the jump.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Tyler, The Creator “Title: Yonkers”
Katy Perry “Firework”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Beastie Boys “:Make Some Noise”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry “Firework”
Beyonce “Run The World (Girls)”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green “F*** You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Justin Bieber “U Smile”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz “6’7’”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Title: Look At Me Now”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Wiz Khalifa “Title: Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator “Yonkers”
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown “My Last”
Kreayshawn “Gucci Gucci”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears “Till The World Ends”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys “Howlin For You”
Foo Fighters “Walk”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant “Shake Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake “Moment 4 Life”


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18
May

BET Awards 2011 Nominees

It’s almost that time of the year and moments ago, the nominees for the 11th annual BET Awards were announced on 106 & Park. Chris Brown leads the pack with six while Lil Wayne is right behind with five and Kanye, Drake and Rihanna are all racking in four. Kevin Hart hosts the ceremony, which will broadcast live in L.A. on June 26. Full nods below.

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Rihanna

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Cymphonique
LoLa Monroe

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration
B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Video of the Year
Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T – “Runaway”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie
Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
Takers
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Viewer’s Choice Award
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name”
Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award
Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act: U.K.
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)


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14
Apr

Eminem & Rihanna Lead Billboard Nominees

It’s almost that time of the year folks. Billboard has announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony. Rihanna leads the pack with 18 nods, Eminem with 16 and Nicki Minaj pulls in a nod for Top New Artist. The ceremony airs on ABC on May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Full list underneath.

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Eminem
Bruno Mars
Usher

Top Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Lady Antebellum
Linkin Park
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle
Eminem
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Digital Songs Artist
Eminem
Ke$ha
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist
Drake
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Usher

Top Touring Artist
Bon Jovi
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Streaming Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Digital Media Artist
Akon
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist
Justin Bieber
The Black Eyed Peas
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Top R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Monica
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Lil Wayne
Ludacris
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Top Rock Artist
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Train

Top Alternative Artist
The Black Keys
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
Mumford & Sons
Muse

Top Latin Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

Top Dance Artist
The Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
La Roux
Rihanna

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Toby Mac
Chris Tomlin


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2
Dec

Eminem Leads Grammy Nominees


It’s almost that time again and yesterday evening, CBS announced the nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Marshall leads all nods with 10 while Bruno Mars pulls in seven and Jay-Z racking in six. John Legend and B.o.B. come up with five nods. Meanwhile Drake, Rihanna, and Cee-Lo follow right behind with four. Ceremony airs at the Staples Center in L.A. February 13th at 8 pm EST on CBS. Hip-Hop rules, muthafucka.

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Album of the Year
Recovery – Eminem
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Record of the Year
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
“F**k You” – Cee Lo Green

Song of the Year
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“F**k You”- Cee Lo Green
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
“Beg, Steal, or Borrow” – Ray LaMontagne
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist
Drake
Esperanza Spalding
Justin Bieber
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” – “Glee”
Cast “Misery” – Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” – Paramore
“Babyfather” – Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” – Train

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Sara Bareilles – “King of Anything”
Beyoncé – “Halo”
Norah Jones – “Chasing Pirates”
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Michael Bublé – “Haven’t Met You Yet”
Michael Jackson – “This Is It”
Adam Lambert – “Whataya Want From Me”
Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are”
John Mayer – “Half of My Heart”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Dance Recording
“Rocket” – Goldfrapp
“In For The Kill” – La Roux
“Dance in the Dark” – Lady Gaga
“Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna
“Dancing on My Own” – Robyn

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Take My Time” – Chris Brown & Tank
“Love” – Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
“You’ve Got A Friend” – Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier of Love” – Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Graffiti – Chris Brown
Untitled – R. Kelly
Transition – Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe
Raymond v. Raymond – Usher

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Deuces” – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Wake Up! Everybody” – John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
“On to the Next One” — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap Album
The Adventures of Bobby Ray – B.o.B
Thank Me Later – Drake
Recovery – Eminem
The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
How I Got Over – The Roots


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2
Dec

2011 Grammy Nominees

The 53rd Grammy Awards will be held on Feburary 13, 2011. The eligibility period was Sept. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010.

Album Of The Year
Recovery – Eminem
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Record Of The Year
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
B.o.B & Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Rap Album
The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
Thank Me Later – Drake
Recovery – Eminem
How I Got Over – The Roots
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray – B.o.B

Best Rap Song
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
On To The Next One — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Not Afraid – Eminem
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B & Bruno Mars

Best Rap Solo Performance
Over – Drake
Not Afraid – Eminem
How Low – Ludacris
I’m Back – T.I.
Power – Kanye West

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Beg, Steal Or Borrow – Ray Lamontagne
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Fancy – Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
On To The Next One – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
My Chick Bad – Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
Shutterbugg – Big Boi & Cutty
Lose My Mind – Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
Deuces – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin Mccall
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Wake Up! Everybody – John Legend & The Roots feat. Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Little One – Bilal
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
Tightrope – Janelle Monáe & Big Boi
Still – Eric Roberson
Orion – Carolyn Malachi

Full list @ grammy.com/nomimees

Nah Right

12
Oct

Eminem Leads AMA Nominees

Marshall leads the pack with five nods in the upcoming 2010 American Music Awards. Em is nominated in both Pop/Rock and Rap/Hip-Hop for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album each. Also nominated are B.o.B. with three and Drake with two.You can check out the full nominees here. The 38th annual ceremony airs on NBC on November 21st at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Good luck!


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2
Dec

2010 Grammy Nominees (Album of the Year, Best New Artist, or Record of the Year categories)

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No Rap in the Album of the Year, Best New Artist, or Record of the Year categories. What does this say about rap?

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