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DaBaby and Roddy Ricch lead the nominations for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020.

A year after winning Best New Hip Hop Artist, DaBaby earns a whopping 12 nods at the 15th annual show including Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and two nominations in the Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Best Collaboration categories. Additionally, he becomes the first artist to score two nods for Hip Hop Album of the Year with Blame It On Baby and Kirk.

Roddy Ricch follows with 11 nods including Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, and Song of the Year for his chart-topping smash “The Box.”

Drake and Megan the Stallion tie with eight nominations each. Other multiple nominees include Future with six nods and Lil Baby with four. Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Mustard each received three nominations.

In the Best New Hip Hop Artist category, nominees include Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto, NLE Choppa, Pop Smoke, and Rod Wave.

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 will air Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2020 NOMINEES

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

DaBaby – “BOP”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

Future feat. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST COLLABORATION

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Future feat. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby & Lil Wayne – “Whats Poppin (Remix)”

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”

Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch – “Ballin’”

BEST DUO OR GROUP

Chris Brown and Young Thug

City Girls

Earthgang

Jackboys

Migos

Run the Jewels

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

Big Sean

DaBaby

Drake

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

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LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

Big Sean

DaBaby

Drake

J. Cole

Megan Thee Stallion

Rapsody

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Director X

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

DJ OF THE YEAR

Chase B

D-Nice

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Khaled

Mustard

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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

9th Wonder

DJ Khaled

Hit-Boy

Jetsonmade

Mike WiLL Made-It

Mustard

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby

Drake

Future

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Bop” – Produced by Jetsonmade & Starboy (DaBaby)

“Life Is Good” – Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & Oz (Future feat. Drake)

“Rockstar” – Produced by Sethinthekitchen (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)

“Savage (Remix)” – Produced by J. White Did It (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

“The Box” – Produced by 30 Roc & Datboisqueeze (Roddy Ricch)

“Toosie Slide” – Produced by Oz (Drake)

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DaBaby – Blame It On Baby

DaBaby – Kirk

Future – High Off Life

Lil Baby – My Turn

Megan Thee Stallion – Suga

Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

Flo Milli

Jack Harlow

Mulatto

NLE Choppa

Pop Smoke

Rod Wave

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

JAY-Z

Megan Thee Stallion

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

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SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)” (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

Bia – “Best on Earth” (Russ feat. Bia)

Cardi B – “Writing on The Wall” (French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)

Future – “Roses (Remix)” (SAINt JHN feat. Future)

Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)

Travis Scott – “Hot (Remix)” (Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott)

IMPACT TRACK

Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock – “Lockdown”

DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar (BLM Remix)”

J. Cole – “Snow On Tha Bluff”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Rapsody feat. PJ Morton – “Afeni”

Wale feat. Kelly Price – “Sue Me”

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

Djonga (Brazil)

Kaaris (France)

Khaligraph Jones (Kenya)

Meryl (France)

Ms Banks (UK)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Stormzy (UK)

SOURCE: Rap Up

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Annie Wersching, best known for role in TV series 24, dies at 45

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Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old. (more…)

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Mr Eazi Featured new Boss Campaign featuring Anthony Joshua, Paris Hilton, DJ Khaled, others

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Boss has unveiled its advertising campaign for Spring/Summer 2023 and it features a star-studded lineup of celebrities including Nigerian artiste Mr Eazi. He engaged in some nostalgia posing with an adorable picture taken when he was just a child wearing the new season sweater from Boss.

The aim is to illustrate Boss’s slogan “Be Your Own Boss”, by telling the story of “the extraordinary path to a life of success” travelled by the celebrities featured in the campaign.

The brand also enlisted the likes of Colombian pop singer Maluma, US supermodel Gigi Hadid, British model Naomi Campbell, South Korean actor Lee Minho, Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini, Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, Paris Hilton, DJ Khaled and many others from across the world.

The superstar singer continues his ascent in recent times following a slew of successful releases of songs like Legalize, Patek and the latest single – Werserwhich is getting traction on Tiktok.

He also tweeted that he will release a couple of projects this year.

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Meghan Trainor Releases Remix Of Her Worldwide Smash “Made You Look feat. Kim Petras

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Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning, global superstar Meghan Trainor recharges, re-energizes, and revamps her global smash “Made You Look” with a brand new Official Remix featuring Kim Petras. Listen to “Made You Look (Feat. Kim Petras)” HERE. The original highlighted her acclaimed new album, Takin’ It Back, out now. Listen to Takin’ It Back HERE.

About the track, Petras commented, “I had ‘Made You Look’ stuck in my head for months. It’s just so catchy and I felt like the song was like a warm hug. So I loved it right away, and then when I got asked to jump on it, I was really, really excited. I think Meghan is such a great pop songwriter, so it was an incredible experience. I’ve never worked with an artist who wanted to track me and comp my vocals and do it all together. She really is like a little angel and such a treasure and deserves everything that’s coming her way with the song and I just feel so excited and honored to be a part of it. We collaborated in a really special way that I won’t forget.

This notably marks the first collaboration between Trainor and rising pop powerhouse Petras. Together, they lock into a bouncy call-and-response as Petras urges “Don’t be shy, just put your hands on me, as Trainor’s towering runs ring out. It adds a whole new dimension to the fan favorite.

On the collaboration, Trainor gushes, “Kim is an icon. I have been a fan for a very long time and I am so excited to have her on ‘Made You Look.’ We had such a fun time in the studio together and she added the perfect energy to the song. She is a queen and I cannot wait for everyone to hear her voice on this song! She really brought it to a whole new level.”

“Made You Look” has exploded as a runaway hit and a major moment for Trainor. It has tallied over 353 million global streams. Simultaneously, the music video has clocked north of 87 million YouTube views. At radio, it continues to hold strong in the Top 5 at Pop.

She continues to breathe new life into the track. In addition to the Joel Corry Remix, she capped off the holidays with “Made You Look (A Cappella).It gathered 6.2 million YouTube views on the accompanying video featuring friends Sri, Scott Hoying, Elyse Myers, and Chris Olsen.

So far, the song has soundtracked over 4 million TikTok videos and 308K YouTube Shorts. Apple Music touted it at #1 on its A LIST POP Playlist, and Spotify placed it on Today’s Top Hits Presents Best Hit Songs of 2022 and the Best Pop Songs of 2022. Billboard applauded it as “inescapable, and Entertainment Tonight chatted with her about the track.

It sets the stage for more to come from Meghan Trainor in 2023!

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Rae Sremmurd Drops New Track “Sucka Or Something”

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Clearly intent on making waves in 2023, iconic rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases “Sucka or Something.” Listen HERE via Eardrummer Records/Interscope Records. As usual, the Mississippi brothers employ their dizzying lyricism over innovative production to craft an unforgettable earworm. The track follows their New Year’s release “Torpedo” and is  accompanied by a vibrant D.I.Y.-themed music video. Watch it HERE.
“How you gonna try to play me like a sucka or something?” Swae Lee ponders over a bombastic beat. “How you gonna try to play me when I know what’s up? Feel like I’m 6’ 5” ‘cause the money is up.” Laid-back yet typically larger-than-life, “Sucka or Something” is a reminder that even though the duo has done it all—they still haven’t lost any of their creativity or fire that made them superstars.
 
The casual ambition of the song is reflected in the dynamic video. The grainy footage showcases the brothers’ performance skills, but it’s an eclectic, collaged concoction that ebbs and flows with the mellow track. The deftly edited imagery conveys Rae Sremmurd’sunique bond and nods at their humble beginnings. Watch the visual HERE.
Rae Sremmurd has established themselves as the preeminent melodicists in hip-hop, racking up hit singles from the moment they landed with 2014’s “No Flex Zone.”
The duo’s first two albums, 2015’s SremmLife and the following year’s SremmLife 2, were each certified Platinum, and the latter spawned the group’s first No. 1 hit, the Gucci Mane-assisted “Black Beatles.” SR3MM, from 2018, was groundbreaking in its own way, a triple-disc effort that saw each brother get his own LP’s worth of space to work solo, before tying them back together.
Most recently, Rae Sremmurd was announced as the headliner for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl taking place on February 5th at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The entire 7 minute performance will be televised across ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. Fans can also catch the duo hitting the Coachella stage this April for the first time in 7 years.
 
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Amber Rose says she’s done dating, wants to be single for the rest of her life

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Amber Rose is no longer taking a dip in the dating pool. (more…)

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Ari Lennox Releases Video For Waste My Time

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Ari Lennox turns to therapy to solve her relationship questions in the new music video for her single “Waste My Time,” out today via Dreamville/Interscope Records. In the video, directed by Val Vega, the soul and R&B superstar ponders why she keeps falling for the same guys before the scene transforms to a steamy series of sets – Ari glistening in a pool, seducing in a gold and pink cloud, and embraced in a steamy romance. Does she get the answers she needs? Join Ari’s therapy journey and watch the full “Waste My Time” video HERE.
The “Waste My Time” video arrives on a big day for Ari Lennox’s career, as her age/sex/locationtour kicks off tonight at the famed House of Blues in Las Vegas. The 34-date trek runs through March 29 and hits several major markets – including concerts in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and more –before it concludes with two shows in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Purchase your tickets for the age/sex/location Tour at www.arilennox.com
 
age/sex/location is Ari Lennox’s second studio album and was released in September to spectacular reviews. Pitchfork praised the album as “a bountiful exploration of what it truly means to be grown and sexy,” while Rolling Stone confirmed that the star “has delivered her best work to date” and VIBE featured the album on its list of the 25 Best R&B Albums of 2022. Standout tracks include “Queen Space,” with Summer Walker and “POF,” which President Obama placed at No. 3 on his annual favorite music series for 2022, and of course, the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox-produced hit “Pressure.” The RIAA gold-certified hit has soared to over 640 million streams, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay and became her first solo Hot 100 single. “Waste My Time” extends Ari’s hitmaking streak at radio, with its No. 10 spot on Adult R&B Airplay. Thanks to those hits and more fan favorites, age/sex/location has already raced past 200 million streams in the U.S..
If that weren’t enough, Ari has continued to reap massive wins in recent months. In November, Ari delivered electric performances at both the American Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards, where she was nominated for six trophies, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. In December, she became the first-ever digital cover for HuffPost, with the publication proudly declaring the First Lady of Dreamville “a student of her craft and proof that R&B ain’t dead.”
age/sex/location is another win in Ari Lennox’s book, following her acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby, now officially certified gold by the RIAA. The project, now with over 1.5 billion global streams, spawned the RIAA platinum-certified title track, featuring Dreamville label head and marquee artist J. Cole, gold-certified singles “BMO” and “Whipped Cream,” and “Up Late.” Critical recognition capped off the debut era with nominations for a Grammy Award (for her contribution to Dreamville’s album, Revenge of the Dreamers III), three 2019 Soul Train Awards, and two 2020 NAACP Awards.
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