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Muhammad Ali, Denzel Washington, Wyclef Jean, Others to be Honoured at the BET Awards

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denzel washingtonR&B singer Miguel has been added to the line-up of mega-star performers who will bring the heat to the BET Awards ’13 stage on Sunday 30 June 2013, live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Miguel joins previously announced performers by platinum recording artist Chris Brown and R. Kelly.

 

BET Awards ’13, hosted by Chris Tucker, takes place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday 30 June 2013. The TV premiere of BET Awards ‘13 will take place on Tuesday 2 July at 20:00 CAT on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 13 million households in 50+ countries.

Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade will be honoured with the BET Awards ‘13 Humanitarian Award for his commitment to excellence and dedication to community and worldly charitable causes.

  Dwyane Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known figures in sport. Currently in the 2013 NBA playoffs, Wade consistently proves his athleticism and prowess on the court and continues to be a role model to people of every generation.  Affectionately, known as D-Wade, he founded The Wade’s World Foundation in 2003, which provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health, and social skills for children in at-risk situations.  In 2010, Wade co-founded the Haitian earthquake relief fund with former teammate Alonzo Mourning.  Wade is also an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and serves as an Ambassador for their Hoops for St. Jude basketball initiative. Dwyane Wade joins a distinguished list of BET Awards Humanitarian recipients who have been honoured for their philanthropic efforts toward charitable causes including Reverend Al Sharpton, Steve Harvey, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean, Quincy Jones, Don Cheadle, Harry Belafonte, Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, Danny Glover, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Muhammad Ali.

This year the activity and excitement expands with the first ever BET Experience at L.A. LIVE!  This three-day festival filled with comedy, gospel and soulful music concerts, seminars, film screenings, “106 & PARK” tapings and so much more will build anticipation for the finest BET Awards show yet.

Anything can happen during this three-day weekend with The Roots performing on Saturday 29 June at Club Nokia on the Centric Soul stage as part of the BET Experience at L.A. Live.  The Roots will add to the high level performances by bringing along their celebrity friends including one of the hottest female rappers in the game, Evelegendary hip-hop artist MC Lyte and Too $hort.

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After 20 nominations, Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg, has yet to win his first Grammy award. (more…)

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The Grammy Awards red carpet is known for more risqué fashion than some of its silver screen counterparts, and the music industry’s biggest names delivered again on Sunday evening. (more…)

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British artists triumph at 2023 Grammy Awards

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British artists triumph at 2023 Grammy Awards

Billed as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Sunday’s show was attended by Adele, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Lizzo, Steve Lacy and Brandi Carlile.

British artists had a good night, with indie duo Wet Leg winning two prizes, including best alternative album; and Sam Smith receiving best pop duo/group performance for Unholy, a duet with Kim Petras.

Smith’s prize was their first Grammy since 2015, when they won four trophies, including best new artist.

However, the singer let Petras take the microphone to mark another historical achievement.

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“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” said the German-born singer.

She went on to thank the late, transgender pop artist Sophie for “kicking these doors open”, and Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights”, before dedicating the award to her mother.

“I grew up next to nowhere in Germany and my mother believed me, that I was a girl,” she said, as Smith looked on with pride. “I wouldn’t be here without her and her support.”

The duo later gave a sultry, BDSM-inspired performance of their ode to infidelity, introduced by Madonna.

“If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative, or dangerous you’re definitely onto something,” said the star.

Adele also won best pop vocal performance for Easy On Me, dedicating the prize to her son Angelo. This was her 18 Grammy award.

The singer told the audience she had written the first verse “in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life”, by divorcing her then-husband, Simon Konecki.

She added: “I love a piano ballad winning any kind of award because it’s very old school and very brave.”

This year, Harry Styles took the crown, with Grammy voters recognising the slick, radio-friendly pop of his third record Harry’s House.

In his speech, the British star downplayed the importance of the prize.

“On nights like tonight, it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as best in music,” said the singer.

“I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these.”

However, he was visibly moved by the honour, adding: “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so, so nice.”

Earlier in the night, the star also won best pop album – receiving his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez.

“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life,” he said. “From making it with two of my best friends to playing for people has been the greatest joy I could have asked for.”

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Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time, with 32, after earning four awards from the Recording Academy in the 2023 proceedings. (more…)

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