Awards

Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne to Perform at American Music Awards

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Young Money is invading the AMAs. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are set to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards.

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Nov
9
Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, & Ed Sheeran Perform at MTV EMA

Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only superstar performer at the 2014 MTV EMA. Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, U2, Enrique Iglesias, and more all brought their talents to Glasgow, Scotland for Sunday’s big show.

Ariana Grande kicked off the evening on a high note by performing a medley of her smash hits “Problem” and “Break Free.” The pop diva also took home the awards for Best Female and Best Song (“Problem”), which was presented to her by Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.

Ariana’s boyfriend Big Sean was cheering her on. “Shine bright my baby!!! U look amazing!” he told her, to which she responded, “You’re my favorite.”

Following an introduction from Redfoo, a pregnant Alicia Keys—beaming in white—belted out her empowering anthem “We Are Here” from the O2 Academy.

Ed Sheeran also charmed the crowd at The Hydro with his acoustic ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”

Other winners included Beyoncé for Best Song with a Message (“Pretty Hurts”), Justin Bieber for Best Male, and Katy Perry and Juicy J for Best Video (“Dark Horse”).

If you missed out, catch all the EMAzing performances below.

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Nov
9
Nicki Minaj Debuts ‘Bed of Lies’ with Skylar Grey at MTV EMA

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty at Sunday’s MTV EMA in Glasgow, Scotland. Not only did she preside as host, but Her Minajesty hit the stage to perform a three-song medley. While seated in a throne, she kicked off her set with “Super Bass.”

“Scotland, I’d like to take you on a journey tonight,” said Nicki. “I’d like to go to the past and go to the future and back to the present. Can I do that tonight?”

With Skylar Grey on the piano, she also debuted a new song off The Pinkprint called “Bed of Lies,” in which she blasts an ex lover.

“You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts / You a fraud, but I’ma remain icon stat,” spits Nicki.

She capped off the six-minute performance with her latest hit “Anaconda,” reenacting the chair dance from the racy video.

Nicki went home a winner, picking up the award for Best Hip-Hop against Drake and Eminem.

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Nov
8
Chris Brown Wins Big, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, & Da Brat Reunite at Soul Train Awards 2014

Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, and Chris Brown

The Soul Train Awards 2014 rolled through Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday night. Hosted by Wendy Williams, the show celebrated R&B’s past and present stars with show-stopping medleys, reunions, and some all-star tributes.

Chris Brown, who led with seven nominations, kicked off the show with a dance-heavy medley of his hits including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.” The R&B superstar also went home with the awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.”

’90s R&B icons Jodeci reunited for the first time in years to perform a nostalgic medley of fan favorites including “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay,” and “Forever My Lady.” The North Carolina quartet also debuted its new single “Nobody Wins” with help from B.o.B.

Kool & the Gang was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded tribute from Tamar Braxton, Joe, Elle Varner, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Tank, and Ma$e, who performed his Kool & The Gang-sampled hit “Feels So Good” with Total’s Kima Raynor and Pamela Long.

Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat had the crowd on its feet as they closed out the evening with a performance of their 1996 platinum single “Not Tonight (Remix)” in tribute to Kool & the Gang.

Other performers included Tinashe, who served up her hit “2 On,” and Nico & Vinz, who went home with Best New Artist. Tamar Braxton hosted the red carpet pre-show.

The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

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Nov
7
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat Rehearse for Soul Train Awards

Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, and Da Brat

The stage is set for ladies night. Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, and Da Brat landed in Las Vegas to rehearse for tonight’s Soul Train Awards 2014. The rap trio hit the stage for the first time in 17 years to perform their 1996 platinum single, “Not Tonight (Remix).” The last and only time they performed the song was at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.

“I’m just happy to see my friends again,” Kim told Hip Hollywood. “Missy Elliott is my sister. She’s a longterm friend and she’s someone that I love dearly.”

The performance is part of a tribute to Kool & the Gang, whose 1979 song “Ladies’ Night” they sampled. The track off the soundtrack to Nothing to Lose also features the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Angie Martinez, who will not be joining the trio.

The Soul Train Awards, which are also set to feature performances from Chris Brown, Jodeci, Ma$e, and Tamar Braxton, tape tonight and will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

Watch the ladies reunite in the rehearsal footage below.

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Oct
27
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat to Reunite at Soul Train Awards

Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat

It will be ladies’ night at the Soul Train Awards 2014. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat will reunite for a special performance at next month’s show.

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