Awards

Jun
27
Tank Teases Chris Brown BET Awards Performance

The secret is out. Chris Brown will be taking the stage at the 2014 BET Awards on Sunday for the first time since his release from jail. While there has not been an official announcement, his friend Tank confirmed the rumors to Rap-Up TV.

“We’re getting ready to see him get back on stage at the BET Awards,” said Tank at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday. “I’m super excited about that. He’s got some new material that is really going to floor everybody.”

But he doesn’t want to ruin the surprise. “I’ve been kinda staying away from it ’cause I wanna be that guy in the audience that’s a real fan and really appreciate it for what it is. I’ll be sitting there waiting with my eyes open.”

Tank has heard Breezy’s upcoming album X, and promises it will be worth the wait. “All I can say is he hasn’t lost his step. He’s only gotten better. This kid is amazing. He just keeps getting better.”

On August 12, Tank will release his own album Stronger. “This album reflects how happy I am,” he said. “I’ve been through the storm and I’ve made it out, and on the other side of that storm was some sunshine. So right now we’re dancing in that sunshine and it’s good.”

Plus, he confirmed that he will reunite with Tyrese and Ginuwine for a new TGT album. “We gotta do it. The people want it, they need it. We’re already signed on for it. There’s a check that comes along with it. We’re ready to rock.”

Jun
19
Nicki Minaj, Jhené Aiko, & August Alsina to Perform at BET Awards

Nicki MInaj

The queen of the Barbz will grace the stage at the 2014 BET Awards. Nicki Minaj is among the latest performers for this year’s show.

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Jun
3
Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, & Pharrell to Perform at BET Awards

Lil Wayne and Drake

Some of the biggest names in music are coming to the BET Awards. Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, and Pharrell Williams have been announced as performers.

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May
18
Jennifer Lopez Receives Icon Award, Performs at Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez

From the block to the Billboard Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez became the fourth artist and first woman to receive the Icon Award at Sunday’s annual ceremony in Las Vegas. Iggy Azalea and Ricky Martin introduced the international superstar, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Her peers including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and Taylor Swift paid tribute to her in a video montage before J.Lo took the stage in a shimmery bodysuit to perform her new single “First Love” off her upcoming album A.K.A.

An overwhelmed J.Lo thanked her family including her mother and sister, who were both in the audience. She also shared some encouraging words for the young kids at home watching.

“Have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible,” she said. “You never know where you might end up.”

Watch J.Lo make BBMA history below.

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May
18
Robin Thicke Debuts ‘Get Her Back’ at Billboard Music Awards

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is doing whatever it takes to win back the love of his life. The R&B crooner debuted his new song “Get Her Back,” dedicated to estranged wife Paula Patton, at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Rocking a new short haircut, he performed the stripped-down song with its personal lyrics.

“I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life / I gotta get her, go get her, go get her, go get her tonight,” he sings.

He also won the award for Top R&B Song for “Blurred Lines,” and took the opportunity to thank his wife of nine years.

“Most importantly, I’d like to thank my wife for all the love and support, and for putting up with me all these years,” he said.

Watch Thicke’s touching tribute below.

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May
18
John Legend Performs at Billboard Music Awards

John Legend

Armed with the No. 1 single in the country, John Legend took the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards for a medley of his Love in the Future cuts.

Following an introduction from his wife Chrissy Teigen, the R&B crooner serenaded the crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena with his piano ballad “All of Me” and new single “You & I (Nobody in the World),” which he recently shot a video for.

Swoon over his smooth set below.

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May
18
Jason Derulo Performs with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz at Billboard Music Awards

2 Chainz and Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo called on two of hip-hop’s biggest stars for his dance-heavy set at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

Following an introduction from his girlfriend Jordin Sparks, the pop heartthrob performed his new single “Wiggle” with some help from Snoop Dogg. He also brought out 2 Chainz, clad in a Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket, for their smash “Talk Dirty.”

Watch Jason and friends deliver thrills in Las Vegas.

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