Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group…
Kendrick Lamar performs on day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park in Chicago. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.
From left, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson, Snoop Lion, and Pharrell Williams pose backstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/Invision/AP) by Chris TalbotAP Music Writer Charlie Wilson’s red coat. Kendrick Lamar and Miguel. Nicki Minaj’s chair. And just where did Chris Tucker go? There were a lot of memorable things about Sunday night’s BET Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that are worth talking about Monday morning. Here are five to reflect on:
American recording artist, songwriter and producer, Miguel, poses for a portrait, in New York. Miguel was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including song of the year for his No. 1 R&B hit, “Adorn,” and best urban contemporary album for his sophomore release, “Kaleidoscope Dream.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Images) (CNN) — Miguel’s fall at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards certainly has legs.
Mariah Carey performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises.
Miguel performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) by…