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2023 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE IN……

The 2023 65th GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Sunday, Feb. 5, from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, and it will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live  at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m.

Best Rap Album

• DJ Khaled — God Did
• Future — I Never Liked You
• Jack Harlow — Come Home the Kids Miss You
• Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
• Pusha T — It’s Almost Dry

Best Rap Song

• Jack Harlow f. Drake — “Churchill Downs”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Doja Cat — “Vegas”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• GloRilla & Hitkidd — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. Futue & SZA — “Beautiful”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”
• Jack Harlow — “First Class”
• Kendrick Lamar f. Blxst & Amanda Reifer — “Die Hard”
• Latto — “Big Energy (Live)”

Album of the Year

• ABBA — Voyage
• Adele — 30
• Bad Bunny — Un Verano Sin Ti
• Beyoncé — Renaissance
• Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
• Brandi Carlile — In These Silent Days
• Coldplay — Music of the Spheres
• Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
• Lizzo — Special
• Harry Styles — Harry’s House

Record of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
• Brandi Carlile & Lucius — “You and Me on the Rock”
• Doja Cat — “Woman”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Song of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Taylor Swift — “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”
• Gayle — “abcedfu”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Bonnie Raitt — “Just Like That”

Best New Artist

• Anitta
• Omar Apollo
• DOMi & JD Beck
• Samara Joy
• Muni Long
• Latto
• Måneskin
• Tobe Nwigwe
• Molly Tuttle
• Wet Leg

Best R&B Album

• Chris Brown — Breezy
• Lucky Daye — Candydrip
• Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
• Robert Glasper — Black Radio III
• PJ Morton — Watch the Sun

Best R&B Song

• Beyoncé — “Cuff It”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
• Muni Long — “Hrs & Hrs”
• Jazmine Sullivan — “Hurt Me So Good”
• PJ Morton — “Please Don’t Walk Away”

Best Progressive R&B Album

• Cory Henry — Operation Funk
• Moonchild — Starfruit
• Steve Lacy — Gemini Rights
• Tank and the Bangas — Red Balloon
• Terrace Martin — Drones

Best R&B Performance

• Beyoncé — “Virgo’s Groove”
• Mary J. Blige & Anderson .Paak — “Here With Me”
• Muni Long — “Hrs & Hrs”
• Lucky Daye — “Over”
• Jazmine Sullivan — “Hurt Me So Good”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

• Beyoncé — “Plastic Off the Sofa”
• Snoh Aalegra — “Do 4 Love”
• Babyface & Ella Mai — “Keeps On Fallin”
• Adam Blackstone & Jazmine Sullivan — “‘Round Midnight”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Bonobo — “Rosewood”
• Diplo & Miguel — “Don’t Forget My Love”
• David Guetta & Bebe Rexha — “I’m Good (Blue)
• KAYTRANADA & H.E.R. — “Intimidated”
• Rufus Du Sol — “On My Knees”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

• Beyoncé — Renaissance
• Bonobo — Fragments
• Diplo — Diplo
• ODESZA — The Last Goodbye
• Rufus Du Sol — Surrender

Best Pop Solo Performance

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• Doja Cat – “Woman”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Lizzo “About Damn Time”
• Bad Bunny — “Moscow Mule”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

• ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
• Camila Cabello & Ed Sheeran — “Bam Bam”
• Coldplay & BTS — “My Universe”
• Post Malone & Doja Cat — “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
• Sam Smith & Kim Petras — “Unholy”

Best Pop Vocal Album

• Adele – 30
• ABBA — Voyage
• Harry Styles — Harry’s House
• Coldplay — Music of the Spheres
• Lizzo — Special

Best Music Video

• Doja Cat — “Woman”
• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• BTS — “Yet to Come”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• Taylor Swift — “All Too Well: The Short Film”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

• Boi-1da
• DJ Dahi
• Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II
• Jack Antonoff
• Dan Auerbach

Best Reggae Album

• Kabaka Pyramid — The Kalling
• Koffee — Gifted
• Protoje — Third Time’s the Charm
• Sean Paul — Scorcha
• Shaggy — Com Fly Wid Mi

Best Global Music Performance

• Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar — “Udhero Na”
• Burna Boy — “Last Last”
• Matt B & Eddy Kenzo — “Gimme Love”
• Rocky Dawuni Featuring Blvk H3ro — “Neva Bow Down”
• Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode — “Bayethe”

Best Global Music Album

• Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf — Queen of Sheba
• Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley f. Manu Delago — Between Us… (Live)
• Berklee Indian Ensemble — Shuruaat
• Burna Boy — Love, Damini
• Masa Takumi — Sakura

Best Latin Pop Album

• Camilo — De Adentro Pa Afuera
• Christina Aguilera — Aguilera
• Fonseca — Viajante
• Rubén Blades & Boca Livre — Pasieros
• Sebastián Yatra — Dharma +

Best Música Urbana Album

• Bad Bunny — Un Verano Sin Ti
• Daddy Yankee — Legendaddy
• Farruko — La 167
• Maluma — The Love & Sex Tape
• Rauw Alejandro — Trap Cake, Vol. 2

Best Song Written for Visual Media

• Beyoncé — “Be Alive”
• Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast — “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
• Jessy Wilson f. Angélique Kidjo — “Keep Rising (The Woman King)”
• Lady Gaga — “Hold My Hand”
• Taylor Swift — “Carolina”
• 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva — “Nobody Like U”

Best Music Film

• Adele — Adele One Night Only
• Billie Eilish — Billie Eilish Live at the O2
• Justin Bieber — Our World
• Neil Young & Crazy Horse — A Band a Brotherhood a Barn
• Rosalía — Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance)
• Various Artists — Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording

• Jamie Foxx — Act Like You Got Some Sense
• Lin-Manuel Miranda — Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World
• Mel Brooks — All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business
• Questlove — Music Is History
• Viola Davis — Finding Me

Best Spoken Word Poetry Album

• Amanda Gorman — Call Us What We Carry: Poems
• Amir Sulaiman — You Will Be Someone’s Ancestor. Act Accordingly.
• Ethelbert Miller — Black Men Are Precious
• J. Ivy — The Poet Who Sat by the Door
• Malcolm-Jamal Warner — Hiding in Plain View

Best Comedy Album

• Dave Chappelle — The Closer
• Jim Gaffigan — Comedy Monster
• Louis C.K. — Sorry
• Patton Oswalt — We All Scream
• Randy Rainbow — A Little Brains, a Little Talent

 Best Rock Performance

  • So Happy It Hurts
    Bryan Adams
  • Old Man
    Beck
  • Wild Child
    The Black Keys
  • Broken Horses
    Brandi Carlile
  • Crawl!
    Idles
  • Patient Number 9
    Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck
  • Holiday
    Turnstile

 Best Metal Performance

  • Call Me Little Sunshine
    Ghost
  • We’ll Be Back
    Megadeth
  • Kill Or Be Killed
    Muse
  • Degradation Rules
    Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi
  • Blackout
    Turnstile

Best Rock Song

  • Black Summer
    Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Blackout
    Brady Ebert, Daniel Fang, Franz Lyons, Pat McCrory & Brendan Yates, songwriters (Turnstile)
  • Broken Horses
    Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
  • Harmonia’s Dream
    Robbie Bennett & Adam Granduciel, songwriters (The War On Drugs)
  • Patient Number 9
    John Osbourne, Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi, Robert Trujillo & Andrew Wotman, songwriters (Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck)

 Best Rock Album

  • Dropout Boogie
    The Black Keys
  • The Boy Named If
    Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Crawler
    Idles
  • Mainstream Sellout
    Machine Gun Kelly
  • Patient Number 9
    Ozzy Osbourne
  • Lucifer On The Sofa
    Spoon

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THE LATEST POPULAR R&B MUSIC VIDEOS TRENDING

CARDI B States ROLLING STONES “INVASION OF PRIVACY” RANKING A “SETUP” FOR SOCIAL MEDIA CHATTER

The ICONIC Rolling Stones Magazine dropped their list of the 200 greatest hip hop albums of all time.

The order of the listing of the albums broke social media in a outrage, with the publication listing recently released albums over certified classics of the culture. The one ranking that caught the most attention was Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion Of Privacy at number 16 on the list beating out NAS.

“I understand that but it’s like, b*tch, I ain’t motherf*cking ask for it,” Cardi said. “You know, I understand that people feel a certain type of way. But don’t try to disrespect me or my work or my album because your mother was listening to my shit, your b*tch was driving, listening to f*cking ‘Be Careful.’ All y’all b*tches, all y’all h*es. So it’s like, don’t even try it.” -Card B

Recently on Angela Yee’s Lip Service podcast, The Grammy Winner called the ranking a “setup.”

BEYONCÉ DOES BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ARTISTS & PRODUCERS FOR ANY ‘METOO’ ALLEGATIONS BEFORE GOING INTO THE STUDIO WITH THEM FOR HER NEW ALBUM!

According to published reports a source said Beyoncé was not happy with the sexual assault allegations with producers of her records.

“She stopped working with him and her team now run #MeToo checks on any potential collaborators,” the source said. “Two songs from high-profile artists have been rejected because of alleg­ations they are facing. She’s sending a clear message to the industry in the wake of troubling cases from people like R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.” -Private source-

NBA YoungBoy ON IG LIVE TO TELL Artists Not To Sign To Atlantic.

DALLAS, TX – MAY 03: YoungBoy Never Broke Again performs during JMBLYA at Fair Park on May 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

On house arrest NBA Youngboy has to do all promotion from his home.

He has shared new releases, music videos, and interesting social media videos all while fulfilling his court appointed quarantined. The troubled rapper broke the internet when he appeared on Instagram Live without warning. Creating a a uproar once again after telling artists to declined any business dealing with Atlanta Records. He believes No Artist should singed to the legendary label.

This isnt the first time he has taken issue with his label and called them out and I’m sure it will not be the last.

The widow of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Sues Wu-Tang Over Royalties

According to legal documents RZA’s Wu-Tang Productions has not paid any royalties to the ODB estate from 2011 until July 2021. And when he did, he only sent a check for $130,000, when the royalties should be in the millions.

The document that was filed revealed a 1992 recording agreement that stated ODB was to be paid 50% of net earnings on the publishing of his copyrighted songs.

Group members were to to split 50% of net earnings from the sound recordings. The estate is also claiming they are owed additional royalties on merchandising and videos.

STATEMENTS FROM THE ESTATE:

“Wu-Tang Productions, Inc., owned by Wu-Tang member Robert Diggs (RZA) has willfully refused to compensate or provide accounting records to the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, despite being contractually obligated”.

“The Estate will randomly receive partial checks such as the one sent for $130,000 in July of 2021 from Wu-Tang Productions but without financial records, we have no indication of the exact amount the Estate is still owed. It is crucial to understand that ODB’s widow and Administrator of the Estate Icelene Jones has been requesting these financial records for years and has a legal obligation to do so. This is not an attack on Wu-Tang Productions, Inc., but a last legal resort we have had to pursue after being denied and ignored on this matter for over ten years.”

AALIYAH Fans Are Not Pleased With The Hip Hop Features On Her Upcoming Album “Unstoppable”

Aaliyah’s die hard fans  took to twitter to voice their opinions after the statement by Geno was released.

The concept for her new album was ridiculed, expressing must disdained to the estate for wasting a golden opportunity in making a great album to add to her legacy.

The issues a lot of fans have with the upcoming album is the lack of R&B representation on the album. Fans do not want an Aaliyah project to sound overtly heavy in Hip Hop features, and they would prefer an album with female artists as opposed to the feature list being male-dominated.

A Fan Tweeted: “Imagine having the opp to create a new Aaliyah album with an entire generation of women that were directly influenced (Ciara, Teyana, Tinashe, Normani, Jhene, CxH, H.E.R., Sevyn, etc.) but instead we get Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Future, CB, a weird Weeknd song…yikes.”

The lead single “Poison” features The WeekNd.

Nicki Minaj Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Her Debut Album & Sets Out To Release Tell-All-Documentary

The producers of  the untitled series “will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey”, No set air date yet but it will air on U.S. streaming service HBO Max.

“It’s going to give you guys a raw unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey and I can’t wait to share it with you,” The New Mom announced on social media as she celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her debut album Pink Friday.

Can you believe its been a full decade since The Rap Icon released her first album “Pink Friday” on November 22, 2010.  The album was an immediate success. Pink Friday debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 375,000 copies sold in its first week. It marked the second-highest debut week in the history of female hip-hop recording artists. The multi-platinum project was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012 but won the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the American Music Awards.

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Some Of Your Favorite Songs That Were Originally Meant For Another Artist

Could you imagine how some of your favorite songs being recorded by someone else?

Here is an interesting list of songs that were originally given to another singer/rapper before that passed on it.

GOLD DIGGER

Did you know one of our favorite Kanye West songs was originally given to One-Hit-Wonder Chicago rapper Shawnna

West’s 2005 take on this track, which features an appearance by Jamie Foxx, sailed to #1 Billboard‘s Hot 100 and was, at the time, the fastest selling digital download of all time.  Shawnna, who passed on it. Kanye tweaked the hook a bit, and the rest is history.

I’m A Slave 4U

Britney Spears iconic pop hit almost never happened, however, as the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson’s All For You album, but didn’t make the cut.

N!99@Z In Paris

Pusha T didn’t like the beat from this track, kicking it to the curb for “sounding like a video game”.

It was then discovered by label-owner Kanye, who immediately recognized the potential and used it for his collaboration with Jay-Z.

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Originally written for Céline Dion,  Aerosmith power ballad was for the apocalypse flick Armageddon.

Steven Tyler so channels his inner diva on the track one has to wonder if it would really sound much different had she done it.

Rock Your Body

This song was just one of several songs originally destined for Michael Jackson’s Invincible album.

But got passed down to JT for his 2002 debut solo album.

My Humps

Super producer & Band member will.i.am penned this track for pop-group the Pussycat Dolls for their debut album.

But he decided to give them another song instead. The Black Eyed Peas then released it, on 2005’s Monkey Business, where it was the record’s most successful single, going double platinum.

Baby One More Time

Max Martin’s pop track was originally offered to TLC for their “Fan Mail” album, but the R&B group rejected the song.

Eventually served as Spears’ debut single. …Baby One More Time,” Spears perhaps does not arrive in such a huge way.

How Will I Know

Whitney Houston’s No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 stands as one of the artist’s most iconic tracks — but it could have sounded a lot different with Janet Jackson at the helm.

Songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam reportedly approached Janet’s management team with a demo, but a swift decline forced them to look elsewhere. Thanks in large part to Clive Davis, Houston was given the track.

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