Miley Cyrus, Green Day span decades in pre-Super Bowl show
Super Bowl-Entertainment This combination of photos shows, from left, Lil Baby, Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton, who are among the performers playing shows ahead of the Super Bowl between Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Cyrus and mashed up songs from the 60s, 80s and 90s with her own at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night. The members of Green Day focused on their hits of the 1990s and early 2000s. “Los Angeles!” lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 50 on Thursday, shouted during the song. “Super Bowl!” he later yelled, in the only real mention the game got during the night.wftv.com
Bieber wows A-list crowd at pre-Super Bowl 'Homecoming'
Super Bowl-Entertainment This combination of photos shows, from left, Lil Baby, Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton, who are among the performers playing shows ahead of the Super Bowl between Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — (AP) — Justin Bieber can leave even a room full of elite athletes, actors and A-listers star struck. The crowd included Jeff Bezos, his girlfriend TV host Lauren Sánchez, “Hamilton” actor Anthony Ramos and NFL Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez. The event, presented by The h.wood Group, REVOLVE, PLACES.CO and Uncommon Entertainment, was themed on a high school homecoming. ___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdaltonCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Shaq, Usher and Drake shows all highlight Super Bowl week
Super Bowl-Entertainment This combination of photos shows, from left, Lil Baby, Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton, who are among the performers playing shows ahead of the Super Bowl between Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Many of the guests – Hollywood celebrities, NFL Hall of Famers and team owners — will have an early look at the site of Super Bowl 56. BUD LIGHT MUSIC FESTHalsey and Machine Gun Kelly will co-headline the first night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Thursday night. GOSPEL CELEBRATIONCeCe Winans, CeeLo Green, Natalie Grant and LeCrae are some of the musical performers who will grace the stage at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Sanders, who is currently the head football coach at Jackson State University, is a two-time Super Bowl champion.wftv.com
BET Hip Hop Awards 2021: See the complete list of winners
BET Hip Hop Awards 2021: See the complete list of winners Tyler, the Creator accepts the award for hip hop album of the year onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (Leon Bennett/2021 BET Hip Hop Awards/Getty Images)ATLANTA — Tyler, the Creator, Cardi B and Lil Baby won big at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, four nights after it was filmed in Atlanta. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 22 Photos: BET Hip Hop Awards 2021 red carpet looks Remy Ma and Papoose attend the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (Paul R. Giunta/FilmMagic)Here is the complete list of winners:>> Read more trending news• Hip hop artist of the year: Lil Baby• Hip hop album of the year: “Call Me if You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator• Song of the year: “WAP,” Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion• Best hip hop video: “WAP,” Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion• Best collaboration: “WAP,” Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion• Best duo/group: Lil Baby and Lil Durk• Best new hip hop artist: Yung Bleu• Best live performer: Tyler, the Creator• Lyricist of the year: J. Cole• Hustler of the year: Saweetie• Video director of the year: Missy Elliott• Producer of the year: Hit-Boy• Best featured verse: Jay-Z for “What It Feels Like,” Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z• Impact track: “What It Feels Like,” Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z• Best international flow: Little Simz• I Am Hip Hop Award: Nelly• Cultural Influence Award: Tyler, the CreatorRead more here. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Cardi B reveals baby bump during BET Awards performance
2021 BET Awards - Show Quavo, from left, Takeoff and Offset, of Migos, perform at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK — (AP) — Like Beyoncé did at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Cardi B debuted her baby bump during a performance at the BET Awards. Rapper Lil Baby and gospel performer Kirk Franklin joined forces to kick off the BET Awards with a performance that got Issa Rae, Queen Latifah, DJ Khaled and Zendaya bouncing in their seats. The show is being hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson, who said the BET Awards will celebrate “the year of the Black women." Drake and Cardi B are the second-most nominated acts at the BET Awards, scoring five bids each, while four nominations went to Chris Brown, Chloe x Halle, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.wftv.com
Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin kick off BET Awards with performance
2021 BET Awards - Show Host Taraji P. Henson speaks at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK — (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby and gospel performer Kirk Franklin joined forces to kick off the BET Awards with a performance that got Issa Rae, Queen Latifah, DJ Khaled and Zendaya bouncing in their seats. The show is being hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson, who said the BET Awards will celebrate “the year of the Black women." The event will include more epic performers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., DaBaby, DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan and Migos. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby, former collaborators who recently traded words online, are the top contenders with seven nominations each.wftv.com
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. ___This story has been corrected to show the ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, not Staples Center.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Cavs, Indians, Browns unite police, area youth for change
Cleveland Indians head coach J B.Bickerstaff directs his team in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)CLEVELAND – Trying to strengthen the strained relationship between the community and city police, the Cavaliers hosted dozens of area youth for what the NBA team — in its partnership with the Browns and Indians — hopes leads to permanent change. Soon, they were standing side by side with the exercise designed to shown their commonality and not differences. The images of last summer's unrest flashed across the arena's giant scoreboard, which on most nights shows game highlights. One speaker suggested the possibility of holding an event just to get to know the officers on a more personal level.
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'
This cover image released by Warner Records shows "I Just Wanna Live," by Keedron Bryant. Bryant's song was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. She asked her son, then 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, to sing the song and the rest is for the history books. The song not only helped Keedron Bryant land a record deal, it helped heal the world at a time when music is a language that unites us all.
Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020
NEW YORK – Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the second most-streamed song of the year, followed by Australian singer Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey,” DaBaby and Ricch’s “Rockstar” and “Life Is Good" by Future and Drake. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year, was the most Shazamed song of the year (Apple acquired Shazam in 2018). Ranked by time spent viewing lyrics in Apple Music, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s raunchy hit “WAP” tops the list of most-read lyrics of 2020. Other songs in the Top 5 include “Dance Monkey,” YOASOBI’s “Yoru ni Kakeru,” Ricch’s “The Box” and Official HIGE DANdism “Pretender.”
Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience
This combination photo shows from left, Mickey Guyton, Beyonce Knowles and H.E.R., whose songs about the Black experience all landed Grammy nominations Tuesday. Months later, the song — and others focused on protesting, police brutality and the overall Black experience — are taking center stage at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” scored nominations for two of the top awards: song of the year and record of the year. The track will also compete for best R&B song and best R&B performance. For song of the year, “Black Parade” will compete with H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe,” the R&B singer’s track about police brutality.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards
FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times on the platform and was named top album of the year. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards
1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. The editorial team also named Taylor Swift songwriter of the year and Megan Thee Stallion breakthrough artist of the year. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His smash hit “The Box" logged more than 460 million Apple Music streams and was crowned top song of the year.
MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman; The Weeknd, DaBaby perform
NEW YORK The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, a night highlighting music and pop culture, kicked off with heartfelt words in memory of Chadwick Boseman, as host Keke Palmer told viewers the event was dedicated to the Black Panther icon. Moments after, the Weeknd brought his Blinding Lights" music video where he is bruised and blooded in a red suit to life. DaBaby, backed by the dance crew Jabbawockeez, also performed, running through several of his hits, including Rock Star." The shifts artists have made because of the pandemic are reflected in two new categories: best music video from home and best quarantine performance. Megan Thee Stallion who topped the charts this year with the Beyonc-assisted Savage" and WAP," her viral song with Cardi B earned multiple nominations, including one for artist of the year.
Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. Rain on Me is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No. Rain on Me is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography.
Lil Baby stops into Orlando's Gilt Nightclub for Florida Classic Weekend
They got all the babys; Florida Classic Weekend also features rapper Lil Baby in concert Saturday at Gilt Nightclub. Hes on the roster of Atlantas most skilled spitters, often teaming up with Quality Control members like Lil Yachty and Quavo. But Lil Baby has made a name for himself, straddling the line of Thugger hip-hop impressionism while maintaining a more grounded appeal.10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; Gilt Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road;$75-$100; floridaclassicweekend.comConsider supporting local journalism. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Hip-hop's biggest names sign on for new festival
(CNN) - You might be thinking, "Another music festival?" But the inaugural three-day Day N Vegas sounds like a hip-hop lover's dream. But that's just the beginning -- there are a slew of other big names set to perform and headline, including J. Cole and Travis Scott. Kendrick Lamar is set to close out the festival on Nov. 3. They start at $299 for general admission and go up to $899 for a VIP package.