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Watch: Beyoncè’s Beautiful Epic Grammy Medley Performance!

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Beyoncè  had the Beyhive as well as the internet buzzing last night with her beautiful performance medley of “Love Drought” and “Sand Castles” off her Grammy nominated album Lemonade.

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Arguably the most anticipated performance of the night, Beyoncè’s mom Tina Knowles got things started with a short introduction. We had no idea we were in for one of the most visually beautiful performances in Grammys history. The performance/medley was an ode to motherhood and childbirth and opened up with hologram Bey doing well Beyoncè’ish things.

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Don’t front like y’all didn’t collectively gasp when that damn chair tilted back like that.

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In a very last supperish theme, Beyoncè walked across a long table flanked with beautiful muses.

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It was a performance for the ages and yes her daughter Blue Ivy (looking stylish as ever), husband Jay Z and mom all approved.

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Beyoncè was nominated for 9 Grammy awards last night and walked away two for Best Must Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Adele took home the nights biggest honor Album of the Year, but graciously Kanyed herself and said that Beyoncè deserved the honor during her acceptance speech.

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BUT still Beyoncè showed up and showed out in all her pregnant glory and of the course the world was here for it! Now of course it’s not Grammy night without hilarious memes, we showcased the slander thrown Cee-Lo’s way and yes even Beyoncè was memed. Now it wasn’t slanderous like Cee-Lo’s situation but they were still hilarious. Hit the gallery below to see hilarious reactions to Beyoncè’s epic Grammys performance:

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And Another One, Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen Tour’ Makes History

Drake continues to add to his already impressive list of 2016 achievements.

The 6 God jumped on Instagram to reveal that his Summer Sixteen Tour is the highest-grossing hip-hop tour in history.

Dethroning Jay Z and Kanye West‘s 2012 Watch the Throne Tour which grossed $75.6 million, Drizzy’s Future-assisted trek grossed $84.3 million, according to Pollstar. An impressive feat considering Summer Sixteen included 56 dates to Watch the Throne‘s 63

Landing the No. 11th spot, the OVO boss nearly nabbed a top 10 spot coming in behind Celine Dion‘s $85.5 million. The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Adele, Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band finish off the top 10 in order from lowest to highest.

Kanye West (No. 29, $52.8 million), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (No. 75, $23.9 million), Salt-N-Pepa/Vanilla Ice (No. 79, $21 million), and Puff Daddy and the Family (No. 95, $17.5 million) also made the list.

Drake’s currently gearing up for his Boy Meets World Tour, which kicks off Jan. 21 in Amsterdam with special guest Young Thug.

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MTV Announces 2016 Video Music Awards Nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony via Facebook live this morning. Leading the pack was Beyoncé with 11 nods for her Emmy-nominated visual album Lemonade. Adele follows with 8 nominations for her record-breaking album 25. The songstress’ will be competing for Best Female Video along with Rihanna ft. Drake “Work”, Sia “Cheap Thrills,” and Ariana Grande “Into You.”

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Beyoncé performing at the 2014 MTV Vide Music Awards Credit: Mirror

The award show returns to the Big Apple this year. Grande landed 5 nominations along with Drake who nabbed Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video, and Best Art Direction. Kanye West received two nominations for “Famous” while his foe Taylor Swift on the other hand garnered zero nominations. The pop star’s “1989” album came out in 2014 so her recent singles “Wildest Dreams,” “Out of the Woods” and “New Romantics” were ineligible.

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Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

West’s infamous track features naked images in the likeness of the rapper and other celebrities, including his wife Kim Kardashian, Swift, Donald Trump, and Bill Cosby. ‘Famous” is at the heart of the current feud between the Chicago emcee and Swift. Kardashian recently delivered receipts; leaking audio of Swift giving West her blessing to the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” The “Wildest Dreams” singer originally denied West’s claims he reached out to her prior to releasing the song. She quickly changed her tune, now claiming West did not play her the entire track or reveal the lyrics in full omitting the line, “Why? I made that bitch famous.”

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Kim Kardashia and Kanye West attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

West’s video for the controversial “Famous,” garnered the Video of the Year nomination and will be facing-off with Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello, “Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry,” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Newcomers Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, and DNCE, will battle it out for the Best New Artist award.

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Drake at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013.
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The late David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, earned four nominations in the categories of Best Direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for “Lazarus.” The video featured the icon frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged and was released several days before his Jan. 10 death.

Others artists who earned multiple nods include Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie, FKA Twigs, and The Weeknd.

Voting opened online Tuesday. Nominees for best song of the summer have yet to be announced. The MTV VMA’s will be airing live from Madison Square Garden on August 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Will you be tuning in?

 

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TIME Names Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Idris Elba & More As 100 Most Influential People

Time magazine released their annual 100 Most Influential People list this morning. Those named to the list encompass a multitude of disciplines and when describing this year’s list Time had this to say,

“There are world leaders and local activists, artists and athletes, scientists, moguls and a number of people who are running for President of the United States. One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find.”

One of these seekers is Nicki Minaj who earned one of the coveted cover spots along with other key players Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla ChanLeonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Priyanka Chopra, and Christine Lagarde.

This year’s list was broken down into five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Pioneers who made the cut include comedian Aziz Ansari, Caitlin Jenner, and actress Gina Rodriguez. Titan honorees feature Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Curry, and Pope Francis. Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, and Oscar Issacs are recognized as artists. Time chose Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders as some of this year’s honorees under leaders. Lastly Adele, Usain Bolt, and Ronda Rousey are a few of the figures being recognized as Icons.

Time’s honorees aren’t just limited to favorable figures. This year’s honorees included some of the world’s most polarizing individuals like Republic Presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, and Vladamir Putin because they too have clout and can evoke reflection.

“The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach. We can debate those lessons; we don’t have to endorse them or agree with them. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”

There is no denying that everyone on this list holds some kind of influence in today’s world be it good or bad. You can check out the full list of honorees for Time’s 100 Most Influential People below.

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Fly Visual: Chrisette Michele Premieres New Video As She Covers Adele’s “Hello” #TrapSoul Style

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After dropping the audio covering Adele‘s massive hit-single, songstress Chrisette Michele leaps right back with a new visual for her very own cover of “Hello”.

As mentioned, this is the second installation from her forthcoming mixtape Steady Gang Mix due out February 27th.

Her album Milestone is set for a Spring release.

Also, check out Episode 5 of Chrisette’s video series: Becoming Mrs. Ellison as she prepares to hit the 2016 Celebration of Gospel stage along with Ty Tribbett, Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene to perform Travis’ hit single “Intentional.”

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SFPL Music: Chrisette Michele Delivers Superb Vocals on Adele’s “Hello”

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Chrisette Michele is inspired by her love for quartet music. Here, Chrisette arranges an a’cappella version of Adele‘s “Hello.” This is the second installation from her forthcoming mixtape Steady Gang Mix due February 27th. Her album Milestone is set for a Spring release.

Just this week, coming off of making an appearance of BET‘s Celebration of Gospel, Chrisette also drop a Tory Lanez cover of “Do It”. Check it out HERE.

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Adele Knows Every Word To Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” Verse And It’s Amazing

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Adele is the latest star to join James Corden on his Carpool Karaoke segment. While visiting his native London over the holidays Corden met up with the songstress for a drive around the city. They of course covered Adele’s hits including her most recent hit “Hello” as well as oldies “Someone Like You,” and “Rolling In The Deep.” The duo also covered The Spice Girls “Wannabe” and Adele slayed Ms. Nicki Minaj’s verse from Kanye West’s “Monster.”

The social-sphere went crazy and Minaj herself chimed in on Adele’s cover of her monster verse. Ms. Minaj called Adele’s rendition “IcoNic” and complimented the English singer on her attitude and finger wagging.

Minaj also sent out a tweet giving Adele props.

Posh Spice also weighed in on Adele’s karaoke skills on Twitter calling it “genius.”

You can check out the complete video of Adele’s car ride with James Corden below. She also discusses getting drunk off wine on Christmas and a few other interesting tidbits.

Of course Adele can’t do anything these days without breaking a record, her carpool video has now become the most viral late-night video since 2013. The lifetime viral record is currently held by Justin Bieber’s own carpool clip, but come on it’s only a matter of time until Adele nabs this title as well.

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Fly News: Adele, Kendrick Lamar, & The Weeknd To Perform At 58th Grammy Awards

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Adele, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd are among the group of artists set to perform at the 58th Grammy Awards. The award show will be airing live nationwide on February 15th and for the first time in Grammy history in both Eastern and Pacific time zones.

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Kendrick Lamar leads 58th Grammy Awards with 11 nominations.

Lamar leads this year with 11 nominations for his sophomore effort To Pimp a Butterfly. The West Coast rapper is up for Album of the Year, where he’ll face off with fellow performer The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

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The Weeknd to perform at 58th Annual Grammy Awards

Little Big Town is also set to perform during music’s biggest night. The group is up for two Grammys, including Best Country Album.

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Little Big Town up for Best Country Album
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Adele performing at 58th Grammy Awards

While Adele’s record shattering album “25” isn’t up for any awards having been released after the nomination eligibility deadline, a celebration 2015’s music wouldn’t be complete without her. The English songstress will definitely be leaving her mark with what I’m sure will be an unforgettable performance.

This year’s ceremony will also feature a tribute to Lionel Richie dubbed as this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. You can tune in to the 58th Grammy Awards Monday February 15th at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Source: Rolling Stone

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Fly Mixtape: Erykah Badu Links with Drake & Andre 3000 on ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’

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The Missionary of Soul, Erykah Badu is back and she’s back with a dope mixtape titled But You Caint Use My Phone. Looks like Tyrone is still phoneless!

Badu lands on Black Friday with the new phone-themed project release, which is glazed with the effortless soul that we know of from the veteran artist. Joining Erykah on #BUCUMP are the likes of: Drake (“U Use To Call Me” & “Whats Yo Phone Number”) and Andre 3000 (“Hello”).

Covering popular tunes like Drake’s “Hotline Bling” renamed “Cel U Lar Device”, former love birds Erykah and Andre seem to touch on Adele‘s current #1 hit but providing their music-efforts on what “Hello” really means to them through the normalcy of communication, amongst the technology-driven world today.

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Catch Erykah Badu hosting the 2015 Soul Train Awards this Sunday.

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Fly Mixtape: Rick Ross – Renzel Remixes

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As we wait for the much-anticipated Black Market album set for a Dec. 4th release, Rick Ross keeps us entertained with an array of flipped-music on his new mixtape Renzel Remixes.

The double-disc project features Rozay’s remixed music-concoctions of: his nemesis, 50 Cent‘s “In Da Club”, Adele‘s electrifying hit song “Hello”, Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Get Money”, Future & Drake‘s “Jumpman” and so much more.

Nas and Lil Wayne also added a few bars to the collective, along with Ross’ MMG Family; Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay and Stalley.

Take a listen to both discs below:

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