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Drake had the most nominations by far.
The nominations for the 2016 BET Awards are in!
Drake secured nine nominations, miles ahead of any other artist. Beyonce and Rihanna earned five each; Future and Bryson Tiller earned four apiece. Adele received her first BET nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.
Drake and Alessia Cara will be lead the pack at Canada’s top music video awards after landing seven nominations each.
The rapper’s “Hotline Bling” will face-off against the teen singer’s “Here” in the Video of the Year category, which also includes Belly and The Weeknd’s “Might Not,” Grimes’ “Fresh Without Blood,” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.
So far, Desiigner is the breakout newcomer of 2016. The Brooklyn rhymer was featured on Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo album, and last month his smash record “Panda” helped the then 18-year-old (he’s now 19) become the youngest male to top the BillboardHot 100 chart since 2007.
Kanye West is “fine just To practice” instead of having another baby with wife Kim Kardashian.
The 38-year-old rapper is father to two-year-old North and five-month-old Saint with Kim. She recently revealed he had been begging her to have another baby, but Kanye said that’s not the case as he appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” airing on Thursday.
Reggae legend Stephen Marley is set to release his new project Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life on July 22.
This project, which is the second part of his 2012 release Revelation Part I: The Root Of Life, will include an eclectic variety of music to showcase the influence that Reggae has had on various genres, especially Hip-Hop.
Last week saw Rihanna pull into a tie with the incomparable Stevie Wonder on the list of most Hot 100 Top 10’s. Just seven days later, the Barbadian singer matches up with another music icon on the all-time tally.
YG has announced his new album STILL KRAZY will be unveiled this June and to promote it, he’s going on a three week solo tour.
The first single from YG’s second major label album is titled “Why You Always Hatin’?” which will make its debut on OVO Radio on May 21.
Makonnen has decided to quit making music.
The singer/rapper took to Twitter over the weekend to explain the reasons why he was retiring, despite having such success in a very short period of time.
Remember Piñata, the critically acclaimed collaborative project by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib?
Well, the Indiana rapper and legendary Stones Throw producer are back together again and currently working on a new project.