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Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead In 2018 Grammy Nominations

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It’s the time year that everyone anticipates, the Grammy Awards. With their 60th annual award show taking place January 28th for the first time at Madison Square Garden, the Recording Academy treats us with the official nominations a little early this year.

JAY-Z takes the lead with 8 nominations, while Kendrick trails behind with a whopping 7 nominations. Other nominees include Cardi B, SZA, 6LACK, Travis Scott, and more.

Check out the nominees, below, and be sure to tune in to the 60th annual Grammy Awards January 28th!

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Awaken, My Love!”
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” – Lorde
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi and Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” — Shawn Carter and Dion Wilson (Jay-Z)
“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels and Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury and Khalid Robinson (Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
SZA

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Bounce Back” — Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“4:44” — Jay-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad and Boujee” — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

“Prblms” — 6lack
“Crew” — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
“Loyalty.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA featuring Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG

“Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
“Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
“Humble.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Sassy” — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
“The Story of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

BEST RAP ALBUM

“4:44” — Jay-Z
“DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” — Migos
“Laila’s Wisdom” — Rapsody
“Flower Boy” — Tyler, the Creator

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“Laugh and Move On” — the Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton teaturing the Hamiltones
“All the Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

BEST R&B SONG

“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

“Free 6lack” — 6lack
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
“American Teen” — Khalid
“Ctrl” — SZA
“Starboy” — the Weeknd

BEST R&B ALBUM

“Freudian” — Daniel Caesar
“Let Love Rule” — Ledisi
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
“Gumbo” — PJ Morton
“Feel the Real’ — Musiq Soulchild

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — Pink
“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd and Alessia Cara

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

“Kaleidoscope EP” — Coldplay
“Lust for Life” — Lana Del Rey
“Evolve” — Imagine Dragons
“Rainbow” — Kesha
“Joanne” — Lady Gaga
“÷” — Ed Sheeran

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
” Up All Night” — (Beck) Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers
“Makeba” — (Jain) Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer
“The Story of O.J.” — (Jay-Z) Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer
“Humble.” — (Kendrick Lamar) The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers
“1-800-273-8255” — (Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid) Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer

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Angela Yee Announces Departure from The Breakfast Club

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On Tuesday night, Angela Yee took to social media with an announcement that The Breakfast Club we knew would be no longer. The cryptic tweet led fans to believe that it was the end of the road for the Power 105.1 show, however, Angela Yee took to the air this morning what was really going on.

The 12-year host announced that she was leaving The Breakfast Club and launching her own nationally syndicated radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee, on iHeartMedia.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to create a brand-new show,” said Yee. “I appreciate everyone who has helped to make this happen at iHeartMedia, and most importantly, the listeners who are like family to me. It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave an iconic show like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ which we built from the ground up for 12 years, but we will forever be an extension of each other. I’m working hard and dedicated to making our new program exciting, thoughtful, provocative, and most importantly, a safe haven for even more of us to grow and learn while having fun. I’m ready for this new chapter!”

As to what’s next for The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy will still remain hosts. Angela Yee states she will also still continue her podcast, Lip Service.

Check out her official announcement below.

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Lil Wayne Announces He’s Working On New Album ‘Tha Carter VI’ At Young Money Reunion

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Last night, history was made at the Young Money reunion at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

As part of Drake‘s October World Weekend festival, the once-in-a-lifetime night which had been rescheduled as a result of Drake contracting COVID-19 featured a Young Money reunion with Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne.

Drake and Nicki Minaj performed “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night” together, while Lil Wayne and Drake did “The Motto” and “Every Girl.” Young Money’s Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz and Mack Maine were also in attendance.

Before exiting the stage, Lil Wayne made the big announcement “I’m working on Tha Carter VI, coming soon.”

Check out the clips below.

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Meek Mill Announces He’s Releasing 10 New Mixtapes Starting September

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Earlier this month, Meek Mill made headlines after parting ways with Roc Nation management.

Though Meek says it’s all love, the news comes after his disgruntled tweets back in February towards Atlantic Records. According to the Dreamchasers rapper, Atlantic Records allegedly took Roddy Ricch away from him and prohibited him from releasing music until it had been nine months after his 2021 release, Expensive Pain.

Now nine months later, Meek Mill took to Twitter to announce he would be dropping 10 mixtapes independently starting September. With Aug. 18 marking the death anniversary of his father, Meek will reportedly start his mixtape campaign then.

“F*ck it ima take the risk … a million behind every project! All sponsors connected to me or my brand tap in immediately I need y’all for this riskkkk ima take! #NOMAJORLABELVIBES,” he wrote in an Instagram caption.

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