1. 13 Records That Were Set at the 2019 BET Awards

    June 23, 2019 11:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cardi B and the late Nipsey Hussle were the night's top winners. Drake won just one award, but it edged him closer to a record. Rappers Cardi B and the late Nipsey Hussle were the big winners at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday (June 23). Each too ...

  2. Kirk Franklin Preaches the Gospel of 'Love Theory' With 2019 BET Awards Performance: Watch

    June 23, 2019 11:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kirk Franklin brought the crowd to church at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 23) with a rafter-raising gospel performance in the final act of the ceremony.   The gospel king and host of BET's gospel competition  Sunday Best  brought o ...

  3. City Girls 'Act Up' & Lil Baby Brings 'Pure Cocaine' to 2019 BET Awards

    June 23, 2019 9:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Surrounded by a coterie of twerkers, City Girls ’ Yung Miami brought the duo’s hit “Act Up” to the 2019 BET Awards . JT, naturally, wasn’t present, as the other half of the duo is currently in the middle of a two-year prison sentence for fraud. When ...

  4. H.E.R. Delivers Stirring 'Lord Is Coming' Performance at the 2019 BET Awards

    June 23, 2019 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In February, H.E.R. delivered a knockout performance at the Grammy Awards and took home the trophy for best R&B album. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter had a lot to live up to at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 23), and once again did ...

  5. Migos Get Rowdy With Mustard & 'Pure Water' at the 2019 BET Awards: Watch

    June 23, 2019 9:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Migos ’ Offset has proved to be a jack of all trades at the 2019 BET Awards: Soon after joining his gal Cardi B for a show-opening performance of their hit collaboration “Clout,” the member of the best-selling Atlanta trio slotted back in with Quavo ...

  6. Lil Nas X 'Starstruck' by Rihanna at the 2019 BET Awards: See Their Photos

    June 23, 2019 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Nas X apparently had a run-in with Rihanna during the 2019 BET Awards, and he wasted no time sharing the news. Alongside one smiley photo of the two posing together, posted on Instagram during the awards show, Lil Nas X simply wrote: "star ...

  7. Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Ride 'Old Town Road' to the 2019 BET Awards: Watch

    June 23, 2019 9:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus , performing at the BET Awards? It would have seemed darn near impossible at the top of 2019, but thanks to Lil Nas X and the phenomenon that is “Old Town Road,” the 2019 BET Awards featured the elder Cyrus in all his glory -- along ...

  8. Lizzo Declares 'Truth Hurts' With Electric 2019 BET Awards Performance

    June 23, 2019 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lizzo has certainly enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2019, with a top 10 debut album and her first Billboard Hot 100 hits -- one of which, “Truth Hurts,” was presented at the 2019 BET Awards with tons of the singer’s typical flair. After host Regina H ...

  9. Cardi B Delivers Dance-Heavy Performance of 'Press' & 'Clout' at 2019 BET Awards

    June 23, 2019 8:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the 2019 BET Awards , Cardi B opened up the show with a rousing performance of "Press" and "Clout" alongside her beau Offset. To kick-start the show, an army of dancers donning du-rags flexed their moves alongside the Migos s ...

  10. Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Lil Nas X on the 2019 BET Awards Red Carpet

    June 23, 2019 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Nas X rolled out on the 2019 BET Awards red carpet with Billy Ray Cyrus ahead of Sunday night's (June 23) show. Cyrus first shared a glimpse at the pair (photographed with "Old Town Road" producer YoungKio), decked out in their co ...

  11. Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 BET Awards

    June 23, 2019 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's time for the 2019 BET Awards Hosted by Regina Hall, the ceremony takes place live Sunday, June 2013. Cardi B leads all nominees with seven total nominations. Will she be the big winner of the night?  [readmore:8517169] See the full winners ...

  12. Cardi B Is Opening the BET Awards & Nervous About It: 'Wish Me Luck Guys'

    June 23, 2019 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cardi B has announced she will be opening the 2019 BET Awards. Although she is the most-nominated artist at this year's ceremony, with seven nods -- and she has plenty of prior awards show experience -- the "Press" rapper is still fee ...

  13. Mary J. Blige's Lifetime Achievement Award Shows How BET Beats Recording Academy in R&B Honors

    June 23, 2019 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer has yet to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy. That's true of most BET lifetime honorees. Mary J. Blige is the 19th recipient of BET's lifetime achievement award. She is slated to receive the honor a ...

  14. Dennis Farnon, Last Survivor of the Recording Academy's Five Founders, Dies at 95

    June 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Recording Academy grew out of a request made by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for names of musical artists who merited inclusion on its Walk of Fame. Dennis Farnon , who had been the last surviving founder of the Recording Academy, died last ...

  15. Kamasi Washington, Domino Records Win Top Prizes at Libera Awards

    June 21, 2019 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kamasi Washington's Heaven and Earth  (Young Turks) got the album of the year nod at the U.S. independent music sector annual award show, the Libera Awards, presented by A2IM at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Thursday night (June 20). That LP also won ...

  16. Cardi B Crowned Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 21, 2019 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional honorees included Motown Records and T.I.; Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music named publisher of the year Cardi B heads into BET Awards weekend already a winner. She became the first female rapper to be named Songwrit ...

  17. Carly Rae Jepsen, Shawn Mendes & Voivod Make Polaris Music Prize Long List

    June 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Global stars, veterans, and up-and-comers in a range of genres are all represented on the Polaris Music Prize long list this year. Albums by Voivod, Fucked Up, Jessie Reyez, Shawn Mendes and Carly Rae Jepsen are among the 40 titles up for Canada ...

  18. The Recording Academy Will Now Accept Streaming Links in Most Grammy Category Submissions

    June 19, 2019 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Previously, artists were required to submit music by CD. There are other changes, too. The streaming revolution has fully come to the Grammy Awards' submission process. The Recording Academy will henceforth accept links to streaming service pro ...

  19. Lil Nas X & Post Malone Lead 2019 Teen Choice Awards Nominations: See the List

    June 19, 2019 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday (June 19), and just like he's dominating the charts with "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X sits atop the list of nominees with five nods. Just behind is Post Malone ...

  20. In 2001, Whitney Houston Got Some Love at the First BET Awards

    June 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Houston was just 37 at the time. Whitney Houston had taken some knocks (and would take some more), but she got some respect at the first annual BET Awards, which took place at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on June 19, 2001—18 years ago this week. Hou ...

  21. The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards Deliver a Bold, Unpredictable Message: Be Nice

    June 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 RIP, old MTV. No, not the 24/7 music video era of MTV. The MTV of three years ago. You know, when the network aired its annual movie-themed awards show just so listless stars clad in leather jackets could shill their upcoming popcorn releases, inebr ...

  22. 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Game of Thrones' Take Top Prizes at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    June 18, 2019 2:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga and Elisabeth Moss helped to make this a very big night for females. Less than two months after its release, Avengers: Endgame won best movie at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards . This is the second time that a film in that lucrative fra ...

  23. Bazzi Captivates With 'Paradise' Performance at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Watch

    June 17, 2019 10:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bazzi put on a charming performance of “Paradise” at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired Monday (June 17). After being introduced by most of the cast of HBO’s new show Euphoria , the camera panned to the singer-songwriter, who was lying ...

  24. Watch Lizzo Put a 'Sister Act 2' Spin on 'Juice' With 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Performance

    June 17, 2019 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lizzo channeled a young Lauryn Hill and one joyful '90s musical comedy for her performance of "Juice" at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards .    After Tiffany Haddish dubbed her the "best singer, rapper, singer/flautist in the ga ...

  25. Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    June 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's time for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.    The ceremony honors performances on both the big and small screen and much more. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will also receive the Generation award, and Jada Pinkett Smith the Trailblaz ...

  26. Rami Malek & Lady Gaga Compete for an MTV Movie & TV Award

    June 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 An Oscar winner and an Oscar nominee are competing against each other for an MTV prize. If you tune into the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards tonight (June 17), you'll see Rami Malek, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe earlier this year for his ...

  27. Billie Eilish & Finneas Among Several Sets of Siblings Expected to Land 2019 Grammy Noms

    June 17, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Many groups consisting of, or featuring, siblings have won Grammys in marquee categories over the years. An unexpected storyline is emerging as we approach the 62nd annual Grammy Awards: This is shaping up to be a boffo year for siblings. Both Billi ...

  28. 20 Years On, Looking at the Countries of Origin of the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Honorees

    June 13, 2019 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The honorees hail from all over the world. Mexico, Spain and Brazil are the top countries of origin. Juanes is the 20th recipient of the Latin Recording Academy's person of the year award. The Latin pop star is the second honoree who was born i ...

  29. Songwriters Hall of Fame CEO Linda Moran Talks About Being 'Godmother' to Music's Top Execs and Artists

    June 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On a Tuesday in April, Linda Moran did two things that were a little unusual: She didn’t respond to phone calls or emails for most of the day, and she spent that time talking about herself. To be clear, Moran enjoys talking -- there are no short con ...

  30. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Receive Generation Award at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    June 13, 2019 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss are all set to present at the June 17 event. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will become the latest recipient of the "Generation" award at this year's' 2019 MTV Movie & ...

  31. Carole Bayer Sager Looks Back on Songwriting With Burt Bacharach, Marvin Hamlisch & Bob Dylan

    June 12, 2019 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carole Bayer Sager, recipient of this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award, scored a Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit with her first record, "A Groovy Kind of Love." But that was only the beginning of a songwriting career th ...

  32. Mary J. Blige to Receive Lifetime Honor at BET Awards

    June 12, 2019 8:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 The BET Awards will honor Mary J. Blige with its lifetime achievement award. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Academy Award-nominated actress and philanthropist will be feted during the 19 th annual ceremony, broadcasting live from the Mi ...

  33. Grandmaster Flash, Anne-Sophie Mutter & Playing for Change Founders Receive Polar Music Prize in Sweden

    June 11, 2019 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grandmaster Flash , one of the architects of hip-hop; Anne-Sophie Mutter , the virtuoso violinist; and Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson, co-founders of the Playing for Change Foundation music and arts charity, all accepted the prestigious Polar Musi ...

  34. Carole Bayer Sager Will Be Just 6th Woman to Win Top Prize at Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards -- Who's Next?

    June 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Far more men than women have won the Johnny Mercer Award -- more than six times as many. We have suggestions for future female honorees. When Carole Bayer Sager accepts the Johnny Mercer Award at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on Thur ...

  35. John Prine Shares the Remarkable 'Cinderella Story' of How His Career Got Started

    June 11, 2019 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Prine 's ability to weave sublime musical stories around topics that would otherwise seem mundane is a gift that's propelled his decades-long career and delivered a volume of cherished choruses in the Americana songbook. From a childh ...

  36. Dallas Austin Shares the Stories Behind Hits for TLC, Monica, Boyz II Men & More

    June 10, 2019 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 When he was just seven, Dallas Austin sent a demo tape to Warner Bros. Records via an address he found on the back of a Prince album. Although he got a letter back saying the label wasn't accepting unsolicited material, his future was calling. ...

  37. 10 Records That Were Set at the Tony Awards

    June 09, 2019 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 History was made at the Tony Awards. Anaïs Mitchell did something no woman had ever done before. Hadestown won eight Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9), including the night's top prize, best musical. Hadestown is the first best musical winner where ...

  38. 9 Actors Who Have Won Tonys for Portraying Real-Life Music Stars

    June 09, 2019 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 What do Cher, Carole King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Valli have in common? They all lived to see actors win Tonys for playing them on Broadway. It's enough to make Stephanie J. Block "Believe." The actress won this year's Tony ...

  39. Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 Tony Awards

    June 09, 2019 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 Tony Awards were living for Hadestown , as the musical about the Greek underworld won eight Tonys, dominating the evening. The Ferryman , the night's second biggest winner, nabbed four awards. Hosted by James Corden, Sunday (June 9) ni ...

  40. Yusuf/Cat Stevens Shares the Stories Behind His Beloved Classics

    June 07, 2019 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an evocative acoustic sound and lyrics that simultaneously soothed and begged introspection, 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf/Cat Stevens soared into the hearts of the masses in the early ‘70s with a succession of enduring hits incl ...

  41. Pride Month: 25 Memorable LGBTQ Moments in Award Show History

    June 07, 2019 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some are household names. Some are not. All blazed trails for succeeding generations of LGBTQ talent. LGBTQ artists have been winning entertainment awards as long as there have been entertainment awards. In honor of Pride Month, here are 25 memorabl ...

  42. BTS Among More Than 1,300 Potential New Members Invited to Join Recording Academy

    June 06, 2019 8:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the Academy's most aggressive bid yet to diversify its membership, 1,340 invitations were sent out. BTS has yet to land its first Grammy nomination, but the red-hot K-pop group has been invited to become members of the Recording Academy. It& ...

  43. Luke Combs Performs 'Beer Never Broke My Heart' at the 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 10:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Combs had the audience raising their beer bottles in the air at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday (June 5) with a raw performance of his latest hit "Beer Never Broke My Heart." Wearing his trademark trucker hat, Combs wa ...

  44. Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker & Leading Country Women Combine for 2019 CMT Music Awards Performance

    June 05, 2019 10:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 CMT Music Awards included a stirring show of female empowerment in its final hour, as Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker joined forces to lead some of country’s most prominent female artists in a rendition of Tucker’s legendary 1972 hit “Delta ...

  45. Carrie Underwood Plays 'Southbound' for Huge Parthenon Crowd at 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Advertised as the biggest performance in the show's history, Carrie Underwood performed her recent single "Southbound" from in front of Nashville's Parthenon museum on Wednesday night (June 5) at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.    Wea ...

  46. Dan + Shay Perform Flirty 'All to Myself' at the 2019 CMT Music Awards: Watch

    June 05, 2019 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dan + Shay brought its catchy single "All to Myself" at the 2019 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 5). But rather than performing inside the venue, the country duo opted to take over Nashville's outdoor stage.   Singing in the ...

  47. Keith Urban Brings Wistful 'We Were' to 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 After taking home a CMT Music Award for a different track earlier in the evening, country superstar Keith Urban swaggered to the stage on Wednesday night (June 5) to present his touching new single, “We Were.” With walls of lights propped up behind ...

  48. Maren Morris Performs 'Shade,' Premieres 'Prove You Wrong' With Sheryl Crow at the 2019 CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2019 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris brought the girl power to the 2019 CMT Music Awards , showcasing their new songs onstage Wednesday (June 5).    Morris began the performance alone, delivering a heartfelt rendition of her delicate love song, "Shade, ...

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