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Burna Boy’s *On The Low* bags Gold in France.


Africa Giant, Burna Boy’s hit song “On The Low” Went Gold in France.

The Nigerian musician who is currently on a tour and recently covered GQ Magazine reveals the good news on his Instagram page.


The “Anybody” crooner posted the picture and captioned it ;

“On the low” went Gold in France 🇫🇷 without any radio push or promo.

“Love every single one of you that streamed it over 15m times, it’s still #FOOTONNECK2020 ”


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‘Beamer’ get Rema an award from BMW.


Mavin starboy, Rema, yesterday received the Honorary Membership Award of the BMW Club of Nigeria for his commitment and promotion of the brand in his recent hit single, “Beamer” (Bad Boys).

Rema was recieved by the members of the BMW club at Eko Atlantic where they bonded over races and drifts with Rema and he got to experience the famous “Thanos”, a BMW M4 which he called Godzilla after getting a taste of the beasty ride steered by the Club’s new Vice President, Theo Samouris.

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Rema’s new hit single “Beamer (Bad Boys)” promotes the BMW brand and highlights the cool factors. Fondly called “Be My Wife”, The German auto company appreciated the free marketing and decided to appreciate the singer by awarding him a with a Honorary Membership .


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NAACP Image Award: Wizkid, Lizzo Wins Big. {Full Lists}


‘Brown Skin Girl’, a track off ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, Beyonce’s last year album, featuring Wizkid, Nigerian singer, was among the winners at the 2020 edition of the NAACP Image Awards.

The hit song, which also featured Blue Ivy, was announced winner of the ‘Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration’ category.

The annual event which recognizes the best in film, television, music and literature, took place on Saturday.


Beyonce also won in several other categories at the 51st edition of the annual award including ‘Outstanding Female Artist’ and Outstanding Album’ respectively.

Also on the list of winners at the event was Rihanna, who received the president’s award for distinguished public service. Lupita Nyong’o, Kenyan-Mexican actress, also made the cut, snagging the ‘Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture’ category.

Below is the full list of winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Angela Basset
Billy Porter
Lizzo –WINNER
Regina King
Tyler Perry
Motion Picture

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE

‘Dolemite is My Name’
‘Harriet’
‘Just Mercy — WINNER’
‘Queen & Slim’
‘Us’
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Chadwick Boseman, ’21 Bridges’
Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Queen & Slim’
Eddie Murphy, ‘Dolemite is My Name’
Michael B. Jordan, ‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
Winston Duke, ‘Us’
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Alfre Woodard, ‘Clemency’
Cynthia Erivo, ‘Harriet’
Jodie Turner-Smith, ‘Queen & Slim’
Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Us’ — WINNER
Naomie Harris, ‘Black and Blue’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Jamie Foxx, ‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
Leslie Odom, Jr., ‘Harriet’
Sterling K. Brown, ‘Waves’
Tituss Burgess, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
Wesley Snipes, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, ‘Dolemite is My Name’
Janelle Monáe, ‘Harriet
Jennifer Lopez, ‘Hustlers’
Marsai Martin, ‘Little’ — WINNER
Octavia Spencer, ‘Luce’
OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE IN MOTION PICTURE

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Jodie Turner-Smith, ‘Queen & Slim’
Marsai Martin, ‘Little’ — WINNER
Rob Morgan, ‘Just Mercy’
Shahadi Wright Joseph, ‘Us’
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

‘Dolemite is My Name’
‘Harriet’
‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
‘Queen & Slim’
‘Us’
OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE

‘Clemency’
‘Dolemite is My Name’ — WINNER
‘Luce’
‘Queen & Slim’
‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE (TELEVISION OR FILM)

Alfre Woodard, ‘The Lion King’
Donald Glover, ‘The Lion King’
James Earl Jones, ‘The Lion King’ — WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Serengeti’
Sterling K. Brown, ‘Frozen II’
Television

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

‘Ballers’
‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
‘Dear White People’
‘Grown-ish’
‘The Neighborhood’
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Cedric The Entertainer, ‘The Neighborhood’
Don Cheadle, ‘Black Monday’
Dwayne Johnson, ‘Ballers’
Tracy Morgan, ‘The Last O.G.’
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Logan Browning, ‘Dear White People’
Jill Scott, ‘First Wives Club’
Tiffany Haddish, ‘The Last O.G.’
Tracee Ellis Ross, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Yara Shahidi, ‘Grown-ish’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
Deon Cole, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Laurence Fishburne, ‘Black-ish’
Terry Crews, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
Tituss Burgess, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Halle Bailey, ‘Grown-ish’
Loretta Devine, ‘Family Reunion’
Marsai Martin, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Regina Hall, ‘Black Monday’
Tichina Arnold, ‘The Neighborhood’
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

‘Godfather of Harlem’
‘Greenleaf’ — WINNER
‘Queen Sugar’
‘The Chi’
‘Watchmen’
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Billy Porter, ‘Pose’
Forest Whitaker, ‘Godfather of Harlem’
Kofi Siriboe, ‘Queen Sugar’
Omari Hardwick, ‘Power’ — WINNER
Sterling K. Brown, ‘This Is Us’
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Angela Bassett, ‘9-1-1’ — WINNER
Regina King, ‘Watchmen’
Rutina Wesley, ‘Queen Sugar’
Simone Missick, ‘All Rise’
Viola Davis, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Delroy Lindo, ‘The Good Fight’
Giancarlo Esposito, ‘Godfather of Harlem’
Harold Perrineau, ‘Claws’ — WINNER
Nigél Thatch, ‘Godfather of Harlem’
Wendell Pierce, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

CCH Pounder, NCIS: ‘New Orleans’
Lynn Whitfield, ‘Greenleaf ‘– WINNER
Lyric Ross, ‘This Is Us’
Susan Kelechi Watson, ‘This Is Us’
Tina Lifford, ‘Queen Sugar’
OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES

Blair Underwood, ‘Dear White People’
David Alan Grier, ‘Queen Sugar’
Kelly Rowland, ‘American Soul’ — WINNER
MAJOR., ‘STAR’
Sanaa Lathan, ‘The Affair’
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

‘American Son’
‘Being Mary Jane’
‘Native Son’
‘True Detectiv’e
‘When They See Us’ — WINNER
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Caleel Harris, ‘When They See Us’
Ethan Henru Herisse, ‘When They See Us’
Idris Elba, ‘Luther’
Jharrel Jerome, ‘When They See Us’ — WINNER
Mahershala Ali, ‘True Detective’
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION MOVIE, LIMITED-SERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Aunjanue Ellis, ‘When They See Us’
Gabrielle Union, ‘Being Mary Jane’
Kerry Washington, ‘American Son’
Niecy Nash, ‘When They See Us’ — WINNER
Octavia Spencer, ‘Truth Be Told’
OUTSTANDING NEWS/INFORMATION (SERIES OR SPECIAL)

‘PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’
‘Surviving R. Kelly’
‘The Breakfast Club’
‘The Story of God with Morgan Freeman’
‘Unsung’ — WINNER
OUTSTANDING TALK SERIES

‘Red Table Talk’ — WINNER
‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’
‘The Real’
‘The Shop: Uninterrupted’
‘The Tamron Hall Show’
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM/REALITY COMPETITION SERIES/GAME SHOW

‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’
‘Lip Sync Battle’
‘Rhythm + Flow’ — WINNER
‘Sunday Best’
‘The Voice’
OUTSTANDING VARIETY (SERIES OR SPECIAL)

‘2019 Black Girls Rock!’
‘Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones’
‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’ — WINNER
‘Saturday Night Live’
‘Wanda Sykes: Not Normal’
OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

‘Doc McStuffins’
‘Family Reunion’ — WINNER
‘Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History’
‘Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest’
‘Motown Magic’
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH (SERIES, SPECIAL, TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED-SERIES)

Caleel Harris, ‘When They See Us’
Lonnie Chavis, ‘This Is Us’
Lyric Ross, ‘This Is Us’
Marsai Martin, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Miles Brown, ‘Black-ish’
OUTSTANDING HOST IN A TALK OR NEWS/INFORMATION (SERIES OR SPECIAL) – INDIVIDUAL OR ENSEMBLE

Angela Rye, ‘Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall’
Jada Pinkett Smith, ‘Red Table Talk’ — WINNER
Lester Holt, ‘NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt’
Trevor Noah, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain, Abby Huntsman, Ana Navarro, ‘The View’
OUTSTANDING HOST IN A REALITY/REALITY COMPETITION, GAME SHOW OR VARIETY (SERIES OR SPECIAL) – INDIVIDUAL OR ENSEMBLE

Iyanla Vanzant, ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’
LL Cool J, ‘Lip Sync Battle’
Regina Hall, ‘2019 BET Awards’
Steve Harvey, ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ — WINNER
Wayne Brady, ‘Let’s Make A Deal’
Documentary

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY (FILM)

‘Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool’
‘The Black Godfather’
‘The Apollo’
‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ — WINNER
‘True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality’
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION – SERIES OR SPECIAL)

‘Free Meek’
‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ — WINNER
‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’
‘Martin: The Legacy of A King’
‘ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’
Writing

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A MOTION PICTURE (FILM)

Chinonye Chukwu, ‘Clemency’
Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham, ‘Just Mercy’
Doug Atchison, ‘Brian Banks’
Jordan Peele, ‘Us’ — WINNER
Kasi Lemmons & Gregory Allen Howard, ‘Harriet’
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES

Cord Jefferson, ‘The Good Place (‘Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy’) — WINNER
Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, ‘One Day at a Time (‘Ghosts’)
Jason Kim, ‘Barry (‘Past=Present x Future Over Yesterday’)
Karen Gist & Peter Saji, ‘Mixed-ish (‘Let Your Hair Down’)
Trevor Noah, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (‘Trevor Noah: Racism Detective’)
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ava DuVernay & Michael Starrbury, ‘When They See Us (‘Part Four’)
Damon Lindelof & Cord Jefferson, ‘Watchmen (‘The Extraordinary Being’)
Nichelle Tramble Spellman, ‘Truth Be Told (‘Monster’) — WINNER
Nkechi Okoro Carroll, ‘All American (‘Hussle & Motivate’)
Pat Charles, ‘Black Lightning (‘The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son’)
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A MOTION PICTURE (TELEVISION)

Cas Sigers-Beedles, ‘Twas the Chaos Before Christmas’
Melissa Bustamante, ‘A Christmas Winter Song’
Patrik-Ian Polk, ‘Being Mary Jane’
Suzan-Lori Parks, ‘Native Son’ — WINNER
Yvette Nicole Brown, ‘Always a Bridesmaid’
Directing

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A MOTION PICTURE (FILM)

Chiwetel Ejiofor, ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ — WINNER
Jordan Peele, ‘Us’
Kasi Lemmons, ‘Harriet’
Mati Diop, ‘Atlantics’
Reginald Hudlin, ‘The Black Godfather’
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anya Adams, ‘GLOW (‘Outward Bound’) — WINNER
Justin Tipping, ‘Black Monday (‘7042’)
Ken Whittingham, ‘Atypical (‘Road Rage Paige’)
Randall Winston, ‘Grace and Frankie (‘The Pharmacy’)
Shaka King, ‘Shrill (‘Pool’)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ava DuVernay, ‘When They See Us’ (‘Part Four’)
Carl H. Seaton, Jr., ‘Snowfall (‘Hedgehogs’)
Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, ‘Power (‘Forgot About Dre’) — WINNER
Debbie Allen, ‘Grey’s Anatomy (‘Silent All These Years’)
Jet Wilkinson, ‘The Chi (‘The Scorpion and the Frog’)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A MOTION PICTURE (TELEVISION)

Codie Elaine Oliver, ‘Black Love’
Janice Cooke, ‘I Am Sombody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story’
Kenny Leon, ‘American Son’
Rashid Johnson, ‘Native Son’ — WINNER
Russ Parr, ‘The Bobby Debarge Story’
Recording

OUTSTANDING ALBUM

‘Cuz I Love You, Lizzo’
‘Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé’ — WINNER
‘I Used To Know H.E.R., H.E.R.’
‘Sketchbook, Fantasia’
‘Worthy, India.Arie’
OUTSTANDING New Artist

Ari Lennox
Lil Nas X — WINNER
Lucky Daye
Mahalia
Mykal Kilgore
OUTSTANDING MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars — WINNER
Khalid
Lil Nas X
MAJOR.
PJ Morton
OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé — WINNER
Fantasia
H.E.R.
India.Arie
Lizzo
OUTSTANDING SONG – TRADITIONAL

‘Enough’ – Fantasia
‘Jerome’ – Lizzo
‘SPIRIT’ – Beyoncé — WINNER
‘Stand Up’ – Cynthia Erivo
‘Steady Love’ – India.Arie
OUTSTANDING SONG – CONTEMPORARY

‘Before I Let Go’ – Beyoncé — WINNER
‘Hard Place’ – H.E.R.
‘Juice’ – Lizzo
‘Talk’ – Khalid
‘Motivation’ – Normani
OUTSTANDING DUO, GROUP OR COLLABORATION

‘Brown Skin Girl’ – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD — WINNER
‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown feat. Drake
‘Say So’ – PJ Morton feat. JoJo
‘Shea Butter Baby’ – Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole
‘Show Me Love’ – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel
OUTSTANDING JAZZ ALBUM

‘Carib’ – David Sanchez
‘Center of The Heart’ – Najee
‘Love & Liberation’ – Jazzmeia Horn — WINNER
‘SoulMate’ – Nathan Mitchell
‘The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron’ – Vanessa Rubin
OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN SONG (TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMPORARY)

‘I Made It Out’ – John P. Kee feat. Zacardi Cortez
‘Laughter’ – Bebe Winans feat. Korean Soul
‘Love Theory’ – Kirk Franklin — WINNER
‘Not Yet’ – Donnie McClurkin
‘Victory’ – The Clark Sisters
OUTSTANDING MUSIC VIDEO/VISUAL ALBUM

‘Hard Place’ – H.E.R.
‘Juice’ – Lizzo — WINNER
‘No Guidance’ – Chris Brown feat. Drake
‘Steady Love’ – India.Arie
‘Talk’ – Khalid
OUTSTANDING SOUNDTRACK/COMPILATION ALBUM

‘Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’
‘Queen & Slim The Soundtrack’
‘The Lion King: The Gift’ — WINNER
‘The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’
‘Us (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’
Literature

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – FICTION

‘New Daughters of Africa’ – Margaret Busby
‘Out of Darkness, Shining Light’ – Petina Gappah
‘Red at the Bone’ – Jacqueline Woodson
‘The Revisioners’ – Margaret Wilkerson Sexton — WINNER
‘The Water Dancer’ – Ta-Nehisi Coates
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – NONFICTION

‘Breathe: A Letter to My Sons’ – Dr. Imani Perry
‘STONY THE ROAD: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow’ – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
‘The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations’ – Toni Morrison — WINNER
‘The Yellow House’ – Sarah M. Broom
‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays’ – Damon Young
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – DEBUT AUTHOR

‘American Spy’ – Lauren Wilkinson
‘I Am Dance: Words and Images of the Black Dancer’ – Hal Banfield (Author), Javier Vasquez (Illustrator) — WINNER
‘More Than Pretty: Doing The Soul Work To Uncover Your True Beauty’ – Erica Campbell
‘Such A Fun Age’ – Kiley Reid
‘The Farm’ – Joanne Ramos
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

‘Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System’ – Cyntoia Brown-Long
Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward – Valerie Jarrett
‘More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)’ – Elaine Welteroth — WINNER
‘My Name Is Prince’– Randee St. Nicholas
‘The Beautiful Ones’ – Prince (Author), Dan Piepenbring (Edited by)
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – INSTRUCTIONAL

‘Inspire Your Home: Easy, Affordable Ideas to Make Every Room Glamorous’ – Farah Merhi
‘Letters to the Finishers (who struggle to finish)’ – Candace E. Wilkins
‘More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty’ – Erica Campbell
‘Vegetables Unleashed’ – José Andres
‘Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, And Opportunity For Black Women In America’ – Karen Arrington (Author), Joanna Price (Illustrator), Sheryl Taylor (Forward) — WINNER
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – POETRY

‘A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from’
‘Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland’ – DaMaris B. Hill
‘Felon: Poems’ – Reginald Dwayne Betts — WINNER
‘Honeyfish’ – Lauren K. Alleyne
‘Mistress’ – Chet’la Sebree
‘The Tradition’ – Jericho Brown
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – CHILDREN

‘A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation’ – Barry Wittenstein (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
‘Hair Love’ – Matthew A. Cherry (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
‘Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment’ – Parker Curry (Author), Jessica Curry (Author), Brittany Jackson (Illustrator)
‘Ruby Finds a Worry’ – Tom Percival
‘Sulwe’ – Lupita Nyong’o (Author), Vashti Harrison (Illustrator) — WINNER
OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – YOUTH/TEENS

‘Around Harvard Square’ – C.J. Farley — WINNER
‘Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk’ – Meredith Davis (Author), Rebeka Uwitonze (Author)
‘Hot Comb’ – Ebony Flowers (Author), Ebony Flowers (Illustrator)
‘I’m Not Dying with You Tonight’ – Gilly Segal (Author), Kimberly Jones (Author)
‘The Forgotten Girl’ – India Hill Brown


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Cardi B reveal she would be performing at South Africa


Cardi B has devoted all energy to promote her upcoming one-night performance in South Africa as she prepares fans ahead of her visit.

The rapper will arrive in South Africa in June 2020 to perform on stage at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on 12 June 2020.


Cardi B is one of the most sought-after voices in global Hip-Hop yielding a Grammy award and a world record for the Most Simultaneous Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 entries by a female.

About coming to Johannesburg for the special night, Cardi wrote on her Twitter: “SOUTH AFRICA !! Chioma B is coming !!!!….Teach me more bout your country in the comments (sic)”.


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Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Award: Teni, DJ Cuppy, Shekinnah, others nominated


DJ Cuppy and Teni made the list of nominees for the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards that was announced Thursday with 11.

Florence Otedola also known as Dj Cuppy has been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, in the African Social Star category while singer, Teni made the nominees list in the Favourite African Star category alongside Patricia Kihoro (Kenya), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) and Shekinnah (South Africa).


The event billed to take place in Inglewood, California on 22 March is to be hosted by American rapper, Chance The Rapper would be streamed on social media and on Nickelodeon television channels. A very excited Cuppy took to her Instagram page to urge fans to vote for her “OMG! OMG! OMG! I’ve been nominated for a Nickelodeon #KidsChoiceAwards ?? Cupcakes, LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN- VOTE! @Nickelodeon_Africa #KCA”


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Burna boy gets platinum plaque for stormzy’s collaboration in ‘Own It’


Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afrofusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, has received a platinum plaque for featuring on ‘Own It,’ a song by Stormzy, British rapper.

The award-winning singer took to his social media page to share the feat with his numerous fans.

“Platinum,” he simply wrote on Twitter.


The post was accompanied by pictures of the plaque and a short note certifying the ‘African Giant’ crooner as the recipient of the honour.

“Presented to Burna Boy to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 600, 000 of the single ‘Own It’ 2019,” the note reads.


‘Own It’ is a song off ‘Heavy Is the Head,’ Stormzy’s second studio album. The track which, also featured Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter, was released in November last year.

The feat is the latest in what has been impressive run for Burna Boy who particularly took the world by storm in 2019, and has since continued to blaze the trail.

It also comes about the same time Davido snagged multiple certifications from Sony Music West Africa (SMWA), after three of his projects hit platinum benchmark.

Burna Boy had made the headlines recently after he christened himself the best in the country’s music industry, since Fela Kuti, Afrobeat legend.


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Oscar Award’20: List of Winners


The Prestigious Oscars Award for the year 2020 went down last night with many celebrities storming the event.

Below is the full list of Oscar Winners for 2020

Best picture: Parasite
Best actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best director: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Music (original song): “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
Music (original score): Joker
International feature film” South Korea, Parasite
Makeup and hairstyling : Bombshell
Visual effects: 1917
Best film editing: Ford v Ferrari
Best cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917
Best sound mixing: 1917
Best sound editing: Ford v Ferrari
Best supporting actress: Dern, Marriage Story
Documentary short feature: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Documentary feature: American Factory
Best costume design: Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Best production design: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Live-action short film: The Neighbors’ Window
Best adapted screenplay: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Best original screenplay: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Animated short film: Hair Love
Animated feature film: Toy Story 4
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood


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AMVCA: Shola Shobowale, Funke Akindele, Reminisce Among Nominees

Remilekun Safaru, a Nigerian rapper-turn actor, better known as Reminisce, has been nominated for the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

On Thursday, the nominees for the seventh edition of AMVCA were announced in a live broadcast anchored by Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman, two Nollywood actors.

The 39-year-old singer was nominated in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category for his role as Makanaki, an ambitious political thug plotting to oust his boss, in Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’.

Others who were also nominated are Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe Damijo, and Nkem Owoh for their roles in several other movies.

For the 2020 AMVCA, awards will be presented in 28 categories, with seven open to public voting and 21 being categories to be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Short Film or Online Video

  • Oga John – Bolanle Akintomide
  • Thorn – Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi
  • Prueba – Stanlee Ohikuhare
  • Tokunbo – Bio Arimoro

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series

  • Damijo (Rmd) – Seven Richard Mofe
  • Ramsey Nouah – Living In Bondage
  • Nkem Owoh – God Calling
  • Remilekun ‘Reminisce’ Safaru – King Of Boys
  • Pascal Tokodi – Disconnect

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series

  • Toni Tones – King Of Boys
  • Eucharia Anunobi – The Foreigner’s God
  • Tina Mba – The Set Up
  • Mary Lazarus – Size 12
  • Gloria Sarfo – The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later

Best Cinematographer

  • Living In Bondage – John Demps
  • Ratnik – Niyi White, Gbenga Fifolabi and Abiola Ladipo
  • The Set-Up – Mohammed Attah

Best Lighting Designer in a Movie or TV Series

  • God Calling – Cardoso
  • Ratnik – Abiola Ladipo
  • Elevator Baby – Eleaxu Texas
  • Plan B – Odhiambo Walter

Best Costume Designer Movie or TV Series

  • Living In Bondage Olohigbe Nwagwu
  • The Foreigner’s God Ifan Michael
  • Ratnik Dimeji Ajibola
  • King Of Boys Yolanda Okereke

Best Make-Up Category

  • God Calling – Lilian Omozele Paul
  • The Foreigner’s God – Jude Odoh
  • King Of Boys – Hakeem Effects
  • Coming From Insanity – Bio Arimoro

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie or TV Series)

  • Uzor Arukwe – Smash
  • Chibunna “Funny Bone” Stanley – Smash
  • Uzor Arukwe – Size 12
  • Ramsey Nouah – Merry Men 1
  • Etim Effiong – Plan B Daniel

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

  • Toyin Abraham – Bling Lagosians
  • Bimbo Ademoye – Looking For Baami
  • Funke Akindele – Moms At War
  • Abraham – Kasanova
  • Ebele Okaro – Smash

Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)

  • Swankey J.K.A – Living In Bondage
  • Timini Egbuson – Elevator Baby
  • Efa Iwara – Seven
  • Gabriel Afolayan – Coming From Insanity
  • Ramsey Nouah – Levi

Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)

  • Shola Shobowale – King Of Boys
  • Zainab Balogun – Sylvia
  • Zainab Balogun – God Calling
  • Toyin Abraham – Elevator Baby
  • Kate Henshaw – The Ghost And The House Of Truth

Best Writer in a Movie or TV Series

  • BB Sasore – God Calling
  • Tosin Igho – Seven
  • Vanessa Kanu – Sylvia
  • Biodun Stephen – Joba
  • Nicole Asinugo and CJ Obasi – Living In Bondage
  • Akay Mason and Yusuf Carew – Elevator Baby

Best Documentary

  • Hidden Euphoria – Aderogba Adedeji
  • Skin – Beverly Naya
  • Against All Odds: A Tale Of Resilience – Aderemi Davies
  • Ibadan: Yoruba Heritage – Tunde Oladimeji

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Swahili

  • Raveet Sippy Chadh – Subira
  • Timoth Conrad Kachumka – Sema
  • Victor Gatonye – Dream Child
  • Joan Kabugu – Toy Car

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Yoruba

  • Ronke Odusanya – Ajoji Godogbo –
  • Yewande Famakin – Alubarika
  • Oyebade Adebimpe – Adebimpe Omo Oba
  • Wumi Olabimtan – Intent

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series

  • Tuntube – Muhammad T. Finisher
  • Mariya – Abubakar Bashir
  • Abarawa Rai – Muhammad Adam and Tundun Murtala
  • Sadauki – Hassan Giggs

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Igbo

  • Isianyaocha – Brown Ene
  • Nekwa – Paul Igwe
  • Nne – Victor Iyke
  • Obiakpor – Evan Okechukwu

Best Movie Southern Africa

  • Kukuri – Philippe Talavera
  • Dalitso – Abraham Kabwe
  • Kwacha – Cassie Kabwikta
  • The Beautiful Hen Behind Yao Mountain – Imran Kaisi

Best Movie East Africa

  • Disconnect – Iman Mueke
  • Lost In Time – Edijoe Mwaniki
  • Plan B – Sarah Hassan
  • 94 Terror – Mulinwa Richard

Best Movie in West Africa

  • God Calling – Momo Spaine
  • Seven – Tosin Igho
  • Elevator Baby – Victoria Akujobi
  • Living In Bondage – Steve Gukas
  • Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola

Best Television Series Drama or Comedy

  • Jenifa’s Diary – Funke Akindele
  • Truth – Anis Halloway
  • Life As It Is – Uche Odoh
  • Women – Uchenna Mbunabo

Best Picture Editor

  • God Calling – Holmes Awa
  • Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola
  • Living In Bondage – Antonio Rebeiro
  • Seven – Tosin Igho and Bryan Dike
  • Elevator Baby – Emiola Fagbenle
  • Best Art Director Movie/TV Series
  • Living In Bondage – Victor Afrigold, Ayanda Carter, Jim Franklin, Zimasa Ndamase
  • Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola, Iwaotan Olusola Roberts
  • God Calling – Omotola Alade
  • The Bling Lagosians – Bolanle Austen Peters

Best Sound Track Movie/TV Series

  • King Of Boys – Sess, Reminisce & Adekunle Gold – Original Gangster
  • Living In Bondage – Larry Gaga & Flavour – Tene
  • God Calling – Ighwiyisi Jacobs – Stay With Me
  • The Gift – Mercy Aghedo – The Gift
  • Run -Timzil – Run

MultiChoice Talent Factory Award

  • Life of Bim – West Africa
  • Dreamchaser – West Africa
  • Ensulo – East Africa
  • Promises – East Africa
  • Savana Skies – Southern Africa
  • The Painting – Southern Africa

Best Director

  • Living In Bondage – Steve Gukas, Ramsey Nouah
  • God Calling – Bb Sasore
  • The Set Up – Niyi Akinmolayan
  • King Of Boys – Kemi Adetiba
  • Ratnik – Dimeji Ajibola
  • The Ghost And The House Of Truth – Akin Omotosho
  • Seven – Tosin Igho

#Newsworthy…

Prince Williams says he will name the BAFTA awards ‘Harry’ (Photos)


Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the BAFTA awards last night and they had an awkward moment where Margot Robbie made a joke about Prince Harry while accepting Brad Pitt’s award.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left laughing awkwardly after Margot Robbie made a joke about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the roles as senior royals during a BAFTA acceptance speech on behalf of Brad Pitt.

At the 73rd annual EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, Brad Pitt, 56, was named best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.


With the actor absent from the ceremony in London, his co-star Robbie read out a speech on his behalf.

She said: “He says he is going to name this (the award plaque) Harry because he is really excited about bringing it back to the States with him. His words not mine.”

At this point, Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, gave an awkward laugh.

Later, Prince William spoke passionately about the importance of diversity in films before handing out the Fellowship award to Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy.


#Newsworthy…

Kidjo hangs out with Burna boy days after Grammy event ..


Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer, has met with Burna Boy, Nigeria’s Afrofusion singer, and Bose Ogulu, his mum, days after winning the Grammys.

The 59-year-old actress and activist, who is known for her diverse musical influences, appeared to have paid a visit to the home of the ‘African Giant’ singer.


The duo took to their social media platforms on Friday to share pictures they took brimming with smiles.

In one of the videos on social media platforms, the talented songster can be seen discussing with Burna Boy and his mum, while the duo listened attentively.


Kidjo had snagged the Recording Academy’s 2020 ‘Best World Music Album’ award in the same award category in which Burna Boy was nominated for his ‘African Giant’ project.

While receiving her gramophone statuette on Sunday, Kidjo had dedicated her win to Burna Boy, describing him as being among those changing the narrative of music-making in the continent.


“He’s among those artistes from Africa that are changing the way that our continent is perceived and the way that Africa’s has been the bedrock of every music,” the four-time Grammy winner had said.

Burna had, following the loss, reassured his fans around the globe of his commitment to music-making, charging the world to get ready for his comeback.


Reacting to the ‘Ye’ crooner’s loss, Nigerians had flared while Naomi Campbell, an English actress, had criticized the Grammy organisers for failing to recognize Afrobeats as an award category.

“Afrobeats is a musical genre played on mainstream and primetime radio not only across the continent of Africa but across the world,” Campbell wrote in an open letter to the Academy.


“Recently, the genre was put in your ‘World Music’ category at the 2020 Grammys. This misrepresentation diminishes an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged.

“Did the world get to vote for this award? What will this neglectful categorization of music mean to individual cultures who contribute their blood, sweat, tears, and every level of their creativity?”

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#Newsworthy …

(Video) DJ cuppy celebrate her father on winning an award at ThisDay ..


Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, is no doubt a man who has made an impact in the lives of many people. It seems his good works has been noticed and has now been recognized.

The billionaire businessman recently bagged a philanthropy award to the joy of his family members and well-wishers on social media. Femi Otedola’s celebrity DJ daughter, Ifeoluwa Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, took to social media via her Instagram page to celebrate her father’s win.

The young lady shared series of photos of her father collecting his Philanthropist of the Decade Award and she explained how proud she is of him.

DJ Cuppy said that she is very proud of her father and added that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

In her caption she wrote: “O PROUD of my dad @FemiOtedola who won an award for Philanthropist of the Decade! Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile…. #ThisDayAwards2020”

Femi Otedola also shared a video of the moment he received the recognition on his Instagram page. In his own caption, he wrote: “It was an honour to receive the “Philanthropist of the Decade” award from Thisday Newspaper … F.Ote”

https://www.instagram.com/femiotedola/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=3DADAAD7-6E5B-4F70-A341-6CEAAEF76F47


#Newsworthy…

Grammy winner, Kidjo meets Asa, spoke fluent Yoruba (Video) ..


Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, and she visited Smooth FM this morning for an interview.

While saying hello to the staff at the studio, Angelique spoke fluent Yoruba.

Nigerian singer Asa also visited the studio and both women were happy to see each other.


Angelique is seen drawing Asa in for a long hug before complimenting her footwear. They also spoke Yoruba to each other.

Angelique Kidjo, who will be performing in Lagos, Nigeria, said it will be her first time performing in the state.

“This is my first time in Lagos… My first time playing in Lagos. The last time I was here was in ’93. I left here at 13 years old.”

She added that her father was “too afraid” of her mum to bring her here because he feared if she comes here, she won’t want to go back to resume school.


#Newsworthy…

You were not awarded because you lack education – Model writes to Burna boy ..


Popular model, Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy lost to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.


Naomi Campbell who praised Angelique for spreading light and opening minds through her music, stated that Burna Boy has not been given the accolades he truly deserves due to lack of education.

The supermodel averred that categorization of afrobeats in the ‘World Music’ category of the 2020 Grammys, diminished an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged.


Naomi who queried the recording academy on the voting pattern of the category, urged them to use the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on their perspective of ‘World Music.’

She wrote;

First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music… •


And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only due to lack of education that you have not been honored with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS. •

And to The @RecordingAcademy,
There is something that brings joy, strength and happiness to myself, and to so many people that hear it, and it is called Afrobeats. Afrobeats is a musical genre played on mainstream and primetime radio not only across the continent of Africa, but across the world… •


Recently, the genre was categorized into your ‘World Music’ category at the 2020 Grammys. This misrepresentation diminishes an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged; a genre that has been a force of hope and positivity for many, and a vehicle for artistry on the continent of Africa. •

Please take the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on your perspective of ‘World Music.’ Did the world get to vote for this award, or was it only the people in the United States a part of The Recording Academy? What will this neglectful categorization of music mean to individual cultures? Cultures who contribute their blood, sweat and tears, and every level of their creativity and work ethic into making music for YOU and for all of us. •

Please get up to speed on the state of all popular music today, and include Afrobeats Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and all the subcategories that this genre so deserves – just as any other respected and recognized musical genre. •

This is bigger than you, so open your eyes, ears and minds and treat us right and with the respect we deserve.


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Burna Boy called Angelique Kidjo, ‘Mama Africa’ ..

…In the end, it’s all love, respect and mutual support

…mourn Kobe and Gianna Bryant


On January 26, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy lost the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album to Beninise legend, Angelique Kidjo and her critically-acclaimed album, Celia.

After a few hours of no social media activity by Burna Boy – who didn’t even post a picture of himself at the Grammy Awards – he has congratulated Angelique Kidjo on her win. A few hours ago, he took to his Twitter account to express his excitement at Angelique Kidjo’s win

He wrote that, “I love you forever @angeliquekidjo and every single person that rooted for me, I don’t take any of it lightly! The world get ready cause we’re all coming! #FOOTONNECK2020.” During a Breakfast Club interview on Power 105.1, New York, Burna Boy said that he personally sought out Angelique Kidjo for his Grammy-nominated album, African Giant.

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In the same breath, the self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ also commiserated with Kobe Bryant’s family. He wrote, “If I wasn’t doing music I would have played basketball, and it’s all because of Kobe! We’ve lost a legend and our hearts are breaking! Prayers up for his family #ripkobeandgianna.”

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During her acceptance speech, Angelique Kidjo also gave Burna Boy a shout-out. In the end, it’s all love, respect and mutual support.

https://twitter.com/burnaboy/status/1221912185355423744


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Best dressed, Worse dressed celebrities ..


The 62nd edition of the Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that recognises the best recordings, compositions, and artists in music globally held at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles on Sunday.

Billie Eilish, an 18-year-old American singer, made history by becoming the youngest artist to win the top four prizes.


She bagged the awards for the ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’, for her ‘When We Sleep, Where Do We Go’ album. Here is the full list of winners.

Celebrities stepped out on the red carpet in their favourite designer wears, setting the tone for a glamorous event.


In a vibrant display of colours and styles, they dazzled and left fans and fashion enthusiasts with a lot to ponder about.

From the stunning to the outlandish, here are the best and worst dressed celebrities at the 2020 Grammy awards.

Best Dressed

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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Jameela Jamil

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Charlie Wilson

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Dua Lipa

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BTS

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Camila Cabello

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Ariana Grande

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Dreezy

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Usher

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Shawn Mendes

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Rosalia

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Maggie Rogers

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Priyanka Chopra and Joe Jonas

Worst Dressed

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Twigs

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Lana Del Rey

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James Blake

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Gwen Stefani

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Brandi Carlile

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Billy Porter

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Billie Eilish

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Bebe Rexha


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Michelle Obama wins big [Full winner list] ..


Billie Eilish, an 18-year-old US singer-cum-songwriter, earned the most awards at the 2020 Grammys with a total of five gramophone statuettes.

The 62nd Academy Awards held on Sunday, with Nigeria’s Burna Boy losing out to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese vocalist, in the ‘Best World Album’ category.

Eilish had been nominated in six categories, including the ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’, for her ‘When We Sleep, Where Do We Go’ album.


Finneas O’Connell, her brother-cum-producer, also won two Grammys while Paak Anderson, American rapper, and Lizzo, won two awards each.

Michelle Obama also snagged an award for the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ on account of her audiobook for ‘Becoming’, a 2018 memoir.


Her win gives the Obama home its third Grammy award after Barack Obama, former US president, had already secured two Grammys in the same category for his books.

See all the winners below:


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Nigerians fully in support of Burna boy despite loss ..


Burna Boy has been dominating headlines since last weekend and although he did not win the coveted Grammy Award, he has won the hearts of many fans across Africa and indeed the world.

The Nigerian Singer had his compatriots solidly behind him prior to the awards night and he received more support even after the results were announced that he did not win.


Highlight of the evening was when the singer whom he lost to, Angelique Kidjo gave a powerful speech while dedicating the award to the ‘Ye’ crooner.

Nigerians have since trooped to social media to react to the turn of events and they’ve been pouring encomiums on Burna’s name.

See below ;

Tife wrote ;

So I decided to listen to few tracks from Angelique Kidjo’s Album & I must say Burna Boy is really an African Giant to be nominated alongside that woman.
Burna still gat more than enough time to put in more effort inorder to do better. He’s capable, he’s a winner too. #GRAMMYs


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: I never hated Burna boy – AKA ..


Popular South African Rapper, AKA has reacted to the Grammy Award loss of Afrobeats singer Burna Boy.

The 62nd Grammy Awards which held last night in Los Angeles, California, saw Burna Boy lose to fellow African and legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo, with her album Ceila.


As soon as the news broke, trolls stormed AKA’s Twitter page to hear what he will say about the loss Burna Boy suffered.

Recall that Burna Boy and AKA went at each other over the xenophobic attacks inflicted on Nigerians by South Africans in their country.

With the Grammies over and Burna Boy going home, many expect AKA to express excitement.

However, he changed that narrative when he tweeted thus ;

“I never hated Burna Boy. All I did was stand up for my country. I think it’s time to move past this narrative. It’s tired. Like I said, even a nomination is a huge achievement”.

“What you should have done is focus on the positive instead of thinking about me and my country. In any case, Burna is still a champion. We still consider him a winner”.


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Billie Eilish awarded ‘best new artist’


The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center (all times local):

8:28 p.m.

Billie Eilish has won the Grammy for best new artist.

It was the third Grammy for the 18-year-old at Sunday’s ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Earlier, she won song of the year for “Bad Guy” and best pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

“I feel like the fans deserve everything, they haven’t been talked about enough tonight,” Eilish said as she accepted the award. “I love all fandoms.”

She beat out a group of nominees that included Lil Nas X and Lizzo.

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8:15 p.m.

With tears running down her cheeks, Demi Lovato stood on the Grammys stage in a white ballgown and belted her new single “Anyone,” written just four days before her near fatal overdose in July 2018.

It was the 27-year-old’s first time at the Grammy Awards in two years and her first big performance since that fateful day.

Accompanied by just a piano, Lovato glowed in the Christian Siriano gown on the stage Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, stopping briefly after her voice faltered at the beginning and starting her emotional track once again. She made it through strongly, earning a standing ovation from her peers.

Before the Grammys, Lovato discussed the song with the New Music Daily with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. She said she recorded “Anyone” before she was rushed from her home in the Hollywood Hills to a Los Angeles-area hospital. Paramedics found her unconscious.

She said before the Grammys that she’s excited for her comeback, including singing the national anthem at the Feb. 2 Super Bowl.

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7:55 p.m.

Sheila E. says FKA twigs made the decision to dance instead of sing alongside Usher during their Prince tribute at the Grammys.

Sheila E. said backstage Sunday that twigs chose against singing because she didn’t have the proper audio equipment for her to hear. She says Twigs decided to appear as a backup dancer, which drew initial criticism from some on social media.

Usher and Sheila E. performed a medley of Prince songs including “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.” Twigs appeared on stage during “When Doves Cry” in a feathery outfit, twirling on a pole before she danced on Usher.

Twigs is a British singer-songwriter who pole danced in her music video “Cellophane.”

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7:45 p.m.

Billie Eilish has won the Grammy for song of the year for “Bad Guy.”

It was Eilish’s second Grammy Sunday, after winning best pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” during the pre-telecast ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Eilish said from the stage that “I feel like I joke around a lot, but I genuinely want to say that I’m so grateful.”

The 18-year-old told the music stars in the crowd that “I grew up watching all of you.”

She was joined on stage by her brother and musical partner Finneas, who won two Grammys for his work with his sister earlier Sunday.

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7:40 p.m.

Meek Mill and DJ Khaled led a tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle at the Grammys.

“When we lost you it really put some pain on me,” Mill said in the somber solo rap that opened the tribute to his fellow rapper who was shot and killed 10 months ago at age 33.

Things got more celebratory when Khaled and John Legend appeared.

“Everybody get up out your seats, we’re doin’ this for Nipsey Hussle!” Khaled shouted to the crowd Sunday at Staples Center, as video of a rapping Hussle appeared on a big screen.

They were also joined by Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG in paying homage to Hussle, who posthumously won his first Grammy in the pre-telecast ceremony earlier Sunday, taking best rap performance for “Racks in the Middle,” which features Ricch.

The Los Angeles native, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down outside his clothing store just a few miles from Staples Center on March 31. He had been nominated for a Grammy for the first time a few months earlier.

The tribute performance ended with Khaled shouting out the names of Hussle along with those of Kobe Bryant and Bryant’s daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash earlier Sunday.

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7:30 p.m.

The Grammy Awards have included plenty of sincere and explicit tributes to Kobe Bryant on the day of the NBA star’s death, but there were many more subtle ones too.

Billy Ray Cyrus’ guitar had “#24,” Bryant’s number, on his guitar and Lil Nas X had a Bryant jersey draped over a chair at the beginning of their performance of “Old Town Road” during the Grammys on Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the arena where Bryant played most of his career.

Run-DMC member Joseph “Run” Simmons” held up a white Bryant Jersey during their performance of “Walk This Way” with Aerosmith.

And Lizzo, who dedicated the show to Bryant when she opened it with a performance, accepted the Grammy for best pop solo performance without invoking his name. She simply said that today she realized that after being lost in her own problems all week, she realized that “in an instant all of that can go away.”

The 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles earlier Sunday.

5:45 p.m.

Lizzo has won the Grammy for best pop solo performance for “Truth Hurts” in what is already shaping up to be a big night for the R&B singer-songwriter.

The award was the first handed out during Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

But Lizzo had already won two Grammys before the telecast. She won best traditional R&B performance for “Jerome” and best urban contemporary album for “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

She accepted the third award minutes after opening the show with a medley of “Truth Hurts” and “Cuz I Love You,” a performance she started by dedicating the night to former NBA star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash earlier Sunday.

“This whole week I’ve been lost in my problems, stressed out,” Lizzo said as she accepted her third award. “Then in an instant all of that can go away.”

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This item has been corrected to show that Lizzo’s third Grammy was for best pop solo performance, instead of best solo pop vocal performance.

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5:25 p.m.

Host Alicia Keys said the Grammys are steeped in “crazy sadness” coming just after the loss of Kobe Bryant.

“Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero,” Keys said in her opening monologue.

She was then joined by members of Boyz II Men for an acapella rendition of their song “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards are being held Sunday in Los Angeles at Staples Center, the arena where the Lakers legend and former NBA superstar played nearly all of his 20-year career. And the ceremony comes on the day when the 41-year-old Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

“We’re standing here in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” Keys said.

Lizzo had opened the show by saying “Tonight is for Kobe” at the beginning of her performance of “Cuz I Love You.”

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5:10 p.m.

Lizzo has opened the Grammys telecast with a tribute to Kobe Bryant.

“Tonight is for Kobe,” the R&B singer-songwriter declared as she conducted an orchestra and launched into her song “Cuz I Love You” at the start of the show.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards are being held Sunday in Los Angeles at Staples Center, the arena where the Lakers legend and former NBA superstar played nearly all of his 20-year career. And the ceremony comes on the day when the 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others died in a helicopter crash just outside the city.

Lizzo, who won two Grammys before the telecast started, and Billie Eilish are among those up for the biggest awards at the ceremony hosted by Alicia Keys.

4 p.m.

Lizzo and Billie Eilish have won their first career Grammys in what could be the beginning of a big night for both of the pop sensations.

Lizzo won best traditional R&B performance for “Jerome” and best urban contemporary album for “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” during the Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old Eilish won best pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and her brother and musical partner Finneas won best engineered album and producer of the year.

Lizzo and Eilish are among those nominated for the night’s biggest awards, including best new artist and album, song and record of the year, to be presented during the Grammys telecast that begins at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

2:50

The late Nipsey Hussle has won his first Grammy Award.

Hussle won best rap performance Sunday for “Racks in the Middle,” which also features Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy.

Lauren London, Hussle’s partner and the mother of his child, accepted the award with several members of Hussle’s family.

London called Hussle “a phenomenal vessel” who “did it not just for the awards, but for the people.”

The Los Angeles rapper whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, got his first Grammy nomination last year.

Less than two months later, he was shot and killed at age 33 as he stood outside his clothing store.

The award comes on a day when Los Angeles is mourning another local hero, former NBA star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday at age 41.

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2:40

At age 61, Tanya Tucker has won the first two Grammy Awards of her career, 48 years after her first hit at age 13.

Tucker won best country album Sunday during the pre-telecast ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles for “While I’m Livin’,” her first album of original material in 17 years.

She also won best country song for “Bring My Flowers Now,” which is also nominated for overall song of the year, to be presented during the main telecast later Sunday.

Tucker was a 13-year-old country child prodigy when her 1972 song “Delta Dawn” became a huge hit.

Her recordings became increasingly sparse through the years as she went through career and personal struggles, and last year’s “While I’m Livin’” represented the biggest of several comeback attempts.

Tucker has been nominated for Grammys 14 times.

Tucker is still very young compared to the winner of the other major country Grammy, 86-year-old Willie Nelson, who took home best country solo performance for “Ride Me Back Home.” It was Nelson’s ninth Grammy.

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2:15

Hildur Guðnadóttir is taking home a Grammy for music she first thought no one would care to hear.

The female composer won best score soundtrack for the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” during the pre-telecast ceremony Sunday.

The soundtrack already won her an Emmy late last year. And in January she became the first woman in 19 years to win best original score for “Joker” at the Golden Globes.

“I think it fit really well with the images of the film, and I was happy with how the music worked with the narrative and characters in this series,” she said backstage of the “Chernobyl” soundtrack. “But I never thought anyone would ever listen to the soundtrack record, honestly. I’ve very surprised to be here today.”

She is also up next month for an Academy Award for “Joker.” If she wins an Oscar, she could have three of the four EGOT awards, after her Grammy and Emmy.

Guðnadóttir called the experience “surreal” and an “adventure.” She said she might have plans to go on Broadway, which could present some pressure for her to win a Tony Award.

“Now, I feel a lot of pressure,” she said with a chuckle. “That’ll be the next step. The next project, I guess.”

— Jonathan Landrum Jr.

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1:45 p.m.

Michelle Obama is a Grammy winner.

The former first lady won her first Grammy Award on Sunday for best spoken word album for the audio book of her 2019 memoir “Becoming.”

Obama was not on hand to accept the award handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during the Grammys pre-telecast ceremony.

Her husband, former president Barack Obama, has two Grammys in the same category, one for his 2005 audio book “Dreams of My Father” and another for his 2007 audio book “The Audacity of Hope.”

The spoken word album category includes poetry, storytelling and audio books.

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1:15 p.m.

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” has won the Grammy Award for best music film.

The Netflix film weaves together Beyoncé’s 2018 performances at the Coachella music festival, which included numerous nods to historically black colleges and universities.

Producer Steve Pamon in accepting the award said those working to graduate from the institutions are their inspiration. He also praised Beyoncé for her leadership on the project.

The superstar did not attend the pre-telecast ceremony where her Grammy win was announced.

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12:45 p.m.

The Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony opened with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant.

Interim Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. opened the ceremony where dozens of Grammys are handed out before the main show, telling attendees, “As most of you may know, we lost Kobe Bryant in a tragic helicopter accident today.”

“Since we are in his house, I would ask you to join me in a moment of silence,” Mason said.

Artists arriving at the show reacted to Bryant’s death and his influence.

Blues artist and Grammys nominee Keb’ Mo’ called Bryant’s death “a huge loss.”

“He’s just a huge role model,” Keb’ Mo’ said.

British artist Labrinth said: “It was insane news to hear this morning. He’s been part of my life for a very long time. … I couldn’t believe it.”

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10 a.m.

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are walking into what should be one of the most exciting days of their careers as they attend their first-ever Grammy Awards on Sunday, where they are the top-nominated acts. But 10 days before arguably the biggest night in music, the industry erupted when the Recording Academy announced it had put its recently hired CEO, Deborah Dugan, on administrative leave for misconduct.

Dugan and her lawyers fired back at the academy, claiming that the awards show is rigged. That energy puts a dark cloud over nominees like Lizzo, Eilish and Lil Nas X, breakthrough acts who are competing for top prizes.

The Grammy Awards are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main telecast begins at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: Wizkid, Davido, Don Jazzy celebrate Burna Boy (see their tweets)..


Burna Boy has done the entire country proud at the Grammys, despite narrowly missing out to Angelique Kidjo on the honour.

After several worthy nominations of Nigerian musicians and expressions of ambition to one day win the gramophone by plenty others, Burna Boy almost achieved the unthinkable. He was in a strong position to be the first homegrown Nigerian to bring the Grammy home at the 62nd edition of the award ceremony.

On the night of the ceremony which was held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, the entire country stayed up at midnight, rooting for the Nigerian music superstar to become the first homegrown singer to win the highly coveted award. And he nearly did it in style, as he competed for the honour against three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, as well as Altin Gün, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet, Bokanté And Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley, in the World Music Category.


Burna Boy’s rise to glory had started from his Burn mixtape days, leading to the release of ‘African Giant’, a critically acclaimed album which nearly earned him the ultimate prize. But he respectably lost to music veteran Angelique Kidjo on the night, leaving the hearts of millions of his fans in Nigeria and worldwide, shattered.

His colleagues, many of whom had been touted to be the first to bring the coveted award home, have commended him on a good showing, saying how proud they are and offering words of encouragement.


Davido, sent his early congratulatory message to Burna, saying: “Congrats in advance fam !!!! Big weekend for you ! It’s already yours in Jesus name.“


Don Jazzy had also offered words of support in a series of tweets, writing on his Twitter before the ceremony: “Grammy should better not be unfortunate today.”


Wizkid, who himself has gone close to achieving the honour through his collaboration with Drake, has had this to say in support of Burna shortly before the ceremony “King Burna! Bring it home!”


It has taken Burna Boy four albums, two mixtapes, one EP and several singles – to nearly achieve this feat. His first mixtape, Burn Notice, was released in 2011 but it was his 2018 hit single, ‘Ye’ from his third studio album, ‘Outside’ that exposed him to a global audience.

This loss comes after a very impressive year of winnings for Burna Boy in 2019, in which he won a BET Award for ‘Best International Act’ and ‘MTV: EMA awards for ‘Best African Act.


Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade (1984 & 1999); Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti (2002, 2009, 2011 & 2013) and Seun Kuti (2019) have also all previously gone agonisingly close to winning the Grammy award.

As the accolades deservedly pour in for Burna Boy, he and his peers will relish the chance to work harder towards achieving the honour, knowing fully well that it is indeed, doable.


#Newsworthy…

2020 Grammy: See how Teni, Simi, Tiwa, Others reacts to Burna Boy’s loss..


For the first time in a while, the country was truly united to support Burna Boy for his impressive showing at the Grammy Awards last night.

While he didn’t win his first Grammy for his ‘African Giant’ album on Sunday, January 26 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, Angelique Kidjo who won in Burna’s category dedicated her award to him.


As we celebrate the nomination and Burna Boy for making it thus far and representing the continent, different Nigerians and celebrities have taken to social media to send celebratory messages to Burna Boy.

Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, who also received Grammy credits for their work on Lion King: The Gift took to social media to shower praises on Burna.


Yemi Alade said, “I STAN A QUEEN… Congratulations #MAMAAFRICA, @angeliquekidjo 🏆🏆🏆, congratulations @burnaboy, congratulations #AFRICA OUR TIME IS NOW.”

Teni Makanaki had joined in singing praises of Burna when the nomination list was announced, describing it as “a special moment for every African!” She had gone on to express her confidence that he’d bag the award. “You will win,” she wrote on her Twitter.

Simi had also rooted for the singer ahead of the awards ceremony. “Burna better win,” she said.

Congratulations are in order to the king of afro-fusion and we can’t wait to see what big things he does next.


#Newsworthy…

Check out some of Bryant’s Grammy honors you might have miss..


The Grammy Awards have included plenty of sincere and big tributes to Kobe Bryant on the day of the NBA star’s death, but there were many more subtle ones too.

Billy Ray Cyrus’ guitar had “#24,” Bryant’s number, on his guitar and Lil Nas X had a Bryant jersey draped over a chair at the beginning of their performance of “Old Town Road” during the Grammys on Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the arena where Bryant played most of his career.

Run-DMC member Joseph “Run” Simmons” held up a white Bryant Jersey during their performance of “Walk This Way” with Aerosmith.

And Lizzo, who dedicated the show to Bryant when she opened it with a performance, accepted the Grammy for best pop solo performance without invoking his name. She simply said that today she realized that after being lost in her own problems all week, she realized that “in an instant all of that can go away.”

Throughout the evening, the Los Angeles Lakers jerseys belonging to Bryant were illuminated as they hung inside the Staples Center.

A tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle also included tribute to Bryant. The tribute performance ended with DJ Khaled shouting out the names of Hussle along with those of Kobe Bryant and Bryant’s daughter Gianna.

Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men had everyone in tears right at the start of the Grammys with their tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles earlier Sunday.


#Newsworthy…

#NobleSport

2020 Grammy: Eilish, Lizzo shines (See full list of winners)


Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish was the runaway winner at 62nd Grammys on Sunday, winning five awards, as the music world mourned the loss of LA’s hometown basketball hero Kobe Bryant with a series of emotional tributes.

Eilish, 18, swept the “big four” prizes — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist — in an industry acknowledgement of her wave-making role as the new reference point for pop’s future.

“What’s next? I don’t know — be in this moment is all I’m thinking about,” Eilish told reporters backstage.

Lizzo — one of her main competitors, who won three awards — kicked off the glitzy gala at the Staples Center by dedicating it to Bryant, in the very arena where the NBA icon made history with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lizzo: wins three awards

“Tonight is for Kobe,” shouted the 31-year-old twerking flautist, hours after his death in a helicopter crash was confirmed. His 13-year-old daughter and seven others also died in the incident.

Lizzo then launched into an eye-popping medley performance of her top hits that set the tone for the night.

She handed over to host Alicia Keys, who offered another love letter to Bryant’s memory: “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now. Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero.”

“And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” said Keys, before launching into a soulful rendition of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)” with the group Boyz II Men.

“He would want us to keep the vibrations high,” Keys later said, before singing a humorous yet soothing opening monologue at the piano.

A mushrooming crowd of people, many of them in tears, gathered near the arena to mourn the 41-year-old Bryant. Flags were flying at half-mast.

But the show went on, with an understated performance from Eilish who thanked her fans — and fellow nominee Ariana Grande — in accepting her haul of trophies.

“Mainly I think the fans deserve everything,” she said, standing alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell, who shared in her Grammy glory while also winning his own producing and engineering awards.

“I feel like they have not been talked about enough tonight because they’re the only reason any of us are here at all. So thanks to the fans.”

And she gave a shoutout to Grande, who despite five nominations went home empty-handed, saying that Grande’s “thank u, next,” had been a lifesaver for her.

“I think it deserves more than anything in the world, I love you so much,” Eilish said.

Lil Nas X took home two Grammys for his pop culture phenomenon “Old Town Road,” while Lizzo won three out of her eight nominations.

“This whole week, I’d be lost in my problems, stressed out — and then in an instant all of that can go away and your priorities really shift,” the 31-year-old superstar said, alluding to Bryant’s death.

“Let’s continue to reach out, hold each other down and lift each other up.”

The veterans were not shut out — Lady Gaga won two Grammys for her soundtrack for the hit film “A Star Is Born,” and one went to Beyonce, who nabbed the prize for best music film for “Homecoming.”

Angelique Kidjo took home the award for Best World Album.

All the 62nd Grammy winners:

Record of the Year:

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish (WINNER)
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album of the Year:

“I, I” — Bon Iver
“Norman F—ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish (WINNER)
“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande
“I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.
“7” — Lil Nas X
“Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo
“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Best New Artist:

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish (WINNER)
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

“Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend (WINNER)
“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini” — Lil Nas X
“Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch
“The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Song of the Year:

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish) (WINNER)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F—ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best Rap Album:

Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
Championships — Meek Mill
i am > i was — 21 Savage
IGOR — Tyler, The Creator (WINNER)
The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae

Best Comedy Album:

Quality Time — Jim Gaffigan
Relatable — Ellen Degeneres
Right Now — Aziz Ansari
Son Of Patricia — Trevor Noah
Sticks & Stones — Dave Chappelle (WINNER)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

“Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” — Brothers Osborne
“Speechless” — Dan & Shay (WINNER)
“The Daughters” — Little Big Town
“Common” — Maren Morris ft. Brandi Carlile

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Spirit” — Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo (WINNER)
“You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

POP FIELD

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus (WINNER)
“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers
“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Look Now — Elvis Costello & The Imposters (WINNER)
Sì — Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition) — Michael Bublé
A Legendary Christmas — John Legend
Walls — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album:

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go — Billie Eilish (WINNER)
The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran
Lover — Taylor Swift

DANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

“Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers (WINNER)
“Linked” — Bonobo
“Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza & Goodboys
“Underwater” — Rüfüs Du Sol
“Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize With Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

No Geography — The Chemical Brothers (WINNER)
LP5 — Apparat
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) — Flume
Solace — Rüfüs Du Sol
Weather — Tycho

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:

Mettavolution — Rodrigo y Gabriela (WINNER)
Ancestral Recall — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Star People Nation — Theo Croker
Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! — Mark Guiliana
Elevate — Lettuce

ROCK

Best Rock Performance:

“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr. (WINNER)
“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard
“Woman” — Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad” — Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance:

“7empest” — Tool (WINNER)
“Astorolus – The Great Octopus” — Candlemass ft. Tony Iommi
“Humanicide” — Death Angel
“Bow Down” — I Prevail
“Unleashed” — Killswitch Engage

Best Rock Song:

“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) (WINNER)
“Fear Inoculum” — Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)
“Give Yourself A Try” — George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)
“Harmony Hall” — Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album:

Social Cues — Cage The Elephant (WINNER)
Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
In The End — The Cranberries
Trauma — I Prevail
Feral Roots — Rival Sons

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album:

Father of the Bride — Vampire Weekend (WINNER)
U.F.O.F. — Big Thief
Assume Form — James Blake
i,i — Bon Iver
Anima — Thom Yorke

R&B

Best R&B Performance:

“Come Home” — Anderson .Paak & André 300 (WINNER)
“Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
“Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo & Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo” — Lucky Daye

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Jerome” — Lizzo (WINNER)
“Time Today” — BJ The Chicago Kid
“Steady Love” — India.Arie
“Real Games” — Lucky Daye
“Built For Love” — PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song:

“Say So” — Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo) (WINNER)
“Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)
“Look At Me Now” — Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)
“No Guidance” — Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)
“Roll Some Mo” — David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo (WINNER)
Apollo XXI — Steve Lacy
Overload — Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn — Nao
Being Human In Public — Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album:

Venture — Anderson .Paak
1123 — BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted — Lucky Daye
Ella Mai — Ella Mai
Paul — PJ Morton

RAP

Best Rap Performance:

“Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy (WINNER)
“Middle Child” — J.Cole
“Suge” — DaBaby
“Down Bad” — Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy
“Clout” — Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap Song:

“A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage ft. J. Cole) (WINNER)
“Bad Idea” — Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (Ybn Cordae ft. Chance The Rapper)
“Gold Roses” — Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-tynes, William Leonard Roberts Ii, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas Iii & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross ft. Drake)
“Racks In The Middle” — Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy)
“Suge” — Dababy, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (Dababy)

COUNTRY

Best Country Solo Performance:

“Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson (WINNER)
“All Your’n” — Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker

Best Country Song:

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, Songwriters (Tanya Tucker) (WINNER)
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley Mcbryde, Songwriters (Ashley Mcbryde)
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori Mckenna & Liz Rose, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, Songwriters (Eric Church)
“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, Songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album:

While I’m Livin’ — Tanya Tucker (WINNER)
Desperate Man — Eric Church
Stronger Than The Truth — Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel — Pistol Annies
Center Point Road — Thomas Rhett

NEW AGE

Best New Age Album:

Wings — Peter Kater (WINNER)
Fairy Dreams — David Arkenstone
Homage To Kindness — David Darling
Verve — Sebastian Plano
Deva — Deva Premal

JAZZ

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

“Sozinho” — Randy Brecker, soloist (WINNER)
“Elsewhere” — Melissa Aldana, soloist
“Tomorrow Is The Question” — Julian Lage, soloist
“The Windup” — Brandford Marsalis, soloist
“Sightseeing” — Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

12 Little Spells — Esperanza Spalding (WINNER)
Thirsty Ghost — Sara Gazarek
Love & Liberation — Jazzmeia Horn
Alone Together — Catherine Russell
Screenplay — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

Finding Gabriel — Brad Mehldau (WINNER)
In The Key Of The Universe — Joey DeFrancesco
The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul — Branford Marsalis Quartet
Christian McBride’s New Jawn — Brad Mehldau
Come What May – Joshua Redman Quartet

Best Jazz Ensemble Album:

The Omni-american Book Club — Brian Lynch Big Band (WINNER)
Triple Helix — Anat Cohen Tentet
Dancer In Nowhere — Miho Hazama
Hiding Out — Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
One Day Wonder — Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album:

Antidote — Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band (WINNER)
Sorte!: Music By John Finbury — Thalma De Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca
Una Noche Con Rubén Blades — Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
Carib — David Sánchez
Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera — Miguel Zenón

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

“Love Theory”– Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Songwriter (WINNER)
“Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” — Gloria Gaynor ft. Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, Songwriters
“See The Light” — Travis Greene ft. Jekalyn Carr
“Speak The Name” — Koryn Hawthorne ft. Natalie Grant
“This Is A Move (Live)” — Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, Songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
:

“God Only Knows” — for King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters (WINNER)
“Only Jesus” — Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
“Haven’t Seen It Yet” — Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
“God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)” — Tauren Wells
“Rescue Story” — Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album:

Long Live Love — Kirk Franklin (WINNER)
Goshen — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
Tunnel Vision — Gene Moore
Settle Here — William Murphy
Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

Burn The Ships — for King & Country (WINNER)
I Know A Ghost — Crowder
Haven’t Seen It Yet — Danny Gokey
The Elements — TobyMac
Holy Roar — Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album:

Testimony — Gloria Gaynor (WINNER)
Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass
Grows — Steven Curtis Chapman
Deeper Oceans — Joseph Habedank
His Name Is Jesus — Tim Menzies
Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists) — Jerry Salley, producer

LATIN

Best Latin Pop Album:

#ELDISCO — Alejandro Sanz (WINNER)
Vida — Luis Fonsi
11:11 — Maluma
Montaner — Ricardo Montaner
Fantasía — Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

El Mal Querer – Rosalía (WINNER)
X 100PRE — Bad Bunny
Oasis — J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible — Flor De Toloache
Almadura — iLe

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):

De Ayer Para Siempre — Mariachi Los Camperos (WINNER)
Caminando — Joss Favela
Percepción — Intocable
Poco A Poco — La Energia Norteña
20 Aniversario — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best Tropical Latin Album:

Opus — Marc Anthony (WINNER – TIE)
A Journey Through Cuban Music — Aymée Nuviola (WINNER – TIE)
Tiempo Al Tiempo — Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
Candela — Vicente García
Literal — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

Best American Roots Performance:

“Saint Honesty” — Sara Bareilles (WINNER)
“Call My Name” — I’m With Her
“Father Mountain” — Calexico With Iron & Wine
“I’m On My Way” — Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi
“Faraway Look” — Yola

Best American Roots Song:

“Call My Name” — Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her) (WINNER)
“Black Myself” — Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
“Crossing To Jerusalem” — Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
“Faraway Look” — Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat Mclaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
“I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More” — Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album:

Oklahoma — Keb’ Mo’ (WINNER)
Years To Burn — Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now — Madison Cunningham
Tales Of America — J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire — Yola

Best Bluegrass Album:

Tall Fiddler — Michael Cleveland (WINNER)
Live In Prague, Czech Republic — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble — The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Royal Traveller — Missy Raines
If You Can’t Stand The Heat — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album:

Tall, Dark & Handsome — Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men (WINNER)
Kingfish — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Sitting On Top Of The Blues — Bobby Rush
Baby, Please Come Home — Jimmie Vaughan
Spectacular Class — Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

This Land — Gary Clark Jr. (WINNER)
Venom & Faith — Larkin Poe
Brighter Days — Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Somebody Save Me — Sugaray Rayford
Keep On — Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album:

Patty Griffin — Patty Griffin (WINNER)
My Finest Work Yet — Andrew Bird
Rearrange My Heart — Che Apalache
Evening Machines — Gregory Alan Isakov
Front Porch — Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

Good Time — Ranky Tanky (WINNER)
Kalawai’anui — Amy Hānaiali’i
When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs — Northern Cree
Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — Rebirth Brass Band
Hawaiian Lullaby (Various Artists) — Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, Producers

REGGAE

Best Reggae Album:

Rapture — Koffee (WINNER)
As I Am — Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics — Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation — Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done — Third World

WORLD MUSIC

Best World Music Album:

Celia — Angelique Kidjo (WINNER)
Gece — Altin Gün
What Heat — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant — Burna Boy
Fanm D’ayiti — Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet

CHILDREN’S

Best Children’s Music Album:

Ageless Songs For The Child Archetype — Jon Samson (WINNER)
Flying High! — Caspar Babypants
I Love Rainy Days — Daniel Tashian
The Love — Alphabet Rockers
Winterland — The Okee Dokee Brothers

SPOKEN WORD

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

Becoming — Michelle Obama (WINNER)
Beastie Boys Book (Various Artists) — Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor — Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All — John Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album:

Hadestown — Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast) (WINNER)
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations — Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical — Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast)
The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites — Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap)
Oklahoma! — Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

A Star Is Born — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (WINNER)
The Lion King: The Songs — (Various Artists)
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood — (Various Artists)
Rocketman — Taron Egerton
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

Chernobyl — Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer (WINNER)
Avengers: Endgame — Alan Silvestri, composer
Game Of Thrones: Season 8 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
The Lion King — Hans Zimmer, composer
Mary Poppins Returns — Marc Shaiman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

“I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Track from: A Star Is Born (WINNER)
“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton); Track from: “Toy Story 4”
“Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton); Track from: “Dumplin’”
“Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé); Track from: “The Lion King”
“Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke); Track from: “Suspiria”

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

Best Instrumental Composition:

“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” — John Williams, composer (John Williams) (WINNER)
“Begin Again” — Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
“Crucible For Crisis” — Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
“Love, A Beautiful Force” — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)
“Walkin’ Funny” — Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:

“Moon River” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) (WINNER)
“Blue Skies” — Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
“Hedwig’s Theme” — John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
“La Novena” — Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
“Love, A Beautiful Force” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:

“All Night Long” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest) (WINNER)
“Jolene” — Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
“Marry Me A Little” — Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)
“Over The Rainbow” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
“12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)” — Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)

PACKAGE

Best Recording Package:

Chris Cornell — Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell) (WINNER)
Anónimas & Resilientes — Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)
Hold That Tiger — Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
i,i — Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)
Intellexual — Irwan Awalludin, art director (Intellexual)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

Woodstock: Back To The Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive — Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists) (WINNER)
Anima — Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors (Thom Yorke)
Gold In Brass Age — Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, art directors (David Gray)
1963: New Directions — Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane)
The Radio Recordings 1939–1945 — Marek Polewski, art director (Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker)

NOTES

Best Album Notes:

Stax ’68: A Memphis Story — Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists) (WINNER)
The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions — Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Gospel According To Malaco — Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Pedal Steel + Four Corners — Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection — Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger)

HISTORICAL

Best Historical Album:

Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection — Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger) (WINNER)
The Girl From Chickasaw County – The Complete Capitol Masters — Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)
The Great Comeback: Horowitz At Carnegie Hall — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 — Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Woodstock: Back To The Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive — Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer, Brian Kehew, restoration engineer (Various Artists)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish) (WINNER)
All These Things — Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl)
Ella Mai — Chris “Shaggy” Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai)
Run Home Slow — Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers)
Scenery — Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

Finneas (WINNER)
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording:

“I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)” — Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna) (WINNER)
“Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)” — Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus)
“The One (High Contrast Remix)”– Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith)
“Swim (Ford. Remix)” — Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds)
“Work It (Soulwax Remix)” — David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson)

PRODUCTION, IMMERSIVE AUDIO

Best Immersive Audio Album:

Lux — Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor) (WINNER)
Chain Tripping — Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (Yacht)
Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances — Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra)
The Orchestral Organ — Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill)
The Savior — Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)

PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL

Best Engineered Album, Classical:

Riley: Sun Rings — Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet) (WINNER)
Aequa – Anna Thorvaldsdóttir — Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 — Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Rachmaninoff – Hermitage Piano Trio — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio)
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth — Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Producer Of The Year, Classical:

Blanton Alspaugh (WINNER)
James Ginsburg
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Morten Lindberg
Dirk Sobotka

CLASSICAL

Best Orchestral Performance:

“Norman: Sustain” — Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) (WINNER)
“Bruckner: Symphony No. 9” — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
“Copland: Billy The Kid; Grohg” — Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
“Transatlantic” — Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
“Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21” — Mirga Gražinytė-tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording:

“Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox” — Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus) (WINNER)
“Benjamin: Lessons In Love & Violence” — George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)
“Berg: Wozzeck” — Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)
“Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles” — Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
“Wagner: Lohengrin” — Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

Best Choral Performance:

“Duruflé: Complete Choral Works” — Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir) (WINNER)
“Boyle: Voyages” — Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
“The Hope Of Loving” — Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
“Sander: The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom” — Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)
“Smith, K.: The Arc In The Sky” — Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

“Shaw: Orange” — Attacca Quartet (WINNER)
“Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall To Earth” — Christopher Rountree & Wild Up
“Freedom & Faith” — Publiquartet
“Perpetulum” — Third Coast Percussion
“Rachmaninoff” – Hermitage Piano Trio — Hermitage Piano Trio

Best Classical Instrumental Solo:

“Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite” — Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra) (WINNER)
“The Berlin Recital” — Yuja Wang
“Higdon: Harp Concerto” — Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)
“The Orchestral Organ” — Jan Kraybill
“Torke: Sky, Concerto For Violin” — Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

Songplay — Joyce Didonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco) (WINNER)
The Edge Of Silence – Works For Voice By György Kurtág — Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
Himmelsmusik — Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-lieder Op. 35 — Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
A Te, O Cara — Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium:

The Poetry Of Places — Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers (WINNER)
American Originals 1918 — John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer
Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘heichalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Meltzer: Songs And Structures — Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers
Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D’hiver — Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

Higdon: Harp Concerto — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) (WINNER)
Bermel: Migration Series For Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra — Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Marsalis: Violin Concerto In D Major — Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)
Norman: Sustain — Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Shaw: Orange — Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth — Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video:

“Old Town Road (Official Movie)” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers (WINNER)
“We’ve Got To Try” — The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer
“Cellophane” — FKA twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
“Glad He’s Gone” — Tove Lo, Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

Best Music Film:

HOMECOMING — Beyoncé, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, video producer (WINNER)
Remember My Name — David Crosby, A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers
Birth Of The Cool — Miles Davis, Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer
Shangri-la — Various Artists,Morgan Neville, video director; Emma Baiada, video producer
Anima — Thom Yorke, Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers