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[Album] » Beyoncé – The Lion King: The Gift (Deluxe)

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Beyoncé comes through with the deluxe edition of her album project titled “The Lion King: The Gift” 


Year: 2020

Song: N/a

Artist: Beyoncé

Album: The Lion King: The Gift (Deluxe)

Feat: N/A

Prod:



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Disney owes me $100m – Wizkid

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Singer Wizkid has taken to social media where he revealed that Disney owes him $100 million.

This might be connected to his contribution to the Beyonce album The Lion King: The Gift.

Wizkid and other african artistes starred in the album which is the soundtrack to the Lion King animation by Disney.

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The soundtrack album now has a visual titled Black is King.

Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter all made appearances on the set.

A release promised that the visual album will highlight “the voyages of Black families, throughout time” and tell the story of “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture.”


#Newsworthy…

Beyonce drops “Black is King” visual Album

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Beyonce’s highly anticipated visual album, Black Is King, arrived in early hours of Friday morning (July 31), premiering on Disney+ about a year after the 2019 release of the Lion King remake, which Beyonce voiced Nala in.

Black Is King includes a cast of notable and familiar faces, such Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale, WizKid, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, and moves across the world — from New York, to Los Angeles, South Africa, different parts of West Africa, to London and Belgium

On Instagram, Beyoncé shared that the film is meant to “celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.”

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“I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching, and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose.
The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books.
With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.
I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge.
I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people.
This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story.
This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride.”

Produced by Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment, Black is King also includes four full-length videos for the tracks “Already,” “Brown Skin Girl,” “Mood 4 Eva” and “My Power,” which was featured in the latest trailer.


#Newsworthy…

Nigerians in shock as Beyonce dance ‘zanku’ in leaked upcoming album ‘Black is King’ video

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American Legendary singer, Beyonce Gissele Knowles Carter, popularly known as Beyonce’s up coming visula album, Black is King has leaked.

In one of the tracks named “Already”, the mother of three is seen danzing Zanku flawlessly and effortlessly.

Beyonce featured Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale in the track.

Watch the leaked video below…

The origins of zanku, now famously attributed to the rapper known as Zlatan Ibile, is tied to a multi-level, street culture — which the blanket Nigerian popular culture has always borrowed from.

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However, reacting to the video, Nigerians and Ghanaians have taken to social media to express shock and “aww” over it.

Nigerians react;


#Newsworthy…

BET Awards 2020: Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter, Saint Jhn & Wizkid wins big.

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Blue Ivy Carter followed in her parents’ footsteps on Sunday as she took home her first BET prize at the 20th annual BET Awards.

The eight-year-old earned her very first BET Award for her and mom Beyonce’s track Brown Skin Girl.

The song, which also features WizKid and SAINt JHN, was originally featured on The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack album.

Carter and her mom floored top stars which include Alicia Keys, Ciara, Layton Green, Lizzo, and Rapsody.

Carter is now the youngest artist to win the BET Award.

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She broke the record of Willow Smith who won the award at age 10.

However, Nigerian Superstar, Wizkid, now holds the record for most BET Awards wins by an African artiste in history.

Wizkid has received 5 nominations and won 3.

The 2020 BET Awards, hosted by Amanda Seales, aired live on ViacomCBS’ networks including BET and BET HER on June 28 at 8 p.m.


#Newsworthy…

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MP3: Beyoncé – Black Parade | Lyrics

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Beyoncé comes through with yet another new song titled “Black Parade


Year: 2020

Song: Black Parade

Artist: Beyoncé

Album: N/A

Feat: N/A

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Lyrics•

[Intro]

Ah

[Verse 1]

I’m goin’ back to the South

I’m goin’ back, back, back, back

Where my roots ain’t watered down

Growin’, growin’ like a Baobab tree

All fly, above of the ground, ancestors put me on game

Ankh charm on gold chains, with my Oshun energy, oh

Drip all on me, woo, Ankh or the Dashiki print

Hol’ up, don’t I smell like such a nag champa incense?

Yeah, pure ice (Ice), ice (Ice), buss down

Uh, flooded (Flooded), flooded (Flooded), on my wrist, out

Ooh, goin’ up, goin’ up, motherland, motherland drip on me

Ooh, melanin, melanin, my drip is skin deep, like

Ooh, motherland, motherland, motherland, motherland drip on me

Ooh, yeah, I can’t forget my history is her-story, yeah


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Breaking: Beyonce, Jay-Z sued

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Jay Z and Beyonce are facing a lawsuit over their song, “Black Effect,” by a Jamaican artist claiming she was never given proper credit or compensation despite being the leading voice on the track.

The Jamaican artiste, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines says for “her artistry and wisdom” — and to that point, she says the Carters sought her ought in March 2018 to provide dancers for a video promoting their upcoming tour.

NRM report that the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, Dr. Stines claims she hooked ’em up with dancers, and then Jay and Bey wanted to record her views on love. She claims she was told the interview would be used in the video … “for promotional purposes” only.

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In the docs, obtained by NRM, she says she was shocked when she heard “Black Effect” — from The Carters’ “Everything Is Love” album — because the whole first minute of the track is just her voice.

Hearing herself on the song — uncredited, mind you — left Dr. Stines feeling “artistically raped” … according to her lawsuit.

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The doc claims a contract for her services was only thrust in front of her on the day of the shoot, and she alleges the Carters’ reps told her not to worry … after all, her interview would only be used for promotion.

So, she claims she hasn’t been paid a dime for her vocal work.


#Newsworthy…

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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


#Newsworthy…

Why we didn’t stand during the National Anthem – Jay-Z, Beyonce speaks


Jay Z was captured at an appearance in Columbia University, where he took the opportunity to set the record straight as regards him and his wife, Beyonce sitting down during the National Anthem at the Superbowl on Sunday.

He was asked if remaining seated was to make a statement.

“It actually wasn’t. Sorry. It really wasn’t… It was not premeditated at all.”

He explained that they were in ‘artist’ mode, taking in things from the point of view of performers. He also said they were focused on matters related to the mic and speakers in use.

According to his statement, he and his wife also focused more on how Demi looked and performed.


#Newsworthy…

Singer Beyoncé says she may sing in ‘James Bond’ new tune


The film is premiering in just a few months but there’s no word on who will be singing the title song. Of course, the internet is going crazy with Queen Bey theories.

It may be a stretch, but eagle eyed fans noticed the singer may have dropped a rather large hint on Instagram while at the Golden Globes.


In the last in a series of photos from the night, Bey is seen sipping 007’s signature drink, a martini.

Followers also pointed out that before she released “Lemonade” in 2016, she mysteriously posted a selfie while holding a lemon.


Some on social media had some thoughts on her cocktail of choice.

“I think she’s going to be in [the] James Bond project. Martini is his signature drink,” wrote one.

Another wrote, “Beyoncé has been hinting at James Bond since her 2018 Coachella set when she sampled the theme tune during ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself.’”

“No Time to Die” is set to open in April. In the meantime, Beyoncé has been working on her highly-anticipated Ivy Park x Adidas collection ahead of its release later this month.


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BIE – White Skin Girl | Mp3 Download & Lyrics N.Rs

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BIE, following Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Wizkid, Beyonce’s release of ‘Brown Skin Girl’ comes with another hit. “White Skin Girl”.

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(Video) Kanye West remix Beyonce’s brown skin girl, says should be sing on Sundays.

A new video shared online captures Kanye West and his Sunday Service choir performing a gospel rendition of Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl.

Kanye and his team remixed it into a Christian song just like they did with Davido’s If.

Below is the video of Kanye West nodding while the choir did the rendition of Beyonce’s song.

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Jay-Z at 50 > Will smith send him cheeky wishes.

…says I can’t believe Beyonce’s husband turns 50

Jay-Z turned 50 on Wednesday, December 4, and Will Smith took to Instagram to celebrate him with a cheeky post.

Will posted a photo of him, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z having a good time.

His caption on the photo reads: “I can’t believe Beyoncé’s husband turns 50 today. Much love from Jada’s husband. Happy Birthday HOV!”

Will Smith sends cheeky birthday message to Jay-Z as he turns 50

The caption on the photo amused a number of people and they commented on it.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu wrote: “The actual Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

Another IG user wrote: “That caption bruv #goat”

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