57th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Revealed

With the 57th Annual Grammy Awards set to air on February 8, 2015, the committee has finally began releasing the first batch of nominees.

This year, instead of releasing all the nominees at one time, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran announced the first few categories on CBS Friday Dec. 5.

The Grammy’s will continue tweeting the nominees during the day until the biggest catergory, Album of the Year at 9 p.m. on CBS’s Grammy Christmas Special.

This Grammy’s will be filled with craziness after looking at the nominations thus far.

Really, Iggy Azalea is nominated for Record of the Year and Best New Artist??? That is wild.

Beyonce posses for a GQ spread.

Beyonce posses for a GQ spread.

Chris Brown shows off his tatts in this issues of XXL.

Chris Brown shows off his tatts in this issues of XXL.

The REAL story of the nominations though is the “Best Urban Contemporary Album”.

Chris Brown, Beyonce, Pharrell, and Jhene Aiko in ONE category, good grief could this get any more complicated!

Personally, I believe this category is a toss up with anyone being able to win. All of their albums were amazing and with the Grammy’s, just because your name is “Beyonce” doesn’t mean you automatically get to win!

Iggy Azelea

Iggy Azelea

Jhene Aiko shows her stuff in this issue of Complex Mag.

Jhene Aiko shows her stuff in this issue of Complex Mag.

I won’t even touch the fact that Iggy Azalea got nominated for Rap Album of the year. Not to mention Wiz got nominated for “Blacc Hollywood”, an album that definitely was not better than last years “O.N.I.F.C” album, which didn’t even get nominated.

Shout out to Schoolboy Q however for getting the nomination for his album “Oxymoron” and Atlanta born rapper Childish Gambino for getting nominated for his album.

The categories released thus far are:

Best New Artist

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Record of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
Morning Phase, Beck
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Songs of Innocence, U2

Best Rock Song

“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
“Blue Moon,” Beck
“Fever,” The Black Keys
“Gimme Something Good,” Ryan Adams
“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories, Coldplay
Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
My Everything, Ariana Grande
Prism, Katy Perry
x, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyonce, Beyonce
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Best Rap Performance

“305,” Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Rap Album

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Nobody’s Smiling, Common
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell
Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G
Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell
Forever Yours, Smokie Norful
Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna
“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
“Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
“i,” Kendrick Lamar
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Check out the updated list as the day goes by here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/6363565/grammys-2015-nominations-57th-annual

Chris Brown finally a FREE man; parties on first day out

After being in jail since March, 25-year old singer Chris Brown was released from prison just after midnight on Monday from a L.A. county jail. Brown, who was locked up in March after pleading guilty to violating his probation, was slated to serve 365 days in jail however was let go early due to good behavior and his participation in the rehab program that subsequently locked him up in the first place.

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Brown was quick to go on record to say “I’m never, ever going back to jail again” in one of his first public statements after being released.

Long time side-chick (even though she claims to be a girlfriend) Karrueche Tran was so excited to have “her man” back, that she threw him a surprise party on Thursday in Beverly Hills.

With Brown on probation still and having no desire to go to jail, the party was a “weed-free” zone and Brown claimed to not drink anything at the party also. Although the record reports that some of Brown’s guests were most certainly (turnt).

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Long time friends of Breezy were in the building including Young Money rapper Tyga and G.O.O.D. music artist Big Sean.

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Let’s hope that for his sake, Breezy really is done with drugs and alcohol because his future hangs in the balance.

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Of course, Chris Brown’s ex girlfriend Rihanna was not in attendance however she has been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles lately, being spotted at a handful of L.A. Clippers playoff games in May.

 

Chris Brown Takes “X” to the Next Level: “Don’t Think They Know” ft. Aaliyah

While Chris Brown’s much anticipated album still doesn’t have an official drop date, due to being pushed back by his record label, Breezy has been making major moves with his choice of singles. 

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After the success of “Fine China”, peaking at #3 on the Billboard R&B charts, Breezy decided to give fans a new surprise. 

Chris Brown’s new single “Don’t Think They Know” features a posthumous angelic sample by none other than Aaliyah. 

 

The song and video which was just released are both pretty dope. 

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But if you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself here EXCLUSIVELY with #PTP. 

So Exclusive: Team Breezy gets a new Mobile App!

According to a new press release, Chris Brown is launching a new entertainment application called “The Chris Brown Channel App”.

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This app is exclusively for the iStore -______- so right now only iPhone, iPad, and iPod users can use it. The new app combines social media and exclusive Breezy content to give his fans a more personal digital relationship between Chris Brown and his fans.

“I am so excited to get closer to my fans – to bring them into my world, hearing from me directly, in my own words wherever I am, whenever they want,” said Brown. “Through my channel app, they can be part of my music, my art and my life, day in and day out.”

The 24-year-old singer manages the content, posting up random clips of his adventures whether in studio, with his pals or on the road. It will also include music, news and posts about art, fashion endeavors and philanthropy.

Get the Chris Brown Channel App for free at www.AppStore.com.

Lap Dances, Lip Syncs and Leg Drops…….Oh My!

So everyone (according to twitter) saw the Billboard Awards last night.

First off, shoutout to Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling “Red” album for winning home eight awards. That is ALL ima say about her.

Meanwhile, my girl Rihanna ruled the R&B categories taking home four awards. Rihanna won the R&B artist of the year, album and song categories, plus Radio Song Airplay Artist of the Year. Everyone should be able to agree with that, knowing that anytime you turn on ANY station, you can hear songs from Diamonds, Stay and Nobody’s Business to Pour it Up and Loveeee Song. She always has a song on someone’s station. While she wasn’t physically at the show (in TRUE Beyonce fashion), she still was a winner and that is what counts.

Other winners included Nicki Minaj, who took home three awards, including ones for RAP ARTIST and RAP ALBUM of the Year???? #pause No shade to Nicki Minaj but EVERYONE knows that “Roman Reloaded” was not a rap album! It had about 9 true rap songs and about 15 pop songs, but hey, she won.

One Direction won three each while Justin Bieber won two awards apiece.

The Milestone Award, was voted on by fans and was awarded to Justin Bieber, who paused for about 10 seconds before speaking his mind about the boo’s that greeted him as he accepted the award. “I’m 19 years old, and I think I’m doing a pretty good job,” he said before thanking his family, fans and Jesus Christ. “It should be about the music, about the craft. This is not a gimmick. I should be taken seriously.”

The three-hour show came on ABC and featured 16 performances.

Prince came out an performed a medley of his classic “Let’s Go Crazy,” Edgar Winter’s instrumental “Frankenstein” and “Fix Ur Life Up”. He recieved the Icon Award, for a career that included 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles. That is EPIC.

We got to see Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform “Live It Up” for the 3rd time that week, not to mention the excessive commercial that kept playing with the same song in it. Then Pitbull got some more shine as he hit the stage with Christina Aguilera.  

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Bruno Mars and his band was the opener performing his new single “Treasure.”  Bruno Performance

Of course my man Chris Brown performed his new single “Fine China.” While the performance got mixed reviews from twitter, I personally thought it was pretty good. Of course the vocals could have been better, but if you actually listen to the original “Fine China”, you could already know that Breezy would have vocal issues performing the song while dancing also. Still #TeamBreezy for life, but those vocals are in serious need of improvement my guy!

Fine China Performance

Nicki Minaj performed her song with Lil Wayne called “High School”. The performance was nothing less than steamy, with Nicki coming out looking like a sexy female MC ready to spit hot fire at first, she turned into her feminine side as she game Lil Wayne one of the sexiest lap dances since the Destiny’s Child BET Awards Lap Dance, yeaaaa you know which one I speak of!

Nicki Minaj and that Booty

Miguel had this to say about the incident, “The crazy thing is, when you’re performing and you’re just kind of into it, you never know where it’s gonna go and where you’re gonna go with it,” said Miguel. “And how that might turn out. So this is one of the less favorable moments.”

Guetta, who won in the new category of EDM artist and performed with Akon and Ne-Yo. Now……Ne-Yo has been having a string of BAD live performances lately, including the NBA All Star Game, and the awards was nothing different. When Akon sounds better live than you do, it’s time to have a seat Ne-YO!

Last but not least, Miguel performed “Adorn”. The performance was ok, as he usually is, however his set ended pretty horribly I guess when he landed on not ONE, but TWO fans while attempting to jump across the audience. Sir, you know you are not Superman! Lol

Miguel Hulk Hogan Leg Drop

J.R. Smith “Sprays” Back at Rihanna

Well of course you have heard by now that Rihanna got a little “spicy” on Instagram the other day, calling J.R. Smith a “desert thirsty ni**a” and blaming his bad play for the New York Knicks on hangovers from the club.

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Well, J. R. Smith isn’t having any more of RiRi and her smack talk.

“I’m not worried about Instagram comments,” the shooting guard told ESPN in an interview after the Knicks won Thursday night.

But that didn’t stop him from throwing shade towards the sexy songstress. Click the link to see just what J.R. put.

Meanwhile, Rihanna has been in New York, filming her new  Budweiser commercial and was spotted out at the club with J.R earlier this week, which started this whole fiasco.

What’s next in this little drama……im sure Rihanna isn’t going to let J.R. get the last word?