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Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Seven ways to #WarmupwithGoogle this winter:

 

🎬🍭🙇 Purchase or rent your favourite movie from Google Play Movies, stock up on treats, and snuggle up under the blankets.

🕯☕️🍩Ask Google about “hygge” (pronounced “hue-gah”) the Danish art of cosyness. And then surround yourself with candles, fresh coffee and pastries and invite your friends over for a pyjama party.

💑🎶🔥Get cosy in front of the fire with someone special and your favourite Google Play Music playlist.

👩🏽‍💻🍔🍟Pull up your favourite YouTube channel, add a few friends, some warming drinks and snacks and binge-watch to your heart’s content.

📚🔥🛋Treat yourself to a new book from Google Play Books, pair with a roaring fire and a comfortable couch for maximum enjoyment.

📱🔪😱Hop over to the Play store and download Podcast Addict and get lost in an amazing crime podcast such as Serial or S-Town. Perfect for a rainy evening – just make sure you keep the lights on.

🌞🚗💆Desperate for some sunshine and warm weather? If your budget won’t stretch to a holiday, use Google Maps to find your nearest spa, complete with sauna and thermal baths, to trick your body into thinking summer has returned!

 

share your favorite way to #WarmUpWithGoogle with @GoogleAfrica and spread the warmth this winter.

Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s most highly anticipated events in the annual social calendar, the Grand White. The Grand White is a pop-up picnic event at a secret location, which only gets revealed on the morning of the event. The events are a lively social gathering of people, all there for the common goal, an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family.
Just imagine an alluring day turning into evening at a secret, picturesque location, stylish and gorgeous people to interact with, delicious food, your favorite bubbly as well as trendy music and entertainment by some of South Africa’s top acts and musicians. One of which is SA’s undisputed Queen of Song, Lira.

Stephan Dau; Founder of The Grand White SA says; “We are so excited for The Grand 2017, which is going to be even bigger and better than before! With over 8000 guests attending in 2014, 13 000 guests in 2015 and 15000 guests in 2016 we are truly grateful for the fantastic support and cannot wait to see what this year holds “

All guests are asked to come in white, with a touch of green for colour. The color theme has significant meaning in that the white represents peace and unity and the green signifies care for the environment. The Grand White dinner aims to help unite South Africans through this auspicious occasion, as well as raise awareness of environmental care, partnering with the likes of Green Pop and Impact.

Guests are welcome to either bring their own picnic baskets or purchase at the event. Strictly over 18s allowed.

Date: 1 April 2017
Venue: The venue will be revealed the morning of the event at 9am.
Line-up: Please follow The Grand White on Facebook where all will be revealed.
https://www.facebook.com/TGWSA

Times:
Doors open from 14h00-22h00
Main Ceremony is at 16h00

The Grand White Dinner is certainly an event of impressive proportions. Get your tickets online:
Tickets range from R440.00
General ticket link: http://tickets.thegrandwhite.com
Link for Joburg: http://jnb.thegrandwhite.com

The Grand White Pretoria: 8th April 2017

ICYMI: Here are the AMAs 2016 Winners!

ICYMI: Here are the AMAs 2016 Winners!

After making history with 13 nominations Drake won 3 awards along with Rihanna who also scooped 3, check out the full list of winners below.

Award Of Merit
Sting
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop
Drake “Views”
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers
Collaboration of the Year
Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, “Work From Home”
Favorite Country Song
Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”
New Artist of the Year
Zayn
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop
Drake
Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Selena Gomez
Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Rihanna “Anti”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Rihanna “Work”
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
Adele
Favorite Artist Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration
Hillsong UNITED
ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

wp-1477229692526Not only is WizKid the first African to chart the Billboard 100 with “one Dance” feature with Drake but he received most awards at the MAMAs, Artist of the year, Best Male and Best Collaboration in partnership with South African artists DJ Maphorisa & DJ Buckz. Check out the full list of winners below!

Artist of the Year: Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best Group: Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno (Nigeria)
Best Live Act:  Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Hip Hop in association with MTN: Emtee (South Africa)
Song of the Year in partnership with Google: “My Woman, My Everything” Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
Listener’s Choice: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
Video of the Year:  “Niquer Ma Vie” – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon
Best Pop & Alternative: Shekhinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
Best Francophone: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Best Lusophone: C4 Pedro (Angola)
Personality of the Year in association with DSTV:  Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Legend Award: Hugh Masekela (South Africa)
Best Collaboration in partnership with ABSOLUT: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)
Africa Reimagined: Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa
Best International: Drake (USA)

Trevor Noah Is Coming Back Home!

Trevor Noah Is Coming Back Home!

ICYMI, The Daily Show Host, South Africa’s finest, Trevor Noah will be touching down on home ground on 22 October hosting the MTV African Music Video Awards 2016. The last time Trevor hosted awards was a few years ago, the SAMA awards and they were amazingly memorable. Check out the full list of nominees below and deets on how to vote for your faves!

 

Best Male

  • AKA (South Africa)
  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Diamond (Tanzania)
  • Patoranking (Nigeria)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Live

  • Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Flavour (Nigeria)
  • Mafikizolo (South Africa)
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best Group

  • Mi Casa (South Africa)
  • Navy Kenzo (Tanzania)
  • R2bees (Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Toofan (Togo)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

  • AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria)
  • Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)
  • Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)
  • Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

  • Emtee (South Africa)
  • Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
  • Olamide (Nigeria)
  • Riky Rick (South Africa)
  • Ycee (Nigeria)

Best Pop/Alternative

  • Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)
  • LCNVL (South Africa)
  • Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
  • Timo ODV (South Africa)
  • Tresor (DRC)

Best Lusophone

  • C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • NGA (Angola)
  • Lizha James (Mozambique)
  • Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)
  • Preto Show (Angola)

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

  • Caster Semenya (South Africa)
  • Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)
  • Pearl Thusi (South Africa)
  • Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International

  • Adele (UK)
  • Beyoncé (USA)
  • Drake (Canada)
  • Future (USA)
  • Rihanna (Barbados)

 

Voting

Online Voting

Fans can vote right here on mama.mtv.com!

Limit: 5 times per category per computer per day

Google

To vote via Google,

  • Search “MTV MAMA” on Google
  • Tap and select the nominee you’d like to vote for from the resulting Category Card
  • Click the “vote” button to submit
  • Users must log in with their verified Google Account before submitting their vote(s)
  • To vote from outside Africa, go to an African Google domain, eg. www.google.co.zawww.google.co.kewww.google.com.ng etc.) and type“MTV MAMA” into the search bar

Limit: 5 votes per category per Google Account per day

Social Media Voting

Facebook

  • Post a status update from your personal Facebook account that includes the hashtag #MAMAVote and name of the category (eg #Besthiphop) and the name of the NOMINEE for whom you would like to vote
  • Comment on a post from the MTV BASE AFRICA official Facebook page using the NOMINEE’s name, the name of the category (eg #BestMale), and the hashtag, #MAMAVote.

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per post, and up to five (5) posts per day, per user

Twitter

  • Using your personal Twitter account, Tweet, Retweet or Reply a NOMINEE’s name or Twitter handle using the designated hashtag #MAMAVote and the relevant category (eg #BestFemale).

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per Tweet, and up to five (5) unique Tweets per day per Twitter account.

Instagram

  • Using your personal Instagram account, post MAMA or MUSIC related original photos with a NOMINEE’s name or Instagram handle, the category name (eg#BestBreakthrough) and the hashtag, #MAMAVote in the lower-third copy.
  • Photos must originate from user’s account.

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per photo post, and up to five (5) unique posts per day, per Instagram account

And The VMAs Winners Are…

And The VMAs Winners Are…

not only did Beyonce snatch 8 awards on the night. But she snatched our hair with her Lemonade medly performance. See who else won big on Sunday at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Video of the Year:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”

Best Female Video:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up” — WINNER
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Male Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” — WINNER
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” — WINNER
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling” — WINNER
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video:
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots – “Heathens” — WINNER
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video:
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” — WINNER
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade — WINNER
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE — WINNER

Song of Summer Presented by Verizon:
Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”
Drake featuring Kyla & Wizkid – “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)” — WINNER
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Kent Jones – “Don’t Mind”
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber MØ– “Cold Water”
Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign – “Bacon”
Selena Gomez – “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Art Direction:
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie – “Blackstar” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Visual Effects:
Coldplay – “Up&Up” — WINNER
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

Get Your Votes In. Beyonce leads VMAs Nominations- She Aint Sorry

Get Your Votes In. Beyonce leads VMAs Nominations- She Aint Sorry

 

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST

Presented by Taco Bell®

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Presented by Orbit® Gum

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)

Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)

David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

Adele – “Hello” (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)

Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Choreographer: FKA Twigs)

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)

Adele – “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Director: Canada)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)

Adele – “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Adele – “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo)

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Sam Sneade)

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Vote here now!

MTN Joyous Celebration 20 Tour

MTN Joyous Celebration 20 Tour

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MTN Joyous Celebration is a brainchild of the industry’s heavyweights – Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba. These three have made history and changed the landscape of the music industry by introducing a truly contemporary gospel sound that has captured the hearts of thousands of gospel music lovers both locally and internationally.

The MTN Joyous Celebration is an inspirational and spiritual phenomenon that has grown from strength to strength and is celebrating its 20th year. This gospel music extravaganza presents revamped traditional and contemporary spiritual hymns and original compositions. MTN Joyous Celebration is a multi-award winning gospel project that have produced dynamic singers and musicians, whose work has been felt all over the world.

MTN is a champion in showcasing the best South African musical talent to its customers through the tour MTN will be bringing MTN Joyous Celebration to various regions countrywide and exposing the fans to the latest music from the group. MTN customers will be exposed to the exclusive CallerTunez for download and enter into the main competition. By purchasing exclusive MTN Joyous Celebration tracks, RBT’s and Caller Tunez, MTN customers stand a chance to win the ultimate prize, instant ticket upgrades, handset prizes, backstage passes, photo opportunities, etc. throughout the tour.

 

Exclusive MTN Joyous Celebration 20 tracks to download for a chance to win an an exclusive all expenses paid trip to USA for two people:

  • Glory -> *123*90#
  • Wongigcina Emseni 2 -> *123*91#
  • I Love You -> *123*92#
  • Awesome -> *123*93#
  • Kisihlabelo -> *123*94#
  • Wongigcina Emseni #1 -> *123*95#

 

Upcoming Concert dates

  • 15 June – Mmabatho
  • 2 July – Middelburg
  • 29 – 30 July – Durban
  • 27 August – Bloemfontein
  • 10 September – Polokwane
BET Awards 2016 nominees list

BET Awards 2016 nominees list

 

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Adele

Andra Day

Beyoncé

K. Michelle

Rihanna

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bryson Tiller

Chris Brown

Jeremih

The Weeknd

Tyrese

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

Drake & Future

Puff Daddy & The Family

Rae Sremmurd

The Internet

Best Collaboration

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign – “Play No Games”

Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At”

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Dej Loaf

Lil Kim

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Chris Brown

Colin Tilley & The Little Homies

Director X

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara

Andra Day

Bryson Tiller

Kehlani

Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy

Erica Campbell

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae

Tamela Mann

Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Courtney B. Vance

Idris Elba

Michael B. Jordan

O’shea Jackson Jr.

Youngstars Award

Amandla Stenberg

Quvenzhané Wallis

Silentó

Willow Smith

Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

Beasts of No Nation

Concussion

Creed

Dope

Straight Outta Compton

Sportswoman of the Year

Cheyenne Woods

Gabrielle Douglas

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Cam Newton

Kobe Bryant

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Future feat. Drake – “Where Ya At”

Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Centric Award

Andra Day – “Rise Up”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

K. Michelle – “Not a Little Bit”

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”

The Internet – “Under Control”

Best International Act Africa

Aka (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Mzvee (Ghana)

Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act U.K.

Kano

Krept & Konan

Lianne La Havas

Skepta

Stormzy

Tinie Tempah

 

The Weeknd Leads with 19 Billboard Awards Nominations

The Weeknd Leads with 19 Billboard Awards Nominations

The awards will take place on 22 May 2016 hosted by Ciara and Ludacris. See the full list of finalists below.

Top Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Silentó
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Zedd

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Soundtrack:
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album:
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
Tyrese, Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Rap Album:
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
twenty one pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
ODESZA, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us
TobyMac, This Is Not A Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:
Adele, “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
OMI, “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó, “Watch Me”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:
Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
Silentó, “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon”
Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:
Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky”
MercyMe, “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother”
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”

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