Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame
After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Jazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney Houston
This combination photo shows singer Jazmine Sullivan in Rydal, Pa., on Jan. 26, 2021, left, and singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. Sullivan and Eric Church will perform the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl. Houston has arguably the best performance of The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Super Bowl game. One of Sullivan's idols, Whitney Houston, has arguably the best performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner" at a Super Bowl game. I was blown away, in my feelings, everything, at the fact that she even knew me and stood up and was giving me love in that way," Sullivan continued.
AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo
This cover image released by Island Records shows "Spell My Name," by Toni Braxton. (Island via AP)NEW YORK – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ):1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton. Teyana Taylor, “The Album”: R&B princess Teyana Taylor boldly named her latest release “The Album" and she has reason to. JoJo, “good to know": Vocal beast JoJo pours all of her emotions on “good to know," making a superb album that's good to listen to now, and later.
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta
(Republic Records via AP)NEW YORK, NY – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. A nomination — or eight — isn’t necessary for any real music fan to realize how outstanding, soulful and poignant Lennox’s debut album is. Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby” is the best album of the year, no matter if awards shows think differently, including you, the Soul Train Music Awards. Summer Walker, “Over It”: Summer Walker’s debut album is perfect, as she spits matter-of-fact lyrics over some beats that borrow from classic ‘90s R&B hits including Usher, Destiny’s Child and 702. But even when she’s not sampling a song, Walker can hold her own, delivering a flawless album that’s easy to obsess over.
2019 MTV VMAs: 10 Moments You Didnt See in the Live Broadcast
Musics biggest night proved to be particularly eventful at Mondays 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Here were the 10 biggest moments you didnt see during the live broadcast:1. The beginning of Missy Elliots Video Vanguard performance was taped before segueing into the live ending. Heres more fun from the VMAs:RELATED CONTENT:John Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAs: See the Best Reactions2019 MTV VMAs: From Taylor Swift to Lizzo and Normani -- Check Out the Night's Biggest & Best Performances! Normani Reveals the 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' That Went Into Her Epic 2019 MTV VMAs Performance (Exclusive)
James Charles Shows Off His Bleached New Hair Look at 2019 MTV VMAs
The YouTuber debuted his new look at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Charles arrived to the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Monday, sporting an update bold bleached hairstyle. Naturally, Charles' makeup was fierce and fabulous. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesThe online star had first shown off his new bleached look a couple weeks ago, when she posted photos on his Instagram. RELATED CONTENT:Missy Elliott Put Her Thing Down, Flips It and Reverses It for 2019 VMAs Vanguard Award PerformanceCardi B Steps Out in Curve-Hugging Dress to Accept 'Best Hip Hop' at 2019 MTV VMAsLizzo Delivers Jam-Packed Entertaining and Inspirational Performance at 2019 MTV VMAs
Missy Elliott Puts Her Thing Down, Flips It and Reverses It for 2019 VMAs Vanguard Award Performance
"Everyone has copied from Missy Elliott, even me. Missy went on to thank the likes of Busta Rhymes, Jackson and Madonna for inspiring her. Alyson Stoner, who last attended the VMAs to perform with Missy in 2003, even came out to reprise her "Work It" choreography. Missy then did "Pass That Dutch" as a scarecrow and the number culminated in a massive dance off to "Lose Control." RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift Kicks Off MTV VMAs With Performance of 'You Need to Calm Down' and 'Lover'Lizzo Delivers Jam-Packed Entertaining and Inspirational Performance at 2019 MTV VMAsBebe Rexha Reveals She 'Freaked Out' When Taylor Swift Messaged Her on Instagram (Exclusive)2019 MTV VMAs: See the Complete Winners List
2019 MTV VMAs: Watch for Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, more
(CNN) - MTV's Video Music Awards are Monday, but speculation about what to expect from the annual (and always unpredictable) celebration go way beyond which artists will take home the coveted Moon Man statues. Who's hosting the VMAs and how to watchComedian and author Sebastian Maniscalco is this year's master of ceremonies. Missy Elliott, who dropped a surprise album on Friday, will also receive this year's Video Vanguard Award. Swift also has the honor of opening this year's festivities and the Jonas Brothers will perform remotely from, according to a release, an "iconic location along the New Jersey shoreline." Swift, who won for the love song "You Belong To Me," would debut the song "Innocent" at the following year's ceremony.
Missy Elliott to Be Honored at 2019 MTV VMAs: A Look Back at Her Best Videos!
As the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards prepare to honor Elliott with the coveted Video Vanguard Award on Monday, we rounded up 10 of her best music videos. 2001: Get Ur Freak OnThe jungle-themed production was the first music video that Meyers directed for Elliott. 2005: Lose ControlElliott reteamed with Meyers for the 2005 "Lose Control" music video featuring Fat Man Scoop and Ciara. 1999: Shes a B**chAs one of the top 20 most-expensive music videos ever made, Shes a B**ch is more than just a pricy production. But the cutest portion of the video is the tiny marionette versions of Elliott, Williams and the background dancers.
2019 MTV VMAs: How to Watch, Who Is Nominated, Who Is Performing and More
The 2019 MTV VMAs are almost here! The annual Video Music Awards are less than a week away and ET's breaking down everything you need to know ahead of the epic night. When are the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards? Additionally, ET Live will keep you up to date on all the sure-to-be wild fashions up until when the show kicks off. RELATED CONTENT:Jonas Brothers to Perform at MTV Video Music AwardsCamila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and More to Perform at 2019 MTV VMAsMissy Elliott to Receive the Annual Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Jonas Brothers to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards
The MTV Video Music Awards are going to be extra "Cool" this year! The Jonas Brothers will be making their grand return to the VMAs stage by performing remotely from an iconic location along the New Jersey shoreline, the network announced on Thursday. Video Vanguard Award recipient Missy Elliott is also set to take the stage, for a sure-to-be epic set. Hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, the MTV VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. RELATED CONTENT:Missy Elliott to Receive the Annual Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music AwardsTaylor Swift to Perform at MTV Video Music AwardsSebastian Maniscalco to Host 2019 MTV Video Music Awards -- 5 Things to Know About the Comedian!
Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and More to Perform at 2019 MTV VMAs
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are getting set to take the stage! On Tuesday, MTV announced that Cabello and Mendes -- who are nominated for multiple awards for their track "Senorita" -- will perform at the 2019 Video Music Awards on Monday, Aug. 26. Also set to perform at the Sebastian Maniscalco-hosted show are Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Rosalia. The 2019 MTV VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. RELATED CONTENT:Missy Elliott to Receive the Annual Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music AwardsTaylor Swift to Perform at MTV Video Music AwardsSebastian Maniscalco to Host 2019 MTV Video Music Awards -- 5 Things to Know About the Comedian!
Missy Elliott to Receive the Annual Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Missy Elliott's status as a trailblazer will be cemented with a special honor at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The hip-hop legend will receive this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony on Monday, Aug. 26. "Missy's impact on the music landscape is indelible," Bruce Gillmer, the Head of Music and Music Talent at Viacom and Co-Brand Head of MTV International, said in a statement. Like Elliott, Swift will also be taking the stage at the awards show, which will be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. RELATED CONTENT:Lizzo and Missy Elliott Release Their New Collaboration, 'Tempo'Taylor Swift to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards2019 MTV VMAs Nominations: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift Dominate, New K-Pop Category Introduced