NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances.
Remy Ma, Tory Lanez and BBD also worked the stage Sunday for the feverish audience at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Jay-Z, Beyoncé celebrate NY Grammy weekend atop Trade Center
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is on top of the music world this weekend as the leading Grammy nominee. So it was fitting that he held his annual Roc Nation brunch on the top of the World Trade Center.
With stunning views of New York City as the backdrop, the superstar hosted a lavish five-hour soirée of food, booze and music with stars including Diddy, Susan Sarandon, Iggy Azaela, DJ Khaled, Remy Ma and more.
AP’s top songs of 2017: SZA, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Sam Hunt
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ladies are taking over the stages at the Essence Festival.
Mary J. Blige, who's promoting her recently released "Strength of a Woman" project, is the curator for Saturday night's show inside the Superdome, where every performer will be a woman.
In addition to Blige, scheduled acts include Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica and Ari Lennox on the main stage. Ebanks says Blige has called on all of her relationships to make the night special.
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Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.
Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Ma last won the prize in 2005, and was sentenced to prison three years later after she shot a former friend after accusing her of theft.
Winners at Sunday night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners of the 2017 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:
— Video of the year: Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"; Beyonce, "Sorry"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the BET Awards being presented from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local):
Remy Ma has ended Nicki Minaj's seven year winning streak for best female hip hop artist at the BET Awards.
Ma's win Sunday was the final award handed out in the show that ran late at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and easily one of the most anticipated of the night.
Salt-N-Pepa don’t want to collaborate with any contemporary artists.
The “Push It” rappers would much rather work with the stars from their 1990s heyday than any modern acts because they don’t understand why there is so much rivalry in the charts these days.
Salt-N-Pepa don't want to collaborate with any contemporary artists.
The 'Push It' rappers would much rather work with the stars of their own 1990s hey day then any modern acts because they don't understand why there is so much rivalry in the charts these days.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj has responded to Remy Ma's harsh diss track in a new song featuring her label mates Drake and Lil Wayne.
Minaj addressed Ma on "No Frauds," released Friday. She raps about Ma's six-year jail stint for assault and her record sales. Minaj also says Jay Z didn't clear his rap verse for Ma's album, and mentions Ma's son and husband, rapper Papoose.
NEW YORK (AP) — Remy Ma has geared up for round two with Nicki Minaj.
Almost a week after releasing the hostile "Shether" dissing Minaj, Ma debuted "Another One" on New York City radio station Hot 97 on Thursday. Unlike "Shether," ''Another One" is more upbeat and features audio of Mariah Carey at the top of the song. Carey and Minaj feuded as hosts on "American Idol."
Bing Predicts winner: "Panda" by Desiigner (29%)Nominees:"No Problem" by Chance the Rapper ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz (20%)"Pop Style" by Drake ft. The Throne (18%)"All The Way Up" by Fat Joe & Remy Ma (17%)"THat Part" by ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West (16%)If Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book"...
Bing Predicts winner: "Hotline Bling" by Drake (33%)Nominees:"Famous" by Kanye West ft. Rihanna (30%)"Ultralight Beam" by Kanye West ft. Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Frankline, The-Dream (14%)"All the Way Up" by Fat Joe & Remy Ma (12%)"No Problem" by Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne and 2...
AP’s top songs of 2016: Solange, Remy Ma, Rae Sremmurd
NEW YORK (AP) — A list of the year's top 10 songs from Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
1. "Cranes In the Sky," Solange: On a song about trying to move on, Solange tries a few things to get on with life: drinking, having sex, shopping and running away. It's an honest tune over a mid-tempo beat produced with the help of a musical genius named Raphael Saadiq. And Solange's vocals glide nicely over the track, ending it with memorable coos, and making it the year's best.
The Latest: Kendrick Lamar wins lyricist of the year
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards near Atlanta (all times local):
Rapper Kendrick Lamar took home Lyricist of the Year at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.
After claiming his award, Lamar continued to praise Snoop Dogg — recipient of the "I Am Hip Hop" award on Saturday night at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The rapper also told the crowd music is one of the best ways to bring people together, and thanked BET for putting together the show.
Drake is top BET Hip Hop Awards nominee for 3rd year
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is dominating at the BET Hip Hop Awards for a third year, garnering the most nominations with 14.
BET said Thursday that the "Hotline Bling" rapper is nominated for album of the year, best live performer and other awards, to be presented Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The show will tape at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and air on BET on Oct. 4.
Drake's latest album, "Views," has spent 12 weeks on top of Billboard's 200 albums chart.