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Before the Big Show, Check Out Our 2015 Grammy Predictions

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It's Grammy Awards season and we cannot wait to check out this year's show, including performances from artists like Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, Usher, and Common and John Legend. While the Grammy's are definitely one of our favorite award shows to catch during the year, sometimes its hard to sit through the two hour show when you know who's most likely to win.

Here are some of the nominees, plus our 2015 Grammy predictions on who will take home the gold Sunday night.

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Fancy" – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
"A Sky Full of Stars" – Coldplay
"Say Something" – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
"Bang Bang" – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj
"Dark Horse" – Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
Predicted Winner: "Fancy"
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Best R&B Performance
"Drunk in Love" – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
"New Flame" – Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
"It's Your World" – Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly
"Like This" – Ledisi
"Good Kisser" – Usher
Predicted Winner: "Drunk in Love"
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Best R&B Song
"Drunk in Love"  – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
"Good Kisser" – Usher
"New Flame" – Chris Brown featuring Usher & Rick Ross
"Options (Wolfjames Version)" – Luke James featuring Rick Ross
"The Worst" – Jhene Aiko
Predicted Winner: "Drunk in Love"
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Best Urban Contemporary Album
Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
X – Chris Brown
Mali is... – Mali Music
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Predicted WinnerBeyoncé
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Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Blak Majik" – Common featuring Jhené Aiko
"The Monster" – Eminem featuring Rihanna
"Tuesday" – ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake
"Studio" – Schoolboy Q featuring BJ the Chicago Kid
"Bound 2" – Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson
Predicted Winner: "The Monster" 
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Best Rap Album
The New Classic – Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet – Childish Gambino
Nobody's Smiling – Common
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
Oxymoron – ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa
Predicted WinnerThe New Classic
Sam Smith In Concert
Best New Artist
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith
Predicted Winner: Sam Smith


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Record of the Year
"Fancy" – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
"Chandelier" – Sia
"Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)" – Sam Smith
"Shake It Off" – Taylor Swift
"All About That Bass" – Meghan Trainor
Predicted Winner: "Chandelier"
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Album of the Year
Morning Phase – Beck
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
x – Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Predicted Winner: This one's tough. It's a toss up between Beyoncé and x. 
What are your 2015 predictions?
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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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