Kendrick Lamar Grammy Nominations 2016
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Kendrick Lamar Is Now The Most Grammy-Nominated Hip-Hop Artist In A Single Year

Kendrick Lamar leads the way for the 2016 Grammy nominations with a total of 11.

The Grammys made a single mistake with Kendrick Lamar – and it looks like they will never let it happen again.

TDE’s MVP has made history as the second most Grammy-nominated artist in a single year, as K. Dot snatched up 11 nods for the 2016 award show. Trailing just behind Michael Jackson – who was nominated for 12 gramophones back in 1984 – Kendrick’s polarizing To Pimp A Butterfly album and standout track “Alright” lead the way this year. The Compton rapper is eyeing honors such as Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Rap Album of the Year.

The Weeknd and Taylor Swift follow Kendrick with seven nominations each, as they both compete with the rapper for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Fetty Wap, Jidenna, Andra Day, Kehlani, The Internet also make noteworthy debuts into the Grammy-nominated club. Nicki Minaj, Drake, Miguel, D’Angelo, Tyrese and Jazmine Sullivan also return to the list for another year.

Peep the 2016 nominees below. The Grammys will air live on Feb 15 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Album Of The Year:
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Record Of The Year:
"Really Love" — D'Angelo And The Vanguard
"Uptown Funk" — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
"Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran
"Blank Space" — Taylor Swift
"Can't Feel My Face" — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year:
"Alright" —Kendrick Lamar
"Blank Space" —Taylor Swift
"Girl Crush" —Little Big Town
"See You Again" —Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
"Thinking Out Loud" —Ed Sheeran

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
Compton — Dr. Dre
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late — Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

Best Music Video:
"LSD" — ASAP Rocky
"I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" — Dead Weather;
"Alright" — Kendrick Lamar
"Bad Blood" — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Freedom" — Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Performance:
“If I Don't Have You” — Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up” — Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater” — Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes” — Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” — The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
"He Is" — Faith Evans
"Little Ghetto Boy" — Lalah Hathaway
"Let It Burn" — Jazmine Sullivan
"Shame" — Tyrese
"My Favorite Part Of You" — Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Song:
"Coffee" — Miguel
"Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" — The Weeknd
"Let It Burn" — Jazmine Sullivan
"Really Love" — D'Angelo And The Vanguard
"Shame" — Tyrese

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Ego Death — The Internet
You Should Be Here — Kehlani
Blood — Lianne La Havas
Wildheart — Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album:
Coming Home — Leon Bridges
Black Messiah — D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Cheers To The Fall — Andra Day
Reality Show — Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie — Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance:
"Apparently" — J. Cole
"Back To Back" — Drake
"Trap Queen" — Fetty Wap
"Alright" — Kendrick Lamar
"Truffle Butter" — Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
"All Day" — Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
"One Man Can Change The World" — Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend
"Glory" — Common & John Legend
"Classic Man" — Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
"These Walls" — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
"Only" — Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

Best Rap Song:
"All Day" — Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
"Alright" — Kendrick Lamar
"Energy" — Drake
"Glory" — Common & John Legend)
"Trap Queen" — Fetty Wap

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Empire: Season 1 — Various Artists
Fifty Shades Of Grey — Various Artists
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me — Various Artists
Pitch Perfect 2 — Various Artists
Selma — Various Artists

Best Song Written For Visual Media
“Earned It” — The Weeknd
“Glory” — Common & John Legend
“Love Me Like You Do” — Ellie Goulding
“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
“Til It Happens To You” — Lady Gaga

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Bryson Tiller Announces Deluxe Edition Of ‘Trapsoul’ Debut

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated new album, Bryson Tiller is giving fans another chance to fall deeper in love with Trapsoul. The Grammy-nominated singer announced that he will be releasing a deluxe version of his debut album to streaming service this Friday (Sept. 25).

The deluxe edition will feature fan favorites “Just Another Interlude” and “Self Righteous,” Tiller tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 22). “Before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, 'Trapsoul.' Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut.”

before we get into my new album, I wanna celebrate with this special edition of my debut album, Trapsoul. Featuring a few songs that didn’t quite make the cut. Y’all asked for these on All Platforms and they’ll finally be yours this Friday. thank you! pic.twitter.com/8MJ5rC5jYB

— tiller (@brysontiller) September 23, 2020

Released in 2015, Tiller’s debut album put him on the map, and earned a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top R&B Album. The triple platinum release, lead single “Don’t” cracked the Top 20 on the Billboard singles charts becoming his highest charting solo effort to date.

Earlier in the month, Tiller released the music video for his song “Inhale” which samples Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon' Cry.” The end of the video reveals that Tiller’s new album will drop sometime this fall.

Watch “Inhale” below.

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Judge Sides With Nicki Minaj In Tracy Chapman Court Battle

A judge has sided with Nicki Minaj in her legal dispute with Tracy Chapman. U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that Minaj’s song “Sorry” falls under the “fair use” and not copyright infringement as Chapman claimed, Variety reports.

Minaj was reportedly unaware that her song, “Sorry,” featured lyrics and a bit of the melody from Chapman’s 1988 track, “Baby Can I Hold You” when it was recorded. She  reached out to Chapman to get permission to use the song but was ultimately turned down. Since she couldn't get legal clearance, the track never made it to the Queen album, but Chapman’s attorneys accused Minaj of leaking the track to Funkmaster Flex. Although Minaj confirmed sending Flex an Instagram message about the song, she denies actually sending it. “I had a change of heart,” she later testified. “I never sent the recording.”

Flex said that he obtained the recording from a “blogger,” not Minaj.

In her decision, Judge Phillips reportedly noted that artists tend to “experiment” with music before they attempt to get proper licensing.

“Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license,” the judge wrote. “A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

Despite the ruling, the question remains over whether or not Minaj should be held liable for the song being leaked. Last month, Minaj’s attorneys filed court papers requesting that Chapman’s motion for a summary judgment be denied in full.

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Big Sean Debuts ‘Deep Reverence’ Feat. Nipsey Hussle

Big Sean delivered his collaboration with Nipsey Hustle “Deep Reverence” on Monday (Aug. 24). The 32-year-old rapper decided to drop the song after  finishing up his highly anticipated Detroit 2 album due out next week.

“My heart and my gut was saying not only do people deserve that song right now,”  Sean tweeted on Tuesday (Aug. 25). “I felt like hearing nips [sic] voice, his presence and the energy of the song itself was needed and deserved it’s own moment!”

A snippet of the song debuted during Hit-Boy and Boi1da's Verzuz battle in April. Sean said that he has wanted to release the song ever since then.

“My label (a few people there, not the whole label) thought it wasn’t smart to put this song out ahead of my album, they told my team I should hold on to it...they still supported my decision in the end tho [sic],” he explained in another tweet.

The record opens with a clever and poignant verse from Nipsey. “F*ck rap I’m a street legend, block love me with a deep reverence,” he raps. “I was birthed in a C-section/Hella cops and police presence, we got opps so we keep weapons. We on y’all block while y’all eat breakfast. A lot of shots, we broke street records. Watch how you talk, I got reflexes.”

 

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Rest In Power bro! The World miss you n need to hear your voice! DEEP REVERENCE OUT NOW 🏁💙🙏🏾 Prod by. @hitboy & @g.ryomo

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:07pm PDT

On Sean’s verse, he reveals that he reached out to Kendrick Lamar after Nipsey was killed and addresses the alleged beef between him and the Compton MC. Fans also believe that he hinted at  Jhené Aiko suffering a miscarriage. “Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin,’” raps Sean. “Probably why the sh*t with me got crazy and we lost a baby.”

Detroit 2 is executive produced by Hit-Boy, Sean and Kanye West. The album drops on Sept. 4.

Listen to “Deep Reverence” below.

 

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My fifth album #Detroit2 September 4th 🌎✊🏾🌹🖤 🌟 🙏🏾

A post shared by BIGSEAN (@bigsean) on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:15am PDT

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