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Rihanna Will Receive The Michael Jackson's Video Vanguard Award At The VMAs

Rightfully deserved.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are a little less than three weeks away and its just been announced Rihanna will take home the night's top honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Previous recipients include Beyonce and Kanye West, who announced he would run for president of the United States in 2020. Rihanna's 2016 has been chock full of wins. With the release of her eighth studio album Anti and her world tour, the Video Vanguard award for Bad Gyal Rih is right on time since she just celebrated 10 years in the music industry.

Along with the prestigious honor Rihanna garnered four nominations Best Female Video for "Work," featuring Drake and Best Male Video for her contributions to Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For" and two in the Best Collaboration category for the songs previously mentioned.

Rihanna and her fine self will grace the VMA stage Sunday, August 28 at 9pm.

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Pandora’s Sound On: Spring Campaign Features Khalid, 2 Chainz And More

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"We here at Pandora are launching a brand new campaign that amplifies the moment you’re in and helps you discover your unique sound—the music that moves you, the rhythm that fuels you, the album that inspires you to be you," a statement from Pandora's representatives reads.

Choosing iconic locations across America like Nashville, San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, Miami, and Atlanta, these select places have been given their own individual codes that lead to a customized playlist that coincides with the artist's work.

"We’ve commissioned leading street artists to create wall murals that depict their unique interpretations of sound and spring discovery. Each mural will have a QR code that leads to a customized playlist curated by each mural artist and reflects the music that inspired their work."

Some of the big names in music who appear on these playlists include Khalid, 2 Chainz, John Legend, and Becky G with a host of other popular artists. Though most of the playlist represents the artwork created in these select cities, there are hip-hop and R&B influences that make them exciting to listen to.

 

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Red Bull Music Festival Returns To NYC With FKA Twigs, Teyana Taylor, And More

With the start of festival season gearing up, the Red Bull Music Festival will return to New York City from April 30 - May 18, bringing big names to killer venues. Pulling FKA Twigs, Teyana Taylor, Tierra Whack and more to the Tristate area, the 10-day event is sure to kick spring up a notch.

FKA Twigs will play at Park Ave Armory from May 11-12, while Rosalía will perform at one of the first shows of the refurbished Webster Hall on April 30, a night they’re calling “Rosalía: El Mal Querer.” Teyana Taylor will go on May 15 at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center for a show called “House of Petunia.” On May 10, Tierra Whack will perform at the Rainbow Room.

For a total of 10 shows, each day will feature a different artist who has partnered with the festival to bring some of their music to life. Tickets can also be purchased here.

Other acts that will be present during the two-week festival include Moor Mother, NYXO, and JPEGMAFIA.

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J. Cole's Dreamville Festival Taps SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage And More

After 2018's Dreamville Festival was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, J. Cole has returned with a similar lineup to make up for the past cancelation. Working with SZA, Nelly, and more, the two artists add to a stacked roster of old and new faces.

Cole himself is expected to perform alongside Big Sean, 21 Savage, Teyana Taylor, as well as Dreamville cohorts Bas, Ari Lennox, Omen, Lute, and more.

The one-day event will take place April 6 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. For a limited time, tickets for the festival will be available for purchase for $119, while VIP packages will include JV VIP ($240), Varsity VIP ($289), and MVP VIP ($449). Tickets can be purchased at DreamvilleFest.com.

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DREAMVILLE FEST 2019 APRIL 6TH 🌻 RALEIGH, NC

TICKETS ON SALE AT https://t.co/[email protected] @dreamvillE pic.twitter.com/jDP7Iew5Ce

— J. Cole (@JColeNC) March 19, 2019

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