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2018 American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

See who is walking away with an AMA tonight! 

The 2018 American Music Awards is back!

This year is bound to bring the fun and Twitter-worthy moments. Tracee Ellis Ross is returning as the host of the annual event. Cardi B and Drake are leading with the most AMA nominations. Other notable nominees include Bruno Mars, Migos, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

In addition to an A-list of nominees, the AMAs is expected to have a night full of exciting performances. Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Khalid, and Halsey will reportedly perform. Gladys Knight is also expected to lead a special tribute for Aretha Franklin.

The 2018 American Music Awards will kick off at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST.

Keep it locked here for live updates on the winners of the night!

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Favorite Social Artist
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTentacion

Collaboration of the Year
Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"
Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"
Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse"
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, "The Middle"

Favorite Music Video

Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
Drake, "God's Plan"

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, Scorpio
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, Beerbongs + Bentleys

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Khalid, American Teen
SZA, CTRL
XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid, "Young Dumb & Broke"
Ella Mai, "Boo'd Up"
Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse"

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Pink
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

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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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