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Monday
Jun262017

Haim plans fall headlining tour

Columbia RecordsHaim will bring their sophomore album Something to Tell You to the road this fall on a headlining tour. The newly announced dates will run from September 4 in Vancouver to September 15 in Chicago. Visit HaimtheBand.com for ticket info.

Along with the headlining dates, Haim will also be hitting a number of fall festivals, including Bumbershoot and Life Is Beautiful.

Something to Tell You, which features the lead single "Want You Back," will be released July 7. Haim will perform on NBC's The Tonight Show this Thursday, June 29.

Here are Haim's fall tour dates:

9/3 -- Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival
9/4 -- Vancouver, BC, Malkin Bowl
9/5 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
9/7 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
9/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theatre
9/10 -- Dana Point, CA, Ohana Music and Arts Festival
9/12 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
9/13 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
9/15 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater
9/16-17 -- Atlanta, GA, Music Midtown
9/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/20-22 -- Phoenix, AZ, Lost Lake Music Festival

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Monday
Jun262017

Lorde thanks fans for making "Melodrama" #1: "This means so much" 

LAVA/RepublicLorde's happy  -- to put it mildly -- that her new album, Melodrama, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  She took to Twitter to thank fans in a series of tweets, reflecting on her journey from "Royals" to her current success.

"You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thank you," she writes. "'Royals' was, to quote David Chase, 'a moonshot, a dreadnought.' There were no such guarantees with Melodrama -- that's why this means so much."

David Chase is the creator of The Sopranos, and he described the show in those terms.

Lorde then continues, "When I was a kid I thought big records had to be made a certain way -- to be sterile & calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.  I have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over."

Referring to her collaborator on Melodrama, Jack Antonoff, Lorde explains, "Jack and I made this in rooms alone, telling secrets and uncovering truths, and i just know that 15yo me would have been so f*** proud."

She finishes triumphantly: "SO WHAT I'N TRYNA SAY IS LET'S F***IN GEEEET IIIIIIT MORE JOY IN ALL OUR FUTURES MELODRAMA FOREVER."

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. #1 album; her debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at #3.

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Monday
Jun262017

Lorde thanks fans for making "Melodrama" #1: "This means so much" 

Lorde's happy  -- to put it mildly -- that her new album, Melodrama, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  She took to Twitter to thank fans in a series of tweets, reflecting on her journey from "Royals" to her current success.

"You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thank you," she writes. "'Royals' was, to quote David Chase, 'a moonshot, a dreadnought.' There were no such guarantees with Melodrama -- that's why this means so much."

David Chase is the creator of The Sopranos, and he described the show in those terms.

Lorde then continues, "When I was a kid I thought big records had to be made a certain way -- to be sterile & calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.  I have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over."

Referring to her collaborator on Melodrama, Jack Antonoff, Lorde explains, "Jack and I made this in rooms alone, telling secrets and uncovering truths, and i just know that 15yo me would have been so f*** proud."

She finishes triumphantly: "SO WHAT I'N TRYNA SAY IS LET'S F***IN GEEEET IIIIIIT MORE JOY IN ALL OUR FUTURES MELODRAMA FOREVER."

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. #1 album; her debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at #3.

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Monday
Jun262017

On Ariana Grande's 24th birthday, her boyfriend thanks her for loving him

Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love ManchesterIf you ever wondered whether or not Ariana Grande's relationship with rapper Mac Miller was the real deal, look no further than his Instagram post today, which is Ariana's 24th birthday.

Under a photo of Ariana kissing his cheek in front of the Eiffel Tower while he makes a goofy face, Mac writes, "Happy Birthday to this adorable pure soul who has reminded me what being happy feels like. Thank you for loving me so good. I think it's supposed to be 'so well' but I don't care. I love you and can't wait for all of the adventures."

Ariana has said that she's "loved and adored" Mac since she was 19.  In fact, he appeared on her debut single, "The Way," back in 2013. 

The couple recently performed together during the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4, which raised money for the victims of the bombing outside Ariana's concert there on May 22.

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Monday
Jun262017

Katy Perry among "TIME"'s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

AJ NumanConsidering she has more followers, over 100 million, than anyone else on Twitter, it's no surprise that Katy Perry has just made TIME magazine's annual list of the 25th Most Influential People on the Internet.

TIME created the unranked list by looking at the global impact their choices had on social media and their "overall ability to drive news."  Of Katy, TIME writes, "At a time when so many celebrities use social media to burnish their reputations with airbrushed photos and pithy captions, Perry is blazing a trail by ditching her script -- at least for a weekend."

The magazine is referring to Katy's recent 96-hour livestream to promote her album, Witness. Fans watched as Katy slept, ate, had a therapy session, did yoga and practiced transcendental meditation, among other things.  As TIME says, "It was the closest any major entertainer has come to giving fans the kind of 'real' intimacy that social media purports to provide."

Others on the list include Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and, of course, President Donald Trump.

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Monday
Jun262017

Want to listen to JAY-Z's album before it drops Friday?

ABC RadioJAY-Z's new album 4:44 officially arrives June 30, but there's a way for you to listen to it a day earlier. 

Select Sprint stores in nine cities across America -- New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago -- will host exclusive 4:44 album release parties for fans on June 29.  

Lucky attendees who RSVP via TidalXSpringEperience.SplashThat.com will be able to jam to the sounds of JAY's new disc at each event.   

You must be either a Sprint customer or Tidal member in order to purchase 4:44. The studio project is Hova's follow up to his 2013 release, Magna Carta Holy Grail.  

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Monday
Jun262017

Home Sweet Home: Nikki Sixx says he's "unofficially retired" from touring

Francesco Castaldo/Archivio Francesco Castaldo/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesNikki Sixx is getting off the road. The Motley Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist says that he's "unofficially retired" from touring.

"For those of you asking, I've been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years, I have no immediate tour plans unless I get a wild hair up my a** or something or somebody really inspirational comes along," Sixx writes in a Facebook post.

"So I guess I'm unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time," he adds. "Nice to give 100% of my time to my wife and kids."

Motley Crue, of course, wrapped up their farewell tour New Year's Eve 2015. Sixx:A.M. played a one-off show in Dallas earlier this year after spending 2016 on the road with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown.

While he won't be touring, Sixx, who'll be 59 in December, will certainly still keep busy: he says there's new Sixx:A.M. albums arriving "soon," and a new book is coming out this year. He's also working with Netflix on a Motley Crue biopic titled The Dirt, as well as a play based on Sixx's autobiography, The Heroin Diaries.

"Yup, I am retired," Sixx jokes.

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Monday
Jun262017

Lorde takes number one, Nickelback makes top five on "Billboard" 200

LAVA/Republic Records; BMGLorde reigns supreme atop the Billboard 200 for the first time in her career. The New Zealand-born musician's sophomore album, Melodrama, debuts atop the chart with a total of 109,000 equivalent album units, 82,000 of which were pure album sales.

Melodrama, which features the lead single "Green Light," arrives four years after Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, was released in 2013. Pure Heroine debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, though it had a better sales week with 129,000 copies sold. At the time, Billboard didn't count certain numbers of individual track sales and streams as equivalent to album sales, as the magazine does now.

Lorde will kick off a North American arena tour in support of Melodrama next spring, beginning March 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, Nickelback's new album, Feed the Machine, makes a top-five debut on the Billboard 200. The ninth studio effort from the Canadian rockers arrives at number five on the chart with 47,000 units, 43,000 of which were pure album sales.  Nickelback is currently on tour in support of Feed the Machine.

Finally, the new album from Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up, debuts at number nine on the Billboard 200 with 34,000 units, 32,000 of which were album sales.

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Monday
Jun262017

Damn Good Reznor: Nine Inch Nails performs on "Twin Peaks"

Suzanne Tenner/SHOWTIMENine Inch Nails added an extra level of weirdness to the already very weird Twin Peaks with an appearance on Sunday night's episode of the Showtime series. Trent Reznor's band performed their song "She's Gone Away," a track from last year's Not the Actual Events EP.

Along with Nine Inch Nails, Eddie Vedder will be making an appearance on Twin Peaks. The Pearl Jam frontman also recorded a song for the show, called "Out of the Sand."

In other Nine Inch Nails happenings, the band is planning to release a follow-up EP to Not the Actual Events this summer. The two EPs will make up two-thirds of a planned trilogy of releases. NIN also have a number of festival performances lined up including FYF Fest in Los Angels, Panorama in New York City, Chicago's Riot Fest and Aftershock in Sacramento.

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Monday
Jun262017

Today Chipotle, tomorrow Starbucks? Jason Mraz expands into coffee 

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Jason Mraz is a best-selling singer/songwriter, but in his spare time, he's also a very successful avocado farmer who sells some 30,000 pounds of his product per year to local California Chipotle restaurants.  Now, he's expanding...into coffee.

As Jason tells the Modesto Bee, he recently planted 2,500 coffee bushes on his 1,700-acre farm outside San Diego and he has high hopes for his first crop, due in 2019 or 2020.

"My wife and I love coffee culture," he tells the paper. "She used to run a café; I started my career in coffee shops. We both come from the coffee culture. It’s very, very exciting for us to be on the other end of coffee, to not just drink it.”

In the future, Jason says he hopes that in addition to going out and playing music for fans, he'll be able to welcome them to his farm to experience coffee growing, making and tasting, just like at a vineyard.

But don't worry: Jason isn't giving up his day job. 

"Singing still my first love, something did when kid. I plan to do that as long as I live and it fills me with joy," he says. "The things I’ve learned in farming affects how I run my music business. However much love you put into something is the same amount of love you get back.”

Jason celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday by performing at the Hollywood Bowl with some special guests, including Colbie Caillat. He wrapped up his latest tour Sunday in Murphys, California.

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Monday
Jun262017

DJ Khaled picks a favorite from star-studded "Grateful" album

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCDJ Khaled's tenth studio album, Grateful, has finally arrived, featuring some seriously A-list guest talent. Two of today's biggest music stars, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj, appear on one of the tracks on Grateful, titled "Nobody." Khaled tells ABC Radio it's one of his favorite tracks from the album.

"Man, this record right here means a lot to me," he says.  "'Nobody' -- when you hear the message, it's so much pain in there, but also, so much glory and so much victory at the same time. It's gonna uplift people, but at the same time, it's a big anthem."

Khaled says he's always wanted to work with Alicia and had "an amazing time" with her in the studio. He also praises Nicki's bare delivery on the song, saying, "You could hear her pain. You could also hear her victory and her glory in her voice." 

Khaled is known for gathering A-list talent for features on his albums, but with number of big names on  Grateful -- including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Nas, RihannaDrake, Future and Chance the Rapper -- he's outdone himself this time around.  For Khaled, though, he's just feeling "blessed to make great music for over ten years." 

He says, "A lot of these relationships I've had from us artists having the same dream and goal. When I reach out to somebody and I present a song or an idea or a track or a vision, we're all excited to do it. We push each other to be great and we have respect for each other."

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Monday
Jun262017

Neil Young reissues remastered version of his classic 1977 compilation "Decade"

Reprise RecordsNeil Young has just released a remastered version of his long-out-of-print 1977 compilation Decade.

The 35-track collection, which originally issued as a three-LP vinyl set, features highlights from the first 10 years of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's music career, including songs he recorded with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse and as a solo artist.

The remastered Decade was originally released as a limited-edition triple-vinyl package in April for the 2017 edition of Record Store Day, but it's now available everywhere, on vinyl, as a two-CD set and as a digital download.

The reissue features the compilation's original artwork, including restored photos on the inside of the jacket.  Among the many classic songs on Decade are "Mr. Soul," "Sugar Mountain," "Cinnamon Girl," "Down by the River," "Cowgirl in the Sand," "After the Gold Rush," "Southern Man," "Helpless," "Ohio," "Heart of Gold," "Like a Hurricane" and "Long May You Run."

The album, which has been certified platinum for sales of a million copies, also includes several rarities, such as "Down to the Wire," "Star of Bethlehem," "Winterlong," "Deep Forbidden Lake" and "Campaigner."

Here's the track list for the CD version of Decade:

Disc 1:
"Down to the Wire"
"Burned"
"Mr. Soul"
"Broken Arrow"
"Expecting to Fly"
"Sugar Mountain"
"I Am a Child"
"The Loner"
"The Old Laughing Lady"
"Cinnamon Girl"
"Down by the River"
"Cowgirl in the Sand"
"I Believe in You"
"After the Gold Rush"
"Southern Man"
"Helpless"

Disc 2:
"Ohio"
"Soldier"
"Old Man
"A Man Needs a Maid"
"Harvest"
"Heart of Gold"
"Star of Bethlehem"
"The Needle and the Damage Done"
"Tonight's the Night (Part 1)"
"Tired Eyes"
"Walk On"
"For the Turnstiles"
"Winterlong"
"Deep Forbidden Lake"
"Like a Hurricane"
"Love Is a Rose"
"Cortez the Killer"
"Campaigner"
"Long May You Run"

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Monday
Jun262017

2017 Peach Music Festival to feature all-star tributes to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks

Courtesy of The Peach Music FestivalIn the wake of the recent deaths of founding Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, organizers for the 2017 Peach Music Festival have announced that the event will include an all-star tribute to the two late musicians.

The special performance will feature former Allman Brothers members and well-known friends and fans of the group teaming up to jam on classic songs by the band.  Participants in the memorial jam will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, a number of new additions to the bill of this year's festival have been announced, including jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield, who will take part in the set by Gov't Mule & Friends. In addition, Pink Talking Fish -- the tribute act known for mixing the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish -- will give a full performance of The Allmans' classic 1972 album Eat a Peach.

Previously announced acts on the 2017 Peach Music Festival lineup include the Allman Brothers spinoff groups Les Brers and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band; The Magpie Salute, featuring several ex-Black Crowes members; and funk/R&B legend Chaka Khan, who will perform with the band Lettuce.

Les Brers, which was formed by Trucks, will be giving their final performance at the fest. Butch committed suicide in January at the age of 69; Gregg Allman also was 69 when died in May, from complications of liver cancer.

The sixth annual Peach Music Festival is scheduled for August 10-13 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was founded by the Allman Brothers Band and has continued to be held since the group's 2014 breakup.

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Monday
Jun262017

Toby Keith to headline first Nashville show in 13 years

Greg WatermannToby Keith is cranking up his highly successful Interstates & Tailgates tour once again and will visit more than 30 cities over the next few months.

Following a thirteen-year absence from any major Nashville concert stage, fans will finally get a chance to see Toby on July 20th when he headlines Music City's Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale this Wednesday, July 28th at livenation.com

Toby's concert set list will include his new single, "Wacky Tobaccy."

Here's a full list of the remaining 2017 Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates tour stops:

6/29 -- Normal, IL, The Corn Crib
6/30 -- Naperville, IL, Ribfest
7/1 -- Greely, CO, Greely Stampede
7/6 -- Ottawa, ONT, Ottawa Bluesfest
7/7 -- Lansing, MI, Common Ground Music Festival
7/8 -- Varysburg, NY, Jam in the Valley
7/13 -- Fort McMurray, AB, Shell Place
7/14 -- Cold Lake, AB, Imperial Oil Place Arena
7/15 -- Craven, SK, Country Thunder Music Festival
7/20 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
7/21 -- Valparaiso, IN, Porter County Fair
7/28 -- Kearney, NE, Buffalo County Fairgrounds
7/29 -- Guthrie Center, IA, Guthrie's River Ruckus
8/3 -- Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino
8/4 -- Merritt, BC, Rockin' River Music Festival
8/5 -- Duncan, BC, Sunfest Country Music Festival
8/6 -- Canton, OH, 2017 Concert for Legends
8/9 -- Brooklyn, NY, Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/10 -- Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest
8/12 -- Fort McCoy, WI, Constitution Park
8/25 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
8/27 -- St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair
8/31 -- Put-In-Bay, OH, Bash on the Bay
10/7 -- Atlanta, GA, Crock Fest
10/28 -- Laughlin, NV, Laughlin Event Center
10/29 -- Tucson, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre

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Monday
Jun262017

Kacy Hill releases new single, owns her sexuality

Fabien MontiqueKacy Hill's debut album Like a Woman will arrive on Friday, but if you pre-order the disc now, you'll instantly receive one of the tracks featured on it, titled "Keep Me Sane." 

The song is just as sensual as her previously released tracks "Hard to Love" and "Like a Woman," but the former American Apparel model, currently signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. record label, tells ABC Radio that only she -- and not others -- can truly define her femininity and sexual nature.

"In a lot of ways, I feel like people have this idea of what I am and what my sexuality means, in terms of having all of those images [from music videos and American Apparel photo shoots] on the Internet and things like that," she explains. 

Like a Woman, executive produced by Kanye, arrives everywhere June 30. 

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Monday
Jun262017

Nothing More to explore "The Stories We Tell Ourselves" with new album

Better Noise RecordsNothing More has revealed the details of their next album. The follow-up to the band's 2014 self-titled effort, which featured the singles "This Is the Time (Ballast)" and "Here's to the Heartache," is called The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and it'll be out released September 15.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves includes 18 songs, with several interludes scattered throughout the album. It features the lead single "Go to War" and the track "Don't Stop," both of which are now available for digital download.

Nothing More will kick off a headlining North American tour in support of The Stories We Tell Ourselves September 12 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here is the track list for The Stories We Tell Ourselves:

"(Ambition; Destruction)"
"Do You Really Want It?"
"(Convict; Divide)"
"Let 'em Burn"
"Ripping Me Apart"
"Don’t Stop"
"Funny Little Creatures"
"(React; Respond)"
"The Great Divorce"
"Still in Love"
"(Alone; Together)"
"Go to War"
"Just Say When"
"(Accept; Disconnect)"
"Who We Are"
"Tunnels"
"(End; Begin)"
"Fadein/Fadeout"

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Monday
Jun262017

Mondo Cozmo details debut album, "Plastic Soul" 

ABC/Randy HolmesMondo Cozmo's debut album is called Plastic Soul, and it will arrive on August 4.

"I hope this album speaks to anyone who is scared to start over," the musician says in a statement. "Or overwhelmed by what they could be. This album comes from a real place. I needed to find truth and I found it in the songs."

Plastic Soul features Mondo Cozmo's breakthrough track, "Shine," and his new single, "Automatic," along with eight other songs.

The same weekend Plastic Soul is announced, Mondo Cozmo will play Lollapalooza. He'll embark on a headlining tour in support of the album this fall.

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Monday
Jun262017

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has called this 1974 Single of the Year by Cal Smith his favorite country song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Country Bumpkin."

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Monday
Jun262017

Lorde has her first number-one album as "Melodrama" debuts atop "Billboard" 200

LAVA/Republic RecordsCongratulations are in order to Lorde whose Melodrama has debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart.

Melodrama is Lorde's first U.S. number-one album.  Her 2013 debut, Pure Heroine, peaked at number three.

The album tops the chart with 109,000 in sales and streams during the week ending June 22, of which 82,000 were traditional sales.

Pure Heroine actually sold more in its debut week, when it peaked at number three -- 129,000 in pure sales, since at the time Billboard did not count certain numbers of individual track sales and streams as equivalent to album sales, as the magazine does now.

It's been a good couple of weeks for female artists on the Billboard 200.  Melodrama is the third album in a row by a woman to top the cart following Halsey's hopeless fountain kingdom and Katy Perry's Witness

The last time women topped the album chart three weeks running was in 2012 when the run included the debuts of Rihanna's Unapologetic and Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire followed by a rebound to number one by Taylor Swift's Red.  And it's the first time three new albums by women debuted at number one in successive weeks since Reba's Keep On Loving You, Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough and Whitney Houston's I Look to You did it in 2009.

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Monday
Jun262017

With New Edition, Chance the Rapper and Xscape, 2017 BET Awards celebrate black excellence

BETAmid some bumps and technical issues, the 2017 BET Awards brought black excellence to the forefront with a celebration of music, film and young talent.

Bruno Mars opened the show with his signature choreography in a spirited performance of his uptempo track, "Perm." 

After the performance, Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones took to the stage to amp up the crowd for the night's festivities. Wearing a knee brace, the comedian joked about her upcoming 50th birthday and how she considered herself "old school," which drew some laughs.

Dear White People's Logan Browning and All Eyez on Me star Demetrius Shipp, Jr. announced the first award of the night which went to Migos for best group.

While music stayed the focus for much of the evening, Detroit actors Laz Alonzo, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Algee Smith, took time to mention the names of young men and women of color who were killed by police. 

They introduced Solange as the winner of the Centric Award for "Cranes in the Sky," who acknowledged BET for helping to bring images of color to her television screen as a young child.

Some of the performances during the night included French Montana, dressed in a white dashiki to honor the motherland with his song "Unforgettable" featuring the artist Swae Lee; Migos and Post Malone, who performed their song "Congratulations"; and Migos later reenergizing their fans with their hit "Bad and Boujee."

Chris Brown performed "Privacy," and brought Gucci Mane out for their song "Party." 

Diddy presented the award for best new artist to Chance the Rapper and then plugged his documentary, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, which became available Sunday night on Apple music.

During the second hour of the show, Mary J. Blige was seemingly uncensored as she sang about her relationship and went into her new song "Love Yourself," with A$AP Rocky.

Jamie Fox presented Bruno Mars with the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award while plugging his upcoming film, Baby Driver

In addition to performances from award show regulars like Trey Songz, who performed "Nobody Else but You,"; Big Sean, who performed "Bounce Back," Tamar Braxton, who belted out "My Man"; and Maxwell who sang, "Gods," some newcomers took the stage.

Khalid performed his soulful "Location," and crowd favorite SZA performed "Love Galore" and "The Weekend."

black-ish star, Yara Shahidi, who won the Young Stars Award, and made a moving speech acknowledging what would have been Tamir Rice's 15th birthday.

'90s girl group Xscape also performed and stunned the crowd with some of their hits including "Understanding" "Who Can I Run To" and "Just Kickin".

Future performed "Mask Off" and brought out Compton's own Kendrick Lamar to back him up. 

BET's CEO, Debra Lee, saluted Chance the Rapper with the BET Humanitarian Award. The Chi-town rapper, who made a riveting speech, also was honored by a special message from former first lady Michelle Obama.

There were also multiple tributes to honor the celebrities who passed away, including a special tribute by Havoc and Lil Kim for Prodigy

Kendrick won Best Male Rapper, while Remy Ma won Best Female Rapper and took a noticeable shot at her rival Nicki Minaj.

The cast of Girls Trip helped presented New Edition with their Lifetime Achievement Award. After a few words from each member, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins took the stage to perform some of their hits including "Mr. Telephone Man," "Can You Stand the Rain" and "If it Isn't Love."

Helping to close out the night was DJ Khaled who brought out  Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Quavo and his son Asad for his Grateful hit, "I'm the One."

Here's the complete winners list:

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Remy Ma

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé — “Sorry”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar

Youngstars Award
Yara Shahidi

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars

Best New Artist
Chance the Rapper

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae

Centric Award
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Group
Migos

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Video Director of the Year
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter -- "Sorry"

Album of the Year
Lemonade — Beyoncé

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor
Mahershala Ali

Best Movie
“Hidden Figures”

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Stephen Curry

Best International Act: Europe
Stormzy

Best International Act: Africa
Wizkid

Humanitarian Award
Chance the Rapper

Lifetime Achievement Award
New Edition

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