Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year
DJ Khaled Announces Album Release Date, Two Singles Dropping Today
In between doing yoga on a dock, working out, and crushing a ton of food from his Finga Licking restaurant, DJ Khaled has found time to put together an album. It's called I Changed A Lot, and it will drop October 23, Khaled announced this morning.
Fetty Wap & French Montana To Release "Coke Zoo" Joint Mixtape
Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive seems to be inspiring other rappers to team up and drop impromptu projects. The next joint mixtape we'll get to hear comes from French Montana and Fetty Wap.
Karrueche Tran Says Dating Chris Brown Has Made It Harder To Get Work
Karrueche has been struggling to book modeling gigs since she broke up with Chris Brown earlier this year, she told BBC in a new interview, and she feels she is still viewed simply as his ex rather than as her own entity.
Rihanna Covers Vanity Fair; Talks Past Relationship With Chris Brown & More
Magazine companies sure do love Bad Girl Ri-Ri. A week after her appearance in Fader’s 100th issue, Rihanna is now gracing the front cover of Vanity Fair's November issue.
Top Tracks: September 28 - October 4
10) The Game feat. Diddy - Standing On Ferraris In his search for another hit, The Game is an equal opportunity employer. The decidedly West Coast rapper is even willing to reach out to the figurehead of the label that was once at the forefront of the East Coast sound -- though he only grants him a speaking role. "Standing On Ferraris" didn't budge in its second week on the charts, holding strong at #10.
Rick Ross Announces New Single "Sorry" Featuring Chris Brown
After whetting our appetite with his surprise mixtape, Black Dollar, Rick Ross is already gearing up for the next project. The next project will be a new album-- keep in mind he's already dropped two studio albums in 2014, so we'll have to see if he caps off the fourth quarter with a third album or if he'll be waiting until the new year.
Chris Brown's Recent Tour Bus Assault Case Declared "Inactive"
A couple of weeks ago, Chris Brown was named in an assault case brought forth by a woman who claimed she was forcibly thrown off Brown's tour bus. The alleged incident took place outside of a Platinum 84 gentleman's club in Denver, where Brown, along with his "One Hell of a Nite" tourmates Fetty Wap and French Montana, were shooting a video. The aforementioned woman named Brown and his entourage as the perpetrators of the assault.
Chris Brown Offers To "Raise Awareness About Domestic Abuse" In Australia
Australian authorities currently deciding whether or not to allow Chris Brown across the border to tour. The singer's well-documented history of domestic abuse has been cited as the reason for the discussion, and Brown is doing his best to show the nation he's a changed man.The singer spoke out on Twitter, offering to speak on the issue publicly. "I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence.Im not the pink elephant in the room anymore," he wrote.
Chris Brown Hasn't Been Banned From Australia Just Yet
Chris Brown's team claims that the singer has not been denied entrance to Australia, contrary to reports that he was denied an Australian visa due to his 2009 domestic violence case involving Rihanna.
Chris Brown Refused Entry To Australia Over History Of Domestic Violence
Tyler, The Creator was recently banned from both Australia and the UK over some of his old lyrics, and Chris Brown is now being refused entry to the former over his own past decisions. The singer was scheduled to perform in Australia and New Zealand, but following discussion with Michaelia Cash, Australia's minister for women, both countries have decided to refuse his request to tour, citing his assault of Rihanna, of which he was convicted in 2009, as the reason for denying him.
Chris Brown & Trey Songz Reportedly Working Towards Vegas Residency Show
Over the last couple of years, we've seen Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and most recently, Jennifer Lopez sign on for hugely lucrative Vegas residencies, which will find the singers performing regularly at venues such as Plant Hollywood and Caesar's Palace.Britney's latest 2-year deal was valued at $35 million, and that cash seems to have Chris Brown and Trey Songz looking to get in on the action.
This May Be Chris Brown's Response To Drake's Karrueche Line On "WATTBA"
People are taking Chris Brown's recent Instagram rant/post as a response of sorts to Drake's Karrueche name-drop on the internet-shattering What A Time To Be Alive.
Chris Brown Named In Assault Investigation
Trouble has found Chris Brown again. This time around Breezy is being investigated for assault charge after a women claimed she was forcibly thrown off his tour bus Monday night in Colorado.
Chris Brown Ethers TMZ Over Gay Pride Weekend Headline
Chris Brown wasn't happy with a TMZ headline that insinuated that he didn't perform at the Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend because he is homophobic. Early Monday morning TMZ ran a headline that read "Chris Brown Settles Beef... Over Gay Pride Gig," reporting that Brown didn't perform at the September 7th event because the event promoters breached contract by using the wrong photos on their posters, and that Brown's people have yet to return a $12,500 deposit.
Chris Brown Brings Out Royalty On Stage After Winning Joint Custody
Chris Brown has just been awarded joint custody of his one-year-old daughter, Royalty, and to celebrate, he brought her out on stage during a concert in Albuquerque. The touching moment happened as Brown and Kid Ink, one of his "One Hell of a Nite" tourmates, were performing their collab "Show Me." See footage below.
Chris Brown Wins Joint Custody Of His Daughter Royalty
Chris Brown is a happy man today (September 11), as he's just been awarded joint custody of his daughter Royalty. The case was decided between Brown and Royalty's mother, Nia Guzman, today in Houston. Guzman had wished to deny Brown joint custody, and she only wanted him visiting Royalty on supervised visits.
Chris Brown Wants Nia Guzman To Stop Bashing Him On Social Media
Chris Brown and Nia Guzman, the mother of his daughter, are still battling it out, mostly in court, but sometimes out of court. Guzman has a habit of taking her beef with Brown to social media (and vice versa).
The Game Threatens To Knock Out Chris Brown's Friend Wackstar
The Game has been making Instagram moves on Karrueche Tran over the weekend, following her and liking several of her photos. When Chris Brown caught wind of this development, he posted his response to the screenshots, which were posted by The Shade Room: “Someone must have something they need to promote," he wrote, incorporating several *laughing crying* emojis. "It’s sad people need gimmicks to maintain fame. All pub is good pub I guess.”
Chris Brown Reportedly Sets Strict Tour Rules In Advance Of Custody Hearing
Chris Brown wants joint-custody of his daughter, Royalty, but he knows anything that happens between now and his custody hearing in 2 weeks can be used against him. According to TMZ, the singer is taking action on his "One Hell Of A Nite" tour, tightening things up so there are no incidents that could compromise his case.