Recently we heard N.E.R.D reunite, finally, although the origin of the reunion was somewhat surprising: a SpongeBob SquarePants movie had called upon N.E.R.D to contribute to their soundtrack with "Squeeze Me."
N.E.R.D. were never quite an A-level act, but there's been plenty of revisionism following the success of Pharrell as a solo artist, and musicians like Tyler, The Creator who have cited the group as a direct influence.
It's that time of year again. With the 57th Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on February 8th, the organization is rolling out the list of nominees over the course of today. Check out the first batch below, and check back throughout the day for updates.
Record Of The Year:
By now, it's no secret that streaming giant Spotify has eclipsed nearly every other comparable service in its field, so its new list of the "top" (or most popular) music of the year is probably one of the best gauges of America's listening habits that we have.
With the nominations coming in for the American Music Awards earlier today, it seems like the award season that kicks off with the BET Hip-Hop Awards tomorrow night and ends with The Grammys has begun. The nominations for the Soul Train Awards followed shortly, and you can view a complete list below.
T.I.'s hotly-anticipated new album Paperwork arrives a week from tomorrow on October 21st, and today iTunes Radio is letting you stream the whole thing ahead of time. Head over here to launch the player. the tracklist is below.