Heeeeyyyy, beautiful people!!!!!!

I’m so happy to be back and doing what I do best! Did y’all miss me?

 

So many good things in my life have transpired. I moved into my new home, started a side gig, and I also started a new business venture, which will cause some blowuptuism! As of now, I’m getting used to all three, but none of it could keep me from creating content for you, my friend. I just needed some time to “reprogram”. Now, that I’m back, I’d like to share what I’ve learned and/or discovered while I was out of commission.

While I was away, I’ve also noticed a few of these celebs wanting to show off with their petty meter turned up to the max. One of those celebs is singer/actor, Tyrese. Tyrese took to the ‘gram to “advise” black women to basically alter their appearance for “real” men.  This brotha actually told women what to do with their bodies based on his personal opinions. His misguided attempt to give “advice” to black women came off as a rant that was offensive, misogynistic, and it was definitely unsolicited. The 38-year-old newlywed has since deleted the controversial post, but Essence has it and there’s a great article on it, as well. Check it out here.

 

While I was away, a 13-year-old girl’s visit on Dr. Phil for disruptive behavior has resulted in a reported million dollar investment for her. More on why I’m disgusted will be on another post.

 

While I was away, we’ve lost a rock n roll legend, Chuck Berry.

 

While I was away, reports of missing teens in the Washington, DC area has been at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, the FBI has located Tom Jersey’s missing jersey that was stolen after the Superbowl. Read my rage about this in a forthcoming thought piece.

 

While I was away, I’ve discovered how important it is to accept what is. More on that later…

 

While I was away, I’ve learned that Rachel Dolezal still believes she’s black.

 

While I was away, I saw Tameka “Tiny” Harris prove that making boss moves is your best revenge.

 

While I was away, Kendrick Lamar showed the world why he’s a Hip-Hop genius.

 

While I was away, I wondered if ‘The Real’ could survive without weekly guest hosts.

 

While I was away, I’ve learned that celebrity opportunities can be birthed from Youtube.

 

I’ve learned and discovered all the aforementioned and so much more. I cannot wait to share my thought pieces on everything.

Thank YOU for being patient and sticking it out with me.

 

I’m glad to be back 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Viola Davis accepted her Oscar Sunday night for ‘Best Supporting Actress’  for her role in fences, she actually made history!

Ms. Davis has become a part of what the industry calls the “triple crown club”. She has won an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar, making her the first black artist to do so.

Via NME:

By winning the Best Supporting Actress award at last night’s Oscars for her performance in Fences, Viola Davis made history.

The actress added an Academy Award to her Emmy (which she won in 2015 for her performance in TV’s How To Get Away With Murder) and her two Tonys (for King Hedley II in 2001 and Fences in 2010) to complete the so-called “triple crown of acting”.

Davis is the first black woman to achieve this impressive accolade. Though Whoopi Goldberg has also won an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony (as well as a Grammy – making her an ‘EGOT’ winner), neither her Emmy nor her Tony was won for acting.

Davis becomes the 23rd person ever to complete the ‘triple crown of acting’. Other stars to have achieved the accolade include Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Frances McDormand.

 

 

Two of the ladies of Hip Hop, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj, are the talk of these internet streets!!

The women served each other verbal annihilation on some diss tracks, and both tracks, especially Remy Ma’s, has the internet going bonkers!!

Before I share my thoughts, hit play for both tracks below!

 

Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj- “Make Love”

Remy Ma-“shETHER”

First…let me just say… Remy’s diss track left Nicki so exposed, my soul delve into a sea of humiliation for her!
Homegirl done went in from her “fake ass” to her brother who’s an alleged child molester.

In my opinion, I think the internet only generated mad hype for Remy’s track, because she apparently stated what’s being said as “facts”, according to Hip Hop enthusiasts.

Despite being entertained by it all, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t point out the obvious problematic situation within this so-called beef between these two women. It’s something that’s been going on for a long time in this industry and as a woman, I’m over it.

This beef pulls the rug out and reveals two major factors…the lack of sisterhood and the lack of support for women in the Hip Hop industry.

Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m well aware that diss tracks have been around for a long ass time. Hip-Hop wouldn’t be TRUE Hip-Hop without a good diss track between artists. Especially when the dissing doesn’t result to violence &/or death.

My issue is the underlying problem in society with black women being looked at as “catty”, “bitchy”, and simply don’t get along. This “beef” between these two iconic artists feeds into that perception.

This beef between Remy and Nicki has me wondering one thing…Can the Hip-Hop industry learn to support sisterhood, female empowerment, and use these two artists as the catalysts for change in how society views black women?

When “Ladies Night” came out in the nineties, I was just in awe of the female MCs who participated in that project. I thought it was dope how some of the biggest female Hip-Hop artists of that time got together and release FIYAH! Not only that, they revealed an admirable display of female empowerment, by proving to the Hip-Hop community and the world that when women get together, amazing things can happen! Especially black women!

 

This is what I want for Remy and Nicki. Both women are respected as great Hip-Hop artists in their own right. They both are dope with lots of fans, so I can only imagine how they’d be if they work together.

 

Do you think if Queen Latifah and MC Lyte dissed each other like this, this would happen?

In such a male-dominated industry, I think it’s important for the female MCs to do their part in advocating women supporting women. Especially when they are in the same line of work.

It only makes sense.

But, I guess, as with all entertainment, folks like drama. The Hip-Hop industry has always been “slick” with how they promote. They will bring in two popular MCs, somehow get them in the studio to freestyle soul-crushing lyrics about one another, and hype that shit to get the people talkin’.

Once the people start talkin’ (and bloggin’), the money rolls in.

That’s how the industry works.

In my humble opinion, the industry thrives off drama. What better way to set shit off then to get two opinionated black women, who both strive to become queens in the rap game, and use them against one another?

CeeLo Green’s Alter Ego, Gnarly Davidson, wants you to know he has a crush on “Jay-Z’s Girl”.

We all know that Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z’s girl is his wife, mega superstar, Beyoncé, which makes for a comical song and visual that pokes fun at Beyoncé’s adoring fans. “Jay-Z’s Girl” is a spin from Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”. The John Colombo-directed video stars CeeLo’s stand-in, “Little Fun” as Beyoncé’s admirer.

Check out the hilarious visual below!

Music’s biggest night was last night as The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place at LA’s Staples Center. From Cee-Lo’s peculiar “outfit” to Beyonce’s stunning performance, The star-studded event is the most talked about event during award season, and probably will be for months to come!

Late night talk show host, James Corden, took over hosting duties. While he did an okay job, I can’t help but wonder if LL Cool J turned down the offer or simply wasn’t asked. LL was a Grammy host for the past 5 years.

Of course, the red carpet is where it’s at when the stars arrive at a huge event like The Grammys. We always look forward to the fashions, so we can have something to talk about besides the performances. One artist that has EVERYONE talkin’ is Gnarly “Cee-Lo Green” Davidson!

My dude said if he doesn’t win a Grammy, he’ll at least look like one!

 

Thank God everyone else kept the dress code traditional, and they looked great!

 

Although Beyoncé led the pack with the most nominations this year, it was Adele who was the big winner with a Grammy for Album of the Year for ’25’,  Record of the Year for “Hello”, and Song of the Year for “Hello”. However, it was her acceptance speech about Beyoncé that had us all in the feels.

Beyonce’s acceptance speech after picking up a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Lemonade’ was powerful, as well as thought-provoking.

 

Solange also won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance, “Cranes in the Sky”.

Solange’s big sister WOWED fans with a breath-taking performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from ‘Lemonade.’

Watch Bruno Mars and legendary band, The Time, pay tribute to the Late Great Prince. I must say, I totally underestimated Bruno. He totally slayed “Let’s Go Crazy”. Prince definitely would have been proud!


Bruno did a fantastic and energetic performance of his own hit single, “That’s What I Like” from his album, ’24K Magic’.

How ’bout that kick-ass performance of “We The People” by A Tribe Called Quest?

In case you’ve missed it, click here to watch The 59th Annual Grammys in its entirety.

Here are the full list of winners

Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Record of the Year

Adele, “Hello”

Song of the Year

Adele, “Hello”

Best New Artist

Chance The Rapper

Best R&B Performance

Solange, “Cranes In The Sky”

Best Rap Performance

Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best R&B Album

Lalah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway Live

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé, Lemonade

Best Rap Song

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best Rap Album

Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book

Best R&B Song

Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele, 25

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele, “Hello”

Best Rock Song

David Bowie, “Blackstar”

Best Musical Theater Album

The Color Purple

Best Country Solo Performance

Maren Morris, “My Church”

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Miles Davis and various artists, Steve Berkowitz, Don Cheadle & Robert Glasper, compilation producers, Miles Ahead

Best Recording Package

David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, “God Provides”

Best Music Video

Beyoncé, “Formation”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Flume, Skin

Best Country Album

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Best Rock Performance

David Bowie, “Blackstar”

Best Alternative Music Album

David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

The 59th annual Grammy Awards airs live Sunday, February 12th at 8/7c on CBS.

Below, is the full list of nominees! Did your fave make the list?

 

 Album of the year:

“25” — Adele
“Lemonade” — Beyoncé
“Purpose” — Justin Bieber
“Views” — Drake
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year:

“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year:

“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“I Took a Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

New artist:

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson Paak

Pop vocal album:

“25” — Adele
“Purpose” — Justin Bieber
“Dangerous Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Confident” — Demi Lovato
“This Is Acting” — Sia

Dance/electronic album:

“Skin” — Flume
“Electronica 1: The Time Machine” — Jean-Michel Jarre
“Epoch” — Tycho
“Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future” — Underworld
“Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII” — Louie Vega

Rock album:

“California” — Blink-182
“Tell Me I’m Pretty” — Cage the Elephant
“Magma” — Gojira
“Death of a Bachelor” — Panic! at the Disco
“Weezer” — Weezer

Alternative music album:

“22, a Million” — Bon Iver
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Hope Six Demolition Project” — PJ Harvey
“Post Pop Depression” — Iggy Pop
“A Moon Shaped Pool” — Radiohead

Urban contemporary album:

“Lemonade” — Beyoncé
“Ology” — Gallant
“We Are King” — King
“Malibu” — Anderson Paak
“Anti” — Rihanna

Rap performance:

“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” — Desiigner
“Pop Style” — Drake Featuring the Throne
“All the Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

Country solo performance:

“Love Can Go to Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Jazz vocal album:

“Sound of Red” — René Marie
“Upward Spiral” — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
“Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter
“Harlem On My Mind” — Catherine Russell
“The Sting Variations” — The Tierney Sutton Band

Gospel album:

“Listen” —Tim Bowman Jr.
“Fill This House” — Shirley Caesar
“A Worshipper’s Heart [Live]” — Todd Dulaney
“Losing My Religion” — Kirk Franklin
“Demonstrate [Live]” — William Murphy

Contemporary Christian music album:

“Poets & Saints” — All Sons & Daughters
“American Prodigal” — Crowder
“Be One” — Natalie Grant
“Youth Revival [Live]” — Hillsong Young & Free
“Love Remains” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family

Latin pop album:

“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy
“Ilusión” — Gaby Moreno
“Similares” — Laura Pausini
“Seguir Latiendo” — Sanalejo
“Buena Vida” — Diego Torres

American roots performance:

“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time” — Blind Boys of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna
“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — Amy Schumer
“In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In the Sandbox” — Carol Burnett
“M Train” — Patti Smith
“Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia)” — (Various Artists)
“Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” — Elvis Costello

Song written for visual media:

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar). Track from: “Trolls”
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots). Track from: “Suicide Squad”
“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk). Track from: “Alice Through the Looking Glass”
“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross). Track from: “Suicide Squad”
“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira). Track from: “Zootopia”
“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel). Track from: “Snowden”

Music video:

“Formation” — Beyoncé
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

Producer of the year, non-classical:

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Pop duo/group performance

“Closer” — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna featuring Drake
“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy

Rock performance

“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” — Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyoncé featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Sound of Silence (Live On Conan)” — Disturbed
“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots

Metal performance

“Shock Me” — Baroness
“Silvera” — Gojira | Interview
“Rotting In Vain” — Korn
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
“The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery

Rock song

“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
“Burn the Witch” — Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
“Hardwired” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“My Name Is Human” — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Rock album

“California” — Blink-182
“Tell Me I’m Pretty” — Cage the Elephant
“Magma” — Gojira | Interview
“Death of a Bachelor” — Panic! at the Disco
“Weezer” — Weezer | Interview

Alternative music album

“22, a Million” — Bon Iver
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Hope Six Demolition Project” — PJ Harvey
“Post Pop Depression” — Iggy Pop
“A Moon Shaped Pool” — Radiohead

R&B performance

“Turnin’ Me Up” — BJ the Chicago Kid
“Permission” — Ro James
“I Do” — Musiq Soulchild
“Needed Me” — Rihanna
“Cranes In the Sky” — Solange

Traditional R&B performance

“The Three Of Me” — William Bell
“Woman’s World” — BJ the Chicago Kid
“Sleeping With the One I Love” — Fantasia
“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway
“Can’t Wait” — Jill Scott

R&B song

“Come See Me” — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor featuring Drake)
“Exchange” — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
“Kiss It Better” — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
“Lake by the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
“Luv” — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Urban contemporary album

“Lemonade” — Beyoncé
“Ology” — Gallant
“We Are King” — King
“Malibu” — Anderson Paak
“Anti” — Rihanna

R&B album

“In My Mind” — BJ the Chicago Kid
“Lalah Hathaway Live” — Lalah Hathaway
“Velvet Portraits” — Terrace Martin
“Healing Season” — Mint Condition
“Smoove Jones” — Mya

Rap performance

“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” — Desiigner
“Pop Style” — Drake featuring the Throne
“All the Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West

Rap/song performance

“Freedom” — Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Broccoli” — D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” — Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & the-Dream
“Famous” — Kanye West featuring Rihanna

Rap song

“All the Way Up” — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared)
“Famous” — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Rihanna)
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
“No Problem” — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
“Ultralight Beam” — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & the-Dream)

Rap album

“Coloring Book” — Chance the Rapper
“And the Anonymous Nobody” — De La Soul
“Major Key” — DJ Khaled
“Views” — Drake | Review
“Blank Face LP” — Schoolboy Q
“The Life of Pablo” — Kanye West | Review

Country solo performance

“Love Can Go to Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Country duo/group performance

“Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
“21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
“Think of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Country song

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
“Die a Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
“My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Country album

“Big Day In a Small Town” — Brandy Clark
“Full Circle” — Loretta Lynn
“Hero” — Maren Morris
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson
“Ripcord” — Keith Urban

New Age album

“Orogen” — John Burke
“Dark Sky Island” — Enya
“Inner Passion” — Peter Kater & Tina Guo
“Rosetta” — Vangelis
“White Sun II” – White Sun

Improvised jazz solo

“Countdown” — Joey Alexander, soloist
“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane, soloist
“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloist
“I Concentrate On You” — Brad Mehldau, soloist
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist

Jazz vocal album

“Sound of Red” — René Marie
“Upward Spiral” — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
“Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter
“Harlem On My Mind” — Catherine Russell
“The Sting Variations” — The Tierney Sutton Band

Jazz instrumental album

“Book of Intuition” — Kenny Barron Trio
“Dr. Um” — Peter Erskine
“Sunday Night at the Vanguard” — The Fred Hersch Trio
“Nearness” — Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
“Country For Old Men” — John Scofield

Large jazz ensemble album

“Real Enemies” — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
“Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1” — John Beasley
“Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles” — John Daversa
“All L.A. Band” — Bob Mintzer
“Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom” — Ted Nash Big Band

Latin jazz album

“Entre Colegas” — Andy González
“Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective on the Music of Woody Shaw” — Brian Lynch & Various Artists
“Canto América” — Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta
“30” — Trio Da Paz
“Tribute to Irakere: Live In Marciac” — Chucho Valdés

Gospel performance/song

“It’s Alright, It’s OK” — Shirley Caesar featuring Anthony Hamilton
“You’re Bigger [Live]” — Jekalyn Carr
“Made A Way [Live]” — Travis Greene
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann
“Better” — Hezekiah Walker

Contemporary Christian music performance/song

“Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle
“Priceless” — For King & Country
“King of the World” — Natalie Grant
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
“Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams

Gospel album

“Listen” — Tim Bowman Jr.
“Fill This House” — Shirley Caesar
“A Worshipper’s Heart [Live]” — Todd Dulaney
“Losing My Religion” — Kirk Franklin
“Demonstrate [Live]” — William Murphy

Contemporary Christian music album

“Poets & Saints” — All Sons & Daughters
“American Prodigal” — Crowder
“Be One” — Natalie Grant
“Youth Revival [Live]” — Hillsong Young & Free
“Love Remains” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family

Roots gospel album

“Better Together” — Gaither Vocal Band
“Nature’s Symphony In 432” — The Isaacs
“Hymns” — Joey+Rory
“Hymns and Songs of Inspiration” — Gordon Mote
“God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson” — (Various Artists)

Latin pop album

“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy
“Ilusión” — Gaby Moreno
“Similares” — Laura Pausini
“Seguir Latiendo” — Sanalejo
“Buena Vida” — Diego Torres

Latin rock, urban or alternative album

“ilevitable” — ile
“L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros)” — Illya Kuryaki & the Valderamas
“Buenaventura” — La Santa Cecilia
“Los Rakas” — Los Rakas
“Amor Supremo” — Carla Morrison

Regional Mexican music album (including Tejano)

“Raíces” — Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
“Hecho A Mano” — Joss Favela
“Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” — Vicente Fernández
“Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006.” — La Maquinaria Norteña
“Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Tropical Latin album

“Conexión” — Fonseca
“La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell” — Formell Y Los Van Van
“35 Aniversario” — Grupo Niche
“La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario” — La Sonora Santanera
“Donde Están?” — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

American roots performance

“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time” — Blind Boys of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna

American roots music

“Alabama at Night” — Robbie Fulks
“City Lights” — Jack White
“Gulfstream” — Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
“Kid Sister” — The Time Jumpers
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna

Americana album

“True Sadness” — The Avett Brothers
“This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
“The Cedar Creek Sessions” — Kris Kristofferson
“The Bird & the Rifle” — Lori McKenna
“Kid Sister” — The Time Jumpers

Bluegrass album

“Original Traditional” — Blue Highway
“Burden Bearer” — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
“The Hazel and Alice Sessions” — Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
“North By South” — Claire Lynch
“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Traditional blues album

“Can’t Shake This Feeling” — Lurrie Bell
“Live at the Greek Theatre” — Joe Bonamassa
“Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II)” — Luther Dickinson
“The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers” — Vasti Jackson
“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush

Contemporary blues album

“The Last Days of Oakland” — Fantastic Negrito
“Love Wins Again” — Janiva Magness
“Bloodline” — Kenny Neal
“Give It Back to You” — The Record Company
“Everybody Wants a Piece” — Joe Louis Walker

Folk album

“Silver Skies Blue” — Judy Collins & Ari Hest
“Upland Stories” — Robbie Fulks
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“Weighted Mind” — Sierra Hull
“Undercurrent” — Sarah Jarosz

Regional roots music album

“Broken Promised Land” — Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard
“It’s a Cree Thing” — Northern Cree
“E Walea” — Kalani Pe’a
“Gulfstream” — Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
“I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In the Evangeline Country” — (Various Artists)

Reggae album

“Sly & Robbie Presents … Reggae For Her” — Devin Di Dakta & J.L
“Rose Petals” — J Boog
“Ziggy Marley” — Ziggy Marley
“Everlasting” — Raging Fyah
“Falling Into Place” — Rebelution
“SOJA: Live In Virginia” — SOJA

World music album

“Destiny” — Celtic Woman
“Walking In the Footsteps Of Our Fathers” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“Sing Me Home” — Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble
“Land Of Gold” — Anoushka Shankar
“Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live” — Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil

Children’s album

“Explorer Of the World” — Frances England
“Infinity Plus One” — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
“Novelties” — Recess Monkey
“Press Play” — Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
“Saddle Up” — The Okee Dokee Brothers

Comedy album

“… America … Great …” — David Cross
“American Myth” — Margaret Cho
“Boyish Girl Interrupted” — Tig Notaro
“Live at the Apollo” — Amy Schumer
“Talking For Clapping” — Patton Oswalt

Musical theater album

“Bright Star”
“The Color Purple”
“Fiddler On the Roof”
“Kinky Boots”
“Waitress”

Compilation soundtrack for visual media

“Amy” (Various Artists)
“Miles Ahead” (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
“Straight Outta Compton” (Various Artists)
“Suicide Squad” (Collector’s Edition) (Various Artists)
“Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1″ (Various Artists)

Score soundtrack for visual media

“Bridge of Spies” — Thomas Newman, composer
“Quentin Tarantino’s the Hateful Eight” — Ennio Morricone, composer
“The Revenant” — Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — John Williams, composer
“Stranger Things Volume 1″ — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
“Stranger Things Volume 2” — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Song written for visual media

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar)
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk)
“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross)
“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira)
“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel)

Instrumental composition

“Bridge of Spies (End Title)” — Thomas Newman, composer
“The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade For Double Big Band)” — Tim Davies, composer
“Flow” — Alan Ferber, composer
“L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock” Versione Integrale — Ennio Morricone, composer
“Spoken at Midnight” — Ted Nash, composer

Arrangement, instrumental or a cappella

“Ask Me Now” — John Beasley, arranger
“Good Swing Wenceslas” — Sammy Nestico, arranger
“Linus & Lucy” — Christian Jacob, arranger
“Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” — John Daversa, arranger
“We Three Kings” — Ted Nash, arranger
“You And I” — Jacob Collier, arrange

Arrangement, instruments, and vocals

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Featuring Take 6)
“Do You Want To Know a Secret” — John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Featuring Renee Olstead)
“Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
“I’m a Fool to Want You” — Alan Broadbent, arranger (Kristin Chenoweth)
“Somewhere (Dirty Blvd)” (Extended Version) — Billy Childs & Larry Klein, arrangers (Lang Lang Featuring Lisa Fischer & Jeffrey Wright)

Recording package

“Anti” (Deluxe Edition) — Ciarra Pardo & Robyn Fenty, art directors (Rihanna)
“Blackstar” — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
“Human Performance” — Andrew Savage, art director (Parquet Courts)
“Sunset Motel” — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
“22, A Million” — Eric Timothy Carlson, art director (Bon Iver)

Boxed or special limited edition package

“Edith Piaf 1915-2015” — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
“401 Days” — Jonathan Dagan & Mathias Høst Normark, art directors (J.Views)
“I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” (Box Set) — Samuel Burgess-Johnson & Matthew Healy, art directors (The 1975)
“Paper Wheels” (Deluxe Limited Edition) — Matt Taylor, art director (Trey Anastasio)
“Tug of War” (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)

Album notes

“The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collection” — Mikal Gilmore, album notes writer (Kris Kristofferson)
“The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp” — Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
“Ork Records: New York, New York” — Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, album notes writers (Various Artists)
“Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along” — Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
“Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism & the Phonograph, 1890-1900” — Richard Martin, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Historical album

“The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12” (Collector’s Edition) (Bob Dylan)
“Music Of Morocco From the Library of Congress: Recorded By Paul Bowles, 1959” (Various Artists)
“Ork Records: New York, New York” (Various Artists)
“Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966-1983” (Vladimir Horowitz)
“Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism & the Phonograph, 1890-1900” (Various Artists)

Engineered album, non-classical

“Are You Serious” — Tchad Blake & David Boucher, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Andrew Bird)
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)
“Dig In Deep” — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (Bonnie Raitt)
“Hit N Run Phase Two” — Booker T., Dylan Dresdow, Chris James, Prince & Justin Stanley, engineers; Dylan Dresdow, mastering engineer (Prince)
“Undercurrent” — Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Sarah Jarosz)

Producer of the year, non-classical

Benny Blanco
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Remixed recording

“Cali Coast” (Psionics Remix) — Josh Williams, remixer (Soul Pacific)
“Heavy Star Movin’” (staRo Remix) — staRo, remixer (The Silver Lake Chorus)
“Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five” (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix) — Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
“Only” (Kaskade x Lipless Remix) — Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
“Tearing Me Up” (RAC Remix) — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
“Wide Open” (Joe Goddard Remix) — Joe Goddard, remixer (The Chemical Brothers)

Surround sound album

“Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement” — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
“Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard” — Brad Michel, surround mix engineer; Brad Michel, surround mastering engineer; Robina G. Young, surround producer (Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare)
“Maja S.K. Ratkje: And Sing …” — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Maja S.K. Ratkje, Cikada & Oslo Sinfonietta)
“Primus & the Chocolate Factory” (5.1 Surround Sound Edition) — Les Claypool, surround mix engineer; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool, surround producer (Primus)
“Reflections” — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)

Engineered album, classical

“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
“Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement” — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
“Reflections” — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)
“Shadow of Sirius” — Silas Brown & David Frost, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Jerry F. Junkin & the University Of Texas Wind Ensemble)
“Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9” — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the year, classical

Blanton Alspaugh
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Judith Sherman
Robina G. Young

Orchestral performance

“Bates: Works for Orchestra” — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
“Ibert: Orchestral Works” — Neeme Järvi, conductor (Orchestre De La Suisse Romande)
“Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100” — Mariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
“Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies 3 & 4; Prospero’s Rooms” — Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
“Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Opera recording

“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)
“Handel: Giulio Cesare” — Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Andreas Scholl & Anne-Sofie von Otter; Samuel Theis, producer (Il Giardino Armonico)
“Higdon: Cold Mountain” — Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Emily Fons, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard & Jay Hunter Morris; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers)
“Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro” — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Thomas Hampson, Christiane Karg, Luca Pisaroni & Sonya Yoncheva; Daniel Zalay, producer (Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Vocalensemble Rastatt)
“Szymanowski: Król Roger” — Antonio Pappano, conductor; Georgia Jarman, Mariusz Kwiecień & Saimir Pirgu; Jonathan Allen, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)

Choral performance

“Himmelrand” — Elisabeth Holte, conductor (Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ragnfrid Lie & Matilda Sterby; Inger-Lise Ulsrud; Uranienborg Vokalensemble)
“Janáček: Glagolitic Mass” — Edward Gardner, conductor; Håkon Matti Skrede, chorus master (Susan Bickley, Gábor Bretz, Sara Jakubiak & Stuart Skelton; Thomas Trotter; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir of Collegium Musicum & Edvard Grieg Kor)
“Lloyd: Bonhoeffer” — Donald Nally, conductor (Malavika Godbole, John Grecia, Rebecca Harris & Thomas Mesa; the Crossing)
“Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1” — Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
“Steinberg: Passion Week” — Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)

Chamber music/small ensemble performance

“Fitelberg: Chamber Works” — ARC Ensemble
“Reflections” — Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene
“Serious Business” — Spektral Quartet
“Steve Reich” — Third Coast Percussion
“Trios From Our Homelands” — Lincoln Trio

Classical instrumental solo

“Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2” — Leila Josefowicz; David Robertson, conductor (Chester Englander; St. Louis Symphony)
“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
“Dvořák: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy” — Christian Tetzlaff; John Storgårds, conductor (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
“Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9” – Kristian Bezuidenhout
“1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2” – Gil Shaham; Stéphane Denève, conductor (The Knights & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Classical solo vocal album

“Monteverdi” — Magdalena Kožená; Andrea Marcon, conductor (David Feldman, Michael Feyfar, Jakob Pilgram & Luca Tittoto; La Cetra Barockorchester Basel)
“Mozart: The Weber Sisters” — Sabine Devieilhe; Raphaël Pichon, conductor (Pygmalion)
“Schumann & Berg” — Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist
“Shakespeare Songs” — Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)
“Verismo” — Anna Netrebko; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Yusif Eyvazov; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)

Classical compendium

“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle” — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
“Gesualdo” — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Manfred Eicher, producer
“Vaughan Williams: Discoveries” — Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Andrew Walton, producer
“Wolfgang: Passing Through” — Judith Farmer & Gernot Wolfgang, producers; (Various Artists)
“Zappa: 200 Motels – The Suites” — Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Frank Filipetti & Gail Zappa, producers

Contemporary classical composition

“Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology” — Mason Bates, composer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
“Higdon: Cold Mountain” — Jennifer Higdon, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jay Hunter Morris, Emily Fons, Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn & the Santa Fe Opera)
“Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto” — Christopher Theofanidis, composer (Martin Kuuskmann, Barry Jekowsky & Northwest Sinfonia)
“Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky” — C. F. Kip Winger, composer (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)

Music video

“Formation” — (Beyoncé) Melina Matsoukas, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer
“River” — (Leon Bridges) Miles Jay, video director; Dennis Beier, Allison Kunzman & Saul Levitz, video producers
“Up & Up” — (Coldplay) Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Juliette Larthe & Natan Schottenfels, video producers
“Gosh” — (Jamie XX) Romain Gavras, video director; Iconoclast, video producers
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — (OK Go) Damian Kulash Jr. & Trish Sie, video directors; Melissa Murphy & John O’Grady, video producers

Music film

“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Steve Aoki” — Justin Krook, video director; Brent Almond, Matt Colon, David Gelb, Ryan Kavanaugh, Happy Walters & Matthew Weaver, video producers
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years” — Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
“Lemonade” — Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Kahlil Joseph, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles Carter, video producer
“The Music of Strangers” — Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble Morgan Neville, video director; Caitrin Rogers, video producer
“American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry” — George J. Flanigen IV, video director; John Burke & Lindsey Clark, video producers

What do you get when you mix house with Opera?
You get Septimius The Great!

This Baltimore native proves that you can turn your dreams into fruition with dedication and the courage to be different.

Although this former model doesn’t have much of a musical background, Septimius had a vision to create unique dance music that would break barriers and have everyone on their feet. Now, Septimius is a musical innovator with global recognition and ready to take on any critics that said it couldn’t be done!

What is that, you ask?

Incorporating opera with house music!

With the help of opera singer, Carmelita Bartholomew, Septimius The Great is making a permanent and well-deserved presence in the music industry! By blending rap with opera over incorporated music styles like house, dance, electronica, and pop, this duo has proven that thinking outside the box can benefit you in many ways.

Septimius’s Debut CD ‘To Be Emperor’ has been well-received both domestically and internationally, and it has also landed the duo Grammy nominations in 4 categories, including Best New Artist.

If you want to know more about this amazing artist, check out his website. In the meantime, check out his Pre-Grammy send-off event/performance, covered by Out & About with Lakia & Aneesah!

Handsome actor, Larenz Tate, gives ‘Power’ fans a reason to become MORE excited about the new season.

According to Deadline, Tate is set for a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of Starz’s hit drama series.

 

Larenz Tate will play  Councilman Rashad Tate, a city councilman from Jamaica Queens. Oddly enough, Larenz’s character has his real last name, so it’s as if  “Rashad” is another Tate brother..lol.

‘Power’ follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a drug kingpin living a double life, who in season 4, seeks to find redemption. ‘Power’ returns for its fourth season this summer.

 

 

 

 

Look out for Rihanna as Marion Crane in this season’s ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E!

The superstar’s episode debuts on Monday, February 20th. In the meantime, check out this trailer!

Rihanna is becoming a triple threat as she dabbles more in acting. She’s also starring in ‘Ocean’s 8’, alongside Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock. The film, anticipated by fans of the Ocean’s franchise, drops June of 2018.

Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith reunites for another film since ‘Set it Off’.

The lovely actresses team up with two more beautiful and hilarious women, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, for ‘Girls’ Trip’, a light-hearted comedy about four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood. The Will Packer-produced film hits theaters July 21st!

 

Sunday night, the 2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The big winners include Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, the cast of ‘Hidden Figures’, and ‘Orange Is the New Black’.

The SAG Awards honors the biggest achievements in film and television, and every one of this year’s winners are much-deserving! It was also a night for the stars to express their thoughts on the crazy executive order from Trump to ban immigrants from entering the US. See the complete list of winners (and nominees) and their speeches below!

FILM

Cast in a Motion Picture

Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hidden Figures **WINNER**
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land **WINNER**
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences **WINNER**

Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences **WINNER**
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight **WINNER**
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Movie

Captain America: Civil War
Dr. Strange
Hacksaw Ridge **WINNER**
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

 

TELEVISION

Female Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra MacDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story **WINNER**
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Male Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bryan Cranston, All the Way **WINNER**
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep **WINNER**
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless **WINNER**
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory
black-ish
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black **WINNER**
Veep

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown **WINNER**
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown **WINNER**
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things **WINNER*
Westworld

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series

Game of Thrones **WINNER**
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Walking Dead

 

Ashton Kutcher’s opening monologue!