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Adele Wins Album of the Year, Gives All Credit to Beyoncé

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HustleTV Grammy News:   By the time superstar vocalist Adele took the stage at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards to accept the most coveted award of the night, Album of the Year (for her third album, 25), the singer had already accepted four other awards honoring her work. Still, despite being so richly lauded, she had definite ideas about the person to whom she would dedicate her final thank-you.

After making a few notes about her difficulties adjusting to motherhood (“I struggled, and I still do struggle, being a mom. It’s really hard”), Adele took an unexpected turn — offering her victory to the woman she felt should have received it, namely fellow pop diva Beyoncé.

“I can’t possibly accept this award,” Adele brokenly said, her voice choked with tears. “I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé … the Lemonade album was so monumental, and so well thought-out, and so beautiful and soul-baring.

“We all got to see another side of you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that,” Adele continued. “And all us artists [expletive] adore you. You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have. And I always will.”

Beyoncé and her husband, rapper Jay Z, looked on from the audience and applauded, clearly moved. Beyoncé was actually in tears, clasping her hand to her heart and mouthing the words “Thank you.” HustleTV

Adele was the big winner of the night, taking five awards, including Album, Song, and Record of the Year. Beyoncé, who was the most-nominated artist of the night, took home two. The 2017 Grammy Awards were aired live from Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The full list of winners is below. HustleTV

Record of the Year

“Hello” — Adele

Album of the Year

25 — Adele (read our review)

Song of the Year

“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

New Artist

Chance the Rapper (read our review of “Coloring Book”)

Pop Solo Performance

“Hello” — Adele

Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Stressed Out” — twenty one pilots

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” — Willie Nelson

Pop Vocal Album

“25” — Adele

Dance Recording

“Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

Dance/Electronic Album

Skin — Flume

Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy

Rock Performance

“Blackstar” — David Bowie

Metal Performance

“Dystopia” — Megadeth

Rock Song

“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Rock Album

Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage the Elephant

Alternative Music Album

Blackstar — David Bowie

R&B Performance

“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange

Traditional R&B Performance

“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway

R&B Song

“Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) (read our interview)

Urban Contemporary Album

Lemonade — Beyoncé

R&B Album

Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway

Rap Performance

“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Rap/Sung Performance

“Hotline Bling” — Drake

Rap Song

“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Rap Album

Coloring Book — Chance the Rapper

Country Solo Performance

“My Church” — Maren Morris

Country Duo/Group Performance

“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton

Country Song

“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Country Album

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth — Sturgill Simpson (read our interview)

New Age Album

White Sun II — White Sun

Improvised Jazz Solo

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist

Jazz Vocal Album

Take Me to the Alley — Gregory Porter

Jazz Instrumental Album

Country for Old Men — John Scofield

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom” — Ted Nash Big Band

Latin Jazz Album

“Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac” — Chucho Valdés

Gospel Performance/Song

“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Gospel Album

Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin (read our interview)

Contemporary Christian Music Album

Love Remains — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family

Roots Gospel Album

Hymns — Joey + Rory

Latin Pop Album

Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

iLevitable — iLe

Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) — Vicente Fernández

Tropical Latin Album

Donde Están? — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

American Roots Performance

“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz

American Roots Song

“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Americana Album

This Is Where I Live — William Bell

Bluegrass Album

“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Traditional Blues Album

“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush

Contemporary Blues Album

The Last Days of Oakland — Fantastic Negrito

Folk Album

Undercurrent — Sarah Jarosz

Regional Roots Music Album

E Walea — Kalani Pe’a

Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley

World Music Album

Sing Me Home — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Children’s Album

Infinity Plus One — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Spoken Word Album

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox— Carol Burnett

Comedy Album

Talking for Clapping — Patton Oswalt

Musical Theater Album

The Color Purple

Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Miles Ahead (Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Star Wars: The Force Awakens — John Williams, composer

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”

Instrumental Composition

“Spoken at Midnight” — Ted Nash, composer

Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“You And I” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Recording Package

“Blackstar” — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Edith Piaf 1915-2015 — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)

Album Notes

Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along — Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

Historical Album

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition), Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)

Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Blackstar — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Greg Kurstin

Remixed Recording

“Tearing Me Up” (RAC Remix) — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)

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)

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)

Producer of the Year, Classical

David Frost

Orchestral Performance

“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)

Choral Performance

“Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1” — Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Steve Reich” — Third Coast Percussion

Classical Instrumental Solo

“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Classical Solo Vocal Album

TIE: Schumann & Berg — Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist / Shakespeare Songs — Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Classical Compendium

Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Contemporary Classical Composition

Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway — Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Music Video

“Formation” — Beyoncé

Music Film

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years — Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead to Headline Coachella 2017

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HustleTV Music News  Start gathering your chic festival gear now — the lineup for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has officially been revealed. The full roster was announced Tuesday (Jan. 3) on the festival’s official website, and features Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar as the headliners for both weekends of the fest. HustleTV

Taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., over the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23, Coachella will feature plenty of other big-name artists on this year’s bill. Perhaps one of the most anticipated performances will be from Lorde, who hasn’t toured since 2014 or released new original music since 2013’s Pure HeroineHustleTV

Also featured in the lineup are the xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Future, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, Tove Lo, DJ Khaled and New Order. Passes for Coachella will go on sale at 11 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Check out the full list of artists below. HustleTV

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Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and Tina Knowles dressed like Salt ‘N’ Pepa for Halloween

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Beyoncé knows how to become No. 1 in a hot party show — and at a costume party.

Yet again, the superstar proved that her Halloween game is strong as she recruited her mini me, Blue Ivy, and mom, Tina Knowles Larson, to become a successful female musical trio: Salt-N-Pepa. The ladies recreated the hip-hop group from the “Push It” era – and it’s good. Real good. HustleTV

Queen Bey put together a little “slideshow” video of Halloween photos, and we’re loving every second of it!

It’s also so cute to see Beyoncé and Blue Ivy match!

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The two were also captured on the dance floor, bustin’ a move together.

Just by rewatching this classic video, you’ll see where Beyoncé got most of her inspiration.

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Jay Z & Beyonce Planning Tidal Charity Concert

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HustleTV Entertainment News UPDATE: Tidal has officially announced the event. TIDAL X: 1015 — featuring performances by Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Nicki MinajLauryn Hill, Common, Robin Thickeand more — will take place Oct. 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Jay Z and Beyonce will host a Tidal charity concert with New York poverty-fighting organization The Robin Hood Foundation on Oct. 15. HustleTV

Tickets will reportedly range from $50 to $100,000 for VIP packages to raise money for “Robin Hood, education for children in NYC and for charities nominated by the artists.” The event will also be live-streamed on Tidal. HustleTV

The charity concert would follow October’s Tidal X show at Barclays Center. The star-studded lineup for that show included sets from Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Rick Ross, among others.

Billboard has also reached out to reps for Jay Z, Beyonce, and The Robin Hood Foundation for additional comment.  HustleTV

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Beyonce Songs Remixed: Listen to 7 of the Best

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HustleTV Music News…. Say whatever you want about Rihanna, Beyonce is the queen pop diva of our age. She is “Flawless,” she is innocent in a “Halo,” she is a “Naughty Girl.” She is a mother, a lover, a daughter, a friend. She is every woman, it’s all in her, and she has legs on legs on legs.

She is unafraid to stand up for her beliefs or make a statement in front of millions. She is powerful and emotional and Bey-ond all description. About the only thing she can’t do is stop the memes, but hey, no one is God.

With six successful solo albums and four with her old gal pals Destiny’s Child, there’s a whole lot of Bey out there to enjoy. Still, we love to see DJs and producers get their hands on Ms. Slay, and these are some of our favorite remixes of Beyonce songs out there. HustleTV

7/11” – DJ Mustard

Holy shnikes does this ish bang. “7/11” is kind of obnoxious. It’s so repetitive, but there’s no chance to be annoyed by the five-millionth “side to side” in this hyped-up version from one of the best hip-pop producers to ever do it. Get ready to sweat out your blow-out, for real. HustleTV

“Naughty Girl” – Finesse and Brenmar 

Released in honor of Bey’s Bday in 2013, this Jersey Club edit features is back-breaking, booty-bouncin’ greatness. It’s rather minimal with a repetitive vocal sample, but in this instance, it’s all you need. HustleTV

“Formation” – TRST

Woooo! This hot sauce is too hot! Our buns are burning from the workout TRST put on this instant classic. Another Jersey Club rework, but this one is a bit more colorful than Brenmar’s approach. Up-tempo, hard-hitting, and fierce af, just like Queen Bey.

“Sorry” – Niko Javan

Why does this song end in a baby crying? Why isn’t it longer? Because Niko Javan is crazy, but he do know how to write crazy awesome beats. This one feels like a trip through funky hyper-space. Sorry he ain’t sorry. HustleTV

 

Crazy in Love” – 50 Shades of Gray Soundtrack

Beyonce pre-Lemonade be lookin’ at Jay with wild side-eye. This haunting rendition of the young Beyonce’s ode to now-hubby Jay Z turns the peppy pop song into the anthem for crazy ex-girlfriends everywhere. We’ve all felt this way at one point or another. We’ve all had that one scary lover for whom this jam is perfect. HustleTV

“Drunk in Love” – The Weeknd 

Kick every child in a five-mile radius out of the vicinity. Do not listen to this without headphones if your boss is anywhere within ear shot. This is the dirtiest thing you’ll ever heard maybe in your entire life. The Weeknd is disgusting in the best way over this turned-down version of Beyonce’s run-away hit. Hope you’ve got a minute for – ahem – yourself. HustleTV

“XO” – Full Crate

A lil wonky bass line for your last-call Beyonce feels. If this doesn’t get the room laid just before the club lights go out, you’re doing something severely wrong.  HustleTV

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Beyonce, Rihanna Dominated MTV VMAs,

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HustleTV Entertainment News….  For the past dozen years, as MTV’s once-titanic grip upon music and pop culture has dwindled, the Video Music Awards have been its ace-in-the-hole — the annual ratings and water-cooler-moment jackpot that keep it anchored in a media world that continues to evolve far beyond television networks. And while the network has continued to hit those moments — which usually involve the names Kanye WestTaylor Swift or Miley Cyrus — the VMAs are unlikely ever to reach the gold standard of 13 years ago when it was Britney Spears and Madonna.

But in a year that’s been tumultuous even by this beleaguered network’s standards (see the Sumner Redstone/Phillippe Daumann drama), there’s opportunity. The medium that stole the thunder (and lunch) of MTV and the industries around it — the Internet and YouTube in particular, duh — has made music videos more relevant than they’ve been since the turn of the millennium. And whether it’s luck or changes in leadership or tactics, the 2016 VMAs were the first in recent memory that actually felt different.

The show’s format was only the most obvious change. It was less rigid and predictable — for an awards show, anyway — and, in a way that reflects the changing power dynamic in the music business, large segments were basically handed over to superstar artists. Rihanna performed four separate times and was presented with the Video Vanguard award by a be-tuxed — and possibly lovelorn — Drake, occupying approximately 30 minutes of the nearly three-hour-long show. Kanye West filled around 12 minutes with a stream-of-consciousness speech and a soft-porn new music video; Alicia Keys spoke and sang a poem inspired by Martin Luther King. Beyonce, suiting her imperial status, delivered a mind-blowing 15-minute medley that showed her peerless mastery of the live television moment. Diddy‘s relentless brand-dropping (he strategically mentioned Ciroc vodka, with which he has a 50-50 profit split, in both of his on-camera appearances) felt like a throwback.

The visuals and staging were as vivid as ever but woozier and more surreal: the show opened with a barrage of pink — Rihanna’s sterile, bathroom-esque opening number was followed by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performing in a set seemingly modeled on a West Village Soul Cycle, and that was just the first 15 minutes.
The tone of the show was different as well: While there was no shortage of the corny jokes that seem obligatory for awards shows, the familiar Caddyshack humor that was a hallmark of longtime president Van Toffler — who left MTV last September after 28 years at the network — was nowhere in sight, replaced by a social-media based sass that didn’t always work but at least was trying to look forward. HustleTV

Which leads to the biggest change of all: Whether by circumstance or design, this was unquestionably the blackest VMAs ever, and possibly the blackest mainstream awards show to date. The main “commentators” (basically a revolving set of hosts) — Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, former Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah and comedian Nicole Byer — and the most prominent headlining performers were nearly all black or mixed-race. Few of the white nominees or usual suspects were in attendance — multiple nominees Adele and Justin Bieber sat the night out (and did not win any Moonmen), as did awards-show junkie Taylor Swift, who probably elected to stay home rather than risk another run-in with the West-Kardashians — or even got much mention or play during the show (save for a brief Kanye mention).

Not a single rock band performed and most of the white performers underwhelmed: While Nick Jonas delivered a solid show-piece of his hit “Bacon” in the diner across from Madison Square Garden, Britney Spears and G-Eazy were stuck with the thankless task of following Beyonce, and Halsey did her best to fill the charisma vacuum created by her duet partners The Chainsmokers, who were clearly out of their depth on the big stage. Olympic superswimmer Michael Phelps talked about “the motivation and inspiration I get from hip-hop” and explained that “when I made that face that ended up all over the Internet, I was in the zone with Future’s track ‘Stick Talk’ blaring in my headphones.”

Yet even in these racially charged times, the subject scarcely came up during the show itself. Beyonce made a big statement by walking the white carpet (!) with the mothers of police-violence victims Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, and part of her performance featured several dancers falling, bathed in pools of red light, as if shot. Yet much of the symbolism in her performance was focused on another long-oppressed demographic — females — and her acceptance speeches were directed at family and colleagues and teams. Kanye West had a seemingly poignant set-up about the horrifying gun violence in Chicago, but it just led to him making a point, as usual, about himself. There were multiple missed opportunities to grab the mic and Say Something. HustleTV

Maybe the network was leery of making those kinds of waves — although it’s not like these are artists who can be told what to do. Maybe, in a year that’s seen more far-reaching tumult hit closer to home than any since the ’60s, the performers figured people have had enough.

But for all the bad jokes and missed moments, and for all the inevitable post-show snark attacks on social media, at least this year’s VMAs suggest a different way forward. One speech along the lines of Jesse Williams’ Black Lives Matter broadsideduring the BET Awards, and we’d be talking about something besides Beyonce’s flawlessness and Kanye’s Olympic narcissism.

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Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.
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1. Rihanna goes monochrome to run through her hits “Don’t Stop The Music,” “We Found Love,” and “Don’t Stop The Music” for her first performance of the night.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.
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The trend-setting tot wore a $10,950 Mischka Aoki dress on the VMAs red carpet. “The Grand Royalle” dress with gold leatherette bodice, a high-low hem and 3D floral appliques is available at Bergdorf Goodman.

An Australian designer, Winnie Aoki is known for luxury materials and craftsmanship. She presents her collections on the runway at New York Kids Fashion Week. Her fairytale-like clothes have been worn by Blue Ivy before, as well as Suri Cruise and Penelope Scotland Disick. She started her label in 2009 when she couldn’t find clothes good enough for her first daughter, Mischka, after whom the label is named.

At the VMAs, Blue Ivy also wore a diamond tiara by jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz adn pale pink high top sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Two other little girls who made an entrance with Beyonce were also dressed in Aoki’s designs, the Fairy Queen dress ($9200) and the Aurora dress ($2318).

MIschka Aoki is known as an haute couturier for children. A dress can take up to 300 hours to produce, with at least 8 seamstresses working on one. HustleTV

Drake presents Rihanna with the The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.
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Is there anything left to say about Beyoncé? Just when you thought Lemonade had taken you everywhere it could, Bey brings virtually the whole album to life with a show-stopping spectacle at the VMAs. She was a last-minute addition to the night’s performance list, but by the time she was done, jaws were all over the floor.

Beyonce opened with the first track from her visual album, “Pray You Catch Me,” which then led to “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Formation.” It was a masterfully-produced, expertly executed show that did justice to Lemonade, and then some. Really, it seemed like it was out of another world above the rest of the night’s acts.

We heard Kanye was scheduled to appear at the VMAs a few days ago, so we knew we were in for a trip. What we got was a Yeezy monologue that wasn’t quite as drop-what-you’re-doing climactic as last year’s “KANYE 2020” moment, but on-point nonetheless. He was real, and he was relatable.

Kanye brought up his Taylor Swift tiff, but only to emphasize more pressing issues, like violence and systematic racism in America. There was this touching anecdote:

So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and one kid came up to me and he said, “Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.” And you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you’re seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, “What’s the point?” Life could start to feel worthless in a way.

He then shouted out his inspirations (“Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs.”) and premiered the video for “Fade,” starring Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert.

You can read Ye’s whole speech here.

And let’s not forget Chance the Rapper’s reaction to Kanye shouting him out: HustleTV

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Alicia Keys gave an incredible speech while presenting the moon man for Best Male Video. The show was on Aug. 28, the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” In that spirit, she recited a beautiful poem, beginning with the line, “If war is holy and sex is obscene, then we got it twisted in this lucid dream,” and not ending without Keys belting into song.

Rihanna’s Career Comes to Life

Rihanna won the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award (at only 28!) so it goes without saying she had a big night. The VMAs made sure she was properly honored, and this meant multiple Ri Ri performances, featuring songs from all over her career. She kicked off the show performing classics like “Please Don’t Stop the Music” and “We Found Love” and ended it with newer hits like “Work” after accepting the big prize.

Drake was late to the show and couldn’t accept his moon man for Best Rap Video on air, but boy did he do Rihanna’s trophy justice. Aubrey gave a fawning, sincere speech to present the Video Vanguard. At the end, it looked like he went in for a big kiss, but Rihanna wasn’t having it. HustleTV Entertainment News…. 

 

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World Emoji Day: How Beyonce, DJ Khaled & More Made These Emojis Popular on Twitter

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Emojis have become an artist’s new best friend. Following acronyms and emoticons, emojis have morphed into a new language of texting and the Internet, one that many of music’s VIPs have become fluent in, especially when promoting a project (see: the lemon and bee emojis for Beyonce‘s Lemonade) or motivational campaign a la DJ Khaled‘s major key alerts.

In honor of World Emoji Day (July 17), a fabricated holiday honoring the work of Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge, who created the site two years ago on Twitter @WorldEmojiDayBillboard teamed with Twitter to look at the rise of specific emojis thanks to pop and hip-hop’s finest.

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Beyonce’s sixth studio effort, Lemonade, took the lemon and bee emojis from less than 100,000 tweets before its release date to roughly 250,000 and nearly 450,000 tweets, respectively, after its April 23 release on HBO and Tidal. DJ Hustle

 

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Beyonce’s Art-Inspired Beauty Look

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Beyonce drew inspiration from Frida Kahlo for her latest trip to an art museum. (Photo: Facebook/Beyonce)

Beyonce just went to Houston’s Menil Collection museum, and she looked like a work of art herself. Most notably, a self portrait by Frida Kahlo. We know Bey is inspired by the feminist artist because on her 2014 Halloween costume, and we love her art museum look.

Beyonce dressed as Frida Kahlo for Halloween in 2014. (Photo: Instagram/Beyonce)

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self Portrait’, 1940.

Beyonce wore milk maid braids with flowers in her hair, per Kahlo’s signature style. With her enhanced brows, big earrings, and bright, ruffled dress, we can’t help but to compare her look to the Mexican artist’s iconic looks.

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Beyonce finished off the look with a pinky nude lip and romantic eye. Her winged liner is complemented with a swipe of highlighter on the lid and at the inner eye. Not so unlike the Dolce & Gabbana signature beauty look, complete with a center parted updo and red flowers on top. Great minds think alike.