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57th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Include Kendrick Lamar, Drake And More

The nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards are slowly being unveiled today, with the big announcement of who is up for Album of the Year being revealed tonight at 7 p.m (PST).  While there are no nominations for Macklemore, Iggy Azalea is the lone rapper in the Record of the Year and Best New Artist categories. From what’s been released so far, nominations for Beyonce were scarce while Pharrell scored two for his megahit “Happy” and album, G I R L.  Even though their highly-anticipated albums have not been released yet,  Kendrick Lamar and Drake both got spots in the Rap Performance category along with Eminem, Childish Gambino and Lecrae. Jhene Aiko’s debut album, Sail Out, earned a spot in the Urban Contemporary Album category but she has some tough competition.

The Grammys will air on Feb. 8th. Peep a handful of the nominations below.

Rap Performance

“3005,” Childish Gambino

“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

“Rap God,” Eminem

“I,” Kendrick Lamar

“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Urban Contemporary Album

“Sail Out,” Jhene Aiko

“Beyonce,” Beyonce

“X,” Chris Brown

“Mali Is …,” Mali Music

“Girl,” Pharrell Williams

Reggae Album

“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

“Back on the Controls,” Lee “Scratch” Perry

“Full Frequency,” Sean Paul

“Out of Many, One Music,” Shaggy

“The Reggae Power,” Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate

“Amid the Noise and the Haste,” Soja

Record of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor

New Artist

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Brandy Clark

Haim

Sam Smith

 

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Beanie Sigel Recovering Well After Being Shot Earlier

Former Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Beanie Sigel is reportedly on the road to recovery after nearly losing his life Friday (December 5) from a shooting.

A new photo of Sigel in hospital attire surfaced online hours after the incident went down.

According to reports, the shooting went down in Pleasantville, New Jerseyaround 9:30 a.m. EST.

Sigel was shot in the torso and transported to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center’ city campus. Police confirmed the victim as Dwight Grant, which is Sigel’s real name. The second victim reportedly refused medical treatment on the scene, the cause or extent of the injury was not immediately available. (Press of Atlantic City)

 

Iggy Concert Stormed With Protesters After Azealia Banks Remarks

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Hustle Gang rapper Iggy Azalea‘s University of Southern California concert last night (December 4) was reportedly flooded with protestors seeking justice in light of recent publicized jury verdicts for slain African Americans.

According to reports, around 30 people staged a “die-in” outside of Iggy’s show.

The demonstration was just one of hundreds happening across the nation in response to grand juries deciding not to indict white officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed black men, earlier this year. “We want to be very clear about the fact that black culture seems to be loved a lot more than black people [in this country],” said Lauryn Riley, one of the protest organizers. (Los Angeles Times)