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Erykah Badu Hosts the Soul Train Awards 2015 on BET

Эрика Баду узлов Soul Train Awards этого года

Erykah 2015-Soul-Train-Awards


On Sunday night, Erykah Badu hosts the “Soul Train Awards 2015” (BET at 8), featuring performances by R. Kelly, Tyrese, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan and (here’s a throwback) Cameo. Jill Scott will receive the inaugural Lady of Soul Award. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will accept the evening’s Legend Award.

©2014/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

©2014/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

The highlight of the show would be The Weeknd, the R&B crooner, who’s having a phenomenal year thus far, nabbed five nominations and fellow artists Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are also received five nods apiece.

BeyonceOther nominees include Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese who all grabbed four mentions respectively. Breakout R&B stars Alessia Cara, Jidenna, DeJ Loaf, Jussie Smollett and Tinashe will vie for the ‘Best New Artist’ trophy.


Best New Artist

Dej LoafAlessia Cara
Dej Loaf
Jussie Smollett

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

chris-brownChris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Centric Certified Award

Chrisette Michele
The Internet
Vivian Green

Video of the Year

Bruno-Mars-and-Mark-Ronsons-Uptown-Funk-Notch-14-Weeks-at-No-1Beyonce – “7/11″
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

Best Gospel And/Or Inspirational Song

Erica CampbellErica Campbell – “More Love”
Fred Hammond Ft. Breeann Hammond – “I Will Trust”
Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”
Marvin Sapp – “Yes You Can”

Album of the Year

Black MessiahChris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Jill Scott – Woman
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Tyrese – Black Rose

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

AlrightBig Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean Ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Janelle MonaeBeyonce
Janelle Monáe
Janet Jackson
Jill Scott
Tamar Braxton

Song of the Year

jidenna-classic-manCommon & John Legend — “Glory” (from the motion picture “Selma”)
Jidenna Ft. Roman Gianarthur — “Classic Man”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
Rihanna — “Bitch Better Have My Money”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (From The Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

the-weeknd-earned-it-preview-lead“Glory” (from the motion picture Selma) — written by: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (Common & John Legend)
“Apparently” — written by: Jermaine L. Cole, Damon Coleman, Filippo Trecca (J.Cole)
“Uptown Funk” — written by: Mark Ronson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons, Philip Martin Lawrence II, Peter Gene Hernandez, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Nicholaus Joseph Williams, Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Ronnie Wilson (Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars)
“Earned It” (from the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” soundtrack) — written by: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd)
“Shame” — written by: Warryn S. Campbell Ii, Sam Dees, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, Ron Kersey, De Wayne Julius Rogers (Tyrese)

Best Dance Performance

Beyonce – “7/11″
Chris Brown x Tyga – “Ayo”
Janelle Monae & Jidenna – “Yoga”
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Silent – “Watch Me” (“Whip/Nae Nae”)

Best Collaboration 

bigseannewBig Sean Ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyonce – “Feeling Myself”
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post To Be”

Alicia Keys debuts “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” in New York City


Reported by Ken Simmons

Alicia Keys debuted a brand new song called “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” on August 11, 2015 at Stage 48 in New York City. Speaking to an invitation only audience of radio programmers from across the country and music industry VIPs, the 15-time Grammy Award winner said, “I’m crazy excited. It’s ridiculous… I figured I would bring my studio to y’all and we could listen to some exclusiveness.” “The Gospel” is an intense, throbbing hip-hop track addressing urban blight; a 2015 answer to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

GB_AliciaKeysHere are the opening lyrics of “The Gospel”:

We all God’s children, products of the ghetto, Mama cooked the soup, Daddy did the yellin’

Uncle was a drunk cause it was a felon, and when he got pinched, he told them he wasn’t tellin’

Auntie was a cook, her husband was a crook, cause every job he had, they paid him off the books

Ghetto university, knowledge is all it took, in a tenement I was listening to the hook

After premiering her new song, Keys teased her upcoming CD. “I am bringing the flava of New York,” she said confidently. “We got somethin’ crazy cooking…I will take you to a place you understand. I can’t wait for you to hear it.” No word on when she will release “The Gospel” or her next album.

Radio One, which owns 55 urban radio stations, hosted the party as a showcase for artists to present new music. The list of stars performing included Ciara, Nelly, Janelle Monae with her acts Jidenna and Deep Cotton, Rita Ora, Tamia, and Jordin Sparks, plus Timbaland with his vocalist from Empire, V. Bozeman.

Ciara - EpicCiara’s spectacular six-song set was the highlight of the performances, and she gave a special shout out to her Epic Records family. As Epic CEO/Chairman L.A. Reid and Epic President Sylvia Rhone watched from a private booth, Ciara remembered how Reid launched her career thirteen years ago. “When I was 16 years old, I walked into L.A. Reid’s office,” she said. “Thank you for seeing my vision.”

Earlier in the evening, Robin Thicke briefly appeared to thank Radio One for supporting his career. Diddy also greeted the crowd as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Entertainment. He commented, “I don’t take it for granted. To still be on this stage, it’s a blessing,” as the crowd roared, ‘Bad Boy…Bad Boy.’

Puff Daddy“What I do best is I provide a great platform for people,” Diddy continued. “I am a great ringmaster. I returned to Puff Daddy & The Family to introduce and support new up and coming artists, to celebrate positive energy and love.” As he looked back at his groundbreaking career, he said, “I remember the first time I heard my music on the radio. It changes your life.” Before introducing the video for his latest single, “Finna Get Loose” featuring Pharrell Williams, Diddy stated that now two decades later, his career has come full circle.

“I’m returning to the party vibe, where you’re not afraid to dance with your lady,” he announced. “I’m taking this movement across the country.”


DJ June New York Club Chart – June 8, 2015

Знаменитый японский женщин-ди-джеем в Нью-Йорке


1. My Way – Fetty Wap f/ Drake Remix

Trap Queenもいまだに クラブですビッグソングですが、これまた大ヒット曲だしてくれました!Fetty Wapの声ってAutoTune内蔵されてるかの様な良い声ですよね、見かけはちょっと怖いですが。一発屋にならずに良かった!この曲はまだちょっと白人さんには弱いかもしれないけど DJはTrap Queenよりもこっちをメインに持って来てかけてます。特にオリジナルより Drakeの加わったバージョンが人気です。

New big hit by Fetty Wap while his 2004 hit “Trap Queen” is still going strong. His voice itself sounds like Auto Tune don’t you think? His appearance is a little intimidating…..I’m so happy that Fetty is no one hit wonder. “May Way” is not as getting popular.

  1. Classic Man – Jidenna

初めて聴いたとき、なんとなく懐かしい感じのする曲だなぁという印象でした。Jidennaってアーティストなんですが、Janelle Monae のレコードレーベルから出てます。うーん、なるほど、的な おしゃれないでたちをされてます。クラブでは ウケる時とあんまりウケない時があります..なぜかなぁ。激しくなく 2ステップ踏む感じののんびりした曲調、個人的に結構好きな曲です。

This song sounded familiar to me when I first heard it. Jidenna was an artist signed to Jonelle Monae’s label Wondaland and dropped “Classic Man” as his first single in 2015. When you watch his video you can see Jidenna is a very fashionable classic man himself as his affiliation to Janelle suggests. Somehow this song would sometime hit and it would sometime miss at the club and I wonder why……I personally love the 2 step not so fast relaxed song.

3. Cheerleader – OMI

この曲、白人のおねーちゃん達からものすごいリクエスト来ます!初め、お恥ずかしながら知らなくって どんな曲なんだろうと聴いてみたら、想像してた様な曲では全くなくて、びっくりした思い出が…。きっとEDM系の明るいダンスミュージックなのかなって想像してたら どうやらレゲエぽいですね。しかも普通のレゲエぽくなく ちょっとおとなしめの早いテンポ。意外です、なぜこの曲が白人のカレッジガールズみたいなおねーちゃん達に大人気なのか.. きっとラジオの影響でしょうか。なぜか黒人さん達には全然人気ない様な感じです、謎の一曲。

I am overwhelmed by the request for this song exclusively by white girls! At first I thought this should be EDM up-tempo music but it turned out not so typical laidback reggae song. Why white collage girls love this song so much while black folks don’t seem to care. Very mysterious…….

DJ June This Week’s Event

Tue 6/9 – Toca Tuesdays with Tony Touch@ The Delancey (168 Delancey St NY) 10pm~

Thu 6/11 – @ bOb (235 Eldridge Street NY) 10pm~
Fri 6/12- @ Providence AC inside the Tropicana Hotel 11pm~
Sat 6/13 – @ Providence AC 10pm~