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Friday, December 14

Janet Jackson to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
 

 Janet Jackson isn't just in control; she's now set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The superstar is part of the class of 2019 for the prestigious honor and joins the Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.
To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years before the year of nomination.
    As in years past, fans had the opportunity to vote for their favorites out of 15 nominees.
    They were able to visit Rockhall.com to cast votes for which artist they believed to be most deserving of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a "fans' ballot" that was tallied, along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees.

    Thursday, December 13

    Linda Ikeji reveals pictures of son Jayce

    Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji has revealed the face of her son, Jayce. She gave birth to Jayce in September in USA. 
       However, the identity of the father of the baby has been revealed to be Sholaye Jeremi, a businessman from Delta State. 


    Wednesday, December 12

    Nicki Minaj’s New Boyfriend Arrested
    Kenneth Petty was accused of attempting to rape a girl at knife point in 1994 and is a registered sex offender.
    Page Six now reports he was arrested for ignoring a stop sign in an unlicensed car in Nassau County and “was hit with a misdemeanor charge for operating an unlicensed vehicle along with infractions for failing to stop at the sign and driving with a suspended or revoked license.”
    Minaj has defended the relationship via social media and condemned fans who urged her to beware of Petty.
    She is yet to respond to this news.
    Priyanka Chopra stuns in a bright pink top as she arrives India with new husband


     Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas looked undeniably smitten as they touched back down in India on Wednesday night.  They enjoyed a brief honeymoon in Oman following their elaborate nuptials two weeks ago. 
       The actress, 36, commanded attention in a one-shouldered hot pink top as she strolled hand-in-hand with the singer, 26. 

    The Bollywood actress showcased her sensational figure in a vivid asymmetrical top which she teamed with a pair of skinny black jeans. 

    Tuesday, December 11

    Remy Ma Shows off Pregnancy

    Reminisce Mackies popularly known as Remy Ma is expecting a baby with her husband of many years, rapper papoose. 
        The rapper shows off her baby bump in a photo posted on Instagram and tagged it "almost done baking"
    See what Nicki Minaj is serving

    Nicki Minaj just posted this hot photo on Instagram with a caption. "I"m thicker than peanut butter-he nuttin' like Skippy now".
         The rapper recently revealed her new boyfriend Kenneth Petty on Instagram. 

    Monday, December 10

    Ty Dolla Sign Is Facing 15 Years In Prison Following Shock Drugs Arrest

      Ty Dolla Sign has been hit with some serious drugs charges after an arrest earlier this year and reportedly faces a pretty huge prison sentence.
    Whilst travelling to a show in Fulton County, GA in September this year, Ty Dolla Sign's van was stopped by police and following a search of the vehicle and its passengers, the 'MihTy' rapper was put in handcuffs and arrested.
    Now its been reported that Ty Dolla, whose real name is Tyrone William Griffin Jr, is being charged with various drug possession charges and because the arrest took place in the state of Georgia, the outcome could be seriously worrying for the music star.
    Due to Georgia's strict laws on drug possession, Ty Dolla Sign could face up to 15 years in prison if he's found guilty and convicted in court.
    "I miss Cardi" -Offset Laments

       Rapper offset has made it known that he's still missing Cardi B. Both rappers went their separate ways after a text of threesome by offset surfaced. Cardi made a video to announce the split..

       


    Cardi B addressed her breakup with Offset while on stage at Z100’s Jingle Ball on Friday (Dec. 7). Performing her “MotorSport” collaboration with Migos, Bardi switched up the lyrics to rap about divorcing her husband.
    “I turn Offset on, I told him the other day, yeah, we gonna get a divorce,” she rapped to the crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden.


    Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson end Engagement

         Michelle Williams is no longer hooked,

    On Friday morning, the 38-year-old Destiny’s Child singer revealed that she and pastor Chad Johnson have called off their engagement. “I still remain fearless,” she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram Story. “I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry.” She added, “Sorry to disappoint everyone. We are no longer together!!”



    Friday, December 7

    Kendrick Lamar, Drake Lead Grammy Nominees | Full list of Nominees
       


      Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards. The Compton rapper earns eight nominations at the 61st annual ceremony, including Album of the Year for the Black Panther soundtrack.

           “All the Stars” is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. Lamar is also nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “King’s Dead” alongside Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake. He earned an additional nod for Best Rap Song for co-writing Jay Rock’s “Win.” Drake follows with seven nominations including Album of the Year for Scorpion and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “God’s Plan.”

    61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS
    RECORD OF THE YEAR
    “I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
    “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
    “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
    “God’s Plan” – Drake
    “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
    “All the Stars” – Kendrick Lamar and SZA
    “Rockstar” – Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
    “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
    By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile
    Scorpion – Drake
    H.E.R. – H.E.R.
    Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone
    Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe
    Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
    Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By – Kendrick Lamar
    SONG OF THE YEAR
    “All the Stars” – Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar and SZA)
    “Boo’d Up” – Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
    “God’s Plan” – Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
    “In My Blood” – Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
    “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
    “The Middle” – Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey)
    “Shallow” – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
    “This Is America” – Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
    BEST NEW ARTIST
    Chloe x Halle
    Luke Combs
    Greta Van Fleet
    H.E.R.
    Dua Lipa
    Margo Price
    Bebe Rexha
    Jorja Smith
    BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
    “Colors” – Beck
    “Havana (Live)” – Camila Cabello
    “God Is a Woman” – Ariana Grande
    “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” – Lady Gaga
    “Better Now” – Post Malone
    BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
    “Fall in Line” – Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato
    “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Backstreet Boys
    “‘S Wonderful” – Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
    “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
    “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
    “Say Something” – Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton
    “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
    BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
    Camila – Camila Cabello
    Meaning of Life – Kelly Clarkson
    Sweetener – Ariana Grande
    Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
    Beautiful Trauma – Pink
    Reputation – Taylor Swift
    BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
    “Four Out of Five” – Arctic Monkeys
    “When Bad Does Good” – Chris Cornell
    “Made an America” – The Fever 333
    “Highway Tune” – Greta Van Fleet
    “Uncomfortable” – Halestorm
    BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
    “Long As I Live” – Toni Braxton
    “Summer” – The Carters
    “Y O Y” – Lalah Hathaway
    “Best Part” – H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
    “First Began” – PJ Morton
    BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
    “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” – Leon Bridges
    “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight” – Bettye LaVette
    “Honest” – MAJOR.
    “How Deep Is Your Love” – PJ Morton Featuring Yebba
    “Made For Love” – Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway
    BEST R&B SONG
    “Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
    “Come Through And Chill” – Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi
    “Feels Like Summer” – Childish Gambino
    “Focus” – H.E.R.
    “Long As I Live” – Toni Braxton
    BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
    Everything Is Love – The Carters
    The Kids Are Alright – Chloe x Halle
    Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
    War & Leisure – Miguel
    Ventriloquism – Meshell Ndegeocello
    BEST R&B ALBUM
    Sex & Cigarettes – Toni Braxton
    Good Thing – Leon Bridges
    Honestly – Lalah Hathaway
    H.E.R. – H.E.R.
    Gumbo Unplugged (Live) – PJ Morton
    BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
    “Be Careful” – Cardi B
    “Nice for What” – Drake
    “King’s Dead” – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake
    “Bubblin” – Anderson .Paak
    “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee
    BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
    “Like I Do” – Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink
    “Pretty Little Fears” – 6lack Featuring J. Cole
    “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
    “All The Stars” – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
    “Rockstar” – Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
    BEST RAP SONG
    “God’s Plan” – Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
    “King’s Dead” – Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn and Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake)
    “Lucky You” – R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels and J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
    “Sicko Mode” – Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim and Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee)
    “Win” – K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels and C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
    BEST RAP ALBUM
    Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B
    Swimming – Mac Miller
    Victory Lap – Nipsey Hussle
    Daytona – Pusha T
    Astroworld – Travis Scott
    BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
    Call Me By Your Name – Various Artists
    Deadpool 2 – Various Artists
    The Greatest Showman – Various Artists
    Lady Bird – Various Artists
    Stranger Things – Various Artists
    BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
    “All the Stars” – Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears and Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar and SZA)
    “Mystery of Love” – Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens)
    “Remember Me” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
    “Shallow” – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
    “This Is Me” – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble)
    PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
    Boi-1da
    Larry Klein
    Linda Perry
    Kanye West
    Pharrell Williams
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO
    “Apes**t” – The Carters
    “This Is America” – Childish Gambino
    “I’m Not Racist” – Joyner Lucas
    “Pynk” – Janelle Monáe
    “Mumbo Jumbo” – Tierra Whack
    After 5 years, Reekado Banks Leaves Don Jazzy's Mavin Records


       After 5 years in Mavin Records, Reekado Banks has announced his exit from Mavin Records. 
        The artist who was signed to Mavin Records in february, 2014 alongside Dija and Korede Bello revealed he's leaving the Don Jazzy led record label on instagram.

        Reekado Banks released his debut album "Spotlight" under Mavin Records on september 1, 2016.
          Read his announcement below.



    Video: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host following an outcry
     

      Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments and tweets from the comedian.
    On Friday Hart posted an apology to the LGBTQ community on Twitter for his past “insensitive words” and confirmed he would not take on the gig, so as not to be a “distraction”.
    “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” wrote Hart. Check the video below


    Wednesday, December 5

    Actor-Comedian Kevin will host 91st Oscars

        Kevin Host is officially set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one," the comedian wrote in an Instagram post, adding, "now it's time to rise to the occasion."
       The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director.