Cardi B, Drake, and Beyonce Lead 2019 BET Awards Nominations

Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.

Cardi B, who has been racking up awards all year long, leads the pack with seven nominations, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ alongside two separate nods in both the ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories. But, the Bronx native got some competition ‘Album of the Year’ category from hardhitters like Travis Scott’s Astroworld and The Carter’s Everything Is Love up for noms as well.

Fresh off of nabbing his fourth Grammy and 12 awards at the 2019 BBMAs, Drake follows with five nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration.’

Beyoncé, Travis Scott and J. Cole round of the rest of the of the top picks with four nominations each, while Bruno Mars, 21 Savage, Childish Gambino, H.E.R. and Ella Mai each received three nominations.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • BEYONCÉ
  • ELLA MAI
  • H.E.R.
  • SOLANGE
  • SZA
  • TEYANA TAYLOR

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • ANDERSON .PAAK
  • BRUNO MARS
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO
  • CHRIS BROWN
  • JOHN LEGEND
  • KHALID

Best Group

  • CHLOE X HALLE
  • CITY GIRLS
  • LIL BABY & GUNNA
  • MIGOS
  • THE CARTERS

Best Collaboration

  • 21 SAVAGE FT. J. COLE – “A LOT “
  • CARDI B & BRUNO MARS – “PLEASE ME”
  • CARDI B FT. BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN – “I LIKE IT”
  • H.E.R. FT. BRYSON TILLER – “COULD’VE BEEN”
  • TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE – “SICKO MODE”
  • TYGA FT. OFFSET – “TASTE”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • 21 SAVAGE
  • DRAKE
  • J. COLE
  • MEEK MILL
  • NIPSEY HUSSLE
  • TRAVIS SCOTT

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • CARDI B
  • KASH DOLL
  • LIZZO
  • MEGAN THEE STALLION 
  • NICKI MINAJ
  • REMY MA

Video of the Year

  • 21 SAVAGE – “A LOT” FT. J. COLE
  • CARDI B  – “MONEY”
  • CARDI B & BRUNO MARS – “PLEASE ME”
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO – “THIS IS AMERICA”
  • DRAKE – “NICE FOR WHAT”
  • THE CARTERS – “APESHIT”

Video Director of the Year

  • BENNY BOOM
  • COLIN TILLEY
  • DAVE MEYERS
  • HYPE WILLIAMS
  • KARENA EVANS

Best New Artist

  • BLUEFACE
  • CITY GIRLS
  • JUICE WRLD
  • LIL BABY
  • QUEEN NAIJA

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • ERICA CAMPBELL FT. WARRYN CAMPBELL – “ALL OF MY LIFE”
  • FRED HAMMOND – “TELL ME WHERE IT HURTS”
  • KIRK FRANKLIN – “LOVE THEORY”
  • SNOOP DOGG FT. RANCE ALLEN – “BLESSING ME AGAIN”
  • TORI KELLY FT. KIRK FRANKLIN – “NEVER ALONE”

Best International Act 

  • AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)
  • BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
  • DAVE (U.K.)
  • DOSSEH (FRANCE)
  • GIGGS (U.K.)
  • MR EAZI (NIGERIA)

Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)

  • HEADIE ONE (U.K.) 
  • JOK’AIR (FRANCE) 
  • NESLY (FRANCE)
  • OCTAVIAN (U.K.) 
  • SHO MADJOZI (AFRICA)
  • TENIOLA APATA (AFRICA) 

Best Actress

  • ISSA RAE
  • REGINA HALL
  • REGINA KING
  • TARAJI P. HENSON
  • TIFFANY HADDISH
  • VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor

  • ANTHONY ANDERSON
  • CHADWICK BOSEMAN
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON
  • MAHERSHALA ALI
  • MICHAEL B. JORDAN
  • OMARI HARDWICK

YoungStars Award

  • CALEB MCLAUGHLIN
  • LYRIC ROSS
  • MARSAI MARTIN
  • MICHAEL RAINEY JR.
  • MILES BROWN

Best Movie

  • BLACKKKLANSMAN
  • CREED II
  • IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
  • THE HATE U GIVE

Sportswoman of the Year

  • ALLYSON FELIX
  • CANDACE PARKER
  • NAOMI OSAKA
  • SERENA WILLIAMS
  • SIMONE BILES

Sportsman of the Year

  • KEVIN DURANT
  • LEBRON JAMES
  • ODELL BECKHAM JR.
  • STEPHEN CURRY
  • TIGER WOODS

Album of the Year

  • ASTROWORLD                
  • CHAMPIONSHIPS                                     
  • ELLA MAI                                                  
  • EVERYTHING IS LOVE                               
  • INVASION OF PRIVACY                           

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  • CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN – “I LIKE IT”
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO – “THIS IS AMERICA”
  • DRAKE – “IN MY FEELINGS”
  • ELLA MAI – “TRIP”
  • J. COLE – “MIDDLE CHILD”
  • TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE – “SICKO MODE”

BET Her Award

  • ALICIA KEYS – “RAISE A MAN”
  • CIARA – “LEVEL UP”
  • H.E.R.  – “HARD PLACE”
  • JANELLE MONÁE – “PYNK”
  • QUEEN NAIJA – “MAMA’S HAND”
  • TEYANA TAYLOR – “ROSE IN HARLEM”

‘Uncensored’ Kirk Franklin Season 2, Episode 12

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UNCENSORED: Kirk Franklin

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas – Kirk Franklin was raised by his aunt Gertrude after his mom and dad abandoned him. It was there that he discovered his love for music through the church, as Gertrude made it a priority for him to take piano lessons – a gift passed on from her late husband. Kirk first experienced real success with his choir that he composed and aptly named, The Family. It was when he had the opportunity to work with an up and coming group, God’s Property, that success really took off with the Jimmy Iovine inspired remix to Stomp. Always one to remain true to his testimony, he received backlash once more for vocalizing his addiction to pornography. With the faith and support of his family he remains true to his spiritual journey and to inspire faith through his music and his testimony.

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Sneak Peek Alert. Kirk Franklin Discusses His Past Childhood Trauma, His Past Addiction to Pornography, on TV One’s “UNCENSORED”

Kirk opened up to her about his porn addiction that had started at a very young age. Kirk mentioned that after talking to her about it she was the most supporting and loving person.
Check out Kirk Franklin on Uncensored Easter Sunday on TV One.

Sneak Peek Alert. D.L. Hughley, Jermaine Dupri and Fantasia On ‘Uncensored’ Returns March 3

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An all-new exciting season of UNCENSORED returns Sunday, March 3 starring Kirk Franklin, Tasha Smith, Fantasia, Tami Roman, D.L. Hughley, Naturi Naughton, Ne-Yo and Jermaine Dupri.

Watch the teaser below.

BET Announces Official Nominees for the 2018 Soul Train Awards: Cardi B, H.E.R. and Bruno Mars Lead Nominations

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BET Networks today announces the nominees for the 2018 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration will recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. Filming on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018 at 8PM ET.

According to the press release, 2018 breakout star, H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards, followed closely by last year’s top winner, Bruno Mars & Cardi B both with six nominations each.  H.E.R.’s nominations include ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration Performance,’ Video of the Year,’ and two nods in the ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ category for “Best Part” & “Focus.” Bruno’s nominations include ’Best R&B/Soul Male,’ and he shares nominations with Cardi B for  ‘Song of the Year, ’Best Dance Performance, ’Best Collaboration Performance,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ ’Video of the Year,’ for “Finesse.”  Additionally, Cardi garnered a nomination for Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year).

BET Networks today announces the nominees for the 2018 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration will recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. Filming on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018 at 8PM ET.

2018 breakout star, H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards, followed closely by last year’s top winner, Bruno Mars & Cardi B both with six nominations each.  H.E.R.’s nominations include ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration Performance,’ Video of the Year,’ and two nods in the ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ category for “Best Part” & “Focus.” Bruno’s nominations include ’Best R&B/Soul Male,’ and he shares nominations with Cardi B for  ‘Song of the Year, ’Best Dance Performance, ’Best Collaboration Performance,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ ’Video of the Year,’ for “Finesse.”  Additionally, Cardi garnered a nomination for Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year).

Other nominees include SZA who garnered 5 nods, Ella MaiDaniel Caesar, and each garnered 4 nods for this year’s awards.

In addition, two special awards will be presented. Four-time Grammy winner Erykah Badu, a past host of the Soul Train Awards, will receive the Legend Award. And fellow Grammy winner Faith Evans will be given the Lady of Soul Award. Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, who portrayed their real-life role as best friends on the ‘90s hit sitcom Martin, will share hosting duties.

Presenters and performers for BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information/updates, click here.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2018 Soul Train Awards:

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar

Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis

Leon Thomas

Normani

Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti

Jorja Smith

Ledisi

Lenny Kravitz

MAJOR.

Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Mariah Carey

SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Daniel Caesar

John Legend

Khalid

Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae

Snoop Dogg

Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo

Drake – “In My Feelings”

The Carters – “Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”

SZA – “The Weekend”

The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright

Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Miguel – War & Leisure

The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Finesse” (Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

“Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Chris Brown – “Tempo”

Ciara – “Level Up”

HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”

Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.

John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop

Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”

SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. – “Avenue”

SZA – “Broken Clocks”

The Internet – “Come Over”

Kirk Franklin Reveals His Sister Was Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

 The award-winning Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has revealed that his sister has been sentenced to 30-years in prison.

The singer did not reveal on what charges warranted such a lengthy sentence but the “Brighter Day” artist has been open in the past about his sister’s drug addiction.

“For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was drug dealer,” Franklin said in 2015. “He introduced her to not only selling drugs, but using as well. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him. After she served her time, she was brought before the review board who determined she was ready to be released and brought back into society. The documents were signed and she was set free… but only on paper.”

He continued, “After a few months back into the free world, it became obvious to me rather quickly that my sister was still in prison. It’s what they call being institutionalized. She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit.”

It was then Franklin realized he needed to sit down the read the Bible.

“God has given us a tool which renews our thinking,” he said. “It reprograms us to receive everything that is ours. It shows us that we are heirs and joint heirs. It cuts down the weeds that have grown in our minds.”

 

rough week..

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Kirk’s sister was sentenced to 30 years for drugs in Texas.

 

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