The 2022 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night with Memphis rapper Glorilla among the the artists playing live. She performed “Tomorrow 2” with Cardi B making a surprise appearance to rap her guest verse. Check out their performance above.
“Tomorrow 2” appears on Glorilla’s new EP Anyways, Life’s Great…, released earlier this month. The EP also features breakout hit “FNF (Let’s Go)” plus new song “Nut Quick.” Last week Glorilla announced a headline tour of North America, starting early next year.
Megan Thee Stallion has taken out a restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment with a court ruling that her label took “unlawful” steps to stop her promoting her music, Billboard reports. The court order arrives ahead of this weekend’s American Music Awards. Megan is nominated for Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist at this year’s AMAs, which take place on November 20.
The order, filed in Harris Country District Court in Texas on Monday, states that Megan successfully provided evidence that 1501, alongside publishers 300 Entertainment, had “recently engaged and will continue to engage in threatening and retaliatory behavior that will irreparably harm” her career.
Specific details of the behavior was not made public in the ruling but her legal team argued that she would “suffer irreparable harm if her music cannot be used in conjunction with her promotion for the AMAs.”
Per the ruling both 1501 and 300, as well as anyone acting “in concert or participation with” the labels are restricted from “preventing or blocking the use and exploitation” of her music in promotional content for the AMAs. This includes by “threatening or otherwise attempting to intimidate or coerce” third parties. A hearing scheduled for November 22 will determine the long-term future of the restraining order.
21 Savage names his Top 5 R&B Artists and some fans are surprised he didn’t named Chris Brown on the list.
The Atlanta rapper gave his top 5 singers during an interview on Gillie Da King and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast that was released earlier today. In no particular order, the “No Heart” rapper listed Mary J. Blige, Usher, Keith Sweat, Aaliyah, and Avant as his top 5 greatest of all time (GOAT).
The talent of each artistes chosen by 21 Savage can hardly be denied, with each artiste’s success showing in their career achievements.
Mary J. Blige, who started her career as early as 1991, has won nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards. The singer has a whopping 13 studio albums, and eight of them achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.
Usher entered the entertainment scene at an early age, but it wasn’t until the late 1990’s that the singer rose to stardom with the release of his second album, “My Way,” in 1997.
With the consistent release of hits such as “Nice and Slow,” “U Got It Bad,” and “Confessions,” Usher earned himself eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, and 9 Soul Train Music Awards. Usher was named the most successful artiste of the 2000’s decade by Billboard.
The next artiste on 21 Savage’s list, Keith Sweat, is popular for some of the most infectious tunes such as “Make It Last Forever,” “Make You Swear,” and “I Want Her. In 1997, the singer won Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artiste at the American Music Awards and was nominated for several others throughout his career.
Despite Aaliyah’s shortened career, even after the young singer’s death in 2001, her music continued to achieve commercial success.
Aaliyah had earned the titles of “Princess of R&B” and “Queen of Urban Pop” as she sold up to 24 to 32 million albums worldwide, even with several posthumous releases.
The singer held five Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, and two MTV VMA’s.
Finally on 21 Savage’s list is Avant, who is known for hit singles such as “Separated,” “Makin’ Good Love,” and “Read Your Mind.”
With 15 singles and 7 albums, Avant earned himself several nominations at multiple music award shows. Unlike Lizzo’s recent list, many social media users stand in solidarity with 21’s selected GOATs, with many praising him for mentioning Avant and Aaliyah.
“I like his list!! Avant so slept on !” one person said.
Another added, “He put Aaliyah???? Yeah he valid,” while another commended, “It’s not my personal top 5 but he has the best list I’ve seen so far.”
On Sunday, Lizzo tweeted her list of stars in different genres, sparking a range of conversations and clashed opinions.
The “Truth Hurts” rapper listed Micheal Jackson as the King of Pop and his sister Janet Jackson as the queen. For R&B, the rapper listed Usher as King and Mariah Carey as queen.
Social media users were concerned that Chris Brown, Whitney Houston, and even R. Kelly did not make 21 Savage’s list.
Of course, everyone will have their preferences when it comes to the greatest artistes of all time. As the various breakdowns continue on social media, a repeat of artistes such as Usher, Micheal Jackson, and Mary J. Blige continue to make an appearance.
Two decades later and Bounty Killer is still cross, angry and miserable about No Doubt putting a naked man in their “Hey Baby” music video.
The 2001 track is arguably Bounty Killer’s biggest hit to date with massive commercial success. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached the top ten in several countries around the world. But the nude scene played by Adrian Young during a Bounty Killer’s line that says “The way you rock your hips, you know that it amaze me” drove a wedge between the dancehall legend and the pop group.
The scene portrayed Bounty Killer as gay and being a gangster dancehall artist, that didn’t sit well with him. Killer canceled all further performances with the band and get them loose. Turns out that he is still very upset about it. During an interview with Quizz & Macedon last weekend, he opened up about how angry he was when he first saw the video.
“When I saw that naked man in the video I wanted to kill No Doubt literally,” Bounty said. “It caused a big problem, it caused publishing problems, it caused relationship problems, everything broke down because that sh*t wasn’t in the video. It was a two-day shoot in California and Mike Myers shoot the f***ing video and no naked guy was in it, a naked guy has nothing to do with the storyline of the f***ing song. So when I saw it I told them take that sh*t out. Because that sh*t is going to cause me problems in my culture.”
Bounty Killer said that No Doubt agreed to remove Adrian Young young naked scene where he was on gymnastics rings and they agreed but then still released the video with that scene. Killer said his relationship with No Doubt instantly broke down and that resulted in him not performing with the band at the American Music Awards that year.