2014 BET Awards Nominees + My Picks

It’s been a few days since this has been announced, but as always I want to give my predictions so let’s get into the 2014 BET Awards Nominees.

The 14th annual show will air will air Sunday, June 29th, at 8/7c and will be hosted by Chris Rock. Yup, yet another comedian as a host. Let’s discuss the nominees in the bigger categories of the night: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Male R&B Pop Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best New Artist, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award. Out of the 20 categories these eight hold the most weight.

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James Brown Biopic Trailer

There have been many celebrities to have biopics about their lives, but it seems as though musicians aren’t on the top of that list. Well, yes there are my two favorites Jackson 5 and The Temptations and recently TLC, but not many biopics about African American artists have been created/released/etc. Andre 3000 will be starring in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All Is By My Side’, and now there will be a James Brown Biopic titled, ‘Get on Up’42-star-chadwick-boseman-to-headline-james-brown-biopic-header

Actor and star of ’42,’ Chadwick Boseman, will be starring as James Brown. The movie will also feature: Nelsan Ellis,Tika Sumpter,  Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd.The movie will hit theaters August 1st and was directed by The Help director Tate Taylor.

Check out the trailer below:

Jimi Hendrix x Annie Trailers

Andre 3000 will be starring as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side. It will debut at South by Southwest which kicks off March 7th.

Quvenzhané Wallis will appear alongside Jamie Foxx in the remake of Annie. The film hits theaters Christmas Day.

Billboard Top 50 Movie Songs of All Time

Billboard Top 50 Movie Songs of All Time

Billboard has a playlist for every occasion and the Oscars are no different. In celebration of the 86th Academy Awards, Billboard has compiled a list of the top 50 movie songs to hit the Hot 100.

Here are the top 10:

1. Debby Boone, ‘You Light Up My Life,’ “You Light Up My Life”
2. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, ‘Endless Love,’ “Endless Love”
3. Bryan Adams, ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,’ “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”
4. Percy Faith and His Orchestra, ‘A Summer Place’ Theme, “A Summer Place”
5. Bee Gees, ‘How Deep Is Your Love,’ “Saturday Night Fever”
6. Survivor, ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ “Rocky III”
7. Irene Carna, ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling,’ “Flashdance”
8. Bee Gees, ‘Night Fever,’ “Saturday Night Fever”
9. Whitney Houston, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ “The Bodyguard”
10. Boyz II Men, ‘End of the Road,’ “Boomerang”

For the full list click here.

“Yeezus”, The Movie

Kanye West is joining a long list of artists that have taken their concerts to the big screen.The announcement was made on KanyeWest.com.

YEEZUS FILM DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS COMING TO THEATERS!

Check out the trailer below:

For a taste of what to expect here’s a reminder of Hype Williams mini-film for ‘Runaway’ off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The Yeezus tour has wrapped up in the states, but Ye hits the road in May for Australia with special guest Pusha T. No word as of yet on the progress or date for when the film will be released.

New Rihanna Album In the Works

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Rihanna has been taking a mini-vacay celebrating her birthday and sharing with fans via Instagram, BUT the music & work never stops for her.

She’s gearing up to create a concept album based off the upcoming animated movie, Home. Variety reported that the news was announced from DreamWorks Animation chief, Jeffrey Katzenberg during the company’s earnings conference this Tuesday (Feb. 25). In addition to the album Rihanna will be performing the songs in the movie as well.

The movie hits theaters November 26th. For any Rihanna fans (#RihannaNavy) that keeps up with her album releases, November seems to be her lucky month. Her past 4 albums: Rated R, Loud, Talk that Talk, and Unapologetic have all been reeled in November and went on to be certified Platinum.

Aside from Rihanna being in the movie Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Jim Parsons will also be a part of the project. The movie is based off the 2007 children’s book, “The True Meaning of Smekday,” by Adam Rex.

MMF Celebrates Black History in Music, Feb. 12

EGOT

To win an EGOT , also known as GATE, is a significant achievement. An EGOT is a performer who wins a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. There’s not many African-Americans to have reached that peak, intact there are only two: Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones.

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Whoopi Goldberg first received a Grammy in 1985  Five years later she took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Ghost. She has two Daytime Emmys, 2002/2009, and she received a Tony in 2002 as a producer of Throughly Modern Millie. She completed these achievements over the span of 17 years tying her for second to be the fastest to do so.

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James Earl Jones was put in a different category along with Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli, being that one of his wins was non competitive; it was a honorary award. To complete Jones’ EGOT he won a Tony in 1969, a Grammy in 1977, an Emmy in 1991, and was honored by the Academy in 2011. It has taken James 42 years to complete the EGOT making him the oldest in his category to complete it and the second oldest overall behind Helen Hayes.