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Watch an exclusive look behind the scenes on How The West Was Won. West coast legends like Snoop Dogg, The Game, DJ Quick, Ice Cube and many more performed at this event, all covered by our friends at Rapplug.

Directed by Jhean Paul Bracho, Anjali provides us with a middle eastern influenced visual for her summer hit “We Turn Up” featuring French Montana! Be sure to cop this on iTunes, all proceeds go to an elephant and shark conservation. Let us know if you can turn up like her!

From twerking to killin it on stage, here is Nicki’s Summer Jam 2014 weekend recap! Nicki gives her barbz a behind the scenes look her Summer Jam experience. Guests include Drake, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Rihanna and more.

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While stopping by the Crisco Kidd Block Party to premiere his new single “College Drop” featuring Kool John, Sage the Gemini addresses XXL’s “no longevity” comment and reasons as to why he and IAmSu were left of the 2014 Freshman cover.

Sage also talks about how the Bay gets no respect, everything he’s accomplished this past year and says he has no plans to support XXL as long as they don’t support him.

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Watch Chance The Rapper and Justin Bieber take the stage together at Coachella 2014.

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From Harlem to Hollywood, Puff flosses his G pass alongside Rick Ross and French Montana. Cameos include, A$AP Mob, Snoop Dogg, and Ashanti. Puff’s album Money Making Mitch coming soon.

More than 700 million votes were cast to decide who would take home trophies at last night’s People’s Choice Awards; and the winners are…

People’s Choice Awards 2014 Winners:

Movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Album: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres

New talk-show host: Queen Latifah

Competition TV show: The Voice

Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler

Network TV drama: The Good Wife

Comedic movie: The Heat

On-screen chemistry: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Nina Dobrev (Elena), The Vampire Diaries

Pop artist: Britney Spears

Cable TV drama: The Walking Dead

Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.

Comedic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Late-night talk show host: Stephen Colbert

Humanitarian: Jennifer Hudson

Network TV comedy: The Big Bang Theory

Streaming series: Orange Is the New Black

Movie: Iron Man 3

Movie actor: Johnny Depp

Dramatic movie: Gravity

Dramatic movie actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Dramatic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Family movie: Despicable Me 2

Favorite year end movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

TV anti-hero: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), The Walking Dead

TV gal pals: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele (Santana and Rachel), Glee

TV movie/mini-series: American Horror Story

Series we miss most: Breaking Bad

Male artist: Justin Timberlake

Female artist: Demi Lovato

Breakout artist: Ariana Grande

Hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

R&B artist: Justin Timberlake

Band: One Direction

Song: Roar, Katy Perry

Music fan following: Lovatics (Demi Lovato fans)

Music video: Roar, Katy Perry

GET THE FULL WINNER’S LIST FROM USA TODAY HERE!

 

LL Cool J will host the 56th Annual Grammy Award Show, with performances of your favorite artist! Check out the nominees from the Rap and R&B field below, and make sure to tune into CBS on January 26th to see the winners of the 56th Annual Grammy Award Show!

Song of the Year

“Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink f/ Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven,” Bruno Mars
“Roar,” Katy Perry
“Royals,” Lorde
“Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink f/ Nate Ruess
“Stay,” Rihanna f/ Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z

Album of the Year:

Kendrick Lamar – good Kid, m.A.A.d. City
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Record of the Year:

Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell – “Get Lucky”
Lorde – “Royals”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Best Rap Album:

Drake – Nothing Was the Same
JAY Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kanye West – Yeezus
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Power Trip” J. Cole f/ Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” JAY Z f/ Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” Kendrick Lamar f/ Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” Wiz Khalifa f/ The Weeknd

Best Rap Performance

Started From The Bottom – Drake
Berzerk – Eminem
Tom Ford – JAY Z
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap Song

“F***in’ Problems” Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick LamarRakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (JAY Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
“Thrift Shop” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best R&B Album

R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Love In The Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Best Urban Contemporary Album

“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia
“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” — Rihanna
“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)

“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
“Without Me” — Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

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