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Music lovers have enjoyed the excitement and entertainment of some of the biggest award shows that the industry has to offer since the start of the new year. Kicking things off was the Grammy Awards, the biggest night in music. Following were the Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards, and MTV Awards. Next in line are the MTV European Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards.
On November 10 the stars will align in Amsterdam for the biggest awards show across the pond. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead in nominations for the MTV EMAs. Timberlake is nominated for Best Male, Best Live, Best Look, Best U.S. Act, and Best Video. Meanwhile, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vie for Best New, Best Hip-Hop, Best Song, Best U.S. Act, and Best World Stage.
Other notable nominees are Miley Cyrus (Best Video – “Wrecking Ball”, Best Pop, Best Female and Best U.S. Act), Lady Gaga (Best Video – “Applause”, Best Female, Best Look and Biggest Fans), Robin Thicke (Best Song – “Blurred Lines”, Best Video – “Blurred Lines” and Best World Stage – WS Malaysia 2013, taped September 8) and Justin Bieber (Best Pop, Best Male, and Biggest Fans).
Anthony Anderson will bring the laughs as some of urban music’s biggest names bring the entertainment when the Soul Train Awards air on December 1.
Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with six nominations. He is up for Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year – “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake, Album of the Year – “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City”, Song of the Year – “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake, Video of the Year – “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake and Best Collaboration – “How Many Drinks” with Miguel.
Timberlake and Thicke also enjoys multiple nominations at this year’s Soul Train Awards. Timberlake’s nominations include Album of the Year – “The 20/20 Experience”, Song of the Year – “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Mirrors”, Best Dance Performance – “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z and Best Hip Hop Song of the Year – “Holy Grail” with Jay-Z. Thicke will battle it out for with Timberlake for Song of the Year – “Blurred Lines” and will also vie for Best R&B Soul Male Artist, Best Dance Performance – “Best Dance Performance”, Video of the Year – “Blurred Lines” and Best Collaboration – “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell and T.I.
Tamar Braxton has enjoyed a successful run since the release of her second album, “Love & War” which sold in excess of 100, 000 copies during the first week. She continues her trek to the top with an impressive five nominations at the Soul Train Awards in the following categories: Best New Artist, The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year – “Love & War”, The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Love & War” and Video of the Year – “Love & War.”
Other notable nominees are Chris Brown and Miguel. The two will go head to head in categories such as Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Best Collaboration – “Put It Down” with Brandy and “Power Trip” with J. Cole. Brown is also nominated for Song of the Year – “Fine China”, Best Dance Performance – “Fine China” and Video of the Year – “Fine China”. Miguel is nominated for Best Album – “Kaleidoscope Dreams”, Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year – “Power Trip” with J. Cole.
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