BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, recognizing the genre’s top songwriters, producers and publishers of the previous year. BMI’s Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Publisher of the Year and 2020’s Social Star were announced across BMI’s digital and social channels to commemorate the remarkable achievements of these music creators. For the complete list of winners and to view exclusive content, including video messages, performances, and a look back on the last 20 years of the award show, go to bmi.com/randbhiphop2020. Read more
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 25, 2018) (REUTERS) – After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B’s year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 28) where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music. Continue reading
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Two days after declaring he had changed his name again, this time to Brother Love, rapper and producer Sean Combs says it was all just a joke. Continue reading
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (ANGEL BALL) – Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday (October 7) after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2017) (REUTERS) – After a successful run in the US, the 90’s-inspired series of concerts arrive in the UK. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (NBC) – Young Dolph was shot and critically wounded in Los Angeles on Tuesday (September 26). The rapper was shot near the Hollywood and Highland complex, a shopping center and the site of the annual Oscars ceremony, according to local media. Continue reading
Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is officially the No. 1 song in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. This makes her the first solo female rapper to top the chart since Lauryn Hill in 1998 and only the fifth female rapper to ever have a No. 1 hit.
Tupac fans line up to buy merchandise featuring the late rapper and eat food at a pop-up cafe derived from his 20-year-old notes on an anticipated restaurant.
Nicholas K revisits and revamps the ’90s for its new collection. Fashion fans brave a snow storm on the first day of New York Fashion Week.
Australian police probe the death of an actor who was shot during the making of a hip hop video in Brisbane.