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Beyonce is going for gold at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021 after leading all artists with nine nominations, including 2 for Record of the Year.

"Black Parade" and "Savage" (Remix) with Megan Thee Stallion has landed Beyonce a double mention in the top category, while the former will also compete for Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Song.

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"Black Is King," the visual accompaniment to The Lion King: The Gift - the superstar's soundtrack for her 2019 Disney remake, is shortlisted for Best Music Film, and "Brown Skin Girl" is up for Best Music Video.

Additionally, the "Savage" (Remix) is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song.

The nine nominations make Beyonce the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 79 over the course of her career, during which she has won 24.

The 2021 Grammys look to be a big night for the ladies with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Jhene Aiko, and Billie Eilish among the multiple nominees.

Comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards on January 31.
 

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) - Black Pumas

Everyday Life - Coldplay

Djesse Vol.3 - Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III - HAIM

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone

Folklore - Taylor Swift
 

Song of the Year

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Cardigan - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

Don't Start Now - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

If the World Was Ending - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
 

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion
 

Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyonce

Colors - Black Pumas

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Circles - Post Malone

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid
 

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyonce

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

See Me - Emily King
 

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine - Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Black Parade - Beyonce

Collide - Tiana Major9 & Earthgang

Do It - Chloe X Halle

Slow Down - Skip Marley & H.E.R.
 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat
 

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Take Time - Giveon

To Feel Love/D - Luke James

Bigger Love - John Legend

All Rise - Gregory Porter
 

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop - Dababy

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Dior - Pop Smoke
 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room - Travis Scott
 

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

King's Disease - Nas

The Allegory Royce - Da 5'9
 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy - Justin Bieber

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Cardigan - Taylor Swift

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ABC censors were said to be "freaking out" over risqué performances by Jennifer Lopez (left) and Megan Thee Stallion at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night.
 

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According to Page Six, a source said Lopez, 51, whose sexy Super Bowl halftime performance triggered over 1,300 complaints about her "strip club act," was set to outdo herself in a "steamy" duet with Colombian singer Maluma.

But Lopez's AMA performance was tame by stripper industry standards.
 

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Censors were also nervous about the impossibly scanty costume to be worn by Billboard magazine's Rapper of the Year, Megan Thee Stallion. But that turned out to be a false alarm as well. The black lacy negligee Megan wore during her sultry set was nothing television viewers haven't seen before.
 

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This year's AMAs, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
 

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The funniest moment of the night was when Henson shook her butt at a life-size cutout of semi-retired pop singer Beyonce's face.
 

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The most scandalous attires of the evening were pop singer Ciara Wilson and male-to-female trans actor Laverne Cox flashing a little leg.
 

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Ciara was the first presenter at the American Music Awards. She rocked a flowing red dress with a plunging neckline and black, thigh-high hooker boots. She presented the award for Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B to The Weeknd, who wore stage makeup and bandages to promote a movie role.
 

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Ciara's hair was done up in extension braids so tight that it looked like her scalp was screaming to be set free. The wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed her look with a pair of silver hoop earrings and several rings.

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Tracee Ellis Ross will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards on November 15 on E!.

Tracee, 47, is pictured above wearing a men's tailored Pyer Moss pantsuit at the 2018 American Music Awards.

E! announced Tracee will receive the award for her "trailblazing" and "transcendent" personal style, along with her use of fashion to champion the causes she believes in.

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Tracee is a fixture on red carpets, and she once worked as a model and contributing fashion editor to Mirabella and New York magazines.

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Tracee's unconventional, Bohemian couture style is a big hit with her fans. Whether she's wearing a Marc Jacobs feathery frock or an unstructured tailored pantsuit, she makes an impressive fashion statement.

See Tracee's hottest red carpet looks below!
 

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In Zuhair Murad Couture at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
 

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In Schiaparelli Haute Couture at Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris.
 

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In Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
 

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In Chanel Haute Couture at the 2017 Emmys.
 

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In a Valentino Fall 2018 Haute Couture ball gown at the 2019 Emmy Awards.
 


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In Comme des Garçons at the Costume Institute Gala in 2017.
 

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In Agnes B & Celine at the 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2017.
 

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In Christopher John Rogers at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards.
 

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In Ralph & Russo Couture at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018.
 

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In Balmain at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
 

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In a couture tailored pantsuit by JW Anderson at the AFI FEST 2019 premiere of Queen & Slim in 2019.

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Lizzo and other liberal stars turned the 2020 Billboard Music Awards into a political event Wednesday night.

Lizzo won the award for Top Song Sales at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old Taurus wore a one-sleeve, off the shoulder black frock with the words "VOTE" printed on it.

"I've been thinking a lot about suppression and the voices that refuse to be suppressed," said the "Truth Hurts" singer. "And I wonder, would I be standing here right now if it weren't for the big black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed?"

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Lizzo urged Billboard's viewers to get out and vote: "When people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power ... So whether it's through music, protest or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice and refuse to be suppressed."

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Rapper activist Killer Mike, appearing via CCTV from Atlanta, was honored with the first ever Billboard Change Maker Award. After being presented the award by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Killer Mike spoke directly to the young people pounding the pavement to seek justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

"You matter more than you know," he said in a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. "You are needed more than ever."

Killer Mike turned to his wife, Shana Render, standing beside him, and said, "This is our award."

He continued:

"I am first and foremost your husband and I would not be here receiving this if not for your encouragement... I'd probably just be smoking weed, hanging out... by myself. I love you very much and I appreciate you."

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Rapper and social activist Killer Mike is the first ever recipient of Billboard's Change Maker Award.

The award was created to honor an artist or group that "speaks truth to power through their music, celebrity and community," according to a statement from officials at Dick Clark Productions and NBC which will host the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

"They are socially conscious, politically aware, active in their community and charitable with time, money and/or influence to improve the lives of others," a press release reads.

"Killer Mike's dedication to equality, social justice and financial literacy in the Black community has catapulted him as a headlining figure of social responsibility and activism, as demonstrated in the wake of the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks."

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Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render, 45, is active in campaigning for social justice and equality, including leading voter registration initiatives and helping to create entrepreneurial and educational opportunities for the black community.

"This award highlights and recognizes the attributes of a true social justice warrior in the field of music who has made exemplary strides to lead the community in positive changemaking advocacy," Datwon Thomas, vice president, cultural media at Vibe/MRC Media and consulting producer for the Billboard Music Awards, said in a statement.

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"We selected Killer Mike for his contributions to the current movement and culture and his tangible efforts to make national and grassroots change."

The award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson and broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 8pm ET on NBC.

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Vivica A. Fox and Giuliana Rancic both pulled out of hosting the Emmys virtual red carpet event on Sunday night after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 56-year-old Kill Bill actress and Rancic, 46, were slated to co-host E! TV's Live From the Red Carpet show, but both released statements just before the special went live, explaining they had contracted the coronavirus.

"I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight!" Vivica wrote. "Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution I am isolating myself at home. During these unprecedented times, it's more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other."

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Rancic added: "As part of E! and NBCUniversal's very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19.

"Now as much as I didn't want to hear that, I'm very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I'm thankful... Take good care and I'll see you on the next red carpet."

Like most celebrities who use the coronavirus for PR, neither Vivica nor Giuliana are sick, but both claim to have "mild" symptoms.

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Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The awards show, hosted by singer/actress Keke Palmer, was filmed at several outdoor locations in New York City, without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga walked away with the most trophies (5), while South Korean pop group BTS and Ariana Grande won four each. The Weeknd won video of the Year.

The following are the top 5 moments of the night.

1. Keke Palmer, first Black female host of the VMAs

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Keke Palmer won praise for her hosting duties as the first ever Black woman to host the VMAs. The 27-year-old Virgo dedicated the night to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter Marxist organization.

Boseman, 43, died of colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

"Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many," Palmer said:

"He's a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."
 

 

"As rough as it's been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope," she said in her opening remarks. "We've seen heroes going above and beyond... And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!"

2. Lady Gaga Wins 5 Awards

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Lady Gaga made her first appearance on VMAs in 15 years. She took home the first MTV Tricon Award - honoring her work in music, acting and fashion.

3. Chloe x Halle's Performance of "Ungodly Hour"

Beyonce's proteges Chloe x Halle upstaged the other performers even though they were relegated to the VMA pre-show. Their stirring performance of "Ungodly Hour" still has social media buzzing.
 

 

4. Rapper DaBaby Protests Police Violence

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DaBaby's performance of his hit "Blind" included references to the ongoing BLM protests in America. The rapper performed while handcuffed in the back of a police car.

5. Taylor Swift Makes History

Pop star Taylor Swift made VMA history as the first solo female artist to win best directing for her music video "The Man." She was the second female ever to win the best director trophy, following director Melina Matsoukas who won for "Formation" by Beyonce in 2016.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were the "proud parents of a transgender child" as they thanked 13-year-old Zaya Wade for expanding their view of the world at the GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night.

The pair appeared via remote camera during the 31st annual awards ceremony to present the prize for Outstanding Drama Series to the cast of Pose.

The couple honored Zaya, who came out as a male-to-female trans, with father Dwyane stating: "We stand as allies with the LGBTQ+ community, as proud parents of a transgender child. Our daughter Zaya is leading us on our journey, and we're doing all we can to give every one of our kids the ability to live their truth.

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"I didn't always understand how to do that, but I want to thank Zaya for teaching me, and GLAAD for elevating the images and messages that accelerate acceptance in every family."

Gabrielle added: "That mission means even more to us now as we raise all of our black children. Black lives matter, and Black trans lives matter.

"We are calling on all of our racial justice warriors out there to open your hearts and your mind to the LGBTQ+ community, so that we can work together and empower each other and save lives."

Pose, a drama series about New York's ballroom culture in the 1980s and 1990s, was among the big winners at the evening's virtual ceremony, where other victors included Schitt's Creek, which took home the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, and Booksmart, which was crowned Outstanding Film.

Rapper Lil Nas X was named Outstanding Music Artist, while Country singer Dolly Parton made a special remote appearance to collect her trophy for Outstanding Individual Episode for the "Two Doors Down" installment of her Netflix show, Dolly Parton's "Heartstrings."
 

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Lizzo was fully dressed as a Hershey milk chocolate bar at London's 2020 BRIT Awards at The O2 Arena in London, England on Tuesday.

The pop singer had been heavily criticized for her shameless exhibitionist displays online. But on Tuesday she was fully covered and respectable in a strapless Moschino gown designed by Jeremy Scott, who also created her red sequin dress for the 2019 MTV Awards.

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The 31-year-old accessorized her gown with a matching sequined bedazzled clutch that read "100%". Lizzo is nominated for the International Female Solo Artist award. She will also perform during the televised ceremony.

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The morbidly obese singer spends a great deal of time exposing herself on social media.

This form of exhibitionism is diagnosed as Exhibitionist disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The sufferer feels sexually aroused by people viewing her naked or partially nude body.

Exhibitionism is more common in men.

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It's Monday morning, and the Internet is still trying to figure out how Blac Chyna walked the red carpet at the 2020 Oscar Awards on Sunday night.

Blac Chyna showed up early and was among the first to walk the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Her presence stunned the Internet, as she wasn't a presenter nor a nominee.

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The mom-of-two wore a black velvet Dona Matoshi gown with plunging neckline and a bare-all thigh-high slit. The gown was embellished with blue gems and fringe at the shoulders. The 31-year-old wore her short black hair in finger waves.

The Oscar Awards is usually reserved for the elite of the movie industry. There's a reason why only nominees, presenters and their plus ones are invited to partake of the A-list festivities.

The main reason is the spectacular costs involved in putting together Hollywood's biggest night of the year. The gift bags alone are said to be worth a quarter of a million dollars!

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There are other parties for lessers to attend if they don't get an invite to the Oscars. The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party was well-attended by those who weren't invited to the big show. Also, the star-studded Vanity Fair Oscars party was packed.

So how did former reality TV personality Blac Chyna, a C-lister at best, wrangle an invite?

My sources tell me Blac Chyna was not invited. She simply showed up and they let her walk the red carpet!

So there you have it: Chyna crashed the Oscars red carpet hours before the event started. How brazen!