Beyonce and Jay Z lead this year's BET Awards nominations.
The superstar couple have garnered five nods apiece at the annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in black entertainment, while rapper Drake is also up for five gongs.
Beyonce is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for "Partition," and also shares two nods with husband Jay - Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their hit single, "Drunk in Love."
Jay is also up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and has a Best Collaboration nod with Justin Timberlake for their track together, "Holy Grail."
"This year's nominees represent the best of the culture. It's great to see our talented new artist's right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the nominees," said BET's president of music programming and specials Stephen Hill.
Wiz Khalifa fell asleep during Taylor Swift's performance at the Grammy Awards.
The 26-year-old rapper thought the blonde beauty's set at the 56th annual ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles was so boring he couldn't keep his eyes open. When questioned by Joan Rivers on The Fashion Police, she asked, "I loved that you had the good watch on [at the Grammy's], which is the detail. How many times did you check that watch during Taylor Swift's endless ballad?"
"I love Taylor, but I'm not even gonna lie. I fell asleep. Just a little bit... then I woke back up," he responded.
The 26-year-old star was on the E! show with his wife, model Amber Rose, who interjected, "We love Taylor."
Taylor took to the stage to perform the weepy piano ballad "All Too Well" from her hit album Red at the Staples Center. The 24-year-old star is rumored to have written the song about her ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pop beauty stunned the crowd with some fierce head-banging during the heartfelt performance.
Rihanna was "so shocked" to win a Grammy award last week.
The 25-year-old singer wasn't at the ceremony when she won the prize for the Best Urban Contemporary Album for her 2012 release Unapologetic, but she admits she was stunned when she found out: "I was so shocked. Really, I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said, 'You've just won a Grammy,' and I was like, 'What?' and when I went on the internet I just saw Unapologetic. It was quite an emotional moment surprisingly. But I was in shock, I'm excited, it was a good feeling to still be that excited at this point in my career."
The "Stay" hitmaker was later spotted at The Young Money Cash Money Records party at Greystone Manor with her rumored boyfriend Drake. However, there may have been some awkward moments in between her partying as her rival Karrueche Tran was also in attendance.
Both Rihanna and the aspiring model have had on/off relationships with Chris Brown - who was convicted of assaulting the "We Found Love" singer in 2009 - and have previously had a war of words on Twitter.
Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The French duo took him Best Album for Random Access Memories and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky."
The duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits - didn't speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year. "I supposed the robots would like to thank ... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said.
Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, "Royals." Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding, "Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it's been mental."
Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.
The "Material Girl" singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday a secret until this morning.
She accompanied the announcement with a picture on Instagram of her dressed all in black - including leather gloves - and strumming a black guitar. "It's official. I'm off my crutches and looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear to the Grammys," she wrote underneath.
The singer had to be assisted with walking when she bruised a bone in her foot, which she claimed was "from dancing in high heels."
Ringo Starr is reuniting with Paul McCartney to mark 50 years since the Beatles arrived in America.
The pair will join forces for a TV tribute to their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which is linked with this year's Grammy Awards, although they have not confirmed they will perform at the ceremony.
"To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February , they are putting on a big show on Monday and we will be doing it there," Ringo said in Los Angeles.
The last two surviving Beatles will work together on a one-off show which will be filmed on January 27, the day after the Grammy Awards, at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles, will pay tribute to their legacy with performances from the likes of John Mayer and The Eurythmics. There is also speculation that the pair will perform alongside Beyonce, Daft Punk and Lorde at the ceremony and the rumors are yet to be denied.
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.
The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.
Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Kim Kardashian is dismayed that Kanye West's album has missed out on a top Grammy nomination.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has expressed her disappointment that her fiance's latest record, Yeezus was recently snubbed from the prestigious Album of the Year category ahead of the awards ceremony in Los Angeles in February.
The 33-year-old star shared a message from one of her fans, @KimKanyeKimyeFC, on Twitter on Sunday that reads, "literally on EACH and EVERY single list Yeezus has been named the TOP 2 OR TOP 1 best album of the year.... [sic]." She also replied, "Except the Grammy's Album of the Year nomination," along with a sad emoticon face.
Earlier this month, Kanye, 36, lashed out at the organizers of the ceremony for not giving his album more recognition despite the fact he is in running for the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for "New Slaves." Speaking during one of his concerts, he ranted, "Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say?"
Daft Punk will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014.
The "One More Time" hitmakers are set to play material from their fourth studio album Random Access Memories for the first time during the ceremony on January 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The duo - which includes Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Tomas Bangalter - have been nominated for four awards in the ceremony. These include Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Group performance for "Get Lucky," which features Pharrell Williams and was co-written with Nile Rodgers.
Ozzy Osbourne insists he has no plans to retire.
The Black Sabbath musician, who has now been sober for nearly a year after relapsing into drink and drugs, says he still gets a thrill out of being on stage after the band reformed in 2011. The 65-year-old told NME magazine that he's living "on borrowed time" and started getting asked about quitting music when he turned 60. "The word 'retirement' started coming into the interviews, but as long as I have an audience, as long as I can physically do it and enjoy doing it and they want to see me, what's the point in quitting?" he said.
Black Sabbath have been nominated for three Grammy Awards after their album 13, their first in 18 years, topped the charts in 30 countries, giving them their first ever US number one. Ozzy says it's his "dream" to get the band's original drummer Bill Ward on board for another Sabbath album but hasn't spoken to him because "It wouldn't be fair. 'Hi, how are you, Ozzy?' 'I'm alright Bill, I'm just about to go onstage to 75,000 people in Sao Paolo. Wish you were here!' When it's all over, I'll probably give him a call. I love and respect the guy very much, but we just couldn't hang around any more. [His absence] is obviously something to do with dollars, but my wife [Sharon] does the deals, do I don't know."
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