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It turns out that you can’t just put a bunch of pop stars in a room together and expect ratings gold. Or, at least, you can’t do that anymore. The Dick Clark-created American Music Awards have been happening every year since 1973, and once upon a time, they were the main competition to the Grammys. More »
(AllHipHop News) After earning a record 13 American Music Award nominations this year, Drake ended up leaving the event with four trophies.
One of those awards was for “Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist,” and the “One Dance” performer used his acceptance speech to take veiled shots at other rappers.
“For our genre, I just like to keep things exciting and keep making music. Shout out to everybody that’s trying to do the same thing,” said Drake.
He later added, “Watch how you speak on my name you know.”
Drake was not clear exactly who he wanted to heed his warning.
Several other rap stars – such as Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, and Joe Budden – have called out the OVO founder by name over the last few years.
The most recent incident was Kanye West’s epic Sacremento rant which included Ye suggesting the radio plays Drake and DJ Khaled’s “For Free” too much.
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Guesting on Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is the brilliant Kendrick Lamar’s latest corny career decision. He didn’t appear in the song’s goofy, Pokemon Go-themed music video, but he did join Adam Levine and friends to close out the American Music Awards. Check it out below.
Sting received the American Music Award Of Merit at the AMAs tonight, making him the first honoree of the decade and the first since Annie Lennox in 2008. After being introduced by Robert Downey Jr., Sting took the stage to perform a medley of Police hits like “Message In A Bottle” and “Every Breath You … More »
Months before Drake and Taylor Swift were allegedly collaborating, they were linked in the pop cultural imagination thanks to an Apple Music ad called “Taylor vs. Treadmill” in which Swift rapped Drake’s “Jumpman” then faceplanted on a treadmill. Another spot for the same service premiered tonight during the American Music Awards, this time … More »
The Weeknd appeared at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles tonight to perform his new song “Starboy,” the Daft Punk-featuring lead single off of his upcoming album of the same name. And he took the whole “Starboy” thing in a more literal direction, performing in a crystalline cavern that looked suspiciously like Superman’s … More »
The 2016 American Music Awards are being held in LA tonight, hosted by model Gigi Hadid and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah. Professional party-starter Bruno Mars started the party, opening up the show up with a performance of his Zapp-infused recent single “24K Magic.” Watch below. More »