The   2021“BET Hip Hop Awards”  will return to Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, October 1, with the  broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.  The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture. The   BET “Hip Hop Awards”   reigns as one of the   top three   cable award shows for Black viewers of 2021 (BET Awards (#1), NAACP Image Awards (#2) and BET Hip Hop Awards (#3)* and ranks in the   Top 10  for most social cable awards show in 2020. The official 2021 “ BET Hip Hop Awards ” nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers and presenters are to be announced at a later date. BETwill work closely with Fulton County to support community vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols. “Hip hop is a global movement that embraces the diversity of expression and reflects what is affecting our community in a raw and unapologetic

Full 2021 Soul Train Awards winners list and recap

SLICE RECAP: The 2021 Soul Train Awards was a big dance party.  The first live show since the pandemic the event was fittingonly held in the Apollo Theater "where dreams are born and legends are made." Opening and closing with pre-recorded performances by Silk Sonic on the original Sul Trains stage, enveloped th espirit, style and sound of the era that birthed Soul Train.  They dubted their new song "Fly Like Me" and were the perfect kick off to the celebration of 50 years that was held at the historic Appollo Theatre.  Hosting for the foruth year straight, best friends Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell participating in segments that  kept the aura of the several decades with their fashion, sining and dance moves.   The inclusion of R&B legend El Debarge on "Rhythm of the Night" radiated 80s party energy as dancers punctuated the performance with approprirate dance styles.  In a hop hop cypher dedicated to the annivsary of the late Aliyah's first p

BET breaks SOul Train Line Record

Ahead of tonight's #soultrainawards BET broke a Guinness World Record in New York with 536 people dancing in the world's longest soul train line. The previous record was 426. They were required to dance in pairs for at least 40 feet to qualify as a soul train. Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona held the record since 2014.


Nashville, TN (November 23, 2021) – RCA Inspiration celebrates two nominations for the 64th GRAMMY® Awards, with nominations for artists in both Gospel and the Contemporary Christian Music categories. Nominated in the Best Gospel Album category is Mali Music (K Approved Enterprises/RCA Inspiration) as a co-performer on the Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music collaboration album Jonny x Mali: Live in LA. Their EP project of live performances was released in September 2021, in partnership between Mali’s imprint K Approved Enterprises, RCA Inspiration, Jonathan’s Life Room Label and eOne Music (now named MNRK Music Group). Separately, Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) received a nomination in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, as a co-performer on the Lil Baby x Kirk Franklin track “We Win.” Released in May 2021, the song was featured on the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack, which was released by Republic Records and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Gospe and Christian 2022 Grammy nominees

The Rocrding Academy announced Grammy nominees in 86 categories on Tuesday, November 23. Best Gospel Performance/Song “Voice of God,” Dante Bowe featuring Steffany Gretzinger and Chandler Moore; Dante Bowe, Tywan Mack, Jeff Schneeweis and Mitch Wong, songwriters “Joyful,” Dante Bowe; Dante Bowe and Ben Schofield, songwriters “Help,” Anthony Brown & Group Therapy; Anthony Brown and Darryl Woodson, songwriters “Never Lost,” CeCe Winans “Wait on You,” Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music; Dante Bowe, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore, songwriters Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song “We Win,” Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby; Kirk Franklin, Dominique Jones, Cynthia Nunn and Justin Smith, songwriters “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. and Tauren Wells; Josiah Bassey, Dernst Emile and H.E.R., songwriters “Man of Your Word,” Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven; Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess and Chandler Moore, songwriters “Bel

Kirk Franklin Christmas to Air on Lifetime

When Olivia (Demetria McKinney), a young assistant pastor, gets assigned to be a lead pastor at a new church a month before Christmas, she’s fearful she can't manage the transition, including getting the choir ready to open the town's annual Winter Jamboree. Banding together with her new congregation, Olivia discovers a new home for herself, and even finds a little Christmas romance along the way! Featuring a special appearance and songs written and arranged by Kirk Franklin. Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Executive produced by Kirk Franklin and Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd and produced by Leslie Greif, Eric Tomosunas and Ron Robinson. Erica Sutherlin directs a script by Kourtney Richard. >


  TALENT JOIN RECORDING ACADEMY ®  CEO HARVEY MASON JR. AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR TAMMY HURT TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES IN VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM ON TUES, NOV. 23 SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NOV. 22, 2021)  — The Recording Academy ®  announced today the talent who will join CEO  Harvey Mason jr.  and Board of Trustees Chair  Tammy Hurt  to help reveal the nominees of all 86 categories for the  64th Annual GRAMMY Awards ®   on  Tues,  Nov. 23 , via a virtual livestream event. Comedian  Nate Bargatze , past GRAMMY ®  nominee  Jon Batiste , past GRAMMY nominees  BTS ® , four-time GRAMMY ®  Award winner  H.E.R. , "CBS Mornings" anchor  Gayle King , rock band  Måneskin , past GRAMMY nominee  Tayla Parx , singer-songwriter  Carly Pearce , and special guests will be part of the nominations livestream that will begin at  approximately 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET  live from the GRAMMY Museum ® . The event will be available to view on  and the Recording Academy's off

Power Ghost II premieres in second season, Larenz Tate joins cast as series regular

Season 2 of  Power Book II: Ghost ,  kicked off its sophomore run on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8/7c across all Starz platforms in the U.S. and Canada.   This season Larenz Tate, 46 joins Mary J. Blige and  returning stars Michael Rainey Jr.,   Shane Johnson, Gianni Paolo, Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd and Cliff "Method Man" Smith.   Tate plays Rashad Tate, a down-but-never-defeated councilman, on the show. Season 2 follows Tate after his loss in the New York gubernatorial race. "Some guidance from his brother pushes Tate to stop waiting for something to happen and use his influence to take action -- leading him to unexpected places. After sampling a taste of power, Tate won't be satisfied until he has the full meal, but he'll have to decide what he's willing to sacrifice for his seat at the table," a series summary details. The storyline follows the main character Tariq, who  will pay a steep price to protect his family.Executive-produced by Courtney A. Kemp and