DRAKE WINS 13 AWARDS AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2017

The Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one, at the event in Las Vegas including best artist.

He was joined on the stage by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father.

“I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back,” said Drake accepting the award.

Adele set the former record at the 2012 awards when she won prizes including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist.

Drake also won top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after getting 22 nominations at the event as well as performing Gyalchester inside the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

Zayn Malik won best new artist but didn’t collect the prize in person, telling fans he was busy finishing new songs.

Twenty One Pilots picked up top duo/group and top rock artist with Metallica winning in the rock album category.

Beyonce’s Lemonade was picked as the best R&B album while The Chainsmokers won top dance/electronic artist and top Hot 100 Song for Closer featuring Halsey.

K-pop group BTS beat the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to win the top social artist award.

The ceremony also saw Cher handed an icon award.

The star, who turned 71 the day before, said her success was “mostly luck” as she collected the honour from Gwen Stefani.

Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was called a “true innovator” after his death last week.

Ahead of a moment’s silence, Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds paid tribute to Cornell as a “prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages and a philanthropist”.

Most of the categories were decided by song sales over the past year, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social media interactions as tracked by Billboard.

Halsey performed new single Now or Never on stage in an outfit which apparently took two days to make.

Celine Dion performed My Heart Will Go On to honour the 20th anniversary of the movie – Titanic.

There were also performances from Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Lorde, The Chainsmokers, Camila Cabello, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and country music stars Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt plus Selena Gomez songwriter Julia Michaels.

Meanwhile, Sean “Diddy” Combs celebrated Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been the hip-hop legend’s 45th birthday.

He was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997.

The rapper’s son CJ Wallace told the audience: “I know my father’s looking down on all of us tonight.

“My sister and I will continue to carry on his memory with tremendous pride and live my life by his words.”

Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris hosted the event.

CELEBS ON THE RED CARPET AT MTV VMAs 2016

Jidenna-Tiwa-Savage-600x901The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards has been held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 in New York City.

Music’s hottest stars gathered at Madison Square Garden for a night of big-name performances, crazy antics and Moon Man winners. But first, celebs will walk the red carpet in totally wild styles.

Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Meek Mill, Drake, Rita Ora, Tiwa Savage, DJ Khaled, Jidenna, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Amber Rose, Chance the Rapper, Desiigner, 2Chainz, Heidi Klum, Nick Cannon and many more attended the award show this year.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were among the first to hit the red carpet in totally angelic looks, Rapper Meek Mill and girlfriend Nicki Minaj couldn’t take their hand off each other, Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian also made a grand appear on the red carpet.

Checkout some of the red carpet pictures:Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Sean Diddy Combs attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rita Ora attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Rita Ora attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj Naomi Campbell

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rappers Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Rappers Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Fabolous attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Rapper Fabolous attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Fat Joe Future

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Heidi Klum and Nick Cannon attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Heidi Klum and Nick Cannon attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jaden Smith attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Jaden Smith attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Jidenna attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Recording artist Jidenna attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

DJ Khaled

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Hip hop artist Desiigner attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Hip hop artist Desiigner attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

CASSIE

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Beyonce Knowles

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singer Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy Carter attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Singer Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy Carter attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
2 Chainz arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
2 Chainz arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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LIL WAYNE TAKES UNIVERSAL MUSIC TO COURT

Lil Wayne freshIn his latest legal battle, Lil Wayne is taking Universal Music Group to court saying that the company owes him tens of millions of dollars for his work with Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., filed a lawsuit today (March 28) in the state of California claiming that UMG did not pay him for discovering and mentoring the three artists. He is seeking $40 million in damages and unpaid profits.

UMG reportedly funneled the money that was owed to Wayne back to itself to pay for the $100 million advance it paid to Cash Money Records, the label that Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Tyga are signed to. Cash Money is signed to Universal.

“Universal should be grateful and respectful to Lil Wayne for the millions of dollars in distribution fees and profits they have earned on the artists he brought to the company,” Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Howard E. King, says in a statement, “instead of seizing all of his profits on those artists in a desperate attempt to recoup the tens of millions of dollars they are owed by Cash Money Records.”

Lil Wayne signed his Young Money imprint, which houses the three rappers and himself, to Cash Money in 2003. The case documents say the two parties agreed the profits “would be divided 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, and ownership of all the Young Money Label property, (e.g., master recordings, copyrights, intellectual property, good will) similarly would be owned 51% – 49% between Cash Money and Carter, respectively.”

The deal expired June 4, 2015 after multiple extensions.

SoundExchange is also named as a defendant in the case. The company is in charge of collecting and distributing royalties to the respective owners. Wayne claims the nonprofit is not doing its job.

“SoundExchange refuses to pay any of the money due to Young Money LLC and Carter individually based on Universal’s conflicting demand,” the lawsuit says.

Lil Wayne also has an ongoing lawsuit against Cash Money Records for $51 million, claiming the label is withholding Tha Carter V. He has threatened to take Nicki Minaj and Drake away from the parent label.

Source: Hiphopdx.com

MEEK MILL LOST IN NICKY MINAJ’S BOOBS

Meek Mill watch Nicki Minaj boobs

Rap couple Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj attended the 2015 American Music Awards over the weekend all loved up.

At the awards ceremony, Meek Mill couldn’t take his eyes off Nicki Minaj’s attractive boobs as he was pictured peeping Nicki’s eye popping boobs. Meek was literally lost in Nicki’s boobs for a minute.

Nicki Minaj took home the American Music Award for Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop for her latest project The PinkPrint. She also won an award for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop.

Nicki Minaj has been having a great year and even thanked fellow rapper Fetty Wap for also having huge success in Hip Hop this year.

The Young Money rapper went up against her label mate Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive.”

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