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​Ariana Grande Speaks Out After Manchester Attack: ‘I Don’t Have Words’


Ariana Grande has released a statement regarding the fatal incident at her Manchester, England show.

The 23-year-old singer broke her silence on the 19 confirmed fatalities and the estimated 50 people who were injured following her concert on Monday [May 22]. 


“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” Ariana tweeted.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

Billboard Music Awards 2017 – Winners List!

Billboard Music Awards 2017 – Winners List!

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards just wrapped up after an exciting night – and we now have the full list of winners!

This year, lots of celebrities took the stage to perform including Miley CyrusCamila Cabello and more.

The show aired on Sunday, May 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. 

Billboard Music Awards Winners List


Top Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake – WINNER
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd


Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn – WINNER


Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots – WINNER


Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake – WINNER
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd


Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyonce — WINNER
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia


Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER


Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyonce
Drake — WINNER
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd


Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd


Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake — WINNER
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots


Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER


Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots


Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS – WINNER
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes


Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyonce — WINNER
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce — WINNER
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd


Top R&B Tour:
Beyonce — WINNER
Lionel Richie
Rihanna


Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake — WINNER
Future
Rae Sremmurd
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Top Rap Tour:
Drake — WINNER
Future
Kanye West


Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton – WINNER
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean


Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney — WINNER
Dixie Chicks


Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
X Ambassadors


Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay — WINNER
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel — WINNER
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam


Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers — WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling


Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle — WINNER
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin


Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin — WINNER
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker


Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Drake, Views – WINNER
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy


Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical — WINNER
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls


Top R&B Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade — WINNER
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy


Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views — WINNER
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service


Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller — WINNER
Keith Urban, Ripcord


Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers, Cleopatra
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct — WINNER
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface


Top Latin Album:
J Balvin, Energia
CNCO, Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 — WINNER
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo


Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage
Flume, Skin
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough — WINNER


Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be — WINNER
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed


Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way — WINNER
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2


Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” – WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”


Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — WINNER
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”


Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — WINNER


Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”


Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda” — WINNER
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”


Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” — WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”


Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”


Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”


Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda” — WINNER
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”


Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” —WINNER


Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”


Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire” — WINNER
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”


Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” — WINNER
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”


Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” — WINNER
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”


Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” — WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”


Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will” — WINNER
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”


Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way” — WINNER
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

​Ellen DeGeneres Wins Three Awards at KCAs 2017, Has Crowd Recite Oath To Be In Her Squad

Ellen DeGeneres took home not one, but  Three different awards at the Kids’ Choice Awards!

The 59-year-old comedian totally killed her speech (obviously) at the event held at USC Galen Center on Saturday (March 11) in Los Angeles.
After Gwen Stefani presented her with the awards for Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie, Favorite Animated Movie, and #Squad – all for her work as the voice of Dory in Finding Dory – Ellen addressed the crowd.
It means the most to me that you would want to be in my squad,” she said. “That, to me, is the biggest compliment that I would win #Squad. So here’s what I would like to do because I would like for you to be in my squad. I would like everyone to take an oath so that you can be in my squad. Raise your left hand. No, I’m sorry. Raise your right hand. Raise them both. And just repeat after me…”

I am good enough just as I am,” Ellen recited. “I am supposed to be unique and different. I’m not supposed to be like everyone else. I promise to be kind to people. I promise to brush my teeth every day and floss. And watch the Ellen show every single day.

I love you all,” she finished. “You’re in my squad!”

Complete List Of Winners At The AMVCA 2017

​The 5th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) held yesterday, Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

The ceremony, which was broadcast live across the continent was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.

Here Is The Complete Winners List For The AMVCA 2017: 

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Best Costume Designer

76 – Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)

Vaya

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

Best Cinematographer

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Best Documentary

Alison

Best Short Film or Online Video

Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series

Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series

Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series

Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series

David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

Best M-Net original comedy series

The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series

Tinsel

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)

Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)

Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)

Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)

Amoye-Bu-Onye

Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer

Vaya

Best Supporting Actress

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

#AMVCA2017 Industry Merit Award went to Mr Chika Okpala

Trailblazer Award went to Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

Best Actor in a comedy

Imeh Bishop Umoh – The Boss is Mine

Best Actress in a comedy 

Funke Akindele

Winner for the Best Movie – East Africa 

Sarika Hemi Lakhani

Best Movie West Africa 

Oloibiri

Best Movie South Africa 

All about love

Best Overall Movie 

76 – Izu Ojukwu

Best Director

Izu Ojukwu – 76

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)

Rita Dominic – 76

Best Actor in a Drama

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Oscar Nominations 2017 – Full List Revealed!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations have been revealed!

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host this year’s ceremony, and based on the list of nominees, it’s going to be jam-packed with A-list stars! La La Land scored a whopping 14 nominations, tying for the most of all time with Titanic and All About Eve.

Past nominees Jennifer HudsonBrie LarsonEmmanuel LubezkiJason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominations in a pre-taped video.

The ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 beginning at 7pm EST on ABC.


Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight


Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences


Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals


Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight


Best Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th


Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann


Best Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers


Best Original Song
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La LAnd
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana


Best Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence


Best Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers


Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad


Best Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land


Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Best Sound Editing
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully


Best Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


Best Documentary Short
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets


Best Live Action Short
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode


Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight


Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women


Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia


Best Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight


Best Animated Short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

President Barack Obama Pens Final Letter to American People

President Obama has written his final letter to the American people – as today is his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world,” President Obama wrote. “But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.

I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding,” he continued. “All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.

And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome,’” the President added.

Lady Gaga is Back in the Studio, Might Announce Tour Dates After Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga is officially back in the studio – but fans are speculating as to exactly why!

The 30-year-old singer hit the studio last night (January 13) with Brian Kennedy, who’s worked with Rihanna and Chris Brown, as well as Dallas Davidson, who collaborates with country star Luke Bryan.

“First session of the year with @ladygaga & @dallasdavidson_ two incredible people! #inspired #readytoworkagain #newsound,”Brian wrote on Instagram along with the black-and-white photo below.

It’s been less than three months since the release of Gaga‘s latest album Joanne – so she could working on new music already, OR she might be recording some material for A Star Is Born, the Bradley Cooper-directed film she is starring in. We’ll have to wait and see!

In more Gaga news, the singer might be announcing upcoming tour dates after her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.


Gaga retweeted the following: