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Inside The Industry: Kelly Rowland Releases Single Crazy

R&B singer Kelly Rowland has returned with the new single “Crazy.” The mom-to-be hasn’t let her recently announced pregnancy stop her from releasing new music. Back in April, she released the breezy single “Coffee” along with a visual that celebrated #BlackGirlMagic on all forms. Now, the songstress is letting the world know how she feels about her significant other. Sonically, Rowland has found her sweet spot. The song effortlessly blends her dance floor diva persona with the sassy, sensual stylings of her urban offerings. If there was ever any doubt that Rowland could play Donna Summer in a biopic, the song and the its cover art will lay that to rest. Listen to “Crazy” below.

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The Complete List Of Billboard Music Award Winners

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards aired last night, and Post Malone arrived at the event the biggest nominee and left the biggest winner, taking home the Top Artist prize and winning nine awards overall. See the complete list of winners below.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
WINNER: Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top New Artist:
DaBaby
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Ed Sheeran 

Top Female Artist:
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift 

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
WINNER: Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
WINNER: Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top Hot 100 Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone 

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Travis Scott 

Top Song Sales Artist:
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top Radio Songs Artist:
WINNER: Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone 

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):
WINNER: BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:
Elton John
Metallica
WINNER: P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran 

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
WINNER: Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd 

Top R&B Male Artist:
Chris Brown
WINNER: Khalid
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Lizzo
WINNER: Summer Walker 

Top R&B Tour:
B2K
Janet Jackson
WINNER: Khalid 

Top Rap Artist:
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Roddy Ricch 

Top Rap Male Artist:
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
WINNER: Cardi B
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour:
Drake
WINNER: Post Malone
Travis Scott 

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
WINNER: Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett 

Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
WINNER: Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist:
WINNER: Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood 

Top Country Duo/Group:
WINNER: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion 

Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
WINNER: George Strait 

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
WINNER: Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
twenty one pilots 

Top Rock Tour:
WINNER: Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones 

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Avicii
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello 

Top Christian Artist:
WINNER: Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Hillsong United
Kanye West 

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
WINNER: Kanye West 

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
WINNER: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Taylor Swift “Lover” 

Top Soundtrack:
“Aladdin”
“Descendants 3”
WINNER: “Frozen II”
“K-12” by Melanie Martinez
“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe 

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
WINNER: Khalid “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker “Over It” 

Top Rap Album:
DaBaby “Kirk”
Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”
WINNER: Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”
Young Thug “So Much Fun” 

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown “Experiment”
WINNER: Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me” 

Top Latin Album:
WINNER: J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Farruko “Gangalee”
Maluma “11:11”
Romeo Santos “Utopía”
Sech “Sueños” 

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “Tim”
The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”
Illenium “Ascend”
WINNER: Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Alan Walker “Different World” 

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong United “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
WINNER: Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
WINNER: Kanye West “Jesus is King” 

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita” 

Top Streaming Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” 

Top Selling Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country” 

Top Radio Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
WINNER: Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care” 

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted):
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy”
WINNER: Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd “Heartless” 

Top Rap Song:
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Post Malone “Wow.” 

Top Country Song:
WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses” 

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
WINNER: Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype” 

Top Latin Song:
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China”
Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita”
WINNER: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce”
Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
WINNER: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”
Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart”
Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
Marshmello ft. Chvrches “Here With Me” 

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
WINNER: For King & Country “God Only Knows”
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
WINNER: Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

Remey Williams Releases Single & Video I’m Good

Back in August, singer Remey Williams released his debut single “I’m good.” Now, he’s returned with the music video. The Black boy joy anthem is a hybrid of empowerment and acceptance of melanin, emphasizing that Black people shouldn’t be ashamed of the color of their skin. The lyric “I’m handsome, no apologies” highlights self-pride while also inspiring Black boys to continue to embody the true essence of Black boy joy. The song is ideal for the moment as it inspires, revives, and rekindles the admiration of yourself. Listen to “I’m Good” below.

This song is the property of Remey Williams.

Throwback Thursday Hip Hop: They Want EFX-Das EFX

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Das EFX is an American hip hop duo comprised of Andre “Dray” Weston and William “Skoob” Hines. The group rose to prominence in the early 1990s due to their stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop at the time; as well as their affiliation with EPMD’s Hit Squad. Their style combined intricate rhymes, sometimes mixed with made up words, delivered with a fast-paced flow and numerous pop culture and hip hop culture references. They released their debut album “Dead Serious”, which featured the single “They Want EFX.” The song reached the top ten on the Billboard R&B chart, the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. They also released the albums “Straight Up Sewaside” (1993), “Hold It Down” (1995), “Generation FX” (1998), “How We Do” (2003) and “Old School Throwback” (2015).

Throwback Thursday R&B: Don’t Disturb This Groove-The System

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The System is an American R&B/sythn-pop band that rose to prominence in the 1980s. The band consisted of vocalist/guitarist Michael “Mic” Murphy and keyboardist David Frank. The duo was founded in New York City in 1982 and back by Paul Pesco on electric guitar and Kris Khellow on keyboards and synthesizers. The group is sometimes referred to as “emotio-electro” because of its hi-tech, synthesizer driven sound, married with passionate vocals and sensitive lyrics. In 1983, the group released their debut album “Sweat.” The album featured the singles “Sweat”, “I Won’t Let Go” and “You Are In My System”, which went on to become an R&B smash. In 1984, the duo released their sophomore effort, “X-Periment.” The duo’s greatest success came in 1987 with the release of the #1 single “Don’t Disturb This Groove”, taken from the album of the same name. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group also released the albums “Rhythm & Romance” (1989), “ESP” (2000) and “System Overload” (2013).

All Music Notes Playlist

  1. Fly With You Force MDs
  2. Love Struck Boyz To Men
  3. The One I Got Charlie Wilson
  4. Already Knew You Eric Roberson
  5. Born To Luv Ya Tony Terry
  6. When You Love Somebody Deniece Williams
  7. Dance Toni Braxton
  8. Mad Love Infinity Song
  9. Don’t You Know That Rahsaan Patterson
  10. The Power Of The One Bootsy Collins
  11. God Is A Genius Kevin Ross
  12. Anything For You Ledisi & PJ Morton
  13. How Will You Remember Avery Sunshine
  14. Don’t Waste My Time Usher & Ella Mai
  15. Wait Christette Michele
  16. Exclusively Tiana Major9
  17. Bad Brian McKnight
  18. Looking For Love 112
  19. Lie To Me Kem
  20. Loving You Is Easy Maysa

The Complete List Of Performers For The 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are almost upon us, and the magazine has compiled a list of performers for the forthcoming event. With former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson serving as host for a second year in a row, the show will see several stars take the stage, including Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS and Demi Lovato. Clarkson will open the show with a rendition of the Whitney Houston hit “Higher Love” alongside Sheila E. and Penetatonix. Country star Garth Brooks will deliver a medley of hits spanning his thirty-plus year career. Rapper Post Malone, who will also perform, leads this year’s nominees with 16 nods in 15 categories including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Streaming Song and more. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air tonight live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST/PT on NBC. See the complete list of performers below.

Performers
Alicia Keys
Bad Bunny
Brandy featuring Ty Dolla Sign
BTS
Demi Lovato
Doja Cat
En Vogue
Garth Brooks
John Legend
Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Sheila E.
Kane Brown, Swae Lee & Khalid
Luke Combs
Post Malone
Saint Jhn
Sia

Hip Hop Spotlight: How It Go-King Von

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Dayvon Daquan Bennett, known professionally as King Von, is an American rapper/songwriter from Chicago, IL. He is currently signed to rapper Lil Durk’s label Only The Family and Empire. He has released the albums “Grandson Vol. 1” (2019) and “Levon James” (2020). His next project, “Welcome To O’Block”, will be released October 30, 2020.