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To get ready for the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center Sunday night, we're going to look at the nominees in some of the top categories.
Let's start with the "Best Video with a Social Message" nominees:
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WILL WIN: “Same Love.” It’s the strongest of messages in a strong...Read more »
Hot 97's annual Summer Jam is the New York hip-hop mainstay's way of planting its flag, taking over a stadium for a workday's worth of sets by the biggest names -- some of whom are announced in advance, some aren't. The announced bill for Sunday night's 20th installment of the festival split the difference between hip-hop legends (the also-turning-20 Staten Island collective Wu-Tang Clan; the Brooklyn-born...Read more »
Kanye West and Kings of Leon are set to headline the Governors Ball Music Festival June 7-9 on Randall's Island, positioning the third edition of the event as the East Coast's answer to Coachella.
The festival will mark West's first New York solo headlining show since 2008 and Kings of Leon's first New York show since 2010. A third headliner will also be added.
Three-day passes for the...Read more »
Justin Timberlake is bringing, well, music back.
After announcing his return to recording after six years and then making the world wait for three more days, Timberlake unveiled “Suit and Tie” this morning on his website and on MySpace, the social network he is trying to revive.
“Some people may criticize me for the last three days,” Timberlake writes in an open letter, accompanying...Read more »