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PHOTOS- Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, Robin Thicke Win Soul Train Awards

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The Soul Train Awards 2013 were held on Friday, Nov 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Some of this year’s winners include Kendrick Lamar, who took home the award for ‘Album of the Year’ for Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City; Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I. earned the award ‘Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines” and Miguel and Tamar Braxton took home Best R&B/Soul Male and Female Artist, respectively.

Dionne Warwick received the Legend Award. To honor the singer, Gladys Knight, Ronald Isley, Eddie Levert, David Foster, Eric Benet, Ruben Studdard, Kenny Lattimore, Bobby V, Chrisette Michele, Eddie Levert, David Foster, and Candice Glover sang a medley of songs.

·Singer Keith Sweat received the Lifetime Achievement Award and performed a medley of his hits, which including a guest appearance by Faith Evans

Tune into the 2013 Soul Train Awards airs on Centric and BET on Dec. 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  In the meantime, check out some photos of from the show.

Info via Chad Davis of Sunshine Sachs.

 

Eminem Reveals Track List for ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

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Eminem unveiled the track listing for his upcoming eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album consists of features from Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Skylar Grey.

MMLP2 was recorded from 2011 to 2013 with Rick Rubin, “Dr. Dre” serving as record producers on the album. The album is a sequel to Eminem’s third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000).

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops on November 5, 2013.

1. “Bad Guy”
2. “Parking Lot (Skit)”
3. “Rhyme Or Reason
4. “So Much Better”
5. “Survival”
6. “Legacy”
7. “Asshole” (featuring Skylar Grey)
8. “Berzerk”
9. “Rap God”
10. “Brainless”
11. “Stronger Than I Was”
12. “The Monster” (featuring Rihanna)
13. “So Far…”
14. “Love Game” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
15. “Headlights” (featuring Nate Ruess)
16. “Evil Twin”

2013 Soul Train Awards Nominations

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And the nominees are…

Anthony Anderson and  Wendy Williams  announced some of the 2013 Soul Train Awards on Williams’ show yesterday. The rest of the nominees were then revealed later on that day. Robin Thicke and Justin Timbelake both snagged five nods each.  Other nominees include Jay-Z,  Tamar Braxton, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Rihanna and TGT.

Check out the complete list below.

Anderson is set to host the awards show.

Best New Artist
Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award
Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
Break Every Chain – Tasha Cobbs
Confessions- Lecrae
Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker
God Will Make Away – Shirley Caesar
If He Did It Before…Same God – Tye Tribbett
Life & Favor – John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Bad – Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
High School – Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
Holy Grail – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Power Trip – J. Cole feat. Miguel
Started From the Bottom – Drake

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Chrisette Michele
Fantasia
Janelle Monáe
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
The 20/20 Experience, The – Justin Timberlake
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z
The Side Effects of You – Fantasia
Unapologetic – Rihanna

Song of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Diamonds -Rihanna
Fine China – Chris Brown
Love and War – Tamar Braxton
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Body Party – Ciara
Fine China – Chris Brown
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
Treasure – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make
Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down
J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
Terence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Jose James – Trouble
Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)
Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life
George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Ashanti – Never Should Have
Brian McKnight – Sweeter
Kenny Lattimore – Find A Way
Maysa – Love Me Good
Raheem DeVaughn – Love Connection
Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie

Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’ [Artwork + Track Listing]

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Robin Thicke‘s colorful album cover for Blurred Lines shows his funky side. The album has already received rave reviews  from critics.  A perfect blend of R&B, Pop, and a little Hip-Hop. Thicke has come a long way since appearing on the music scene in 2003.

 

“The album is called Blurred Lines. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that we all think we’re living either in a black or white world, or on a straight path, but most of us are living right in between those straight lines. And everything you thought you knew, the older you get, you realize, ‘Damn, I don’t know nothing about this. I better pay attention, I better listen and keep learning.’ So I think that, that’s what I’ve been realizing these past few years.” -Robin Thicke

 

Blurred Lines drops July 30. Pre-order the album on Amazon.com.

Check out the track listing below.

1. ‘Blurred Lines’ (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)
2. ‘Take It Easy On Me’
3. ‘Ooo La La ‘
4. ‘Ain’t No Hat 4 That’
5. ‘Get In My Way’
6. ‘Give It 2 U’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
7. ‘Feel Good’
8. ‘Go Stupid 4 U’
9. ’4 The Rest Of My Life’
10. ‘Top Of The World’
11. ‘The Good Life’

2013 BET Awards Nominations

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