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57th Grammy Awards Recap

Music’s biggest night, the annual Grammy Awards, featured many artist accolades, performances and the latest in fashion. Groundbreaking performances took place throughout the night from artists such as Madonna, Hozier, Sia, Katy Perry, and Kanye West to name a few. While Sam Smith proved to have the greatest night, taking home four Grammys for his first attendance to the big show. Many people, including Kanye West, believe Beyonce was snubbed of the coveted Album of The Year Award when Rock artist Beck took home the category. Take a look at the complete list of winners below.

Record Of The Year: Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Song Of The Year: Sam Smith “Stay With Me”
Album Of The Year: Beck Morning Phase
Best R&B Performance: Beyonce & Jay Z “Drunk In Love”
Best Rock Album: Beck Morning Phase
Best Pop Album: Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
Best Solo Pop Performance: Pharrell “Happy (Live)”
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Music Video Of The Year: Pharrell “Happy”
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Girl
Best R&B Album: Toni Braxton and Babyface Love, Marriage & Divorce
Best R&B Song: Beyonce and Jay Z “Drunk In Love”
Best Rap Album: Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP2
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar “i”
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar “i”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Eminem feat. Rihanna “The Monster”
Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory Fun
Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers Diary Of A Mad Diva
Best Rock Song: Paramore “Ain’t It Fun”

Beyonce took to the stage to deliver an angelic performance of ’Take My Hand, Precious Lord,’ as an intro into Common and John Legend’s presentation of their record ‘Glory’ from the film Selma. Enjoy the video of the performances below.

 

Kanye almost stole the night, once again. Right after Beck won Album of The Year and went claim his award on stage, Kanye ran up the stairs to interrupt, but immediately decided against it and returned to his seat. It was a scary, yet hilarious moment. Watch the clip below to see how it went down.

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BET Cancels 106 & Park

After an amazing 14 year run as the go to show for all of the latest hip-hop, r&b, and pop music videos, 106 & Park will finally come to an end. Over the past few years, there have been an exchange of hosts for the show and it became evident that the show was struggling to stay in the ratings. President Stephen Hill says that the show is not completely ending, but will instead exist through many live events and specials. BET released a statement sharing how the show will now transform digitally and reminisced on a few of the best moments throughout the years:

AJ accepting Janet Jackson’s challenge to…dance. Bow Wow laying that kiss on Tyra Banks (or was it the other way around?). Free crawling around the set LIKE Catwoman WITH Catwoman Halle Berry. Julissa’s taking over Halloween as “Wonder Woman”. Keshia brilliantly bonding with First Lady Michelle Obama. Paigion flying around the world with Rihanna on a 777. Rocsi salsa dancing with Victor Cruz and putting him to shame. Shorty and Ms. Mykie’s killer rap “The History of Justin Timberlake”, visably thrilling JT himself. Terrence on the beat boxing while Jamie Foxx rhymed. Tigger making Tom Cruise do the of-the-moment “motorcycle dance”.

It’s been a great 14 year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most; online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand…and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture. We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon.

The final airing of 106 & Park will be on December 19, 2014.