Beyonce, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Lil’ Wayne, Trey Songz and Mary J. Blige among others will be taking stage in Los Angeles tonight for the 2011 BET Awards. As ever with all major music events – we’ll be live streaming and posting right here for you.
We’ll add a live streaming video to this post, so keep checking back (or just follow us on twitter for the latest). We’ll also be posting the winners and all the performances from the show as and when they’re available.
Update: Watch all the performances from the BET Awards 2011 – here.
Chris Brown dropped this viral over on his blog, Mechanical Dummy and I have to say I am feeling Breezy’s rhyming skills. The subject matter may not be that varied, but alongside Hud Mo production, this is sounding nice. What do you think? Hip Hop mixtape next maybe.
When I first heard this song, I hated it. But, it has (admittedly) steadily grown on me, this video has helped somewhat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fully aware that in the the grand scheme of things – this is ‘any song’, and that this guy still needs to come much, much harder – but Chris sells it with his performance. The video is a kinda cheesy, the styling is terrible but the choreography saves it, ultimately.
According to a tweet from producer Polow Da Don M.I.A. is in the studio with him and Chris Brown, the Cataracs, and Swizz Beatz.
“In the lab with the great @ChrisBrown THE LAB WIT THE GREAT @chrisbrown and the incredible @_M_I_A_ Thank you, Dear Lord!” Polow wrote. “I’ve waited on this moment my whole career!!!! It’s happening. Magic is upon us. Let’s go!!!!”
CB also confirmed the news on his website:
“Was in the studio with the incredible M.I.A and Polow!! Amazing artist! Real talent.”
I don’t know about you but I didn’t see that one coming! And Team breezy grows…
One-half of California duo the Cataracs, Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar, says he has recently spent some time with the singer/rapper and says M.I.A. is “working on a mixtape, and she wants it to be like an album.” So who knows what she’s cooking up, but her third album /\/\ /\ Y /\ wasn’t nearly as successful as as her previous releases so maybe she’s under some pressure to really wow us.
The release date and title of M.I.A.’s new project has not been announced yet. Does this sound like a project you want to hear so far?
Can’t remember the last time I heard a good Timbo beat. This isn’t his best, but it’s definitively more reminiscent of his earlier work than anything he’s dropped recently. I’ll take it.
‘Talk Ya Ear Off’ is a bonus track taken off the Japanese Deluxe Edition of Chris Brown’s new album F.A.M.E – why this didn’t make the album is beyond me. He could (should) have taken any one of those weak-ass Euro-pop songs that are on there and replaced it with this. Wouldn’t have saved it, but could have helped. Why Breezy doesn’t stick to this is beyond me. Ok, it’s not beyond me – I fully understand it (just look at the charts) but damn, he’s selling himself short.
New track taken off Chris Brown’s forthcoming album F.A.M.E featuring rapper Big Sean and producer Timbaland. This isn’t that hot, but it’s much better than that Euro-pop mess Brown continues to churn out.
Tonight the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. As per every year PinBoardBlog.com will be providing you lovely people with an active stream and live coverage as it happens.
With performances from the likes of Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Cee-Lo Green, Rihanna, Drake and Lady Gaga scheduled, this years show is not to be missed. We’ll be posting all the performances as and when they find their way online. The ceremony will also pay tribute to the great Aretha Franklin with a special performance of her greatest hits sung by Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Brown, Martina McBride & Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine).