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February 17, 2016

\’Earned It\’ earns The Weeknd his first Grammy

‘Earned It’ earns The Weeknd his first Grammy

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On Monday, at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony, Canadian singer The Weeknd won his first Grammy Award, Best R&B Performance, for his song Earned It, which was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey movie based on E.L. James‘s erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

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The Weeknd also won the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness. Abel Tesfaye — The Weeknd — had seven nominations in total including Record of the Year for his song Can’t Feel My Face and Album of the Year.

The YouTube video of the song received more than 179 million views and more than 1.1 million likes. The Weeknd was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, but British singer Ed Sheeran won the golden gramophone for his song Thinking Out Loud.

Last year, Beyoncé won the Award for Best R&B Song for Drunk in Love featuring her husband Jay-Z. This awards ceremony marked the first Grammy wins for The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.


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February 16, 2016

Ed Sheeran wins his first Grammy for Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran wins his first Grammy for Thinking Out Loud

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Yesterday, British singer Ed Sheeran won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for his song Thinking Out Loud from his album × ahead of Kendrick Lamar’s Alright, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth‘s See You Again, Little Big Town‘s Girl Crush and Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space. Girl Crush won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

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Cquote1.svg This is something you never ever dream of so I’m super grateful for it. Cquote2.svg

—Ed Sheeran

Welsh singer Amy Wadge had co-written the song. Sheeran, during the ceremony said that they wrote the song on a couch in his house. He also added “This is something you never ever dream of so I’m super grateful for it.” Wadge told the Western Mail that the song was written after the album was over.

Thinking out Loud remained #2 on Billboard Hot 100 for almost two months, and topped the UK rankings last year. Its video song has 969 Million YouTube views and has more than four million likes. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

American singer Stevie Wonder announced the winner for the Song of the Year, and the envelope was written in Braille script. He joked about it saying “You can’t read it, you can’t read Braille!” As he announced the winner, Taylor Swift jumped in joy and congratulated him. She won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 1989.

Along with Ed Sheeran, two Canadians The Weekned as well Justin Bieber won the Grammy awards for the first time.


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Yesterday, UK singer Ed Sheeran won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for his song Thinking Out Loud from his album × ahead of Kendrick Lamar‘s Alright; Wiz Khalifa‘s, featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again; Little Big Town‘s Girl Crush; and Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space. Girl Crush won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

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Welsh singer Amy Wadge co-wrote the song. Sheeran during the ceremony said they wrote the song on a couch in his house. In remarks to the Western Mail, Wadge said the album was already complete when they wrote the song.

Thinking out Loud remained #2 on Billboard Hot 100 for almost two months, and topped the UK rankings last year. Its video song has 969 Million YouTube views and has more than four million likes. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

US singer Stevie Wonder announced the winner for the Song of the Year, and the envelope was written in Braille script. He joked about it saying “You can’t read it, you can’t read Braille!”

Along with Ed Sheeran’s first Grammy, Canadians The Weeknd and Justin Bieber won Grammy awards for the first time.



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February 18, 2011

2011 BRIT Awards highlights

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On Tuesday, the 2011 BRIT Awards were presented from The O2 Arena in London, England. This is the first time that the awards ceremony has been hosted from this venue; previously, the regular location for the show was the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which is also located in London.

The BRIT Awards, presented by the British Phonographic Industry, is an annual ceremony that awards music artists for excellence in music. The BRIT Awards started in 1980; this year’s event is the 31st BRIT Awards. ITV1 broadcasted this year’s programme from 2000-2200 UTC, with British actor and presenter James Corden hosting it.

The ITV1 programme contained performances from various artists, many of which had been nominated for BRIT Awards. The performers and the performances are displayed below but are not in chronological order. They are as follows:

  • Take ThatKidz
  • AdeleSomeone Like You
  • RihannaOnly Girl (In the World) / S&M / What’s My Name?
  • Mumford & SonsTimshel
  • Plan BShe Said / Prayin’
  • Tinie Tempah, Eric Turner and LabrinthWritten in the Stars / Miami 2 Ibiza / Pass Out
  • Arcade FireReady To Start
  • Cee Lo Green and Paloma FaithForget You

British rapper Tinie Tempah was nominated for most awards than any other artist, with ‘Best British Album’ and ‘Best British Male’ included amongst his four nominations. He was given two BRIT awards – one for ‘Best British Single’, which was Pass Out, and the second for ‘Best British Breakthrough Act’. Upon receiving what would turn out to be his first award of two, Tinie Tempah proclaimed: “I want to big up God and my family for sticking by me when times are hard.” Canadian indie rock group Arcade Fire were also successful in achieving two BRIT Awards, one for ‘Best International Group’ and the other for ‘Best International Album’; their album is entitled The Suburbs.

Dermot O’Leary presented an award to British pop group Take That for ‘Best British Group’, the first time the group have ever achieved such an award. While the group received the award, member Mark Owen looked at Robbie Williams, who had recently rejoined Take That, and said: “Can I say thanks for coming back mate. Appreciate it. It’s a real pleasure for the five of us to be up here.” The group had a second nomination for ‘Best British Album’ but were unsuccessful in winning the award.

Cee Lo Green, a member of the group Gnarls Barkley, received one BRIT Award for ‘Best International Male’. In his acceptance speech, he commented: “I’m so excited. Thank you so much for this honour. Such a pleasant surprise.” Cee Lo was also nominated for ‘Best International Album’ but failed to achieve the award.

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of English rock group The Who, humourously commented that “[i]t’s good to see the British music industry still has enough money for a good booze up” before giving the award for ‘Best British Album’ to Mumford & Sons for their album, entitled Sigh No More. Marcus Mumford, of the group, said that “[t]his is very bizarre, very strange. Thank you very much indeed. We are very honoured, very humbled.”

Mark Ronson and Ellie Goulding awarded the ‘Critics’ Choice’ to English singer-songwriter Jessie J. Backstage, Jessie J – who is currently at number one in the UK Singles Chart with her song Price Tag, featuring American rapper B.o.B – remarked that “[p]op stands for popular. I want to be a pop icon and take Britain across the world.”

Plan B, another British rapper, achieved the award for ‘Best British Male’. “There’s a lot of people I could be thanking right now, I wanna thank them all together,” he said during his acceptance speech. Having expressed thanks to various family members, friends, his record labels and the people he had worked with, he concluded his speech with the line: “Thank you, everybody. That’s all.”

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Earlier in February 2011, Markus Dravs was given the BRIT Award for ‘Best British Producer’ by Chris Martin, a member of the group Coldplay; Dravs is co-producing a fifth album for the group at present. Dravs was nominated for his work in relation to Arcade Fire album The Suburbs and Mumford & Sons album Sigh No More. “You could hear it in the lyrics and in the commitment in the demos,” he commented. “I really wanted to get involved and see if I could help make the record.”

During the BRIT Awards programme on Tuesday, Cheryl Cole presented the ‘Best International Female’, which was won by Rihanna. The Barbadian pop and R&B singer exclaimed during her acceptance speech: “Britain, I love you! This is so exciting. I want to thank everybody at my label, Mercury […] all my fans here. You guys are the best! I love you so much. This is…this is big. It doesn’t get much bigger than the BRITs, so I love you guys. Thank you so much. This means a lot. I’m the only girl in the world!”

The award for ‘Best International Breakthrough Act’ was given to Justin Bieber, a Canadian pop music / R&B singer. Upon accepting the award, Bieber commented: “I want to thank all my fans over here. You guys are amazing. I want to thank the label over here”. Laura Marling was subsequently awarded ‘Best British Female’. After being presented with the award by Boy George, Marling said: “Thank you. My name’s Laura and there you go, mum. That’s for you and thank you very much to Adam and Laura and everyone at Virgin. This is really weird.”

Shortly after the broadcast of the main programme, performances became available to purchase via iTunes. The The BRIT Trust will receive all of the downloads’ profits as a donation.

Below, all of the recipients of the awards on Tuesday night are available to view in a list, which is not presented in chronological order.

  • Best British Male – Plan B
  • Best British Female – Laura Marling
  • Best British Group – Take That
  • Best British Single – Tinie TempahPass Out
  • Best British Album – Mumford & SonsSigh No More
  • Best British Producer – Markus Dravs
  • Best British Breakthrough Act – Tinie Tempah
  • Best International Male – Cee Lo Green
  • Best International Female – Rihanna
  • Best International Group – Arcade Fire
  • Best International Album – Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  • Best International Breakthrough Act – Justin Bieber
  • Critics’ Choice – Jessie J

Below is an image gallery displaying library photographs of some of the acts who appeared at the BRIT Awards 2011:

Adele, who sang 'Someone Like You', performing in 2007. Image: Mpawsy.

Adele, who sang ‘Someone Like You’, performing in 2007.
Image: Mpawsy.

Rihanna, who won 'Best International Female' and who sang 'Only Girl (In the World) / S&M / What's My Name?', performing in 2010. Image: Vitorvicentevalente.

Rihanna, who won ‘Best International Female’ and who sang ‘Only Girl (In the World) / S&M / What’s My Name?’, performing in 2010.
Image: Vitorvicentevalente.

Mumford & Sons, who won 'Best British Album' for their album 'Sigh No More' and who sang 'Timshel', performing in 2009. Image: prusakolep.

Mumford & Sons, who won ‘Best British Album’ for their album ‘Sigh No More’ and who sang ‘Timshel’, performing in 2009.
Image: prusakolep.

Plan B, who won 'Best British Male' and who sang 'She Said / Prayin'', performing in 2007. Image: Tony2Times.Plan B, who won ‘Best British Male’ and who sang ‘She Said / Prayin”, performing in 2007.
Image: Tony2Times.
Tinie Tempah, who achieved 'Best British Single' and 'Best British Breakthrough Act', as well as singing 'Written in the Stars / Miami 2 Ibiza / Pass Out' alongside Eric Turner and Labrinth, performing in 2010. Image: Göteborg & Co.Tinie Tempah, who achieved ‘Best British Single’ and ‘Best British Breakthrough Act’, as well as singing ‘Written in the Stars / Miami 2 Ibiza / Pass Out’ alongside Eric Turner and Labrinth, performing in 2010.
Image: Göteborg & Co.
Arcade Fire, who won 'Best International Album' - for their album 'The Suburbs' - and 'Best International Group', as well as singing 'Ready To Start', performing in 2007. Image: Bertrand.Arcade Fire, who won ‘Best International Album’ – for their album ‘The Suburbs’ – and ‘Best International Group’, as well as singing ‘Ready To Start’, performing in 2007.
Image: Bertrand.
Cee Lo Green, who won 'Best International Male' and who sang 'Forget You' alongside Paloma Faith, performing in 2008. Image: Chris Hakkens.Cee Lo Green, who won ‘Best International Male’ and who sang ‘Forget You’ alongside Paloma Faith, performing in 2008.
Image: Chris Hakkens.
Laura Marling, who won 'Best British Female', performing in 2007. Image: DearCatastropheWaitress.Laura Marling, who won ‘Best British Female’, performing in 2007.
Image: DearCatastropheWaitress.
Justin Bieber, who won 'Best International Breakthrough Act', at the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll. Image: Daniel Ogren.Justin Bieber, who won ‘Best International Breakthrough Act’, at the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll.
Image: Daniel Ogren.
Jessie J, who was given the 'Critics' Choice' award, performing in 2008. Image: Lancashire County Council.Jessie J, who was given the ‘Critics’ Choice’ award, performing in 2008.
Image: Lancashire County Council.
Presenter James Corden, seen here at a BBC Radio Wales roadshow in 2008. Image: Ben Salter.Presenter James Corden, seen here at a BBC Radio Wales roadshow in 2008.
Image: Ben Salter.

On Wednesday, the news emerged that the BRIT Awards 2011 gained approximately 4.8 million viewers, the smallest viewing figures the show has experienced for five years. The ratings of the ceremony were beaten by the last episode of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings in the series, broadcast on Channel 4 from 2100-2200 UTC on Tuesday; the viewing figures stood at approximately 6.5 million viewers. Holby City, broadcast on BBC One, also attracted more viewers than the BRIT Awards 2011. The programme, which was shown from 2000-2100 UTC, received approximately 5.8 million viewers.

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April 7, 2008

Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners

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Feist, shown here in a 2006 concert, won in five Juno categories on Sunday.

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Leslie Feist was the most successful artist as the Juno Awards concluded in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. The performer of the internationally-successful single “1234” won in five categories: Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Veteran group Blue Rodeo won in three categories: Group of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame added veteran Canadian rock band Triumph to its honour roll. The Humanitarian Award was presented to country performer Paul Brandt while the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was presented to Citytv and MuchMusic founder Moses Znaimer.

The Juno Awards began in 1970, initially known as the Gold Leaf Awards, and are Canada’s most prominent annual music honours. The awards have been nationally televised within Canada since 1975. Next year’s ceremonies will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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The following winners were announced on Sunday’s primary awards telecast:

  • Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
  • Country Recording of the Year: Risk by Paul Brandt
  • Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Bublé
  • Group of the Year: Blue Rodeo
  • New Group of the Year: Wintersleep
  • Pop Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
  • Single of the Year: “1234” by Feist

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February 6, 2008

2008 Juno Award nominees announced

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Nominees for the 2008 Juno Awards, Canada’s primary music honours, were announced in Toronto on Tuesday. Celine Dion received nominations in six categories. Five nominations apiece were given to Michael Bublé, Feist and Avril Lavigne, who also happen to be previously scheduled performers at the Juno ceremonies. Ottawa’s controversial rapper Belly received nominations in both the best rap recording and best new artist categories.

Rock band Triumph will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno awards ceremony, to be held in Calgary on 6th April. Russell Peters will host the ceremonies which will be televised by CTV television.


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April 2, 2007

Wikinews Shorts: April 2, 2007

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Argentinians mark 25th anniversary of Guerra de las Malvinas

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The US Supreme Court will not rule on habeas corpus for detainees

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Russian scientist: Iran could create nuclear weapons

In an interview with Reuters, Russia’s Secretary of the Public Chamber, President of the Kurchatov Institute, and a leading nuclear scientist, Yevgeny Velikhov said: “From a scientific point of view of course they could create nuclear weapons,” and pointed to how the United States had underestimated the amount of time it would take the Soviet Union. “I consider biological, chemical and nuclear arms should be forbidden and that the holding and development of nuclear weapons should be considered a crime against humanity,” he said.

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Nelly Furtado leads 2007 Juno Award winners

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Canada’s major music awards weekend ended Sunday night with pop singer Nelly Furtado winning Juno Awards in five categories including best artist, best single for her song Promiscuous, and best album for her 2006 release Loose. Furtado was also host of last night’s televised ceremonies from Saskatoon, the first time the province of Saskatchewan has hosted the Junos.

The Juno Awards began in 1970 as the Gold Leaf Awards and honour Canadian music achievements. Other winners included Dixie Chicks, Billy Talent, Tomi Swick, Mobile, and Gordie Sampson.

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President Viktor Yushchenko dissolved Ukraine’s parliament and called early elections Monday. “My actions are dictated by the strict necessity to save the state’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said in a televised address. However, members of the parliament said it would continue to function as-is, and would refuse to fund the election. Ukraine has been in a political turmoil as the president and his rival Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych position for power.

According to BBC News reports, the official election is set for May 27.

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February 12, 2007

Cars big winner as 34th Annual Annie Awards handed out

Cars big winner as 34th Annual Annie Awards handed out

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Pixar’s Cars was the big winner of the night, taking home “Best Animated Feature”. Seen here is Pixar chief and the film’s director John Lasseter with his wife.

Despite numerous nomination, Monster House didn’t win any Annies for Columbia Pictures’s mantel. Pictured are young actors Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner, and Mitchel Musso, along with director Gil Kenan, each of whom were individually nominees.

Cars drove home the big prize last night, from the 34th Annual Annie Awards. The animation industry’s highest honor, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annies recognise contributions to animation, writing, directing, storyboarding, voice acting, composing, and much more.

As mentioned, Pixar took home the big prize last night, after facing stiff competition from four other Happy Feet, Monster House, Open Season, and Over the Hedge.

But the biggest winner of the night didn’t get a “Best Animated Feature” nod at all. Flushed Away won five feature animation categories including Animated Effects (Scott Cegielski), Character Animation (Gabe Hordos), Production Design (Pierre-Olivier Vincent), Voice Acting (Sir Ian McKellan as Toad), Writing (Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Chris Lloyd, Joe Keenan, and Will Davies).

Over The Hedge won awards for Directing (Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick), Storyboarding (Gary Graham), and Character Design (Nicolas Marlet).

Of little surprise, Randy Newman won an Annie for Cars in the “Music in an Animated Feature Production” category. Newman has won many Oscars for his movie music, and has a nomination this year for the song “Our Town”. Newman didn’t attend the Annies, instead picking up a Grammy for “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media”.

DisneyToon Studios’ Bambi II won “Best Home Entertainment Production”, while “Best Animated Short Subject” went to Blue Sky Studios’ No Time For Nuts, which is based on Ice Age.

“Best Animated Video Game” went to Flushed Away The Game, while a United Airlines ad named “Dragon” won a “Best Animated Television Commercial” Annie for DUCK Studios.

Foster an Annie fav on TV

Not only did Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends take home “Best Animated Television Production”, but it also saw wins for Music (James L. Venable and Jennifer Kes Remington for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends episode “One False Movie”) and Production Design (Martin Ansolabehere for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends episode “Good Wilt Hunting”),

Other ASIFA Television animation statuettes were handed out for writing (Ian Maxtone-Graham for The Simpsons episode “The Seemingly Neverending Story”), Voice Acting (Eartha Kitt as Yzma, for The Emperor’s New School episode “Kuzclone”), Storyboarding (Li Hong for The X’s episode “You Only Sneeze Twice”), Directing (Giancarlo Volpe for Avatar episode “The Drill”), Character Design (Mike Kunkel for The Life & Times of Juniper Lee episode “Party Monsters”), and Character Animation (Yu Jae Myung for Avatar episode “The Blind Bandit”).

ASIFA also hands out “Juried Awards” to various notable figures in animation. Bill Plympton, Genndy Tartakovsky, and Andreas Deja will each win the Winsor McCay Award, in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation. Bill Matthews, Michael Fallik, Marc Deckter, and Eric Graf will each win a Certificate of Merit. The June Foray Award will go to Stephen Worth, for his “significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation.” The Ub Iwerks Award and Special Achievement award will not be handed out.

The awards were started in 1972, after voice actress June Foray noticed the industry lacked a formal way to acknowledge its achievements. Performing in over 202 productions, Foray’s most known characters are Rocket J. Squirrel (Rocky and Bullwinkle) and Granny (Looney Tunes).

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December 12, 2005

Gorillaz Nominated for 5 Grammy Awards

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Gorillaz Nominated for 5 Grammy Awards

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The smash hit “Demon Days” from cartoon concept band Gorillaz has been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards:

  • Record Of The Year, “Feel Good, Inc.”
  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, “Feel Good, Inc.”
  • Best Urban/Alternative Performance, “Dirty Harry”
  • Producer Of The Year, Danger Mouse “Demon Days”
  • Best Short Form Music Video, “Feel Good, Inc.”

The other nominations for Record of the Year are “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” by Green Day, “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani, and “Gold Digger” by Kanye West.

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August 30, 2005

Green Day dominates at MTV\’s 2005 Video Music Awards

Green Day dominates at MTV’s 2005 Video Music Awards

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MTV’s 2005 Video Music Awards were rather unbalanced this year, with Green Day’s capture of seven of the eight awards for which they were nominated. The awards were for their single “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” off of the American Idiot album. Up-and-coming rock bands Fall Out Boy and The Killers also won awards. Kelly Clarkson came out with two awards.

The event was hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, which was unaffected by the passing of Hurricane Katrina through the area or by the shooting of rap producer “Suge” Knight.

Some notable events was Combs “conducting” a string orchestra in memory of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G while his song played, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg came out to sing the last verse of B.I.G’s hit song “Warning”.

Green Day arrived at the event in their rusted green convertible from the Holiday and Boulevard of Broken Dreams music videos. They kicked off the show with a performance of Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

R. Kelly performed a new segment to his soap opera song “Trapped In The Closet”. Kelly remains a chart-topper even though the star is awaiting trial for child pornography charges.

Marion “Suge” Knight was shot in the leg at a private party, hosted by Kanye West, at the Shore Club Saturday night, one day before the main event. He was taken to nearby Mount Sinai Hospital where he was treated for the non-lethal gunshot wound.

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