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AwardsWatch’s Top 20 Songs of 2015

AwardsWatch member Doug Johnson has compiled the best songs of 2015 according to AW members. Songs needed not be Billboard single to qualify. Over 265 songs were submitted for what became the final Top 20. All art and graphics by AW member Kelley Rand. Enjoy! Honorable Mentions: 21 Grimes, “REALiTi (Demo)” 22 Miquel, “Coffee” 23 Tame Impala, “Let it Happen” …

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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd Top 58th GRAMMY Nominations

The Recording Academy announced nominations today for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers as determined by The Academy’s voting membership. This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, …

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2015 American Music Awards Nominations: Taylor Swift Leads with 6

  The nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards were announced today and to no one’s surprise Taylor Swift led the race with six mentions that cover individual, collaborative and album nominations. Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran also felt love and newcomer The Weeknd led new artist mentions with nominations in Artist of the Year, New Artist, Song …

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2015 CMA Awards Nominees: Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt in the Running

  The nominations for the 2015 Country Music Association awards were announced this morning and in the battle of the newly divorced country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, while both scored in the Male and Female Vocalist categories, respectively, only Lambert picked up a nomination for Entertainer of the Year. She’s also the only female in that category, …

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations: It’s Taylor Swift’s World, We Just Live In It

  The nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were announced this morning and to no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift dominated with two videos peppered throughout nine categories. “Bad Blood” received 7 nominations for Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. “Blank Space” received two nominations for …

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57th Grammy Awards Winners: Sam Smith’s Big Night and Beck Wins AOTY

Beck kept Beyoncé from achieving one of the only Grammys that’s been out of her grasp, Album of the Year, with his win tonight for Morning Phase. Don’t be too sad for Bey though, she still managed Grammy wins for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance (for “Drunk in Love,” with husband Jay-Z), pushing her into 20+ lifetime Grammys. …

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46th NAACP Image Award Winners: Selma, How to Get Away With Murder, black-ish and Beyoncé

The winners of the 46th NAACP Image Awards were announced last night and Selma dominated the motion picture categories winning Outstanding Motion Picture and three acting trophies for its cast (David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo and Common). Strangely though, its director, Ava DuVernay lost out to Antoine Fuqua for the Denzel Washington TV-to-film version of The Equalizer. Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, …

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2014 American Music Awards: One Direction Wins Big

One Direction continued their domination of the American Music Awards, winning three tonight; Artist of the Year, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock and Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock. Iggy Azalea, who came into the night with the most nominations (6) managed two wins, both in the Rap categories. Katy Perry also won two, for Single of the Year and …

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