There aren’t many music honors that Taylor Swift hasn’t yet received, and another one is on the way: She’ll receive the “Artiste of the Decade” award at next month’s 2019 American Music Awards, show producers Dick Clark Productions announced on Wednesday. She is already up for five nominations at the awards ceremony and will also be performing some of her hits from over the span of her career.
Just last year, Swift exceeded Whitney Houston in raking in the most AMAs than any other female artist. This year, she will compete to surpass Michael Jackson in most AMAs ever for an artist, at 24 wins. She currently has 23.
Swift is nominated for her “You Need to Calm Down” video, as well as artist of the year, favourite pop/rock album for “Lover,” artist of the year, favourite pop/rock female artist and favourite adult contemporary artist.
As for the other artists nominated at the AMAs, Post Malone has earned the most nods with seven nominations while Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish have six nominations. Lil Nas X also has five nods. Swift will compete with all four in the various categories.
Epixode Wins “Dancehall Artiste of the Year” At Greater Accra Music Awards 2019.
Ghanaian Dancehall Singjay, Epixode, has won 2 plaques at the Greater Accra Music Awards 2019! For more than a decade the energetic young Singjay and prolific performer got his hardwork rewarded last night at the awards’ ceremony when he picked up awards for “Dancehall Artiste of the Year” and “Dancehall Song of the Year” with “Kutu”, off his sophomore album #3nity (Trinity).
“Finally my hardwork and took over the years has been well recognized. The fact that I wasn’t there to receive it myself got me teary. My sleepless nights and toil was never in vain indeed,” Epixode orated.
Epixode is currently in Kenya for a media tour and a couple of mini gigs to spread his tentacles within the African space with his craft. He has been nominated to other awards in the past such as Vodafone GHANA Music Awards (VGMA), Bass Awards, just to name a few.
George Quaye Wins ‘Best Producer/Event Planner’ Award.
Communications Manager and Head of Productions at Charterhouse Ghana Ltd, George Quaye, is currently in the United Arab Emirates, for the World Changers Summit, being held at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Dubai.
George, renowned for his expertise in event planning and production has also been awarded as the Wold Changers Summit’s ‘Best Producer/Event Planner’.
He would also be admitted as a member of the World Changers Summit.
The World Changers Summit is organized by Charisma University and the American International Theology University.
It aims to give global recognition to innovative business leaders as it brings first-class entrepreneurs, prominent Chief Executives and Government officials together.
The Summit also is geared at enhancing the lives of top business executives and professionals.
It is to help members enhance great ideas which will promote long term partnership and facilitate progressive growth within respective industries.
Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Others To Perform At The 2019 MVAs.
GREATER ACCRA, GHANA - A legion of Ghanaian mainstream (A-List) recording and performing artiste will be entertaining a host of patrons at the 10th installment of MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards.
Slated for 16th November, 2019 at the Kempinski Gold Coast City hotel, the event will witness performances from Grammy award nominee; Stonebwoy, BET Hip Pop Award winner; Sarkodie, controversial dancehall artiste; Shatta Wale, Rapper Kwaw Kese, R2Bees. They will be supported by DarkoVibes, Wendy Shay, Medikal, RJZ, Quamina MP and Lord Paper.
Celebrating a decade since its inception, the awards night promises to leave remarkable memory on the minds of patrons, as the enlisted performers are poised for action with their undiluted talent.
4syte TV over the years since the installment of the award scheme has encouraged more artistes to invest heavily in the production of their music videos. This has resulted in the delivery of excellent videos by some of these artistes and has as such raised the bar in the scope of music videos in the country. The awards event is to reward creativity in the production of music videos released between 2018 and 2019.
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MOBO Awards To Return In 2020 After Hiatus.
The MOBO Awards, a U.K. award show which honors "music of black origin" (hence the name), are set to return following a two-year hiatus. The awards, which are the U.K. equivalent of the BET Awards or the Soul Train Music Awards, date to 1996.
The next show is set for Nov. 12, 2020 at London's SSE Arena Wembley. The awards were last presented in November 2017. In 2018, organizers announced that the ceremony would take a one-year hiatus in order to plan a "bigger, revamped show" in 2019. It stretched to two.
In a statement, MOBO founder Kanya King said, "We are returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can. 2020 will see many positive changes that will impact more and more talented young people -- very proud to be back and to help ensure that the younger generation will also dare to dream."
The 2020 show would have been the show's 25th anniversary show. Because of the missed shows, it will be the 23rd. It will be the first time the MOJOs have been held in London since 2014. A statement promises, "Having taken the ceremony to Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool in previous years, we’re heading home in 2020."
King launched the MOBO awards to establish a platform for a broad range of black music styles, including urban, hip hop, R&B and reggae. The show has also honored grime, jazz, gospel and African music. The MOBOs now frame their show as a "celebration of British urban talent."
The MOBOs have drawn criticism for honoring too many American artists. 50 Cent won both best album and best single in 2003. Other American best album winners are Usher, Alicia Keys and Kanye West. Other American best single winners are BeBe Winans (as a featured artist on Eternal's "I Wanna Be the Only One"), Destiny's Child, Beyonce and Ne-Yo.
The show has also stirred controversy by awarding white artists on occasion. Sam Smith, for example, won both best album and best single in 2014.
In 2003, a boycott effort emerged after Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera won for Best R&B act and best video respectively. (Aguilera won for "Dirrty" featuring Redman.) The Independent described the wins as being the result of the "white appropriation of black music." A MOBO spokesperson defended the artists' nominations, stating that the awards were designed to honor achievements in music of black origin, regardless of the ethnicity of their performers.
Other major winners at the MOBO Awards include Jessie J, who won both best album and best single in 2011, and Gabrielle, JLS and Krept & Konan, who won in both caegories, but not in the same year.
It's unusual for an awards show to take a hiatus and return, but it has happened before. The BRIT Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys, were founded in 1977 and returned, following a four-year hiatus, in 1982. In the U.S., the Billboard Music Awards took a four-year hiatus from 2007 to 2010, but managed to regain their footing.
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