South African actress and TV presenter Denise Zimba has revealed her 2017 career regrets, Taking to Twitter, Zimba says she wishes she was never part of the #Top5Drive and the Vodacom NXT LVL TV shows from DSTV. My biggest regret in 2017 .. doing the […]
South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known by his stage name AKA just announced that he has broken up with his long time lover, TV personality, radio host and businesswoman Bonang Matheba. AKA announced the sad news on twitter earlier today, Myself and Bonang have decided […]
Drake made history at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (21May17) by taking home a record-breaking 13 prizes at the Las Vegas ceremony.
The Hotline Bling hitmaker headed into the weekend tied with The Chainsmokers with 22 nominations each, and already had 10 under his belt by the time he hit the red carpet for Sunday night’s (21May17) event. Among his early wins were accolades for Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Rap Album for Views.
He quickly added prizes for Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Views, tying Adele for the most Billboard Music Awards in a single year with 12, but Drake went one up after going head-to-head in the final category of the night, for Top Artist.
However, as he stepped up to the stage, the MC acknowledged the British soul star would likely take back the most wins title when she releases her next album.
Putting on a Jamaican accent, Drake said, “Hold tight Adele, because when the new ting drops, yeah, ya fall right back to get the record back (sic)!”
Pregnant Beyonce, who did not attend the Las Vegas event, scored five awards, while The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots ended up with four apiece.
Drake also had arguably the most visually-stunning performance of the night after delivering his Gyalchester tune from a stage in the middle of the famed Fountains of Bellagio outside the Bellagio hotel and resort. Drake rapped the track as fireworks exploded all around him.
There were also top sets from Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Icon Award winner Cher, and Celine Dion, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of her classic ballad My Heart Will Go On, the theme song to 1997 movie Titanic, by delivering a pitch-perfect rendition which earned her a standing ovation from the celebrity-filled crowd.
Meanwhile, Imagine Dragons star Dan Reynolds paid tribute to Chris Cornell, remembering the tragic rocker as “a true innovator, a musical architect, and a pioneer on the cutting edge of the Seattle grunge movement”.
“Even though Chris is gone, his legacy endures,” Reynolds said, before leading a moment of silence.
The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman committed suicide on Wednesday night (17May17), aged 52.
The full list of winners at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens, is:
Top Artist: Drake
Top Male Artist: Drake
Top Female Artist: Beyonce
Top Duo/Group: Twenty One Pilots
Top New Artist: Zayn
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
Top Hot 100 Artist: Drake
Top Song Sales Artist: Drake
Top Radio Songs Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Twenty One Pilots
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top Touring Artist: Beyonce
Top R&B Artist: Beyonce
Top R&B Tour: Beyonce
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Tour: Drake
Top Country Artist: Blake Shelton
Top Country Tour: Kenny Chesney
Top Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Top Rock Tour: Coldplay
Top Latin Artist: Juan Gabriel
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin
Top Soundtrack/Cast Album: Hamilton: An American Musical
Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, Views
Top R&B Album: Beyonce, Lemonade
Top Rap Album: Drake, Views
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Top Rock Album: Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough
Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Top Gospel Album: Tamela Mann, One Way
Top Hot 100 Song: The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Closer
Top Selling Song: Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Top Radio Song: Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Top Streaming Song (Video): Desiigner, Panda
Top Collaboration: The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Closer
Top R&B Song: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Top R&B Collaboration: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Top Rap Song: Desiigner, Panda
Top Rap Collaboration: Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, Black Beatles
Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line, H.O.L.Y.
Top Country Collaboration: Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, Setting The World On Fire
Top Rock Song: Twenty One Pilots, Heathens
Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam, Hasta El Amanecer
Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Closer
Top Christian Song: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Thy Will
Top Gospel Song: Travis Greene, Made A Way
Billboard Icon: Cher
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A little over a week before the Metro FM Music Awards, it turns out that gospel outfit Joyous Celebration won’t be taking part.
At a star-studded event last month, the popular group was named as one of the usual nominees for the Best Top Urban Gospel Album accolade at the 16th instalment of the awards. Now, in an unexpected twist, Joyous Celebration are withdrawing their nomination.
A statement seen by Drum offered the following explanation.
“The move comes following the erroneous entry of Joyous Celebration into MMA16 by the artist’s record company, Sony Music Entertainment Africa, who has acknowledged that during the process of compiling and submitting artists from their roster into the Metro FM Awards, they mistakenly included Joyous Celebration as an entrant,” the statement read.
“The label has been supportive of Joyous Celebration’s philosophy of no longer entering awards to allow room for new talent to occupy the space, for several years now, but on this occasion human error resulted in Joyous Celebration unknowingly becoming a nominee until the announcement was made public.”
Lindelani Mkhize, one of the architects of Joyous Celebration was quoted as saying,
“We are so grateful to Metro FM for the years of support, not only to our choir, but to the Gospel fraternity at large.”
Joyous Celebration were nominated alongside hotshots such as Dr Tumi, Lebo Sekgobela, We Will Worship and Khaya Mthethwa. The 16th Metro FM Music Awards will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and will be broadcast live on SABC 1.
The SABC could not be reached for comment.
For two years she sat at home with no hope of furthering her studies due to her family’s financial limitations. Going to university became just another dream for Karen Mthethwa.
But all that changed this year when television and radio personality Bonang Matheba came to her rescue by awarding her a bursary.
Talking to DRUM, Karen Mthethwa (20) says she knocked on many doors with no help, until she stumbled on Bonang’s tweet last year saying she needed 10 girls who had dreams of doing media studies and could not afford them.
“I jumped at the opportunity and sent my application through with my results and a motivational letter telling her about my life and my family background,” says Karen, who added that “my life will never be the same.”
Coming from a family where no-one is employed, Karen says her mom fought to get her through high school and going to varsity seemed an impossible dream. Karen says they got the news that she will be getting a bursary from Bonang.
“My mom went on her knees and cried. She had been praying for this day.”
She matriculated in 2014 with B’s and C’s from Letsibogo Girls school in Meadowlands, Soweto.
Now Karen, who will be doing media studies at Boston College vows,
“I will be giving this my all and making sure that I pass with flying colours”.
1 La La Land
Released: 13 January 2017
2 Fifty Shades Darker
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as EL James’ star-crossed lovers (read: filthy X-rated fiends).
Released: 10 February 2017
3 Hidden Figures
Released: 24 February 2017
4 Kong: Skull Island
Released: 10 March 2017
5 Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson, perfectly cast as Belle, is joined by Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Emma Thompson (Mrs Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette, the saucy feather duster).
Released: 17 March 2017
The ’90s TV cheesathon hits the big screen, with Dwayne Johnson as Mitch (The Hoff’s character), Zac Efron as partner-in-buffness Matt, and Kelly Rohrbach taking over from Pammy as CJ. Cue slo-mo running down the beach.
Released: 12 May 2017
Trainwreck was genius, now Amy Schumer is back with a mother-daughter vacation comedy, starring none other than Goldie Hawn.
Released: 12 May 2017
8 Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot cracks the whip in this badass update, which catapults the Amazonian warrior into WWI.
Released: 2 June 2017
Christopher Nolan’s big-budget war epic stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and, er, Harry Styles in his cinematic debut.
Released: 21 July 2017
10 Pitch Perfect 3
Barden Bella veterans Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Beca (Anna Kendrick) are back for a third Christmas-themed a capella adventure.
Released: 22 December 2017
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