1. Beyoncé Performs “Flawless” in Paris
Grammy favorite Beyonce, with a staggering 16 awards already and now the show’s most nominated artist EVER, got recognized for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Drunk In Love”, for last year’s surprise self-titled album.
2. John Legend Performs “All of Me” On Oprah’s Next Chapter
Legend’s universally praised love song “All of Me” earned a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance.
3. Mali Music Performs “Ready Aim” on ThisIsRnB Sessions
Music is a first-time nominee with his LP “Mali Is”. Real name, Jamaal Pollard, he’s been releasing tunes since 2008, and was briefly on Akon’s Konvict label.
4. Jhené Aiko Performs The Worst Future Festival
Aiko’s moment had arrived when she released the EP “Sail Out” that featured every girl’s breakup, you ain’t ish anthem “The Worst”. Aiko is officially a nominee for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song.
5. Eminem And Rihanna Perform “The Monster” At The MTV Movie Awards
Em and Riri are up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
6. Common And Jhené Aiko Perform “Blak Majik” On Jimmy Kimmel
From Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” album, him and Aiko are up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. In this performance, the Dana Foglia Dance group are featured.
7. Wiz Khalifa Performs “We Dem Boyz” At SXSW
Recently divorced Khalifa’s street hit “We Dem Boyz” is up for Best Rap Song.
8. Kendrick Lamar Performs “i” On SNL
Lamar brought it home last year when he joined Imaginary Dragons for a live remix of the band’s hit “Radioactive” and his track “Maad City”. This year’s he’s up for Best Rap Song” for “i”.
9. Drake Performs “0 to 100” In Holmdel, NJ
“0 to 100″, one of Drake’s random single releases over the summer” got selected for Best Rap Song.