Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Keys Receive BET Awards Nods

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Keys Receive BET Awards Nods

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Keys Receive BET Awards Nods
Nominations for the 10th edition of the BET Awards were announced today with GRAMMY-winning artist Jay-Z in the lead with five nominations. Following Jay-Z with four nominations each are GRAMMY winners Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, and GRAMMY-nominated artists Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz. Other artists receiving multiple nods include Justin Bieber, recent GRAMMY nominee Drake, who also leads the MuchMusic Video Awards nominations with seven, and GRAMMY winners Maxwell and Rihanna, among others. GRAMMY winner Queen Latifah is set to host the awards on June 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (5/19)

GRAMMY Winners Pick Up BMI Pop Honors
GRAMMY-winning songwriter/producer RedOne picked up his first Songwriter of the Year award at the 58th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on May 18 for his work on Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning," and GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga's "Just Dance," "LoveGame" and "Poker Face." GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift was also honored with the Song of the Year award for "Love Story," becoming the youngest artist to win BMI Pop Song of the Year honors. Also honored during the ceremony was GRAMMY-winning artist John Fogerty with the BMI Icon award. (5/19)

Mobile Music Downloads Down
Mobile music downloads are down for the first quarter with less than 2 percent of U.S. and Western Europe mobile users using their mobile devices to download music, according to data from industry tracker comScore. The data also showed that although 24 percent of users listen to music on their phone, the majority are loading pre-existing music from their computers to their handsets. Data was gathered from users aged 13 and up in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. (5/19)
 

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