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Chris Brown On Set of ‘Next To You (ft. Justin Bieber)’ Video

Posted in F.A.M.E., Justin Bieber, Nominations, on May 20, 2011 by breezyworld2

After serving up solely laid back visuals from his ‘F.A.M.E’ LP, Chris Brown gets theatrical in the video for the project’s latest release ‘Next To You’.

The clip for the Justin Bieber assisted cut was shot this week at Universal Studios, California.

With ‘F.A.M.E’ already certified Gold, (and its campaign showing no signs of slowing), Brown really is racing towards Platinum status. And, with more than six videos released for the project to date, he is doing so with much ferocity.

One has to wonder where Brown’s success leaves the Trey Songz’s of the world. Surely the car in the pic above mirrors his chart prospects at this point?

Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations

Posted in BET, Chris Brown, LA, Nominations on May 18, 2011 by breezyworld2

Disgraced R&B singer Chris Brown’s comeback is complete – he is leading this year’s Bet Awards with a total of six nominations.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was convicted of assault and ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Rihanna after confessing he beat her during a heated fight on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Brown has since attempted to rebuild his reputation and singing career – beginning with a Michael Jackson tribute at the 2010 BET Awards ceremony.

The star insisted the performance was his “ultimate apology” for letting fans down over his actions – and just a year on he has received the most nods at the 2011 event.

Brown is nominated in the Best Male R&B Artist, Viewer’s Choice and Video Of The Year (for Look at Me Now) categories. He’s also been nominated twice in the Best Collaboration category for hit tracks Deuces, starring Tyga and Kevin McCall, as well as Look at Me Now, in which he worked with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne. The singer also landed a nod for Best Actor for his role in thriller Takers.

Writing on following the announcement, Brown writes, “Thx (thanks) to B.E.T for all the support and I love you…”

Lil Wayne is also up for five trophies at the prizegiving, while Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna are up for four awards apiece. Will Smith’s daughter Willow is in the running for Best Newcomer. Cali Swag District were nominated in the Best Group category, just days after member M-Bone was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday.

Comedian Kevin Hart will host the show on 26 June in Los Angeles, while Alicia Keys is slated to perform.

Chris Brown Leads 2011 BET Awards Nominations

Posted in BET,, Nominations with tags on May 18, 2011 by breezyworld2

The nominations are in! Tonight on 106 & Park, Terrence and Rocsi welcomed special guests J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and Miguel to the studio and Trey Songz via Skype to help announce the artists nominated for the 2011 BET Awards. Chris Brown, who called into the special broadcast, led the way with six nominations. The singer, who made an impressive comeback this year, earned nods in the Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration (twice), Video of the Year, Best Actor and Viewers’ Choice categories.

At last year’s Awards, Brown jumped off his return with a heartfelt tribute to Michael Jackson. Tonight he told Terrance and Rocsi that the performance was tough for him, but it helped show fans a real side of him.

Since the show-stopping performance, the singer kept his momentum going, leaking chart-topping singles to build up anticipation for his F.A.M.E. album, released back in March. Two songs from that album, “Deuces” featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall and “Look At Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, are nominated this year for Best Collaboration. The video for CB’s “Look at Me Now” is also nominated for Video of the Year. And it’s not just his music career getting the attention. Brown shocked the audience with his acting skill in the film Takers, which got him a Best Actor nomination.

The Young Money team also earned their fair share of nominations this year. Both Lil Wayne and Drake were nominated for Best Male Hip Hop artist, while Nicki Minaj’s nomination in the Best Female Hip Hop artist was a no-brainer. All three of the YM heavyweights are in the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice category also. Lil Wayne and Drake are also in the running for Best Collaboration, both appearing on hit singles from other artists (Wayne on the aforementioned “Look at Me Now” and Drake on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name”).

Kanye West, Rihanna, Trey Songz, B.o.B and Marsha Ambrosius all picked up more than one nomination. J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Willow Smith were the nominees in the New Artist category. Miguel blessed viewers with a performance of his hit single “All I Want Is You.” Diddy Dirty Money, Cali Swag District, N.E.R.D., New Boyz and Travis Porter all earned nominations for Best Group.

Another big announcement was the 2011 BET Awards host: actor/comedian Kevin Hart. For a full list of nominees, visit the 2011 BET Awards site. The 2011 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, at 8PM/7c.