The Soul Train Awards, which was recently aired on BET and BET Her, had Beyoncé as the top winner. With ‘Renaissance’, she won album of the year for the fourth time. With ‘Break My Soul,’ she won song of the year for the third time and with Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers’ ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl,’ she won best collaboration.
A female solo artist has now won album of the year five years in a row. Before Bey won, H.E.R.’s ‘H.E.R.’, Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’, Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ and Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Heaux Tales’ also took home awards.
However, Beyoncé was absent when the event was taped earlier this month at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The BET Awards are mostly a show about tributes and performances, not awards. Over the course of the two-hour show, just two competitive categories were presented….
The British pop diva Dua Lipa, who is of Albanian descent, was given citizenship by Albania’s president, in recognition of her contribution to spreading Albanians’ fame internationally through her music.
Prior to Albania’s 110th anniversary of its independence from the Ottoman Empire, President Bajram Begaj stated that Lipa had been granted citizenship. Begaj claimed that because Lipa made Albanians well-known throughout the world, he thought it an honour to do so.
“I will be an Albanian with papers too,” Lipa said before taking her citizenship oath at Tirana city hall.
Lipa was born in London in 1995 to Kosovo-born parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa, who were immigrants from Albania….
With a market-leading 5.2 million streams, ‘Anti-Hero,’ the first track from Taylor Swift’s top-charting tenth studio album, ‘Midnights’, rules the most recent Official U.K. Singles Chart.
It is among the biggest No. 1 successes of 2022 and becomes the longest-reigning single by a solo female singer since Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’ lasted five weeks at No. 1 in 2021.
Only three songs have spent the most time at the top of the U.K. chart this year: Encanto’s ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ (seven weeks), LF SYSTEM’s ‘Afraid To Feel’ (eight weeks) and Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ (10 weeks). Meghan Trainor is moving up the chart with ‘Made You Look,’ which reaches its highest rank of No. 3….