AMP Music Minute May 24th: Beyonce Leads BET Award Nominations
Beyonce Leads Pack with Six Nods at BET Awards-
The BET Awards are just around the corner so the organization just threw a huge event to announce the nominations for this year.
It should be no surprise that Beyonce dominates the categories, racking up 6 nominations overall including Best Female R&B, Video of the Year, and a Viewers Choice Award.
Some other notable nods are for Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz, and Usher, who are all up for Best Male R&B. Drake, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, J. Cole and Rick Ross all go head to head for Best Male Hip Hop and Nicki Minaj looks to be the clear favorite for Best Female Hip Hop.
The BET Awards also recognize achievements in sports, acting and philanthropy. They air live on July 1st from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.Actor, Samuel L. Jackson, will act as host for the evening.
Justin Timberlake Working on Soundtrack-
Ever since he brought “Sexyback” in 2006 with his FutureSex/LoveSounds we have been itching and (at times) begging for more! Despite comedic stints on Saturday Night Live and moonlighting as recurrent member of their digital troupe, The Lonely Island and working with the band FreeSol off his label, Tennman Records, he has been sadly quiet in the music world.
But now with a lady on his arm, the J-Man is ready to get back into music…but only as it pertains to the movies.
The Wrap reports that JT has signed on as the music supervisor and will also compose original tunes for his fiance’s upcoming project, “The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea.” Jessica Biel is slated to act as well as produce the forthcoming feature, which is how Justin got involved in the first place.
The film follows a widower who tries to get over his wife’s death by forming a friendship with a quirky young girl.
Filming is set to begin in Fall of this year. No release date yet, but as per usual, AMP will keep you posted!
J.Lo & Casper Smart Signed On for New Reality Show-
Jennifer Lopez knows a thing or two about reality TV. She is currently producing and staring in a singing competition with Ex-husband, Marc Anthony called “Q Viva!: The Chosen,” which is searching for the next Latin superstar. And now she is giving a little shine to her current boo, dancer/choreographer Casper Smart.
AOL reports that the women-oriented TV network, Oxygen just bought a reality show that would feature both Jenny from the block and Smart, with most of the focus being on Casper, interestingly enough.
According to the New York Post, the show will follow Smart as it will follow Smart “as he whips her other backup dancers into shape for the tour,” and “is expected to focus solely on Smart and Lopez’s professional relationship.”
The Post also says that the show has been picked up as a series, so keep a look out! A spokesperson from Oxygen had no comment.
Will you watch the show for J. Lo and Casper Smart? Tell us below!
-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP RADIO, L.A.