[MIRAMAR] DRIVE IN GROOVY AND ALL PRO ORTHOPEDICS PRESENTS ROSS THE BELLS - RICK ROSS AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
As we prepare for the Christmas holiday season, Drive In Groovy and All Pro Orthopedics Presents Ross The Bells - Rick Ross and Friends. The organizers collected toys for the community of Miramar and the surrounding areas of South Florida.
Ross The Bells, hosted by Comedian Larry Dogg featuring artist Rick Ross, Gunplay, Dread Zoe, Eight8, Quise and many more.
Hosted by Comedian Larry Dogg
DJ Sam Sneak
Performers For The Night
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[MUSIC] GLOBAL PREMIERE - BSE RECORDINGS Presents SECRET GARDEN Music Video featuring OMAR WILSON, SISQO’, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN and SHAWN STOCKMAN
Earlier this fall, SECRET GARDEN made its audio world premiere on RollingStone.com. to rave reviews. “The Secret Garden” is getting an all-star update courtesy of Sisqo (known for his solo hits and time in Dru Hill), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), Raheem DeVaughn, and Omar Wilson. The four singers are careful to stay faithful to Jones’ original arrangement for “The Secret Garden,” keeping the unhurried tempo and gently probing guitars, adding only some extra thunk in the drums and a hint of programmed hi-hats. Arika Kane, Lou Humphrey, and Jasmon Joyner served as producers on the new version of the track,“ mentions Rolling Stone. The song was written by Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Rod Temperton and El DeBarge.
“To perform this classic with this caliber of artists was an honor. I wanted to preserve the integrity of the part of one of my heroes, (El Debarge). I hope he enjoys what I’ve done”, mentions Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. “I am extremely excited to be part of a Quincy Jones classic originally performed by legendary artist like Al B Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge and Barry White. This was a no-brainer for me,” says Sisqo.
This rendition of SECRET GARDEN, will also appear on the upcoming sophomore album from Omar Wilson, entitled “OMAR WILSON SINGS THE CLASSICS,” to be released spring 2021.
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[MUSIC] CHRIS BROWN WINS BIG AT THE 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” HOSTED BY TISHA CAMPBELL AND TICHINA ARNOLD
The 2020 “Soul Train Awards” celebrated the best in Soul, R&B, and hip hop by highlighting both living legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and show-stopping performances. The awards show, which aired this evening, November 29, 2020, at 8 PM EST on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2 were hosted by the iconic best friend duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, who also brought their chemistry to the stage as the show’s opening musical acts.
Chris Brown led the pack as the evening’s most awarded artist, dominating in four categories including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the shared honors of Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance, and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.” H.E.R. followed closely with two awards: Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe."
Honoring artists across 12 categories, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” also recognized Summer Walker (Album of the Year), Megan thee Stallion (Rhythm & Beats Award), Brandy (Soul Train Certified), Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Video of the Year), Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist) and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel/Inspirational Award) for their special contributions to the genre.
The hosts kicked things off with an electrifying song and dance tribute to the power of Black women. Brandy performed a medley of her recent hits “Say Something” and “Boderline.” Ella Mai sang her latest single “Not Another Love Song.” Lucky Daye shut the stage down with Babyface for a performance of their new collaboration “Shoulda.” Charlie Wilson performed a duet with Smokey Robinson before honoring the memory of gospel legend Rance Allen with a rousing tribute. Additional performers included Jazmine Sullivan, Snoh Aalegra, Andra Day, and CeeLo Green. After accepting the Lady of Soul Award, Monica brought down the house with a jam-packed performance of her chart-topping hits.
In addition to electrifying performances, this year’s highly anticipated Soul Cypher featured R&B stars PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Shanice, and Stokely. Ella Nicole and Moses Sumney took the BET Amplified Music Stage, a platform for emerging artists. Presenters included Andra Day, Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Deon Cole, Nicco Annan, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Brandee Evans.
The full winner's list for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” is below:
2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WINNERS
Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra
Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.
Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin
Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”
Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”
Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.
Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WINNERS
BABYFACE, BRANDY, CEELO GREEN, CHARLIE WILSON, ELLA MAI, JAZMINESULLIVAN, LUCKY DAYE AND SMOKEY ROBINSON TO PERFORM AT THE 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET
Today BET announces performers and presenters for the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” featuring an exciting lineup of some of the brightest stars in R&B, Gospel, Adult Urban Contemporary and soul. “Feed Your Soul,” is the theme of this year’s show is and includes performances from Babyface, Brandy, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, Jazmine Sullivan, Lucky Daye, Monica, Smokey Robinson with appearances by Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Brandee Evans. The 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” airs Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8PM ET simulcast on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2.
The sixth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy Award-winning singer,
actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Monica. She’s the youngest female ever to have two #1
back-to-back hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album “Miss Thang.” Her
sophomore album, “The Boy Is Mine,” garnered Monica pop success with a record -breaking 13
weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts. With a music career spanning over two decades, Monica’s
chart-topping success continued throughout her career with multiple record-breaking albums and
single releases with over 25-millions records sold.
As previously announced, H.E.R. leads with 8 nominations, followed by Chris Brown with 7
nods, and Beyoncé and Young Thug with 6 each.
The night begins with the one-hour, pre-show “Soul-Coming: Countdown to the Soul Train
Awards” hosted by Flex Alexander and Shanice at 7 PM EST, followed by the 2020 “SOUL
TRAIN AWARDS” at 8 PM ET and the broadcast debut of the BET “Soul Train Edition” of DJ
Cassidy’s groundbreaking virtual series, “Pass the Mic” directly afterwards.
Internationally, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET will simulcast on BET
Africa on November 29, 2020, at 3:00AM CAT; BET France on December 1, 2020 at 9:50PM
CET; and BET UK and BET South Korea on December 2, 2020 at 9:00PM GMT and 9:00PM
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse
Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne
Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.” For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
The SRG/ILS Group in partnership with Make Noise Recordings proudly recently announced the release of “LOVE ABSOLUTE”, the anticipated seventh studio album from multi-award winning singer-songwriter, VIVIAN GREEN. “LOVE ABSOLUTE” will be globally released on Friday, November 13th, via the Make Noise/SRG ILS/UMG label imprint. The album is officially available for pre-sale now and fans have been treated to the songs “You Send Me” and “Where You Are”, with the pre-order of the album. Also, this Friday, November 6th, fans will receive the song, “Light Up ” featuring Ghostface Killah as an additional treat in anticipation to the album release.
“You Send Me” was written by Vivian Green and co-written and produced by Kwamé Holland. The kick-off song made its world premiere on RollingOut.com to rave reviews. LOVE ABSOLUTE features guest appearances from Ghostface Killah, Internationally renown saxophonist Mike Philips, family members including her sister and son Jordan.
“MOOD RING” will make its global debut on all streaming and download platforms on Friday, October 30th, via the Made In Memphis Entertainment/Beat Root label imprint. ““MOOD RING”” is available for pre-orders now and fans will receive three songs (Act Out, Grimey and Switch Up) as free download with their pre-order of the album.
A few of highlights from MOOD RING includes, the well-received single, “Act Out”, which was inspired by the 90’s film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. The song expresses how you should never play with someone’s emotions because you never know what they have been through, and it’s describing a love that will make you do crazy things. Then, there is “Toxic” featuring Stevie Wonder (on harmonica), the world music-infused lead single, which was inspired by a past relationship where a person loves someone so much, but that other person, is just not good for them. They want to make the relationship work so badly, but its just about being honest and simply letting it go.
“The title-track, “Mood Ring” is a very special record to me. It’s inspired by me being free to be myself and not apologizing for it. I am owning who I am and proud of who I’m becoming. I won’t be conforming to who people want me to be. It’s all about the mood,” affirms Porcelan.
MOOD RING (Track List):
2. Hate Train
3. Act Out
4. Switch Up
5. All of You
6. Ain't That Simple
8. In A Rush
9. Mood Ring
10. Ion Wantcha
12. Explaining to Do
13. Toxic featuring Stevie Wonder
14. Reckless Behavior
15. No Bum
17. Better Decisions
Just A Little Bit About Porcelan...
Recording artist and songwriter, born and Raised in the Westwood area of South Memphis, TN. is today's contemporary urban/R&B “It Girl”.
PORCELAN couldn’t help but ultimately pursue her musical aspirations, having immediately absorbed her historic musical surroundings from a young age while growing up in a family of instinctively musical people. “I don’t really remember it being anything I heard on the radio; I really remember it being my family, like my Mom singing,” recalls the breakout songstress, when asked about the source of her first musical impression. “My parents are singers and musicians, so at family reunions it was really like `a thing'.
Spurred by the encouragement of a fifth grade teacher who heard her voice early on, along with long car rides with her Mom listening and singing along to the likes of Bobby Womack, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, school-aged PORCELAN found herself auditioning and performing for school graduation ceremonies which soon thereafter uncovered another musical gift…writing. “I started writing poetry in middle-school and realized I was good at it,” PORCELAN recounts.
In keeping with that momentum, PORCELAN focused on building her reputation in music circles, doing everything from appearing on BET’s 106th & Park, collaborating on material with super-producer Timbaland, opening for Tank and gaining invaluable performance experience via a three-month tour of China with a cover band. “Doing show bands is totally different from being an original artist, so I had to learn how to entertain in that realm. Even though I was new to it, I started being around a lot of seasoned people who showed me the ropes."
PORCELAN soon found herself in the studio with David Porter and fellow Made In Memphis songwriters/producers Hamilton Hardin and DeNarious Holmes recording her smoothed-out adult R&B debut single “The Real Thing Don’t Change” (along with “The One” and “Can You Hear Me Now”), which soon thereafter facilitated notable and buzz-worthy live bookings at SXSW (South By Southwest) and Essence music festivals. Once audience members and radio programmers increasingly grew aware of her simultaneously promoted EP, response to her second single release – the infectiously sumptuous beat ballad, “Lois Lane” – PORCELAN found her dream unfolding as she made her way up the Billboard R&B chart straight into the Top 15.
While newfound fans await the forthcoming debut album, "Mood Ring", scheduled to be released on October 30th. Porcelan will also be re-releasing her debut Christmas album, "Joyful Hearts: A Season of Love", this Holiday season. A most contemporary-sounding Christmas set which further displayed her knack for composing vibrantly soulful songs amidst thoroughly-pleasing, contemporary production.
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