Forget the awards and everybody who won them because Charile Wilson killed it at the BET Award 2013 show. The 60-year-old soul singer received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while other artists performed a tribute for him. Charlie showed that he still had it while dancing to tributes by Indie.Arie, Stevie Wonder and Jamie Foxx. Justin Timberlake then persuaded the soul legend to perform a couple of his hits with assistance from Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg and Timberlake.
Here are some of the SoundTracking post shared showing the winners of the 2013 BET Awards.
Kendrick Lamar is having a super star year by winning three awards, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artists, Best New Artist, and Best Collaboration for the song, “F**kin’ Problems” by A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz and Drake.
Drake led the show with 12 nominations but only came away with three awards. His biggest honor of the night was winning Video of the Year for “Started from the Bottom”. The Toronto hip-hop artist also won Viewer’s Choice Awards for “Started from the Bottom” and also won Best Collaboration for the song, “F**kin’ Problems” by A$AP Rocky featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
Other winners on Sunday include; Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Nicki Minaj, FANdemonium Award, Chris Brown, Best Group, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Best Female R&B Pop Artist, Rihanna, and Video Director of the Year, Benny Boom.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night with millions of music lovers glued to the tube (see our community data & Grammy predictions). The biggest night in music is also the most tweeted-about event on television and one of the biggest events of the year for our community of music lovers on SoundTracking.
We analyzed SoundTracking app data from the night of the Grammys and compiled a ranked list of the most buzzworthy artists. Not only are most of these artists Grammy winners, but 9 of the top 10 performed live Sunday night! Talk about some awesome music moments! Coincidence? We think not.
Extremely different from her performance at the 54th Grammy awards last year, this year, Taylor Swift wore a white ring master outfit with a white Gaga-meets-Willy-Wonka circus in tow as she sang “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Less country, more pop, more drama… was that a Harry Styles double on stage with her? Yup.
5. Ed Sheeran*
Sir Elton John was such a big fan of “The A Team” singer, that prior to Sunday, he personally called Ed Sheeran (from a blocked number) to collaborate at the Grammys. It’s really cool to see a pair like that sing together live onstage. Collaborations are the best part of music award ceremonies!
Miguel killed it with a passionate and energetic rendition of his Grammy winning hit “Adorn.” Kelly Clarkson liked the performance so much that she mentioned him when accepting her own Grammy. "Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God, that was the sexiest damn thing I’ve ever seen." Miguel later responded via twitter saying "@Kelly_Clarkson say when! You killed tonight, MUCH LOVE".
8. Frank Ocean*
While dawning a yellow suit and sweatband, Frank Ocean performed his song “Forrest Gump” as the screen behind him depicted a diverse crowd of runners in a cool video projection model backdrop.
10. Carly Rae Jepsen
(* Performed Live at The Grammys)
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One of the biggest nights in music, The 55th Grammy Awards happens this Sunday! As you saw in our SoundTracking Year In Review data, Fun., Gotye, The Black Keys, and more were shared throughout the year by our community. So we decided to have a look at the nominees and determine who would win… If The SoundTracking Community Chose The Grammys!
Album of the Year
» The Black Keys - El Camino
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons - Babel
» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
» Jack White - Blunderbuss
Community Winner: Fun.- Some Nights
Not only was Fun.’s smash hit “We Are Young” the #4 most shared song on SoundTracking, regionally it was #3 in New York, and #8 in Los Angeles. The follow-up single, “Some Nights,” also made it to the SoundTracking charts, clocking in at #18. It’s possible they’re gonna have a busy night on Sunday…
Runner Up: The Black Keys- El Camino
Rooting for the underdog, The Black Keys were the #7 artist shared on SoundTracking in Los Angeles. And hey, isn’t that where the Grammys happen?
Record of the Year
» The Black Keys - “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Community Winner: Gotye feat. Kimbra- “Somebody That I Used to Know”
You used to know somebody that hadn’t heard this song. Not anymore! Gotye and Kimbra’s infectious break-up hit was the #3 song shared on SoundTracking and reached #1 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York!
Runner Up: Fun. feat. Janelle Monae- “We Are Young”
Didn’t we say they’d have a busy night? If Grammy voters are ‘Gotye’d out’, “We Are Young” is poised to win.
Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean
Community Winner: Fun.
Sensing a pattern? Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff better set his DVR to record ‘Girls’ on Sunday, cuz he ain’t getting home in time to snuggle up and watch with girlfriend Lena Dunham.
Runner Up: The Lumineers
Their single “Ho Hey” was #6 in Los Angeles, #8 in San Francisco and made us actually consider using something other than Google with this awesome Bing ad!
Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran - “The A Team”
» Miguel - “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. - “We Are Young”
Community Winner: Carly Rae Jepsen- “Call Me Maybe”
Oh-so-catchy! Carly Rae’s pop-genius “Call Me Maybe” was the #5 most shared song on all of SoundTracking in 2012. It also made our Top 5 in New York (#2) and San Francisco (#3). How about we just call her “winner”?
Runner Up: Fun.- “We Are Young”
Because… why not?
Do you agree? Share your 2013 Grammy predictions on SoundTracking!
Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
Billboard’s Top 200 is out and we’re not surprised to see soundtrackers already sharing songs off of the week’s top selling albums. Read on to see which albums made the cut and make sure to follow these soundtrackers to hear the latest hot jams!
Artist - Mumford & Sons
Album - Babel
Artist - Muse
Album - The 2nd Law
Artist - Miguel
Album - Kaleidoscope Dream
Artist - P!nk
Album - The Truth About Love
Artist - Three Days Grace
Album - Transit of Venus
Artist - Diana Krall
Album - Glad Rag Doll
Artist - Jackie Evancho
Album - Songs From The Silver Screen
Artist - Little Big Town
Album - Tornado
Artist - Cher Lloyd
Album - Sticks & Stones
Artist - Van Morrison
Album - Born To Sing: No Plan B