Cher delivered a heartfelt speech after performing two of her biggest hits when she accepted the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards. The Country Music Association was founded in 1958 based in Nashville, while the Academy sought to promote country/western music in the western states. The corporate plugs: Between shameless plugs for T-Mobile in a sponsored segment and for gadgets like a voice remote and a 360-degree camera, the heavy-handed integration of brands into the broadcast cheapened (and lengthened) the show.
Fortunately, there are fewer American’s buying into their dangerous rhetoric; there is a declining interest in award shows, television in general, or buying tickets to the theater to see their movies. If you have attended hip-hop shows you must have noticed that most of the rappers openly insult their audiences and use a lot of offensive words.
They did this to avoid confusion on whether or not the organization was a music school or awards ceremony. Bass player and vocalist, Peter Cetera, has had a successful solo career since 1986, topping the charts twice and he has teamed up with Amy Grant and Cher on two top 10 singles.
We’re pleased to announce that the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards in Edmonton were a resounding success! Vanessa Hudgens, host of the show on ABC with Ludacris, imitated Minaj’s rap onstage and earned applause from the crowd. Drake took home 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele.
Since 2015, SSE has been the headline sponsor and in 2016 the Awards were extra special for the charity’s 20th Birthday. Due to a change in the timing of the Awards, there was no Awards presentation night for works performed in 1989/90. And fellow performer (and last year’s Icon Award recipient) Celine Dion was spotted singing along backstage!