A look at who worked the boards for this year's standout hits.
It was a year of controversial hits, wild anthems and more.
K. Dot leads group of BET Music Matters stars with seven nods at the announcement ceremony.
Cole says "jealousy," "bitterness" made him pen the song.
J. Cole and TLC knocked out their first live performance of "Crooked Smile" at the iHeart Radio show in Las Vegas. Music's best-selling girl group celebrated 20-years in the game this year.
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J. Cole's What Dreams May Come was a major move for Roc Nation's first official signee. Coming off the success of Born Sinner, the accompanying jaunt was a testament to Young Simba's musical maturation.
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