Music Matters Daily: Music Matters Artists Score Multiple Grammy Nods

Kendrick Lamar, Lecrae, Mali Music and others up for awards.

Kendrick Lamar, Lecrae, Mali Music Among Contenders - Music Matters artists are making major noise with their multiple Grammy nominations announced today. Kendrick Lamar and Lecrae have both been nominated in the Best Rap Performance category. Kendrick scored his nod for his self empowerment anthem "i" while Lecrae scored his for "All I Need Is You." Mali Music also scored a huge one in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category for his album Mali Is....(Photos from left: PA PHOTOS /LANDOV, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images,Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for BET)

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Kendrick Lamar, Lecrae, Mali Music Among Contenders - Music Matters artists are making major noise with their multiple Grammy nominations announced today. Kendrick Lamar and Lecrae have both been nominated in the Best Rap Performance category. Kendrick scored his nod for his self empowerment anthem "i" while Lecrae scored his for "All I Need Is You." Mali Music also scored a huge one in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category for his album Mali Is....(Photos from left: PA PHOTOS /LANDOV, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images,Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for BET)

Jessie J Earns First Grammy Nod - Jessie J has a lot to smile about these days. The U.K. singer has been nominated for her first Grammy for "Bang Bang" in the Best Pop Song By a Duo or Group category. She, along with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, will all be first time winners if they walk away with the golden gramophone.(Photo: John Parra/Getty Images for Logo TV)

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Jessie J Earns First Grammy Nod - Jessie J has a lot to smile about these days. The U.K. singer has been nominated for her first Grammy for "Bang Bang" in the Best Pop Song By a Duo or Group category. She, along with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, will all be first time winners if they walk away with the golden gramophone.(Photo: John Parra/Getty Images for Logo TV)

ScHoolboy Q and Moosa - Everyone needs a dude who was there when you got the deal. For ScHoolboy Q, that dude is the man he consistently berates via Vine, Moosa.  (Photo: Bizu/WENN.com)

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ScHoolboy Q Nominated for Best Rap Album - Rap newcomer ScHoolboy Q should be proud, earning two Grammy nominations for his debut album. The West Coast rapper's hit song "Studio" featuring fellow Music Matters Artist BJ the Chicago Kid picks up a nod for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and the entire Oxymoron LP earned one for Best Rap Album.(Photo: Bizu/WENN.com)

Mack Wilds Talks Life for Black Men Post Eric Garner  - Mack Wilds joins the slew of celebrities like Jessie Ware and J. Cole who've come forward to discuss race in America in light of the recent news surrounding Eric Garner and Mike Brown. In an interview with MTV, the Grammy-nominated vocalist talks worrying about his nephew growing up in a world like this. "What could someone do to make my nephew feel more comfortable going outside, or make my cousins feel like they?re not a mark every time they walk outside? And it s**ks because I really don?t have an answer. I don?t know what we could possibly do." Read more of his thoughts here.? George Chapman, Jr. (Photo: Todd Seligman/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Mack Wilds Talks Life for Black Men Post Eric Garner  - Mack Wilds joins the slew of celebrities like Jessie Ware and J. Cole who've come forward to discuss race in America in light of the recent news surrounding Eric Garner and Mike Brown. In an interview with MTV, the Grammy-nominated vocalist talks worrying about his nephew growing up in a world like this. "What could someone do to make my nephew feel more comfortable going outside, or make my cousins feel like they’re not a mark every time they walk outside? And it s**ks because I really don’t have an answer. I don’t know what we could possibly do." Read more of his thoughts here.— George Chapman, Jr. (Photo: Todd Seligman/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Elle Varner Makes Her NPR Debut - Elle Varner hit the NPR stage to perform a medley of her hits for the popular radio broadcaster. Like BJ the Chicago Kid, Elle gave fans an intimate side of her with just a band and her voice to deliver powerful renditions of new and old songs. Check out the video from her set at NYC's Le Poisson Lounge.(Photo: NPR)

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Elle Varner Makes Her NPR Debut - Elle Varner hit the NPR stage to perform a medley of her hits for the popular radio broadcaster. Like BJ the Chicago Kid, Elle gave fans an intimate side of her with just a band and her voice to deliver powerful renditions of new and old songs. Check out the video from her set at NYC's Le Poisson Lounge.(Photo: NPR)

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Adrian Marcel Releases Lyric Video - Adrian Marcel is taking his time promoting his new ballad, "Spending the Night Alone." The "2AM" singer slowed things down on this track speaking for the men who are ready to settle down. Watch the video here to learn the words to your new favorite slow jam. (Photo: Republic Records)

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Adrian Marcel Releases Lyric Video - Adrian Marcel is taking his time promoting his new ballad, "Spending the Night Alone." The "2AM" singer slowed things down on this track speaking for the men who are ready to settle down. Watch the video here to learn the words to your new favorite slow jam. (Photo: Republic Records)

K. Michelle and Drake Have a Thing Going On? - K. Michelle's rumored romance with Idris Elba may have been short lived, but she's moved on, according to a new song. "Drake Would Love Me," off of her forthcoming project, is an ode to the rapper who is often mocked for getting in touch with his emotions. Perhaps all that emotional swag is what she needs when she asks, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? Check it out on her new album, which hits stores early next week.(Photo: JLN Photography/WENN.com)

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K. Michelle and Drake Have a Thing Going On? - K. Michelle's rumored romance with Idris Elba may have been short lived, but she's moved on, according to a new song. "Drake Would Love Me," off of her forthcoming project, is an ode to the rapper who is often mocked for getting in touch with his emotions. Perhaps all that emotional swag is what she needs when she asks, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? Check it out on her new album, which hits stores early next week.(Photo: JLN Photography/WENN.com)

Big Sean to Perform on A Very GRAMMY Christmas - Big Sean is getting into the Christmas spirit this year by joining Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and more for CBS's A Very GRAMMY Christmas. The holiday music special features artists performing classic holiday songs and current pop hits. As part of the special, the Grammys will announce the nominees for the Album of the Year category.(Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children)

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Big Sean to Perform on A Very GRAMMY Christmas - Big Sean is getting into the Christmas spirit this year by joining Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and more for CBS's A Very GRAMMY Christmas. The holiday music special features artists performing classic holiday songs and current pop hits. As part of the special, the Grammys will announce the nominees for the Album of the Year category.(Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children)

J. Cole Headlines NYE 2015 in South Beach - If you don't have plans for New Year's Eve 2015, maybe you can join J. Cole in South Beach at the pool party you'll be talking about all winter. The North Carolina rapper, in conjunction with the Delano Beach Club, will host a NYE pool party going for $250 per person and $700 for the VIP package, which includes a four-course meal. Get your tickets for it at nightout.com.(Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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J. Cole Headlines NYE 2015 in South Beach - If you don't have plans for New Year's Eve 2015, maybe you can join J. Cole in South Beach at the pool party you'll be talking about all winter. The North Carolina rapper, in conjunction with the Delano Beach Club, will host a NYE pool party going for $250 per person and $700 for the VIP package, which includes a four-course meal. Get your tickets for it at nightout.com.(Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Joey Bada$ Wants More From Today's Rappers  - Unlike many of his peers, Joey Bada$ is aiming to be a credible role model for this generation. In a recent interview with MTV, Joey spoke very candidly about the need for rappers to be more vocal surrounding major social issues like the shooting of Michael Brown. "Back in the day, a civil rights leader would come on television and he?s well-known; everyone knows him, he?s like the president. Now, today, it?s like, we have very few ? and the people of today who have that same stature are musicians. Now, it?s rappers who have that stature." Hear what else Joey said here.(Photo: MTV UK)

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Joey Bada$ Wants More From Today's Rappers  - Unlike many of his peers, Joey Bada$ is aiming to be a credible role model for this generation. In a recent interview with MTV, Joey spoke very candidly about the need for rappers to be more vocal surrounding major social issues like the shooting of Michael Brown. "Back in the day, a civil rights leader would come on television and he’s well-known; everyone knows him, he’s like the president. Now, today, it’s like, we have very few — and the people of today who have that same stature are musicians. Now, it’s rappers who have that stature." Hear what else Joey said here.(Photo: MTV UK)

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Big Sean's 'IDFWU' Earns No. 1 Spot  - It appears that haters can indeed be your greatest motivators. Just ask Big Sean, whose haters anthem "IDFWU" continues to climb the charts, giving him his third No. 1 single of his career. The aggressive track received a breezy 67,000 digital downloads in this past week alone. Take notes, everyone.(Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for DCP)

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Big Sean's 'IDFWU' Earns No. 1 Spot  - It appears that haters can indeed be your greatest motivators. Just ask Big Sean, whose haters anthem "IDFWU" continues to climb the charts, giving him his third No. 1 single of his career. The aggressive track received a breezy 67,000 digital downloads in this past week alone. Take notes, everyone.(Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for DCP)

Jessie J Covers Glamour UK Magazine - These days our favorite Brit, Jessie J, can do no wrong. Scoring performances at major awards shows, touring across the U.S. and the U.K., and even finding love with Louisiana-bred Luke James. Adding to her big year is her recently revealed cover for the January edition of Glamour U.K. In it, Jessie dishes on new sights, new love, and being embraced in America. The new issue hits shelves Thursday (Dec. 4).(Photo: Glamour Magazine, January 2015)

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Jessie J Covers Glamour UK Magazine - These days our favorite Brit, Jessie J, can do no wrong. Scoring performances at major awards shows, touring across the U.S. and the U.K., and even finding love with Louisiana-bred Luke James. Adding to her big year is her recently revealed cover for the January edition of Glamour U.K. In it, Jessie dishes on new sights, new love, and being embraced in America. The new issue hits shelves Thursday (Dec. 4).(Photo: Glamour Magazine, January 2015)

Luke James Talks Making Music With Jessie J. - We've heard Jessie J gush over "bae," but now it's his turn. In a new interview with Vibe, Luke talks Jessie, Beyonc? and more. On a possible collaboration with his girlfriend, he says, "Definitely. Music is in our blood, man. It?s all about a feeling, but nothing contrived. If it?s not right, we won?t do it. It?s about what feels good. It?s gotta be a good vibe." Read more on how Luke used to get girls with his "bird chest," here.(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Luke James Talks Making Music With Jessie J. - We've heard Jessie J gush over "bae," but now it's his turn. In a new interview with Vibe, Luke talks Jessie, Beyoncé and more. On a possible collaboration with his girlfriend, he says, "Definitely. Music is in our blood, man. It’s all about a feeling, but nothing contrived. If it’s not right, we won’t do it. It’s about what feels good. It’s gotta be a good vibe." Read more on how Luke used to get girls with his "bird chest," here.(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Melanie Fiona to Perform at the Birchmere in Virginia - Melanie Fiona is coming to a venue near you. The Grammy Award-winning artist has been making her rounds at local venues and the Birchmere in Virginia is up next. Melanie will rock the stage Wednesday (Dec. 3) for her fans at the legendary concert hall. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.(Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for MAC Cosmetics)

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Melanie Fiona to Perform at the Birchmere in Virginia - Melanie Fiona is coming to a venue near you. The Grammy Award-winning artist has been making her rounds at local venues and the Birchmere in Virginia is up next. Melanie will rock the stage Wednesday (Dec. 3) for her fans at the legendary concert hall. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.(Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for MAC Cosmetics)

Elle Varner

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Elle Varner Lights Up During Kool & the Gang Tribute - Elle Varner looked stunning on the annual Soul Train Awards this past weekend. She sang alongside Tamar Braxton and MC Lyte for a Kool & the Gang tribute. Check out the performance here.(Photo: Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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J. Cole Gives Fans a Preview of Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole fans got a special preview of the highly anticipated 2014 Forest Hills Drive via a special contest. Winners of the contest got a chance to travel to the actual home which Cole describes growing up in, and listen to the new album there. If you weren't one of the chosen few, however, you can get the new album on Dec. 9.(Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children)