POP CULTURE CONNECTION 6/29/2020

POP CULTURE CONNECTION 6/29/2020

POP CULTURE CONNECTION 6/29/2020

There were first-time winners in several key categories at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was named best female R&B/pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, including the last six years in a row. Megan Thee Stallion won best female hip-hop artists. DaBaby scored best male artist while gymnast Simone Biles won sportswoman of the year. Blue Ivy Carter, 8 year old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z she is now the youngest winner in BET history.

Speaking of Beyoncé, she has surprised fans once again with the announcement of her new visual album, Black is King. Queen Bey dropped a one-minute trailer for the album which is also being described as a film on her website Saturday night, giving fans a sneak peek into the Lion King-inspired release. Written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé, Black is King will premiere globally through Disney Plus on July 31. The upcoming film aims to reimagine lessons from The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.

A big congrats goes out to Kelly Clarkson who won a Daytime Emmy for best entertainment talk show host for the first season of The Kelly Clarkson Show. She tweeted watch out John Legend, I’m comin’ for the EGOT status, referring to her fellow singer’s victories at the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tony Awards. Other Emmy winners including The Young and the Restless for best drama, Ellen DeGeneres for best entertainment talk show, and Alex Trebek for best game show host for the second straight year.

Halsey and Marshmello have shared the dreamy video for their emotional new collaboration Be King. The surreal clip features Halsey traversing three different worlds. She begins her journey in a dreary abandoned stone building before escaping to a colorful cityscape with cherry blossoms galore and then enters a flower-filled park. Marshmello makes some cameos through the video too. Filmed during the coronavirus lockdown, Halsey was forced to learn the choreography through FaceTime.

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