The 3 Music awards season is again upon us in its fourth year since its humble beginnings is growing stronger and gradually gaining firm roots.
“3Music Awards”since its inception in 2018, continues to uphold its main purpose of to celebrate contemporary achievements in music and entertainment. “This is for the objective of competently awarding the best music art-forms, lifestyle and personalities in the year under review”, says Mr.Sadiq Adams,CEO of 3Music Awards.
As a testament to their uniqueness and zeal of the brand to stand the test of time, is the establishment of two new infrastructural projects, 3MUSIC HQ & TIGON STUDIOS.
Upon completion, the 3MUSIC HQ office will house the new 24hours 3Music TV channel, a state-of-the-art television and a radio studio as well as offices for 3Music’s new music digital distributions unit. A new Astro-turf space is also being developed on the space to host the media & entertainment brand’s internal and other external events.
This according to George Britton, an organizer of the award scheme, says “the Ghanaian music and entertainment landscape”.
The award show on the other hand, has been graced with breath-taking performances from an array of sensational artistes in the likes of Shatta Wale who bagged three awards during the maiden edition and to Stonebwoy who scooped the Boomplay Album of the Year Award and never the least, multiple award-winning international act, Sarkodie who won triple silverware during last year’s event from Male Act of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year, and Hiplife/Hiphop Act of the Year.
This year, like the previous year(StayAtHome) edition, the entire event will be streamed virtually due to the surge of the pandemic which has compelled strict measures towards social distancing and safety protocols.
“ #The4th affords us the opportunity to not only honour popular music and the innovation we experienced last year following the outbreak of a pandemic but to also curate an experience that speaks to the now and future of music whilst celebrating our music history. Most importantly, #the4th should be reflective of 3Music’s commitment for better representation and inclusion for particularly female talents,” Sadiq Abdulai Abu, CEO, 3Media Networks says.
Also, this year the “Music Man of the Year” category has been face-lifted into being renamed the “Music MVP of the year”. Another category and “EP of the Year”, “Best Alternative Song” category to open an avenue of exposure to young talents.
The newly introduced “Woman of the Year” and “Emerging Woman of the Year” category, will now become the topmost awards of the Women’s Brunch, which comes off on 7th March in commemoration of international Women’s day.
The 4th annual 3Music Awards 2021 comes off on Saturday, 27th March 2021 at 8pm. The nominees announcement comes off on Friday 12th February, 2021 at 8pm. The nominees announcement will be aired on JoyPrime TV and Facebook on the 3Musicawards page as well as on YouTube.
In fact, if you are a lover of arts, I guess these reasons stated above should help you find solace in the 3brand and if there is such anything that should peak your interest this very season, then it should be the 2021 edition of the 3 MUSIC AWARDS.
3Music And Joy Entertainment Present Women’s Brunch Show To Commemorate International Women’s Day
3Music and Joy Entertainment are set to commemorate the International Women’s day celebration with the annual 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch special show. Slated for March 8th, 2021, The 2021 edition of the special show will be broadcasted live on Joy fm, Joy Prime TV, DSTV’s Akwaaba Magic, and will also stream live globally on all 3Music Awards social media platforms from 8:00 PM.
Astute Ghanaian radio & television presenter, Naa Ashorkor, will return as the hostess of the 2021 edition of the event. She will lead a panel discussion on the topic “A Woman’s place is in leadership : How can Women emerge as strong leaders at the workplace and in industry”
Commenting on this year’s event, Co-Executive Producer, Whitney Boakye Mensah stated that “this year’s event seeks to shore up interest and consolidate the sustained efforts made over the years in the push for female empowerment within our creative space and beyond”
In 2020, Madam Theresa Ayoade, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, Grace Omaboe, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Akosua Agyapong, Mrs Tiwa of Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo fame were among some industrious women honoured at the first edition of 3Music Women’s Brunch. Playwright, Dramatist, Educationist, and Child Author, Efua Sutherland, was also honoured posthumously.
This year’s edition of the live special show, will award the Music Woman of the Year, the Emerging Woman of the Year, the Most Streamed Female Artiste of the Year, three (3) honorary awards to female arts icons as well as feature exciting performances from Yaa Yaa and Efe Grace, the Speciale will also feature appearances and video messages from prominent Ghanaian and African women.
A publication of a list of Top 30 Women in Music will precede the live special show on Joy Prime to shine the spotlight on Ghanaian women making a strong case for inclusion via their work as music makers, enablers and amplifiers of Ghanaian Music. The list will be released via the press and video highlights of the personalities on the list will be premiered on the special show.
Burna Boy To Perform At The 63rd Grammy Awards
The Recording Academy has announced details for the Premiere Ceremony ahead of the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast this month. Preceding the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place Sunday, March 14, at noon PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com.
Host by current three-time GRAMMY nominee Jhené Aiko, the Premiere Ceremony will feature a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees, including: Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper Burna Boy, jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, blues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, classical pianist Igor Levit, Latin electropop musician Lido Pimienta, singer, songwriter and performance artist Poppy, and singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.
Kicking off the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”. The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.
Current nominees Bill Burr, Chika, Infante and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam will present the first GRAMMY Awards of the day. Branden Chapman and Bill Freimuth are the producers on behalf of the Recording Academy, Greg Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara will serve as music producer and musical director.
Music fans will be given unprecedented digital access to GRAMMY Awards content with GRAMMY Live, which will stream internationally on GRAMMY.com and via Facebook Live, the exclusive streaming partner of GRAMMY Live. GRAMMY Live takes viewers behind the scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights from Music’s Biggest Night. GRAMMY Live will stream all day on Sunday, March 14, including during and after the GRAMMY Awards evening telecast. IBM, the Official AI & Cloud Partner of the Recording Academy, will host GRAMMY Live for the first time entirely on the IBM Cloud.
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET/5 p.m.–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook(opens in a new tab), Instagram(opens in a new tab) and Twitter(opens in a new tab).
Best Looks From The Nontraditional Virtual Golden Globe 2021 Red Carpet Fashion
The 78th Annual Golden Globes were anything but traditional. It was hosted by Tina Fey at New York City’s Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton, while nominees were encouraged to stay home.
Stars presented in person in front of a small audience of essential workers. Most nominees opted to glam up at home and post on their social media accounts. And then there was Jason Sudeikis, who accepted the award for “Ted Lasso” in a hoodie.
Seen here: Presenter Angela Bassett speaks onstage.
Cynthia Erivo stands out in a neon green dress.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Honoree Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Simone Ledward Boseman
Simone Ledward Boseman accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman, who won for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Tiffany Haddish announces “Soul” as the winner of the Best Picture-Animated award at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.https://9b88b5604a82420ad9d933f5dfbe1652.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Kenan Thompson speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Salma Hayek speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Kate Hudson speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Jackson Lee and Satchel Lee
Jackson Lee and Satchel Lee speak onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Rainbow Room in New York.
Christian Slater speaks onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Rainbow Room in New York.
Rosamund Pike accepts the Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy award for “I Care A Lot” via video at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Andra Day gets ready for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. She won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, for her role in “The United States Vs. Billie Holliday.”
Leslie Odom Jr.
Leslie Odom, Jr. prepares for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
Sofia Carson attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Jared Leto speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast.
Kristen Wiig attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for “Ted Lasso,” speaks during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast.
Late Actor Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kuluuya, And John Boyega Win Big At 78th Golden Globes Awards
British African actors and writers, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega and the late American African actor & playwright Chadwick Boseman have emerged winners in their respective categories at the just ended 78th Golden Globes took place this past Sunday. The coveted awards ceremony was held virtually from two different locations in New York and California amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaluuya, 32, was awarded a Golden Globe for his role as the best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. The actor beat out Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Jared Leto (The Little Things), Bill Murray (On the Rocks) and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) for the award.
This is Kaluuya’s first Golden Globe win and second nomination. The actor was previously nominated in 2018 for best actor in a musical or comedy for his leading role in Get Out. Judas and the Black Messiah follows Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) and FBI informant Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) leading up to Hampton’s death in a raid by the FBI.
Actor John Boyega won his first Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television supporting role for his work in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology series “Small Axe”. The “Star Wars” alum played Leroy Logan in the ‘Red, White and Blue’ segment of the series, about the ordeal of a young black Londoner set on helping to break the colour barrier at London’s Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1980s.
Boyega, who made headlines last June for his moving speech at the Black Lives Matter protest at the UK’s Hyde Park in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in the US, admitted he wasn’t expecting to win.
The late Boseman, who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last year, was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his phenomenal (and final) role in the 1920s jazz drama, Ma Rainey. The actor’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf and delivered a moving and emotional speech saying
“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you ‘you can,’ that tells you ‘keep going,’ that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at his moment in history.”
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