Ready, Set, Grammy’s! The countdown to the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards has begun as the Recording Academy finalized voting on January 4th! What most people don’t know, is the process begins with submissions from members and record labels. On top of that, the road to ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ isn’t complete without a screening from 350 […]

Wish us luck! 97.9 The Beat has been nominated for the NAB Crystal Award. The NAB Crystal Award is a national award given to radio stations with outstanding community service efforts. This year 97.9 The Beat has been nominated and the winner will be announced on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Here’s a summary of of […]

The biggest night in music is returning to the Big Apple! According to the New York Times, there has been an agreement made between the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and executives from Madison Square Garden, CBS and the Recording Academy to bring the Grammy Awards ceremony back to New York for the first […]

Adele took home the big "Album of the Year" award over the category's other major contender, Beyonce.

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Tonight at 6 p.m. CST, RYMR will host a ceremony to recognize six honorees for their work locally and nationally to uplift Black men and boys.

Da Brat is not only a cherished member of the morning show family, she is also a part of hip-hop history, having been the first solo female rapper to sell a million copies of an album. Rickey Smiley asked Da Brat the questions about her career that he’s never gotten the chance to ask her […]

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There seems to be no stopping superstar Rihanna these days, as her schedule is busier than ever with accolades to boot. The latest reason Riri should be smiling from ear to ear is because it was just announced that she will be the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s VMAs. […]

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Justin Bieber is no stranger to winning awards of every caliber, but the young superstar revealed that he “doesn’t feel good” before the show ceremonies…or after them. Following the Billboard Awards on Sunday, the Biebs took to Instagram to post a very sentimental message with an equally maudlin photo. “I don’t know about these awards shows. No disrespect […]

Days of future past. Ciara joined Ludacris on Good Morning America yesterday to announce the nominees for the Billboard Music Awards, and everything was going off without a hitch until she came to the Top Rap Artist category. One name she just couldn’t bring herself to say, reason being it just happened to belong to former fiancé […]

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced last month, and the big show happens on Sunday night. The prestigious event is known as the coolest of award show season thanks to its candidness, straightforward nature, and informal humor. Ricky Gervais, who hosted the Globes in 2010 and 2012, will return with his quirky jokes after three years of Tina Fey and […]