Several stars of Black and AAPI descent, from Naomi Osaka and H.E.R. to Silk Sonic, received awards during this year’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
Nominees and winners: The award show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 27, according to CBS News.
Grammy award-winning star Bruno Mars has become the first artist to have five singles granted diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).
Following the massive success of his “24K Magic” album and international tour which concluded at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu this past Sunday, Bruno Mars gave back to people in need in his homeland of Hawaii.
Mars reportedly partnered with the Salvation Army’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program to provide 24,000 Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
Mars’ third concert tour dubbed the “24K Magic World Tour” began on March 28 last year at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, and concluded this year at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Nov. 11.
Filipino American singing superstar Bruno Mars is known for not being too fond of audiences who take out their mobile phones during his performances.
As this video compilation shows, he often asks fans to put their phones away to fully enjoy the concerts live:
Critics are accusing Bruno Mars of appropriating Black culture into his music, thrusting the singer into controversy after winning three Grammy Awards back in January.
The discussion comes to light in a recent episode of The Grapevine, “a fresh and innovative take on the panel-style discussion” on YouTube.