JUST ANNOUNCED: Extra Tickets On Sale for Kendrick Lamar

The good people at Live Nation have come through with more tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s two Auckland shows.

Show 1
Thursday 19 July – Spark Arena

Show 2
Friday 20 July – Spark Arena

Tickets go on sale from HERE Thursday 28 June at 8am. Tickets still available for Kendrick’s Dunedin show.

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Stream Jay Rock’s New Album ‘Redemption’

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It’s been a long wait for Jay Rock fans for his new album Redemption but looks like it is all worth it.

The 13-song album features guest features from top artists like J. Cole (on ‘OSOM’) Kendrick Lamar (on ‘Wow Freestyle’), Future, Jeremih and SZA.

 

DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar Lead BET Awards 2018 Nominations

DJ Khaled leads the nominees for this year’s BET Awards.

The hip-hop mogul scores six nods including Video of the Year for “Wild Thoughts,” his collaboration with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, plus two for Best Collaboration (“Wild Thoughts” and “Top Off” with JAY-Z, Future, and Beyoncé). Additionally, he is up for Album of the Year (Grateful) and the Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award.

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nominations including Best Collaboration with Rihanna for “LOYALTY.,” Video of the Year (“Wild Thoughts”), Album of the Year (DAMN.), and Viewers’ Choice (“HUMBLE.”).

Other top nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including Album of the Year (Culture II) and Best Group, and SZA, who is nominated for four awards including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.

Cardi B also earns major honours including Video of the Year for “Bodak Yellow” and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, for which she will face off against Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma, DeJ Loaf, and Rapsody.

The BET Awards 2018 will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24.

BET AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
SZA
H.E.R.
Rihanna
Kehlani

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar

BEST GROUP
Migos
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D.
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle

BEST COLLABORATION
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé – “Top Off”
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “LOYALTY.

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
J. Cole

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf
Rapsody

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava DuVernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

BEST NEW ARTIST
SZA
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
Goldlink
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

BEST ACTRESS
Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson

BEST ACTOR
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

YOUNG STARS
Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

BEST MOVIE
Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle In Time
Detroit
Mudbound

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Ctrl – SZA
4:44 – Jay-Z
Culture II – Migos
Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artist
Grateful – DJ Khaled

BET HER
Janelle Monaé – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”
Chloe X Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “Motorsport”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Kendrick Lamar Second Show

 

After selling out his Auckland show in minutes, Live Nation have announced a second Kendrick Lamar show.

DUNEDIN
TUESDAY JULY 17 – FORSYTH BARR STADIUM     

Tickets on sale Monday 30 April at 1pm from HERE.   

AUCKLAND
THURSDAY JULY 19 – SPARK ARENA 

Tickets on sale Monday 30 April at 12pm from HERE.

NEW SHOW
Friday 20 July.
Tickets on sale from 1pm HERE.

NZ $149.90 – NZ $179.90  + BF

VIP TICKETS !! 

Loyalty Meet & Greet Package

Your chance to meet Kendrick Lamar

What do I get:
• Meet Kendrick Lamar for a photo opportunity by professional photographer
• One Standing General Admission ticket to see Kendrick Lamar
• 
Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders**
• 
Tour gift 
• 
Commemorative VIP laminate 
• 
Early access to merchandise stands* 
• 
Designated VIP check-in 

*Venue dependent
**Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders*
View VIP Experience Map
From $641.60

Damn. Early Entry Package

Access the floor before the general public

What do I get?
• One Standing General Admission ticket to see Kendrick Lamar
• 
Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders 
• 
Tour gift 
• 
One drink voucher redeemable for a beer, wine or soft drink
• Commemorative VIP laminate 
• 
Early access to merchandise stands* 
• Designated VIP check-in 

*Venue dependent
View VIP Experience Map
From $366.60

Hot Seat Package

Access some of the hottest seats in the venue

What do I get?
One Reserved Seat in the lower bowl   
Tour gift 
Commemorative VIP laminate 
Designated VIP check-in 

View VIP Experience Map
From $407.30

VIP Nation Package Terms and Conditions:

• Please ensure the contact details you provided at the point of purchase are up to date. These will be the details used to communicate all VIP experience information.Check-in location and times will be emailed out by VIP Nation within approximately 7 days prior to show day.
• If you have not received this 5 days before the show please contact us immediately at info@vipnation.com.au.
• Proof of purchase (confirmation email) will be required in order to check-in and receive your package benefits.
• NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances except in the case of concert/entire program cancellation.
• Experience details subject to change without notice.
• If applicable, Early Entry refers to first access onto the floor, there is no sectioned off area (unless otherwise stated).
• If applicable, merchandise item/s will be available for pick-up the night of the show.
• Please note that the merchandise item listed is subject to availability and that VIP Nation have the right to exchange the item with another item of equal value.
• Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorise access into the venue or backstage areas.
• Any enquiries about your Experience can be directed to: info@vipnation.com.au

J. Cole ‘KOD’ First Week Sales

According to HDD, J. Cole’s newly-released album, KOD has managed to sell 394,824 copies in the first week with 166,027 of those being pure sales!

The album is already on course for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, and is also set to secure 2018’s biggest streaming week for an album. According to Billboard, the critically acclaimed effort is predicted to rack in about 320 million streams in the week ending April 26. These figures would also secure KOD the third-biggest streaming week in history.

The only other albums that would surpass KOD’s predicted streaming numbers are Kendrick Lamar’s Damn, which earned 340.6 million streams in the week ending April 20, 2017; and Drake’s More Life, which generated 384.8 million streams in the week ending March 30, 2017.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Kendrick Lamar Live In Australia

One of the most critically acclaimed and successful hip hop artists of our time KENDRICK LAMAR has today announced his Australian tour in support of fourth album DAMN.. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize and twelve-time GRAMMY Award winning artist will make his highly anticipated return to our shores for four shows in July, as well as to headline the sold-out Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.

Tuesday 10th July: Perth Arena, WA – BUY HERE
Friday 13th July: Rod Laver Arena, VIC – BUY HERE
Sunday 15th July: Adelaide Ent Cent, SA – BUY HERE
Tuesday 24th July: QUDOS Arena, NSW – BUY HERE

ON SALE TO PUBLIC (local time)

Sydney: Mon 30 Apr, 12noon
Melbourne: Mon 30 Apr, 1pm
Adelaide: Mon 30 Apr, 3pm
Perth: Mon 30 Apr, 2pm

VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGES

Loyalty Meet & Greet Package

Your chance to meet Kendrick Lamar

What do I get:
• Meet Kendrick Lamar for a photo opportunity by professional photographer
• One Standing General Admission ticket to see Kendrick Lamar
• 
Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders**
• 
Tour gift 
• 
Commemorative VIP laminate 
• 
Early access to merchandise stands* 
• 
Designated VIP check-in 

*Venue dependent
**Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders*
View VIP Experience Map
From $641.60

Damn. Early Entry Package

Access the floor before the general public

What do I get?
• One Standing General Admission ticket to see Kendrick Lamar
• 
Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders 
• 
Tour gift 
• 
One drink voucher redeemable for a beer, wine or soft drink
• Commemorative VIP laminate 
• 
Early access to merchandise stands* 
• Designated VIP check-in 

*Venue dependent
View VIP Experience Map
From $366.60

Hot Seat Package

Access some of the hottest seats in the venue

What do I get?
One Reserved Seat in the lower bowl   
Tour gift 
Commemorative VIP laminate 
Designated VIP check-in 

View VIP Experience Map
From $407.30

VIP Nation Package Terms and Conditions:

• Please ensure the contact details you provided at the point of purchase are up to date. These will be the details used to communicate all VIP experience information.Check-in location and times will be emailed out by VIP Nation within approximately 7 days prior to show day.
• If you have not received this 5 days before the show please contact us immediately at info@vipnation.com.au.
• Proof of purchase (confirmation email) will be required in order to check-in and receive your package benefits.
• NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances except in the case of concert/entire program cancellation.
• Experience details subject to change without notice.
• If applicable, Early Entry refers to first access onto the floor, there is no sectioned off area (unless otherwise stated).
• If applicable, merchandise item/s will be available for pick-up the night of the show.
• Please note that the merchandise item listed is subject to availability and that VIP Nation have the right to exchange the item with another item of equal value.
• Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorise access into the venue or backstage areas.
• Any enquiries about your Experience can be directed to: info@vipnation.com.au