Quick Hits: Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Paramore
May 15, 2017

Beyoncé tops the list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards with seven nods. Bruno Mars is up for five awards, followed by four nominations each for Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos. The 17th annual BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles on June 25. The complete list of nominees can be found at http://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/nominees.html.

Kendrick Lamar has extended his upcoming DAMN. tour with new dates in August and September. YG and D.R.A.M. will open all the newly added shows. These dates begin on August 11 in Anaheim and run up to September 2 in Miami.

Paramore have announced their 2017 Tour Two in support of their new album After Laughter. The trek starts in Jacksonville on September 6 and runs up to October 17 in Nashville. Their third "Parahoy!" cruise is also set for April 6-10, 2018. Paramore play KROQ's Weenie Roast y Fiesta this coming weekend, then will tour overseas for a month, before returning to the U.S. for a handful of festival appearances mid-summer.

Camila Cabello, formerly of Fifth Harmony, has announced her debut solo album and single. The track, expected to be titled "I Have Questions," arrives this Friday, May 19 and is the first taste of her record The Hunting, The Healing, The Loving. Cabello posted an extensive letter on social media on Sunday, giving the back story behind the album and her songwriting process.

Mary J. Blige will tour this summer behind her new album Strength of a Woman. The tour begins in Chicago on July 30 and winds up in Oakland on September 9.

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