Nelly celebrates Country Grammar 20th anniversary with nostalgic AMAs performance

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Nelly celebrated the 20th anniversary of Country Grammar in style at the 2020 American Music Awards.

On Sunday, the rap star performed a medley of his early hits “Country Grammar,” “E.I.,” and “Ride Wit Me” in honor of his diamond-certified studio debut album being released 20 years ago.

Cedric the Entertainer introduced the performance with a phone call to Nelly before the rapper kicked off the medley with “Country Grammar,” backed up by fellow rapper City Spud as a full band wearing masks played behind them.

Clad in a black t-shirt and black leather pants with red details and white tennis shoes, Nelly gave multiple shout-outs to St. Louis before continuing with “E.I.” and concluding with “Ride Wit Me.” The entire performance had perfect old school vibes as Nelly and City Spud were relaxed and dancing around the stage, making the old hits

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Nelly Kaplan, whose films explored female strength, dies of Covid at 89.

Nelly Kaplan, whose witty, satire-tinged French films about female empowerment and revenge made her a distinctive voice in a male-dominated era, died on Nov. 12 in Geneva. She was 89.

The Société des Réalisateurs de Films, the French filmmakers’ association, announced her death on its website. French news agencies, quoting a relative, said the cause was Covid-19.

Ms. Kaplan, who was born in Argentina, arrived in Paris in her early 20s and became both a filmmaking and a romantic partner of Abel Gance, the French director known for the innovative silent movie “Napoleon” (1927). In 1969 she drew acclaim with her first feature, “A Very Curious Girl.” (The French title was “La Fiancée du Pirate,” or “The Pirate’s Fiancée.”)

It starred Bernadette Lafont, an actress already well known from the New Wave films of Claude Chabrol and others, as Marie, a young servant who is preyed upon by men in

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Nelly To Star As Chuck Berry In Buddy Holly Biopic

Nelly is gearing up to play a huge role: he’ll be starring as rock and roll legend Chuck Berry in the forthcoming Buddy Holly biopic Clear Lake

Variety reports that Clear Lake will tell “the story of how Holly and other famous musicians of the late 1950s gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll while changing the trajectory of civil rights in America.”

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In real life, Holly died in a plane crash outside of Clear Lake, Iowa, at just 22-years-old on Feb 3, 1959. 

Holly is being played by Ruairi O’Connor, mostly known for his role as Henry Tudor on the Starz series The Spanish Princess. Colin Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks, will play his manager, Norman Petty. Diane Guerrero will play Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly.

The script

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Nelly to perform medley at 2020 American Music Awards

Nelly and Bell Biv DeVoe are set to perform medleys at the 2020 American Music Awards.

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The ‘Hot In Herre’ rapper is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut album, ‘Country Grammar’, by performing the record’s hit singles ‘Country Grammar’, ‘E.I.’ and ‘Ride Wit Me’ at the ceremony on November 22.

It’s also been announced that the hip-hop group Bell Biv DeVoe – comprising Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe – will perform their popular tracks, ‘Do Me!’ and ‘Poison’.

The likes of Bad Bunny, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Lil Baby and Megan Thee Stallion are also set to perform on the night.

Taraji P. Henson is hosting the event for the first time on ABC, having previously overseen the BET Soul Train Awards in 2009 and 2010 and the Black Girls Rock! Show in 2017 for the network.

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Nelly and Bell Biv DeVoe to Perform at 2020 American Music Awards

Bell Biv DeVoe, now ya know!

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On Monday it was announced that the iconic ’90s trio — composed of New Edition alum Ricky Bell, 53, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, both 52 — have been added to the star-studded list of performers slated to hit the stage at the 2020 American Music Awards. The R&B music makers will perform their mega bops “Poison” and “Do Me.”

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Nelly, Bell Biv DeVoe

Also added to this year’s lineup is “Hot in Here” hitmaker Nelly, 46. The rap star and the “When Will I See You Smile Again?” group are each set to light up the stage with super nostalgic sets of their club bangers. The show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will air live on Sunday, Nov. 22 on ABC.


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