Celebrating the hottest in digital music, The O Music Awards honor innovators in music, culture, and technology with categories like the Digital Genius Award, Fan Army FTW, Must Follow Artist on Twitter, and more.
The fourth annual ceremony will introduce five new awards, including Make a Band Famous; Next Big Scene, honoring emerging musical genres and trends; Most Inspiring Fan Outreach, honoring artists who use technology to connect with fans; Analog Genius, for the artist using outdated technology in updated ways; and the bound-to-be-fan-favorite "Friday, Friday" Award, "a salute to viral trends we wish would go away."
Opening up about some of the latest headlines, Chris Brown made an appearance for an interview on Power 106 on Friday (March 29).
After explaining that he is choosing not to live his life "behind a shadow" anymore, Brown dished on a range of topics including his feud with Frank Ocean and whether or not he and RiRi have any new music in the works.
Last month they had an altercation outside a Los Angeles recording studio, and it turns out neither Frank Ocean nor Chris Brown will face any legal ramifications.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “authorities are unlikely to push for a misdemeanor battery charge” against Mr. Brown, despite the fact that he’s still on probation for his assault on Rihanna back in 2009.
After a parking lot scuffle with Chris Brown, Frank Ocean has announced that he will not press criminal charges or otherwise retaliate.
Last Sunday, at the Westlake Studio in Los Angeles, a fight allegedly occurred between six men, including the two musicians, over a parking space. According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, "The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim." As for Frank, he tweeted, "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol."
Getting pulled over by one of the many law enforcement vehicles patrolling on New Year's Eve, Frank Ocean was busted in Mono County, California on Monday (December 31).
After he was stopped for going about 90 in a 65 zone, the "Pyramids" singer was caught with a bag of marijuana on his person and was cited for possession, driving on a suspended license, and tinted windows.
Quickly rising to fame after impressing fans with his vocal talents, Frank Ocean landed himself a feature in the December 2012 issue of GQ magazine.
Bringing some friends along for the photo shoot, the 25-year-old R&B singer playfully posed for the Peggy Sirota shot spread while opening up about everything from telling his fans he's gay to being raised by a single mother.
With another year's show come and gone, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards offered up plenty of action while honoring the best in the music business.
The big winners at the Staples Center show on Sunday night (September 6) included Rihanna as Video of the Year honoree for "We Found Love" while Nicki Minaj nabbed Best Female Video for “Starships” and Chris Brown took home the Moonman for Best Male Video for “Turn Up the Music”.