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Chris Brown leads BET Awards nominations; RIAA cracks down in California; Grammys come to Bladensburg

Breezy continues to rebuild his image. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

- The RIAA’s latest assault on piracy involves cracking down on CD manufacturers in California. The Los Angeles Times has the full report.

- The Grammy Foundation visited Bladensburg High this morning to present the school with  a Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award and a check for $5,500 to benefit the school’s music program.

- In addition to organizing their massive Sweetlife Festival earlier this month, Sweetgreen , the local salad restaraunt, has been hosting lunchtime pop-up concerts outside of its Logan Circle location. Last Friday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. stopped by to sing some tunes. If you missed it, here’s the video.

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about Adele's sadness, Kendrick Lamar's fury, Young Thug's genius and T-Pain's vulnerability.


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