Katy Perry to Host and Perform at 2017 MTV VMAs

July 27, 2017

Katy Perry in a spacesuit

Katy Perry will host and perform at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, she announced on Twitter on Thursday, July 27.

“Introducing your MOONWOMAN. Brace for impact! August 27th on @MTV @VMAs” Perry tweeted along with a short promo video that shows the pop superstar floating in a spacesuit.

“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids,” Perry added in a statement.

“We’re thrilled to have global phenomenon Katy Perry as the host and a performer at the 2017 VMAs,” said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent of Viacom’s global entertainment group. “She is at the forefront of music culture and the perfect person to anchor this year’s show, which promises to be one of the most diverse and music-filled in VMA history.”

The nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards were announced Tuesday. The rapper Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight nominations for the music video for “Humble,” while the Weeknd and Perry were not far behind with five nods each.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 pm ET/PT.

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Jennifer Lopez Looks Like a 1960s Vogue Model in Cover Art for New Single ‘Ni Tu Ni Yo’

June 29, 2017

Jennifer Lopez - Ni Tu Ni Yo

Jennifer Lopez has unveiled the stunning artwork to her upcoming single “Ni Tu Ni Yo.”

Steven Gomillion photographed the 47-year-old singer for the new single cover art in Monroe County, Florida. The superstar is wearing a billowing custom Michael Costello dress and matching statement earrings from Rebecca de Ravenel.

“Ni Tu Ni Yo” which means “neither you nor I” is the first single off her upcoming Spanish language music album. JLo’s new single features Cuban reggaeton duo Gente de Zona and will be out on Wednesday, July 4.

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M.I.A. Dedicates ‘Goals’ to her Hardcore Fans

June 7, 2017

M.I.A.

M.I.A. has just released a brand new song called “Goals,” and it’s arrived with a new video. “Goals” is produced by Portuguese artist Branko, who previously collaborated with M.I.A on her last album A.I.M.

The video comprises of GIFs of M.I.A.’s live performances, made by photographer Jaime Martinez. She left a sweet message in the description for the video, dedicating the song to her “hardcore fans”

DEDICATED TO MY HARDCORE FANS THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNFALTERING DEDICATION AND SUPPORT. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME A SLIVER OF HOPE IN HUMANITY. STAY STRONG.
REALITY WINNERZ.
PLEASE VOTE.

M.I.A. has shared her new track ahead of this year’s Meltdown Festival in London this month. She has curated its line-up and will perform on the festival’s final night. The GIFs from the video will be featured as an art installation at the festival.

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2017 Billboard Music Awards: Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens Confirmed as Hosts for the Show

May 12, 2017

Vanessa HudgensLudacris and Vanessa Hudgens will be the co-hosts of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in May 21, according to an announcement made by Billboard today. The show will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by rapper Ludacris. He will be joined by first-time host and actress Vanessa Hudgens.

Ludacris told his followers on Instagram “I’M BACK FOR YEAR NUMBER 4 so I must be doing something right! Hosting the @BBMAs with my girl @VanessaHudgens this year! Don’t miss it, LIVE May 21 at 8e/5p on ABC. #BBMAs”

“I’m so unbelievably excited to host the @BBMAs this year with @Ludacris! The party starts LIVE May 21 at 8e/5p on ABC. #BBMAs” Vanessa tweeted.

Drake, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and Beyonce will all compete for top artist, along with Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes. Drake is also up for top male artist and top Billboard 200 artist, while The Chainsmokers are in the running for top duo/group and top 100 artist. The nominations are based on “fan interactions” with music.

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are scheduled to take place on May 21 and air on ABC beginning at 8PM ET.

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Lorde’s New Single ‘Green Light’ Thrills Taylor Swift

March 3, 2017

Lorde and Taylor SwiftLorde unveiled her new single “Green Light” Thursday and it is a very polished piece of dance-pop that will make you roll down your windows and car dance like you never have.

Taylor Swift broke her social media silence to show how Lorde’s new song “Green Light” is exciting. She took to Instagram to post a screenshot of the track’s visuals on Instagram. “g2g brb just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages ELLA I LOVE YOU” Taylor captioned the image, shared to her 98.3 millions followers. Lorde commented on the post saying “I love you and your photographic memory love journey with this song”.

g2g brb just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages ELLA I LOVE YOU

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They first became friends when Taylor sent the Kiwi songstress a bunch of roses after her debut single hit the No.1 spot in the charts. Last November Taylor threw fellow pop star and best friend Lorde a star-studded birthday party dinner in New York City.

“Green Light” is the first single off Lorde’s forthcoming second album, “Melodrama,” due later this year. The song, co-written by Jack Antonoff, of fun., who helped Taylor Swift put a modern twist on eighties synthpop on her album, “1989.”

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Justin Bieber Slams The Weeknd’s Music Following Selena Gomez Romance Rumors

January 21, 2017

Justin-Bieber, Selena-Gomez and The-WeekndLess than two weeks after The Weeknd was caught kissing Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber has slammed The Weeknd’s music as “wack.”

Justin was spotted leaving Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood on Friday night when a TMZ paparazzo asked if he listens to The Weeknd’s music. “Hell no, I can’t listen to a Weeknd song!” Justin replied. “That s**t’s wack.”

Selena and The Weeknd were spotted kissing on January 10 outside an Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. Their relationship is said to have come about after the couple started working on new music together.

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American Music Awards 2016 Nominees List Revealed: Drake Leads With 13 Nominations

October 10, 2016

Drake on stageThe list for the nominees for the American Music Awards 2016 has been revealed and Drake dominates with a total of thirteen nominations.

The Toronto-born rapper leads all 2016 American Music Awards nominees with nominations in categories including Artist of the Year, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song and Favorite R&B song, among others. Drake has been nominated 10 times before without winning.

Rihanna follows with seven nominations while Adele and Justin Bieber earn five nominations each. Other heavily nominated artists include: Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Madonna and more.

The AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Fans can vote for their picks for each awards category now on the ABC website and via Twitter. View the full list of nominees below.

Artist of the Year
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-Leased By T-Mobile
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Dnce
Shawn Mendes
Zayn

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid and Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla SIgn “Work From Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Dnce
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Adele “25”
Justin Bieber “Purpose”
Drake “Views”

Favorite Song- Pop/Rock
Adele “Hello”
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan “Kill The Lights”
Chris Stapleton “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y”
Tim Mcgraw “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake “Views”
Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
Fetty Wap “Fetty Wap”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Desiigner “Panda”
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé “Lemonade”
Rihanna “Anti”
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

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Kim Kardashian Snapchatted a Cute Selfie with Britney Spears at the VMAs

August 29, 2016

Kim Kardashia with Britney SpearsKim Kardashian may have been preparing to introduce Britney Spears ahead of Britney’s performance with rapper G-Eazy. The social media queen took to Snapchat to share a video with Britney, and exclaimed “it’s Britney, bitch” as the pair both pouted at the camera.

Kim Kardashian introduced Britney, whom she confessed she was “obsessed with” on Twitter. “And I see you guys guessing on who I am presenting….A little hint, it’s someone i am obsessed with!!!! LIKE OBSESSED!!!!! #VMAs”

Britney quickly responded, saying: “Can’t wait to see how hot you’re gonna look tonight! See you 10 seconds after!”

The pop icon returned to the MTV VMA stage for the first time in a decade to perform her new single “Make Me” last night. Dressed in a sparkly yellow leotard, Britney danced with a fair amount of the feline energy that made her the original VMAs phenom back in the early 2000s. She was joined halfway through the performance by collaborator G-Eazy.

The last time Britney performed at the MTV Video Music Awards was in 2007, when she famously flopped her performance of “Gimme More.” So, nine years later, it was good to see Spears back on the VMAs stage again, looking happy, healthy, and confident.

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Rihanna Breaks Down in Tears Onstage During Dublin Concert

June 22, 2016

Rihanna cryingRihanna showed a different side of herself during a live show in Dublin last night.

After arriving 30 minutes late for her scheduled performance at the Aviva Stadium, RiRi broke down in tears as she performed “Love The Way You Lie” her 2010 hit with Eminem.

When her Irish fans screamed out the words to the tune, she wiped away her eyes, before trying to carry on with the song, but tears could still be seen streaming down her face.

The Barbadian beauty later told the crowd: “I only have ever in my life heard an audience of people scream so loud that they sound like one voice and that only happens in Ireland, in Dublin… Thank you so much.”

It was the opening night of the UK and Ireland leg of her Anti World Tour, which kicked off earlier this year in the US.

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Watch Fifth Harmony’s Sexy ‘Write on Me’ Music Video

May 6, 2016

Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello and Lauren JaureguiFifth Harmony just dropped the music video for their new song, “Write On Me,” from their upcoming album “7/27!”

The video showcases the girls – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui – one by one before bringing the group together in the same room.

“Write On Me” has a power ballad quality the girls don’t normally go for, but the trendy beat in the background pulls the whole thing together! Watch the video below.

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