2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Announced

After breaking the news yesterday that Miley Cyrus will be hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards because the network would not “let her perform” following her infamous “Blurred Lines” performance with Robin Thicke, the network has now announced the complete list of nominees for the 32nd installment of the annual event.

Debuting exclusively on Apple’s “Beats 1 Chart” show earlier today, the nominees included the usual suspects whose music is constantly played on a loop on top 20 radio and on MTV (when they play music that is).

Leading the pack with the most nominations this year is Kendrick Lamar with five while Taylor Swift came in with a total of four. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran came in behind Swift with a total of three nominations apiece.

The complete list of nominees for all the MTV VMA categories can be seen below with the exception of the socially voted categories. According to MTV, those categories will be announced at a later date. Voting for categories such as “Best Female Video,” “Best Male Video,” and “Video of the Year” are currently open on MTV’s VMAs website.

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES:

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, “7/11”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Collaboration
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Ariana Grande feat. the Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Video With a Social Message
Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You”
Colbie Calliat, “Try”
Big Sean, “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna, “American Oxygen”
Wale, “The White Shoes”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Big Sean, “I Don’t F—k With You”

Best Rock Video
Hozier, “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine, “Ship to Wreck”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”

Best Female Video
Beyoncé, “7/11″
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Sia, “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Nick Jonas, “Chains”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé, “7/11”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”

Artist to Watch
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy, “Riptide”
George Ezra, “Budapest”
James Bay, “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs, “Pendulum”

Best Art Direction
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante, art dir.)
Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal, art dir.)
Jack White, “Would You Fight For My Love?” (Jeff Peterson, art dir.)
The Chemical Brothers, “Go” (Michel Gondry, art dir.)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, art dir.)

Best Choreography
Beyonce, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, choreographers; Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano”)
OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man, Mori Harano, choreographers)
Chet Faker, “Gold” (Ryan Heffington, choreographer)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs, choreographer)
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Keone, Mari Madrid, dir.)

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Seiple, DP)
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl, DP)
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst, DP)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown, DP)
Alt-J, “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson, DP)

Best Direction
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn, dir.)
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy, dir.)
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies, dir.)
Hozier, “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty & Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost, dir.)
Childish Gambino, “Sober” (Hiro Murai, dir.)

Best Editing
Beyonce, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing, editors)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London, editor)
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes @ Cosmo Street, editor)
A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy, editor)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, editor)

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios, vfx)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, & Max Chyzhevskyy, vfx)
Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave” (Gloria FX, vfx)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, vfx)
Tyler, the Creator, “F*cking Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX, vfx)

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 30. The show will begin at 9 p.m. ET, right after the live red carpet coverage ends.

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My Top Five Acts to Check Out on Vans Warped Tour 2015

With the 2015 Vans Warped Tour beginning today in Ponoma, CA, the long list of artists taking the medley of stages might be a little daunting for first timers and even some who are proud veterans; take it from someone who has been going to the punk rock festival for the past decade.

It might seem like every publication might do the same “top five/ten acts to check out,” and we’re going to do that as well, but with our personal connections as to why we’re excited to see them.

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SILVERSTEIN:

Silverstein’s sophomore album, Discovering the Waterfront, turned ten this year, so they went on a massive tour that saw the Canadian band go all over the United States, Canada, and even across the pond to Europe to celebrate the momentous occasion. For someone who grew up right smack in the middle of the “emo era,” title track “Discovering the Waterfront” still makes me tear up while the album, as a whole, can still be played from front to back with me singing along to every single line.

Sadly, like some of the acts that are on my personal list, I have lost touch with them, but DTW and Arrivals and Departures are still albums I listen to today.

After seeing them this past February for the anniversary tour (frontman Shane Told’s vocals/screams sounded just like the album and the band were on point), it made me once again fall in love with them and their sound. With their recently released brand new album, it will be nice to see if I could once again relive my crazy hair colored teenage years, but ten years later with the brand new album. Plus, it would be cool to be in the front screaming along with every song because I couldn’t get anywhere near them earlier this year.

New Album: I Am Alive in Everything I Touch (May 19 // Rise Records)

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SENSES FAIL:

Senses Fail fell right in line with all the other bands that I qualify as my favorites (My Chemical Romance, The Used, etc.). I honestly got into them after hearing the remixed version of “Bite to Break Skin” on the Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack and loved “Rum is for Drinking Not for Burning.” I immediately went out and got their From the Depths of Dreams EP at Best Buy, had my friend burn me a copy of Let it Enfold You from her brother’s stash, and bought Still Searching when it came out.

After Still Searching, my interest in them kind of went away which sucked since I was so into the first three records and even made it my mission to see them at the last Warped Tour they played (2012). Now, with their new album which sounds a lot heavier than the other material, I’m actually excited for it. I didn’t give Renacer a chance, but I’m starting to think it might be time to revisit their discography and give chances to the albums I snubbed.

P.S.: Senses Fail will always hold a place in my heart. They were the first band I saw at my first ever Vans Warped Tour in 2005. I was with my older cousin and he had no idea who was on stage at the moment (we hadn’t reached the schedule yet). I told him Senses Fail and he asked me if I was sure. They began to play “Rum is For Drinking” and I began to sing along to it. I think he knew the answer to that.

New album: Pull the Thorns from Your Heart (June 30 // Pure Noise Records)

MATCHBOOK ROMANCE:

Matchbook Romance is a group that Fuse used to play all the time, well more specifically Steven Smith on his show Steven’s Untitled Rock Show which was my Holy Grail of music in high school. I remember watching the videos for “Promise” and “My Eyes Burn” all the time.

When they came out with “Monsters” (it was on 2006’s Voices) that instantly became a Halloween staple for me. I don’t know if it was the crazy music video with all the black goo or the song itself, but I can’t go a single Halloween without playing that song at least twice. I spent two Halloweens as a DJ at my college radio station and that was my number one song on “Erica’s Creepy Halloween Mix” (I know, I need to work on the name).

I may not be as connected to them as I am with Senses Fail or Silverstein, but the fact that they were one of the major bands during the “emo era” and I still know all the words to “My Eyes Burn,” that should be some kind of indication as to the impression they left on me. Plus, they went on hiatus in 2007 and announced they had reunited late last year. This is momentous.

Excuse me while I go listen to Stories and Alibis until my Warped Tour stop on the Fourth of July.

New album: None yet. At least we think.

MAN OVERBOARD:

I saw the pop-punk saviors a few years ago when their last album Heart Attack was released. At the time, their name was all over the place and I saw that their merchandise had “defend pop-punk” (a genre of music I tend to gravitate to) all over it, so I decided to give Heart Attack a chance. Good idea.

I ended up having the album in my car for the complete Summer with “Open Season” on a continuous loop. It was only this year that I realized that Thursday’s Geoff Rickly was also on the track (keeping it in the New Jersey family, we guess). I know, stupid.

My new-found like for them got so bad that Summer, that I’m pretty sure I drove my friend nuts at Warped, telling her that we NEEDED to see Man Overboard, but if she had a band she wanted to see during their set, I would leave her for Man Overboard. No problem at all.

Now, it’s been two years since Heart Attack was released and their new record Heavy Love is on the horizon. With several songs already out on the internet, some which I already like, it would be good to see if lightning could strike twice with them, at least with me.

New album: Heavy Love (June 30 // Rise Records)

PIERCE THE VEIL:

If you would have told me a year ago that I would know ever single word to every Pierce the Veil song, I would have probably laughed in your face. Call it my elitist self coming out to play. I didn’t want to listen to Pierce the Veil because like most people who looked down on me when my favorite band was constantly on MTV and Fuse, I thought it was all a fluke and fangirls making a mediocre band huge. Sucks to be proved wrong.

Thanks to All Time Low’s “A Love Like War” that features vocals from frontman Vic Fuentes and Pandora constantly playing “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket,” I decided to give the San Diego dudes a shot. Long story short, I’ve had Selfish Machines on repeat for the past three months (“Million Dollar Houses(The Painter)” is my favorite and “Besitos” is a close second).

Funniest part about this twist of fate? I was looking through some old photos on MySpace and came upon some pictures of old Warped Tour signing schedules. There, on a dry erase board was Pierce the Veil on the list for meet and greets early in the day. Kind of cool to see them go from a small stage like the Hurley stage to being a headliner this year.

New album: Nothing about a new album yet, but they did release a new single this morning.

Those are the top five acts that I’m looking forward to, but don’t let that short list fool you; there are a slew of more artists I can’t wait to check out this Summer. As of now, the list has reached over 20-something.

So who are you looking forward to?

Vans Warped Tour Day One to Stream on Yahoo

With a week until the 2015 Vans Warped Tour is slated to kick off their summer trek, organizers have revealed that the first day of the festivities are going to be broadcast live.

Those who might not be able to attend this year’s traveling rock show due to issues, will get the opportunity to watch 30 artists from this years line-up on four different stages from the comfort of their homes. The live broadcast will also feature backstage access as well as some behind-the-scenes footage.

The stream of the Pomona, CA stop on June 19 will go live at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. for those on the east coast) on Yahoo.

The list of artists who will be performing during the live broadcast can be seen below.

2015 VANS WARPED TOUR LIVE BROADCAST ACTS:

  • PVRIS
  • Attila
  • We Came As Romans
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Transit
  • Beartooth
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Black Veil Brides
  • August Burns Red
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Blessthefall
  • Mooseblood
  • Riff Raff
  • Neck Deep
  • As It Is
  • Night Riots
  • This Wild Life
  • Set It Off
  • Family Force Five
  • Metro Station
  • Never Shout Never
  • Mod Sun
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Juliet Simms
  • Citizen
  • Man Overboard
  • Icon For Hire
  • The Wonder Years
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Miss May I

Vans Warped Tour 2015 Stage Guide Unveiled

It’s starting to feel a lot like Vans Warped Tour season.

The official stage guide for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly tour has been unveiled. Not only does the stage guide give fans the chance to get familiar with the names of the stages for the punk rock summer camp, but they also get the chance to get acquainted with what stages will house their favorite acts this Summer.

Sadly, the stage guide is just that, a guide so no set times have been unveiled. Like Warped tradition, the set times will not be announced until the morning of each show.

Word to the wise, keep checking social media the day of your show for someone to hopefully post up a picture of the famous inflatable schedule. And if you happen to be one of the people who like to get there just as gates are opening, please be kind and upload those pictures. We appreciate it a lot.

Honda Civic Tour 2015 to Feature One Direction

The Honda Civic Tour is coming back, but with an unexpected band taking the headlining spot during the excursion; One Direction.

Yesterday, it was announced that the Honda Civic Tour will just be sponsoring One Direction’s upcoming new tour; their first since the departure of original member Zayn Malik.

The trek will begin on July 9 at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and then wrap up on Sept. 12 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Icona Pop of “I Love It” fame have been confirmed as the boy band’s opening act for the two month adventure minus one date (Aug. 28, Detroit, MI).

Check out the full tour schedule as well as the boy band’s official announcement for the show.

HONDA CIVIC TOUR PRESENTS ONE DIRECTION: ON THE ROAD AGAIN:

7/9/15 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
7/11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
7/15/15 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
7/26/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
7/28/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
7/31/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
8/2/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
8/5/15 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
8/8/15 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium
8/18/15 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
8/23/15 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
8/25/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
8/27/15 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
8/29/15 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field*
9/1/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
9/3/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
9/12/15 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium

* – No Icona Pop

Tickets are now on sale for those who are interested. The company is also offering a “buy 2, get 2” deal. If you use the code “1DCIVIC” when purchasing a four pack of tickets, you will receive a 50% discount. But act fast; the discount is from June 2 -4 and while supplies last.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Announce 2015 Daytime Village Performers

iHeartRadio are kicking off the Summer by announcing the artists who will be making the trip to Las Vegas for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Acts like newcomer Hozier, former boy bander Nick Jonas, Top 40 darlings Walk the Moon, and Swedish pop star Tove Lo will all be making appearances on the Daytime Village stage on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Echosmith, Trey Songz,  George Ezra, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, Zella Day, and The Struts will also entertain fans during the day, while also giving attendees a chance to look at the “future of music in one afternoon,” at least according to John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia.

“The Daytime Village has quickly become a showcase for the most exciting young artists in the world,” said Sykes.

“This is a great way to see the future of music in one afternoon.”

“We can’t wait for this year’s Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! Some of our biggest on-air personalities will be inviting their fans to hang out with them on the Vegas Strip while they check out performances from both the hit makers and the hottest emerging artists in the world,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Village will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

As of now, the media mega-company has yet to announce any of the artists who will actually perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival set to take place during the evening of Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19.

The company does tease that the announcement will come sometime this Summer.

For those interested in attending the Daytime Village, tickets are currently available here.

Fun Fun Fun Fest Announce 2015 Line-Up

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It’s official, music festival season is upon us.

After last night’s rapid-fire release from Riot Fest, we thought we would be able to recuperate before another festival would give us their line-up, but Fun Fun Fun Fest had other plans.

Earlier today, the Austin-based music festival released the complete list of artists who will be heading to Texas at the beginning of November for the weekend-long festivities which will also mark its tenth anniversary (or birthday).

The line-up includes acts like: D’Angelo, CHVRCHES, ScHoolboy Q, NOFX, American Football, Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos, and a couple of artists who appear to be heading out on the music festival circuit this year, Wu Tang Clan, Coheed and Cambria, and Dwarves.

Jane Addiction and Gogol Bordello are also slated to appear. Each band will be performing an album in full; Jane Addition will perform 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual while Gogol Bordello will perform 2005’s Gypsy Punks.

Check out the poster below for the complete list of bands/performers.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest will take place during the weekend of Nov. 6-8 at Auditorium Shore. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available at Fun Fun Fun Fest’s website.

Riot Fest Announce 2015 Toronto Line-Up

It’s starting to feel a lot like music Christmas thanks to Riot Fest unveiling the first wave of artists for their Toronto dates, set to take place on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 at Downsview Park..

Wu-Tang Clan, Frank Turner, Alexisonfire, and Thrice are just some of the big names heading to Canada for the weekend-long festival.

But don’t get too upset that some artists have been left off the initial release; apparently five names are going to be kept a secret until June 16.

For now, check out the mighty jammed line-up below and if you live in Canada or want to make the trek to Toronto for the show, we suggest buying your tickets after you check out the list.

Slam Dunk Festival 2015 Set Times

The 2015 Slam Dunk Festival is so close, festival attendees can practically taste it.

But, if you aren’t quite prepared and still don’t know when your favorite acts will be taking the stage at one of the three days, we’ve got you covered.

With less than a day until the gates open at the first location of the weekend-long roaming event, we’ve gotten the complete list of set times for all the acts.

Yes, each and every one of them for Slam Dunk North (Leeds city center), Slam Dunk South (University of Hertfordshire’s Forum), and Slam Dunk Midlands (Wolverhampton).

Check out the complete, and lengthy, list below and don’t forget to have a good time.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2015 STAGE TIMES

SLAM DUNK NORTH / LEEDS

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

* MAIN STAGE: MILLENNIUM SQUARE

You Me At Six: 9.20pm – 10.45pm.

Taking Back Sunday: 7.50pm – 8.50pm.

Don Broco: 6.40pm – 7.25pm.

Lower Than Atlantis: 5.30pm – 6.15pm.

Neck Deep: 4.25pm – 5.05pm.

We Are The Ocean: 3.25pm – 4pm.

PVRIS: 2.30pm – 3pm.

Set It Off: 1.40pm – 2.10pm.

* MONSTER ENERGY STAGE: ACADEMY

Architects: 9.35pm – 10.40pm.

While She Sleeps: 8.20pm – 9.10pm.

Finch: 7.10pm – 7.55pm.

Crossfaith: 6.05pm – 6.45pm.

Bury Tomorrow: 5pm – 5.40pm.

Thy Art Is Murder: 4pm – 4.35pm.

Beartooth: 3pm – 3.35pm.

The Color Morale: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Shvpes: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* DESPERADOS STAGE: COOKRIDGE STREET

Reel Big Fish: 9.25pm – 10.30pm.

Millencolin: 8.15pm – 9pm.

Goldfinger: 7.05pm – 7.50pm.

Zebrahead: 6pm – 6.40pm.

Mariachi El Bronx: 5pm – 5.35pm.

Lightyear: 4.05pm – 4.40pm.

Big D & The Kids Table: 3.10pm – 3.45pm.

Patent Pending: 2.15pm – 2.50pm.

Survay Says: 1.25pm – 1.55pm.

* MACBETH STAGE: ROSE BOWL

The Wonder Years: 9.50pm – 10.50pm.

Fireworks: 8.50pm – 9.25pm.

Transit: 7.55pm – 8.30pm.

Such Gold: 7pm – 7.35pm.

Bayside: 5.55pm – 6.40pm.

A Loss For Words: 5.05pm – 5.35pm.

Cartel: 4pm – 4.45pm.

Roam: 3.10pm – 3.40pm.

Knuckle Puck: 2.20pm – 2.50pm.

As It Is: 1.30pm – 2pm.

* IMPERICON STAGE: BECKETTS SU MAIN ROOM

The Bronx: 9.45pm – 10.45pm.

Gallows: 8.35pm – 9.20pm.

H2O: 7.35pm – 8.15pm.

Comeback Kid: 6.35pm – 7.15pm.

Bane: 5.40pm – 6.15pm.

Stick To Your Guns: 4.45pm – 5.20pm.

Deez Nuts: 3.50pm – 4.25pm.

Trash Talk: 3pm – 3.30pm.

Being As An Ocean: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Dead Harts: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* FRESH BLOOD STAGE: BECKETTS SU BAR

Moose Blood: 8.45pm – 9.15pm.

Baby Godzilla: 7.55pm – 8.25pm.

Seaway: 7.05pm – 7.35pm.

This Wild Life: 6.15pm – 6.45pm.

Rob Lynch: 5.25pm – 5.55pm.

Fort Hope: 4.35pm – 5.05pm.

Only Rivals: 3.45pm – 4.15pm.

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties: 2.55pm – 3.25pm.

Wind In Sails: 2.05pm – 2.35pm.

Trash Boat: 1.15pm – 1.45pm.

* THE UPRAWR DJ STAGE: BAA BAR

MEL CLARKE: 9.30pm – 11pm

TEK ONE: 8pm – 9.30pm.

DANI & DAVYD WINTER-BATES: 6.30pm – 8pm.

THE ALGORITHM: 5pm – 6.30pm.

TERUFUMI TOMANO: 4pm – 5pm.

KYLE CLINGO: 3pm – 4pm.

JON MAHON / ANDY SHAW / TOMMY NOBLE: 12.30pm – 3pm.

SLAM DUNK SOUTH / HATFIELD

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

* MAIN STAGE: HUTTON LAWN

You Me At Six: 9.30pm – 10.55pm.

Taking Back Sunday: 8pm – 9pm.

Don Broco: 6.45pm – 7.30pm.

Lower Than Atlantis: 5.30pm – 6.15pm.

Neck Deep: 4.20pm – 5pm.

We Are The Ocean: 3.15pm – 3.50pm.

PVRIS: 2:15pm – 2.45pm.

Set It Off: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* MONSTER ENERGY STAGE: PIAZZA

Architects: 9.35pm – 10.40pm.

While She Sleeps: 8.20pm – 9.10pm.

Finch: 7.10pm – 7.55pm.

Crossfaith: 6.05pm – 6.45pm.

Bury Tomorrow: 5pm – 5.40pm.

Thy Art Is Murder: 4pm – 4.35pm.

Beartooth: 3pm – 3.35pm.

The Color Morale: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Shvpes: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* DESPERADOS STAGE: THE FORUM HERTFORDSHIRE – MAIN AUDITORIUM

Reel Big Fish: 9.25pm – 10.30pm.

Millencolin: 8.15pm – 9pm.

Goldfinger: 7.05pm – 7.50pm.

Zebrahead: 6pm – 6.40pm.

Mariachi El Bronx: 5pm – 5.35pm.

Lightyear: 4.05pm – 4.40pm.

Big D & The Kids Table: 3.10pm – 3.45pm.

Patent Pending: 2.15pm – 2.50pm.

Survay Says: 1.25pm – 1.55pm.

* MACBETH STAGE: ROAD

The Wonder Years: 9.50pm – 10.50pm.

Fireworks: 8.50pm – 9.25pm.

Transit: 7.55pm – 8.30pm.

Such Gold: 7pm – 7.35pm.

Bayside: 5.55pm – 6.40pm.

A Loss For Words: 5.05pm – 5.35pm.

Cartel: 4pm – 4.45pm.

Roam: 3.10pm – 3.40pm.

Knuckle Puck: 2.20pm – 2.50pm.

As It Is: 1.30pm – 2pm.

* IMPERICON STAGE: THE FORUM HERTFORDSHIRE- REFECTORY

The Bronx: 9.45pm – 10.45pm.

Gallows: 8.35pm – 9.20pm.

H2O: 7.35pm – 8.15pm.

Comeback Kid: 6.35pm – 7.15pm.

Bane: 5.40pm – 6.15pm.

Stick To Your Guns: 4.45pm – 5.20pm.

Deez Nuts: 3.50pm – 4.25pm.

Trash Talk: 3pm – 3.30pm.

Being As An Ocean: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Dead Harts: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* FRESH BLOOD STAGE: THE FORUM HERTFORDSHIRE – THE ATTIC

Moose Blood: 8.45pm – 9.15pm.

Baby Godzilla: 7.55pm – 8.25pm.

Seaway: 7.05pm – 7.35pm.

This Wild Life: 6.15pm – 6.45pm.

Rob Lynch: 5.25pm – 5.55pm.

Fort Hope: 4.35pm – 5.05pm.

Only Rivals: 3.45pm – 4.15pm.

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties: 2.55pm – 3.25pm.

Wind In Sails: 2.05pm – 2.35pm.

Trash Boat: 1.15pm – 1.45pm.

* THE UPRAWR DJ STAGE: UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE – HUTTON LAWN

DANI & DAVYD WINTER-BATES: 9pm – 9.30pm

DANI & DAVYD WINTER-BATES: 7.30pm – 8pm.

TEK ONE: 6.15pm – 6.45pm.

TEK ONE: 5pm – 5.30pm.

TERUFUMI TOMANO: 3.50pm – 4.20pm.

THE ALGORITHM: 2.45pm – 3.15pm.

THE ALGORITHM: 1.50pm – 2.15pm.

MEL CLARKE: 12.30pm – 1.20pm.

SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS / WOLVERHAMPTON

MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

* MAIN STAGE: CIVIC HALL

You Me At Six: 9.20pm – 10.45pm.

Taking Back Sunday: 7.50pm – 8.50pm.

Don Broco: 6.40pm – 7.25pm.

Lower Than Atlantis: 5.30pm – 6.15pm.

Neck Deep: 4.25pm – 5.05pm.

We Are The Ocean: 3.25pm – 4pm.

PVRIS: 2.30pm – 3pm.

Set It Off: 1.40pm – 2.10pm.

* MONSTER ENERGY STAGE: TELE EXCHANGE

Architects: 9.35pm – 10.40pm.

While She Sleeps: 8.20pm – 9.10pm.

Finch: 7.10pm – 7.55pm.

Crossfaith: 6.05pm – 6.45pm.

Bury Tomorrow: 5pm – 5.40pm.

Thy Art Is Murder: 4pm – 4.35pm.

Beartooth: 3pm – 3.35pm.

The Color Morale: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Shvpes: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* DESPERADOS STAGE: WULFRUN

Reel Big Fish: 9.25pm – 10.30pm.

Millencolin: 8.15pm – 9pm.

Goldfinger: 7.05pm – 7.50pm.

Zebrahead: 6pm – 6.40pm.

Mariachi El Bronx: 5pm – 5.35pm.

Lightyear: 4.05pm – 4.40pm.

Big D & The Kids Table: 3.10pm – 3.45pm.

Patent Pending: 2.15pm – 2.50pm.

Survay Says: 1.25pm – 1.55pm.

* MACBETH STAGE: CORPORATION STREET

The Wonder Years: 9.50pm – 10.50pm.

Fireworks: 8.50pm – 9.25pm.

Transit: 7.55pm – 8.30pm.

Such Gold: 7pm – 7.35pm.

Bayside: 5.55pm – 6.40pm.

A Loss For Words: 5.05pm – 5.35pm.

Cartel: 4pm – 4.45pm.

Roam: 3.10pm – 3.40pm.

Knuckle Puck: 2.20pm – 2.50pm.

As It Is: 1.30pm – 2pm.

* IMPERICON STAGE: MITRE FOLD

The Bronx: 9.45pm – 10.45pm.

Gallows: 8.35pm – 9.20pm.

H2O: 7.35pm – 8.15pm.

Comeback Kid: 6.35pm – 7.15pm.

Bane: 5.40pm – 6.15pm.

Stick To Your Guns: 4.45pm – 5.20pm.

Deez Nuts: 3.50pm – 4.25pm.

Trash Talk: 3pm – 3.30pm.

Being As An Ocean: 2.10pm – 2.40pm.

Dead Harts: 1.20pm – 1.50pm.

* FRESH BLOOD STAGE: CIVIC BAR

Moose Blood: 8.45pm – 9.15pm.

Baby Godzilla: 7.55pm – 8.25pm.

Seaway: 7.05pm – 7.35pm.

This Wild Life: 6.15pm – 6.45pm.

Rob Lynch: 5.25pm – 5.55pm.

Fort Hope: 4.35pm – 5.05pm.

Only Rivals: 3.45pm – 4.15pm.

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties: 2.55pm – 3.25pm.

Wind In Sails: 2.05pm – 2.35pm.

Trash Boat: 1.15pm – 1.45pm.

* THE UPRAWR DJ STAGE: BLOSSOMS FOLD

MEL CLARKE: 9.30pm – 11pm.

TEK ONE: 8pm – 9.30pm.

DANI & DAVYD WINTER-BATES: 6.30pm – 8pm.

THE ALGORITHM: 5pm – 6.30pm.

TERUFUMI TOMANO: 4pm – 5pm.

JON MAHON / ANDY SHAW / TOMMY NOBLE: 12.30pm – 4pm.

2015 Billboard Music Award Winners

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The 2015 Billboard Music Awards are currently underway with some of the biggest names on the pop charts nominated for a handful of awards while others are slated to take the stage.

Keep it locked here where we will be updating the list awards winners throughout the night.

2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS WINNER:

TOP ARTIST
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift — WINNER

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift — WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP TOURING ARTIST
Lady Gaga
One Direction — WINNER
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift — WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONG
John Legend, “All of Me” — WINNER
MAGIC!, “Rude”
Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP MALE ARTIST
Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith — WINNER
​Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy” — WINNER
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, “Black Widow”
Big Sean feat. E-40, “I Don’t F— With You”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That’s Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989  — WINNER

TOP DUO/GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5
One Direction  — WINNER

TOP NEW ARTIST
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Sam Smith — WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift — WINNER

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift — WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift — WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber — WINNER
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Iggy Azalea — WINNER
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams — WINNER

TOP RAP ARTIST
Iggy Azalea — WINNER
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Hozier — WINNER
Lorde

TOP LATIN ARTIST
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos — WINNER

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Calvin Harris — WINNER
Lindsey Stirling

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United — WINNER
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

TOP SOUNDTRACK
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey

Frozen — WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1
Into the Woods

TOP R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Michael Jackson, Xscape
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L — WINNER

TOP RAP ALBUM
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive — WINNER
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt — WINNER
Garth Brooks, Man Against Machine
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

TOP ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC, Rock or Bust
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Coldplay, Ghost Stories — WINNER
Hozier, Hozier
Lorde, Pure Heroine

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love — WINNER
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2
Santana, Corazon
Marc Anthony, 3.0

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Avicii, True
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, Motion
Skrillex, Recess
Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me — WINNER

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Lecrae, Anomaly — WINNER
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP DIGITAL SONG
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” — WINNER
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
John Legend, “All of Me” — WINNER
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Tove Lo, “Habits (Stay High)”

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” — WINNER
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP R&B SONG
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga, “Loyal”
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Jeremih feat. YG, “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” — WINNER

TOP COUNTRY SONG
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down” — WINNER
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”

TOP ROCK SONG
Bastille, “Pompeii”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
Fall Out Boy, “Centuries”
Hozier, “Take Me to Church” — WINNER
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”

TOP LATIN SONG
J Balvin feat. Farruko, “6 AM”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, “Bailando” — WINNER
Romeo Santos, “Eres Mía”
Romeo Santos feat. Drake, “Odio”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, “Latch”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What” — WINNER
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, “Break Free”
Calvin Harris, “Summer”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, “He Knows My Name”
Hillsong United, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
MercyMe, “Greater”
Newsboys, “We Believe”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water” — WINNER