Cardi B incinerates the ‘Press’ in her new song

Cardi B is back and ready to take aim at the press. On Friday (May 31), the New York-born MC unleashed her new track “Press.” The song comes days after the musician began teasing fans about it online. The song finds Cardi boasting about her riches, but also taking aim at the press, specifically those bloggers who publish false stories about her “for the clicks.”

With lyrics like “Press, press, press, press, press / Cardi don’t need more press” and “Kill ’em all, put them hoes to rest / Walk in, bulletproof vest / Please tell me who she goin’ check? / Murder scene, Cardi made a mess,” it’s evident that Cardi has had enough with all the lies making headlines.

Listen to “Press” above.

“Press” is currently available for purchase on all streaming services. The track was produced by Slade Da Monsta with additional production by Key Wane For the Win.

The new tune comes days after the rapper revealed plans to release a new track before the week’s end. “Press” is the follow-up to her platinum-certified track “Please Me,” her second collaboration with label mate Bruno Mars.

No word on whether the tracks are standalone singles or part of the high-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Invasion of Privacy. Cardi previously revealed that she has plans to release a new album in spring 2019, but the projected release date has since passed.

“Of course it’s gonna be an album in 2019,” she said. “Hopefully, I could get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out, but I don’t know how possible that’s gonna be because I feel like I’m going to be extremely, extremely busy.”

Earlier this month, Cardi earned a total of six Billboard Music Awards at the annual event. The rapper was nominated for 21 awards, missing the record-breaking total of 22 set by the Chainsmokers and Drake in 2017.

The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Cardi B to headline Austin City Limits 2019

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The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, and Cardi B are just some of the acts making their way to Austin in the fall for the 18th annual Austin City Limits. On Tuesday (April 30), festival organizers unveiled the massive and diverse lineup for the 2019 edition of the event.

Joining the already stacked lineup are Mumford and Sons, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, Robyn, Thom Yorke performing Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert, Billie Eilish, 21 Savage, Rosalía, the Raconteurs, LANY, and many more.

As noted by the official poster for the event, Cardi B will only perform during the first weekend of the gig while Robyn will take over her slot during the second weekend. It’s also noted that the Kooks will only play during the first weekend of the show while Third Eye Blind will take over during weekend two.

This year marks the debut for many headliners including Guns N’ Roses (it’s also their first show in Austin in 25 years), Cardi B, Eilish, and Robyn. This also marks Childish Gambino’s makeup appearance at the weekend-long festival after having to cancel last year due to a foot injury he sustained during the Dallas stop of his “This is America” tour.

The 18th annual Austin City Limits will take over Zilker Park during the weekends of Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.

Tickets for the three-day event are currently available for purchase on their website. There are four different ticket options to pick from for weekend passes as well as single-day passes. ACL is offering fans several packages including general admission, general admission plus, VIP, and platinum. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Austin City Limits’ website.

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Cardi B leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations

Cardi B is here to remind everyone that’s she’s here to “make money move,” and her 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations are proof of that.

On Thursday (April 4), Billboard unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper leads the pack with a total of 21 nominations in several main categories like “Top Artist,” “Top Hot 100 Artist,” “Top Streaming Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” and more.

The “I Like It” rapper’s number of nominations this year puts her just shy of meeting the record-breaking amount of nominations —22— which was set by Drake and the Chainsmokers in 2017.

Following Cardi B with the most nominations are Drake and Post Malone. Both artists received a total of 17 nominations apiece. The rappers will go head-to-head in several categories including “Top Rap Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” “Top Rap Song,” and “Top Rap Male Artist.”

Behind Drake and Post Malone is Travis Scott with a total of 12 nominations. Scott will compete in many of the same categories as Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone.

If you’re looking for who’s representing the rock and alternative genres at the Billboard Music Awards, you don’t need to look very far; there aren’t many rock bands on the list. Maroon 5 leads the “rock” genre with a total of seven nominations while Imagine Dragons come in with a total of six (double nomination in the “Top Rock Song” category).

Panic! at the Disco comes in with four nominations while Twenty One Pilots and lovelytheband are tied with two apiece.

This year, the Billboard Music Awards will feature two fan-voted categories; “Top Social Artist” and “Chart Achievement.”

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Kelly Clarkson will host the event. Clarkson, with the help of country duo Dan + Shay, announced the full list of nominees on the “Today” show earlier in the day.

The full list of categories and their nominees can be found below.

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (fan-voted):
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! at the Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice Wrld
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentacion

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (fan-voted):
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice Wrld
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! at the Disco
Queen
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
Odesza
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Soundtrack:
13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Various Artists)
A Star is Born (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Various Artists)
The Greatest Showman (Various Artists)

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
H.E.R – H.E.R.
Khalid – American Teen
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
XXXTentacion – 17

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons – Origins
Mumford & Sons – Delta
Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA – Real Hasta la Muerte
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
J Balvin – Vibras
Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Ozuna – Aura

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit – What is Love?
David Guetta – 7
Kygo – Kids in Love
Major Lazer – Major Lazer Essentials
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury – Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child
For King & Country – Burn the Ships
Hillsong Worship – There is More
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists – Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love
Aretha Franklin – Gospel Greats
Koryn Hawthorne – Unstoppable
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room

SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD- “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Collaboration:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Khalid – “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown – “Heaven”
Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song:
Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever it Takes”
lovelytheband – “broken”
Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “Mia”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna – “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:
Cory Asbury – “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle – “You Say”
For King & Country – “joy.”
Hillsong Worship – “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells – “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney – “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne – “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson – “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson – “A Great Work”

Phish, Childish Gambino, the Lumineers lead Bonnaroo 2019 lineup

Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and the Lumineers are just a handful of artists who will make their way to Tennessee in mid-June for Bonnaroo 2019. On Tuesday (Jan. 8), festival organizers unveiled the musically diverse lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual music-centric event.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s bill are Hozier, Solange, Cardi B, the National, Kasey Musgraves, the Lonely Island, Mac DeMarco, Gucci Mane, John Prine, Beach House, Jim James, BROCKHAMPTON, Girl Talk, Deafheaven, Juice WRLD, Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, the Avett Brothers, and many more.

According to Bonnaroo’s website, the festival will host over 150 performers on over ten stages during the event.

This year will mark a special one for Phish as the band will play a total of three sets during the four-day festival. The band is scheduled to perform one set on Friday night (June 14) and two sets on Sunday (June 16). Phish made their Bonnaroo debut in 2009 where they shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen for three songs. They returned to the Bonnaroo stage in 2012 where they teamed up with Kenny Rogers for “The Gambler.”

The official lineup also boosts the return of the Grand Ole Opry with special guests. Those special guest will be revealed at a later date.

Tickets for the four-day music festival go on sale beginning this Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon ET. As like many other music festivals, Bonnaroo is offering a layaway plan for those who may be feeling the effects of the holiday season.

For more information about the music festival, tickets, or the lineup, head on over to Bonnaroo’s website here.

Bonnaroo 2019 will return to its home of Manchester, Tennessee during the weekend of June 13-16. The full lineup can be found below.

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Kendrick Lamar leads 2019 Grammy nominations with eight nods

Kendrick Lamar and the team behind the “Black Panther” soundtrack have something else to celebrate this week; they now lead the pack with the most Grammy nominations for the 2019 incarnation of the awards show. On Friday (Dec. 7), Grammy award-winner Alessia Cara, famed Apple Music host Zane Lowe, Shawn Mendes, and 2019 Grammy-nominated Janelle Monáe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for several of the awards show’s categories.

Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations is Kendrick Lamar and the team behind Black Panther: The Album. Lamar is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and more for his work on the soundtrack for the record-smashing Marvel film. The list of Grammy nominations for the movie soundtrack come less than a day after the album was nominated for two Golden Globes for Best Original Score – Motion Picture for Ludwig Göransson and Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “All the Stars,” Lamar’s now Grammy-nominated song.

The music-from-movies trend does not end there as Lady Gaga earned a total of four nominations for her work on the “A Star is Born” soundtrack. Like Lamar, Gaga is nominated in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Song Written for Visual Media categories for the film’s breakout single “Shallow.” Gaga also received a nomination in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” off her last studio album, Joanne.

Behind Lamar with a total of seven nominations is Drake while producer Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile earned six apiece. Coming in with five nominations are Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, producer Sounwave, and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. The show will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

For now, the full list of Grammy nominees can be found below.

Record of the Year
“I Like It” – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
“This is America” – Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album of the Year
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By — Various Artists

*Song of the Year
“All The Stars” —Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Boo’d Up” —Ella Mai
“God’s Plan” —Drake
“In My Blood” —Shawn Mendes
“The Joke” —Brandi Carlile
“The Middle” —Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“This Is America” —Childish Gambino
(*awarded to the songwriter)

Best New Artist
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga
“Better Now” — Post Malone

Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fall in Line” – Christina Aguilera (feat. Demi Lovato)
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Backstreet Boys
“’S Wonderful” – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
“Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B|
“Say Something” – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Love Is Here To Stay – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
My Way – Willie Nelson
Nat “King” Cole & Me – Gregory Porter
Standards (Deluxe) – Seal
The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! – Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album
Camila — Camila Cabello
Meaning of Life — Kelly Clarkson
Sweetener — Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma — P!nk
Reputation — Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording
“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
“Ultimatum” — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
“Losing It” — Fisher
“Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
“Ghost Voices” — Virtual Self

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Singularity – Jon Hopkins
Woman Worldwide – Justice
Treehouse – Sofi Tukker
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides –Sophie
Lune Rouge – Tokimonsta

Best Rock Performance
“Four Out of Five” – Arctic Monkeys
“When Bad Does Good” – Chris Cornell
“Made An America” – The Fever 333
“Highway Tune” – Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable” – Halestorm

Best Metal Performance
“Condemned to the Gallows” – Between the Buried and Me
“Honeycomb” – Deafheaven
“Electric Messiah” – High on Fire
“Betrayer” – Trivium
“On My Teeth” – Underoath

Best Rock Song:
“Black Smoke Rising” — Greta Van Fleet
“Jumpsuit” — Twenty One Pilots
“MANTRA” — Bring Me The Horizon
“Masseduction” — St. Vincent
“Rats” — Ghost

Best Rock Album
Rainier Fog – Alice in Chains
Mania – Fall Out Boy
Prequelle – Ghost
From the Fires – Greta Van Fleet
Pacific Daydream – Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino – Arctic Monkeys
Colors – Beck
Utopia – Björk
American Utopia – David Byrne
Masseduction – St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance
“Long as I Live” – Toni Braxton
“Summer” – The Carters
“YOY” – Lalah Hathaway
“Best Part” – H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar
“First Began” – PJ Morton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” – Leon Bridges
“Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” – Bettye LaVette
“Honest” – Major.
“How Deep is Your Love” – PJ Morton feat Yebba
“Made for Love” – Charlie Wilson feat. Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
“Come Through and Chill” – Migeul feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi
“Feels Like Summer” – Childish Gambino
“Focus” – H.E.R.
“Long as I Live” – Toni Braxton

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Everything Is Love — The Carters
The Kids Are Alright — Chloe x Halle
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
War & Leisure — Miguel
Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello

Best R&B Album
Sex & Cigarettes – Toni Braxton
Good Thing – Leon Bridges
Honestly – Lalah Hathaway
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Gumbo Unplugged – PJ Morton

Best Rap Performance
“Be Careful” – Cardi B
“Nice for What” – Drake
“King’s Dead” – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
“Bubblin” – Anderson .Paak
“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott

Best Rap/Sung Performance
“Like I Do” – Christina Aguilera feat. Goldlink
“Pretty Little Fears” – 6lack feat. J. Cole
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“All the Stars” – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” – Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

Best Rap Song
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“King’s Dead” – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, James Blake
“Lucky You” – Eminem
“Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
“Win” – Jay Rock

Best Rap Album
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott

Best Country Solo Performance
“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” – Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
“Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves
“Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” – Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Shoot Me Straight” – Brothers Osborne
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” – Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song
“Break Up in the End” – Cole Swindell
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” – Little Big Town

Best Country Album
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album
My Mood Is You — Freddy Cole
The Questions — Kurt Elling
The Subject Tonight Is Love — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace
If You Really Want — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza
The Window — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album
One Nation Under God — Jekalyn Carr
Hiding Place — Tori Kelly
Make Room — Jonathan McReynolds
The Other Side — The Walls Group
A Great Work — Brian Courtney Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
Hallelujah Here Below – Elevation Worship
Living With a Fire – Jesus Culture
Surrounded – Michael W. Smith
Survivor: Live From Harding Prison – Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album
Prometo — Pablo Alboran
Sincera — Claudia Brant
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 — Natalia Lafourcade
2:00 AM — Raquel Sofía
Vives — Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
The Tree Of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop Of Truth — The Wood Brothers

Best Folk Album
Whistle Down the Wind – Joan Baez
Black Cowboys – Don Flemons
Rifles & Rosary Beads – Mary Gauthier
Weed Garden – Iron & Wine
All Ashore – Punch Brothers

Best Reggae Album
As the World Turns – Black Uhuru
Reggae Forever – Etana
Rebellion Rises – Ziggy Marley
A Matter of Time – Protoje
44/876 – Sting & Shaggy

Spoken Word
Accessory to War – Courtney B. Vance
Calypso – David Sedaris
Creative Quest – Questlove
Faith – A Journey For All – Jimmy Carter
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish

Best Musical Theater Album
The Band’s Visit
Carousel
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island

Best Comedy Album
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup For Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine — Chris Rock

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Call Me By Your Name
Deadpool 2
The Greatest Showman
Lady Bird
Stranger Things

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
Blade Runner 2049 – Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer
Coco – Michael Giacchino
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA, from: Black Panther
“Mystery Of Love” —Sufjan Stevens, from Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me” — Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade, from: Coco
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, from A Star Is Born
“This Is Me” —Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble, from The Greatest Showman

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video
“Apes—” – The Carters
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“I’m Not Racist” – Joyner Lucas
“Pynk” – Janelle Monáe
“Mumbo Jumbo” – Tierra Whack

Best Music Film
Life in 12 Bars
Whitney
Quincy
Itzhak
The King

Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran lead 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations

billboard-music-awards-tickets_05-20-18_17_5ac851da563af.jpgThe 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been unveiled and it looks like Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran are leading the pack with the most nominations this year. On Tuesday (April 17), the official list of nominees for this year’s event was announced, revealing that Lamar and Sheeran are tied with a total of 15 nominations apiece. Both Grammy winners’ nominations include Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Hot 100 Song, and Top Selling Album.

Coming in second with a total of 14 nominations is Bruno Mars. Mars, who is also a recent Grammy winner, is nominated for Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B Song which features two of his current hits (“That’s What I Like” and “Finesse” with Cardi B).

Right behind Mars is Post Malone with a total of 12 nominations. The “Rockstar” rapper’s nominations include Top Collaboration with 21 Savage for “Rockstar,” Top Streaming Songs Artist, and Top Streaming Song (Audio) which features two of his songs (“Rockstar” and “Congratulations”).

Injecting the awards show with a little bit of rock are the guys from Imagine Dragons who garnered a total of 10 nominations this year. The Las Vegas guys’ nominations include Top Radio Song, Top Duo/Group, and Top Selling Song which include two of their Evolve singles“Believer” and “Thunder.”

Tied with a total of eight nominations apiece are Cardi B and Justin Bieber. The Bronx-based rapper’s nominations include Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” and Top New Artist.

As for Bieber, most of his nominations come in the form of song contributions (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despactio” and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One”). The only non-contribtuion nomination the pop star received this year is in the Top Social Artist category.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 20, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The complete event will air live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Tickets for the awards show went on sale last week and can currently be purchase here.

For now, the complete list of nominations for this year’s awards show can be seen below.

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Rihanna
SZA

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake – More Life
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Post Malone – Stoney
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift – reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton – From a Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift – reputation

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana

Top R&B Album:
Khalid – American Teen
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
SZA – CTRL
The Weeknd – Starboy
XXXTENTATION – 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake – More Life
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv is Rage 2
Migos- Culture
Post Malone – Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes
Chris Stapleton – From a Room: Volume 1
Brett Young – Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Linkin Park – One More Light
Panic! at the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man – Woodstock
U2 – Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam – Fenix
Christian Nodal – Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna – Odisea
Romeo Santos – Golden
Shakira – El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii – AVĨCI (01)
The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open
Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo – Stargazing
ODESZA – A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship – There is a Cloud
Hillsong UNITED – Wonder
Hillsong Worship – Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson – Precious Memories Collection
MercyMe – Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – A Long Way from Sunday
Travis Greene – Crossover: Live from Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Heart. Passion. Pursuit
Marvin Sapp – Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo – “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Lil Pump – “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth – “Attention”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay  “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid – “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil’ Wayne – “I’m the One”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt – “Body Like a Back Road”
Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara – “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists – “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin and Willy William ft. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Maluma – “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna – “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – “Something Just Like This”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato – “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Ann-Marie – “Rockabye”
Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship – “O Come to the Altar”
Hillsong Worship – “What a Beautiful Name”
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe – “Even If”
Zach Williams -“Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy – “Trust In You”
Travis Greene – “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – “You Deserve It”
Tamela Mann – “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson – “I’m Blessed”

Bruno Mars announces final ’24K Magic’ North American tour dates

Even with a handful of Grammys under his belt thanks to his recently released third studio album, it looks like Bruno Mars is ready to say good-bye to the era of 24K Magic. On Monday (Feb. 12), the entertainer formally announced the complete tour itinerary for the final leg of his 24K Magic World tour. The fall tour will kick off on Sept. 7 at the Pepsi Center in Denver and wrap up on Oct. 27 with a four-night stop at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles isn’t the only location where Mars will have a multi-night engagement. The upcoming trek will include a number of two-night shows at several of the stops including Denver (Pepsi Center), Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center), Toronto (Air Canada Centre), Boston (TD Garden), Newark (Prudential Center), Brooklyn (Barclays Center), and Dallas (American Airlines Center).

Hitting the road alongside Mars for 23-stop tour will be breakout rapper/fellow Grammy 2018 nominee, Cardi B.

General ticket sales for the upcoming tour dates will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 16, at noon local time. For those who had tickets for the postponed Oct. 30, 2017 Denver show, those tickets will only be honored at the Sept. 7 show.

Earlier this month, Mars unveiled to fans that he would once again hit the road later this year for the final leg of his lengthy tour. At the time, the crooner had only unveiled the locations of where the shows would take place, omitting the dates and venues. Once the tour wraps up at the end of October, Mars would have performed a total of 135 concerts.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the 24K Magic World Tour “finale” can be seen below.

BRUNO MARS’ 24K MAGIC TOUR DATES:

Sept. 7 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 8 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 1 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 2 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 7 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 11 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 – Austin, TX @ Circuit of the Americas
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center