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”

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Kendrick Lamar leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Now that the dog days of summer are starting to die down, MTV is getting ready for one of their major end of summer award shows. On Tuesday (July 25), the once music-centric channel announced the nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations this year is Kendrick Lamar. “Video of the Year,” “Best Hip-Hop,” and “Best Cinematography” are just some of the categories his single, “HUMBLE.” is nominated for.

Falling behind Lamar with a total of five nominations each are Katy Perry and The Weeknd. Perry is nominated for categories such as “Best Pop,” “Best Direction,” and “Best Visual Effects” for her Skip Marley-assisted, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The Weekend is nominated for categories such as “Video of the Year,” “Best Editing,” and “Best Art Direction” for his single, “Reminder.”

Following their decision to feature non-gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the network announced that the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined into “Artist of the Year.” Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, the Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Lorde are nominated for that honor this year.

In addition to the combined “Artist of the Year” category, MTV has also revealed the addition of a new category: “Best Fight Against the System.” The “Best Fight Against the System” category was added to celebrate music videos that inspire viewers to stand up for injustices.

Fans can begin to vote for their favorite music videos by heading over to the VMA’s website here. While all the major categories will close before the awards show in late August, the “Best New Artist” category will remain open until the night of the live broadcast. Another category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. The complete list of nominees, with the exclusion on “Best Song of Summer,” can be seen below.

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”

The Weeknd — “Reminder”

Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

Best New Artist

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez — “We Don’t Talk Anymore”

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey — “Closer”

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels”

Zayn & Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop

Shawn Mendes — “Treat You Better”

Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”

Harry Styles — “Sign of the Times”

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane — “Down”

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”

Miley Cyrus — “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

Big Sean — “Bounce Back”

Chance the Rapper — “Same Drugs”

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad & Boujee”

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne — “I’m The One”

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”

Kygo x Selena Gomez — “It Ain’t Me”

Calvin Harris — “My Way”

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ — “Cold Water”

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Gone”

Best Rock

Coldplay — “A Head Full of Dreams”

Fall Out Boy — “Young and Menace”

Twenty One Pilots — “Heavydirtysoul”

Green Day — “Bang Bang”

Foo Fighters — “Run”

Best Fight Against the System

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson — “Black SpiderMan”

The Hamilton Mixtape — “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)

Big Sean — “Light” (Race)

Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Body image)

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley — “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)

John Legend — “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)

Coachella 2017 lineup unveiled

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The new year has barely kicked off and Coachella has already unveiled their star-studded lineup for the 2017 edition of the music festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 3), the annual California music festival unleashed it’s lengthy and star-studded lineup for 2017. Radiohead will headline both Friday (April 14 and 21) of the event while Beyoncé will headline both Saturdays (April 15 and 22). Kendrick Lamar will close out each Sunday (April 16 and 23) of the shows.

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar maybe the bigger font artists on the band, but a slew of other big names will also perform during the two weekend. The xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Justice, New Order, and many more join the long list of artists taking over Indio, Calif. in late April. The music festival’s official poster with all the musicians scheduled for the event can be seen below.

Coachella 2017 is set to take over the Empire Polo Club during two weekends in April. The first weekend is scheduled for April 14-17 while the second weekend will take place from April 21-23. Advance ticket sales took place last June which allowed buyers to participate in the Coachella payment plan. For those who did not purchase their passes during the advance ticket sales, general passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PST. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

2016 Grammy Awards Announce Nominees

Now that the American Music Awards has opened the door to the music awards season, the Grammys are stepping it up with their only unveiling. On Monday morning (Dec. 7), the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for the upcoming event. Coming out on top with the most nominees for the 2016 show is Kendrick Lamar. The California rapper has earned a total of 11 nominees for this album, To Pimp a Butterfly, and the track “Alright.”

Following Lamar, are his recent collaborator Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with a total of seven nominations apiece. The pop star is nominated for her hit album 1989 and several tracks featured on it, while The Weeknd’s nominations comes courtesy of his recently released album Beauty Behind the Madness and his contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

While Lamar, Swift, and The Weeknd seem like likely contenders, the “Album of the Year” category shows off just how eclectic the music universe has become. Indie group Alabama Shakes, country superstar Chris Stapleton, Swift, Lamar, and the Weeknd will all compete for the big category of the evening; “Album of the Year.”

Check out some of the categories, with the nominees, below.

Album Of The Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Record Of The Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

For Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck” – Florence & The Machine
“Sugar” – Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need” – Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston
“Go” – The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me” – Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)” – Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now” – Skrillex and Diplo w/ Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man” by Florence & The Machine
“Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” – Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura – Björk
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars – Wilco

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
Compton – Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This Its Too Late – Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death – The Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

Best Country Album
Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
The Blade – Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Video
“LSD” – ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” – The Dead Weather
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom” – Pharrell Williams

The 58th annual Grammys will air live on Feb. 15, 2016. The show will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. For more information about the upcoming awards show, head on over to the Grammy’s website.

Reading and Leeds Unveil 2015 Set Times

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Are you one of the thousands of concert goers who will be heading to Reading and Leeds this upcoming weekend? Well, if you are we have some good news for you; the festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of set times for both Reading and Leeds’ main stage. Check out the newly released list below and don’t forget to plan according to see as many awesome bands/artists as you can.

Reading Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:25 Neck Deep

13:40 – 14:20 Drenge

14:40 – 15:25 Palma Violets

15:45 – 16:35 Panic! At The Disco

16:55 – 17:45 All Time Low

18:10 – 19:10 Bastille

19:45 – 20:45 Alt-J

21:30 – 23:30 Mumford & Sons

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:35 – 14:15 Marmozets

14:30 – 15:10 Modestep

15:35 – 16:20 Pierce The Veil

16:45 – 17:35 Alexisonfire

18:10 – 19:00 Royal Blood

19:40 – 20:40 Bring Me The Horizon

21:30 – 23:30 Metallica

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:45 – 14:30 Against Me!

14:50 – 15:40 The Gaslight Anthem

16:00 – 16:50 The Cribs

17:10 – 18:00 The Maccabees

18:25 – 19:25 Jamie T

20:00 – 21:10 Kendrick Lamar

21:55 – 23:30 The Libertines

Leeds Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:40 – 14:20 Against Me!

14:40 – 15:25 The Gaslight Anthem

15:45 – 16:30 The Cribs

16:50 – 17:35 The Maccabees

18:00 – 18:55 Jamie T

19:30 – 20:40 Kendrick Lamar

21:25 – 23:00 The Libertines

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:20 Neck Deep

13:35 – 14:15 Drenge

14:30 – 15:10 Palma Violets

15:30 – 16:15 Panic! At The Disco

16:35 – 17:20 All Time Low

17:45 – 18:40 Bastille

19:15 – 20:15 Alt-J

21:00 – 23:00 Mumford & Sons

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:30 – 14:05 Marmozets

14:25 – 15:00 Modestep

15:20 – 16:05 Pierce The Veil

16:25 – 17:10 Alexisonfire

17:45 – 18:35 Royal Blood

19:15 – 20:10 Bring Me The Horizon

21:00 – 23:00 Metallica

Reading and Leeds will take place during this upcoming weekend, August 28-30. Tickets are still on sale, but if you still haven’t gotten them, we aren’t quite sure how many are left.

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.

Reading and Leeds Unveil Full 2015 Line-Up

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If you though Bonnaroo had a cool way if veiling the artists for this year’s line-up, then Reading and Leeds might have a slightly cooler way of unveiling the third and final headliner for this year’s event.

The British festival took to Facebook to post anonymous letter which read: “Yeah, so I just woke up but like, I dunno, I just can’t stop thinking about Reading and Leeds and how much I’m looking forward to playing Reading and Leeds 2015.”

Everyone following were left to guess who the third headlining spot, alongside Metallica and Mumford and Sons, would be given to until Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show went live. During the show, it was revealed that the third headliner spot was given to The Libertines.

“Reading has always been a special festival to me, it’s where I misspent a lot of my youth. I saw Rage against the Machine there when I was a nipper, which inspired a lot in me. Zack de la Rocha set me on a path, he bridged the gap between my bedroom and Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix and the Doors and showed me what it really was to be up on that stage in front of all those people” frontman Carl Barat told NME about their big headlining gig.

“It’s pretty dizzying to be alongside Metallica, I used to love them when I was a kid. They were up there with Michael Jackson and James Dean.”

But while Barat and the rest of the Libertines (including a sober Pete Doherty, we hope) are headlining, a slew of over 50 more acts were also revealed including Kendrick Lamar, American Football, Panic! at the Disco, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Frnkiero and the cellabration, and many more (though there are two special guests still unannounced).

Check out the complete line-up for Reading and Leeds 2015 slated to take place during the weekend of August 28-30. All information about the festival including tickets can be seen on their websites here and here.

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Listen to the First Two Tracks from the “Spider-Man 2” Soundtrack

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In the last two days, we have gotten two tracks from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtracks. Yesterday morning, one of the tracks from the album, “It’s On Again” was released. The song which featured Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer.

Yep. You read that right. The song features Lamar rapping and Keys singing over her piano playing and then it goes to Zimmer and his famous orchestra while at the same time you can hear the disco/hip-hop influence in the song.

Today, another song from the motion picture that is slated to hit theaters next month was released. “Here” once again features the work of Pharrell who instead of producing the track takes a front seat and sings and Zimmer. Instead of sticking to the hyper-disco dance sound that the first track had, “Here” is more of a ballad and featured former Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr.

Listen to the track here.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack will be released on April 22 through Columbia Records and will feature several other artists than just Pharrell; the Neighbourhood, LIZ, and Phosphorescent will also be contributing to the soundtrack. As for the film, it is scheduled to be released on May 2.

Pitchfork Music Festival Announce Complete Line Up

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Last month, Pitchfork released an initial list of performers that will be taking the stage at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The weekend long event had already confirmed artists such as Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes.

Yesterday afternoon, the music publication went on to reveal the full line-up for the event that is slated to take place during the weekend of July 18 through 20 at Chicago’s Union Park. Tickets are currently up for sale at the festival’s website. Regular three-day passes are currently on sale for $130 and regular single day passes are available for $60.

FRIDAY:
Beck
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Isaiah Rashad
Hundred Waters
SZA

SATURDAY:
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Field
FKA Twigs
St. Vincent
Danny Brown
Kelela
TuneYards
The Range
Pusha T
The Julie Ruin
Cloud Nothings
Mas Ysa
Wild Beasts
Circulatory System
Empress Of
Ka
Twin Peaks

SUNDAY:
Kendrick Lamar
Hudson Mohawke
Grimes
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
Slowdive
Real Estate
Jon Hopkins
Schoolboy Q
Dum Dum Girls
Earl Sweatshirt
Majical Cloudz
Deafheaven
Perfect Pussy
DIIV
Speedy Ortiz
Mutual Benefit

Pitchfork Music Festival Reveal First Set of Performers

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Who’s ready for the first round of artists confirmed for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival?

Well, even if you aren’t prepared, the people behind the music festival have unveiled some of the artists due to take the stage during the weekend-long event; Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes are just some that made the cut for the first reveal.

Additional acts, reportedly, will be announced within the upcoming weeks, but tickets are already on sale, so if you’re feeling it, head on over to the festival’s website and claim yours. Three days tickets will set you back $130 while single tickets are priced at $60.

Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place, once again, at Chicago’s Union Park during the weekend of July 18 through 20.

For now, here’s the first round:

Friday, July 18
Beck
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten

Saturday, July 19
Neutral Milk Hotel
tUnE-yArDs
Mas Ysa
Pusha T
The Range
DIIV
Ka
Circulatory System
The Julie Ruin

Sunday, July 20
Kendrick Lamar
Grimes
Slowdive
Wild Beasts