Cardi B Leads 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

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MTV’s iconic moonmen are about to be handed out once again to some of the world’s biggest stars in music as the nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced Monday, July 16.

Leading the nominations this year is Cardi B, scoring 10 nominations, followed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z with eight nods. Also getting plenty of mentions are Childish Gambino and Drake which are tied with seven nominations each, while Bruno Mars is up for six moonmen.

Cardi B is up for major awards such as Artist of the Year and Best New Artist, while her “Finesse” remix with Bruno Mars got five nods, including Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

See the partial nominees below. For a full list, go mtv.com/vma where fans can also vote. The 2018 MTV VMAs is set to air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – Republic Records
Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records
Cardi B – Atlantic Records
Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Post Malone – Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)
Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records
Cardi B – Atlantic Records
Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records
Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records

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Swim Deep Confirms New Album

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Swim Deep’s second studio album “Mothers” from RCA

“We’re off to a studio by the sea to finally finish the album,” the band shared the news via their official Twitter page.

Following the announcement, the band shared some of their photos from the studio. Check them out here.

British indie rock band’s long-awaited album would be their follow up their sophomore album “Mothers”. Release in October 2015, the album was received positively by music critics.

The post also confirms the departure of Tom Higgins (guitar, keyboard) and Zachary Robinson (drums, percussion) though remains optimistic about the recent changes, adding “it’s been a great change, and we’ve been making waves with some incredible new friends who you’ll meet soon.”

Watch: Smashing Pumpkins’ Surreal New Video “Solara”

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Producer: Rick Rubin

Smashing Pumpkins dropped a new music video for their latest single “Solara” and it is entertainingly weird and bizarre.

Directed by Nick Koenig, the trailer sees Billy Corgan in an eerie underground asylum then later finds out that the real world is just as bizarre.

The alternative rock band recently performed “Solara” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“Solara” is the band’s first song by three fourths of its original members (Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin) in 18 years. “Tear down the sun, bring down the sun,” Corgan singing the chorus. “I’m not everyone, I’m not everyone, I’m not everyone.”

Smashing Pumpkins is set to embark on a 36-city tour this July with the “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour” which comes in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The tour kicks off at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on July 12. You can grab tour tickets from Ticketmaster.

Summerfest 2018 Kicks Off Wednesday

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Summerfest 2018

“The World’s Largest Music Festival” Summerfest 2018 kicks off on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where some of the biggest and most exciting musical acts are set to take the stage.

Summerfest 2018 full lineup and performance schedules can be found here.

Presented by American Family Insuranc, the annual music festival held at the 75-acre (30-hectare) Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, sees 11 days of festival fun from more than 800 acts on 11 stages, with all the great music and food in the beautiful city of Milwaukee.

Conceived in the 1960s by then mayor of Milwaukee Henry W. Maier, Summerfest originally hosted various events from concerts to film festivals. It has since attracted global attention and featured artists from a variety of music genres, as well as legendary music artists.

The Emerging Artists Series

One of the festival’s most exciting presentation is “The Emerging Artists Series.” The series started in 2006 and has brought up and coming talented artists into global awareness from Summerfest’s festival stage.

Presented by Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and Shepherd Express, this year’s lineup includes an eclectic lists of artists from Atlanta’s “Chasing Lovely,” to London based indie-pop artist “Leon Of Athens” as well as incredible Milwaukee local artists “Band Of Dust,” “Faux Fiction,” “Bo & Airo,” and “Telethon.”

Here is a full list of this year’s Emerging Artists Series.

Some of the series’ past featured artists include Walk the Moon, Nathaniel Rateliff, Maren Morris, BØRNS, X Ambassadors, The Record Company, among others.

You can book tickets, multi-day passes and parking at Summerfest.com.

DEADPOOL 2 Announces Original Motion Picture Score Picture Disc Vinyl

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Fans of the Deadpool 2 Original Motion Picture Score (released via Sony Music Masterworks) can get excited for its official vinyl release on August 17, 2018. Pre-orders for the 180-gram single-disc picture vinyl record are available via Amazon at https://sonymasterworks.lnk.to/Deadpool2Vnyl-PR.

The first ever “parental guidance” labeled score album features music from award-winning composer, Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) and contains popular explicit numbers such as “Holy S*** Balls” and”Make the Whole World our B****”. Billboard shared that “the score…matches the smart-ass spirit of the franchise.” The album is currently available to stream or download digitally. Please be sure to follow @SonyMasterworks to be the first to find out about news and upcoming releases.

Directed David Leitch, and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy.

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Paul McCartney Shares Tracks From Upcoming Album

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Paul McCartney has released two new songs from his upcoming album. The singles, “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me” were teased this week through his website:

“Following a whirlwind week that saw his Instagram presence rebooted as he played one of the most intimate gigs of his storied career, Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’, will be released tomorrow as a double A-Side single”.

The iconic English singer-songwriter described “I Don’t Know” as a “plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver,” while “Come On to Me” as a “raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.”

Both are set to appear on his 17th studio album called “Egypt Station” which is set for release on September 7th through Capitol Records. The album is his first on the label since 2005’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… ‘Egypt Station’ starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station,” says McCartney of the album’s title. “So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

The album is available for pre-order through McCartney’s website in multiple formats. This includes digital album, CD, standard 140g vinyl, and limited edition deluxe 180g color vinyl.

“The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018” Announce Special Guests

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Nas, M.I.A., Santigold, De La Soul and Busta Rhymes are among the special guests set to join Lauryn Hill in her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018, Live Nation has announced.

The tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” the singer and rapper’s debut solo album which was released in August 25, 1998.

Other acts set to join her are include Dave Chappelle, Santigold, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi, Dave East, Jo Mersa Marley, Talib Kweli, Bambaata Marley, Shabazz Palaces, Patoranking, Tierra Whack, Protoje, Kelela, Victory, Raury, Iman Omari and more. To see a which artist appear on specific dates, go to Live Nation’s website.

The 29-city tour kicks off Virginia Beach, Virginia, VA venue Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater on July 5. There, A$AP Rocky and Jo Mersa Marley is set to open, then wraps in St. Louis, Chaifetz Arena on October 5 where Nas, Patoranking and Shabazz Palaces are the supporting acts.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains Hill’s signature album. The record breaking album debuted at number one on Billboard album charts and won numerous awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album produced three top 40 hit singles, including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” which topped Billboard singles chart in the US.

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Winners List

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Tiffany Haddish hosted the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Blockbuster superhero film Black Panther and Netflix’s science fiction-horror hit tv series Stranger Things were the big winner at the star-studded 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, dominating the night after leading the nominations.

The show was hosted by Tiffany Haddish, who by the way was also nominated for Comedic Performance (which she won) and Scene Stealer for “Girls’ Trip.”

Top honors were given to actress and writer Lena Waithe for The Trailblazer Award, as well as Chris Pratt for The Generation Award.

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards was taped on Saturday, June 16 and was broadcast Monday night, June 18.

See the full list of winners (in bold) below:

BEST MOVIE
Avengers: Infinity War
Winner: Black Panther
Girls Trip
IT
Wonder Woman

BEST SHOW
13 Reasons Why
Game of Thrones
grown-ish
Riverdale
Winner: Stranger Things

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Winner: Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Winner: Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Katherine Langford – 13 Reasons Why
Issa Rae – Insecure
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Red Carpet

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Photos from the MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet held on Saturday. The show will air on MTV on Monday, June 18, at 9 p.m. EST, hosted by “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish, with appearances by Kim Kardashian, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Nick Jonas, Olivia Munn and many others. 

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