Celebrity Scoop – 09/06/2018

by Gino on September 6, 2018

in Celebrity Scoop

ED SHEERAN, TAYLOR SWIFT, BRUNO MARS AMONG 2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS NOMINEES – (09/06/2018)

The nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards, which will air November 11th on E!, have been revealed.

There are 43 categories in all, and in addition to new ones like Animal Star of the Year, Bingeworthy Show of 2018, and Competition Contestant of 2018, there are plenty of music stars who’ve received nods, including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Drake, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and more.

This year marks the first time the PCAs will air on E! They previously aired on CBS. Voting is open now on E!.

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Full Story: E Online

Nominees In The Top Pop-Centric Music Categories:

Male Artist of 2018

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • The Weeknd
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Keith Urban
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Logic
  • G-Eazy
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Jay-Z
  • Bruno Mars

Female Artist of 2018

  • Taylor Swift
  • Beyoncé
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Camila Cabello
  • SZA
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Selena Gomez
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Pink
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Dua Lipa

Group of 2018

  • Migos
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Dan + Shay
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Gorillaz
  • Imagine Dragons
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • BTS
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Little Big Town
  • Sugarland
  • Maroon 5

Song of 2018

  • Drake – “God’s Plan”
  • Drake – “In My Feelings”
  • Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”
  • Migos – “Stir Fry”
  • Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA – “All the Stars”
  • Selena Gomez – “Back to You”
  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
  • Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”
  • Travis Scott – “Butterfly Effect”
  • The Carters – “Apes–t”

Album of 2018

  • Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
  • Drake – Scorpion
  • Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
  • Migos – Culture II
  • J. Cole – Kod
  • Camila Cabello – Camila
  • Travis Scott – Astroworld
  • Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
  • Ariana Grande – Sweetner
  • Logic – Bobby Tarantino II
  • The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy
  • Nicki Minaj – Queen

Music Video of 2018

  • Drake – “God’s Plan”
  • Drake – “In My Feelings”
  • Selena Gomez – “Back to You”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
  • Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
  • Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
  • Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
  • The Weeknd – “Call Out My Name”
  • The Carters – “Apes–t”
  • Camila Cabello – “Never Be the Same”

Concert Tour of 2018

  • Beyoncé & Jay Z – On the Run II Tour
  • Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods Tour
  • U2 – Experience + Innocence Tour
  • Kenny Chesney – Trip Around the Sun Tour
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation Tour
  • Britney Spears – Piece of Me Tour
  • Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold Tour
  • Katy Perry – Witness Tour
  • Imagine Dragons – Evolve Tour
  • Bruno Mars – 24k Magic Tour
  • Pink – Beautiful Trauma Tour
  • Shania Twain – Now Tour

DRAKE TOPS BILLBOARD’S 2018 SONG OF THE SUMMER – (09/06/2018)

Drake’s track “In My Feelings” is now officially Billboard’s 2018 Song of the Summer. The track from his Scorpion album, which has been at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks, shows no signs of slowing down. On Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart, Drizzy also has the No. 4 track, “Nice For What,” and the No. 9 song, “God’s Plan.” This is Drake’s second Billboard Song of the Summer, following 2016’s “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla.

Cardi B holds the second and third positions for this year’s official summer songs with “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, and “Girl Like You” by Maroon 5, on which she’s featured.

Post Malone also has two tracks in the Top 10: “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ign at No. 6, and the No. 10 song, “Better Now.”

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Full Story: Billboard

Billboard’s 2018 Songs of the Summer:

  1. “In My Feelings” by Drake
  2. “I Like It” by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  3. “Girl Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
  4. “Nice For What” by Drake
  5. “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD
  6. “Psycho” by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  7. “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai
  8. “No Tears left to Cry” by Ariana Grande
  9. “God’s Plan” by Drake
  10. “Better Now” by Post Malone

DUA LIPA, DIPLO & MARK RONSON DROP ‘ELECTRICITY’ – (09/06/2018)

Dua Lipa, Diplo and Mark Ronson – together known as Silk City – teamed up for a new track called “Electricity,” which debuted at midnight.

“It’s one of the first things that we wrote when me and Diplo got together last summer,” Mark explained.

“It really represents – more than anything – kind of like, the best synthesis of what we love…Diana Gordon wrote this – she’s an amazing writer.”

The video for “Electricity” was also released.

TROYE SIVAN, MARK RONSON MAKE VANITY FAIR’S BEST DRESSED LIST – (09/06/2018)

Troye Sivan, Rihanna, “Uptown Funk” mastermind Mark Ronson, Lauryn Hill and JAY-Z are the musicians who’ve made it onto Vanity Fair’s 2018 Best-Dressed List.

The magazine describes Rihanna as “a true style heroine” and “the ultimate chameleon,” who “embraces color and outlandishness.”

Troye tells the magazine, “For a long time, I didn’t allow myself to wear things that I actually appreciated because I was worried I couldn’t pull them off. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and trust your instincts – allow yourself that journey.”

Mark Ronson, who Troye cites as one of his style icons, tells Vanity Fair that his favorite piece of clothing is, “a rare T-shirt of New York ‘80s freestyle legends Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.”

Vanity Fair praises Jay-Z’s “more tailored silhouette,” including Gucci and Tom Ford suits and ‘70s-era shirts. The mag adds of Beyoncé’s husband, “He’s also grown out his hair – a definite step toward a more mature, sexier version of himself, while still having fun with his style.”

Lauryn Hill is described as “eclectic in every sense of the word,” giving her props for layering, “colors, textures, and one-off pieces, mixing classic-soul ‘70s and early-’80s vibes with a modern twist.”

A whopping 43 stars were chosen for the prestigious list, which celebrates those “whose personal style and creativity are redefining the game.” Joining the five musicians are the likes of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Donald Glover, Serena Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, LeBron James, Jeff Goldblum, Amal Clooney, Bella Hadid, and Jonah Hill.

Check out photos of all the honorees at VanityFair.com.

CHILDISH GAMBINO OFFERING TWO FREE SONGS FOR BUYING TICKETS TO HIS TOUR – (09/06/2018)

Childish Gambino is offering two free songs – “Algorhythm” and “All Night” – in exchange for purchasing tickets to his upcoming This Is America tour, which features Vince Staples. The tour kicks off today in Atlanta, and will continue through October 12th in Nashville.

“These songs are not complete,” he wrote about the tracks, according to a screenshot posted to Reddit, “But it is important for u to be familiar with them in order to participate, and therefore fully enjoy the experience.” Gambino, real named Donald Glover, also asked fans not to share his new music. “These songs are for people attending the show only,” he wrote. “Keep this without our community.”

As previously reported, the singer/actor dropped his animated music video for the song “Feels Like Summer” over the Labor Day weekend. It features plenty of cameos, including Future stealing Drake’s bicycle, Chance the Rapper babysitting Jaden Smith while Birdman mans a grill, and Nicki Minaj losing a game of blocks to Travis Scott.

Other celebrities featured in animated form in the video include Janelle Monáe, SZA, Oprah, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Solange, The Weekend, Kanye West and Michelle Obama.

A new Donald Glover-directed short for Adidas Originals tells the story of what happens after that video ends, and appears to reveal a new partnership between the artist and shoe brand.

Where the song’s visual follows Gambino’s character pacing down a neighborhood street and observing various animated celebrities before reaching home, the short, titled “Donald Glover,” shows the character after he walks inside. The avatar sits down, takes off his shoes, grabs an Adidas box, and puts on a new pair of sneakers. Then, the short ends.

Glover has said that his next full-length, whenever it drops, will be the final Childish Gambino album.

In other news, Glover plans to sue Glassnote Entertainment Group because they took too large a chunk of his royalties for his work as Childish Gambino.

Glover and Glassnote have been battling it out over the matter all summer. The label believes their agreement entitles them to half his Childish Gambino royalties, while he does not.

According to court docs obtained by The Blast, Glover intends to “assert counterclaims” that he is owed $700,000 in streaming royalties.

KELSEA BALLERINI & THE CHAINSMOKERS TEASE SPECIAL COLLABORATION – (09/06/2018)

It looks like Kelsea Ballerini will be announcing a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The two acts teased back and forth on Twitter yesterday (Wednesday, September 5th) with the pop/EDM act writing, “Kelsea you think they’re ready?” She replied, “It’s like you’re READING MY MIND. I’m in.” Kelsea also added, “I’ll tell you a story before it tells itself…” followed by two champagne glass, one heart and one winking face emoji.

Kelsea recently hinted about a trip to the west coast for a secret project on her Insta stories, along with a few behind-the-scenes clips from an unspecified video shoot in Los Angeles yesterday. On last night’s Insta story, Kelsea said the secret will officially be announced on Monday (September 10th).

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