Ariana Grande will have a new single out on Friday. She Tweeted yesterday that it’s called “No Tears Left To Cry.” Just turn to me
ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou 4.20
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 17, 2018
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will be back in New York City. Radio City Music Hall hosts the big event on August 20th. It will be the 12th VMAs held at that historic venue. That’s also where the first VMAs were handed out in 1984. This year’s stage just might be flooded with New York talent, including Brooklyn’s BeBe Rexha — whose 2017 track “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line is up for a Billboard award.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) April 17, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres has arranged for a $1 million donation to a Texas high school devastated by Hurricane Harvey in August. On yesterday’s episode, Ellen detailed how the gym at the Rockport-Fulton High School in Rockport, Texas, had been a second home to students, particularly the girls’ volleyball team. She got on a live feed with the kids and “ she said that the Lowe’s home-improvement chain was committing the money, as well as the expertise of workers from nearby stores.
Looks like NBC’s “The Voice” is kicking “American Idol’s” butt. The latest ratings from Monday night show “The Voice” with 9.2 million viewers, and the top-rated and most-watched show of the night, while “American Idol” had 6.9 million viewers, even with the series’ lowest rating as well as the lowest in the desirable 18-49 age group.
Director Steven Spielberg will be doing a movie about the DC Comics’ character, Blackhawk. The character is about the leader of an international squadron of heroic pilots who fought the Nazis back in World War II. Nothing is down on paper for the film, and Spielberg’s next projects will be an “Indiana Jones 5” movie and a remake of “West Side Story” as well.
— DC (@DCComics) April 17, 2018
This year’s Billboard Music Awards nominations have been revealed, with Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars in the lead with 15 nominations apiece. The trio will all compete in the Top Artist category, where they’re joined by nine-time nominee Taylor Swift, who has only five nominations. Followed by Imagine Dragons, who snagged 10. Justin Bieber has eight nominations, and the guys behind “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, have seven apiece.
Top Female Artist
Top Male Artist
Top Hot 100 Song
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Top Selling Album
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
Pink – Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Chris Stapleton – From a Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift – Reputation
Top New Artist
Top Country Song
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
Bebe Rexa and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”