DRAKE, CARDI B LEAD AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS – (09/13/2018)
Artists such as Drake, Cardi B and Camila Cabello lead nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards with nods in multiple categories. The nominations were announced during a livestreamed event on YouTube Tuesday by Normani, Bebe Rexha, Ella Mai and Kane Brown.
Drake, Cardi B and Cabello will be competing for the coveted Artist of the Year award alongside Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Imagine Dragons. Favorite Music Video will be decided between Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” and Cabello’s “Havana.”
Other major nominations include Cabello, Cardi B and Taylor Swift up for Favorite Female Artist: Pop Rock; Drake, Post Malone and Ed Sheeran up for Favorite Male Artist: Pop Rock; Drake’s “Scorpion,” Swift’s “Reputation” and Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” for Favorite Album: Pop Rock; and Cabello, Cardi B, Khalid, Dua Lipa and XXXTentacion for New Artist of the Yea
The 2018 AMA Awards will be broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles October on ABC. black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is serving as the host.
For New Artist of the Year presented by Capital One Savor Card, Favorite Social Artist and Collaboration of the Year, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform:
- Via web at VoteAMAs.com
- Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
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Artist Of The Year
- Imagine Dragons
- Post Malone
- Ed Sheeran
- Taylor Swift
TAYLOR SWIFT AND ED SHEERAN ON A HIKE TOGETHER – (09/13/2018)
Friends and frequent collaborators Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are celebrating their American Music Awards nominations with a little hike.
In a video posted to Taylor’s Instagram page, the two are seen on a hike together. Taylor ribs Ed a couple of times, first asking, “You OK, bro?” To which he responds by giving her the middle finger.
She later teases him about being out of shape, saying, “It’s called exercise. Have you ever done cardio?” She adds that guitar playing doesn’t count.
The two also talk about their nominations and the fact that they’re both nominated in the Favorite Pop/Rock Album category along with Drake. Taylor and Ed agree that they’ll probably be losing to Drake.
“Safe to say whoever wins the AMA for fav pop/rock album will be an artist who writes songs about love and heartbreak,” Taylor captions on the video, along with a crying laughing emoji. “YOU get to decide who it’ll be. Vote at the link in my bio @AMAs.”
The two are also up against Drake in the Favorite Artist of the Year category and will compete against each other in the Tour of the Year category. Swift is also nominated for two other awards while Sheeran has the potential to pick up a total of six awards.
The 2018 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9th.
TWITTER DRAGS ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ SEASON 27 CAST – (09/13/2018)
ABC introduced the full cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 27 on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. Social media was less than impressed. Twitter users questioned the contestants’ star power, with many claiming they’d take a “hard pass” on this season.
Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch, Fuller House‘s Juan Pablo Di Pace and former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider will all be hot-stepping their way to the Mirrorball Trophy, along with comedian Nikki Glaser, radio host and American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, singer Tinashe, Instagram model Alexis Ren, and Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, Paralympian Danelle Umstead and former NFL player and Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware.
They join the previously confirmed Facts of Life alum Nancy McKeon, Milo Manheim (Disney Channel’s Zombies) and Joe Amabile (Bachelorette Season 14).
Dancing With the Stars bows Monday, September 24th at 8 p.m. on ABC.
- McKeon is the third Facts of Life alum to appear on DWTS. Kim Fields (Season 22) and Cloris Leachman (Season 7) preceded her.
- DiPace is the third Fuller House alum to compete, following Candace Cameron Bure, (Season 18), and Jodie Sweetin (Season 22).