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DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28

Posted by Admin on April 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Swedish DJ Avicii, who has collaborated with the likes of Madonna and Coldplay, has died in Oman at the age of 28.


Avicii's club anthems include Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora.


His representative said in a statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.


"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time."


No cause of death was announced, and Avicii's representative said no further statements would be issued.


Read More at BBC

Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations

Posted by Admin on April 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)


The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed, and it's Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars in the lead with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three are up for Top Artist, competing against Drake (9 noms total), and Taylor Swift (5 noms total) in that field.


It's also a good day for Post Malone, who is up for 13 BBMAs in 12 categories, and Imagine Dragons, who snagged 11 nods in 10 categories. Justin Bieber and Cardi B are tied with 8 nominations, and the boys behind "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, have 7 apiece. Cardi is up for Top New Artist, facing off against 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Kodak Black.


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 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:

Beyonce

Rihanna

SZA


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 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 Collaboration:

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”

Luis Fonsi & 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 & 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 & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One

French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”


Read More at https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/8343598/billboard-music-awards-2018-nominations-list" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Billboard


Taylor Swift's 'September' Cover Gets Nod of Approval From Earth, Wind & Fire Co-Writer Allee Willis

Posted by Admin on April 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Early Friday (April 13), Taylor Swift shared her acoustic spin on Earth, Wind, & Fire’s funk classic "September." Following the premiere of Swift’s Spotify Singles cover, the 28-year-old performer received kudos from none other than one of the original track's co-writers, Allee Willis.


In 1978, Willis was contacted by the band’s singer Maurice White and invited to join the writing sessions for their next album, according to a 2014 interview she did on NPR's Morning Edition. One of the songs that resulted was the timeless hit "September" -- which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979.


Willis -- who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June -- was ecstatic about Swift’s cover. "'September' was my first hit and favorite song of mine I ever have had the joy of being a part of," Willis said in a statement to Billboard. "Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae."

Read More at https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8317151/taylor-swift-september-cover-approval-allee-willis" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Billboard


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