ABC/Randy HolmesIt was one year ago today that 23 people were killed and 139 injured when a suicide bomber set off an explosive device outside of Manchester Arena in the U.K. following a concert there by Ariana Grande, who noted the occasion Tuesday with a message of love and support.
"Thinking of you all today and every day," Ariana tweeted. "I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day."
There's also a national minute of silence scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. U.K. time, 8:30 a.m. ET, to remember the victims.
Ariana of course has remained involved in the follow-up to the bombing. She helped organize the massive One Love Manchester benefit concert June 4, at which she also performed along with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, MileyCyrus and others. The benefit was broadcast globally and raised over ten million pounds in 24 hours -- about $13.3 million -- for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham also tweeted in observance of the sober anniversary: "Today we come together, we remember each of the 22 people whose lives were taken & we re-commit to supporting their families & all affected."
ABC/Randy HolmesIf you ever wondered what happened to William Hung, Sanjaya Malakar and a number of other onetime American Idol contestants, Jimmy Kimmel wondered the same thing.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night -- in celebration of the season finale of American Idol earlier in the evening -- the late-night talk show host rented out a studio for several noteworthy former Idolcontestants to record a "We Are the World"-type song called "Where Are We Now."
In the song, Hung informed us that, "I speak to corporations inspirationally / And, ladies, now I'm single, so Snapchat me." Meanwhile, Sanjaya revealed, "I work at a bar mixing signature cocktails / I also do construction on the side."
Also appearing was Kevin "Chicken Little" Covais, who sang, "I'm Chicken Little, I had a part in Transformers 4 / I'm also a notary public right here in L.A."
Among others, the song also featured former Idol champions Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks, who wondered what they were doing there among a number of American Idol rejects.
ABCJimmy Kimmel is no stranger to a good laugh, and he got a great one when Miley Cyrus barged into his bedroom one night, waking him up and singing "Wrecking Ball."
This isn't the first superstar to wake Kimmel from his slumber. Rihanna and Britney Spears both pulled the same prank when they colluded with Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney.
The latest prank premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night and showed Cyrus and a "wrecking team" sneaking into his house with a costumed-wrecking ball and a sledge hammer.
In the clip, Miley proceeds to blast her hit single and jump on Kimmel's bed as he tries to sleep. Cyrus even dumps fake rubble on him as if it's a real construction site.
The singer also told him to lick the sledge hammer just like she does in the iconic moment in her music video. But, Kimmel complained her hammer hit him "right in the balls," to which she replied, "It is called wrecking balls."
After the prank debuted, Kimmel took Twitter to write, "A trespasser named @MileyCyrus breaks into my house in the middle of the night."
The video closes with a groggy Kimmel saying through his mouth guard: "Thanks for stopping by. Good night," as if he's signing off from his late-night show.
Michael FurlongerWhether it’s friendzoning a guy in the song “Friends” or reminiscing about a childhood love in “2002,” Anne-Marie’s songs are always based on her own life.
In “Friends,” her hit collab with DJ-producer Marshmello, she draws upon a real-life experience to let a guy down not-so-gently.
“Every song of mine is a real experience that I’ve been through, so it’s very personal but I just thought a lot of people could relate to this,” she tells ABC Radio. “And either you’re being friendzoned or you’re friendzoning someone!”
Anne-Marie’s other new song off her debut album, Speak Your Mind, a nostalgic ode to the early aughts called “2002,” also incorporated details from her own life -- from the music she used to listen to, right down to the exact age she was that year: 11.
The lyrics in the song, co-written by Ed Sheeran, detail an idealistic first love.
“When you’re 11 I feel like those kind of years you feel like you fall in love with everyone and you’re like, ‘This is real love! I actually do love them!’” she says. “But it’s actually just young, puppy love. It’s just a cute age.”
Anne-Marie is currently opening for Ed Sheeran on his European Divide tour.
ABC/Mitch HaasethAmerican Idol’s two-part finale concluded on Monday with the top three finalists learning that Maddie Poppe is the newest “American Idol.”
Caleb Lee Hutchinson came in second, with Gabby Barrett finishing third.
Poppe receives a recording contract with Hollywood Records, as well as an opportunity to perform at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, and at the Radio Disney Awards.
The evening also included performances from judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, as well as the top 10 finalists returning for performances with music superstars.
Here are Tuesday’s highlights:
The show opened with the top 10 finalists joining Richie for a version of his signature hit "All Night Long"
Nick Jonas and Mustard teamed up for their new single, "Anywhere." Afterwards, top 10 finalist Jurneejoined Nick for his hit “Jealous.”
After Bryan debuted his new single, "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset," he introduced Barrett, who joined him for a duet on "Most People Are Good," the second single from Bryan’s latest album, What Makes You Country.
Next, top 10 finalist Cade Foehner jammed with Gary Clark, Jr. and eliminated Idol contestant Dennis Lorenzo on Clark’s "Bright Lights."
Then, in one of the night's most unusual pairings, Poppe delivered an encore performance of the song she auditioned with -- "Rainbow Connection," from The Muppet Movie. This time, she was joined by Kermit the Frog.
Hutchinson got to sing alongside one of his idols, Darius Rucker, on Rucker’s hit "Wagon Wheel."
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel popped in to reveal the contents of an American Idol time capsule “buried in host Ryan Seacrest’s zucchini garden,” which contained alleged items from the show’s past, including a tiny V-neck tee shirt worn by Simon Cowell -- complete with built-in nipples; Seacrest’s frosted hair tips from season 1; a collection of Steven Tyler’s scarves, the tips from Adam Lambert’s fingerless gloves; Sanjaya’s hair – followed by Sanyaya himself. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host joked that Clay Aiken was also supposed to be in the capsule, but Sanjaya admitted that he was hungry after all that time and “ate him.”
Next, Barrett, Lee and Poppe joined Bebe Rexha for her hit "Meant to Be."
Top 24 contestant Layla Spring, 16, and her 7-year-old sister Dyxie – who charmed the judges during the auditions -- returned to sing "Blue," by LeAnn Rimes, who made a surprise appearance to sing with the girls.
Katy Perry made good on a promise she made to top 10 finalist Catie Turner earlier in the competition to “personally sing” with her. They joined forces on Perry’s 2012 hit "Part of Me."
Yolanda Adams and Michael J. Woodard, backed by a choir, performed Jackie DeShannon’s "What the World Needs Now."
Caleb and Maddie – who revealed they are currently dating – dueted on a mash-up of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World.” Afterwards, Seacrest presented the couple with a trip to Hawaii.
Finally, top 10 finalists Ada Vox and Michelle Sussett joined Patti LaBelle for her classic "Lady Marmalade."
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCK-pop boy band BTS performed their new song “Fake Love” on the Billboard Music Awards last night to deafening cheers from fans in the crowd. Now, the video for the song is breaking records on YouTube.
According to YouTube, the video racked up 35.9 million views in one day, making it the biggest 24-hour video debut of 2018. The video dropped on May 18 and received a whopping 4.8 million views in just its first hour.
The video also set a new record for most likes on YouTube in a single day, garnering 3.9 million likes on May 18.
“Fake Love” is now the third biggest 24-hour music video debut of all time, behind Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” which notched 43.2 million views in its first day, and PSY’s “Gentleman,” which received 36 million views.
Mert & MarcusFresh off her Billboard Music Award wins last night, Taylor Swift has extended her record for the most Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits among female artists.
Her song “Delicate” rose from number 46 to number 36 on the Hot 100, becoming her 56th Top 40 song. She increases her lead even further from the runner-up among women: Rihanna, who has 50 Top 40 Hot 100 entries. Madonna comes in third with 49.
Elvis Presley holds the record overall, with 80 Top 40 hits.
“Delicate” is the sixth top 40 hit from Taylor’s Reputation album, following “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready For It?,” “Gorgeous,” “Call It What You Want” and “End Game.”
Sunday night, Taylor won the Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album for Reputation.
ABC/Tyler GoldenJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigen have named their new baby after another music legend.
The singer and supermodel revealed that the name of their second child is Miles Theodore Stephens and posted photos on social media.
"Miles of course is the same name as the great Miles Davis and Chrissy really liked the name Theodore, so we put it all together and had Miles Theodore Stephens," Legend tells Eonline.com. "When he came out and we hung out with him for a little while, we were like, 'He looks like a Miles.'" Their son was born on May 16.
"We're so excited to have him in the family now," he added. "It's nice to have our little family of four now."
Teigen posted a photo of baby Miles on Instagram and commented, “Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens -- We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!”
The couple's first child, daughter Luna Simone Stephens, was named after legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.
When Legend performed Sunday night on the Billboard Music Awards, Teigen poked fun at people who criticized the couple for leaving the house after welcoming their new baby.
"Wow didn't u just have a baby John smh go take care of it !!!!!! disgusting," Chrissy tweeted, along with a photo of hubby being interviewed on television.
Tyler Golden/NBCJulia Michaels will lend her voice to The Voice for the show’s season finale Tuesday.
The singer, who served as a Battle Advisor to Adam Levine's team earlier this season, will perform with Kelly Clarkson’s contestant, Brynn Cartelli. They’ll sing a medley of Julia’s hit, “Issues,” and her new single “Jump,” featuring Triple Redd.
Brynn will also perform her original single, “Walk My Way,” which Julia co-wrote.
Meanwhile Jennifer Hudson, who’ll return as a coach next season, will perform “I Know Where I’ve Been” with Team Blake Shelton contestant Kyla Jade -- who happens to be Hudson's former back-up singer.
The Voice finale will also feature previously announced performers including James Bay, Halsey featuring Big Sean, and Dua Lipa.
The top four finalists will compete Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and the winner will be revealed on the two-hour live season finale on Tuesday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.
ABC/Image Group LAPrincess or not, Katy Perry is still going to give you her honest fashion critique.
When asked what she thought of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress Sunday night, Katy didn’t hold back.
“I would have done one more fitting,” she told Entertainment Tonight during night one of American Idol finals, adding, “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”
She said she preferred Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen bridal look to Meghan’s simple Givenchy gown, proclaiming, “Kate, Kate, Kate won, Kate won!”
Her opinions on the dress aside, Katy declared that she’s “so happy” for Meghan and Prince Harry, who tied the knot in a grand ceremony on Saturday.
“I don’t know them from Adam but it’s amazing what she’s doing with all this, her humanitarian efforts," Katy said. "You know, the fact that she’s a proud feminist, I love all that. I support her as another woman and love her and wish them both well.”
The American Idol season finale airs tonight on ABC.
ABC/Randy HolmesTori Kelly is a married woman. The singer has tied the knot over the weekend with her fiancé, German basketball player André Murillo.
Tori shared a photo from the nuptials on Instagram Sunday. She captioned the photo with a quote from pastor and theologian Tim Keller: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known & not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known & truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.”
Tori added, “thank you to everyone who made this the most magical day ever. i’m floating. brb.”
Tori and André began dating in 2016 and announced their engagement in September 2017.
Mert & MarcusCould Taylor Swift be releasing a new album sooner than we think?
The singer reportedly hinted to blogger Perez Hilton that her follow-up to Reputation would be out before she turns 30. Taylor will be 29 this December, which means the new album could potentially be released before the end of next year.
Perez spoke with Taylor backstage at her Rose Bowl show in Los Angeles Saturday night, and recounted their conversation in a YouTube video.
"What I did say to Taylor was I would love it if the next album had a song called '30' to keep up the continuation -- she had 'Fifteen,' she had '22,'" he says.
He adds, "She's like, 'Oh, well, the next album will definitely be out before I'm 30.'"
If that's the case, fans won't have to wait as long as they in between the release of 1989 and Reputation. Reputation came out in 2017, three years after 1989.
ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale on Sunday featured a trio of performances from the top three: an encore of each one’s favorite performance; a song dedicated to his or her hometown, and their potential first single. The show also featured a surprise appearance by former Journey singer Steve Perry.
As always, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were on hand to offer their comments on the performances.
The contestant started off with their singles:
Caleb Lee Hutchinson disappointed the judges with his single, “Johnny Cash Heart,” co-written by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. Katy said she would’ve liked him to “embody it as a Caleb Lee Hutchinson song.” She said it was his “weakest performance so far.”
Gabby Barrett continued with her potential debut single, a mix of soul and gospel called “Rivers Deep.” Noting that the stage and the studio are different worlds, the judges felt she failed to deliver the song effectively on stage until the very end. “From now on, when you select a song, select it from the stage back, not the studio,” was Lionel’s advice to the 18-year-old singer.
Maddie Poppe continued with a song reminiscent of season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' "Home" -- co-written by Julia Michaels -- called, “Going Going Gone.” Luke expressed the sentiments of all three judges by declaring Maddie turned in a “solid performance” because she looked “the most comfortable so far.”
Next, the top three performed their encore songs:
Caleb redeemed himself with his reprisal of Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” Lionel called Hutchinson’s voice “solid as a rock” and urged the 19-year-old to "own it and put it in front of everything.” Katy agreed, calling Caleb’s performance “light years” ahead of his first one, praising his “amazing, incredible, interesting, textured voice."
Gabby, clad in black leather and a fringed short-shorts, followed with an encore performance of Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon.” Katy acknowledged Barrett’s growth in her performance, interaction with the audience and comfort with the musicians, although next time Maddie wore fringe, she wanted to “see it move.”
Maddie hoped lightning would strike twice, reprising a song she first performed during Hollywood Week: the original song, "Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up.” Katy praised Poppe for taking a risk, adding the artist was “authentic as heck.”
Finally, the contestants performed their hometown dedications:
Hutchinson honored his hometown of Dallas, Georgia, with Johnny Cash‘s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Richie praised Caleb for a “convincing” performance,” adding the Cash classic was “in his wheelhouse.” Added Katy, “I think an audience member wants to have fun. They’re waiting for you to invite them and you just invited us.”
Barrett, a Pittsburgh native, dedicated Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” to her hometown. To her surprise, it wasn’t Perry, Richie or Bryan who commented on the performance, but former Journey singer Steve Perry -- who sang on the original track -- offering his take. “It was the most amazing version I’ve ever heard,” he declared, “just beautiful.”
Clarksville, Iowa’s Poppe closed out the performances with her take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Luke thanked Maddie for “inspiring” him, and Katy, typing into her phone, said, “I’m voting for you.”
American Idol will crown a winner on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicAt the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Janet Jackson became the first black female artist to receive the Billboard ICON Award. She took the stage to perform, and then gave a powerful speech about female empowerment (see related story). On the red carpet, everyone seemed to agree that Janet is indeed an ICON, citing her music, her performance ability, and her message.
Jennifer Lopez, who appeared in Janet's video for "That's the Way Love Goes" when she was still a relative unknown, told ABC News, "Janet was one of my idols growing up...I think I even started dancing because of her video "The Pleasure Principle!" [She's] one of my favorites to this day."
Ne-Yo, who knows Janet, told ABC Radio, "She made herself big enough to be to be iconic but small enough to still feel like your friend...you watch a Janet Jackson video and it's like, 'I wanna be friends with that person!'" He adds that Janet's "not so larger than life that you don't feel like you couldn't go get a drink and just hang out [with her]."
Janet isn't just a music pioneer: her choreography and dancing were pioneering as well. Dance pro Derek Hough noted, "It really was innovative at the time, and inspiring for a whole generation of dancers and performers...she's an absolute trailblazer."
Fifth Harmony member and now solo artist Normani gushed, "Janet Jackson is the queen....she's really paved the way for me, a young African-American female. Y'know, having representation is so important and she is the inspiration and reason why I am who I am today."
Halsey, who credits Janet as a "massive inspiration," praised the superstar as a "risk taker" for doing things "that were a little bit provocative and risque for an artist of her era." She also noted that Janet "made it possible for so many young artists of color today to be able to do what they do."
But Halsey also noted that Janet was the only girl in a family of a bunch of super-talented brothers. "It's hard to push through when the brothers are getting all the shine!" she pointed out. "You have to take your own and take your moment and, and she did so, wonderfully."
Pioneering female hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa said they grew up watching Janet as Penny on the groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, and also praised her for the message of empowerment in her breakthrough album Control.
Said Cheryl "Salt" James, "For women who lose control of their lives -- to their kids, to their husbands, to their relationship, maybe even to their careers -- to just have that moment when you say 'I'm in control,' I think that was the quintessential Janet moment."
'90s hitmaking vocal group En Vogue summed Janet's appeal up by noting she's a "consummate performer" with "timeless" music. As they put it, "Nobody can touch Janet!"
Dick Clark ProductionsThe 2018 Billboard Music Awards were packed with big performances and peppered with some heavier moments Sunday night, kicking off with an emotional cold open from host Kelly Clarkson.
The show, which aired on NBC live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, began on a serious note with a tearful call to action from Kelly in the wake of the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.
She refused to lead the audience in a moment of silence, instead saying, “Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”
Fittingly, following Kelly’s emotional message, Ariana Grande opened the show with a performance of “No Tears Left to Cry.” And indeed when Kelly returned to the stage, she was dry-eyed and ready to lighten things up a bit.
Kelly launched into an energetic medley of some other artists’ songs, including “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift and “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran.
Shawn Mendes and Khalid later picked up Kelly’s call to action. After Shawn first took the stage to perform his new single “In My Blood,” he returned with Khalid to perform their powerful duet “Youth” as a tribute to victims of gun violence with the help of the show choir from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Female empowerment was also a running theme of the night, with Janet Jackson becoming the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award and paying tribute to strong women in her speech.
"Women have made it clear that we no longer will be controlled, manipulated or abused,” Janet said in her speech, during which she also urged people to turn back to God as a source of calmness and love.
Prior to accepting the award, she took the stage and performed a choreography-heavy medley of some of her classics, including “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb.” It was her first TV performance in nine years.
Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also took the stage together for the first time to perform their new feminist anthem “Fall in Line.” They traded soaring vocal acrobatics and held their own amidst a menacing mob of authoritative male figures.
Taylor Swift used her win for Top Female Artist to shout out other female artists, in particular her tour mates Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. She also took home the prize for Top Selling Album for Reputation and thanked her fans for “making me feel understood again.”
Before presenting the award for Top Hot 100 Song to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito,” The Chainsmokersand Halsey paid tribute to Avicii, who died last month at age 28. The Chainsmokers also dedicated their award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist to the late DJ-producer.
Other winners presented during the broadcast included Khalid for Top New Artist, BTS for Top Social Artist, “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt for Top Country Song, “Rock Star” by Post Malonefeaturing 21 Savage for Top Rap Song, and Camilla Cabello for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.
The show closed out with Ed Sheeran taking home the prize of Top Artist and a ‘90s throwback performance by Salt N Pepa, DJ Spinderella and En Vogue.
The two biggest winners of the night with six awards each were Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. See a complete list of winners here.
The night’s other performances included:
- Dua Lipa performing “New Rules” with the help of a girl squad and a giant flamingo.
- Khalid and Normani performing their steamy duet “Love Lies.”
- New dad John Legend singing his new single, “A Good Night.”
- Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled making it rain dollar bills with their new track “Dinero.”
- Ed Sheeran performing a rousing rendition of “Galway Girl” from his tour in Dublin, Ireland.
- Maren Morris, Zedd and Grey joining forces to perform their hit “The Middle.”
- Soon-to-be tour mates Macklemore and Kesha singing “Good Old Days” from a faux campsite at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.
- Kelly Clarkson belting her sassy tune “Whole Lotta Woman.”
- K-Pop boy band BTS drawing the loudest cheers for their performance of “Fake Love.”
- Camila Cabello performing “Havana” and her new duet with Pharrell Williams, “Sangria Wine.”
Dick Clark ProductionsHost Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night with an emotional speech about the recent mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, that killed 10 people and injured several more.
Struggling to get the words out, Clarkson began, "Before we start tonight's show, there's something I'd like to say -- this is gonna be so hard -- about the tragedy at Santa Fe High. I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, y'all, we're grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all."
The tearful singer continued, "Tonight they wanted me to say…obviously we want to pray for all the victims and pray for their families, but they also wanted me to do a moment of silence. And I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working…obviously. So, why don’t we not do a moment of silence, why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening, because it’s horrible. And mommies and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theaters, to clubs… You should be able to live your life without that kind of fear.”
Kelly concluded, “We need to do better…because we’re failing our children. We’re failing our communities. We’re failing their families. I can’t imagine. I have four children — I cannot imagine getting that phone call or that knock on the door. So, instead of a moment of silence, I want to respect [the victims] and honor them… Tonight, y’all, in your community, where you live — let’s have a moment of action! Let’s have a moment of change!”
The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Kelly Clarkson hosted the ceremony, which featured performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello and more.
Many of the winners were announced hours prior to the telecast, with the big awards being revealed during the ceremony itself. Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran tied for the most awards, with six each. Below is a complete list of winners.
2018 Billboard Music Awards winners:
Top Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran -- WINNER Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: 21 Savage Camila Cabello Cardi B Khalid -- WINNER Kodak Black
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Camila Cabello -- WINNER Cardi B Drake Sam Hunt Ed Sheeran
Top Male Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Female Artist: Camila Cabello Cardi B Halsey Demi Lovato Taylor Swift -- WINNER
Top Duo/Group: The Chainsmokers Coldplay Imagine Dragons -- WINNER Migos U2
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar Ed Sheeran Chris Stapleton Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Cardi B Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Post Malone Ed Sheeran
Top Song Sales Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Radio Songs Artist: Halsey Imagine Dragons Bruno Mars Charlie Puth Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber BTS -- WINNER Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Shawn Mendes
Top Touring Artist: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran U2 -- WINNER
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown Khalid Bruno Mars -- WINNER SZA The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid Bruno Mars -- WINNER The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Beyonce Rihanna SZA -- WINNER
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars -- WINNER Lionel Richie The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert Migos Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist: Bhad Bhabie Cardi B -- WINNER Nicki Minaj
Top Rap Tour: J. Cole JAY-Z -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar
Top Country Artist: Kane Brown Luke Combs Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Top Country Male Artist: Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Top Country Female Artist: Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris -- WINNER
Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER Old Dominion Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan -- WINNER Florida Georgia Line Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons -- WINNER Linkin Park Portugal. The Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers twenty one pilots
Top Rock Tour: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses U2 -- WINNER
Top Latin Artist: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna -- WINNER Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers -- WINNER Calvin Harris Kygo Marshmello ODESZA
Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship Hillsong UNITED Hillsong Worship MercyMe -- WINNER Zach Williams
Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown & group therAPy Travis Greene J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Tasha Cobbs Leonard -- WINNER Tamela Mann
Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, More Life Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER Post Malone, Stoney Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) Taylor Swift, reputation
Top Selling Album: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. P!nk, Beautiful Trauma Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 Taylor Swift, reputation -- WINNER
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 -- WINNER
Top R&B Album: Khalid, American Teen Bruno Mars, 24K Magic -- WINNER SZA, CTRL The Weeknd, Starboy XXXTentacion, 17
Top Rap Album: Drake, More Life Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2 Migos, Culture Post Malone, Stoney
Top Country Album: Kane Brown, Kane Brown Luke Combs, This One’s For You Thomas Rhett, Life Changes Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 -- WINNER Brett Young, Brett Young
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Evolve -- WINNER Linkin Park, One More Light Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor Portugal. The Man, Woodstock U2, Songs of Experience
Top Latin Album: Nicky Jam, Fenix Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar Ozuna, Odisea -- WINNER Romeo Santos, Golden Shakira, El Dorado
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii, AV?CI (01) The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open -- WINNER Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Kygo, Stargazing ODESZA, A Moment Apart
Top Christian Album: Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud Hillsong UNITED, Wonder Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection -- WINNER MercyMe, Lifer
Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit -- WINNER Marvin Sapp, Close
Top Hot 100 Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like" Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar" Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour LLIF3" Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar" Post Malone ft. Quavo, "Congratulations"
Top Streaming Song (Video): Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Lil Pump, "Gucci Gang" Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like" Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road” Imagine Dragons “Believer” Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Ed Sheeran “Perfect”
Top Radio Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” Imagine Dragons, “Believer” Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” Charlie Puth, “Attention” Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You” -- WINNER
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” -- WINNER 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” -- WINNER
Top Country Song: Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs” Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” -- WINNER Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be” Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer” -- WINNER Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy” Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”
Top Latin Song: J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” -- WINNER Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises” Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye” Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me” Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”
Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar” Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” -- WINNER Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You” MercyMe, “Even If” Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”
Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You” Travis Greene, “You Waited” J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” -- WINNER Tamela Mann, “Change Me” Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”
The Billboard Music Awards get underway tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT live from Las Vegas, but many winners have already been announced.
Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, each of whom had 15 nominations going into the telecast, are currently multiple winners. Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers, Chris Stapleton, Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi are also winners.
Kendrick has won six BBMAs already, including Top Billboard 200 Album for DAMN., Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio) for "HUMBLE."
Bruno Mars has five wins: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album for 24K Magic and Top R&B Song for "That's What I Like."
Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran have four wins each. Imagine Dragons won Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Evolve and Top Rock Song for "Believer." Ed Sheeran won Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song for "Shape of You."
Ed Sheeran will appear via satellite; Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are not expected to appear on tonight's show.
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have three wins for Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Selling Song all for "Despacito."
Country star Chris Stapleton has won three: Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for From A Room Vol. 1.
The Chainsmokers have won Top Dance/Electronic Album for Memories: Do Not Open and Top Dance/Electronic Song for "Something Just Like This."
U2 has won Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour.
The BBMAs, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will feature performances by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Maren Morris, Ariana Grande, Kesha and many more.
LAVA/Republic RecordsJessie J is taking an interesting approach to the release of her fourth album, R.O.S.E.: She's doing it in four stages.
May 22 will see the release of R.O.S.E. (Realisations), followed by R.O.S.E (Obsessions) on May 23, R.O.S.E. (Sex) on May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) out May 25.
“It's crazy that it's been 4 years since I released new music,” says Jessie. "I have done so much growing in the last few years. You can hear it in the music: The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody. I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”
Jessie has also released a video for her latest single "Queen," an anthem of self-empowerment in which she sings, "I love my body, I love my skin, I am a goddess, I am a queen." The video features women of all ethnic backgrounds, shapes and sizes.
"The message it carries and the power the message has, has the potential to live on forever," Jessie says. "I truly want as many women around the world to hear the song. To feel the lyric, to believe them, and to sing them out loud!!"
She adds, "There is no better time than now to empower each other and lift each other up. I hope this video and song can help and remind any woman that she is beautiful and is a queen. All women are queens.”
Here are the track listings for the four EPs:
R.O.S.E. (Realisations) "Oh Lord" (Interlude) "Think About That" "Dopamine" "Easy On Me"
R.O.S.E. (Obsessions) "Real Deal" "Petty" "Not My Ex" "Four Letter Word"
R.O.S.E (Sex) "Queen" "One Night Lover" "Dangerous" "Play"
R.O.S.E (Empowerment) "Glory" "Rose Challenge" (Interlude) "Someone’s Lady" "I Believe In Love"