Post Malone Leads 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations With 16: Full List

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Post Malone photographed on Sept. 24, 2018 at The Paramour Estate in Los Angeles.

Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations, which dick clark productions and NBC announced on Tuesday (Sept. 22).

The «Wow.» rapper is nominated 16 times in 15 categories, followed by first-time nominees Lil Nas X with 13 and Billie Eilish with 12. Khalid ties Eilish with 12 nominations.

Among other nominees is Kanye West,whose Jesus Is King album grabbed him nine nominations in Christian categories including top Christian artist, top gospel artist, top Christian album, top gospel album and top Christian song. West also competes against himself for top gospel song, in which «Closed on Sunday,» «Follow God,» «On God» and «Selah» are all nominated.

There are three fan voted categories this year — the Billboard chart achievement award, top social artist and top collaboration.

Kelly Clarkson will return as host for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020, which was intended the originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

See the full list of nominees below.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist:
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:
Elton John
Metallica
P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd 

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour:
B2K
Janet Jackson
Khalid 

Top Rap Artist:
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist:
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion 

Top Rap Tour:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett 

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Avicii
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Hillsong United
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West 

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Taylor Swift “Lover”

Top Soundtrack:
“Aladdin”
“Descendants 3”
“Frozen II”
“K-12” by Melanie Martinez
“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker “Over It”

Top Rap Album:
DaBaby “Kirk”
Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”
Young Thug “So Much Fun”

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Farruko “Gangalee”
Maluma “11:11”
Romeo Santos “Utopía”
Sech “Sueños”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “Tim”
The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”
Illenium “Ascend”
Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Alan Walker “Different World”

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong United “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top Streaming Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Selling Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Radio Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted):
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd “Heartless”

Top Rap Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Post Malone “Wow.”

Top Country Song:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

Top Latin Song:
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China”
Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita”
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce”
Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”
Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart”
Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
Marshmello ft. Chvrches “Here With Me”

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
For King & Country “God Only Knows”
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

Taylor Swift’s Stalker Sent to Prison

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A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift’s former record label.

According to records filed in federal court, Eric Swarbrick was given the sentence during a hearing Wednesday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. The terms of the sentence, which also includes three years of supervised release, were agreed on by prosecutors in a plea agreement that Swarbrick entered in 2019.

The complaint said Swarbrick sent over 40 letters and emails to Big Machine Label Group in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time the letters became more violent and threatening. On three occasions Swarbrick drove to Nashville to personally deliver them.

El gesto de Kanye West a las discrográficas: orinar sobre un Grammy

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Kanye West, rapero y candidato independiente a las elecciones presidenciales de EE.UU., ha publicado un vídeo en su perfil de Twitter en el que aparece orinando sobre un premio Grammy después de mostrar sus contratos discográficos.

El clip de vídeo, que en menos de una hora ha superado los 5 millones de visualizaciones, está acompañado del mensaje “no voy a parar”, en referencia a una presunta disputa que el conocido músico mantendría con sus sellos discográficos y por la que se niega a publicar nuevas canciones.

“Universal no me dirá lo que cuestan mis grabaciones porque saben que puedo permitírmelas”, afirma West en una serie de insólitos y chocantes mensajes.

El rapero, que en días anteriores pidió terminar su contrato con los sellos de Sony y Universal, asegura que hará “todo en su poder legal” y usará “su voz para que cambien todos los contratos de artistas comenzando por obtener sus grabaciones para sus hijos”.

West también ha apelado a otros artistas para que difundieran sus mensajes, como Bono -vocalista de U2-, “Paul” -presumiblemente el ex-Beatle Paul McCartney-, Drake, Kendrick Lamar e “incluso Taylor” Swift -con quien mantiene una pública enemistad-.

Precedidos de una serie de citas bíblicas y referencias religiosas, West ha publicado los contratos discográficos que ha firmado a lo largo de los años, página a página.

“Gente, me tomó mucho tiempo capturar todos mis contratos. Aquí están”, anunciaba.

Entre sus denuncias contra las discográficas, West menciona “costes ocultos” agrupados bajo “tarifas de distribución”, que garantizarían que los sellos ganen más dinero y que están presentes en la mayoría de “contratos estándar” que califica de “trampas”.

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Toda esta polémica se produce cuando faltan menos de dos meses para las elecciones presidenciales en las que West sigue figurando como candidato, aunque con nulas posibilidades de victoria.

Al mismo tiempo, su pareja Kim Kardashian pidió hace unos meses “compasión y empatía” hacia West, ya que sufre trastorno de bipolaridad.

El nombre de West aparecerá en las papeletas de una docena de estados, como Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma y Vermont, donde ha conseguido registrarse dentro de plazo. Todo tras desembolsar unos 7 millones de dólares (unos 6 millones de euros) en tasas.

A pesar de que el músico registró su comité de campaña electoral en la Comisión Federal de Elecciones estadounidense, nunca han sido claras las intenciones reales detrás de su candidatura política, ya que se anunció cuando el plazo para registrarse había expirado en numerosos estados.

Un reportaje de la cadena de noticias CNN aseguró que la iniciativa de West era vista con buenos ojos por parte de algunos miembros del Partido Republicano, ya que los conservadores consideraban que su nombre en las papeletas podría desviar a votantes potenciales del demócrata Joe Biden.

Sin embargo no está claro si su presencia en los pocos territorios que contarán con la candidatura dañarán al aspirante demócrata o al presidente actual, Donald Trump, de quien el propio West se declaró admirador antes de competir en las urnas contra él.

Cardi B Files for Divorce from Offset After 3 Years of Marriage Following Rumors of His Infidelity

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Cardi B and Offset
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Cardi B and Offset are officially calling it quits after three years of marriage.

The «WAP» rapper, 27, filed for divorce at an Atlanta courthouse on Tuesday, reportedly after finding out the Migos rapper, 28, had been unfaithful yet again, PEOPLE confirms. The pair, who share 2-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari, are due in court Nov. 4.

Reps for Cardi B and Offset did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Cardi and Offset’s split follows previous accusations of Offset’s infidelity. In January 2018, Cardi (née Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) outwardly confirmed Offset (né Kiari Kendrell Cephus) was at the center of a sex tape cheating scandal after rumors of a video and alleged liaison with another woman surfaced in December 2017, three months after the couple had secretly tied the knot.

«No, it’s not right for a [n—] to cheat…But what you want me to do?» Cardi wrote in a tweet at the time. «Go f— me another n—? Start all over again and get cheated on again? This s— happens to everyone and I be too, you too…People handle they relationship different soo.»

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Offset and Cardi B
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In a February 2018 interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi opened up about the situation and why she decided to stay.

«I know I look good, I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player,» she said. «But I want to work out my s— with my man, and I don’t got to explain why.»

«I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision,» she added. «It’s not right, what he f—ing did — but people don’t know what I did, ‘cause I ain’t no angel.»

The pair stayed together in the following months, and Cardi revealed during her April 2018 Saturday Night Live debut that she and Offset were expecting. While performing her single «Be Careful,» reportedly inspired by Offset’s infidelity, Cardi showed off her baby bump for the first time.

Then on July 10, 2018, Cardi gave birth to their daughter Kulture. (Along with Kulture, Offset also has three children from previous relationships.)

«Kulture :’)…no better feeling ❤️,» Cardi captioned a nude shot of her baby bump on Instagram a day after delivering.

The familial bliss was short-lived, though. That August, Cardi was involved in an incident with two bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club in Queens, New York. The bartenders claimed the rapper ordered an attack on them because she believed Offset had had an affair with one of them. After being indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges, including two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of assault, Cardi pleaded not guilty. (A verdict has not been reached in the case.)

Then in December 2018, Cardi confirmed that she and Offset had split, saying a since-deleted Instagram video that they «grew out of love.»

«So everybody been bugging me and everything and you know I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby’s father for a hot minute now,» Cardi said.

«We are really good friends and we are really good business partners — you know he’s always somebody that I run to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other — but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,» she continued.

«It’s nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love, but we are not together anymore. It might take time to get a divorce and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father,» she concluded.

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Offset pleaded for his wife to come back, offering a lengthy apology on Instagram a week after Cardi announced their split.

«I only got one birthday wish and that’s to get my wife back Cardi,» Offset began. «We’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you go crazy.»

The rapper then addressed his recent behavior, saying, «I was partaking in activity that I shouldn’t have been partaking in, and I apologize. You know what I’m saying? For breaking your heart, for breaking our promise, for breaking God’s promise and being a selfish, messed up husband.»

«I’m trying to be a better person,» he added. «I want to get this off my shoulders. I want to get this off my back. I apologize to you Cardi. I love you.»

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Cardi B and Offset
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A month later, in January 2019, PEOPLE confirmed that Cardi and Offset had reconciled.

«He has been pursuing her hard and trying to convince her to get back together with him since the day they split,» a source close to the couple told PEOPLE at the time.

Speaking to PEOPLE shortly after, Cardi said her decision to get back with Offset was «a personal thing.»

«It’s just like — to make things perfect … it takes time,» she said. «You know, f— and hanging out doesn’t mean that you guys are on like a perfect note, it takes time. It takes time. And it’s a marriage, and there’s a child involved and family involved.»

The pair then made their reunion official at the 2019 Grammys the following month with a lick, not a kiss. The couple touched tongues again at the Billboard Music Awards that May.

In Vogue’s January 2020 cover story, Cardi revisited her decision to forgive and reconcile with her husband following his infidelity.

«Everybody has issues,» Cardi told the outlet. «I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world.»

«He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most,» she continued. «Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your ass if you cheat on me.»

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Offset and Cardi B
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Cardi also addressed the criticism she faced when she chose to take her husband back knowing he cheated, saying that many of her fans and followers on social media were disappointed in her.

«When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me,» she said. «But it’s real-life s—. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation. Then, if you get back with them, it’s like, how could you? You let all of us down.»

However, the star said people need to recognize that marriages aren’t easy and people make mistakes.

«People that be in marriages for years, when they say till death do us part, they not talking about little arguments like if you leave the fridge open,” she said. «That’s including everything.»

Hollywood Unlocked was first to report the news.

KYGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING REMIX OF DONNA SUMMER’S LEGENDARY SONG «HOT STUFF»

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Kygo has announced that he will be releasing a remix of the late Donna Summer‘s legendary 1979 song, «Hot Stuff.»

He shared a video teasing the new rework across his social media pages, offering fans a taste of what’s to come. In addition to the remix, Kygo has a new music video on the way featuring two of the stars from the Netflix series Outer Banks, Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes. In the short clip, you can see what appears to be a nostalgic love story set in the era that Summer helped to soundtrack.

Kygo’s latest remix follows his trend of paying homage to some of dance music’s most inspiring figures. In 2019, he released a posthumous collaboration with Whitney Houston, «Higher Love,» while 2020 saw him take on Tina Turner‘s iconic single «What’s Love Got to Do with It

Kygo’s remix of «Hot Stuff» by Donna Summer and its accompanying music video are set to be released on Friday, September 18th.

Miley Cyrus teases appearances from Dua Lipa and Billy Idol on her new album

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Miley Cyrus has revealed today (September 14) that she worked with Dua Lipa and Billy Idol on her new album.

Cyrus told New Zealand’s The Edge radio that both artists would appear on the album, after saying she had a song that sounds like if “Britney and Trent [Reznor] had a song together”.

“You guys think I’m joking, like Britney and Nine Inch Nails, but I’m not, I’ve got Billy Idol and Dua Lipa on the same record,” she said.

Hear the snippet of the interview archived on Twitter below. Go here to listen to the full interview with Cyrus at around the 1 hour 4 minute mark.

When quizzed about a possible release date for the album, Cyrus gave away no solid timeframe, but shared that she felt it’s “meant to be played at a festival”.

“I’ve been working on this body of work for such a long time, I just want it to get to live its fullest potential,” she said.

Program hosts Dominic Harvey, Megan Mansell and Clinton Randell also asked Cyrus about ‘High’, her collaboration with Mark Ronson, that is set to appear on the new album.

Ronson dropped hints about the track on Twitter last month, writing “this song will make you call every ex you ever had”.

“When I called Mark that day to get in the studio, I had said to him ‘I was gonna call you, or someone that I shouldn’t’,” Cyrus explained in the interview.

“This was also at the time when I was working on getting sober and kind of figuring out sobriety and was like, if I can’t get high, I’m just going to write about it.”

“It’s one of my favourite songs off the record.”