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TAYLOR SWIFT'S 10TH STUDIO ALBUM Midnights IS OUT NOW via 360 MAGAZINE.

TAYLOR SWIFT – MIDNIGHTS

TAYLOR SWIFT’S 10th STUDIO ALBUM Midnights IS OUT NOW HERE.

Singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated album, Midnights.

“Midnights is a collage of intensity, highs and lows and ebbs and flows. Life can be dark, starry, cloudy, terrifying, electrifying, hot, cold, romantic or lonely. Just like Midnights.” – Taylor Swift

Immersing the listener in a cinematic sonic landscape painted by one of the greatest story tellers of our time, Midnights is a beautifully crafted album of pop perfection.

The 13 track Midnights is Swift’s tenth studio album. It features Lana Del Rey and is produced by Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift.

“Anti-Hero” – the lead single release from Midnights – is available now. The accompanying music video, written and directed by Taylor Swift, will be released at 8am EST/ 1pm BST today HERE.

Midnights tracklisting

Side A

Lavender Haze

Maroon

Anti-Hero

Snow On The Beach (featuring Lana Del Rey)

You’re On Your Own, Kid

Midnight Rain

Side B

Question…?

Vigilante Shit

Bejeweled

Labyrinth

Karma

Sweet Nothing

Mastermind

FIRST ARTIST IN VMA HISTORY TO SOLO DIRECT “VIDEO OF THE YEAR” WINNER

FIRST ARTIST EVER TO WIN THREE “VIDEO OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

Taylor Swift just made history at the 2022 MTV VMA’S. In addition to taking home three wins for “Video Of The Year,” “Best Long-Form Video” and “Best Direction,” she set multiple records this year with “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which she solo directed. Taylor now stands out as “The First Ever Artist To Solo-Direct MTV’s VMA ‘Video of the Year’ Award-Winning Video” and “The First Artist in VMA history to Win Three ‘Video of the Year’ Awards.” She is also “the only female artist to win ‘Best Direction’ twice.

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Rosalía – CANDY

To celebrate the arrival of MOTOMAMI, Rosalía treats fans to another eye-popping visual with the music video for “CANDY.” Watch the video which features Rosalía partaking in her favorite pastime of karaoke HERE.

Rosalía launched a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience on TikTok LIVE. Drawing a massive audience well over a million viewers, she performed 14 tracks from the record during a mind-blowing show, giving each song its own distinct feel and visual. The event was personally conceptualized and created by Rosalía, directed by Stillz, and produced by CANADA with all the footage impressively filmed exclusively on mobile phones. 

About Rosalía

Rosalía is a Grammy & Eight-Time Latin Grammy Winner who has quickly “leapt to the forefront of the global pop landscape” on the strength of her innovative musical fusions and distinctive style. She has repeatedly shattered barriers for both female and Spanish language artists, while being widely hailed as: “a complicated genius… reflecting femininity and strength… a new generation leader… making Flamenco a global phenomenon… while becoming Earth’s Most Exciting Pop Star.” With the May 2018 release of her innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” and the fall arrival of her landmark album El Mal Querer, fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece… that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape.” As a result of the album’s long-running impact, and additional 2019 singles that followed, Rosalía garnered a GRAMMY Award, standout GRAMMY performance, the historic first-ever Best New Artist Grammy nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year. Additional acclaim has included 2 MTV VMA‘s, multiple magazine covers-including the annual Sunday New York Times Magazine‘s special Culture Cover, highly praised Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more. While Rosalía has spent a large majority of time immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also finalized landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC‘s “Viva Glam” campaign, lead the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the cover of VOGUE in the United States (with the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz), and joined Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, the Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Arca, Tokisha and more on massive streaming collaborative tracks. She now begins her next creative chapter with the music of MOTOMAMI.

BIA Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

BIA New Music Video

Multi-platinum-certified Boston-born and Los Angeles-based artist BIA releases the music video for her new song “Can’t Touch This” via Epic Records on October 26th.

The video, directed by BenMarc, is a new track from BIA’s recently released For Certain Deluxe Album. The track produced by London Jae, DJ Pharoah, and IROCC, features a sample of Kelis’ 2003 smash hit “Milkshake.”

“Can’t Touch This” is a fan favorite from the album with critics like VIBE Magazine citing “The Boston-bred rapper uses her soft, raspy tone to let everyone know her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.” Right now, BIA is lighting up venues across the country as direct support on Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don Tour.

Recently, BIA made headlines when she performed as one of Rihanna’s special guests at the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3. It’s available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. She also took the stage at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and gathered two nominations in the categories of “Best Collaboration” and “Song of the Year.” Not to mention, she’s fast closing in on 1 billion streams to date. BIA also performed at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and brought out Lil’ Jon for a performance of their smash “BIA BIA”

BIA asserts herself as hip-hop’s new leading lady on For Certain Deluxe Album.

TOUR DATES

Oct. 27 – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 28 – Oakland, CA
Oct. 30 – Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 31 – Los Angeles, CA

Festival Performances:

Nov. 12 – Day N Vegas Festival
Dec. 10 – Rolling Loud California Festival

ABOUT BIA:

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist BIA is known for music that possesses both biting wit and boldly authentic swag that stems from BIA’s years traveling through the Boston rap scene, later moving over to Miami, Los Angeles, and then taking over the world. With every mixtape, collaboration, and guest appearance, BIA has only amplified her reach. She dominated 2020 with a fresh new perspective: she inked a deal with Epic Records, dropped the hard-hitting “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and the intoxicating “COVERGIRL”, as well as dove further into the fashion world with a feature in Good American’s Spring 2020 campaign and Missguided × Sean John Fall 2020 capsule collection.

By the end of 2020, she dropped her For Certain EP, armed with the hit single “Whole Lotta Money”—a song with a central message that unlimited currency can be both mental and physical. The EP reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, and “Whole Lotta Money” became an undeniable force, due in part to its continuous viral success on TikTok. The track has jumped right off the platform and into streaming stardom, marking its territory in the Spotify Viral 50 Chart as well as the Global Spotify Charts and earning her a nomination for “Best Breakthrough Song” at the 2021 MTV VMAs. In addition, BIA’s reimagined version of her hit song “Skate” was featured in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs tune-in promos on NHLNetwork, NBC and NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, and across the NHL’s social and digital platforms.

DOJA CAT – ANOTHER FIRST

Global superstar Doja Cat snags another “first” – this time becoming the first rapper to have 3 records in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio this week. She also becomes the 2nd artist ever to achieve this Top 10 trifecta. “You Right” ft. The Weeknd lands at #6, followed by her unstoppable smash “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA at #7 and “Need To Know” breaks in at #10. This historic feat is unprecedented for a rapper and is just the latest in a string of massive accomplishments for Doja since Planet Her exploded into the world in June.

Doja Cat was recently celebrated for her star turning hosting debut and breathtaking performance at the MTV VMA’s followed by her incredible ACL debut.

About Doja Cat:

3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. Having grown up in and around the LA area, she developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to crate digging on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.

Doja Cat released her sophomore album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 14.5 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her Grammy nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date.

The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 4x platinum and streamed over 6.7 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. She has taken home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs, the AMAs (where she also won the Best Female Soul/R&B Artist Award) and the iHeart Radio Awards. She has been nominated for countless awards including 3 GRAMMY Awards, 9 MTV VMA Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, and 2 People’s Choice Awards.  

Doja’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Awards, the iHeart Radio Awards and the MTV VMA and EMA Awards. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.

Doja Cat’s new album Planet Her came out in June 2021 and dominated the charts, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, marking Doja Cat’s career best and highest debut to date with 109K in total activity in the US alone. Spanning a range of genres Planet Her also generated the highest first day Spotify streams for an album by a female rapper, was the top Pop album upon release based on consumption according to MRC data, and marks both the biggest debut for female rapper and the top female R&B debut of 2021. “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the lead single off Planet Her is certified platinum by the RIAA and hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythm radio with over 2.8 billion streams worldwide.

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Machine Gun Kelly via Sam Cahill for use by 360 Magazine

Machine Gun Kelly – papercut

Fresh off his newly minted VMA nomination for “my ex’s best friend,” Machine Gun Kelly embarks on his new journey this week. After announcing his sixth album, born with horns, via a tattoo posted to his social media on Monday, Machine Gun Kelly tapped renowned director Cole Bennett to helm Bennett’s first-ever rock video “papercuts” and the results prove excellent. The video will make its online debut on Cole Bennett’s Lyrical Lemonade Channel. There’s a black and white clip at the start that finds a bald and tattoo-less MGK riding down Sunset Boulevard in a motorcycle with horns. As he continues his expedition as rock’s newest superstar, MGK candidly acknowledges his constant struggles with fame and more. The “papercuts” video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.

Watch HERE

MGK’s upcoming album, born with horns, follows his 2020 platinum album, Tickets To My Downfall, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and received multiple awards, including an MTV VMA, Billboard Awards for “Top Rock Album” and “Top Rock Artist” and an iHeart Radio Award. Tickets To My Downfall has been called a “game changing record” by Nylon Magazine and W Magazine recently noted “the album’s outstanding commercial success has recalibrated the landscape of the music industry.”  Travis Barker will serve as the project’s executive producer for the second consecutive album.

Last week, MGK delivered a surprise performance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival. There, he performed “my ex’s best friend,” “bloody valentine,” and a cover of Paramore’s “Misery Business” for his ravenous fans. This fall, he will kick off his sold-out Tickets To My Downfall Tour, beginning September 9 in Minneapolis, MN, and concluding December 18 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. So far in 2021, Tickets To My Downfall is the biggest rock album, according to MRC Data.

About Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Houston, Texas. He’s known for his blending of alternative and contemporary rock and hip hop. The rapper first came to prominence in 2012, with his breakout single: “Wild Boy.” He’s also an actor, who’s been in movies such as Bird Box and The Dirt.

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Halsey Announces Film to Accompany her New Album

Today, Halsey shared the trailer for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, an hour-long film experience set to the music of her upcoming album of the same name. Written by Halsey, it was directed by Colin Tilley, who previously worked with her on the official videos for her chart-topping singles Without Me and You Should Be Sad.

Select cities and theaters will be announced soon for the film experience. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, August 3, for IMAX showings.

Halsey’s fourth studio album will be released by Capitol Records on August 27. Fans can pre-order the album on Halsey’s store. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, known for their work in Nine Inch Nails, and as Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning film/television composers. Halsey penned all of the album’s songs.

About Halsey

In her career to date, Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features. Worldwide, she has sold over 150 million adjusted singles. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power follows Manic, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. It was the first album of 2020 to be certified Platinum in the U.S. and attained Platinum certification in numerous other countries also.

She continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. Her first book, I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry, debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list last November. Named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, she has won over 20 awards, including an AMA, MTV VMA, GLAAD Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award and a CMT Music Award. Halsey recently introduced about-face, a multi-dimensional makeup line made for everyone. Halsey continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community.

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BTS Lands First Billboard No.1 with Dynamite

By: Elle Grant

K-Pop titans, BTS, have achieved a new milestone with their summer hit “Dynamite.” Released August 21st, the South Korean group’s first single entirely in English debuted in the number one slot of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The group’s previously highest charting hit was “ON” which debuted at No. 4 this past March. It is the first song in 57 years to earn an Asian act the #1 spot, and their first time in history an Asian act has debuted at #1.

“Dynamite” continues to rack in accomplishments, having already racked in the biggest digital sales week in the music industry since 2017 and having smashed YouTube’s record of views on a music video in 24 hours with a cool 101.1 million. The hit is a retro inspired, upbeat pop hit, featuring seventies inspired décor and style in its music video.

BTS is comprised of seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook and debuted seven years ago in their home country of South Korea. Though the group already boasts four number one albums on the Billboard 200 chart, their humble beginnings and time as an underdog in their own country has made this accomplishment that much sweeter to their group and their unflinchingly loyal fanbase, called ARMY. The members admitted the accomplishment brought tears to their eyes, especially when thinking back on their long road to the top.

Though, “Dynamite” is a song in English, the group has repeatedly emphasized that they will continue to focus their music in the Korean language for as long as they are active. The group is credited with helping to popularize K-Pop in the West, paving the way for other enormously popular groups such as Blackpink, NCT, Super M, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ. K-Pop, alongside Spanish music, has been credited with diversifying the American focused music charts. While BTS has undoubtedly faced their share of xenophobia, the success of BTS and “Dynamite” reflect the increasing inclusivity of the music industry.

The group is hot off their performance of their single on Sunday’s VMAs where they claimed three prizes. BTS is currently working on their eighth album, to be released before the end of 2020.

Halsey, 360 MAGAZINE

Halsey’s New Album

Halsey’s new album, Manic, is the first album of 2020 to be certified by the RIAA’s Gold® and Platinum® Program. Released on January 17, the album has already attained both Gold and Platinum status. It follows Halsey’s two previous Platinum albums – BADLANDS, her 2015 full-length debut, and 2017’s hopeless fountain kingdom. Halsey also received two additional certifications this month: “Graveyard,” a single from Manic, has been certified Platinum and the 2017 single “Now Or

Never” is now 3x Platinum.
Manic, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, is the biggest pure album seller year of 2020 thus far.

Globally, Manic has sold three million adjusted albums and attained 5.5 billion cumulative streams. International certifications for the album include Platinum in Canada, Norway and Korea, 4x Platinum in India and 2x Platinum in Russia. Exclusive physical album copies are now available at Halsey’s online store.

Halsey’s new single, “You should be sad,” has amassed over 150 combined global streams and views of the official video have surpassed 30 million. Today, Halsey shared an intimate new recording and live video of the song. Buy/Stream “You should be sad” (Acoustic): http://halsey.lnk.to/ysbsacousticP – Watch “You should be sad” (Stripped – Live From Nashville): http://halsey.lnk.to/ysbslfnPR

Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of the Manic World Tour. See below for itinerary. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Visit www.ManicWorldTour.com for more information.

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 12 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard.

The success of the 6x Platinum “Without Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 4x Platinum “Eastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers’ 11x Platinum “Closer,” which she featured on. “Without Me” spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. It was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio.

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she has won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

Halsey, 360 MAGAZINE


HALSEY’S NEW ALBUM, MANIC

GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey will release Manic – the follow-up to her chart-topping 2017 album hopeless fountain kingdom – on January 17, 2020 on Capitol Records. Today, she shared “Graveyard,” the new single from Manic, as the album pre-order launched HERE.

Yesterday, fans watched a stream of Halsey painting the artwork for the album’s cover. The visualizer for “Graveyard,” which can be seen HERE, is a time lapse clip of Halsey creating the painting. Fans who pre-order Manic in digital format will instantly receive “Graveyard” and her 5x Platinum hit “Without Me.” Exclusive album/merchandise bundles are now available at Halsey’s online store.

Halsey appears on the cover of the October issue of Cosmopolitan. Read the accompanying feature HERE. She recently won the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, plus a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards. 

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 23 billion streams worldwide and sold more than nine million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers in addition to Cosmopolitan – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x Platinum “Now or Never” and the 4x Platinum “Bad at Love.”

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” 

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BIG SEAN × MTV VMAS

MTV today announced that Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna have been added to the lineup of performers at the 2019 MTV VMAs, airing live globally from Newark, N.J. on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m.ET/PT.
 
Hosted by comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco, the show will air live from the Prudential Center across MTV’s global footprint in more than 180 countries, reaching more than half a billion households around the world. Music’s biggest stars and fans will celebrate the year’s most iconic videos with electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first-of-its-kind immersive fan experience.
 
Since his debut album in 2011, Big Sean, a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist, has become one of urban and rhythm radio’s most consistent hitmakers, and one of Def Jam’s biggest core artists. Sean has amassed over six billion global streams throughout his career and an impressive 15 platinum and multi-platinum hit singles. Earlier this year, Sean dropped his new freestyle “Overtime,” and brand new single, “Single Again,” his first major solo single release since 2017’s #1 platinum album “I DECIDED.” All four of his albums, which also include his RIAA platinum debut of “Finally Famous” and “Dark Sky Paradise,” have debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. 
 
Hailing from Harlem, New York, rapper A$AP Ferg has emerged as an artist unafraid to take his craft to thrilling new places. Most recently, Ferg released his latest EP, “Floor Seats,” and announced a headlining North American “YEDI TOUR,” with Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, which launches November 7 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. “Floor Seats” follows Ferg’s two studio albums, 2013’s “Trap Lord” and 2016’s “Always Strive and Prosper,” and a pair of mixtapes, 2014’s “Ferg Forever” and 2017’s “Still Striving.” 
 
Enigmatic singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist H.E.R. has established herself as one of modern R&B’s most fascinating new talents. With two sold-out headlining tours and over 2 billion streams for her two remarkable EPs – H.E.R. and I Used To Know Her, the 22 year-old won two Grammy Awards this year for Best R&B Album (H.E.R.) and Best R&B Performance (“Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar). Her latest release, I Used To Know Her, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart, while fan favorites “Focus,” and “Best Part” earned the #1 slot on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Airplay chart and Urban Adult Contemporary chart, respectively.
 
Following the success of her two #1 smash hit collaborations “Love Lies” with Khalid and “Dancing With A Stranger” with Sam Smith, Normani released her new single, “Motivation” on Friday. The song’s release came with a stunning visual directed by Dave Meyers that has quickly amassed over 15 million views on YouTube already and was the #1 trending video on YouTube over the weekend. Featured as Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” following release, The FADER declared “Motivation’ is an instantly-loveable bop,” PAPER Magazine proclaimed “Normani proves she’s an absolute triple threat, as if it wasn’t obvious before,” and V Magazine said “Motivation” proves she’s destined for superstardom.”
 
OZUNA is a multi-platinum Puerto Rican singer/songwriter leading the wave of the new generation of Latin music artists. Among his numerous awards and achievements, in 2019 he broke the record as the biggest winner in a single year in the history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Ozuna also won Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 BMI Awards. In 2018, he was named YouTube’s most-viewed artist globally and also holds the record as the artist with the most videos with over one billion views, seven in total. His debut studio album “Odisea” became the longest-leading No. 1 album by a male artist on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums charts, with an impressive 46 weeks atop; while his sophomore studio album “Aura” debuted No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and remained #1 in the Top Latin Albums chart for 17 weeks. He has a wide collection of chart-topping collaborations with the biggest names in Latin Urban music, as well as globally acclaimed megastars such as DJ Snake, Cardi B and Selena Gomez, and most recently with Spanish award-winning artist Rosalía. 
 
As previously announced, Missy Elliott will be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” and is set to hit the VMAs main stage. Additional performers include Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalía, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.
 
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2019 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Jackie Barba, Joe Buoye and Alicia Portugal serve as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music.  Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. 
 
Official sponsors of the 2019 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Extra® Refreshers Gum, PEPSI®, Taco Bell®, the 2020 Toyota Corolla and truth®.
 
Fans can vote for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell®, by visiting vma.mtv.com leading up to the VMA broadcast. Fans on Twitter and Facebook Messenger can also slide into VMAs’ DMs to cast an additional vote for “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and more. Fans will also be able to ask Alexa to “vote for the VMAs” for “Artist of the Year” within the MTV skill on Alexa-enabled devices. 
 
This year, for the first time ever, MTV is rewarding fans for voting through VMA Power Hour on vma.mtv.com, where their votes are doubled from 1-2pm ET daily. Superfans can come back each day within this voting window beginning tomorrow to show double the love for their favorite artists.
 
The full list of nominees for the 2019 “VMAs,” is available here.
 
Additionally, for the first time, fans can vote for their favorites in select categories on MTV Instagram Stories, including “Best Group,” “Best Power Anthems,” and “Song of the Summer,” which is sponsored by Samsung. 
 
Follow @MTV and @VMAs on social to keep up with all-things #VMAs.
 
About MTV:
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.
 
About Prudential Center:
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.