BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms
Oh my God.” — Megan Thee Stallion, during a livestream after the Recording Academy president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told the Houston-based rapper about her nominations. —“Ohhhhh I need a bad (explicit) Grammy date.” — Freddie Gibbs, whose album “Alfredo” is nominated for best rap album, said on Twitter. —“You’re joking,” — a teary-eyed Dua Lipa, nominated six times including for album, record and song of the year, said during a livestream. Her album “Lady Like” is nominated for best country album, while “More Hearts Than Mine” featuring Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland is up for best country song. !” — Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Noah Cyrus, who is nominated for best new artist, said on Instagram.
Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad
This photo combination shows from left: musician Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles, March 29, 2012, comedian George Lopez in Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 2012, and actor Jack Black in Las Vegas, April 25, 2012. Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted the political views of hundreds of celebrities, including Aguilera, Lopez, and Black, for a health education advertising campaign on the coronavirus outbreak. That's according to documents released Thursday by a House committee.
US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response
Director Judd Apatow believes Trump “does not have the intellectual capacity to run as president,” according to a list of more than 200 celebrities compiled by one of the firms. “I have ordered a strategic review of this public health education campaign that will be led by our top public health and communications experts to determine whether the campaign serves important public health purposes,” Azar told the subcommittee, which is investigating the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Because public health policy around the coronavirus pandemic has become so politically polarized, it’s unclear how well a confidence-building campaign from the government would play. And Trump has alienated much of the medical establishment with his dismissive comments about basic public health measures, such as wearing masks. Antony and Quaid were among just a few celebrities who were approved for the campaign, according to the documents.
Miley Cyrus Says Her Family's History Influenced Her to Stay Sober
Miley Cyrus is opening up about her decision to get sober. The 27-year-old singer appeared on Variety's Big Ticket podcast and discussed how both a surgery and her family's history led to her sobriety. Though the sobriety began as a necessity of the surgery, which Cyrus now views as "the biggest blessing," the singer decided to stay the course after thinking about her family's history in therapy. "I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of kind of addiction and kind of mental health challenges. Though she's certainly content in her decision to stay sober, Cyrus admitted that it's a "really hard" lifestyle to maintain as a young person.
Billy Ray Cyrus Talks Family Collaborations Amid Quarantine (Exclusive)
Billy Ray Cyrus is always ready for a family jam session! Billy Ray also says he just recently found a song lyric Miley wrote when she was just a little girl. During such a troubling time for so many, Billy Ray is making a difference. Billy Ray explains why the message of "Higher Ground" is so important right now. Here's more with the two-time GRAMMY winner:RELATED CONTENT:Miley Cyrus Sings Billy Ray's 'Achy Breaky Heart' With the Whole Family on 'Carpool Karaoke'Lil Nas X Wants to Remix Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky Heart,' But It's Not Their Next Collab (Exclusive)Billy Ray Cyrus on Why He Almost Turned Down 'Old Town Road' CollaborationExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJackie WillisWed, 05/20/2020 - 17:45
American Music Awards 2019 Nominees Revealed -- and Taylor Swift Could Break a Record!
The 2019 American Music Awards nominations are here. This year's awards show will broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, where Taylor Swift could break a big record. It's Post Malone, however, who is nominated for the most awards this year, with seven, including Artist of the Year. Ariana Grande, thank u, nextTaylor Swift, LoverFAVORITE SONG POP/ROCKHalsey, Without MeJonas Brothers, SuckerLil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town RoadPanic! RELATED CONTENT:2018 American Music Awards' Greatest, Wildest and Most Memorable Moments2018 American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List
Billy Ray Cyrus Heading to Fredericksburg's Backyard Amphitheater This Weekend
Facebook / Billy Ray CyrusThe mullet jokes about good ol Billy Ray are too easy these days, as are the jokes about daughter Miley or his weed biz. Hell, the snark about Achy Breaky Heart is even low-hanging fruit.I guess if we need something to new to bag on, the dude released a patriotic album in 2010 calledYeah. You do you, guy.sacurrent.com
Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the
"Old Town Road" is officially the song of the summer! On Tuesday, Billboard announced the top 20 tracks on their Summer Chart this year and Lil Nas X's remixed anthem featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was right at the top. And last week, at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, Nas and Cyrus earned the award for Song of the Year! "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019 Nominees: Carrie Underwood, Lil Nas X, Maren Morris and MoreLil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was OverlookedLil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red Carpet
Lil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was
A Joe Jonas and Lil Nas X collab may be on the way! "My old town road remix road remix never made the cut ," Jonas quipped alongside the pic, referencing Nas' hit song, which has had multiple remix collabs with artists including Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo. ET's Keltie Knight caught up with Billy Ray Cyrus at the VMAs, who gushed over working with Nas on their wildly popular rendition of "Old Town Road." "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:Billy Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X (Exclusive)Lil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red CarpetBarack Obama's Summer Playlist Includes Lil Nas X, Lizzo and J Balvin
VMAs 2019: See the complete list of winners
NEWARK, N.J. - MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, aired Monday night. Going into the ceremony, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande tied for the most nominations with 10 each. The full list of winners and nominees is as follows. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABEST COLLABORATION"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus"Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper"Seorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello *WINNER"ME!," Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco"I Don't Care," Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber"Boy With Luv," BTS ft. HalseyPUSH ARTIST OF THE YEARBazziCNCOBillie Eilish *WINNERH.E.R.
Billy Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X
1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his remix of Lil Nas X's single, "Old Town Road." "Tonight's just a celebration, to be here with these fans, the fans made the song happen," he stated. Cyrus tweeted out an image which read: "Music gives life to everything." Soon after speaking with ET, Nas and Cyrus nabbed the prize for Song of the Year! RELATED CONTENT:Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Spotted at MTV VMAs Together Following Singer's Split From Liam Hemsworth2019 MTV VMAs: Miley Cyrus Delivers Emotional Black-and-White Performance of Her Breakup Song -- Live Updates!
Huge country stars to perform in Fredericksburg this fall
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas - Some major names in country music are coming to the Texas Hill Country for a truly incredible fall lineup. The Backyard Amphitheater in Fredericksburg booked some pretty big names including Travis Tritt, Wade Bowen, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. EVO owns the Backyard Amphitheater. For more information and to buy tickets, click here. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Billie Eilish beats 'Old Town Road' as 'Bad Guy' hits No. 1 on Hot 100
Billie Eilish attends the ASCAP 2019 Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billie Eilish has knocked Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" from the No. Eilish's "Bad Guy" rose from No. A few weeks ago "Bad Guy" was re-released with a verse by Justin Bieber, which helped give the song a fresh boost. If Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus return to the top spot, they will become the first in US history to rule the Hot 100 for 20 weeks.
Lil Nas X Reacts to Being Dethroned by Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' on Billboard Hot 100
On Monday, it was announced that, after a staggering 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X has been dethroned by Billie Eilish's single, "Bad Guy." She also responded to Nas with a gentle ribbing: "I think he mad on the low... LMAO BUT THANK YOU B! The 17-year-old's hit track has been at number two on the Hot 100 for nine weeks before claiming the top position. See more news on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as GayLil Nas X Shares Hip-Hop Community's Response to His Coming OutMariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
Lil Nas X Makes History as 'Old Town Road' Becomes Longest Running No. 1 Single Ever
Lil Nas X has just taken his place in pop music history. To mark the occasion, Nas shared a post on Instagram, which featured several of the steps along the songs road to total dominance, including enlisting Cyrus for the remix. See more on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Gordon Ramsay Shows Lil Nas X How to Make a Panini -- Watch! Lil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as GayMiley Cyrus Shows Support for Baby Brother Lil Nas X After He Posts About His Sexuality
'Old Town Road' becomes longest-running No.1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X has now made Billboard chart history. The rapper's song "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has landed at No. The result is a special remix titled "Seoul Town Road." Reacting to news of the song's success, Lil Nas shared a video of "Old Town Road" being recorded on Monday.
Lil Nas X knocks Mariah Carey from Billboard record for most weeks at No. 1 with song "Old Town Road"
It's one sweet day for Lil Nas X: The breakthrough rapper's viral "Old Town Road" has broken the Billboard record set by Mariah Carey's "One Sweet Day" for most weeks at No. Lil Nas X accomplishes the feat this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart. "YEEE TF HAWWW," Lil Nas X tweeted Monday. 1 song of all-time," said Lil Nas X, sporting a cowboy hat as he played "Old Town Road" in the background. "Old Town Road" initially was in a bit of controversy in March when Billboard removed it from its country charts, deeming it not country enough (it peaked at No.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'
If you though Lil Nas X's collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus was an amazing team-up, wait until you hear the artist's team-up with BTS's RM! The rapper dropped the new remix on Thursday night, which the pair renamed "Seoul Town Road" in reference to the South Korean capital city of Seoul, where BTS first came together. The new remix track is slightly shorter than Lil Nas X's original version -- or his remix with Cyrus -- coming in at just under two minutes. However, the version features RM delivering one of the main verses of the tune, and the singer and rapper absolutely kills it. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride DayHere's What Lil Nas X Gave Billy Ray Cyrus to Celebrate 'Old Town Road's SuccessBTS' J-Hope & V Release 'A Brand New Day' Collab With Zara Larsson
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations
(CNN) - Ladies rule the 2019 Video Music Award nominations, with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading this year's list of contenders for the annual MTV award show at 10 nominations each. Hannah Lux Davis, who directed "thank u, next," and Drew Kirsch and Swift, who directed "You Need to Calm Down," were also recognized in the directing category. The VMA nominations have also recognized recent break-through talent Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X. They both also received nominations for video of the year -- Eilish for "Bad Guys" and Lil Nas for "Old Town Road (Remix)," which features Billy Ray Cyrus. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABEST COLLABORATION"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus"Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper"Seorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello"ME!," Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic!
Lil Nas X leads country rap's growth
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. It simultaneously made Billboard's cross-genre Hot 100, Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. And Lil Nas, of course, does it for the 'Gram, too, keeping his meme game strong no matter the platform. Let's put our toe in the water immediately with everything happening with [Lil Nas X], and then we'll follow it up with the meat of the EP."
Lil Nas X is ready for the Area 51 raid
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Looks like Lil Nas X is ready to answer the call to storm Area 51 with an Old Town Raid. But if the raid were to happen, we're sure it would look a lot like what Lil Nas X showed us. Keanu Reeves was in itIn the original raid Facebook page, the creators say: "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets." So Lil Nas X employed the best of the best to show us how it's done, with an animated Keanu Reeves taking off toward armed guards in the anime character's sprint.
Lil Nas X raids Area 51 in new animated "Old Town Road" music video
What is going on with the Area 51 Raid? The event, titled Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us, is widely believed to be a joke. "We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry," the Facebook event page reads. "Naruto run" refers to protagonist Naruto Uzumaki's distinctive running style in the Japanese anime series "Naruto." While it is unclear if anyone will actually show up to the restricted area, people are still flocking to the surrounding parts around Area 51.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X releases 'Old Town Road' remix
Lil Nas X seems determined to keep people singing his song. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lil Nas X seems determined to keep people singing his song. The new official remix of "Old Town Road" features viral singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and hip-hop heavyweight Young Thug, alongside Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus. Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' hits No. Lil Nas X released his debut EP, "7," on Columbia Records on June 21.
Miley Cyrus Shows Support for Baby Brother Lil Nas X After He Posts About His Sexuality
Miley Cyrus took to Instagram on Monday to show her support for rapper Lil Nas X after he appeared to come out as gay in a social media post on Sunday. SO proud of my baby brother @lilnasx In your corner forever my friend! Cyrus wrote, alongside a photo of the two posing together. When one user commented, Wear it proudly, the musician responded, "Thank u for always supporting me bro." The "Old Town Road" singer also commented, "Just cuz I'm gay don't mean I'm gay.Lil Nas Xs tweet came on the same day he was brought onto stage by Cyrus at Glastonbury to perform Old Town Road alongside the songstress and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride DayBilly Ray Cyrus Was in 'Shock' After BET Awards Performance With Lil Nas XNorth West's 'Old Town Road' Music Video, Starring Kim Kardashian, Wins Over Lil Nas X