Camila Cabello wasn’t the only female pop star to start her week off with some great music news. UK singer Dua Lipa also reached a new height on the Billboard charts, landing her first top 10 on the Hot 100 with “New Rules” and booking her first performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
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Ariana Grande is poised to win some very special awards across the pond. The singer is nominated for “Hero of the Year” at the 2018 NME Awards. The nomination comes alongside a nomination for the One Love Manchester benefit concert as “Music Moment of the Year.” It’s a bit of special recognition for the pop star who went back to the city where her concert was bombed to raise money for victims and their families.
The 2018 BRIT Award nominations are out, and gives a chance for some UK artists to shine. Despite their GRAMMY snubs, a couple of members of One Direction got nods across the pond. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is eager to continue his hobby of collecting hardware into 2018. But Ed, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and many of the night’s other biggest names all might find themselves outshined by another artist: Dua Lipa.
Australia’s mail-in vote on gay marriage equality is finally over. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his country’s citizens “voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality” and pledged to pass the necessary legislation by Christmas. Stars with and without Australian connections celebrated the news. Miley Cyrus might not need the new law to marry her Aussie boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, but she’s excited all the same. So are tons of other celebs
The 2017 MTV EMAs went down on Sunday night, and there are some surprise winners from the show. Taylor Swift was the most nominated artist of the night, but she couldn’t win a single one of the six categories she was up for. Similarly, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande were both shut out of two categories a piece.
It’s no surprise Taylor Swift’s return to music means a return to copious award show nominations. “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready For It?” may be the only two songs she’s put out in 2017, but Taylor still found a way to lead the pack in nods at the 2017 MTV EMAs. With nominations in six categories, Taylor could go home with a lot of hardware–if she shows up.