American Horror Story Season 8 Ends (VIDEO RECAP)

The end of “the end of the world” never felt so rushed and satisfying.

Jeremy talks about American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the ending of Season 8 and a few unanswered questions that we had coming into the final episode.   See Jeremy’s recap below.

 

Disney+ Series ‘The Mandalorian’ Lead Actor Announced

Disney went out and got Diego Luna, so it’s no surprise that they cast another big name for the other Star Wars show.

It was announced Tuesday morning that Pedro Pascal has been offered the lead role in Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, which will be available on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. Negotiations between the actor and the media conglomerate have already begun, Variety reports.

The Mandalorian, written and produced by Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, will be centered around a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” It takes place after Episode VI – Return of The Jedi and before the formation of the First Order in Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Pascal has an impressive resume both on TV and the big screen. He has previously played star roles as Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones and Javier Pena in the popular Netflix series Narcos. Pascal has also appeared in The Equalizer 2Kingsman: The Golden CircleIf Beale Street Could Talk, and recently finished filming Wonder Woman 1984.

The first episode of Pascal’s Star Wars debut will be directed by Dave Filoni, who previously worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, according to Disney. Disney also announced that future episodes of the series will be directed by Taika Waititi, who directed Thor:Ragnarok, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.

Last week Disney CEO Bob Iger also announced that Disney+ will premiere a second live-action Star Wars spinoff based on the adventures of popular Rogue One rebel, Cassian Andor, who will be played by Luna as he was in the film.

It’s impossible to know who Pascal’s character is or what role he will play in The Mandalorian, which doesn’t have a set release date as of yet. Pascal is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: Rogue One Is Getting Its Own Live Action Series On Disney Plus

A couple of months into 2018 Disney announced that it would eventually be taking its movies off of popular streaming services such as Netflix in order to launch its own streaming service, Disney Plus. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger suggested that the streaming service will come in late 2019 and it will be significantly cheaper than the $10.99 monthly cost of a Netflix subscription.

 

 

Disney Plus will be headlined by its exclusive access to Marvel and Star Wars films, as well as a handful of television projects that include a live-action Star Wars series, a show based on Pixar’s Monsters Inc., a new Marvel show, and a series based on the High School Musical franchise.

 

 

It was previously thought that the Star Wars components of Disney Plus would essentially include the live-action series, The Mandalorian, written by Jon Favreau, and the final season of the animated series, The Clone WarsThe Mandalorian will be centered around a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” It takes place after Episode VI – Return of The Jedi and before the formation of the First Order in Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

 

 

However, The Mandalorian won’t be the only live-action show available when Disney Plus debuts. Star Wars’ expanded-universe movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will also be getting an independent spin-off, Iger announced Thursday.

 

 

Star Wars fans will have to wait a while more to sink their teeth into the live-action series, which will begin production next year, but Iger mentioned that it would follow the adventures of the popular rebel spy, Cassian Andor. The show will take place during the early years of the Rebellion and before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, according to a news release about the show’s announcement.

 

 

Andor will be played by the same actor as in Rogue One, Diego Luna, who seems to be very excited about the opportunity to get back to fighting the Empire.

 

 

“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply,” said Luna in the news release.

 

 

While the series doesn’t have an official title, it will most likely fill many of the gaps that were left between Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV – A New Hope. Anakin Skywalker has just become Darth Vader and Darth Sidious is still celebrating his successful takeover of the galaxy. Andor will have to carefully avoid capture while executing thrilling missions against the Empire to restore hope and begin the Rebellion.

 

 

An official release date has not been announced. More information can be found at StarWars.com.

 

 

Photos Courtesy of Star Wars & Lucasfilms

Kidney Stone, ER, Gymnastics World Championships and Biles Still Makes History

Having a kidney stone would leave any normal person unable to walk, let alone compete in a Gymnastics World Championship.

 

That would be the case if you were a regular human being. Which begs the question, is Simon Biles even human?

 

The 2018 Gymnastics World Championships held at the Aspire Dome, Doha, Qatar from Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018, kicked off last week and amidst poor equipment during podium training (the training period for gymnast to get acclimated to equipment and the environment), the US team arrived ready qualifying night, Saturday 10/27.

 

However, on the day prior, a different problem arose. Front-runner and four-time Olympic gold medalist from the Rio Olympic Games, Simone Biles, needed to go to the emergency room with less than 24 hours until the World Championship event and team qualifications.

 

She had brought up “having stomach pains on her right side for two days” during training and Biles mentions that, “they found a kidney stone.”

 

 

Aside from being admitted into the hospital, Biles posted a history charting all-around score of 60.965 during qualifications. A score like this is unheard of only two years after an Olympic Games.

 

To put it into perspective, Biles’ score is five total points higher than last year’s World Champion, Morgan Hurd of the United States, posting a 55.232 (14.533 on Vault, 14.3 on Bars, 12.666 on Beam, 13.733 respectively).

 

In gymnastics, five points equal to five major falls on any apparatus. One point deducted for a fall or major error. Simone would need to fall off the beam five times in order to lose the 2018 World Championship to last year’s winner.

 

Of course, the gymnastics world never thought that Biles could get any better, and they were wrong.

 

Not only did Simone Biles recover from her kidney stone and the midnight trip to the ER, but she made history by unveiling a new skill now called, “the Biles” on vault. “The Biles” which is a Cheng (roundoff, back handspring with half turn entry; front straight somersault with 1½ twist) adding an extra half twist.

It is one of the hardest moves being done in women’s gymnastics to-date and Biles does it with ease, see below.

 

 

She then went on to compete on each apparatus with nearly flawless routines.

Her scores and US teammates’ are listed below:

Vault: Biles, 15.966 (2nd, 15.366; avg. 15.666); McCallum, 14.600 (2nd, 13.533; avg, 14.066); Hurd, 14.600; McCusker, 14.266

Uneven bars: Biles, 14.866; Hurd, 14.466; McCusker, 14.133; Grace McCallum, 14.100
Balance beam: Biles, 14.800; Eaker, 14.466; Hurd, 13.466; McCusker, 13.100
Floor exercise: Biles, 15.333; Hurd, 13.933; McCallum, 13.800; McCusker, 13.266

Scores provided by www.usagym.org

 

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a strong showing for fan favorite, Riley McCusker, who competed on each apparatus during qualifiers. “…I let the nerves get to me a little bit,” McCusker said in an interview with USA Gymnastics.

 

With a fall on beam, a big bobble on the floor and a miss of a major connection on bars McCusker, favorite to qualify for Uneven Bar finals, will not be competing after the team final for a medal. See her all-around performance during qualifications below.

 

 

All that being said, Biles has qualified for every major apparatus for event finals and has the opportunity to win the most medals of any gymnast of all-time.

 

She is two gold medals away from making gymnastics history to receive the most World and Olympics medals of any person in the history of gymnastics.

 

According to USA Gymnastics, “The women’s qualification round wraps up tomorrow, and the finals begin with the men’s team competition on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET.”

American Horror Story Goes Back To Murder House

We’ve finally come full circle.

 

That’s right, season eight episode six of American Horror Story takes us back to where it all began – Murder House.

 

Ryan Murphy is pulling out all the stops, bringing back show favorites to help put an exclamation mark on Season 8, Apocalypse. The “Doorway to Hell” never looked more inviting.

 

With a long list of appearances from returning characters in its 8th season, the most highly anticipated character is none other than Jessica Lange.

 

It is commonly known that American Horror Story has been centered around strong female leads and Lange was the leader in seasons two, three, and four, and won two Emmys playing Fiona Goode and Elsa Mars respectively.

 

Lange will make her supposedly final reappearance in season eight for the upcoming episode revisiting Murder House and reprising her role as Constance Langdon, the grandmother of the Antichrist, Michael Langdon, who has played the major bad guy throughout Apocalypse.   

 

And now, we’ll finally know his backstory.

 

Return to Murder House is predicted to bridge the gap between two of the highest rated seasons – Coven (S3) and Murder House (S1). So expect big ratings right out of the gate.

 



An aspect that has kept American Horror Story so fresh throughout its 8 seasons is that not only does each season tell a different ‘story’ (not continuous to the previous season), its main actors and actresses play leading roles as completely different characters altogether in each season with the exception of cross-overs.

 

To put it into perspective, Sarah Paulson has played a different character in each season and has played up to three different characters in one season, which was shown in Roanoke (S6).


We’re thinking Apocalypse will beat the record.

 

American Horror Story’s Many Faces

There is no doubt that American Horror Story – the show – has launched many illustrious careers since its debut back in 2011.  A few to mention who you may be familiar with are:

 

Sarah Paulson, who played a role in Oceans 8 as one of the main ladies, but has been one of the few actresses to be in every season of American Horror Story.

 

Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Foxes’ X-Men Days of Future Past

 

Lady Gaga, who also won a Golden Globe on the show for her role in Hotel (S5) and went on to a leading role in the Oscar-worthy Box Office hit, A Star Is Born.

 

Other notable appearances include:

 

Emma Roberts, who came with her own fame as the niece of Julia Roberts, but fans fell in love with her character Madison Montgomery (S3).

 

Kathy Bates, who has played every role imaginable since her debut in Coven in season three.  She attributed her acting career comeback to American Horror Story according to an interview with Vanity Fair.

 

Connie Britton, who played the original leading lady to kick off the show in Murder House. Having only been with the show for one season, she landed a leading role opposite to Hayden Panettiere in smash-hit. Nashville.

 

Adina Porter, who holds/held pivotal roles in The 100 and True Blood.  Porter made an appearance in Murder House as Sally Freeman and then had a more prominent role in American Horror Story: Roanoke (S6).

 

The list of celebs goes on and Ryan Murphy, the creator of the show, left no stone unturned in the upcoming latest episode.  

 

Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, this episode is sure to break the internet with a long list of star appearances. 

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American Music Awards 2018: Taylor Swift’s Big Night

Taylor Swift made AMA history at the 2018 American Music Awards winning the most awards for a female artist since Whitney Houston in 1997.  She previously received an honorary International Artist Award in 2009. 

The night brought her total win count to 23 AMAs beating Houston’s 21 trophy count. The highest overall win count would be Michael Jackson who has 24, which is not too far off for the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer.

Awards for Swift included Tour of the Year, Pop/Rock Album of the Year and the highest award title, Artist of the Year. While accepting the highest honor, Swift said, “I just want to say to the fans, you have been so nice to me and fun and funny and so cool and so loyal, and it’s not lost on me, I understand how lucky I am.”

This is the fourth time Swift has won the Artist of the Year award, for which she holds the record.  

Of course, an AMA night would not be complete without its fair share of musical performances.  Swift opened the night followed by a line up of great artists.

 

2018 American Music Awards’ Performances

  • Mariah Carey, “With You”
  • Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho” / “Better Now”
  • Jennifer Lopez, “Limitless”
  • Shawn Mendes x Zedd, “Lost In Japan”
  • Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
  • Dua Lipa, “One Kiss” / “Electricity”
  • Camila Cabello, “Consequences”
  • Ciara feat. Missy Elliott, “Level Up” / “Dose”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Spinning Bottles”
  • Twenty-One Pilots, “Jumpsuit”
  • Gladys Knight, Donnie McClurkins, CeCe Winans, Ledisi & Mary Mary, Aretha Franklin tribute
  • Taylor Swift, “I Did Something Bad”
  • Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid, “Eastside”
  • Panic! At the Disco, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Cardi B feat. J Balvin & Bad Bunny, “I Like It”

Other great winners included the Black Panther soundtrack, beating out The Greatest Showman, Cardi B, and Carrie Underwood.  The list of winners of nominees and winners can be seen below.

2018 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Camila Cabello
  • Khalid
  • Dua Lipa
  • XXXTENTACION

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

 

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Beyoncé & JAY–Z
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

 

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS *WINNER

Nominees

  • BTS
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Post Malone *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Taylor Swift

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Migos *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’ *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
  • Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

 

FAVORITE SONG- — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line *WINNER

Nominee

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LANCO

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” *WINNER

Nominee

  • Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” 
  • Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

 

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Heaven” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown, “Heaven”
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
  • Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys”

 

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Rihanna *WINNER

Nominees

  • Ella Mai
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

XXXTENTACION “17” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “American Teen”
  • SZA “CTRL”
  • XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
  • Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Panic! At The Disco *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Portugal. The Man

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes *WINNER

Nominees

  • Shawn Mendes
  • P!NK
  • Ed Sheeran

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

Daddy Yankee *WINNER

Nominees

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ozuna

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle *WINNER

Nominees

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Marshmello *WINNER

Nominees

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zedd
  • Marshmello

 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” *WINNER

Nominees

  • “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
  • “The Greatest Showman”
  • “The Fate of the Furious: The Album”

 

 

 

Photo Credit: XXL Mag, Capital FM

American Music Awards 2018: Taylor Swift’s Big Night

Taylor Swift made AMA history at the 2018 American Music Awards winning the most awards for a female artist since Whitney Houston in 1997.  She previously received an honorary International Artist Award in 2009. 

The night brought her total win count to 23 AMAs beating Houston’s 21 trophy count. The highest overall win count would be Michael Jackson who has 24, which is not too far off for the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer.

Awards for Swift included Tour of the Year, Pop/Rock Album of the Year and the highest award title, Artist of the Year. While accepting the highest honor, Swift said, “I just want to say to the fans, you have been so nice to me and fun and funny and so cool and so loyal, and it’s not lost on me, I understand how lucky I am.”

This is the fourth time Swift has won the Artist of the Year award, for which she holds the record.  

Of course, an AMA night would not be complete without its fair share of musical performances.  Swift opened the night followed by a line up of great artists.

 

2018 American Music Awards’ Performances

  • Mariah Carey, “With You”
  • Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho” / “Better Now”
  • Jennifer Lopez, “Limitless”
  • Shawn Mendes x Zedd, “Lost In Japan”
  • Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
  • Dua Lipa, “One Kiss” / “Electricity”
  • Camila Cabello, “Consequences”
  • Ciara feat. Missy Elliott, “Level Up” / “Dose”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Spinning Bottles”
  • Twenty-One Pilots, “Jumpsuit”
  • Gladys Knight, Donnie McClurkins, CeCe Winans, Ledisi & Mary Mary, Aretha Franklin tribute
  • Taylor Swift, “I Did Something Bad”
  • Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid, “Eastside”
  • Panic! At the Disco, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Cardi B feat. J Balvin & Bad Bunny, “I Like It”

Other great winners included the Black Panther soundtrack, beating out The Greatest Showman, Cardi B, and Carrie Underwood.  The list of winners of nominees and winners can be seen below.

2018 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Camila Cabello
  • Khalid
  • Dua Lipa
  • XXXTENTACION

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

 

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Beyoncé & JAY–Z
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

 

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS *WINNER

Nominees

  • BTS
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Post Malone *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Taylor Swift

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Migos *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’ *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
  • Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

 

FAVORITE SONG- — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line *WINNER

Nominee

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LANCO

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” *WINNER

Nominee

  • Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” 
  • Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

 

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Heaven” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown, “Heaven”
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
  • Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys”

 

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Rihanna *WINNER

Nominees

  • Ella Mai
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

XXXTENTACION “17” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “American Teen”
  • SZA “CTRL”
  • XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
  • Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Panic! At The Disco *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Portugal. The Man

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes *WINNER

Nominees

  • Shawn Mendes
  • P!NK
  • Ed Sheeran

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

Daddy Yankee *WINNER

Nominees

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ozuna

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle *WINNER

Nominees

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Marshmello *WINNER

Nominees

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zedd
  • Marshmello

 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” *WINNER

Nominees

  • “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
  • “The Greatest Showman”
  • “The Fate of the Furious: The Album”

 

 

 

Photo Credit: XXL Mag, Capital FM

American Music Awards 2018: Taylor Swift’s Big Night

Taylor Swift made AMA history at the 2018 American Music Awards winning the most awards for a female artist since Whitney Houston in 1997.  She previously received an honorary International Artist Award in 2009. 

The night brought her total win count to 23 AMAs beating Houston’s 21 trophy count. The highest overall win count would be Michael Jackson who has 24, which is not too far off for the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer.

Awards for Swift included Tour of the Year, Pop/Rock Album of the Year and the highest award title, Artist of the Year. While accepting the highest honor, Swift said, “I just want to say to the fans, you have been so nice to me and fun and funny and so cool and so loyal, and it’s not lost on me, I understand how lucky I am.”

This is the fourth time Swift has won the Artist of the Year award, for which she holds the record.  

Of course, an AMA night would not be complete without its fair share of musical performances.  Swift opened the night followed by a line up of great artists.

 

2018 American Music Awards’ Performances

  • Mariah Carey, “With You”
  • Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho” / “Better Now”
  • Jennifer Lopez, “Limitless”
  • Shawn Mendes x Zedd, “Lost In Japan”
  • Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
  • Dua Lipa, “One Kiss” / “Electricity”
  • Camila Cabello, “Consequences”
  • Ciara feat. Missy Elliott, “Level Up” / “Dose”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Spinning Bottles”
  • Twenty-One Pilots, “Jumpsuit”
  • Gladys Knight, Donnie McClurkins, CeCe Winans, Ledisi & Mary Mary, Aretha Franklin tribute
  • Taylor Swift, “I Did Something Bad”
  • Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid, “Eastside”
  • Panic! At the Disco, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Cardi B feat. J Balvin & Bad Bunny, “I Like It”

Other great winners included the Black Panther soundtrack, beating out The Greatest Showman, Cardi B, and Carrie Underwood.  The list of winners of nominees and winners can be seen below.

2018 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
Camila Cabello *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Camila Cabello
  • Khalid
  • Dua Lipa
  • XXXTENTACION

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

 

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Beyoncé & JAY–Z
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

 

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS *WINNER

Nominees

  • BTS
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Post Malone *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Taylor Swift

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Migos *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’ *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
  • Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

 

FAVORITE SONG- — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line *WINNER

Nominee

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LANCO

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” *WINNER

Nominee

  • Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” 
  • Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

 

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Heaven” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Kane Brown, “Heaven”
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Drake, “Scorpion”
  • Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
  • Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys”

 

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Rihanna *WINNER

Nominees

  • Ella Mai
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

XXXTENTACION “17” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “American Teen”
  • SZA “CTRL”
  • XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” *WINNER

Nominees

  • Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
  • Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Panic! At The Disco *WINNER

Nominees

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Portugal. The Man

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes *WINNER

Nominees

  • Shawn Mendes
  • P!NK
  • Ed Sheeran

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

Daddy Yankee *WINNER

Nominees

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ozuna

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle *WINNER

Nominees

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Marshmello *WINNER

Nominees

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zedd
  • Marshmello

 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” *WINNER

Nominees

  • “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
  • “The Greatest Showman”
  • “The Fate of the Furious: The Album”

 

 

 

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