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IMAGINE DRAGONS’ DAN REYNOLDS HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL LOVELOUD FESTIVAL POWERED BY AT&T ON JULY 28, 2018 AT RICE ECCLES STADIUM IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO ENCOURAGE GREATER LOVE, COMMUNICATION, AND UNDERSTANDING FOR OUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

LINE UP INCLUDES GRAMMY® AWARD- WINNING ARTISTS IMAGINE DRAGONS, ZEDD AND LINKIN PARK’S MIKE SHINODA, GRACE VANDERWAAL, NEON TREES’ TYLER GLENN, VAGABON AND A.W.

STAND UP COMEDIAN, ACTOR AND WRITER CAMERON ESPOSITO TO PERFORM AND EMCEE LOVELOUD FESTIVAL

LOVELOUD TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 10AM MST AT SMITHSTIX.COM

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOCAL AND NATIONAL LGBTQ+ CHARITIES INCLUDING
ENCIRCLE, TREVOR PROJECT, TEGAN AND SARA FOUNDATION & MORE

Salt Lake City, UT – April 2, 2018 – Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons today
announced the second annual LOVELOUD Festival (http://loveloudfest.com) designed to
ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand,
accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. The 2018 LOVELOUD Festival
will be powered by AT&T.

AT&T supports various initiatives that promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ youth, including The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention service. Together, through music and an inspiring message, LOVELOUD and AT&T can share our vision of a future where LGBTQ youth are connected to love and acceptance.

LGBTQ+ teen suicide, often caused by a lack of communication or an absence of
acceptance, is one of the most troubling issues in the community. The numbers are
staggering:
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US for youth (teenagers) according to
the Center for Disease Control.
• LGBTQ+ youth that come from a home or community where they are not accepted are
eight times more likely to commit suicide.

“We at LOVELOUD are determined to help create a more loving and accepting environment for them, while also hoping to raise more than $1 million dollars for local and national LGBTQ+ charities” said founder and Imagine Dragons front-man Dan Reynolds. “We look forward to a day dedicated to celebrating their diversity while listening to great music and inspiring speakers.”

LOVELOUD Festival will take place Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT at the
Eccles Stadium and feature performances by Grammy® Award-winning artists Imagine
Dragons, Zedd and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda along with Grace Vanderwaal, Neon
Trees’ Tyler Glenn and A.W. Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Cameron Esposito will also perform and emcee the day’s festivities. More performers and speakers will be
announced in the coming weeks.

LOVELOUD tickets will go on sale Friday, April 6 at 10AM MST. Festival goers can
purchase tickets HERE. Doors open for the LOVELOUD Festival at 2pm and the music
begins at 3:30pm. The festival will feature food, beverages and a number of other
activities for fans of all ages and interests. The LOVELOUD Foundation will donate
proceeds from this year’s event to benefit LGBTQ+ organizations including Encircle, the Tegan and Sara Foundation and the Trevor Project.

“LOVELOUD’s inspiring goal is to raise $1 million dollars for LGBTQ+ organizations in
one day, and we know that this amazing program of music and speakers will entertain,
educate and inspire everyone who comes out in support on July 28th," said Tegan and Sara. “We started the Tegan and Sara Foundation to bring resources and attention to
issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and we are proud to work with the LOVELOUD
team to amplify their urgent message of acceptance and unconditional love.”

As part of this quest, Dan Reynold’s created a documentary centered around
LOVELOUD, called Believer. The film received runner up for the “Festival Favorite Award” at Sundance Film Festival 2018 and will premiere on HBO in June.

LOVELOUD’s inaugural festival bowed August 26, 2017 in Orem, UT at Brent Brown
Ballpark. The event drew 17,000 concertgoers and featured live music from Imagine
Dragons, Neon Trees, Krewella, Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon (Acoustic), Joshua
James, and Aja Volkman. In 2017, LOVELOUD Foundation lent its support to various
charities such as Encircle and Stand4Kind, as well as national charities, The Trevor
Project and GLAAD.

The LOVELOUD Foundation is a catalyst to bring communities and families together to
help ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love our LGBTQ+youth. LOVELOUD offers hope to young people, letting them know they’re not alone and encouraging acceptance in the home and community. It all begins with talking about, sharing and showing the realities of what LGBTQ+ teens face daily. The LOVELOUD Foundation is a 501c3.

AT&T’s commitment to equality and inclusion for the LGBTQ community began in 1975,
when the company became one of the first American corporations to adopt a policy
prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. AT&T also has a long-standing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace. LEAGUE at AT&T
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Employee Organizations of AT&T) is one of the oldest LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups (ERG) in the nation. In 1998, AT&T
adopted one of the first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. In
2006, AT&T was one of the first U.S. corporations to offer transgender-inclusive health
care benefits. At AT&T, diversity and inclusion will always be top priorities.

U.S. Women’s Hockey Player Haley Skarupa Shares Her 2018 Winter Olympics Playlist

Written By | Gil Kaufman

Haley Skarupa doesn’t mess around on the ice, or in the gym. The forward for the U.S. women’s hockey team has two very important pregame superstitions: taping her stick and cranking up her favorite playlist.

Though Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” is her go-to karaoke song, Skarupa goes for some slightly harder sounds on the list she sent to Billboard before leaving for the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

“Ice hockey is a very dynamic sport, so our pregame pump-up playlist has to be too,” she tells Billboard. “We have a wide range of musical interests and, therefore, like to rotate in and out a large variety of genres and artists. While most of us are not entirely as musically gifted as we’d like to be, our team often expresses pregame excitement, focus and passion through song. Whether it is singing along or dancing, the pregame playlist plays a huge role in our warm-up and in our locker room. It is part of our preparation and sets the tone for the game.”

Ha Hyun-woo and Kim Ki-bum of Guckkasten perform during the K-Pop Night Out showcase at Elysium on Day 1 of SXSW 2013 Music Festival on March 12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. 

From Walk the Moon to Lil Pump, Axwell & Ingrosso and Portugal. The Man, Skarupa is definitely ready to hit the ice hard.

Check out her playlist below:

Grammys 2018: The Party Diary

Forget the chill: New York City was the place to be before, during and after the Grammy Awards.

The aftershow parties raged on for hours after the Grammys were handed out as top musicians and leading industry execs celebrated at exclusive events across the Big Apple. Billboard, of course, was there to soak up all the action.

Stay tuned to this page as Billboard staffers give you real-time updates on NYC’s most star-studded parties. Check back throughout the night for updates. All times listed are ET.

Bruno Mars accepts the Song Of The Year award for 'That's What I Like' onstage during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City.

12.03 p.m.: At Spring Studios. Very quiet til now. But it’s booming at midnight. Seen in a corner: Lucian Grainge, Michele Anthony, David Joseph, Bruce Resnikoff. Spotify’s Daniel Ek has been spotted.

12:05 a.m. Derek Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi, who have three Grammy Awards between them, are relaxing  at the Concord Music Group party at Bryant Park Grill. Truck is especially pleased that the Grammys paid tribute to his mentor, Col. Bruce Hampton, in the memoriam section. His favorite performance? Kendrick Lamar. “He started the show with a bang,” he said.

12:30 a.m.  Valerie June, whose album The Order of Time landed on many 2017 best-of lists, was raving about Pink’s powerful performance of “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.” “It was so simple,” said June, “When so many people go over the top, she stood out.”

Alessia Cara attends the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

12:37 a.m. Overheard at Sony’s party at the Whitney: Lauren Jauregui of 5H moving to Columbia from Epic to release solo album.

12:40 a.m. At Spring Studios. Universal Music’s David Joseph says, “I was thrilled to see Alessia Cara win best new artist. She’s one of the most exciting, interesting, talented young artist we’ve worked with in a long time.”

12:59 a.m. At Spring Studios: Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, Sting and Shaggy all walk in together. Lorde is here.

1:15 a.m. Dave Chappelle introduces Erykah Badu who is DJ-Ing in a gigantic colorful top hat at Spring Studios.

1:32 a.m. UMG’s Michele Anthony and her mom, Amazon Music’s Steve Boom and his team socialize with Daniel Glass over latkes and lox at Glassnote’s Grammy After-Afterparty Breakfast at Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side. “This is the best party!” Anthony says to Glass.

2:05 a.m. Chris Stapleton at the UMG party. The country star is walking around, looking very laid back, just chilling out. And he’s not in the VIP area.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 Nominations: ”Despacito” Dominates

Thought you’d heard the last of “Despacito” when the clock struck midnight in 2017? Think again.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s smash hit collaboration with Justin Bieber swept the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, which were announced today. Fonsi and Yankee top the list at seven nods, in categories such as Song of the Year, Latin Artist of the Year and more.

RihannaEd SheeranBruno MarsDJ Khaled and The Chainsmokers round out the second-most nominated group of artists with five each, Justin Bieber rakes in four (his Belieber fanbase is up for Best Fan Army), and Taylor Swift earns three—in addition to one for the Swifties and one for her cat, Olivia, in the Cutest Musician’s Pat category.

Other notable nominees include Niall HoranCardi BCamila CabelloThe Weeknd and Imagine Dragons. The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place Sunday, March 11 at The Forum in Los Angeles. Fans at home can catch it live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Inglewood Jingle Ball 2017

Song of the Year:”Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber”Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Female Artist of the Year:

Alessia Cara

Halsey

P!NK

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

The Chainsmokers

Best Duo/Group of the Year:Imagine DragonsMaroon 5

Migos

Portugal. The Man

The Chainsmokers

Best Collaboration:

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:

Camila Cabello

Julia Michaels

Liam Payne

Logic

Niall Horan

Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:”Believer” – Imagine Dragons”Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man

“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons

“Walk On Water” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

“Wish I Knew You” – The Revivalists

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Cage The Elephant

Imagine Dragons

Judah & The Lion

Kings Of Leon

Portugal. The Man

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Greta Van Fleet

Judah & The Lion

K.Flay

Rag’n’Bone Man

The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:

“Go To War” – Nothing More

“Help” – Papa Roach

“Run” – Foo Fighters

“Rx (Medicate)”” – Theory of a Deadman

“Song #3” – Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:

Foo Fighters

Highly Suspect

Metallica

Papa Roach

Royal Blood

Thomas Rhett

Country Song of the Year:”Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt”Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi

“Hurricane” – Luke Combs

“Small Town Boy” – Dustin Lynch

“Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Year:

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:

Brett Young

Jon Pardi

Kane Brown

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs

Cardi B, Day for Night Festival

Dance Song of the Year:”It Ain’t Me” – Kygo and Selena Gomez”No Promises” – Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato

“Rockabye” – Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie featuring Sean Paul

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

Dance Artist of the Year:

Calvin Harris

Cheat Codes

Kygo

The Chainsmokers

Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:

“Bad and Boujee” – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Rockstar” – Post Malone

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

DJ Khaled

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Migos

Bruno Mars, 2017 Grammys, Show, Performance

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:21 SavageCardi B

GoldLink

Lil Uzi Vert

Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:

“B.E.D.” – Jacquees

“Location” – Khalid

“Love Galore” – SZA featuring Travis Scott

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

R&B Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Khalid

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:

6LACK

Kehlani

Kevin Ross

Khalid

SZA

J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Pitbull, 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Latin Song of the Year:”Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee”El Amante” – Nicky Jam

“Hey DJ” – CNCO

“Mi Gente” – J Balvin featuring Willy William

“Súbeme La Radio” – Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year:

CNCO

J Balvin

Luis Fonsi

Nicky Jam

Shakira

Best New Latin Artist:

Abraham Mateo

Bad Bunny

Danny Ocean

Karol G

Ozuna

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“Adios Amor” – Christian Nodal

“Ella Es Mi Mujer” – Banda Carnaval

“Las Ultras” – Calibre 50

“Regresa Hermosa” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Siempre Te Voy A Querer” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Carnaval

Banda Los Recoditos

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

Calibre 50

Gerardo Ortiz

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

Christian Nodal

Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

El Fantasma

Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Shawn Mendes, Thanksgiving Day Parade

Producer of the Year:Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” FelderAndrew Watt

Benny Blanco

Justin Tranter

Steve Mac

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

“Slow Hands” – Niall Horan

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

“All We Got” – Shawn Mendes

“Bad Liar” – HAIM

“Issues” – Niall Horan

“Lost” – Khalid

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly

“The Chain” – Harry Styles

“Touch” – Ed Sheeran

“The Tribute Song” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

Arianators – Ariana Grande

Beliebers – Justin Bieber

BTS – BTS

Camilizers – Camila Cabello

EXO-L – EXO

Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony

Lovatics – Demi Lovato

Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

Mixers – Little Mix

Selenators – Selena Gomez

Smilers – Miley Cyrus

Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

“Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Malibu” – Miley Cyrus

“New Rules” – Dua Lipa

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Sign Of The Times” – Harry Styles

“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato

“Swish Swish” – Katy Perry

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

BTS

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted CategoryAndrew HuangAnitta

Christian Collins

Conor Maynard

dodie

Gabbie Hanna

JoJo Siwa

Mariah Belgrod

Max & Harvey

RoomieOfficial

Cutest Musician’s Pet: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

Batman – Demi Lovato

Bear Rexha – Bebe Rexha

Nugget – Katy Perry

Olivia – Taylor Swift

Pig Pig – Miley Cyrus

Toulouse – Ariana Grande

Best Boy Band: *Socially Voted Category

AJR

BTS

CNCO

In Real Life

PRETTYMUCH

The Vamps

Why Don’t We

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted CategoryCamila CabelloHarry Styles

Liam Payne

Louis Tomlinson

Niall Horan

Best Remix: *Socially Voted Category

“Bon Appétit” – Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“do re mi” ” – blackbear featuring Gucci Mane

“Friends” – Justin Bieber and BloodPop with Julia Michaels

“Havana” – Camila Cabello and Daddy Yankee

“Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA

“May I Have This Dance” – Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper

“Mi Gente” – J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé

“Reggaetón Lento” – CNCO and Little Mix

Recording Academy And RCA Records Reveal “2018 Grammy Nominees” Album Track Listing

Latest Installment Of The Best-Selling Series Features 21 Hits From The World’s Biggest Superstars And Emerging ARTISTS

2018 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM HITS STORES AND DIGITAL RETAILERS JAN. 12

ALBUM PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT 2018GRAMMYALBUM.COM; FANS can win a trip to MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®

NEW YORK, NY — The Recording Academy‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records have revealed the track listing for the 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 12, 2018, in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series—now in its 24th year—features a collection of top-charting hits from many of this year’s illustrious GRAMMY-nominated artists. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum® and MusiCares®—two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need.

The 2018 GRAMMY Nominees album features 21 hits from the world’s top recording artists and emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Bruno Mars; and Song Of The Year nominees Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, and Julia Michaels, among others.

“This album is an extraordinary representation of the diverse talent being recognized as GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We’re pleased to partner with RCA to deliver this special collection of recordings and to raise funds and awareness for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum—two philanthropic organizations dedicated to improving the environment for music and those who make it.”

“This has been an incredible year for music across all genres, and this collection serves as a celebratory sampling of some of the most important songs released this year,” said RCA Chairman and CEO Peter Edge. “In addition, the entire RCA team joins me in expressing our excitement to partner with the Recording Academy on releasing this album, particularly because it benefits the crucial work done year-round by MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum.”

Music fans can log on to 2018grammyalbum.com or cbs.com/grammys to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live on CBS Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

2018 GRAMMY Nominees Album

Track List

  1. BRUNO MARS

“24K Magic”

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

  1. KELLY CLARKSON

“Love So Soft”

Best Pop Solo Performance

  1. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER

“Despacito” (Remix)

Record Of The Year

Song Of The Year

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  1. KENDRICK LAMAR

“HUMBLE.”

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

  1. LORDE

“Green Light”

Album Of The Year

  1. CHILDISH GAMBINO

“Redbone”

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

  1. JAY-Z

“The Story Of O.J.”

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

  1. ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA

“Stay”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  1. LADY GAGA

“Million Reasons”

Best Pop Solo Performance

  1. IMAGINE DRAGONS

“Thunder”         

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  1. PORTUGAL. THE MAN

“Feel It Still”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  1. THE CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY

“Something Just Like This”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  1. P!NK

“What About Us”

Best Pop Solo Performance

  1. LOGIC FEAT. ALESSIA CARA & KHALID

“1-800-273-8255”

Song Of The Year

  1. JULIA MICHAELS

“Issues”

Song Of The Year

  1. KESHA

“Praying”

Best Pop Solo Performance

  1. CHRIS STAPLETON

“Broken Halos”

Best Country Album

  1. LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Better Man”

Best Country Album

  1. THOMAS RHETT FEAT. MAREN MORRIS

“Craving You”

Best Country Album

  1. LADY ANTEBELLUM

“You Look Good”

Best Country Album

  1. KENNY CHESNEY

“All The Pretty Girls” 

Best Country Album

 

 

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