CARDI B LEADS 2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS WITH 21 NOMINATIONS!

The nominations for the Billboard Music Awards are in and Cardi B is leading the pack with 21 nominations in 18 categories. Yes, she did that! The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who won as the Top Female Rap Artist last year, sets the record for first female rapper to have the most nominations. She’s competing against herself in numerous categories including Top Selling Song and Top Hot 100 Song. She also made history at the Grammys becoming the first solo female rapper to earn Best Rap Album. Cardi B’s nominations include Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Album. She’s credited for three multi-nominated songs, “I Like It,” “Girls Like You” and “Taki Taki.” Do you think she can sweep the BMAs? via GIPHY Drake and Post Malone tie for second-most nominations with 17. Travis Scott is up for 12 awards, XXXTentacion is competing in 10 categories and Ariana Grande took nine. Read the complete list of nominations here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/8505581/billboard-music-awards-2019-nominations Kelly Clarkson is set to host the awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1.

X-FACTOR AUSTRALIA 2014 GRAND WINNER, MARLISA, SHARES HER PLANS FOR 2019!

Marlisa Ann Punzalan, known as Marlisa, who won the sixth season of The X-Factor Australia in 2014 visits us at Wave 89.1 as part of her #Brave radio tour and to also share her plans for 2019. Now, Marlisa has actually been staying in the country since last year, and we found out that she’s been recording new songs and soon, she’s going to release her newest album, Brave. “I wrote 7 out of 8 (songs from the album)” said Marlisa, which is quite an achievement for the young singer-songwriter. She collaborated with other artists like Inigo Pascual for the song, Selfish, and Moophs for the song called Steel. “The album’s a variety of different genres. There’s a song for everyone in the album.” She will be performing at “Makisig Live in Sydney” while promoting her new album and performing her songs in Australia. She will also be having her own concert in Sydney. To get more updates on Marlisa, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @marlisamusic, YouTube and Facebook: Marlisa, and on her official website: marlisaofficial.com. Marlisa became the youngest contestant to win The X-Factor Australia at age 15.

BEYONCé REPORTEDLY WORKING ON NEW MUSIC & DOCUMENTARY!

New music and a Netflix special from Queen Bey? Definitely, YES. Sources say that Beyoncé doesn’t have a new, full album but she's working on a couple of tracks on a deluxe album filled with old songs. The 23-time Grammy Award winner last solo work was the visual album Lemonade, released in April 2016. In June 2018, billed as The Carters, she and Jay-Z released the album Everything Is Love just after the kick-off of the On The Run II Tour. Aside from new music, a documentary is also on its way! It will be tied to her much-lauded Coachella 2018 performance that was 365 days in the making and included cameos from JAY-Z, Solange, and Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. While we eagerly await the release of her new music and documentary, Beyonce is starring in the upcoming remake of Disney’s The Lion King, which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 19.

J. COLE TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE YOUNG THUG'S NEW ALBUM!

It's official! According to reports, J. Cole will officially executive produce Young Thug’s forthcoming album. Sources close to Thugger confirmed the two have started initial recording sessions in New York. The pairing of Cole and Thug doesn't exactly come from left field, as Cole has been co-signing Thug for some time now. Just after announcing he'd be bringing the Atlanta rapper with him to open on his KOD tour in 2018, Cole told radio host Angie Martinez how much of a fan he is of Thug's work. "He's just ill," Cole said. "If you wanna talk about Thug as like, an artist, he's an innovator. You can call him a mumble rapper all you want, but if you know skills and the art of rapping, and you know like, how you put words together, you know pockets, you know flows, you know the things he does with his voice, dude is a genius." This won’t be a first for Cole, who served as executive producer of Swizz Beatz’ 2018 album Poison. He is working on his next solo album as well.and the Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III.

USHER TEASES 'CONFESSIONS 2'!

The sequel for 'Confessions' maybe in the works! The R&B superstar went on Instagram live to tease new music with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who produced the original Confessions. View this post on Instagram Believe A post shared by Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) on Mar 24, 2019 at 12:56pm PDT View this post on Instagram Looks like #Usher is cooking up in the studio ???? Are y’all here for it? #HERSource A post shared by HERSource (@hersource) on Mar 26, 2019 at 6:36pm PDT Just one day after the IG Live, he shared a photo of himself in the studio sitting next to a whiteboard that reads “Confessions 2” and a tracklisting which is blurred out but was enough to make fans go wild! View this post on Instagram Dis what yall want... A post shared by Usher (@usher) on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:12am PDT View this post on Instagram “We can slow down and still can’t catch up” - JD As we count down to the anniversary on Confessions. #Day1 This bigger than music. #1 BigBruhNem A post shared by Usher (@usher) on Mar 16, 2019 at 10:18pm PDT It’s been 15 years since Usher released his album Confessions. The album spawned hits like “Burn,” “Yeah!” and the single of the same name. Released in March 2004, Confessions sold 1.1 million copies in its first week and won a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and eventually went on to become the second-highest selling album of the ’00s. Usher hasn’t released a full project since 2016’s Hard II Love.

SHANTI DOPE SHARES HIS LIFE ON THE ROAD!

More than a year after his last guesting on Wave 89.1, Shanti Dope came back to share his life on the road. Watch his live radio performance on #TheFlowPH with Sgt. Pepper below. His first international gig was carried out in the U.S. and Taiwan, “Sobrang solid kasi hindi ko rin expected na umaabot yung rap music ko sa ganun (abroad).” He even joked about his interview with the immigration bureau, saying “Mukhang mapapalaban tayo rito. Inglishan ‘to.” But humor aside, since he’s been doing really well in the scene, we asked him if he still gets shy or nervous, in which he answered, “Siguro hindi na masyado, pero kinakabahan pa rin ako. Sabi ni Sir Gloc (Gloc-9) na kapag hindi ka nakinakabahan sa ginagawa mo, hindi ka na masaya, kumbaga wala na siya dating sayo.” The two collaborated in Shanti's 'ShantiDope'. We also learned that one of his influences in music came from his father. When he was younger, his father used to play for an acoustic band while he tagged along, that’s why it was already quite easy for him to perform when he entered the rap industry. Aside from being a phenomenon in the hip-hop industry, Shanti Dope still attends regular schooling to keep life balanced, “Pumapayag naman sila kapag may gig ako”, said Shanti when asked whether or not his school allows him to go on tours. “Kahit papaano naman, naihahabol pa rin (his studies),” he added. Shanti recently released his track, Amatz, which is part of an album that is set to be released this year. Amatz is now available on Spotify,Apple Music, and Amazon, under Universal Records.
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Friday 26 April 2019

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