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DRAKE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS TIE THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR WITH 22 EACH FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS!”

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 52 categories of music. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

CARLOS VIVES AWARDED HONORARY MASTERS DEGREE FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

2 x Grammy, 12x Latin Grammy winning recording artist/producer Carlos Vives was awarded a Master of Latin Music degree by the prestigious Berklee College of Music at a ceremony at the GML Auditorio (Gaira Music Local, Vives’ venue) in Bogota, Colombia. The award was presented by Berklee president Roger Brown and was followed by a performance of music from Berklee students and Vives at the Julio Mario Santodomingo Theater. The Massachusetts-based Berklee College of Music is the largest private music college in the country and boasts a highly regarded Latin Music Studies program.

OZOMATLI WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM “NON-STOP: MEXICO TO JAMAICA” ON MAY 5

Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt), Ozo invited friends Gaby Moreno, Juanes, Regulo Caro, Chali 2na, G.Love, Slightly Stoopied and Herb Alpert to perform songs written by Selena, Café Tacuba, Juan Gabriel, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte and classic tracks from their youth. The album is Ozomatli’s first album of mostly Spanish language music in their 21-year history. See tracks below.

WATCH: Strange Music (Tech N9ne) Ventures Into Pop With Above Waves’ Single “Simple Things”

Strange Music, the world’s largest independent rap label, has released its first pop/alt single from Chicago/Kansas City pop/alternative band ABOVE WAVES. “Simple Things” is a contagious mid-tempo pop gem, with infectious lyrics sung by lead vocalist Ryan Bradley, driven by the underlying rhythms of drummer Lance Bennet and bassist Bryan Walker, topped with Colin Greshock’s lead guitar. “Simple Things” is on the band’s upcoming album Fugitives, which is slated for a September 2017 release.

ANGEMI DELIVERS HUGE SMASH THE HOUSE TRACK ‘I’LL CATCH YOU’ ALONGSIDE BECKO

To supplying fine remix duties on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s powerhouse tracks ‘HeyBaby’, ‘Higher Place’ and ‘Stay A While’, as well as ‘Beautiful Life’ by Lost Frequencies, to showcasing his skills behind the decks at monumental locations last year such as Antwerp’s Bringing The Madness 4.0, Germany’s World Club Dome in front of 45,000 people and after the announcement that he will be performing on the Tomorrowland Mainstage this year, Italy’s hot shot dance music export Angemi is back with his first official Smash The House release ‘I’ll Catch You’ alongside rising talent Becko.

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is 1st Album Certified 33x Million & “Bad” Certified 10 Million

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment). Thriller is still the ONLY album ever to have surpassed the RIAA’s 30x million mark in U.S. sales.

WATCH DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE BRING THE BIGGEST LED PRODUCTION SHOW IN THE WORLD

International superstars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have earned themselves something of a solid reputation for throwing the biggest parties found in the years clubbing calendar. Whether it’s in Ibiza with their House of Madness residency or their mainstage closing set at Tomorrowland, fans the world over come to witness the Belgian brothers jaw dropping performances. And one of their parties that has cultivated an army of passionate followers is their annual end of year extravaganza – Bringing The Madness! Spread across 4 nights at the Sportpaleis Antwerp, the homecoming show saw an incredible 80,000 fans join the brothers for arguably the biggest and most insane party of the year. Now you can relive the occasion in full HD as the duo release the official Bringing The Madness liveset online.

WATCH: Ariadna Gutiérrez (Wrongly Crowned Miss Universe) Stars In The Video For Carlos Vives’ New Single

As premiered by E! News, Miss Colombia 2014 Ariadna Gutierrez (contestant infamously mistakenly by Steve Harvey during the Miss Universe fiasco in 2015) makes her video debut in “Al Filo de tu Amor” by 2x Grammy, 10x Latin Grammy-winning Colombian superstar Carlos Vives. Filmed in the streets and subways of New York, the video was directed by Colombian Felipe Montoya of Mestiza Films.

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE KICK OFF 2017 WITH A NEW RESIDENCY AT THE WYNN

International superstar DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are kicking off the new year with new music and more performances after a record breaking 2016. This month, the Belgium brothers have announced that they inked a residency with the acclaimed Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, the first dates of which are this Saturday at Intrigue and January 28 at XS.

WATCH: Polow Da Don (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown) Releases Video for “The Love Challenge” Before the Inauguration

As premiered today on Billboard, acclaimed producer Polow Da Don (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown) has released the video for the “The Love Challenge” feat. Cash Money artists The Yrs. Filled with powerful, politically charged images, Polow released this video before the inauguration to promote a message of unity. The video was shot in Atlanta and features Polow, Ayo and Teo, Ink (Vintage Nation), Chaka Zulu (Ludacris’ manager), Jovita Moore (newscaster on ATL’s No. 1 station WSB-TV) and Millie Thrasher. Polow encourages fans to use #lovechallenge to demonstrate unity and acceptance during a time when our country is so divided.

POLOW MAKES INAUGURATION #LOVECHALLENGE

Heavyweight producer Polow da Don, known for providing beats to A-listers like Beyoncé and Rihanna, wants to keep the peace ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration with his new offering “Love Challenge,” featuring Cash Money group The Yrs.

VERONICA VEGA RELEASES DEBUT SPANISH SINGLE “SIN TI” FEAT. JENCARLOS CANELA

Veronica Vega’s debut Spanish single “Sin Ti” featuring Jencarlos Canela is out now via Zone 4, Inc. “Sin Ti” is the first single from her forthcoming Spanish EP, which also features Farruko, Tego Calderon and more.

“COCA-COLA® RED CARPET LIVE! @ THE 2016 AMAS” WILL LIVE STREAM FOR VIEWERS WORLDWIDE ON FACEBOOK.COM/AMAs

dick clark productions announces the return of the “Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” preshow, which will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Facebook (http://amas.news/live). The red carpet preshow will take place SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th starting at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT. The red carpet live-streamed preshow precedes the LIVE broadcast of the “2016 American Music Awards” on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

MARK CUBAN, ANSEL ELGORT, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, ERIN FOSTER, SARA FOSTER, GIGI GORGEOUS, BLAKE JENNER, HANNAH JETER, BRYCE HARPER, JENNY MCCARTHY, MILLA JOVOVICH, IDINA MENZEL, TJ MILLER, JANELLE MONÁE, OLIVIA MUNN, RACHEL PLATTEN, REBECCA ROMIJN, RYAN SEACREST, SAVVY SHIELDS, OCTAVIA SPENCER, HAILEE STEINFELD, CHRISSY TEIGEN Y BELLA THORNE PRESENTARÁN LOS “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today another round of multi-talented presenters for the “2016 American Music Awards,” including Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort, Florida Georgia Line, Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Blake Jenner, Hannah Jeter, Bryce Harper, Jenny McCarthy, Milla Jovovich, Idina Menzel, TJ Miller, Janelle Monae, Olivia Munn, Rachel Platten, Rebecca Romijn, Ryan Seacrest, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and Bella Thorne. They join hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting.

VIDEO DEL DÍA DE PRENSA DE LOS “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

Comprueba dónde se sentarán las estrellas en estos “2016 American Music Awards,” además de entrevistas con el presentador Jay Pharoah y con el productor ejecutivo Larry Klein. Para EPK link, por favor visite: EPKLink.com/2016AmericanMusicAwards Para contenido digital y galerías de gifs de los nominados, por favor visite: http://bit.ly/AMAs16Contenthttp://bit.ly/AMAs16Content Comentarte además las siguientes historias de interés: Las votaciones cerraron […]