NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards.” Country’s Cam, who is nominated for three CMT Music awards and is tied for the most nominations, will join pop superstars Fifth Harmony, for a special never-before-heard mash-up of Fifth Harmony’s current Billboard No.1 pop song, “Work From Home,” and Cam’s “Mayday.” The “2016 CMT Music Awards,” airs live Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT.
CMT is also revealing some of the presenters tapped for the night. They include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new upcoming CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.
Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Chris Stapleton and Cam who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett who each garnered two nominations.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.
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CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards
“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform “No,” the lead single off her recent sophomore album Thank You.
Currently at no. 19 on the Hot 100 (the single peaked at no. 3 on the chart), “No” is a girl power anthem — which Trainor drew out in her defiant performance.
Trainor, clad in a multi-colored version of her favored formfitting sequin dress, began the performance in front of the shimmering arena (thanks to the crowd’s light-up wristbands), and took it into the audience to wrap things up — even getting Zendaya to sing along to the memorable chorus” – Billboard
Watch Meghan’s performance of ‘NO’ via Billboard HERE!
Fifth Harmony Take Over The 2016 Billboard Music Awards With A Hot Performance of ‘Work From Home’!
‘Less than a week before the May 27 release of their sophomore effort 7/27, Fifth Harmony worked the night shift on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards stage (May 22) for a performance of their single “Work From Home” alongside collaborator Ty Dolla $ign.
Earlier this month, “Work From Home” danced at the No. 1 spot on the Rhythmic Songs chart, allowing the pop quintet — comprised of Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brook, Dinah-Jane Hansen and Normani Hamilton — to become the 12th girl group to top the list. The recent Billboard cover stars’ “Work From Home” was also the first girl group song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 since 2008.’ – Billboard
Watch 5H put in overtime at the Billboard Music Awards HERE!
DJ KHALED Covers THE SOURCE – On Newsstands Tuesday, May 24th!
DJ Khaled has released eight albums, a dozen hits, broken artists, toured the world and made millions in the consumer product and branding industry. He was already a popular figure in Hip Hop culture before he first picked up his phone and recorded himself watering his garden to the sounds of classic Buju Banton and Sizzla, but his stardom in those days pales in comparison to the icon he is now. With over 7 million daily views on his Snapchat stories and a spot as the sole opener for Beyonce‘s Formation stadium tour, DJ Khaled is a full-blown, A-list celebrity, and it caught a lot of people in the entertainment industry, off-guard. But not him.
You hear of ordinary people achieving viral success all the time, but Khaled’s already bubbling and amiable personality was magnified by his hilariously creative and intriguing lifestyle, which included quick-hit healthy eating lessons from “Chef D,” inspirational shower monologues and running into Bryson Tiller in the middle of the ocean. During one particular story, the one that made international headlines, Khaled got lost at sea on the way back from a late lunch at Rick Ross‘ house, and millions of people watched on their phones as his eyes widened with fear during his treacherous ordeal. His caption from that night is now a ubiquitously used catchphrase: “The key is to make it.”
– Read the Full Story via ‘THE SOURCE’ HERE!