NBC Announces Date for 2019 Billboard Music Awards – Though fall has only just set in, NBC is already anticipating springtime with the announcement of The 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The network announced Friday that the awards will air live on Wednesday, May 1 on NBC. The three hour telecast will begin at 8 p.m. EST, with a delayed broadcast airing on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST the same night. – Interesting that NBC is moving the show off of Sunday. I wonder why… – Read more at Variety
Katy Perry accepts amfAR award with impassioned speech: I want a ‘courageous life’ – Katy Perry — looking angelic in a baby blue gown with voluminous, feathered sleeves — shared words of wisdom at a gala on Thursday night. “Today I understand that a courageous life is the only one worth living,” she said as she accepted an award for her altruism. The pop star took the podium as an honoree of amfAR, the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s organization that funds research to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. – Read more at USAToday
Adam Lambert Raises 25K for Glaad in Honor of Spirit Day
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Maddie Poppe Shares Her Beautiful Voice at #CreateGood
Speaking of Politics…
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa posted a photo of himself with American Idol winner and fellow Iowan Maddie Poppe up on Instagram.
EXCLUSIVE: CelebMix Interview with David Hernandez – New music from American Idol star David Hernandez has been a long time coming. The star took a seven year gap between his first album and his newest highly anticipated sophomore album titled Kingdom: The Mixtape. The album has over 20 songs and features acapella, covers, original songs, and collaborations with fellow Idol star Blake Lewis. What made you want to record in home studios versus record studios? It just sort of happened. It was more practical on my end financially and honestly you can get just as good of a sound at a home studio. The real magic happens with that engineer/producer. As long as they have talent and know how to mix the music & vocals, you’re in good hands. Sometimes it’s better because I can be in the same room as them which is more of an intimate vibe. – Read more at CelebMix