Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The top five songs on iTunes for the most recent one-week sales period:
v “Never Be the Same”: Camila Cabello (feat. Kane Brown)
v “Meant to Be”: Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
v “Nice For What”: Drake
v “Whatever It Takes”: Imagine Dragons
v “No Tears Left to Cry”: Ariana Grande
“Empire” (8 p.m., Fox): When Cookie finally visits her mother, the two must confront their complicated past.
TV listings, C3
Pop artists get nods for CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are the leading nominees for the CMT Music Awards with four each, but it’s the pop artists who might steal the big prize at this year’s awards show.
CMT announced Tuesday that for the first time, pop artists who have collaborated with country artists are nominated for video of the year. Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something” featuring Chris Stapleton and the country chart-topping song “Meant To Be,” by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line are both nominated in the category, alongside artists like Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne and Thomas Rhett.
Although non-country acts have often been nominated in other categories, such as collaborative video or CMT performance of the year, the top award has been reserved for country artists.
A dozen songs are nominated for the video of the year, which include Underwood’s duet with rapper Ludacris, “The Champion,” Aldean’s chart-topper “You Make It Easy,” and Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina’s duet “What Ifs.”
Grammy-winning group Little Big Town will host the show on June 6 on CMT.
Underwood is nominated in female video, collaborative video and CMT performance of the year. Florida Georgia Line are also nominated for duo video of the year, collaborative video and CMT performance of the year. Aldean is nominated for male video of the year and has two nominations in for performance of the year.
Collins, The Fixx among concerts
The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., has announced four concerts: Judy Collins, Aug. 18; the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Aug. 29; The FIXX, Sept. 7; and comedian Paula Poundstone, Oct. 11. All shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 10 at thekentstage.com and by phone at 877-987-6487.
Here are the prices:
Collins: $58, $48 and $38.
Bailey: $40 and $60, 8 p.m.
The Fixx: $40 and $30 (the “Reach the Beach” album will be played in its entirety).
Poundstone: $47 and $37.
‘Addams Family’ at Ursuline High
Ursuline High School will present “The Addams Family” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Deibel Morley Arts Center on the Wick Avenue campus. Tickets are $12 (8 for students and $6 for seniors). For reservations, call 330-744-4563.
The spring band-choir concert will be May 16 at Deibel Morley.