Sabrina Carpenter uses music to inspire, Cameron Adler gives thumbs up to One Direction’s latest release, Meg Smith covers Stitches, The Hunger Games opens at #1, Maitland Ward coming to the next season of Girl Meets World, Doug Van Pelt releases Bobby Baby Bear
Quote of the Day:
“I try to use music everyday to inspire people.”
Here are your winners from the 2015 American Music Awardas.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift, 1989
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes
FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy
FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Pitch Perfect 2
Tonight Alive’s Cameron Adler recently shared his thoughts on the latest release from One Direction. “So many good songs on 1D’s new album. Made in the A.M, What a feeling, Walking in the Wind, Long Way Down.”
New on YouTube – check out Meg Smith‘s cover of Stitches by Shawn Mendes. Two thumbs up!
Are you surprised? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opened this weekend at #1 with ticket sales exceeding $100 million. Here’s a look at the Top Ten according to Box Office Mojo.
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
3. The Peanuts Movie
4. The Night Before
5. The Secret in their Eyes
6. Love the Coopers
7. The Martian
9. The 33
10. Bridge of Spies
MTV News is reporting that the odds look good that Maitland Ward will be appearing in the next season of Girl Meets World on Disney Channel.
Former and founding editor Doug Van Pelt has stayed busy since selling off HM Magazine in the spring of 2013. Besides maintaining his blog, he’s designing billboards and other marketing materials, as well as online publications for the popular GO TEXAN program at the Texas Department of Agriculture, he has recently written and illustrated a children’s early reader book called Bobby Baby Bear.
The story is about a young bear whose dad is a world champion wrestling bear. He longs to grow up to be just like his dad and this story follows him pursuing his dream. Along the way there’s wrestling and the notoriety of being a champion athlete, but a heartwarming journey takes place between father and son. It’s entertaining and inspiring for kids and parents.
Van Pelt utilized a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to crowd-fund the publishing of this 56-page book under the imprint of his self-publishing company, HM Press. (Editors note: Back in my early days I stumbled across HM Magazine when it was a literally photocopied on legal size paper stapled together. Thanks for your inspiration Doug, keep up the great work).
5:30pm CST – Toy Story 2 (ABC Family)
Buzz and the gang race to save Woody after he’s kidnapped by a greedy toy collector who’s intent on making a lucrative online sale.
6pm CST – The Princess And The Frog (Disney Channel)
A prince is transformed into a frog and accidentally curses a beautiful princess with an amphibian form as well when he kisses her in an attempt to break the spell. The two then go a wild journey through the bayous of Louisiana in hopes of finding a voodoo priestess who may be able to restore their true forms.
7pm CST – Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
The finalists compete during the 11th week of performances, which feature two rounds of dances, including a freestyle round with special effects. Also: performances by Meghan Trainor, Who Is Fancy and Ariana Grande.
7pm CST – Supergirl: How Does She Do It? (CBS)
Kara is pulled in two directions when babysitting Cat’s son, at the same time, National City is hit by a series of bombings. Meanwhile, James feels conflicted when his ex-girlfriend Lucy Lane tries to rekindle their relationship.
7pm CST – The Voice: Live Top 11 Performance (NBC)
The Top 11 artists perform.
7:30pm CST – Finding Nemo (ABC Family)
Best Animated Feature about a clown fish who teams up with a ditzy blue tang to search for his missing son. This undersea adventure was produced by Disney and Pixar Studios, which also released “Monsters, Inc.”