2017 Juno Awards, VH1 Goes back to the 90s in Slammin’ New trailer for The Breaks & Cast Your Vote for the Latin Songwriter Hall of Fame Class of 2017 – C.M. Pop Culture Show 2.11.17 – Music Highlights
2017 Juno Awards Nominations Announced
This week saw the announcement 2017 Juno Awards. The Junos are Canada’s equivalent to The Grammys as it celebrates Canadian musical artists and bands. Leading the pack with five nominations apiece are the The Weeknd, Drake and Shawn Mendes.
Whether artist like Drake and Justin Bieber attend the show will be interesting given how they said that the Grammys were irrelvant to today’s youth. It is intriguing if that sentiment only applies to just the Grammys or to all awards shows even the ones in their home country.
VH1’s The Breaks New Supertrailer
Last year VH1 aired an original movie known as The Breaks. The film is set in New York during the 90s and tells the stories of a group of friends trying to make into the music industry. Following the success of the film, VH1 announced they were creating a tv series based on the film. This week VH1 premiered a new trailer for The Breaks. Teyana Taylor, T.I., and Gloria Reuben will appear on the show as guest.
The series premieres on Feb. 20 at 9 p.m.
2017 Latin Songwriter Hall of Fame Nominations
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame this week announced their nominations for the 2017 class. Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias are among 24 prominent artists to be nominated. Only six candidates will ultimately be selected to enter the hall. Winners will be presented during the coveted induction ceremony at the La Musa Awards in October. Fans can cast votes until March 3 at Midnight for this year’s class.
Prince’s Estate Selects Universal to Manage NPG Records Catalog, Unreleased Works
Via Billboard: Universal Music Group has announced a multi-year agreement with Prince’s estate and NPG Records, granting the major label group exclusive licensing rights to much of the late artist’s catalog of released and unreleased works. Much of the material dates from the latter part of Prince’s career, after he parted ways with Warner Bros. Records in 1996.