Camila Cabello leads MTV award nods

Camila Cabello
Updated 05 November 2018
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Camila Cabello leads MTV award nods

  • Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, winner of three prizes in 2017, was nominated for three awards this year

MADRID: With six nominations, US singer Camila Cabello, whose hit song “Havana” reached the top of the US charts in January, is in prime position for the MTV Europe Music Awards held Sunday in Spain.
Best song, best video, best artist, the 21-year-old Cuba-born singer is riding high, fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August — artist of the year and video of the year.
Her album “Camila” also topped the US charts in January, and the audio version of “Havana,” which features rapper Young Thug, has had more than 1.3 billion hits on YouTube.
Last year the former member of the band Fifth Harmony was also named best pop artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Next up at the awards in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao are singer Ariana Grande and rapper Post Malone with five nominations, followed by Canadian artist Drake and Britain’s Dua Lipa with four.
Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, winner of three prizes in 2017, was nominated for three awards this year.
Cabello’s “Havana,” Grande’s “No tears left to cry,” Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” Drake’s “God’s Plan” and Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to be” are all competing for best song.


Chris Brown denies rape allegation

Chris Brown at an event last year. (AFP)
Updated 23 January 2019
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Chris Brown denies rape allegation

PARIS: Singer Chris Brown said on Tuesday that a rape allegation against him was false, a day after the French prosecutor’s office said that he had been arrested in Paris with two other suspects.

Brown, who is a US citizen, has been released from police custody as authorities were still investigating the case, the French prosecutor’s office added.

The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the singer’s suite at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the night of Jan. 15.

“I wanna make it perfectly clear ... This is false,” Brown said in a post on his Instagram account. “For my daughter and my family, this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals.”