What's Trending 7/31/20: VMA Nominations Are Good To Gaga and Grande, Billie Eilish Shows Us "My Future"

Also Trending: Couple Goals, Pumpkin Spice Latte

July 31, 2020
Ariana Grande
  • #MTVVMAs
    • The 2020 MTV VMA nominations were announced and Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish lead the way.
    • Gaga and Ariana have nine nominations, seven of which are for the song “Rain on Me.”
    • Billie picked up six for her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
    • Artist of the Year nominees include: DaBaby, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone and The Weeknd.
    • Some new categories were added this year including, “Best Music Video from Home” and “Best Quarantine Performance.”
    • Voting started yesterday on the VMA site and it runs through August 23rd.
    • The ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 30th.
  • #BillieEilish
    • She dropped her new single called “My Future” yesterday.
    • The song starts off as a somber ballad but by a minute and 45 seconds in, a jazzy beat kicks in and she sings, “I’m in love with my future, can’t wait to meet her. I’m in love, but not with anybody else. Just want to get to know myself.”
    • In an email to fans yesterday, Billie said that she and Finneas wrote the song at the very beginning of quarantine.
    • She said, “When we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was at — hopeful, excited and a crazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth. But recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now.
  • #CoupleGoals
    • Study: Couples who share power equally tend to be happier.
    • They found more power-balanced couples tend to have higher-quality relationships, though the reasons might be different for men and women.
    • Interestingly, men happiness decreases when they perceive themselves having less or more power than their partner.
    • For women, they were less happy with their partner when they had a very dominant personality or a partner who tended to exert a lot of control.
  • #PumpkinSpiceLatte
    • Starbucks is bringing back the fall favorite!
    • USA Today confirmed the news this week when they gave the drink a mention on their earnings call to ease all of our worries.
    • Unfortunately, we don’t have a start date for the return but last year it returned on August 27th.
    • With everything we’ve been through this year, many are hoping that the coffee giant lets the PSL out of the vault a little early.