SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 29: A dog sleeps at a dog-friendly cafe on December 29, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. The year of 2006 is the year of the dog according to the Chinese lunar calendar where each calendar year is named after one of the 12 key animals in turn and starts on January 29, 2006. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Pets are some of our closest companions, but what about when we’re away from home, say at work or out to dinner? Well according to a recent study it was determined that pet owners who leave some kind of electronic on for their pet while they’re out are spending a small amount for a big reward. 

Pet lovers conducted this survey which had over 1100 pet owners answer questions about what electronics they leave on for their pets when they’re out and more importantly why they do it. Most said it was to entertain or to comfort their pet, while others just felt bad about leaving them home alone. But what you may not know is the cost, according to the data, leaving on a few appliances such as lights, television and that wonderful central A/C costs as much as $893 a year! Which they compared to an international flight to London. 

Pet Survey

Though for the pet owners the cost is well worth it for their pet’s love as 34% of respondents who leave their tv on say their pet actually enjoys watching it while 64% who leave music or some type of podcast on say their furry friends enjoy listening to it. As long as the pets don’t learn how to order pay-per-view than it’s fine by me, though it is interesting to see the distance pet owners are willing to go to keep their pet from being lonely. Another set of stats show that the overwhelming majority of pet owners say bye to their pets at %87.2 while even %50.7 tell their pet the exact time they’ll be home. 

So, check out the official survey to see what you may or may not be doing in your pet’s life and how you stack up to other pet owners. If you do leave music on for your pet be sure it’s us here at Magic 98.3 so they can relax comfortably and listen to it even when you get home. 

MTV Announces Nominations For 2022 Video Music Awards

MTV has unveiled the nominations for the 2022 Video Music Awards (VMAs)!

Luckily for us here in New Jersey, the VMAs will return to the famed Prudential Center in Newark to celebrate the biggest names in music on Sunday, August 28th with epic performances and a fan-filled audience.

Which artist(s) lead the this year’s nominations? Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7 each), closely followed by Doja Cat and Harry Styles (6 each), and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5 each).

Fans can vote for their favorites across 22 categories by visiting vote.mtv.com through Friday, August 19, 2022.

Scroll below to see the full list of nominations:

  • VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
    • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
    • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
    • Harry Styles – “As It Was“ – Columbia Records
    • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
    • Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records
    • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    • Bad Bunny – Rimas Entertainment
    • Drake – OVO/Republic
    • Ed Sheeran – Atlantic Records
    • Harry Styles – Columbia Records
    • Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records 
    • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
    • Lizzo – Atlantic Records 

  • SONG OF THE YEAR

    • Adele – “Easy On Me” – Columbia Records
    • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
    • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
    • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records 
    • Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records 
    • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

  • BEST NEW ARTIST

    • Baby Keem – Columbia Records
    • Dove Cameron – Disruptor Records / Columbia Records 
    • GAYLE – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
    • Latto – Streamcut / RCA Records
    • Måneskin – Arista Records
    • SEVENTEEN – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records

  • PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

    • September 2021: Griff – “One Night” – Warner Records
    • October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain” – Island Records
    • November 2021: Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” – Warner Records 
    • December 2021: SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You” – PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records 
    • January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days” – Capitol Records UK
    • February 2022: GAYLE – “abcdefu” – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
    • March 2022: Shenseea – “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records
    • April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records
    • May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company
    • June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording
    • July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records 

  • BEST COLLABORATION

    • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
    • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records
    • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
    • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
    • Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records 
    • ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – “LA FAMA” – Columbia Records
    • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records 

  • BEST POP

    • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records 
    • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
    • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
    • Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
    • Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
    • Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor” – Geffen Records 

  • BEST HIP-HOP

    • Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records 
    • Future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U” – Freebandz / Epic Records
    • Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records 
    • Latto – “Big Energy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
    • Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?” – Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records
    • Pusha T – “Diet Coke” – G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam 

  • BEST ROCK

    • Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young” – RCA Records
    • Jack White – “Taking Me Back” – Third Man Records
    • Muse – “Won’t Stand Down” – Warner Records
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer” – Warner Records 
    • Shinedown – “Planet Zero” – Elektra Music Group
    • Three Days Grace – “So Called Life” – RCA Records 

  • BEST ALTERNATIVE

    • Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me” – Elektra Music Group / DTA Records
    • Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy” – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
    • Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
    • Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” – Arista Records
    • Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group 
    • Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
    • WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W” – MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records

  • BEST LATIN

    • Anitta – “Envolver” – Warner Records
    • Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó” – Rimas Entertainment
    • Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII” – Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Latin / RCA Records 
    • Daddy Yankee – “REMIX” – Republic Records
    • Farruko – “Pepas” – Sony Music US Latin
    • J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto” – Sueños Globales, LLC /Universal Music Latino / Asylum Records UK 

  • BEST R&B

    • Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW
    • Chlöe – “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
    • H.E.R. – “For Anyone” – RCA Records
    • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool/RCA Records
    • Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)” – LVRN / Interscope Records 
    • The Weeknd – “Out Of Time” – XO / Republic Records 

  • BEST K-POP

    • BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records 
    • ITZY – “LOCO” – JYP Entertainment
    • LISA – “LALISA” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
    • SEVENTEEN – “HOT” – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records
    • Stray Kids – “MANIAC” – JYP Entertainment
    • TWICE – “The Feels” – JYP Entertainment

  • VIDEO FOR GOOD

    • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
    • Latto – “P*ssy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
    • Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
    • Rina Sawayama – “This Hell” – Dirty Hit
    • Stromae – ”Fils de joie” – Mosaert Label / The Darkroom / Interscope Records 

  • Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. #VMAs

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