Rihanna sweeps the R&B categories at the Billboard Music Awards taking place in Las Vegas today (March 19). The singer won an award in all three R&B categories -- Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album ("Unapologetic"), Top R&B Song ("Diamonds") -- and separate to R&B, Top Radio Songs Artist.
There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement for the event, airing live Sunday night from Las Vegas on ABC.
On Saturday, BBMA host Tracy Morgan was asked on Twitter whether or not the former couple sitting next to each other at the 2013 awards show. "Does this answer your question?" Morgan tweeted back, with a photo of himself positioned in the middle of Bieber and Gomez place cards.
Alan O'Day, who crafted popular songs for artists like the Righteous Brothers and Helen Reddy before scoring a No. 1 of his own with the bouncy 1977 hit "Undercover Angel," lost his battle with cancer on Friday, his record label announced. He was 72.
With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Neyla Pekarek from The Lumineers' to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught her ears during the past 12 months.