1. Icona Pop Talks 90s Music, 'Harlem Shake' Pranks & Las Vegas in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 15, 2013 6:51 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist and performer Icona Pop to help recount the the duo's recent highlights, favorite new artists and memorable moments that caught their attention during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST…

  2. Miguel Talks Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Houston, & Las Vegas in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 15, 2013 1:42 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Miguel to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Madonna To Be…

  3. Taylor Swift Talks 'Red,' George Jones & Cat Memes in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 15, 2013 10:00 AM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist and performer Taylor Swift to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught her ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS…

  4. Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, PSY and Shania Twain Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, Kid Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will also present at the event, airing live May 19 on ABC An awards show isn't complete without a stocked roster of superstar presenters, and the upcoming Billboard Music Awards,…

  5. Florida Georgia Line Talks Ed Sheeran, Goat Videos & Dubstep in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 14, 2013 4:37 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalists Florida Georgia Line to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught their ears during the past 12 months. Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and…

  6. Tracy Morgan Billboard Music Awards Cover Shoot: Video Q&A

    May 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards host on Bieber, T-Swift, his childhood favorites and his best musical "SNL" impression. "I see treeeees of greeeeen, red roses tooooo …" Ten years after leaving "Saturday Night Live," Tracy Morgan's eyes still light up…

  7. Bubbling Under: Mr. Little Jeans Gets Bigger

    May 10, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Mr. Little Jeans, Wild Feathers, Morgan Frazier and A$AP Ferg MR. LITTLE JEANS With more than 24,000 likes on Facebook and a…

  8. Madonna to Be Honored as Top Touring Artist at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • J.Lo, Lil Wayne, Minaj Performing • Taylor, fun. Lead BBMA Finalists •…

  9. Billboard Taps SonicBids for Music Awards Post-Party Talent Search

    May 02, 2013 8:02 PM EDT Billboard readers will vote on five finalists to decide which act wins a trip to Las Vegas and the chance to open the Billboard Music Awards after-party. After a night including performances from Prince, Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne, Billboard is looking for one act to take the Billboard…

  10. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    May 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT There's nothing small about the Billboard Music Awards -- but it will have Lil Wayne. Weezy will join a number of new additions to the May 19 event, including label mate Nicki Minaj and stars including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and "I…

  11. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore & Selena Gomez Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves also added to May 19 event The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May…

  12. Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 Lead 2013 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 One Direction, Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen will also contend in several major categories Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 8/7c on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las…

  13. Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Music Awards

    April 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Comedic actor Tracy Morgan, whose eight seasons on "Saturday Night Live" and seven on "30 Rock" solidified him as one TV's funniest stars, will host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on Sunday, May 19, airing on ABC. CLICK FOR…

  14. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

  15. Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

    April 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT ZZ Top, Kool & The Gang, Uncle Kracker to join Rock at North American sheds Kid Rock will take a "pay cut" this summer, or at least risk one, by structuring a deal that allows for a $20 ticket price across the board at amphitheaters, and working with promoter Live Nation to…

  16. Billboard Music Awards Tickets Are On Sale

    April 04, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Prince will be there -- will you? Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 on ABC. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone: Vote for the Final 3! •…

  17. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Miguel to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 03, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Chart-topping artists join Prince as live acts for May 19 broadcast on ABC; tickets go on sale April 4 Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars, who have all topped the Billboard 200 in the past year, as well as critically acclaimed R&B stylist Miguel, are each set to perform at…

  18. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Paper Diamond, Sky Ferreira and More

    March 29, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Paper Diamond & Christian Rich feat. Angela McCluskey, "XIX" (Elm & Oak) While many dance tracks are all about…

  19. Pair Plotted To Kill Joss Stone, Court Hears

    March 19, 2013 5:52 AM EDT Prosecutors in Britain said Monday two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river. The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer's U.K. house after…

  20. Mindy McCready Remembered At Nashville Memorial

    March 07, 2013 5:28 AM EST Mindy McCready's time in Nashville was filled with music, and her memorial service in Music City reflected that. Old friends Bryan White, Lorrie Morgan and Bekka Bramlett sang for McCready and family members spoke about her difficulties and triumphs during the hour-long remembrance…

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