1. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards With Six Wins

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT 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…

  2. Akon to 'Play Hard' With Friends at Billboard Music Awards: Rehearsal Q&A

    May 19, 2013 12:53 PM EDT David Guetta, Akon and Ne-Yo will be hitting the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage in Las Vegas tonight at the Billboard Music Awards, airing live on ABC, to perform their thumping new track "Play Hard." CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • BBMA Performance Cheatsheet • Madonna…

  3. CODER Picks of the Week: Daft Punk, Tensnake, Pearson Sound, and More

    May 17, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Daft Punk: “Contact” (Columbia) Love, hate, appreciate, resent, pretend to ignore. Everyone’s got their own way of dealing with Daft…

  4. 13 Awesome Songs About Las Vegas

    May 17, 2013 2:58 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards coming up Sunday, May 19th at 8|7c on ABC live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, we thought it's the perfect time to pay homage to the many songs that have been penned in the city's honor. Some express the joys of hitting the…

  5. Candice Glover Wins 'American Idol' Season 12

    May 16, 2013 10:29 PM EDT Third time's a charm for Candice Glover. The South Carolina native, on her third "American Idol" after auditioning in seasons 9 and 11, became the first female winner of the show since season 6's Jordin Sparks, scoring the largest number of votes to defeat runner-up…

  6. David Guetta Talks 'Titanium,' Touring & the 'Harlem Shake' Wave in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist David Guetta to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. The French DJ and producer is up for the Top EDM Artist…

  7. Poll: Which Billboard Music Awards Performance Are You Most Excited For?

    May 16, 2013 3:10 PM EDT 0 Vote now! The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are only a few days away, and the May 19 extravaganza promises to feature an electrifying array of performances from the biggest names in music. On Thursday (May 16), we revealed the full playlist for the ceremony , including the all…

  8. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  9. Billboard Music Awards Playlist and Collaborations Revealed

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Will.i.am and Justin Bieber will team up for "That Power"; Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for "High School"; Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and a surprise guest will "Feel This Moment" at May 19 event When superstars come together on a collaboration, the results…

  10. 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,…

  11. MS MR Talks 'Secondhand Rapture' & Their Favorite 'Game of Thrones' Character

    May 14, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Dream-pop duo's debut album out Tuesday on Columbia Records. "I am so, so excited for her to come into the North," gushes MS MR singer Lizzy Plapinger. "She's gonna fuck shit up so hard." Plapinger, of course, is referring to the plot line of Daenerys…

  12. Classixx Releases 'Hanging Gardens' Album, Dudes and Dudettes

    May 14, 2013 12:49 PM EDT The Cali duo’s irresistible debut is infused with their beachy hometown. Michael David, one half of Los Angeles DJ and production duo Classixx, is enduring one of the great injustices of living in the City of Angels: he is getting a rental car because his own vehicle is being repaired…

  13. Portugal. The Man and Danger Mouse Forego 'Bag of Tricks' on New Album

    May 14, 2013 9:30 AM EDT After touring extensively for its 2011 album, "In the Mountain in the Cloud," produced by John Hill, Portland, Ore., band Portugal. The Man hoped to take total control of its next release. The group decamped to Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, in February 2012, aiming to craft an…

  14. Astronaut Chris Hadfield Creates Offworld Cover of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity': Watch

    May 13, 2013 12:49 AM EDT David Bowie’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity” has always been out of this world. Now, an astronaut has re-imagined the song by taking it into orbit -- quite literally. Commander Chris Hadfield has remade “Space Oddity” with a remarkable video shot from the International Space Station. In…

  15. 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Selling Big, Heading for No. 2 on Billboard 200

    May 11, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The Baz Luhrmann film's all-star soundtrack looks to land below Lady Antebellum's "Golden." The all-star soundtrack to the film "The Great Gatsby" is off to a fast start. Industry forecasters suggest the new compilation album, which was released this past…

  16. High School Choir Picked to Join Rolling Stones in Vegas

    May 10, 2013 8:46 PM EDT You can't always get what you want. Unless, perhaps, you're a member of the Green Valley High School choir and you want a chance to sing onstage with the Rolling Stones. The Henderson school's choir will join the Stones at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday…

  17. LL Cool J Scores 13th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 09, 2013 11:04 PM EDT The rapper's "Authentic" is his first independently distributed album after a long run with Def Jam. LL Cool J’s 14th full-length release, “Authentic,” opens at No. 7 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 14,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Queens rapper has…

  18. As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Solicitation Charge

    May 09, 2013 7:45 PM EDT The metal frontman is alleged to have given an undercover officer cash, gate codes and instructions to kill his estranged wife, Meggan. As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis pled not guilty to a solicitation-of-murder charge at his arraignment on Thursday. Bail was set at $3 million, sources…

  19. Cher's 86-Year Old Mother, Georgia Holt, Makes Chart Debut

    May 09, 2013 7:23 PM EDT The singer's "Honky Tonk Woman" -- initially recorded in 1980 -- bows at No. 13 on Heatseekers Albums. 86-year-old Georgia Holt -- better known as Cher's mother -- makes her Billboard chart debut this week. Holt arrives at No. 13 on Heatseekers Albums and No. 43 on Top…

  20. Selena Gomez and PSY Rebound on Social 50 Chart

    May 09, 2013 7:12 PM EDT The teaser video for Gomez's "Come & Get It" helps launch the pop star into the top five. Selena Gomez rebounds back into the top five of this week's Social 50 chart (moving 34-5) as she prepared last week for the release of her music video for "Come & Get…

Pages