1. AKB48, Carly Rae Jepsen Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards

    December 20, 2012 4:00 PM EST The Billboard Japan Music Awards were broadcast on TV Tokyo networks on Dec. 15, with popular girl group AKB48 leading the charge with four wins and breakout star Carly Rae Jepsen scoring a pair of trophies. With over 100 nominees, the awards were determined by popular vote as well as yearly…

  2. AKB48, Avril Lavigne Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards

    March 06, 2012 5:15 PM EST Some of Japan's biggest stars streamed into and performed at the third annual Billboard Japan Music Awards. The event was held at the Billboard Live club in Tokyo Midtown, located in Roppongi, central Tokyo. The key award of Billboard Japan Artist of the Year went to AKB48 , the smash…

  3. 21 Under 21: Sean Kingston

    September 23, 2010 1:34 PM EDT No. 21: Sean Kingston Birthday: February 3, 1990 (age 20) Why He's Hot: A rapper at heart, Sean Kingston (real name Kisean Anderson) initially charmed music fans with the reggae-pop vocals on his breakthrough hit "Beautiful Girls." The song stayed at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot…