1. Wale Can't Sleep, Nightmares of Failure: Read the Billboard Feature Story

    June 19, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Even with the success of his last album, memories of past defeats still haunt Wale. Between headlining shows and nightclub walkthroughs, interviews and studio sessions, Wale doesn't rest much. On this spring afternoon, he's fresh off a brief nap he snuck in after a slew of morning…

  2. Bruno Mars' Mother Passes Away

    June 02, 2013 1:14 PM EDT Bruno Mars’ mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died on Saturday, June 1, at the age of 55. The Associated Press reports the cause of death as a brain aneurysm. A Hawaii resident, Hernandez was a former hula dancer and singer who immigrated to the United States from the Philippines and had…

  3. Justin Timberlake, QOTSA Set for iTunes Festival

    May 30, 2013 10:25 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Jessie J and Queens of the Stone Age are among the big acts set to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout September at London's Roundhouse…

  4. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

  5. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:15 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and Rihanna ruled R&B. BILLBOARD MUSIC…

  6. 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…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey Adds To Hot 100 Legacy

    May 16, 2013 6:35 PM EDT With the debut of "#Beautiful," Carey pads her historic Hot 100 discography. Plus, Michael Jackson's music is reaching new generations and Rod Stewart returns As "#Beautiful" bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 24, Mariah Carey continues as one of the chart&…

  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. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  12. 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 •…

  13. 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…

  14. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  19. 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! •…

  20. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

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