The 2013 Billboard Music Awards air live on Sunday, May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. The acts competing in all the categories have been revealed. Leading the way with a whopping 11 nominations each is a three way tie between Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5. Right on their tails is Rihanna with 10 nods. Not too far behind are Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction with nine and eight nominations respectively.
The nominations are based on Billboard’s music charts from February 27, 2012 to February 24, 2013. Winners are determined by taking into account album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. This year’s event is hosted by Tracy Morgan. Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel, and Prince are among the scheduled performers announced so far. The latter will be on hand to receive the prestigious Billboard Icon Award. Check out the nominations in the major categories below.
Forget Jem & The Holograms, it’s all about will.i.am and the Bieber hologram. I know our site has our fair share of will.i.am and Justin Bieber haters, so be forewarned. The Black Eyed Peas member is surrounded by multiple look-alikes, while the Biebs pop up as a ghostly hologram. I’m sure it’s every hater’s worst nightmare.
I’m not the biggest fan of either artist but I appreciate a high-concept well-executed clip. I can give props when warranted. I even half-debated writing this yesterday, but after watching it a few times, I decided to write a post about it.
Ben Mor directs the clip which is set in a futuristic Asian world. It’s all very I, Robot meets Star Wars. will.i.am sports his unflattering harem drop pants while meticulously executing robotic choreography. Meanwhile, Justin takes a page from Tupac’s Coachella appearance last year and only appears in holographic form. Check out the clip below.
No matter who you are, regardless of star status, everyone has their fair share of fans and haters. Celebrities just have more than most. Star magazine compiled a list of twenty celebrities who have more people loathing them, than adoring them. Check out which controversial singers, self-promoting reality TV stars and pretentious actors made the list.
Naturally, Chris Brown made the cut. Ever since assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009, he’s been on many people’s hit list. His seemingly lack of remorse and douchey attitude hasn’t helped redeem his image. Surprisingly, the R&B singer lands at No. 20. Believe it or not, there are 19 other personalities more hated than him.
Kim Kardashian, whom I loathe, and mom-ager Kris Jenner only placed at 11th and 10th respectively. Anne Hathaway with her perceived faux humility and humbleness during the Oscar awards season earned her a No. 9 slot. Not even cheating Kristen Stewart with her surly and less-than-thrilled expressions snagged the top spot. She came up short in the runner-up slot. Find out who the “Most Hated Celebrity In Hollywood” is below and the rest of the Top 20.
Our first episode without Nic, waaaaah! Not going to lie when we got into the studio to film this episode it was a bit sad, but I think we totally managed. Without Nic there clogging up the airways Adam & I got to argue more. Let’s face it THAT is why you’re tuning in!
We talked about Justin Bieber and his meltdown, Lindsay Lohan and HER nonsense again because it’s funny.
Also Robin Thicke who I finally just had to say to Patrick that she needs to bring your relevant people to the panel. Robin Thicke? REALLY?!? Hardly news worthy with his desperate attempt at being edgy music video.
We ended with some movies and my new favorite show Golden Gays which you need to watch! Don’t forget we are looking for a new co host, so if you want to be a guest host one week shoot me an email email@example.com and we’ll see if you’re a good fit! Enjoy our newest episode guys, and thanks for watching.
will.i.am and Justin Bieber have just released a hot new dance track called “That Power” and you can check it out below. It’s definitely a smart move for will.i.am to be aligning himself with big names like Britney Spears and Justin Bieber. The new song is the latest single from his fourth studio album called #willpower which comes out on April 9.
The thumping beat in the song is killer and it will definitely be a hit. In the lyrics, Bieber also samples some of the lyrics from Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” The song is nothing out of the ordinary for will.i.am and follows the formula that seems to work with him. Like I said, it’s the beat that makes this song for me and why I think it’ll do well.
Listen to the song below and let me know what you think of it.
There’s no denying that Justin Bieber is a talented artist and that he has accomplished a lot of his age. There’s also no denying that he’s growing up. That being said, I’ve personally felt that the things he posts and the way he’s been acting as of late … fame has definitely changed him. He comes across so douchey and quite annoying a lot of the time. I know that he puts up with a lot in terms of paparazzi and all of that, but his arrogance just puts me off.
This week, he posted a photo on Instagram and posted the longest rant ever for a picture-based app. Totally the wrong forum for an essay, Bieber. He proceeds to explain how successful he is at his age and that he has his head on straight. At the end of the rant, he says something about Lindsay Lohan that was totally unnecessary in my opinion. If he wants to be treated with respect as a celebrity, then why dis another? Just my opinion. Read the rant below.
Selena Gomez has just released a hot new track called “Rule The World” under Selena Gomez & The Scene and I love it! Listening to the lyrics, it’s pretty clear that she’s singing about her and Justin Bieber’s breakup. The song actually makes a great addition to my list of breakup songs that I posted a couple days ago.
In the chorus, Gomez sings, “Our love was made made to rule the world / You came and broke the perfect girl / Our love was made to rule the world / Our love was made to rule the world / You left me wanting what we were / Our love was made to rule the world / Forget forever / Forget forever…”
Gomez is set to release a new album later this spring and is currently promoting her new movie, Spring Breakers. Listen to the new song below and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
March 1 (today) is Justin Bieber’s birthday and he was photographed shirtless heading to his hotel room after performing in Birmingham, England. I gotta hand to the Pisces guy – he has been working hard at the gym because his body is looking good. This is/was his 19th birthday and is said to have been planning a circus-themed birthday party.
I have to confess I’m hyperaware of which celebrities have their birthdays today because it is also my birthday. Thirty-two years ago I was born in a hospital and the following day, my parents who had arranged to adopt me came and picked me up… so now I like to celebrate the 2nd as well.
Anyway, check out which other celebrities in addition to Justin Bieber are celebrating their birthdays today. One of them came out with a new album a few months ago and the other guys are just hot. Oh, and Bieber’s shirtless photo is after the jump too.