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 Vegas.
While all three artists are finalists in a whopping 11 categories this year, Swift and Maroon 5 will also compete for the coveted Top Artist prize at this year’s ceremony. Swift is coming off of another blockbuster year in which her album “Red” notched the biggest debut sales week of any album in 2013, while Maroon 5 added more hits to its arsenal with songs like “Payphone,” “One More Night” and “Daylight.” fun., which scored its first No. 1 single with the anthem “We Are Young,” will contend in the Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Duo/Group categories, among others.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
Swift, Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel are all set to take the stage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which will be hosted by Tracy Morgan and executive produced by Don Mischer. Additionally during the broadcast, Billboard will honor Prince with the coveted Billboard Icon Award, and the ingenuity of this year’s hitmakers will be celebrated with the new Milestone Award, presented by Chevrolet. Fans can vote for their favorite finalist now at Billboard.com/milestone.
Stay tuned for more announcements on performers, presenters and more for the May 19 airing of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on ABC.
Top Billboard 200 Album for Red
Top Female Artist
Top 100 Songs Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist
Top Social Artist
Top Country Artist
Top Country Album for Red
Top Streaming Video for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Top Country Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Billboard Milestone Award
Taylor attended the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards tonnight looking absolutely radiant as always. Her dress looked gorgeous and she just looked stunning. She performed ‘Highway Don’t Care’ with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban during the show. They all sounded great and did a phenominal job! You can watch the performance below and view the photos in the gallery. Please keep checking back as more will be added in the next few days.
Appearances & Events > Events from 2013 > April 7 – 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – Arrivals
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The first round of Billboard Music Awards performers were announced Wednesday, with both Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars set to take the stage.
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Joining the two artists will be Justin Bieber, Miguel and music legend Prince, who will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award this year.
Tickets for the event—which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19—go on sale Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.
The Billboard Music Awards are based on certain fan interactions with artists and their work, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on sites such as Facebook and Spotify, among others.
More musical performers and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The 2013 ACM Awards are quickly approaching and it is time again for the fans to vote! Taylor is nominated for Entertainer of the Year once again and we would love nothing more than for her to take home the award. You can vote once a day by logging onto voteacm.com, creating an account and clicking on Taylor’s picture under the Entertainer of the Year. To make it easier for you, just click the picture above to get to the site! Let’s make sure that Taylor takes home the EOTY award. Make sure to watch the ACM Awards on April 7th at 8/7C on CBS.
The Juno Awards were announced today and Taylor is up for an award. Congratulations Taylor; we’ll find out whether she wins when the Juno Awards take place on April 21st.
International Album of the Year (sponsored by hmv Canada)
Maroon 5 A&M*Universal
Mumford & Sons Island*Universal
One Direction Columbia*Sony
Up All Night
Rod Stewart Verve*Universal
Merry Christmas, Baby
Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations were announced today. Taylor is nominated for 5 awards including a double nomination for Album of the Year for RED as the artist and producer; congratulations Taylor! You can view the nominations below. Voting will begin on March 25th at CBS.com and will end on April 7th. Please make sure you vote for Taylor, she definitely deserves it. The show will air on April 7th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright
Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Red – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
Tornado – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Video of the Year (Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)) *(Off Camera Award) (TIE)
Creepin’ – Eric Church
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Peter Zavadil
Merry Go ‘Round
Producer: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves
Director: Perry Bean
Tornado – Little Big Town
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Shane Drake
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
Producer: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams
Director: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
Producer: John Nguyen
Director: Declan Whitebloom
The Wind – Zac Brown Band
Producer: Ben Kalina
Director: Mike Judge
The 2013 Brit Awards Nominations were announced earlier today and Taylor is up for ‘International Female’. Congratulations Taylor on your nomination! The awards will be held at the O2 on February 21st.
Lana del Ray
Taylor attended the 2013 People’s Choice Awards last night in Los Angeles and looked absolutely amazing. Her dress was gorgeous, her hair looked great; she just looked absolutely breathtaking. She won the award for ‘Favorite Country Artist’, congratulations Taylor! You can view tons of HQ photos in our gallery. Please be sure to check them all out.
Appearances & Events > Events from 2013 > January 9 – 2013 People’s Choice Awards – Arrivals
Appearances & Events > Events from 2013 > January 9 – 2013 People’s Choice Awards – Backstage & Audience
Appearances & Events > Events from 2013 > January 9 – 2013 People’s Choice Awards – Show
Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2013 > Set 001. 2013 People’s Choice Awards Portraits
The World Music Awards nominations have been announced and Taylor is up for 6 awards!! We at Taylor Swift Fans would love to congratulate Taylor on her award nominations. You can view the nominations Taylor is nominated for below and vote for her by going to worldmusicawards.com and clicking the ‘Vote’ tab.
-World’s Best Song for ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
-World’s Best Album for ‘Red’
-World’s Best Video for ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
-World’s Best Female Artist
-World’s Best Live Act
-World’s Best Entertainer of the Year
Taylor attended the 40th Annual American Music Awards tonight and looked absolutely gorgeous as always. She won the award for ‘Female Country Artist’; congratulations Taylor! She also performed ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and did such an outstanding job. If you missed the performance, you can watch it below. I have added tons of photos from the award show and will continue to add more throughout the next few days so please take a look at them if you haven’t already.
Appearances & Events > Appearances & Events from 2012 > November 18 – 40th Annual American Music Awards – Arrivals
Appearances & Events > Appearances & Events from 2012 > November 18 – 40th Annual American Music Awards – Backstage & Audience
Appearances & Events > Appearances & Events from 2012 > November 18 – 40th Annual American Music Awards – Show