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Miley Cyrus teams with Flaming Lips for Beatles cover at Billboard Awards

Miley Cyrus was out of commission for a spell, which kept her away of eye-popping costumes and attention-grabbing headlines for a few weeks. (How did the Internet not sink into the ocean due to a dearth of Cyrus-related material?)

But now she’s back, touring Europe, happily grinding against anatomically correct blow-up dolls, and dropping in on Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards via satellite to deliver a cover of the Beatles’ “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” with some help from the Flaming Lips.

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Billboard Music Awards 2014: And the winners are...

Robin Thicke tried to win back Paula Patton, a hologram of Michael Jackson performed… and, oh yeah, a bunch of statuettes were handed out at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Check below for a full list of winners. (P.S. Congrats, JT!)

Top artist:
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top new artist:
Bastille
Capital Cities
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Passenger

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YouTube Music Awards: Watch it now

UPDATE: Live stream has ended; full show and highlights at YouTube.

ORIGINAL POST: The first-ever YouTube Music Awards are live now.

Nominees are across the board — from megastars Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire (all of whom are also performing) to relative rookies Naughty Boy and Rudimental — which should make for an unpredictable show.

Entertainment Weekly is on the scene, and we’ll be bringing you plenty of coverage from New York City, but check out the show now to get in on the action:
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Spike Jonze previews this Sunday's YouTube Music Awards, featuring Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire

Director Spike Jonze has had a busy 2013: He produced Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (currently the number one movie in the country), his next directorial effort Her is set to roll out at Christmas, and this Sunday, he’ll oversee the first ever YouTube Music Awards.

The show, which celebrates both high-octane stars and viral upstarts, will beam live from New York City’s Pier 36 and will feature performances by Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Arcade Fire. The whole thing will be hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts and will air live (naturally) on YouTube beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

But what will the show actually look like, and how will it differentiate itself from the other music award shows crowding the calendar? Jonze spoke to EW about the process of putting it together, the goals for the evening, and more.

Entertainment Weekly: How long have you been working on this show? How did you get involved?
Spike Jonze: About six months ago, YouTube approached Vice and I about creating and producing their first music awards. It seemed like such a natural thing both for them and for me. I’ve always loved YouTube and the idea that anyone can make something and put it up. There’s no gatekeeper anymore—someone can just be creative and share it.

We came up with the idea that this night should be all about making things. So we’re giving awards to people who made things this year, but we’re also trying to make the whole awards show feel like a YouTube video. It’s about being creative and making things, and one of the main parts of that is we’re making live music videos with these artists, and as opposed to artists performing on a stage to an audience, though there might be some of that too if that’s the idea. It’s more about making these live videos in front of and with the audience that is there.

So will the artists be performing in full-scripted, narrative-type videos?
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Lady Gaga, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar to hit AMA stage

Hold your applause: Lady Gaga will perform at the American Music Awards next month.

Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, and Luke Bryan will also hit the stage for the Nov. 24 awards show in Los Angeles.

Previously announced performers include Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Imagine Dragons, and Florida Georgia Line.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead with six nominations, including artist, new artist, and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.” Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna, and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons are both up for three awards.

The AMAs will air on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire to headline first-ever YouTube Music Awards

YouTube has announced that the very first YouTube Music Awards will take place Nov. 3, with nominations being announced Oct. 17. Nominations will be based “on the videos that the world watched and shared over the past year,” with fans voting on winners. The show, which will be live streamed on YouTube, will feature performances by Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire as well as “some of YouTube’s biggest stars including Lindsey Stirling and CDZA.”

It’s not clear if artists that dominated YouTube this year, such as Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball, will be appearing.

“YouTube is home to both established artists and the next generation of musical talent,” said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube’s Vice President of Marketing, in a release. “From catalyzing careers and pop culture phenomena to propelling a song’s rise to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, our global community’s influence is felt across the music industry. We’re thrilled to celebrate our fans and the music they love with a whole new kind of awards show –  the first-ever YouTube Music Awards – judged by you.”

The show will be hosted by Jason Schwartzman.

Kendrick Lamar is the lead Soul Train Awards nominee

Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.

The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for good kid, m.A.A.d city and song and video of the year for “Poetic Justice.” R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, and Tamar Braxton follow with five nominations each.

The latest albums from Lamar, Timberlake, and Miguel will battle efforts from Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Fantasia for album of the year. Lamar’s other nominations include best new artist, hip-hop song of the year, and collaboration.

The Soul Train Awards will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric. Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson will host the show.

Head to BET.com to see all the nominations.

CMA nominations 2013: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton lead the way

In case you were wondering: It’s Taylor Swift’s world, and we’re all just marking time until she writes a song about each one of us, then collects an award for every one.

Swift is up for both Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2013 Country Music Association Awards, whose nominations were announced this morning by Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line.

The CMAs—not to be confused with the ACMs or the CMT Awards—are the biggest deal in country music, and will be hosted once again by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, live on ABC on November 6.

Swift has won Entertainer of the Year, the awards’ highest honor, twice before. She’s the only woman nominee in this year’s field in that category, which is rounded out by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, George Strait, and Luke Bryan. Shelton, Aldean, and Bryan will also be competing for Male Vocalist of the Year in a list that also includes Keith Urban and Eric Church. Swift will go up against Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, and Miranda Lambert in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.

Swift has a total of five nominations this year (including her participation in Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care”); Florida George Line check in with four, while Kacey Musgraves is up for a total of five (her four as a performer plus an extra one for her songwriting credit on Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” up for Song of the Year). Blake Shelton is up for a total of five prizes as well.

Check out the nominees in all 12 categories below.  READ FULL STORY

MTV announces Kanye performance at this year's VMAs

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Somebody at MTV better get their croissant guy on speed dial — Kanye West is coming to the VMAs.According to the channel’s press release, it’s actually historic:

Following his performance of “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,”  Kanye will triumphantly enter the history books by tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. Both artists have notched performances at seven separate VMAs.

In celebration of the forthcoming performance and feat, MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip-hop music channel and MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Kanye West videos and performances from 4-5pm ET/PT.  On Wednesday morning, MTV’s AMTV will feature playlist of Kayne videos and performances.

So put that one in your day planner, T. Swift!

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT.

Lady Gaga announced as first VMA performer, will play new 'ARTPOP' single

Everybody better strap on a comfortable pair of shoes (so the Alexander McQueen lobster claw is out), because the march toward Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP is on.

Though we still do not know the name of ARTPOP‘s first single, that will not stop Ms. Germanotta from performing the new track for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 25. (The single itself will roll out on August 19.)

Gaga is no stranger to the VMA stage—she memorably bled out while singing “Paparazzi” at the 2009 show, and in 2011 she treated the world to several hours of Jo Calderone. What wacky stagecraft will she break out this time? And will Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the site of this year’s VMA show, ever be the same again? We’ll have to wait until August 25 to find out.

Lady Gaga is the first performer announced for this year’s show, and since the Moonmen themselves are relatively pointless (nobody in EW’s offices could remember that Rihanna won last year’s Video of the Year for “We Found Love”), the performances are the real draw. The rest will be rolled out shortly, but there are a handful of people they could book that would make perfect sense.  READ FULL STORY

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