Taylor Swift led the winners at the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight prizes.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is known for her turbulent love life and relationships with stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer - paid tribute to her loyal fans as she picked up the evening's top honor, the coveted Artist of the Year prize.
"Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had," she said.
As well as Artist of the Year, Taylor also took home honors including Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for Red, and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber are recording new music together. The "Can't Be Tamed" singer was spotted leaving a Hollywood recording studio within minutes of Justin, 19, on Thursday and they are believed to be working on a collaboration.
"There aren't that many recording booths at this studio, they must be doing something together. Justin and Miley left within minutes of each other - it's too coincidental. There's gotta be a collaboration in the works," a photographer from X17online.com said.
Miley recently worked with gangster-rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Lion on the song "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks." He said, "Miley Cyrus was always a great singer to me and I knew she was a fan so it was great for us to collaborate. It's what she's going through and what I'm going through, she makes great music."
Beyonce has worked with Diplo on a new track.
The producer and his former Major Lazer partner Switch produced "Run the World (Girls)" - the first single from Beyonce's last album, 4- and he has been back in the studio with her again, although it is not yet known if their collaboration will be on her forthcoming fifth record.
"I'm in the middle of something for her at the moment," Diplo cryptically explained.
Beyonce is not the only pop titan the producer - who rose to fame after producing "Paper Planes" for M.I.A - has worked with, as he produced some songs on Justin Bieber's 2012 album Believe and was impressed with the 19-year-old star's skills: "The craziest thing about Justin Bieber is that the kid is crazily good at everything. He's really good at ping pong, the kid can rap, he has awesome hair, he's super cool and super nice."
Justin Bieber has been reprimanded by his record company over his recent behavior.
The "Baby" hitmaker was subjected to a 20-minute Skype chat with his label bosses following his performance at The O2 arena in London on Monday, which saw him take to the stage two hours late. And the discussion also saw the 19-year-old singer warned to curb his partying ways and "stay in more."
"Being amidst a barrage of abuse is uncharted territory for Justin. Understandably he is finding it hard to take ... His erratic behavior and antics are not what his young fans expect of him. After an emergency meeting in the US, Justin's people had him on Skype to bosses and he was given a serious talking-to. It was suggested he start staying in more and basically cleaning up his act ... Justin took the news well and has promised to go back to putting his fans first," a source told The Daily Mail.
After the talks, Justin's manager Scooter Braun advised the young pop star to stay "focused" on his Twitter account: "@justinbieber really good talk. #focused. (sic)"
Morrissey has slammed modern musicians as having "nothing to offer."
The 53-year-old singer believes people are "encouraged not to think" so outspoken or political artists are not able to flourish, and few pop acts are able to work on their own terms.
"The arts have diminished, because we are now living through a time when we are encouraged not to think. No one making music wants to waste time struggling with art. A group like the Sex Pistols would never again be allowed to slip through, and there is no such thing in 2013 as a popular artist who sets their own terms for success. Whether it be Beyonce or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk offstage clutching three Grammys in each hand," he said.
The "Panic" hitmaker also hit out at global stars such as Madonna - whom he branded McDonna - and claimed they are not loved by their audiences in the way he is adored by his fans:
Justin Bieber is set to star in a new concert movie.
The "As Long As You Love Me" singer has confirmed he is currently filming a follow up to his big screen hit Never Say Never in Miami, Florida. The 18-year-old Canadian popstar told fans via Twitter on Saturday, "And yeah word is out... we are shooting a movie here in Miami. Need u all live tomorrow again!!"
The singer's new documentary is based on his Believe tour and will be in 3D. Justin's dancer Carlena Britch also shared her excitement over the film, tweeting, "So Miami, help us celebrate tonight & make this a show AND a movie we'll never forget! #BELIEVE3D"
Justin's close pal Aldredo Flores revealed that the footage already looks amazing: "Making another movie! Looks sick. Pretty coo! Pretty coo!"
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Justin Bieber helped Drake fulfil a "childhood dream" over the weekend.
The rapper joined the "Boyfriend" singer as he headlined the 60,000 capacity Rogers Centre - originally named the SkyDome - in his hometown of Toronto, Canada, on Saturday.
Justin - who also hails from the state of Ontario in Canada - was joined by the rapper for "Right Here" from his Believe album, after which Drake told the crowd, "I'll tell you, there's very few people I met in the world that are as talented and as incredible as this young man right here. I want to thank you for letting me live a childhood dream, which is my first opportunity to perform at the SkyDome. So thank you, my man."
Drake, 26, then stayed on stage for a version of his track "The Motto," with Justin, 18, taking lines originally rapped by Lil Wayne.
Move over, Justin Bieber - there's a new internet sensation in town.
Korean singer/rapper Psy's popular music video for his song "Gangnam Style" just reached close to 818 million views, surpassing Bieber's for his song "Baby," which previously held the title for the most watched YouTube video (his count is currently around 804 million). The "Gangnam Style" music video (shown above) sees Psy singing his song in a combination of typical music video locations (near the pool, around some dancing, scantily-clad women) to some funny situations (a closing elevator, a bathroom stall).
Since Psy's video became an internet hit, he has performed on Saturday Night Live and with Madonna and MC Hammer.
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Justin Bieber won three prizes at last night's American Music Awards.
The 18-year-old singer - who was accompanied to the bash by his mother Pattie Mallette - was the big winner at the ceremony, taking home pop/rock male artist, pop/rock album for Believe and the evening's final accolade, the coveted artist of the year award.
Accepting pop/rock male artist, he said, "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time."
For his third win, Justin brought his mother on stage with him and told her, "I wanted to thank you for always believing in me... This is my mom. She's little, but she's beautiful."
The Believe star also performed twice at the ceremony, duetting with Nicki Minaj on their track "Beauty and a Beat" and a stripped-back solo acoustic performance of "As Long As You Love Me."
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier tonight.
The 22-year-old "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer and the 18-year-old Canadian popstar scooped three awards each at the star-studded event hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum in Frankfurt, Germany.
Performer Taylor - who made her first appearance at the annual awards ceremony and recently released her new album Red - picked up awards for Best Female, Best Live and the debut Best Look award. "I am so excited about tonight. It doesn't even feel real, to get to my first EMAs and to win three awards is unbelievable, I am blown away. I had a blast during the performance that was the most production I've ever got to do during a performance with all the circus acrobats it was so much fun," she said.
"As Long As You Love Me" singer Justin - who was unable to attend the event as he has a concert in Brooklyn tomorrow and is due to meet Selena Gomez for crisis talks following their split last week - picked up Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage.
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