It was a GREAT night for the music biz at the Billboard Music Awards!!!
Top artists— like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj— came together in hopes of winning a trophy, but there were just TOO many EPIC performances for all of the accolades to be presented on the MGM stage!!!
So WHO walked away a prestigious award???!!!!
Ch-ch-check out the full list of winners…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
These award are definitely going to be FUN.
The Billboard Music Awards aren't until May 19, but it feels like fun. is already a winner as they lead the pack of the world's most successful musicians with 13 nominations.
The newcomers are trailed by Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 with 11 nominations each.
But Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, and One Direction certainly aren't losers! They have 10, nine, and eight trophy noms respectively.
This is going to be one STEEP competition and it'll be an entertaining too!
Tay Tay, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel AND Prince are all slated to grace the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with EPIC once-in-a-lifetime performances!!!
Who else will battle it out for top honors??!
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
We KNOW! We say this EVERY year!
But seriously! This time we REALLY mean it!
The ENORMOUSLY talented DJ Earworm has JUST released his annual - and always-EPIC - mash-up of some of the 24 BIGGEST songs from the year 2012, this time titled Shine Brighter, and we really have to hand it to him!
This is less a mash-up and much MORE-SO an INSPIRED re-working of various pieces of music, all fit together to perfectly recreate a BRILLIANT original composition!
Give it a listen (above) and try to catch how brilliantly these songs transition in and out of one another!
And check out the entire list of this year's tracks included…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The New Zealand native looks like a romantic, pin-up doll in this gorgeous visual accompaniment to new track Two Way Street, off of debut album Vows!
Besides being featured on Gotye's super-successful Somebody I Used To Know, Kimbra is a SICK singer in her own right, and we are enamored by her unique style and bluesy, soothing vocals!
Wander through Kimbra's fantastical land (above)!
Hearts ALL OVER this one!!
Yeah! We didn't think she would be going anywhere!
And obviously, we were RIGHT!
For the second week in a row, Canadian cutie pie Carly Rae Jepsen has once again remained in the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single, Call Me Maybe, after selling 292,000 downloads this week alone!
Meanwhile, Gotye and Kimbra remain steadfast behind her in the number two seat with their equally catchy collaboration, Somebody I Used To Know, while Maroon 5 comes in at number three with Payphone and Katy Perry leapt from nine to four with her latest, Wide Awake!
Well done, gurl! Let's see how long your reign lasts this summer!
We have a feeling it might be a while!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of Billboard Hot 100 top ten…AFTER THE JUMP!
We heart her! So much!
We have been a fan of Kimbra since this post, way back in 2010.
We had her perform at our big SXSW party this year and it's been so exciting to see her soar with the international success of her Gotye collaboration!
We talk to the super talented Kiwi about that little song that could, how she did it her way, discovering her sound, making it in the business, conquering America, and so much more!
Read some highlights from our chat… after the jump!
And watch our interview with Kimbra in full (above)!
AND Somebody I Used To Know is part of the iTunes top ten TWICE!!
How is this possible?
Not only did Gotye and Kimbra’s soulful duet nab the number ONE spot, GLEE’s version of the hit song is number 10!
Nice one, Gotye (and Kimbra!)
If you are one of the millions who ADORE this song, then check out their LOVELY live SNL performance!
They can totally sing for realz.