Taylor Swift won Choice Female Artist and four more awards at Teen Choice Awards.
+ “Teen Choice Awards 2012” aired last night and Taylor Swift was a big winner, nabbing Choice Female Artist and five surfboards total. Justin Bieber scored four surfboards, including Choice Male Artist. Peep the full winner’s list. (MTV News)
+ There were several performances at Teen Choice Awards. Watch snippets of Justin Bieber with Big Sean on “As Long as You Love Me,” Carly Rae Jepsen singing “Call Me Maybe” with fans’ viral videos as a backdrop and No Doubt’s first live performance of “Settle Down.” (MTV News)
+ Snoop Dogg’s next album, Reincarnated, will focus on reggae and is due out later this year. Oh, and he will be releasing it under the moniker Snoop Lion, because of course. Listen to first single “La La La,” which was coproduced by Diplo. (Pitchfork)
+ Frank Ocean spoke to the Guardian about his decision to come out before channel ORANGE was released. “I knew that my star was rising, and I knew if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when,” he said. (Rolling Stone)
+ Check out the cover of Justin Bieber’s forthcoming photo book, Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started. “So excited to reveal the cover for my new book #JustGettingStarted,” he tweeted. “Hope u like it, I can’t wait 4u 2 read it.” (MTV Newsroom)
+ Watch One Direction get pranked by Nickelodeon. An actress pretends she’s about to have a baby, but it was a fake-out. The boys turned out to be very helpful, if not slightly panicked, considering. (Idolator)
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