Taylor Swift received 11 Billboard Music Awards nominations.
+ Taylor Swift, fun., and Maroon 5 topped the 2013 Billboard Music Award nominations; each received 11 nods. Adele’s 21, Swift’s Red, Mumford & Sons’ Babel, and One Direction’s Take Me Home and Up All Night are all up for Top Billboard 200 album. (MTV News)
+ Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” video. She explains what the black paint represented, the styling, and why she didn’t move around too much while filming. (Idolator)
+ To promote Vampire Weekend’s live streaming performance from New York’s Roseland Ballroom this Sunday, the band and Steve Buscemi (who’s directing Sunday’s filming) released a funny promo. Watch the clip, which also features NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. (Pitchfork)
+ Fall Out Boy’s been telling their “Youngblood Chronicles” story via videos for songs from Save Rock And Roll, and Pete Wentz gave MTV News a sneak peek of what’s next: “[We’ll add] some wild animals and stuff getting lit on fire — you know, a basic guide to curing teenage suburban boredom.” (MTV News)
+ Happy 20th anniversary week, Backstreet Boys! Yesterday, to kick off their celebration, the guys received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Also, check out a six-track mashup of songs from their forthcoming album. (Idolator)
+ We’re all guilty of late-night shopping, but French Montana might take the prize for two of the cutest impulse buys ever. “Got so high last night bought 2 baby tigers,” he shared on Instagram with a snap of him holding the cubs. (RapFix)
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