Taylor Swift won eight Billboard Music Awards last night!
+ Props to Taylor Swift, who took home the most Billboard Music Awards last night! Taylor grabbed eight trophies, including Top Artist. Rihanna and Gotye each took home four. See the complete winners list. (MTV News)
+ Kanye West certainly had a productive weekend! First, he premiered his “New Slaves” video in 66 places around the globe. Next, while he performed “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” on “Saturday Night Live,” Kim Kardashian revealed her boyfriend’s new album cover and title, Yeezus, on Instagram and confirmed the June 18 release date. (MTV News)
+ Cody Simpson will release his sophomore album, Surfers Paradise, on July 16! The Aussie pop star also has an autobiography in the works called “Welcome To Paradise: My Journey,” which is due in October. (USA Today)
+ This weekend marked “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen’s final show. Watch his goodbye where he performed a song as his punk character Ian Rubbish. He was joined by fellow “SNL” members as well as musicians like Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis, Carrie Brownstein (Fred’s “Portlandia” costar and formerly of Sleater-Kinney), Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, and Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones. (Pitchfork)
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