The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are right around the corner, and the competition for the Top Artist title is pretty fierce this year. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, One Direction, Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber are all up for the prestigious award, which takes chart performances, sales, and other important industry factors into account.
Wango Tango 2013 is right around the corner, and KIIS FM in Los Angeles is busting out the biggest names in pop for their lineup. Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy and Flo Rida are just a few of the artists on the bill for the May 11th concert, with all of the most popular genres receiving some sort of representation. So, out of the 13 acts set to perform, which one has you the most excited?
2013 is really shaping up to be a great year for live music. While there are tons of good headlining acts on tour this year, like Bruno Mars, some other artists have decided to combine their forces and are setting out on joint treks across the U.S. Two such instances came with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice's Summer Break tour, and Maroon 5's announcement that they would be hitting the road with Kelly Clarkson.
Muse isn't usually the type of band you'd expect to see on the pop charts, but the British rock trio are starting to gain momentum with their 2012 single 'Madness.' It's interesting to see how many rock songs are crossing over as of late, also with Imagine Dragons, who are moving on up, stationed at No. 9 this week with 'It's Time.'
Did you know that before Maroon 5 actually became Maroon 5, the band played for nearly a decade under the moniker Kara's Flowers? It was a good move that original M5 members Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick (now replaced by drummer Matt Flynn) ditched that name, getting their big break as the funky pop-rock gods we've come to know and love.
Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys performed together at the 2013 Grammys, mashing up a performance of their songs 'Daylight' and 'Girl on Fire,' respectively. It didn't exactly feel like an "Oh yeah, that makes sense" partnership, but more like a way for the producers to pair up two acts, right next to one another, without having to swap out the stage or set up.