“2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” WILL OPEN WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF TAYLOR SWIFT’S EPIC NEW MUSIC VIDEO “BAD BLOOD” – SANTA MONICA, CA (May 7, 2015) – Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Taylor Swift, a seven-time Grammy winner, will open the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” with the world premiere of the most-highly anticipated new music video for “Bad Blood.” The never-before-seen video includes multiple starring roles played by a cast of Golden Globe winners, Emmy winners, Grammy winners, an Oscar nominee, blockbuster movie stars, as well as both new and iconic supermodels and was directed by Joseph Kahn. “Bad Blood” is Taylor’s fourth single off her smash hit album, “1989,” which has sold in excess of seven million copies worldwide. – via dc productions pr
2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Reveals First Round of Performers – The first round of performers has been announced for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, which will take place on May 31, 2015 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Colton Dixon, For KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Hawk Nelson, Lauren Daigle, Third Day and TobyMac are among those who will bring their talents to the K-Love Fan Awards stage this year. – Read more at Music Row
‘I’m so sorry’: Kelly Clarkson’s Australian tour in jeopardy as singer loses her voice and cancels Sunrise television performance – American popstar Kelly Clarkson’s Australian tour is in jeopardy after she cancelled her live performance on Sunrise on Thursday. The American Idol winner, 33, released a statement on Twitter citing illness and apologising to fans. ‘I’m so sorry to all my fans about not being able to perform on Sunrise on this morning [sic],’ it read.
‘I have no voice, and the last thing I want to do is let anyone down, if I could be there and able to sing I would.’ – Read more at Daily Mail.co
Caleb Johnson interview: ‘American Idol’ winner’s hard-rock life – Question: How has your life changed since winning “American Idol” last year? Answer: The biggest change is I get to do what I want for a living now. All I ever wanted to do is make music. It’s great to look at all the stuff that has happened in the past year and everything that is happening now and see how my dreams are really all coming together. – Read more at Washington Times
So You Know You Can’t Dance: Watch Jordin Sparks Teach Her ‘Double Tap’ Routine – Welcome to the latest installment of So You Know You Can’t Dance, Billboard.com’s web series in which music biggest stars teach me, the Most Awkward Dancer Alive, some of their moves. This week we have Jordin Sparks, the former American Idol champ and singer-songwriter behind hits like “No Air” and “Tattoo,” try to teach me the dance moves from her recent “Double Tap” music video. Watch Jordin try to impart the double-tap — and follow along with the steps yourself! – See the Video at Billboard
Sony yanks Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, more from SoundCloud — report – SoundCloud users who enjoy the stylings of artists from Adele to MS MR to Miguel to Hozier cannot currently listen to them on the service. Sony removed its artists’ catalogues on the popular streaming platform as the two sides are mired in tough contract negotiations, Billboard reported Wednesday. According to the publication, the move was made because of “a lack of monetization opportunities” on the site as talks have broken down. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Survivor host Jeff Probst weighs in on Rodney’s big birthday drama – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What do you think: Did Rodney make too big a deal about nobody giving up their reward to him on his birthday? JEFF PROBST: One of the things I’m constantly presented with as the host of the show is, when I’m on the show or when I’m answering your questions each week, I’m answering from the point of view of Survivor, not Jeff Probst. And I’ve been feeling it very much with all of the comments against women. Between Rodney, Will and Dan, there’s been a lot of stuff going on. My job on Survivor is not to condone or condemn. My job is to solicit information: “How does that make you feel? Do you want to apologize? What do you think? Could that hurt you in the vote?” Personally, I have a different feeling. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly