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Tracy Morgan to Host 2013 Billboard Music Awards

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SNL alum Tracy Morgan is about to be front and center again.

Morgan has been announced as the 2013 Billboard Music Awards host. This will be the first time the 30 Rock actor will host the awards show.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miguel, and Bruno Mars are slated to perform at the awards show. Legendary artist Prince is also set to perform and receive the Billboard Icon Award during the telecast.

The Band Perry, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, Pitbull, Mars, Miguel, and Bieber are some of the artists up for big awards this year.

More performers will be announced as the show draws near. Don’t forget to tune into the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, when it airs live on May 19  on ABC.

Beyonce Tapped For BET Awards

Beyonce Reveals Inspiration Behind Her Billboard Music Awards Performance

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Beyonce has been heavily scrutinized for her 2011 Billboard Music performance. Naysayers have accused her of  “coping” Lorella Cuccarini.  Beyonce has now confirmed that shew drew inspiration for her performance after seeing  a performance by Italian pop singer Lorella Cuccerini in 2010.

Read what Bey had to say below.

“My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much,” Beyonce tells AOL Music, exclusively. “I then met with the talented people who worked on it.
The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.”

Now take a look at the side-by-side comparison below.

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Most, if not all, artists draw inspiration from someone or something, so I don’t see the big deal. It’s not like Beyonce tried to hide it.

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Performance Pictures: Beyonce At The 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Beyonce slayed at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Not only was her performance deemed the best of the night half-way through the show, but she was also honored with the 2011 Billboard Millennium Award. Before hitting the sage Bey was saluted by an array of industry vets through video messages and once that was over, the real show began.  Bey started out on stage by herself in front of a green screen with multiple Beyonces.  A few dance breaks later and Bey was surrounded by an army of women dancers. It was definitely a sight to see and Beyonce has come back in a BIG way. Check out some pictures fro the performance below.

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Britney Spears & Rihanna Perform “S&M (Remix)” At Billboard Music Awards [Photos/Video]

Rihanna and Britney Spears tore up the stage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The pair performed the  sexy and provocative song “S&M (Remix).”  RihRih started the performance on stage alone, well except for the chains, and just  when it seemed like the song was going to end, Brit popped up on the stage to lend her vocals to the song.  The two danced in-sync for a while before breaking to their respective corners and  ple dancing. To finish off the performance they engaged in a pillow fight with the back-up dancers.  Check out the photos and video below, it was definitely a cute performance for the ladies.

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