11:47 PM EDT 05/29/2015


Ed Sheeran

Credit: Christopher Polk/NBC/Getty
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Lead 2015 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Billboard Music Awards

UpdatePosted 04/07/2015 01:55PM

2015 Billboard Music Awards Nominees Announced

Originally posted 04/07/2015 09:25AM

The complete list of Billboard Music Award nominees was announced Tuesday.

On Good Morning America, rapper Ludacris and Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz read off the five biggest awards of the ceremony; later in the day, Chrissy Teigen – Ludacris's co-host for the May 17 ceremony – was joined by Empire star Jussie Smollett to announce the remaining categories on the BBMAs' official Twitter.

Among the top contenders are Taylor Swift (14 nominations), Sam Smith (13), Iggy Azalea (12) and Meghan Trainor (nine nods).

Read More

Ed Sheeran Brings Down the House on Sesame Street (And Reminds Us of Our Favorite Celeb Cameos)

Originally posted 04/03/2015 02:10AM

From the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to the streets of Sesame, Ed Sheeran is clearly an everyman performer – no venue is too big, too small, too sexy, too childish.

Read More

Newly Single Ed Sheeran Crashes Wedding

Originally posted 03/26/2015 04:05PM

People fall in love in mysterious ways – and sometimes, Ed Sheeran pops up to surprise them.

Read More

The X Factor

Natalia Kills and Willy Moon Fired from X Factor New Zealand for 'Destructive Tirades'

Originally posted 03/16/2015 11:00AM

After their hateful diatribe against contestant Joe Irvine received worldwide attention, X Factor New Zealand judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have been removed from the judges' panel, effective immediately.

"Last night on X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable," said MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon in a statement obtained by New Zealand's The Edge. MediaWorks produces the New Zealand spin-off of Simon Cowell's hit franchise.

"While the judges on X Factor are expected to provide critiques of the performances, we will not tolerate such destructive tirades from any of the judges," the statement continued. "Contestants put their all into this competition and they should expect to receive feedback and criticism that is professional and constructive.

Read More

John Mayer: I'm a Recovered Ego Addict

Originally posted 03/06/2015 06:45PM

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Read More


Ed Sheeran Plays 'Dirrty' – Watch the Singer's Cover of Christina Aguilera's Racy Hit

Originally posted 02/24/2015 03:30PM

Is Ed Sheeran ready to shed his squeaky clean image?

Read More

Credit: Alex Lake
5 Things About 'Take Me to Church' Singer Hozier

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Take Me to Church' Singer Hozier

Originally posted 02/20/2015 09:20AM

Unless you've been living off the grid recently, chances are you've heard Hozier's hit song, "Take Me to Church." A lot.

Read More

Credit: Getty
Ed Sheeran's Birthday Celebration Benefits Princess Kate's Charity – Here's How

Ed Sheeran Celebrates Birthday with His Girlfriend – and a Project Benefiting Princess Kate's Charity

Originally posted 02/19/2015 09:30PM

When Ed Sheeran celebrated his 24th birthday this week, he decided to give a little something back.

Read More

Credit: Getty
5 Singers Who Turned Heartbreak into Major Hits | Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and More Singers Make Hits Out of Heartbreak

Originally posted 02/14/2015 02:10PM

Breaking up is hard to do – but a quick look at the Billboard charts proves heartbreak is what hits are made of.

Read More

Credit: Shane McCauley
5 Things to Know About Rising Music Star Elle King

Elle King: 5 Things About Music's Rising Star

Originally posted 02/12/2015 08:15AM

With a wail reminiscent of Janis Joplin, some bad tattoos (her words, not ours) and ample experience in both the brokenhearted and heartbreaking departments, Elle King roared onto the music scene three years ago.

Read More

From Our Partners