Photos: Ed Sheeran, Macklemore, Niall Horan and More at Tryst & XS Nightclubs, Sept. 20

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Tryst nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas and XS nightclub at Encore continue to prove themselves as the hottest entertainment venues in the country with star-studded events, surprise performances and more.

 

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Tryst transformed into Jermaine Dupri’s ultimate birthday headquarters as the rapper-turned-DJ took over the stage with R&B singer Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran. To get the party started, Dupri played crowd favorites such as Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Holy Grail,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Trey Songz’s “Say Aah” and more before throwing it back to the early 2000s with his infamous hit “Where The Party At.” During his set, fans passed around large cutouts of his face as the lovely ladies of Tryst presented him with a birthday cake shaped as turntables. XS and Tryst Managing Partner Jesse Waits was alongside Dupri as partygoers sang “Happy Birthday.”

 

Across the property, at the No. 1 nightclub in the country, XS welcomed award-winning DJ and producer David Guetta for another unforgettable show. Continuing to be One Direction band members’ go-to spot for a night out in Las Vegas, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik showed up at the sophisticated venue around 2 a.m. with singer Ed Sheeran and rapper Macklemore. Throughout the evening, Horan, Sheeran and Macklemore hopped on stage, jumped up and danced each time Guetta dropped the bass.

 

Following his set, Lil Jon and Dupri joined the group on stage to stay, “We have so many celebrities in XS tonight. Let’s keep the party going!” And they did just that as Lil Jon performed “Turn Down For What” and “Bend Ova” before passing the mic to Macklemore, who rapped his verse in “Same Love.”

 

Additional guests included reality star Brody Jenner, who was seen with his girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, and four-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil “The Gift” Heath, who was celebrating the competition’s official after-party at XS.

 

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2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE WINNERS AT STAR-STUDDED EVENT WITH SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCES

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2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE WINNERS
AT STAR-STUDDED EVENT WITH SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCES

A History-Making Michael Jackson Experience Topped an Evening with
World Premiere Performances and Special Appearances
Honoring Music’s Best and Brightest

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by musician and actor Ludacris, made television history on Sunday night with a show bursting with never-before-seen superstar duos, explosive premiere performances and a once-in-a-lifetime Michael Jackson experience.  The show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC.

Justin Timberlake was the night’s big winner, taking home 7 awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top R&B Album.  Timberlake also took the lead in Album award wins with two. The record breaking summer hit “Blurred Lines” won the most Song categories with 4 wins in Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, and Top R&B Song. Imagine Dragons followed Timberlake with 5 artist awards including Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album and Top Streaming Song (Audio).  Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. each won 4 awards throughout the night as well.

The show opened with international superstars Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte debuting their official 2014 FIFA World Cup song “We Are One (Ole Ola).”  The stage filled with colorful images of the worlds’ flags as the three stars were joined by dancers, drummers and flag girls to share this new anthem with the crowd.  In addition to kicking off the night’s musical performances, Lopez was honored with the prestigious ICON Award, making her the first woman in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music.

Television history was made with a thrilling, multi-dimensional dance performance of Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm” during which fans experienced the groundbreaking magic and fantasy we know to expect from the greatest entertainer of all time.  The performance was created for fans by the Estate of Michael Jackson to capture the essence, the excitement and the magic that Jackson embodied.  Produced by the Estate and Pulse Evolution, it took over a year, and a team of 104 cast and crew, to create this one-of-a-kind full stage experience to showcase all that Michael was.

Milestone Award winner Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert made the television debut of their yet-to-be released new duet “Somethin’ Bad,” while Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande performed their chart-topping single “Problem,” surrounded by a spirited cheerleading squad.  Azalea also performed her hit “Fancy.”

The evening featured special performances by Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer who made their U.S. television performance debut with “She Looks So Perfect,” which hit No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart.  Luke Bryan made a surprise appearance during country duo Florida Georgia Line’s performance of “This Is How We Roll,” before taking to the stage solo to perform his own “Play It Again.” Imagine Dragons performed “Tiptoe,” from their multi-platinum album “Night Visions” and took home the second most awards of any artist of the night with five.

Jason Derulo owned the stage during a performance of his hit “Talk Dirty,” which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. John Legend sang his soulful “All of Me,” Robin Thicke delivered a heartfelt “Get Her Back”, and rock band OneRepublic pumped the crowd up with their hit “Counting Stars,” which has spent an impressive 47 weeks on the charts. Katy Perry sang “Birthday,” another television first, while Cyrus made her television debut performance of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” featuring The Flaming Lips.  Lorde sang Billboard Adult Pop chart-topping hit “Tennis Court”, and Shakira sang a spicy rendition of her song “Empire.”  Lopez also sang her newest single off her upcoming tenth album, “First Love.”  Also debuting music from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ricky Martin sprang up through the stage floor to perform his new single “Vida,” which got everyone in the audience up on their feet.

See below for a full list of winners.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist:
Lorde

Top Male Artist:
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:
Katy Perry

Top Duo/Group:
Imagine Dragons

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist:
Miley Cyrus

Top R&B Artist:
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist:
Eminem

Top Country Artist:
Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Artist:
Marc Anthony

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Daft Punk

Top Christian Artist:
Chris Tomlin

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience”

Top R&B Album:
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience”

Top Rap Album:
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

Top Country Album:
Luke Bryan “Crash My Party”

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons “Night Visions”

Top Latin Album:
Marc Anthony “3.0”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Daft Punk “Random Access Memories”

Top Christian Album:
Alan Jackson “Precious Memories: Volume II”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

Top Digital Song:
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

Top Radio Song:
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

Top R&B Song:
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

Top Rap Song:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us”

Top Country Song:
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly “Cruise”

Top Rock Song:
Lorde “Royals”

Top Latin Song:
Marc Anthony “Vivir Mi Vida”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Avicii “Wake Me Up!”

Top Christian Song:
Matthew West “Hello, My Name Is”

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.  Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music  the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
 
Top Finalists Include Imagine Dragons, Lorde,
Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus,
Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and Robin Thicke

 
To Air Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena
on ABC at 8:00 PM ET

With help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on “Good Morning America,” dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year’s most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET, with performances from music’s biggest stars. The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

Derulo appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of “Good Morning America” today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist.

Finalists Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead with twelve categories each. Imagine Dragons is vying for its first Billboard Music Award this year. The quartet burned up the charts in 2013 with its album “Night Visions” (which is also a finalist for Top Rock Album) and its many hit singles. Among those is the smash hit “Radioactive,” which broke the record for the most weeks ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lorde broke through in 2013 as well with her inescapable No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Royals” and debut album “Pure Heroine.” The two musical acts go head-to-head in nine categories, including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with 11, 10 and 8 categories respectively. Justin Timberlake could capture his first Billboard Music Award this year as a solo artist. Included in his 11 categories, are Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. With the group ‘N Sync, Timberlake earned five Billboard Music Awards, including the 2000 trophy for Album of the Year (“No Strings Attached”). Katy Perry is already a three-time Billboard Music Award winner, with the 2011 Top Hot 100 Artist and the Top Digital Songs Artist, and the 2012 Spotlight Award, honoring her achievement as the first woman to earn five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album (“Teenage Dream”). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also past winners, receiving Top Rap Song at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

Some other fun finalist facts include:

  • Both Lorde and Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams with their respective Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s “Royals” and “Blurred Lines,” lead the songs race with 5 title categories each.
  • Imagine Dragons and Katy Perry both come in second for song categories with 4 for “Radioactive” and “Roar.”
  • Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’ “Get Lucky,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton’s “Can’t Hold Us,” and the duo’s hit with Wanz’s “Thrift Shop,” in addition to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” all are tied with 2 title categories each.
  • Some first-time Billboard Music Award finalists include: Lorde (12 categories), Avicii (4 categories), Capital Cities (3 categories), Zedd (3 categories), Sidewalk Prophets (1 category)
  • Rihanna has been a finalist at the Billboard Music Awards 49 times, including 5 categories this year.
  • Justin Timberlake has the most entries as a finalist for albums with three, including two entries for Top R&B Album with “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)”
  • Luke Bryan leads all country acts with seven entries in six categories, including an appearance as a finalist in the overall Top Male Artist grouping.

  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

As previously announced, the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. The six finalists for this special editorial award were announced earlier last week on Billboard.com – they are: Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at Billboard.com/milestone and can enter a contest for a chance to win an opportunity to present the award live at this year’s event alongside global music superstar and Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Rowland.

“I’m really looking forward to presenting the Chevrolet Milestone Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I love being able to recognize fellow artists for their accomplishments and having the opportunity to present with a fan will make the evening that much more exciting!” said Kelly Rowland.   The six finalists will be narrowed down to three finalists, who will be announced on the website on April 21st.  Voting will then continue through the first two hours of the live 2014 Billboard Music Awards broadcast, culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.

Chevrolet is a sponsor of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

Branded digital assets include everything from social toolkits to GIFs celebrating this year’s Billboard Music Awards top categories and nominees.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

The complete list of finalists for the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

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ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

REDKEN ARTIST KERI BAILES TAKES YOU BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MTV VMAS

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REDKEN ARTIST KERI BAILES TAKES YOU BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE 2013 MTV VMAS

Redken Artist Keri Bailes led the hair team backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday.  Redken provided must-have products like Control Addict 28 and Guts 10  to Keri and her team to get stars such as Katy Perry, Macklemore and Justin Timberlake #RedkenReady prior to their performances.

Given the magnitude of this event, we couldn’t be more proud of Keri and her Redken team of stylists.

“In regards to hair, the true star of the 2013 MTV VMAs was Control Addict 28! I used Redken’s highest hold hairspray on Justin Timberlake’s backup dancers, and I couldn’t believe that their hair stayed in place throughout the entire 20 minute, body-rocking dance performance.” – Keri Bailes, Redken Artist.

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Photos: Rapper Macklemore, DJ Nero and Olympian Azad Albarazi Hang Out at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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American rapper and musician Macklemore, notorious DJ Nero and Syrian Olympic swimmer Azad Albarazi were spotted hanging out separately at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The three partied with groups of friends during afterhours into the early morning of Saturday, March 9

 

Photo Credti:  Hew Burney

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers.  For room availability and additional information, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.