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The outfit Miley Cyrus wore on the Billboard Music Awards may be dominating headlines right now, but a handful of trophies were handed out in Las Vegas tonight, as well.

Among the big winners, as listed below, included: Adele, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

Justin Bieber at Billboard Music Awards

SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber

SPOTLIGHT AWARD
Katy Perry

TOP NEW ARTIST
Wiz Khalifa

WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

HOT 100 SONG OF THE YEAR
"Party Rock Anthem” (LMFAO)

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Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the Bee Gees and their now-iconic 1970s sound, has died. The singer succumbed to cancer at 62.

Gibb "passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," said a statement, which was attributed to Robin's family.

He died in England at 10:47 a.m., according to his family.

Robin Gibb Pic

Diagnosed with colon and liver cancer, Gibb had been in a coma as he battled pneumonia earlier this spring, representative Doug Wright said.

Doctors believe that Gibb had a secondary tumor, for which he had emergency surgery in 2010 for a blocked bowel and then had more surgery.

The only surviving member of the three Bee Gees is brother Barry, 65. Robin's twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 from similar health problems.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says on its website of Gibb's band:

"In the 1970s, the Bee Gees dominated dance floors and airwaves. With their matching white suits, soaring high harmonies and polished, radio-friendly records, they remain one of the essential touchstones to that ultra-commercial era."

News of his death set off a torrent of reaction in social media. Musician Bryan Adams, for instance, lamented "another great singer dying too young."

"The Bee Gees were/are the gold standard when it comes to pop/r&b melody, harmony and vocal arrangement. Massive loss," wrote Claude Kelly.

Fellow British band Duran Duran and current pop sensation Bruno Mars were among many who posted their condolences to Gibb's brothers.

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Right now... is apparently a good time to disappoint fans.

Multiple sources are reporting that Van Halen has postponed many summer tour dates it announced in December.

An insider close to the iconic rock band told The Associated Press that the group will not meet a few of its upcoming commitments, and band’s website lists active tour dates only through June 26.

Van Halen Photo

Originally, dozens of performances had been on the docket well into July.

No word has been given for the postponements and no representatives from Van Halen has spoken on the topic yet.

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UPDATE: A source now says no one within the group is feuding, but members are just "burned out" and need a break.

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Bobby Brown took to The Tonight Show stage to debut a new song he wrote about life since Whitney Houston's death ... we wish we were kidding.

The song, released online a week ago but little-noticed because Bobby Brown's career has been on a 15-year tailspin, is a confession of sorts.

Bobby admits he "messed up pretty bad" and begs his late ex-wife ... "Don't let me die." That's right, even after her death, it's all about BB.

The song also features the lyrics, "I didn’t realize that every breath I took was from you ... You were my air.” That's actually somewhat nice.

Brown also sings. "I didn’t know who you were, didn’t know what we had. Now I’m stuck living in the past ... trying to get the pieces back. But I guess now you’re gone."

Guess so.

Brown, who's been making the media rounds to reiterate that Whitney's death is not his fault, performed the track live last night for the FIRST TIME EVER, will be releasing the sensual track on his new album in June, just months after she died.

Hey, gotta strike while the iron is hot.

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Donna Summer died this morning after a battle with cancer. She was 63.

The singer was in Florida at the time of her death, according to reports.

Known as the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer was said to be trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. Just a few weeks ago, people close to her say she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

Donna Summer Photo

Summer was a five-time Grammy winner who rose to fame with hits - "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls" - that were synonymous with the 1970s.

Donna and her producer Giorgio Moroder defined the dance music era of the '70s, influencing acts like Duran Duran, David Bowie and many others.

Summer married Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano in 1980. The couple had two daughters together. R.I.P. to one of the greats.

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Nicki Minaj’s music video for her latest hit single “Right By My Side” premiered last night, featuring Chris Brown on vocals and Nas in the romance department.

The Benny Boom-directed video features Nicki as a 'round-the-way kinda girl who finds love with a regular guy (Nas). Fairy tale romance at its finest, people.

Chris woos the outrageous rapper-singer during his guest appearance, and they even dance suggestively together, but it looks like he loses out to bad boy Nas.

Nas manages to win her over by gifting her an expensive sports car, though her expression at the end of the song makes you wonder if she made a mistake:

“Right By My Side” is Nicki's third single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, following “Starships” and "Stupid Hoe." What do you think of the music video?

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Chuck Brown, a musician known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," has died.

The Washington, D.C. musical giant, born in Gaston, N.C., and perhaps best known for his group's 1979 chart-topping hit "Bustin' Loose," was 75.

Earlier this month, Chuck Brown's family revealed that he had pneumonia. He canceled a planned performance in April due to health concerns.

Chuck Brown

According to the AP, Brown was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. From The Washington Post's obituary:

"Known as the 'Godfather of Go-Go,' the singer, guitarist and songwriter developed his commanding brand of funk in the mid-'70s to compete with the dominance of disco."

"Like a DJ blending records, Mr. Brown used nonstop percussion to stitch songs together and keep the crowd on the dance floor, resulting in marathon performances."

"Mr. Brown said the style got its name because “the music just goes and goes.”

As NPR reported, "the name Chuck Brown might not mean a whole lot to people outside the Washington, D.C., area. That would be their loss." R.I.P.

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This is a busy time for the Smith family.

Will Smith is about to star in Men in Black III. Willow Smith is dyeing her hair left and right. And now Jaden Smith has released a new track titled "Give It To Em."

Jaden Smith Video Still

Raps Jaden in the single: Young, black with accessories/And I’m doing well, never seen a penitentiary/‘Cause they can’t sentence the greatest MC they’ve ever seen/No i’m not, but if you’re going to bother me, then you better be.

Alright then! Jaden will next continue his film career by starring in M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth.

Give his latest song a listen below.

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One Direction is preparing its fans for next year's North American tour.

The British boy band has released a new live concert video of members belting out the track "More Than This." It's off the group's upcoming DVD, Up All Night: The Live Tour, which hits stores everywhere on May 29.

Watch Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik in action below and then vote:

Who is your favorite member of One Direction?

 

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Serena Williams may have given up on love, but she's all in on... rapping?!?

Yes, the multi-time Grand Slam champion, and arguably the greatest female tennis player who ever lived, has put down her racket for a moment in favor of a microphone. And she's not totally terrible!

I ball hard, no tennis racket/I can see the haters through my Gucci glasses/My name is Serena/On the court I serve em up, no subpoena, she beats out below. Give it a listen now:

What do you think? Should Williams give up tennis for good now in favor of a music career? Sound off: Serena rapping is...

 

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