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Justin booed, Taylor Swift DOES have a long lasting relationship, and Miguel kicks it…literally! The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were this Sunday, and it turned out to be quite the event.
Next to the Grammy’s, winning at the Billboard Awards shows an Artist they made it in the music world. The Billboard Award is not about how good you are, it’s how well you’ve done. From Top Selling Albums to Highest Paid Concerts, the Billboard Awards complete the musicians resume with a respected trophy.
Hosted by Tracy Morgan, The ABC broadcast brought in the ratings, ranking at #1 on Sunday night, and had a 28% increase from last year pulling in 9.47 million viewers.
Taylor Swift brought in the most wins (8), while Justin Beiber brought in the least (1). While Taylor accepted one of her awards she admitted to the crowd, “I do have one of the longest lasting relationships right now…and that’s with my fans”.
When Justin Beiber received his Top Male Artist Award he made a reference to all the “Bull S&*t” that has been going on and needs to be taken seriously, which followed by a crowd full of boos.
Right in the middle was Gotye who won a total of 4 awards for his “Somebody That I Used To Know” single. And Prince was honored with a Icon Award.
Madonna was honored with the Top Touring Artist Award for her MDNA 2012 tour which brought in $305 million. A 2 minute, 20 second video of concert preceded her arrival to the stage which followed her stating, “It took longer to negotiate whether I could show my ass in that trailer than it took to negotiate that tour!” She later humbly thanked her fans for the three-decades of support, ”A showgirl needs her fans.” she simply stated.
EDM was not a loser in any way of the night, David Guetta, who won in the new category of EDM artist and performed with Akon and Ne-Yo, explained a brief history of reading Billboard Magazine when he was growing up in Paris. “When they put me on the cover four years ago and said EDM would be big, I thought ‘these guys are crazy – this will never happen’,” he said. “Imagine how I feel today.”
Other performances of the night were will.i.am and Justin Bieber doing “#Thatpower,” Pitbull and Christina Aguillera’s “Feel This Moment” with a guest solo from A-ha’s Morten Harket (“Take On Me“), Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” and, set in kung fu movie motif, Chris Brown’s “Fine China.”
Nicki Minaj gave Lil Wayne a lap dance during “High School” and during Miguel’s performance of “Adorn” ended in scary fashion when he landed on a pair of fans heads during a leap from the stage. They were fine, brought back stage, and Miguel personally apologized to them.
Here are some of this years winners:
Top Artist – Taylor Swift
Top New Artist - One Direction
Top Male Artist - Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist - Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group - One Direction
Top Billboard 200 Artist - Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist - Maroon 5
Top Radio Songs Artist - Rihanna
Top Pop Artist - One Direction
Top Dance Artist - Madonna
Top EDM Artist - David Guetta
Top Billboard 200 Album - Taylor Swift – “Red“
Top Pop Album - Adele – “21“
Top Dance Album - Madonna – “MDNA“
Top EDM Album - Skrillex – “Bangarang“
Top Hot 100 Song - Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know“
Top Radio Song - Gotye Featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know“
Top Pop Song - Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe“
Top Dance Song - Baauer – “Harlem Shake“
Top EDM Song - Baauer – “Harlem Shake“
After a short time off, Deadmau5 was expected to be a bit more relaxed and less on edge…not so much. Now’s he’s taken on the bully roll in the EDM industry…but don’t tell him that, because he wouldn’t care.
It was reported back in February that during an interview with Vibe magazine the 32 year old DJ was very vocal about his feelings towards Kanye West and a few of his genre jockey mates.
In the interview he stated, “I **cking hate him,” Referring to Kanye. “He’s just trying too hard. But the problem is he’s succeeding at it.”
Deadmau5, who’s real name is Joel Zimmerman, also has not been a fan of the initial use of the initials ”EDM” (Electronic Dance Music). He liked to label the meaning as “Event Driven Marketing” due to this decades use of the word at all dance festivals, and that being the only way to get your name out their or be considered a real DJ.
He has continued on his anti-marketing rant by going after DJ Skillrex during another occasion “Skrillex…took this brostep thing and really commercialized it,” he said in an interview. “And I’m not saying that’s bad, it’s great in a certain aspect. You got to be really careful with those mill markets, because they’ll turn on you in a **cking second.”
He also summed up the Swedish House Mafia experience as “…three of you and one **cking CD with the track on it. It’s all show pony sh**” then went to turn on Swedish producer Avicii, “He did (“Levels”), and it was all right—it was catchy—but I, dead-**cking-mau5, cannot name another Avicii track. I sh** you not.”
Just this weekend he continued to fuel this feud after reading that Avicii had done an interview for GQ Manazine. “Who the fuck does an interview for GQ anyway?” he responded. “Why start giving a **ck now? What the **ck is a GQ anyway?” After a few tweet replies from fans he continued, “For douchebags, by douchebags…You can’t outdouche the inventors of douche. Laugh it off and crash a Ferrari.”
Deadmau5 maintains that he is just being honest. “The reason why I am looked at as an a**hole is because I just don’t give a **ck about pretty much anything,” he said.
I think people liked the uptight and overworked Deadmau5 better…
The Grammy Award is deemed the highest honor in the music industry. As TV has its Emmy, and movies has the Oscar, music has its Grammy. And by the look on everyones face throughout the night, this was the award they’ve been waiting for.
Taylor Swift opened the night with a circus themed (didn’t Britney do that?) performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, which did not win its only nomination for Record of the Year.
LL Cool J was back at hosting the awards show for a second time. He opened with a speech about “International togetherness”, pointing out the diversity in the room ranging from Rihanna (Barbados), Adele (United Kingdom), to Gotye (Australia). He called the night, “Your show”.
The first presenters were Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez, who “got the memo”, referring to the Grammy announcement that less upper body skin showing would be required this year.
Some of the big winners of the night were Adele for her live performance of “Set Fire To The Rain” winning Pop Solo Performance. Former American Idolette Carrie Underwood won for Best Country Solo Performance as well as Kelly Clarkson walking away with a Best Pop Vocal Album for her “Stronger Album”. Usher for Best R&B Performance for “Climax”. Beyonce for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Love On Top”. Gotye won Record of the Year, Best Alternative Album, and Best Pop Duo for his song “Somebody That I Used To Know” which features fellow Aussie, Kimbra.
Fun. came out a big winner for their debut with Best New Artist and Song the the Year for “We Are Young”, even though throughout the night they kept stating “We are old!” (there ages range from 28 to 30 years old). They also performed their latest single “Carry On” with some stage rain for effect.
In the Dance categories, Skrillex took both awards of Best Dance Recording for his single “Bangarang”, and Best Dance/Electronica Album of the same name.
Mumford & Sons won the highest award of the night, Album of the Year.
Introduced by Ellen Degeneres & Beyonce, Justin Timberlake returned to the Grammy stage to perform his new single “Suit & Tie” along with Jay-Z. Most of the night was filled with promo commercials for his album, “The 20/20 Experience”, being sold at Target when it’s drops on March 19th.
Other performances throughout the night were Frank Ocean performing “Forest Gump”, who also won in the new category of Best Urban Contemporary. Maroon 5 with Alicia Keys, on the drums, performed “Daylight”. Rihanna softened up with her single “Stay”. Bruno Mars was joined on stage with Sting, Rihanna, and the Marley brothers for a tribute to reggae and Bob Marley.
The night was closed out by LL Cool J showing us he hasn’t forgotten his rap skills, but after hour 3 rolled around, it was bad timing to try and get an average CBS watcher to stay up a past 10pm.
We have waited weeks for an official announcement from Insomniac events on when and where the the legendary EDM festival (Electric Daisy Carnival) will be Held. Today the official announcement was posted on Insomniacs website. The event will be May 24th – 26th (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. The event will be 18+ to enter and 21+ to consume alcohol. The event spread out over 5 stages will have a capacity of over 300,000 people. 3 day general admission and VIP tickets will go on sale for EDC Chicago 2013 on Wednesday January 23rd at 12pm. As an added bonus it was also announced that for the first time at a EDC event tickets will be sold for camping. Chicago land speedway is located at 500 speedway Blvd. Joliet, IL. Stay tuned to Fusion Radio for all you updates on this massive event.
Is it just us or is the Fusion Playlist getting HOT?! This week Michael Woods Ft. Ester Dean “We’ve Only Just Begun” Hits the #1 spot on Fusion Radio! We love the vocals from Ester Dean and can’t wait for her next music release. The #2 spot went to David Morales & Polina “Stay”, #3 is Nervo & Hook N Sling “Reason”. Our #4 spot is a brand new track on Fusion Radio “I Could Be The One” with Superstar DJ’s Avicii and Nicky Romero! If this is any sign of whats to come in 2013 we I think you might all be blown away. Keep up the great work Dance Artists and Fans! Here is the rest of the Top 100 Chart for the week of 01-14-2013.
|Fusion Radio Chicago Jan-15-2013|
|1||41||Michael Woods Ft. Ester Dean||We’ve Only Just Begun (Radio Edit)|
|2||40||David Morales & Polina||Stay (Mark Alston Radio Remix)|
|3||40||Nervo & Hook N Sling||Reason (Radio Edit)|
|4||40||Nicky Romero & Avicii||I Could Be The One (Radio Edit)|
|5||39||Antillas & Blinders Ft. Jenson||Top Of The World (Original Radio Mix)|
|6||39||Kastenholt & Dee||I’m In Love (Radio Edit )|
|7||39||Zoe Badwi||Shoot Me Down (Mystery Blonde Radio Edit)|
|8||39||Lost Witness Ft. Darren Barley||Here With You (Radio Edit)|
|9||39||David Guetta Ft. Sia||She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Radio Edit)|
|10||39||Laura Steel||Kriminal (Digital Dog Radio Edit)|
|11||38||Rihanna||Diamonds (Shahaf Moran Radio Edit)|
|12||38||Parralox||Sharper Than A Knife (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|13||38||Eric Prydz||Every Day (Radio Edit)|
|14||38||Meital Dohan||On Ya Ft. Sean Kingston|
|15||37||Madeon||The City (Radio Edit)|
|16||37||Anna Grace||Alive (Radio Edit)|
|17||36||Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch||Sweet Nothing|
|18||36||Kerli||The Lucky Ones|
|19||36||Ester Dean||I Can’t Make You Love Me|
|20||36||Cherry Cherry Boom Boom||One And Only (Dave Aude’ Radio Edit)|
|21||36||Paul Rudd Ft. Amanda Wilson||Trust In Me (Radio Edit)|
|22||36||Sted E & Hybrid Heights Ft. Sylvia Tosun||Lift (Radio Edit)|
|23||35||Swedish House Mafia Ft. John Martin||Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)|
|24||35||Adam Lambert||Trespassing (Zak Waters Radio Edit)|
|25||35||Kat Graham||Wanna Say (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit)|
|26||34||Frenchie Davis||Love’s Got A Hold On Me (Radio|
|27||33||Jennifer Lopez||Goin In (Michael Woods Radio)|
|28||33||Usher||Numb (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|30||32||Tom Swoon Ft. Miss Palmer||Who We Are (Radio Edit)|
|31||28||Veronica Romeo||Tastes Like Chocolate (Loverush Uk! Radio Edit)|
|32||28||Tydi Ft. Christina Novelli||Fire & Load (Radio Edit)|
|33||26||Justin Bieber Ft. Nicki Minaj||Beauty And A Beat (Dj Laszlo Radio)|
|34||25||Penny Foster||Castles (Radio Edit)|
|35||25||Kaskade Ft. Neon Trees||Lessons In Love (Radio Edit)|
|36||25||Dabruck Klein Ft. Anna McDonald||All About You|
|37||25||Che Jose Ft. Sharon Muscat||Leave Me Lonely (Loverush UK! Radio Edit)|
|38||25||Neon Hitch||Gold (Smash Mode Radio Edit)|
|39||25||Manufactured Superstars Ft. Luciana||Calling All The Lovers (Jqa Radio Edit)|
|40||25||Kelly Clarkson||Catch My Breath (Alab Vocal Radio Edit)|
|41||25||Zedd Ft. Foxes||Clarity (Radio Edit)|
|42||25||Havana Brown||Big Banana (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|44||24||The Wanted||I Found You|
|45||24||Dyro Ft. Amba Shepard||Sky High (Radio Edit)|
|46||24||Topher Jones||Hello Chicago (Tom Swoon Radio Edit)|
|47||24||Peter Luts||One More Night (Original Radio Edit)|
|48||24||Altar Ft. Jeanie Tracy||We Will Be Free Tonight (Anthem Radio Mix)|
|49||24||Kwanza Jones||Supercharged (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|50||24||Sonny Vice & Marcus Imeleon||Eternity (Radio Edit)|
|51||23||Anja||Dance All Night (Radio Edit)|
|52||23||Velvetine||The Great Divide (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love) (Radio Edit)|
|53||23||Eric Turner Vs Avicii||Dancing In My Head (Charlie Bernardo Radio Edit)|
|54||23||Riddler & Dream Roca’s||See Your Light (Jump Smokers Radio Edit)|
|55||23||Lasgo||Can’t Stop (Radio Edit)|
|56||23||Kim Sozzi||Why Can’t This Be Love (Stefano Sorrentino Radio Edit)|
|57||23||Lynn Larouge||Celebrate (Radio Edit)|
|58||23||Saturdays||What About Us (Buzz Junkies Radio Edit)|
|59||23||Ke$ha||Die Young (Liam Keegan Radio)|
|60||23||M’Black||Crush (Radio Edit)|
|61||23||Milk Inc||Miracle (Radio Edit)|
|62||23||Matthew Koma||Parachute (Kat Krazy Radio Edit)|
|63||22||Kristina Maria||Our Song Comes On|
|64||22||Morgan Page Andy Caldwell & Jonathan Medelsohn||Where Did You Go (Album Edit)|
|65||22||Otto Knows||Million Voices|
|66||22||Conor Maynard||Turn Around Ft. Neyo|
|67||22||Tydi Ft Kerli||Glow In The Dark (Radio Edit)|
|68||22||Tegan & Sara||Closer (Morgan Page Radio Edit)|
|69||22||John De Sohn Ft. Kristin Amparo||Dance Our Tears Away|
|70||21||Mariah Carey||Triumphant (Get ‘em) (Pulse Radio Edit)|
|71||21||Markus Schulz Ft. Seri||Love Rain Down|
|72||21||Christian Burns Paul Oakenfold & Jes||As We Collide (Radio Edit)|
|73||21||Stone & Van Linden Ft. Lyck||Into The Light|
|74||20||Eva Simons||I Don’t Like You (Radio Mix)|
|75||20||Loreen||My Heart Is Refusing Me (Anders Nyman Radio)|
|76||20||Stonebridge Matt Joko & Jonathan Mendelsohn||Standing In Your Way|
|77||20||Matchbox Twenty||Put Your Hands Up (Ludovika Day Radio Edit)|
|78||19||Kim Davis||One Day|
|79||17||Martin Solveig||The Night Out (Madeon Remix)|
|80||6||Skye Stevens||Takes All Night (James Doman Radio Mix)|
|81||5||Ferry Corsten Ft. Ben Hague||Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Radio Edit)|
|82||5||Medina||Addiction (Radio Edit)|
|83||5||Breathe Carolina||Hit And Run|
|84||5||Clinton Sparks Ft. Disco Fries||Watch You (Radio Edit)|
|85||5||Kristine W & Bimbo Jones||Everything That I Got (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)|
|86||5||Katy Perry||Peacock (Manny Lehman & Digimark Fusion Edit)|
|87||5||Paulini||Heartbreak Is Over (Oxford Hustlers)|
|88||4||Armin Van Buuren Feat. Laura V||Drowning (Avicii Remix)|
|89||4||Dim Chris Feat. Amanda Wilson||Sometimes (Radio Edit)|
|90||4||The Wanted||Glad You Came (Radio Edit)|
|91||4||Polina Griffith & Miami Kidz||Feeling This Way (Radio Edit)|
|92||4||Serge Devant Ft. Hadley||Dice (Mario Larrea Radio Edit)|
|93||4||Dim Chris Ft. Amanda Wilson||You Found Me (Original Mix)|
|94||4||Daniela||Love Me Enough To Lie (Radio Edit)|
|95||4||Marcus Maison & Will Dragen Ft. Amba Shepherd||Reign (Another Dimension Radio Edit)|
|96||4||Jack Back F. David Guetta Nicky Romero & Sia||Wild One Two (Radio Edit)|
|97||4||Matisse & Sadko Ft. Ollie James||We’re Not Alone (Hi Scandinavia! Radio Edit)|
|98||4||Martin Solveig ft. Kele||Ready 2 Go (Radio Edit)|
|100||4||Emilia De Poret||Weightless|
|Peter Luts Ft. Lynn Larouge “Hands Up” (Radio Edit)|
|Jes “Ghost” (Tydi Radio Edit)|
|Sean Kingston Ft. Cher Lloyd “Rum & Raybans” (Radio Edit)|
|Edvard Viber & Tiff Lacey “Is This Love” (Radio Edit)|
|Nicky Romero & Avicii ” I Could Be The One” (Radio Edit)|
|David Guetta Ft. Sia “She Wolf” (Falling To Pieces) (Radio Edit)|
|Havana Brown “Big Banana” (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
Alright Fusion listeners…. there has been a lot of speculations on where Electric Daisy Carnival will be held in Chicago. Since not all of our listeners are from the Chicago-land area, I wanted to shed some light on the possibilities.
EDC Chicago Tweeted on December 13th that the possibility for the the 2013 event could be Soldier Field (On the Chicago Lake Front), Chicago Land Speedway (50 miles outside the City of Chicago), or Toyota Park (25 Miles outside the City of Chicago). The EDC Chicago twitter feed did say it confirmed the 300,000+ person venue. So lets break down which one of these venues could hold that many people.
*Soldier Field’s Capacity is 61,500 people in the stands, its possible for another 5,000 or so to fit on the field.
*Chicago Land Speedway’s Capacity is $75,000 and sits on 930 acres of land which can hold more than 50,000 cars in its parking lots.
*Toyota Park’s Capacity is 28,000 for concerts, and only has a 6,000 car capacity in its 3 parking lots!
If I had to bet on which venue was going to be hosting the 300,000+ person crowd I would say it has to be Chicago Land Speedway! 75,000 people in the stands, room for 50,000 cars, and don’t forget all of the space on the track level. I guess we will have to wait till January 16th for the final answer to where EDC Chicago will be held.
Check out the Promo video from 2012!
Our resident cutie pie with the voice as light as a feather has some awesome behind the scenes ‘Go Shows’ over on vevo that I thought was pretty interesting. Its always fun to see an artist in a different light.
When I think of Ellie Goulding, I think of ‘Lights’… hot dance beats, some crazy rhythms, and Skrillex. So, I thought it was nice and refreshing to see her singing light and airy at The Standard in LA. check it out!
Here the original song, which I also love… what do you think Fusionites? Do we love it or hate it?
I know its really summer that’s around the corner…. I feel like the fest should be called Summer Awakening instead of SPRING Awakening, but whats in a name right? With chart topping names planned to perform this weekend at Solider Field, that is all Chicago needs to know.
The already large city is about to get even bigger with Skrillex, Afrojack, Flux Pavillion, Moby, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, Diplo, A-Trak and many more coming to take over.
Chicago’s wild party rockin’ DJ duo comprised of Rick Carrico and Derek Berry – better known as Team Bayside High, are taking Chicago’s party scene by storm. Each and every week, they host the infamous Chi-Town dance party, “Rehab Mondays”, which won “America’s Best Party” by readers of tastemaking New York publication Paper Magazine. TBH are known for their high-octane DJ sets filled with an infectious blend of moombahton, electro, dubstep and everything in between. The duo are sure to bring the heat for the hometown crowd at Spring Awakening for a fresh breath of local talent that is not to be missed.
Who else is gearing up for a weekend full of PARTYING!? I know we are!
Chicago is ready for some music festivals, am I right Fusionites? Doesn’t it seem like there are always some great festivals going on everywhere else in the world except the Midwest? Think about it guys, between Cochella, and all the Miami winter music festivals, and Aussie’s Million fests they put on every year… we should get a chance at one too.
Its finally here! Chicago is hosting the Spring Awakening Music Fest this June 16th and 17th at Soldier Field. You’ll hear some amazing bands and dj’s that I cannot wait to tell you about. Check out a little blurb on the fest here…
Chicago is known for a few things: Beer, Brats, the Bears—and, of course, house music. Perhaps those don’t all fit together perfectly, but it does make sense that the first ever, two-day, all EDM festival in Chicago would take place in the legendary home of the Chicago Bears. On June 16 and 17, Soldier Field will play host to Spring Awakening, a massive gathering of dance music featuring some of the top performers and producers from across the world, with names such as Skrillex, Afrojack, Moby, Flux Pavilion, Diplo, Datsik and Dillon Francis all set to throw down in a setting so encapsulating of Midwest experience, Norman Rockwell couldn’t have dreamed it better.
Unlike other big Chicago music festivals, this one doesn’t come with a big Chicago price tag. Two-Day passes are retailing at $119.99, with Single-Day tickets priced at $65.00 There’s also a VIP experience package, with Two-Days for $239.99 and Single-Days for $120.00 Tickets are available through Clubtix.net which, thankfully, means less ticket surcharges than that other ticket site.
Amba Shepherd is the latest triple threat to come out of Sidney Australia! Amba is a singer, songwriter, and producer who is gaining world recognition and success through her songwriting abilities, producing, and voice!
If her name sounds familiar it is! Amba is gracing our Fusion charts at #15 having featured vocals on the Finnish producing duo Marcus Maison & Will Dragens song, “Reign”.
According to Ambas website a few of her credits include writing, producing, and singing on tracks such as Ferry Corstens “Walk On Air ” ft Pierre, and Virtual Riots “Superhuman”. On the subject of her voice, when Amba sings it is soothing almost shy to a point, but when paired with a prog-house beat, her voice can pierce through you having a deep affect on your intake of her lyrics.
Recently Amba has been working in writing sessions with accredited producers, songwriters, and labels such as the OWSLA label which has worked with Skrillex, and talents like Guy Roche who has produced for Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion, Phillipe- Marc Antequil who has worked with Jesse J, Niklas King who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and so on!
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open because there will be more to come from Amba Shepherd in the future! Until then keep listening to Fusion for more hits!