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Taylor Swift, Fun. and Maroon 5 lead the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, while One Direction, Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen will also content in several major categories. See all the finalists for the 2013 BBMAs, which will air live Sunday, May 19 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:

Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” the Jonas Brothers’ “Pom Poms,” or Ariana Grande’s “The Way”? We’re asking YOU to choose pop music’s best new single! Vote here:

Someone asked me the other day, ‘so are you just done with music?’ It means more to me than anybody else in the world. Look I’ve only done two albums in ten years — that’s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean to me. I’m the one that sits and is obsessive about it before you even get to hear it. As close as I get to it, I don’t think I can physically torture myself that much, year in and year out, and expect it to fulfill me the way that it does and the way that it is right now. I don’t wanna put anything out that I don’t love. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it.

Justin Timberlake’s announcement that he is READY to return to music.

(Full story here.)

Today in Billboard History

Dec. 15, 1984

On this date 28 years ago, Madonna notched the second of her record 43 No. 1s on Dance/Club Play Songs with “Like a Virgin.”

Today in Billboard History

Sept. 26, 2009

Madonna scores her 40th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart, as “Celebration” reaches the top. Madge has since upped her record sum to 43, most recently with “Turn Up the Radio” earlier this month.

The latest issue of Billboard magazine features the amazing Christina Aguilera. Get a first look at the cover (stay tuned for the story) and click here to subscribe!

Get a sneak peek at our Carrie Underwood cover — out tomorrow!

Country’s reigning queen reveals her plans for world domination and the secret to her new album (it involves margaritas).

She’s baaaaack… atop the Hot 100. But, Jason Mraz is coming for her.

Full Hot 100 chart story.