Buzz Bites (5/21/12): Taylor Swift, Adele, Justin Bieber And Katy Perry Among Billboard Music Awards Winners

Taylor Swift receives Billboard’s Woman Of The Year Award.

+ Last night’s Billboard Music Awards were a star-studded affair. Among the winners were Taylor Swift, who received the Woman Of The Year Award. Plus, Adele won 12 awards (!!!), Katy Perry received the Spotlight Award and Justin Bieber nabbed the Top Social Artist Award. (MTV News)

+ While the Billboard Music Awards were celebratory (including an Icon Award for Stevie Wonder), Whitney Houston, Beastie Boys‘ Adam Yauch and Donna Summer were also remembered with songs. Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, accepted her mom’s Millennium Award. (MTV News)

+ Bee GeesRobin Gibb passed away yesterday, succumbing to his long battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. (MTV News)

+ Mick Jagger‘s “Saturday Night Live” performances featured extra star power from the likes of Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck. Peep highlights from the show. (Billboard)

+ Regina Spektor will release her first new studio album in three years, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. While the album drops May 29, you can stream it in advance now. (NPR)

+ So is U2‘s Bono the richest musician on the planet? With the ducats he and his partners in Elevation Partners earned from the Facebook IPO, it’s possible. Although according to Bono, “Contrary to reports, I’m not a billionaire or going to be richer than any Beatle.” (Billboard)

+ Need a soft landing for the beginning of another workweek? Chill out to the gorgeous strains of Sigur Rós‘ Valtari in advance of its May 29 release date. (NPR)

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