Buzz Bites (4/4/13): Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, + More Will Perform At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miguel to perform Billboard Music Awards; The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha are making an album + Norwegian Beliebers excused from class for his shows in today's Buzz Bites

Taylor Swift is among the artists who will perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on May 19.

+ Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Miguel will perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, airing May 19. Each of them are nominated for the fan-voted Milestone Award. Prince, who will receive the Billboard Icon Award, is also performing. (Billboard)

+ The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha are collaborating again, this time for a full album. The Lips’ Wayne Coyne revealed the album name, Lip$ha, during a Reddit AMA session. “She’s funny, she’s humble. She’s badass. She’s everything. She’s awesome,” he wrote. #cosign. (Pitchfork)

+ No need to call in sick to class with Bieber Fever in Norway. Five Norwegian schools rescheduled midterm exams so that students could attend Justin Bieber’s Oslo concerts on April 16 and 17. (E!)

+ Watch the teaser for Rihanna‘s FOX TV special, “Rihanna 777,” which airs May 6. The special will chronicle the world promo tour Rihanna took with 256 fans and journalists traveling together in a Boeing 777. “One woman takes on the world,” reads the commercial’s tagline. (Rap-Up)

+ In Vogue U.K.’s cover story this month, Beyoncé said, “But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are?” she said. #feministisapostiveword #GoBey! (MTV News)

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