Buzz Bites (4/23/13): Taylor Swift, Fun. + Maroon 5 Top 2013 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Taylor Swift tops the Billboard Music Awards list!

Taylor Swift received 11 Billboard Music Awards nominations.

Taylor Swift, fun., and Maroon 5 topped the 2013 Billboard Music Award nominations; each received 11 nods. Adele‘s 21, Swift’s RedMumford & Sons‘ Babel, and One Direction‘s Take Me Home and Up All Night are all up for Top Billboard 200 album. (MTV News)

+ Watch behind-the-scenes footage from Demi Lovato‘s “Heart Attack” video. She explains what the black paint represented, the styling, and why she didn’t move around too much while filming. (Idolator)

+ To promote Vampire Weekend‘s live streaming performance from New York’s Roseland Ballroom this Sunday, the band and Steve Buscemi (who’s directing Sunday’s filming) released a funny promo. Watch the clip, which also features NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. (Pitchfork)

Fall Out Boy‘s been telling their “Youngblood Chronicles” story via videos for songs from Save Rock And Roll, and Pete Wentz gave MTV News a sneak peek of what’s next: “[We'll add] some wild animals and stuff getting lit on fire — you know, a basic guide to curing teenage suburban boredom.” (MTV News)

+ Happy 20th anniversary week, Backstreet Boys! Yesterday, to kick off their celebration, the guys received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Also, check out a six-track mashup of songs from their forthcoming album. (Idolator)

+ We’re all guilty of late-night shopping, but French Montana might take the prize for two of the cutest impulse buys ever. “Got so high last night bought 2 baby tigers,” he shared on Instagram with a snap of him holding the cubs. (RapFix)

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