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Billboard Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift Dominates With 'Bad Blood' Video Premiere, 8 Wins
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards was a Taylor Swift affair. The ceremony opened with her much-anticipated futuristic revenge fantasy video for “Bad Blood,” and the night continued to work in her favor. Taylor nabbed eight awards – including Top Artist – and even engaged in some congratulatory PDA
Remembering Ben E . King , Who Sang 'Stand By Me'
The song that was an American original endured the generations with a simple message.
Ben E . King , 'Stand By Me' Singer, Dead at 76
Ben E. King , the singer behind the hit song "Stand By Me," died on Thursday, his booking agent, Randy Irwin, confirmed to ABC News. He was 76 years old. King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, was perhaps best known for his work with the group the Drifters, for whom he wrote and sang
Obama's Health Care Walk Back
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IF YOU LIKE IT, YOU (MAY NOT BE ABLE TO) KEEP IT: Amid a firestorm of criticism, President Obama today walked back his oft-repeated, unambiguous promise that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it,” ABC’s MARY BRUCE...
Weeping for Winston: Boehner Tears Up While Honoring Churchill
House Speaker John Boehner, known for showing his emotions, teared up during a congressional ceremony Wednesday honoring British prime minister — and hero to many — Winston Churchill. Lawmakers of both parties spoke at a ceremony Wednesday morning to dedicate a bust of Churchill in...
Phillip Phillips Is the New 'American Idol'
Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol." After a record 132 million votes cast, Phillips was crowned season 11's newest winner during Wednesday's finale. USA Today writer and critic Brian Mansfield, who predicted "the road to the finale goes through Phillip Phillips; Phillip is the guy to
'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Compete for the 'Idol' Crown
Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips performed for the “American Idol” crown on Tuesday night. The show aired live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were on hand to offer their opinions for the final performances. In...
Playing for Change Founder Travels the World to Promote Peace Through Music
Mark Johnson's Foundation, Playing for Change, Funds Music Schools Across the Globe
Doo Wop Groups of the '50s and '60s Say 'Enough!' to Bogus Bands
The doo wop era of the 1950s and '60s gave us so many memorable songs and famous groups. Like "Charlie Brown" and "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "The Great Pretender" by the Platters, and "Under the Boardwalk" and "On Broadway" by the Drifters. "20/20" attended an
Vampire Weekend’s “Vampire Weekend”
Not since the Strokes seven years ago has New York band garnered such buzz and had the press drooling so much. Vampire Weekend are the real deal and deserve every bit of buzz. These Columbia graduates have a lot in...