The Billboard list documents a top song, artist, and album. In addition, it also tracks how long the song stayed at a certain rank. The higher you go, the better your song and album are doing. Though channels like MTV, VH1, and BET have countdown shows, an artist Billboard rank is more important. This is a reflection of their national success. It is not showcasing how the song or video is doing on a particular network.
Sunday, May 18, 2014, is the Billboard 2014 Music Awards. The Billboard Music Awards is one of the greatest nights for musicians, because this Awards show specifically applies to them. Many of the nominees receive nominations for other awards shows, but it maybe one or two. Essentially, those that attend are sitting waiting to hear their name. Only one can win. If you do not win, you have to sit through the rest of the show waiting for the after party. The artist on this list have a good chance of going home with at least one award. Who are the lucky 10? Let’s find out!
[New Page=10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ]
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore A.K.A. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis caught the nation’s attention with his single “Thrift Shop”. The follow on video was humorous and lyrical. His hard work earned him a spot on the Top 10 List!
[New Page=9. Eminem ]
Hands down, Eminem is one of the greatest lyricist and MCs in the game today. He can evoke a wide range of emotions in his music. His willingness to bear his personal life in his music makes him relatable and a true music icon.
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[New Page=8. Daft Punk ]
8. Daft Punk
Representing electronica is Daft Punk. I don’t care how old “One More Time” is. I love the music video and the song. They showed the world that they are not done. They can still produce awesome dance, electronica, and house music.
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[New Page=7. Robin Thicke ]
7. Robin Thicke
The smooth R&B artist, Robin Thicke, made it on this list for many reasons. His single “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell and T.I. was destined to succeed. All three artists are great in their own right. Plus, the risqué video helped. Plus, his sensual voice will make anything sound good.
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Seems like the 10s is all about the DJs. This year Avicci has secured multiple nominations. It takes true skill to remix music in a way that keeps the party going. Don’t believe me? Have you heard a terrible mix before? If so, that person did not know what they were doing.
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[New Page=5. Lorde ]
Born and raised in New Zeland, Lorde is our half way mark. She performed Royals at the 56th Grammy Awards and her single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” featured in The Hunger Games Catching Fire.
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[New Page=4. Justin Timberlake]
4. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience had hit after hit. “Suit & Tie” celebrated the gentleman. Plus, Jay-Z verse gave it a little something extra. Along with this smooth jazz beat, he also touched on classic JT heart wrenching songs that played on radios and countdowns for weeks. This gentleman will definitely bring some awards home.
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[New Page=3. Katy Perry ]
3. Katy Perry
The artist that almost did not become a pop star is Katy Perry. Try after try after try, left her feeling discouraged. Fortunately for us, Katy Perry made it. She is one of those artists that constantly have successful singles on the charts. Top hits guarantee an excellent album.
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[New Page=2. Imagine Dragons ]
2. Imagine Dragons
Don’t know who Imagine Dragons is? If you have seen Iron Man 3 or The Hunger Games Catching Fire, you have heard them before. The Alternative Rock band was founded in 2008. They are from Las Vegas, and 2013 was their year. Let’s be honest, films are nothing without music. Music helps move the story along. To be able to land a track on a summer and winter blockbuster is impressive.
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[New Page=1. Miley Cyrus ]
1. Miley Cyrus
Love her or hate her, she’s just being Miley. Miley Cyrus controversial social life, award show performances, and fashion sense has kept her in the lime light. Though many people criticize her, she is respected by the artist and producers she works with.
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