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Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. 

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. 

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. 

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. 

RPT-Madonna crowned top music earner in 2012 due to world tour

(Repeats, adding link to Billboard) Feb 22 (Reuters) - Madonna was named the biggest money maker in music in 2012 on Friday, with a world tour helping her take home up to $34.6 million and highlighting the earning power of live performances as the industry increasingly goes digital. The 54-year-old Material Girl topped Billboard Magazine's annual list of 40 top money makers for the second time after earning an estimated $32 million - 93.5 percent of her revenue - from her 88-date "MDNA" tour, 2012's biggest tour.

Madonna crowned top music earner in 2012 due to world tour

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Madonna was named the biggest money maker in music in 2012 on Friday, with a world tour helping her take home up to $34.6 million and highlighting the earning power of live performances as the industry increasingly goes digital. The 54-year-old Material Girl topped Billboard Magazine's annual list of 40 top money makers for the second time after earning an estimated $32 million - 93.5 percent of her revenue - from her 88-date "MDNA" tour, 2012's biggest tour.

CORRECTED-Taylor Swift's 'Red' holds down top spot on Billboard chart

(Corrects Swift's total number of albums to four from three in 3rd paragraph) LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift's "Red" finished 2012 atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Thursday, claiming the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. It was the album's seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart as post-holiday digital sales accounted for more than half of its 241,000 units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
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