Who took home the coveted Billboard Music Awards at this year’s event held earlier tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada? We have a complete list!

The ceremony included live performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Brown, Katy Perry, CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, and Nelly Furtado.

Spotlight Award
Katy Perry

Woman of the Year
Taylor Swift

Top Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Adele

Top New Artist:
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top Touring Artist:
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Streaming Artist:
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

Top Digital Media Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist:
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Alternative Artist:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Top Dance Artist:
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

ALBUMS AWARDS:

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele – 21
Michael Buble – Christmas
Drake – Take Care
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

Top Pop Album:
Adele – 19
Adele – 21
Michael Buble – Christmas
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce – 4
Mary J. Blige – My Life II …The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
Jennifer Hudson – I Remember Me
Rihanna – Talk That Talk

Top Rap Album:
Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel
Drake – Take Care
Jay Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
The Band Perry – The Band Perry
Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
Lady Antebellum – We Own The Night
Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day

Top Rock Album:
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Foo Figthers – Wasting Light
Foster The People – Torches
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Nickelback – Here And Now

Top Alternative Album:
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Foo Figthers – Wasting Light
Foster The People – Torches
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Nickelback – Here And Now

Top Latin Album:
Camila – Dejarte De Amar
Cristian Castro – Viva El Principe
Mana – Drama Y Luz
Prince Royce – Prince Royce
Romeo Santos – Formula: Vol. 1

Top Dance Album:
David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lady Gaga – The Fame
LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking
Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns – Come To The Well
Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears
Skillet – Awake
Laura Story – Blessings
Various Artists – Wow Hits 2012

SONG AWARDS:

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”

Top Digital Song:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”

Top Radio Song:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
David Guetta Feat. Usher – “Without You”
Lil Wayne – “How To Love”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Adele – “Someone Like You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

Top Pop Song:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Feat, Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown – “She Ain’t You”
Cee Lo Green – “Fk You (Forget You)
Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent – “Down On Me”
Miguel – “Sure Thing”
Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne – “Motivation”

Top Rap Song:
Flo Rida – “Good Feeling”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

Top Country Song:
Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan – “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band – “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum – “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton – “Honey Bee”

Top Rock Song:
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Adele – “Someone Like You”
Coldplay – “Paradise”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Top Alternative Song:
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
AWOLNATION – “Sail”
Coldplay – “Paradise”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Top Latin Song:
Don Omar & Lucenzo – “Danza Kuduro”
Don Omar – “Taboo”
Pitbull – “Bon Bon”
Prince Royce – “Corazon Sin Cara”
Romeo Santos Feat. Usher – “Promise”

Top Dance Song:
Dev – “In The Dark”
David Guetta Feat. Usher – “Without You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Britney Spears – “‘Til The World Ends”

Top Christian Song:
Casting Crowns – “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”
Jamie Grace Feat. TobyMac – “Hold Me”
Mandisa – “Stronger”
Laura Story – “Blessings”
Matthew West – “Strong Enough”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews from theater critics are glowing, so when the hell can Americans get a chance to see the play in New York?

With just days to go until The Cursed Child script book is released around the world, The New York Post’s theater reporter has spoken to sources who say the play will be coming to Broadway sooner rather than later. Producers are currently holding discussions to bring the play to NY as early as 2017.

They haven’t yet announced a Broadway engagement for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” but New York theater people say it’s only a matter of time. Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.

The idea of The Cursed Child hitting Broadway so soon (“next season” could mean around May 2017) will come as a relief to American Harry Potter fans who would rather not travel overseas to see “the eighth story” (though it’s a little more affordable to do so right now thanks to #Brexit). It also speaks to this important fact: It’s important to see The Cursed Child rather than reading it.

If the show does go to Toronto first as The New York Post suggests it might, a trip to Canada would also be easier for Americans. Sorry, people who don’t live in North America.

This writer saw the play in June and absolutely loved the characters and magic happening on stage. But the story is… not the best. I’m very eager to see what fans, myself included, think of the story after reading the script book this weekend.

For her part, Rowling has promised that fans around the world will get to see the play. Only time will tell if she’s hinting at a movie or a world tour:

If ‘Cursed Child’ comes to Broadway next year, will you try to see it ASAP?

The West End production currently has dates running into May 2017, but additional dates are expected to go on sale in early August.

Barnes & Noble has announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is already a gigantic hit. In fact, it’s the most pre-ordered book since Deathly Hallows.

It’s been 9 years since J.K. Rowling publsihed Deathly Hallows in the summer of 2007, but Harry Potter fans are evidently still eager for more stories from the Wizarding World. In a press release on Monday, the biggest book chain in the United States revealed that they haven’t seen pre-orders this huge since the last Harry Potter book.

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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is Barnes & Noble’s most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and we expect it to be our biggest selling book of the year,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble in a press release. “To guarantee that our customers get the new Harry Potter book as quickly as possible, Barnes & Noble is the only national retailer that’s guaranteeing delivery of the book on August 1, for both online and ship-to-home pre-orders placed by noon ET on Friday, July 29. Our booksellers are also preparing to host big crowds for our signature Midnight Magic parties on July 30.”

If you’ve passed by a brick and mortar Barnes & Noble in the past few months you’ve probably seen the heavy promotion they’ve been doing. Headers that state “HARRY POTTER IS BACK” will clearly entice people to pre-order.


HARRY POTTER IS BACK! (Spotted at a Barnes & Noble) #harrypotterforever #harrypotter

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In a report from the Wall Street Journal earlier this month we learned that Scholastic was printing 4.5 million copies of “the eighth story” for the United States and Canada. This is a far cry from the 12 million printed for Deathly Hallows, but still a very large print run for a book in modern times. (Also worth noting: Many readers have switched to eBooks in the years since Deathly Hallows.)

It’s nice to see that Harry Potter fans haven’t lost their interest in the series. Perhaps the success will inspire J.K. Rowling to continue writing within Harry’s world?

The book has also been a huge success on Amazon. The Cursed Child has sat at the top of the online retailer’s bestseller list for months.

Hypable will have lots of coverage surrounding The Cursed Child once it’s released this weekend. Stay tuned! AHHHH!

Sherlock finally made it to Hall H at Comic-Con and the creative team brought a few surprises. Steven Moffatt, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, and Benedict Cumberbatch were on hand to the thrill of fans.

Benedict Cumberbatch and crew definitely know how to work a crowd. Here are the top highlights of the panel that played to a crowd of thousands.

1. Season 4

They are currently two weeks from finishing Sherlock season 4. Cumberbatch said that “a lot comes home to roost this season… it’s ballsy.”

They have 26 pages to film this Tuesday. Cumberbatch states that the monologues are very challenging and take a lot of work.

As for actors’ favorite lines this season:

Gatiss: “Sherlock.”

Abington: Not a line but a beckoning gesture.

Cumberbatch: Can’t say.

Key names for next season (change from doing key words):

  • Moffat: Smith
  • Gatiss: Thatcher
  • Vertue: Sherinford

2. Keeping the show fresh

By not making as many episodes, the creators feel they actually keep the quality. They joked that under normal standards they’ve actually made about half a season of a standard TV show, or 13 episodes.

There are no plans for any other Victorian Era shows. Moffat feels that it would be less interesting if the mind palace returned there.

3. Learning curves and drugs

Gatiss stated that with 90-minute episodes you “really have to put [Sherlock and Watson] through the ringer.” Moffat added that because of this, Watson has to evolve. Watson can’t keep being amazed by Sherlock. As for Sherlock, “he can’t be the weird scary amoral man we met in the first episode… geniuses learn… he has to learn.”

Sherlock’s drug addiction comes back when he is not working. It’s hinted that the addiction will be a bigger issue this season than in the past.

4. The coat and the hair

There is apparently a big debate every year over changing the iconic coat. Sue Vertue wants to change it, and Steven Moffat wants to keep it. Benedict Cumberbatch dove into the debate stating, “I’m quite hung up on the coat…. but sometimes it has to come off.” The audience reaction was predictable.

Cumberbatch joked that he loved playing Sherlock in the Victorian era because of the slicked back hair. In the modern era it takes forever for his hair to get done. On a serious note, he loved the more straight-laced, clipped version of Sherlock.

5. First ‘Sherlock’ season 4 trailer

The teaser trailer featured this phrase over and over: “Something’s coming. It may be Moriarity, maybe not.” Literally every character we know and love looks like they are scared, angry, or worried on an epic scale.

One of the best moments is Mrs. Hudson saying with supreme venom to Mycroft, “Get out of my house you reptile.” Watch below:

6. Improv and family

There is actually, according to Cumberbatch, very little improvisation on set. It’s about how to do what’s there, and not messing with the script. He firmly believes that what is there is what is needed for the show.

Cumberbatch genuinely loves having his mom and dad play his TV mom and dad. Every now and then he can see his mother struggle to call him “Sherlock” and not “Ben.”

7. Mary in the know

Abbington didn’t know she was an assassin until well into the last season. When she found out, she told partner Martin Freeman, “My God, [the fans] are going to hate me.” Despite this, she loves the flawed characters of the series.

8. When will the series return?

No date was given for either the BBC release date or the PBS release date. We only know that it will premiere in 2017.

9. The dog photo

According to Cumberbatch the dog (depicted above) was a nightmare. “The dog wouldn’t fucking move,” he said. The companion was supposed to drag Sherlock all over London, but the dog didn’t like people, concrete, crowds… really anything about an urban setting.

Moffat and Gatiss resorted to writing a new scene on the spot to account for the lack of the dog’s interest in roaming. According to Gatiss all it did was drool on the concrete.

10. Future seasons?

Touching on the future of the series, Moffat stated, “Why is everybody assuming they survive season 4?” Gatiss joked, “We’re skipping season 5 and doing season 6.”

Moffat clarified that — contrary to recent reports — he never said that this season would be the last one (He’s right: All he said was the schedules of Cumberbatch and Freeman are only getting more difficult to work with). Gatiss added that they want to do more seasons, and they hope that they are able to.

Sherlock will be back in 2017. What do you think of the first season 4 trailer?