The 2013 Billboard Music Awards might be really fun for fun. The nominations were announced earlier today (April 22), and the group will compete in 11 categories, the very same number, funnily enough, as Taylor Swift and Maroon 5. Among the honors the 'We Are Young' hitmakers could walk away with are Top Artist, Top 100 Artist/Group and Top Duo/Group.
Mumford And Sons
Last night (April 21), Canada held its annual JUNO Awards, its version of the Grammys, and Mumford and Sons, Grimes, Metric and Leonard Cohen were among the artists to pick up prizes. It was also a big night for Carly Rae Jepsen -- who bagged Album, Pop Album and Song of the Year -- and Justin Bieber, who didn't show up (he was probably dealing with tigers or gas masks or something) but snagged his third straight Fans' Choice award.
The Cure, Mumford and Sons, the Killers and Nine Inch Nails have been confirmed as headliners for Lollapalooza 2013, which takes place in Chicago's Grant Park on Aug. 2-4. The four monsters of alt-rock top a bill featuring dozens of artists, with Phoenix, New Order, the Postal Service and Vampire Weekend among the other top-tiered acts.
The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as headliners for the 2013 edition of the Glastonbury festival, which is set for the weekend of June 28-30 near Pilton, U.K. The Stones will headline Saturday night, with Arctic Monkeys (Friday) and Mumford and Sons (Sunday) joining them at the top of the bill.
Mumford and Sons may be known for singing "I will wait / I will wait for you" in their ubiquitous smash 'I Will Wait,' but the good news for North American fans of the English neo-folkers is that they won't have to wait to see the band perform live.
The Mumfords have just announced the details of a North American tour that begins on May 21 in Alberta, Canada, and runs along a chunk of West Coast and Southwest through June. Supporting the band on its non-festival dates will be Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets.
How's this for the strange collaboration of the day: Marcus Mumford of folk-rock superstars Mumford and Sons has teamed up with pop giant Justin Timberlake to record the soundtrack for the forthcoming Coen Brothers movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis?' And while that pairing may sound odd, trust us, there's a logical reason for it: In addition to providing music, JT also acts in the flick, appearing alongside Carey Mulligan.
Fresh off last week's major Album of the Year Grammy win, Mumford and Sons snagged the coveted Best British Group trophy last night (Feb. 21) in London at the 2013 Brit Awards, the U.K.'s answer to the Grammys. Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey took home Best International Female honors and Adele won Best British Single for her James Bond theme song 'Skyfall.' The Black Keys (Best International Group), Coldplay (Best Live Act) and Frank Ocean (Best International Male) were among the other major winners at this year's Brit Awards; check out the complete list of winners below.
Mumford and Sons, Paul McCartney, Bjork, Wilco and Tom Petty are among the headliners confirmed for the 2013 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which will take place June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. The lineup was announced today (Feb. 19) during a special hour-long live webcast called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Mega-thon) hosted by none other than “Weird Al” Yankovic.