Billboard Music Awards

Apr
9
Justin Timberlake, Eminem, & Beyoncé Among Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Justin Timberlake

The nominations for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards have been announced.

Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead all artists in 12 of the 40 categories followed by Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with 11, 10, and eight nominations.

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May
19
Prince Performs ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ at Billboard Music Awards

Prince

Music royalty blessed the stage at the Billboard Music Awards. From Madonna to Celine Dion, the three-hour show was full of superstars including the one-and-only Prince. Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe honored the legendary performer with the Icon Award before he closed with his classic “Let’s Go Crazy.”

“He’s a visionary. He breaks new ground,” said Janelle, while Erykah added, “Fearless, individual, creative, controversial.”

The Purple One rocked the mic and the guitar while jamming with his all-female band. Bow in the presence of greatness.

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May
19
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Perform ‘High School’ at Billboard Music Awards

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Ass, ass, ass. Nicki Minaj showed off her most famous asset during her booty-ful performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. The voluptuous rap diva, who won three awards including Top Rap Album, took the stage to perform her single “High School” with Lil Wayne. She even gave Weezy a lap dance that left a priceless expression on his face.

The Young Money boss summed it up best. “All that ass,” he said.

Watch Nicki twerk it for Weezy F. Baby.

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May
19
will.i.am and Justin Bieber Perform ‘#thatPOWER’ at Billboard Music Awards

will.i.am

After performing solo earlier in the evening, Justin Bieber took the stage with will.i.am to perform “#thatPOWER.” The Black Eyed Peas frontman delivered a futuristic set complete with synchronized dance moves.

“we killed it bro. Love u man. #thatpower,” Bieber told will.

will.i.am presented the Top Touring Artist to Madonna, while the Biebs scored three awards including the Milestone Award.

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May
19
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Perform ‘Live It Up’ at Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez knows how to put on a show. After killing it at the “American Idol” finale, the sexy superstar fired up the stage at the Billboard Music Awards. She performed her RedOne-produced single “Live It Up” with Pitbull and her dancers, wearing the same red number from the music video. Watch her show-stopping set below.

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May
19
Miguel Lands on Fan During Billboard Music Awards Performance

Miguel

Miguel brought his smooth moves to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Dressed in a crisp white suit, the R&B crooner performed his hit single “Adorn.”

But the performance took a turn for the worse. While trying to jump across the stage, he landed on top of a female fan. But he kept it moving, finishing out the performance.

Not to worry, the girl was OK and was seen backstage doing an interview with Miguel.

“got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay,” he later tweeted.

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May
19
Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Perform ‘Feel This Moment’ at Billboard Music Awards

Pitbull and Christina Aguilera

Pitbull and Christina Aguilera blew the roof off the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with an electrifying performance of “Feel This Moment” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

Following an intro from his tourmate Ke$ha, Mr. 305 had the crowd dancing along as Xtina showed off her powerful pipes. The duo closed by bringing out A-ha’s Morten Harket to perform the band’s ’80s hit “Take on Me,” which they sampled.

Watch them light up the stage below.

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