Billboard Music Awards

May
21
Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder

The Billboard Music Awards brought some soul to Sin City on Sunday. Alicia Keys joined her idol Stevie Wonder on stage for a medley of hits including “Higher Ground,” “Overjoyed,” and “Superstitious,” before presenting the Billboard Icon Award to him.

“He inspired me to reach for higher places on the piano and within myself,” said the R&B songstress. “Thank you for bringing our world so much wonder, thank you for bringing us so much joy, thank you for bringing us so much soul.”

Wonder, who recently turned 62, asked his duet partner to sing “Empire State of Mind” to him for his birthday and called for peace and love. “We can change the world by being as one,” he said.

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May
20
Goodie Mob Pays Tribute to the Beastie Boys at Billboard Music Awards

Cee Lo and Goodie Mob

Cee Lo Green and his Goodie Mob bandmates united at the Billboard Music Awards to perform their empowering anthem “Fight to Win.” Dressed in all white, the hip-hop group also paid homage to the Beastie Boys with a cover of “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).” Watch them celebrate the life of Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away from cancer earlier this month.

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May
20
Nelly Furtado Performs ‘Big Hoops’ at Billboard Music Awards

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado proved that bigger is better with her performance of “Big Hoops” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. The Canadian songstress, sporting red spectacles, rocked the stage with her band, world champion Native American hoop dancer Tony Duncan, and stilt walkers. Watch her super-sized set below.

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May
20
Jordin Sparks and John Legend Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Billboard Music Awards

Bobbi Kristina

There was hardly a dry eye in the house as the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the iconic Whitney Houston at Sunday’s show. Following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend performed “The Greatest Love of All” and Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks wowed with her cover of “I Will Always Love You.” Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was present to accept the Millennium Award on behalf of her legendary mother.

“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all, not just from when it was good, but when it was bad, to just everything,” said the 19-year-old. “Thank you so much for showing that much love ’cause she deserved it. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever.”

Watch the touching tribute below.

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May
20
Justin Bieber Performs ‘Boyfriend’ at Billboard Music Awards

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber stormed the stage at the Billboard Music Awards with his Believe single “Boyfriend.” The teen sensation performed the Mike Posner-produced song with a troupe of dancers, showing off his fancy footwork during a dance break. Swaggie!

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May
20
Usher Performs ‘Scream’ at Billboard Music Awards

Usher

Usher worked his magic with a slick set at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Channeling Gene Kelly, the dapper singer performed his pop single “Scream” with a lady in red, who he transformed into a look-alike. Watch them thrill with their synchronized moves.

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May
20
2012 Billboard Music Awards: Arrivals

Usher

Usher electrified in a blue suit while arriving at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday. Alicia Keys flaunted her curves in a hip-hugging dress, a curly-haired Brandy glowed in the desert sun, Nelly Furtado was head to toe in white, and Best New Artist winner Wiz Khalifa coupled up with fiancée Amber Rose.

Check out 27 photos from the white carpet including Monica, Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber, Miguel, and John Legend.

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