Billboard Music Awards

May
19
Billboard Music Awards 2013: Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj

The Billboard Music Awards returned to Las Vegas on Sunday with performances from Prince, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and more. Before the show, the celebs showed out on the blue carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Despite the scorching temps, many stars including Chris Brown, Miguel, Ke$ha, and Ed Sheeran opted for black.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose left baby Sebastian back home and hit up Sin City for the night. Jennifer Lopez shimmered in gold, Kelly Rowland sparkled in silver, and Top Rap Artist winner Nicki Minaj was red hot in a floor-length gown.

See more photos from the arrivals below.

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Apr
22
Rihanna Scores 10 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Rihanna

Rihanna continues to dominate the charts and awards shows. The pop princess has received 10 nominations at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

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May
21
Wiz Khalifa Has the Best Night of His Life

Wiz Khalifa and Bobbi Kristina

Not only did he win his first major award for Top New Artist, Wiz Khalifa also made some new friends at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. The Taylor Gang leader and his fiancée Amber Rose mingled with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina (“Bobbi Kris Is Such A Sweetheart”), Taylor Swift (“Me N Taylor Gang”), Justin Bieber, Mike Tyson, LMFAO’s SkyBlu, and Whoopi Goldberg backstage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“Best Night Of My Life So Far,” tweeted Wiz. “Im Trippin Off All The People I Hugged.”

Check out photos from his celebratory night below.

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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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