Awards

May
18
Jennifer Lopez Receives Icon Award, Performs at Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez

From the block to the Billboard Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez became the fourth artist and first woman to receive the Icon Award at Sunday’s annual ceremony in Las Vegas. Iggy Azalea and Ricky Martin introduced the international superstar, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Her peers including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and Taylor Swift paid tribute to her in a video montage before J.Lo took the stage in a shimmery bodysuit to perform her new single “First Love” off her upcoming album A.K.A.

An overwhelmed J.Lo thanked her family including her mother and sister, who were both in the audience. She also shared some encouraging words for the young kids at home watching.

“Have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible,” she said. “You never know where you might end up.”

Watch J.Lo make BBMA history below.

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May
18
Robin Thicke Debuts ‘Get Her Back’ at Billboard Music Awards

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is doing whatever it takes to win back the love of his life. The R&B crooner debuted his new song “Get Her Back,” dedicated to estranged wife Paula Patton, at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Rocking a new short haircut, he performed the stripped-down song with its personal lyrics.

“I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life / I gotta get her, go get her, go get her, go get her tonight,” he sings.

He also won the award for Top R&B Song for “Blurred Lines,” and took the opportunity to thank his wife of nine years.

“Most importantly, I’d like to thank my wife for all the love and support, and for putting up with me all these years,” he said.

Watch Thicke’s touching tribute below.

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May
18
John Legend Performs at Billboard Music Awards

John Legend

Armed with the No. 1 single in the country, John Legend took the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards for a medley of his Love in the Future cuts.

Following an introduction from his wife Chrissy Teigen, the R&B crooner serenaded the crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena with his piano ballad “All of Me” and new single “You & I (Nobody in the World),” which he recently shot a video for.

Swoon over his smooth set below.

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May
18
Jason Derulo Performs with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz at Billboard Music Awards

2 Chainz and Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo called on two of hip-hop’s biggest stars for his dance-heavy set at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

Following an introduction from his girlfriend Jordin Sparks, the pop heartthrob performed his new single “Wiggle” with some help from Snoop Dogg. He also brought out 2 Chainz, clad in a Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket, for their smash “Talk Dirty.”

Watch Jason and friends deliver thrills in Las Vegas.

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May
18
Billboard Music Awards 2014: Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj

Viva Las Vegas. The stars flocked to the desert for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.

Nicki Minaj stunned in a black cut-out Alexander McQueen dress, while fellow rap diva Iggy Azalea stepped out with her NBA star boyfriend Nick Young.

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks were an adorable pair, but Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose took the award for most stylish couple.

Icon Award recipient Jennifer Lopez wowed in a flowy red DKNY dress while posing for pics with her man Casper Smart.

Kelly Rowland was not shy to show off her cleavage and her sparkly new wedding ring for the first time since getting married last weekend in Costa Rica.

Fresh from his “SNL” appearance, 2 Chainz kept cool in all white, while Ludacris looked sharp in a navy blue suit as he prepared for his hosting duties.

See more of the red carpet fashions below.

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May
18
Michael Jackson Hologram Performs at Billboard Music Awards

Michael Jackson

The king lives on. Five years after his death, Michael Jackson was resurrected at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The King of Pop appeared as a hologram to perform the Timbaland-produced “Slave to the Rhythm” off his posthumous album Xscape, which was released last week. Much like Tupac at Coachella, the digital creation was eerily lifelike, dancing its way across the stage.

The controversial performance drew a mixed response on Twitter. Some were impressed, while others were skeptical. “Dat was mike?” said Nicki Minaj.

Watch the MJ moment that had everyone talking.

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May
18
Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea shared the stage for a mash-up performance at Sunday’s 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Joined by the University of Las Vegas cheerleading squad, the Aussie rapper kicked things off with a Clueless-inspired performance of her hit “Fancy” with Charli XCX.

Decked out in black and white, Ariana followed with her mod-themed set for “Problem,” on which Iggy joined her for the second time following Wango Tango last weekend.

They received praise from their peers including Kelly Rowland, who wrote, “Ariana & Iggy are killing it! Get it ladies!”

See the femme fatales work the stage.

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