Awards

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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May
18
Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez Perform ‘We Are One’ at Billboard Music Awards

J.Lo and Pitbull

Dale! Pitbull brought Rio to Las Vegas for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.

The Miami rapper opened the show with a Carnival-themed performance of the official FIFA World Cup Song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with some help from Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Cláudia Leitte.

On June 12, they will perform the song at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Watch them kick off the show with a bang.

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May
15
Robin Thicke to Debut Song for Paula Patton at Billboard Music Awards

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is taking to national TV to get back his wife. The “Blurred Lines” crooner has penned a song about Paula Patton and plans to debut it live at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards.

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May
14
Ludacris to Host Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris

The Billboard Music Awards are about to get Ludacris. The rapper-turned-actor will preside as host of this weekend’s show.

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May
14
Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Drake Lead BET Awards 2014 Nominations

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Drake lead the nominations for the BET Awards 2014.

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