#BBMAs: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WINS 7 AWARDS AT THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Justin Timberlake was the big Winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this evening, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena! The R&B Crooner took home a whopping seven trophies, including wins for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Male Artist (Female went to Katy Perry), Top Billboard 200 Album for The 20/20 Experience and more! Timberlake, like Perry, had accepted his Awards via satellite.
Following behind closely were Rock Outfit Imagine Dragons, who are slated to visit Toronto next month for the MuchMusic Video Awards. The Quartet won Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Duo/Group and Top Rock Artist.
Controversial Hit Blurred Lines earned Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. a total four Billboard Music Awards tonight including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song and Top R&B Song.
Country Star and former American Idol was awarded the Milestone Award, while Multimedia Empire Jennifer Lopez was given the important Icon Award, on-hand to accept the honour with a heart-felt speech.
Many tonight were talking about Michael Jackson‘s resurrection in Hologram form, performing new posthumous Single, Slave to the Rhyhtm. The surprise struck a chord with Audience members, some seen tearing-up.
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Miley Cyrus also turned a few heads paying homage to The Beatles with a Cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds:
Complete List of Winners here.
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#BBMAS: TAYLOR SWIFT WINS TOP HONOURS AT 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards were held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand tonight and winning top honours tonight was Taylor Swift with a total eight awards including Top Artist and Billboard Hot 200 Album with her Disc, Red. Poking fun at herself, Swift accepted her Award, stating, “you’re the longest and best relationship I’ve ever had!”.
Not to be outshone, Rihanna and Gotye both picked-up four awards each – the former doing extremely well in the R&B Categories winning Top Album, Song and Artist, while also nabbing Top Radio Songs Artist. Gotye was victorious in the categories: Hot 100 Song, Rock Song, Radio Song and Streaming Song (Audio) based on the strength of his Smash with Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know.
Two Pop Legends were honoured also in Prince and Madonna. The former not only performing tonight a Medley which included Let’s Go Crazy, received the Icon Award for his lasting career which has seen ten Diamond Albums and 30 Top 40 Hits. The latter, whom we spotted in New York City last week at the Met Gala, won Top Touring Artist for her MDNA Tour.
Canada’s Carly Rae Jepsen even was recognized with the Award for Top Digital Song with Call Me Maybe.
Although the evening was highlighted by some dazzling performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pitbull, it was Miguel who stirred-up the most controversy apparently kicking two female Fans when crowdsurfing into the audience during his performance of Adorn.
Click here for a complete list of Winners.
More amazing Photos over at Zimbio!
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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SELLS 968K COPIES OF “THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE”
Amazing! If there was any doubt Justin Timberlake‘s back and bigger than ever, his The 20/20 Experience shakes-up the Music Industry, proving that when a Record Label wants to invest in an Album, Consumers will buy. And buy they did!
The slickly-packaged Disc released just last Tuesday has sold over 968k copies in its debut, placing at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 Chart and even more impressively, he did it without gimmicks like an array of Special Editions. Target had an Exclusive Edition, but even that Retailer was number two to iTunes in sales.
In contrast to his previous two Solo Efforts, 2002’s Justified sold 439k copies in his first week and 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds sold 684k copies.
Although impressive, Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience still doesn’t surpass Taylor Swift‘s Red, which sold 1.2 million its first week – last year’s biggest debut, eventually going on to sell 3.1 million copies.
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