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Friday 20 April 2018

Justin Timberlake sweeps Billboard Awards

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake swept the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night.

The pop star scooped a total of seven gongs at the prize-giving, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

JT scored top prizes including top male artist and top artist, a category which saw him compete against Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.

Imagine Dragons was also a big winner, scoring a total of five awards, including Top Duo/Group and Top 100 Artist.

Pharrell, T.I. and Robin Thicke each trailed with four prizes each, sharing awards for Top Digital Song, Top Hot 100 Song and Top Radio Song for their chart-topping track Blurred Lines.

Taking the stage to claim the award for Top Hot 100 Song, Robin paid tribute to his estranged wife Paula Patton, three months after the couple announced their split.

Choreographer Casper Smart and singer Jennifer Lopez attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Choreographer Casper Smart and singer Jennifer Lopez attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singers Carrie Underwood (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Kelly Rowland attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Kesha attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Shakira (R) and soccer player Gerard Pique attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Rapper Wiz Khalifa (L) and model Amber Rose attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Model Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Musician Fred Durst attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Natasha Bedingfield attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Kylie Jenner attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Cher Lloyd attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Model Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Nicki Minaj attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Actress Sarah Hyland attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Model Christine Teigen attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Model Christine Teigen (L) and musician John Legend attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Singer Carrie Underwood attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

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

Jennifer Lopez was also a big winner of the evening. The star was presented with the prestigious Icon Award, making her the first woman and first Latina in Billboard’s history to receive it.

The pop diva also gave a live performance of her new single, First Love, as well as the new FIFA World Cup anthem, We Are One (Ole Ola), alongside Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

Other performers included Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande, One Republic, Miley Cyrus and Flaming Dragons and Michael Jackson, who appeared via hologram for a posthumous rendition of A Slave to the Rhythm, from the late star’s new album, Xscape.

A full list of winners from the 2014 Billboard Music Awards is as follows:

Top Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist: Lorde

Top Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist: Katy Perry

Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist: Imagine Dragons

Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist: Bon Jovi

Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist: Miley Cyrus

Top R&B Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist: Eminem

Top Country Artist: Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Artist: Marc Anthony

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Daft Punk

Top Christian Artist: Chris Tomlin

Top Billboard 200 Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Top R&B Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Top Rap Album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Top Country Album: Luke Bryan, Crash My Party

Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Night Visions

Top Latin Album: Marc Anthony, 3.0

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II

Top Hot 100 Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell, Blurred Lines

Top Digital Song: Robin Thicke, Featuring T.I. & Pharrell. Blurred Lines

Top Radio Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell, Blurred Lines

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Imagine Dragons, Radioactive

Top Streaming Song (Video): Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball

Top R&B Song: Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell, Blurred Lines

Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us

Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, Cruise

Top Rock Song: Lorde, Royals

Top Latin Song: Marc Anthony, Vivir Mi Vida

Top Dance/Electronic Song: Avicii, Wake Me Up!

Top Christian Song: Matthew West, Hello, My Name Is

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