Justin Timberlake sweeps Billboard Awards
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.
“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