Billboard Award Winners and Red Carpet Fashions – it was a brilliant night for Justin Timberlake on Sunday as he picked up an incredible 7 Billboard Awards.
His new album has proved quite the comeback piece as The 20/20 Experience took the prestigious Billboard 200 Album prize beating other nominees Beyonce, Drake, Luke Bryan and Eminem.
As far as the Billboard Top Artist goes Justin had to beat off competition from Mley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.
Imagine Dragons were also multiple award winners taking home the award for Top Duo/Group and the Billboard Top 100 Artist as well as 3 other awards. The Las Vegas based group have just got bigger and bigger over the last couple of years with Billboard naming them the Breakout Band of 2013.
One of the night’s most memorable moments featured a hologram performance from the late Michael Jackson. The audience was visibly shocked as the King of Pop performed his new single Slave To The Rhythm right in front of them, with many of his trademark moves such as the moonwalk appearing as part of the routine.
Another popular performer was Shakira who wore a very revealing sparkly see-through stage outfit to perform her song Empire.
The strong live performances together with the hype surrounding the MJ hologram may well have been responsible for the show’s strong showing in the US tv ratings this weekend. The awards show had its biggest viewing numbers for some 13 years and the show helped ABC win Sunday’s ratings competition.
The red carpet saw plenty of action with one of the biggest surprises coming from Kelly Rowland who wore a very revealing top that struggled to contain her cleavage. Another singer in danger of a an awards event wardrobe malfunction was Kesha who looked very elegant in a mermaid style gown although at one point she had to push her boobs back into the top of the gown as they were in danger of making a bid for freedom.
Here are the night’s main award winners followed by a gallery of some of the evening’s red carpet fashions:
- Top Artist – Justin Timberlake
- Top New Artist – Lorde
- Top Male Artist – Justin Timberlake
- Top Female Artist – Katy Perry
- Top Duo or 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 Billboard 200 Album – Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience
- Top Hot 100 Song – Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell