Opened and closed by Icon Award recipient Jennifer Lopez, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was an absolute success with music’s biggest stars in attendance. Justin Timberlake went home as this year’s big winner with seven trophies including Top Male Artist and Top Artist award.
The only woman to ever receive the Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez joined the ranks of Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond and Prince in the honorary group of music icons. The “American Idol” judge performed the official anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup song “We Are One” with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, and closed the night’s ceremony with her speech as she received her award.
"All you little ones sitting on the living room floor, have faith, dream big, think big," said Lopez during her acceptance speech posted on E! Online. "And know that anything is possible, you never know where you might end up."
Imagine Dragons took home five awards out of 12 nominations, while Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T. I. scored four trophies each. New Zealand-born singer Lorde took home the Top New Artist award beating new comers including Bastille, Capital Cities, Ariana Grande and Passenger.
King of Pop Michael Jackson was featured on the show in a special halogram performance. Other performers include queen of twerk Miley Cyrus and Flaming Dragons, OneRepublic, Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande.
Hosted by rapper/actor Ludacris, the 2014 BBMA was aired live on ABC from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Check out 2014 Billboard Music Awards’ full list of winners posted on Billboard’s Web site.
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"