The 2014 Billboard Music Awards brought theatrical, dynamic performances from stars like Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Lorde, and more. Relive some of the biggest moments from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from Sunday, May 18.
What would Adele Dazeem do? Kendall Jenner flubbed her introduction of boy band 5 Seconds of Summer at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. "And now we welcome…ONE…." Jenner, 18, said, perhaps thinking of One Direction or One Republic. The model, embarrassed and flustered, began to flush in front of the crowd and said, "'Guys, I'm the worst reader."
The awkward, painful moment was quickly amended with a smile from Jenner as the band took to the stage. 5 Seconds of Summer, for their part, overlooked Jenner's introduction by thanking Billboard for giving them air time. "THAT WAS EPIC," the pop group tweeted. "Thankyou Billboard for letting us perform 'She Looks So Perfect'!"
He wants her back, y'all! Robin Thicke took to the stage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, several times to profess his love for his estranged wife Paula Patton. The singer first accepted the award for Best R&B Hit and gushed about Patton "for putting up with me for all these years." He later returned to perform his new single — written for his ex-wife — "Get Her Back."
Long live the King. Pop legend Michael Jackson was reincarnated in hologram form at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, bringing audience members to tears as they rocked out to his new track, "Slave to the Rhythm."
Too much—or simply monopolizing on an opportune moment? Viewers were abuzz over Shark Tank star Mark Cuban's remarks about the Solange–Jay Z elevator brawl. During his introduction of Florida Georgia Line at the Sunday awards show, Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks owner and business mogul said, "We just spent $3.2M to buy a hot new company called "Beatdown by Solange."
More over Wacka Wacka! It's all about the Ole! Jennifer Lopez gave an enthralling performance with Pitbull and Wisin Yandel, of their World Cup anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)" on Sunday in Vegas. Lopez, 44, shaking her famous booty and singing the lyrics to the new global smash hit along with her fellow collaborators, had the crowd—including stars like Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert—on their feet for the entire opening sequence. She also performed later in the show, right before accepting the Billboard Icon Award.
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