List of winners, memorable moments at 2014 Billboard Awards

List of winners, memorable moments at 2014 Billboard Awards

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Jason Derulo (center) performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 7:58 AM

Every awards show producer craves moments, the things they'd love for us to spend our Monday mornings talking about and marveling over. The Billboard Music Awards had a fair number Sunday night - some funny, some weird, some kind of creepy even.

We start with Justin Timberlake ...

- The Man: Top winner JT proved he doesn't even have to be in the building to steal the show. The 33-year-old singer won two on-air awards, including top artist, the show's biggest honor. Timberlake's on tour and couldn't attend, but he sent video acceptance speeches filmed with his band crowded in the frame. They sang a thank you song in their first appearance, then danced with Timberlake in the second as he listed his fellow nominees: "I love you guys. It's not a competition, but if it was, I won!" Timberlake then aimed his sense of humor at the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner: "I want to thank everybody on earth, everybody on earth ... except Donald Sterling." He then strutted out of the frame.

- Michael 2.0: It took a court order to clear the way for an appearance by the Michael Jackson hologram, but the range of reactions in the crowd was more interesting to watch than the reanimated pop king, truth be told. Some were moved to tears. Some were clearly astonished. Others scowled. The holographic image of a younger Jackson, singing "Slave to the Rhythm" from his second posthumously released album "Xscape," was effective for the most part. It appeared to interact with living dancers on stage after stepping down from a golden throne. The illusion was unexpectedly powerful when the hologram was alone on stage, so lifelike it was a little creepy. How long till these sorts of reconstructions are common place?

- They Said What?: We wonder if Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks will ever sign a player represented by rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z after Sunday's show. Cuban had the night's biggest zinger, teaming with "Shark Tank" co-star Kevin O'Leary to capitalize on Jay Z's recent elevator escapade with sister-in-law Solange. "We just spent $3.2 billion to buy a hot new company called Beatdowns By Solange," they joked. It was one of the show's most memorable moments. And one Jay Z probably won't soon forget.

- I'm Sorry, So Sorry: While most celebrities fight to keep their relationship problems private, Robin Thicke enlisted the public during the show to help him convince estranged wife Paula Patton to give him a second chance. The two are separated and Thicke used his appearance to gain Patton's attention. After winning top R&B song, he thanked Patton "for her love and support and for putting up with me all these years." A little later he debuted "Get Her Back," a new song aimed at Patton's heart. "I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small," Thicke sang. "I never should have asked you do to anything at all. ... I'll wait forever for you to love me again." He finished the song on his knees.

- Boy Band Bungle: To be honest, there are so many boy bands it can be hard to keep them straight. So it would be easy to forgive television personality and Kardashian satellite Kendall Jenner for getting confused when she appeared to nearly introduce British Boy Band One Direction in error. Except for one thing: It's hard to explain the mistake when the 5 Seconds of Summer's name was written down for her to read. Jenner had a simple excuse: "Guys, I'm the worst reader."

- Miley in the Sky: You can say one thing for Miley Cyrus: She's not repeating herself. Cyrus managed to pull off another oddly affecting awards show performance, joining with The Flaming Lips on a version of The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Cyrus and Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne, performing from the United Kingdom where Cyrus is on tour, were dressed in shiny coats that appeared to be made of Christmas tree tinsel. They slowed the song down, making it even more trippy than the original - if that's even possible.

- Dark Pop Angel: Lorde sure looked like a rebel, dressed in a black suit with feathered angel wings attached, and flashing devil's horns at one point while winning two on-air awards. Yet her speeches, including one devoted to the apparently tireless workers at her record label, couldn't have been more forthright and earnest. She actually read her first from her phone, something she called "kind of embarrassing ... I really don't want to screw it up."

A list of winners at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night:
    
TOP ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
    
TOP 100 HOT SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
    
TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: "The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake
    
TOP DUO/GROUP: Imagine Dragons
    
TOP NEW ARTIST: Lorde
    
TOP TOURING ARTIST: Bon Jovi
    
TOP MALE ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
    
TOP FEMALE ARTIST: Katy Perry
    
TOP HOT 100 ARTIST: Imagine Dragons
    
TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
    
TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST: Katy Perry
    
TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
    
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 R&B ALBUM:  "The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake
    
TOP RAP ALBUM: "The Marshall Mathers LP2," Eminem
    
TOP COUNTRY ALBUM: "Crash My Party," Luke Bryan
    
TOP ROCK ALBUM: "Night Visions," Imagine Dragons
    
TOP LATIN ALBUM: "3.0," Marc Anthony
    
TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
    
TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: "Precious Memories: Volume II," Alan Jackson
    
TOP DIGITAL SONG : "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
    
TOP RADIO SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
    
TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO): "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
    
TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO): "Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus
    
TOP R&B SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
    
TOP RAP SONG: "Can't Hold Us," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton)
    
TOP COUNTRY SONG: "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line (featuring Nelly)
    
TOP ROCK SONG: "Royals," Lorde
    
TOP LATIN SONG: "Vivir Mi Vida," Marc Anthony
    
TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG: "Wake Me Up," Avicii
    
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG: "Hello, My Name is," Matthew West
    
ICON AWARD: Jennifer Lopez

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