Top 7 best moments at the Billboard Music Awards 2014
From rocking performances by powerhouse names, on-stage boo-boos and heartfelt thank you speeches, here are some highlights of the Billboard Music Awards 2014.
Here are some top moments at the Billboard Music Awards that happened on Sunday night (May 18) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
1. US artists Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez kicked off the award show with the premiere performance of the official anthem of this year's FIFA World Cup We Are One (Ole Ola).
2. US alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, with frontman Dan Reynolds, performed during the show.
The band returned to their hometown in Las Vegas and was one of the big winners of the night taking home accolades for Top Duo/Group, Top 100 Artist, Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album for their 2012 album Night Visions.
3. Ricky's back! The Puerto Rican pop singer-songwriter attended Sunday's grand award show and rocked the stage with his single Vida, the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song.
4. Lorde took home the accolade for Top New Artist beating out nominees like Ariana Grande and Passenger.
She also performed the first-ever televised rendition of her new single Tennis Court, one of the 15 tracks on her 2013 debut album Pure Heroine.
5. Justin Timberlake accepted all his seven Billboard Awards via a video link as he was unable to attend the event because of his tour. He appeared on screen with his band to accept the evening's biggest prize for Top Artist.
He said in the video: "All the other finalists, Miley, Imagine Dragons, Bruno, Katy, I love you guys...It's not a competition, but if it is, I won!"
6. Just another Kardashian boo boo. While attempting to introduce Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, Kendall Jenner, 18, fluffed her lines pinning the verbal stumbles on her "eyesight" telling the crowd that she was the "worst reader".
She later tweeted: "Anndddd as if I wasn't nervous already!!!! #NeverLeavinMyContactsAtHomeAgain! #LOL #LessonLearned."
7. Robin Thicke took his pleas to his estranged wife on stage. The quest continued as the singer paid tribute to his childhood sweetheart Paula Patton when he accepted the trophy for Best R&B song along with his heartfelt performance of his new single Get Her Back, one he wrote for Patton.
He said in his acceptance speech: "Most importantly, I'd like to thank my wife for her love and support for putting up with me all these years."