Last night, the Billboard Music Awards had Vegas all shook up at the MGM Grand with performances by the chart toppers of the last year. No doubt about it, Vegas knows how to party and who better to host a party in Vegas than Hangover 2 star Ken Jeong. He introduced himself with a great little musical cabaret number featuring Nicki Minaj and the lead singer of Train. Truly entertaining and the lyrics were hilarious.

The night was littered with performances very heavy on the pop/dance genre. We were treated to a little S&M from Rihanna who was then joined by Britney to round off the performance. Side note: Britney’s bod is looking real good. Cee-Lo’s performance was outstanding while Ke$ha brought the party as per usual with a herd of men dressed as red horses. Nicki Minaj returned to the stage to perform her new single Superbass and was joined by Ms. Spears who sang lip synced Till The World Ends.

The performance of the night for me definitely goes to the epic multimedia performance from Beyoncé who was the recipient of the Millennium Award. Prior to her performance she was honored in a video montage from Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and more. After building her nation on a giant white screen behind her, she was joined by an army of women who followed their leader with military dance move precision. By the way, did anyone else catch Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s little smooch?


Top Artist:

Top New Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Male Artist:

Top Female Artist:

Top Duo/Group:
The Black Eyed Peas

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Katy Perry

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Top Touring Artist:

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Digital Media Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Pop Artist:
Lady Gaga

Top R&B Artist:

Top Rap Artist:

Top Country Artist:
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:

Top Alternative Artist:
Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist:
Chris Tomlin


Top Billboard 200 Album:
Eminem – “Recovery”

Top Pop Album:
Justin Bieber – “My World 2.0”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

Top R&B Album:
Usher – “Raymond v. Raymond”

Top Rap Album:
Eminem – “Revovery”

Top Country Album:
Taylor Swift – “Speak Now”

Top Rock Album:
Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More”

Top Alternative Album:
Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More”

Top Latin Album:
Enrique Iglesias – “Euphoria”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Lady Gaga – “The Fame”

Top Christian Album:
Skillet – “Awake”


Top Hot 100 Song:
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”

Top Digital Song:
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”

Top Radio Song:
Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Nelly – “Just A Dream”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris – “Baby”

Top Pop Song:
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”

Top R&B Song:
Usher Feat. – “OMG”

Top Rap Song:
Eminem Feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

Top Country Song:
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

Top Rock Song:
Train – “Hey, Soul Sister”

Top Alternative Song:
Neon Trees – “Animal”

Top Latin Song:
Shakira Feat. Freshleyground – “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”

Top Dance Song:
Edward Maya &Vika Jigulina – “Stereo Love”

Top Christian Song:
Chris Tomlin – “Our God”

Check out my favorite performance of the night going to Beyoncé below. Who runs the world? Beyoncé for sure!