Billboard Music Awards honor best in business

If you didn’t tune into the Billboard Music Awards May 18, you were one of the few who missed out on the attendance of Michael Jackson’s hologram.

Broadcast on everyone’s ABC network, viewers watched in either amazement or disappointment as Justin Timberlake won Top Artist of the Year over Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. Imagine Dragons didn’t walk away filled with sadness though. This group won big, as their name was announced for the Top Group/Duo Award.

If this was your first year to watch the Billboard Music Awards, you shared in the excitement with Lorde as she won the Top New Artist.

This music award broadcast not only provided awards to the artist but also had performances planned for the viewers. Katy Perry surprised the crowd as she preformed her new single “Birthday” in a dazzled, colorful outfit complemented by Perry’s green hair. Jennifer Lopez was another artist to preform her single, a debut of “First Love.”

An interesting performance was the one by Flaming Lips vocalist Wayne Coyne side by side with Miley Cyrus as they covered The Beatles “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” The stage set to this performance was more than prepared with rainbow dissolving lights and more flashy lights. Both artist looked in place as they were dressed in shiny outfits of silver and gold tassels.

Aside from pop music, a country music artist took the stage to have a moment in the spotlight. Carrie Underwood won the Milestone Award, which was voted on by the fans.

All the on stage excitement was part of the entire Billboard music award show. The artists walked the red carpet and provided upcoming plans for their music. Nicki Minaj made ripples in the water of the music news as she commented on her single to be released.

While featuring all types of great music, more awards were handed out as the Billboard Music Award remembered a variety of music genres. The Top Rap Artist went to Enimen, while the Top Country Artist went to singer Luke Bryan. Viewers that favor Daft Punk were pleased as the award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist went to Daft Punk.

Parallel to music genre the Billboard Music Awards applauded Top Christian Artist Chris Tomlin, and Top Christian Album went to Alan Jackson’s ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’, and Top Christian single that went to Matthew West ‘Hello, My Name Is’.

Until next year, artist may work and preform their absolute best to return to the Billboard Music Award stage and await their live and TV audience.