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Billboard Music Awards brings us Michael Jackson holograms, Flaming Lips and more

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Pitbull and JLo at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

The awards brought in more viewers than ever

ABC had the most watched Billboard Music Awards in the last 13 years with an audience of 10 ½ million people gazing in at the neon attraction. 

The get down party night was accented by the uncanny performance of Michael Jackson swirling around in a hologram singing his latest off the new album “Xcapse” Slave to the Rhythm! Accompanied by 16 live dancers it was a back when we were Gods moment that shot flaming arrows through the hearts of the audience that was a teary eyed time for all. To say the least very moving!

• The three hour hoe down featured performances by Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert in a mind bending duet that had to be seen to be believed. Jennifer Lopez doing her thang with Lorde continuing in her rule at the top with a live performance of “Tennis Court”. Miley Cyrus the forever provocateur led off with a changeup cover of “Sgt. Pepper’s” classic ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ along with the ‘Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne that opens up the ceremony like a giant wrecking ball!

• The top winner from across the ether was Justin Timberlake with seven trophies including Top Male Artist & Top Artist, Imagine Dragons captured five, T.I. & Robin Thicke grabbed four apiece. Other winners included:

• Top New Artist
• Lorde


• Top Female Artist
• Katy Perry

• Top Duo/Group
• Imagine Dragons

• Top Billboard 200 Artist
• Justin Timberlake

• Top Hot 100 Artist
• Imagine Dragons

• Top Digital Songs Artist
• Katy Perry

• Top Radio Songs Artist
• Justin Timberlake

• Top Touring Artist
• Bon Jovi

• 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 Billboard 200 Album
• Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”

• Top R&B Album
• Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”

• Top Rap Album
• Eminem, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

• Top Country Album
• Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”

• Top Rock Album
• Imagine Dragons, “Night Visions”

• Top Latin Album
• Marc Anthony, “3.0”

• Top Dance/Electronic Album
• Daft Punk, “Random Access Memories”

• Top Christian Album
• Alan Jackson, “Precious Memories: Volume II”

• Top Hot 100 Song
• Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

• Top Digital Song
• Robin Thicke, Featuring T.I. & Pharrell “Blurred Lines”

• Top Radio Song
• Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

• Top Streaming Song (Audio)
• Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”

• Top Streaming Song (Video)
• Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

• Top R&B Song
• Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

• Top Rap Song
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”

• Top Country Song
• Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”

• Top Rock Song
• Lorde, “Royals”

• Top Latin Song
• Marc Anthony “Vivir Mi Vida”

• Top Dance/Electronic Song
• Avicii “Wake Me Up!”

• Top Christian Song
Matthew West “Hello, My Name Is”

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