The Best Moments From The Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Awards are happening and the music industry's finest have come out for the affair.

Following an outrageous red carpet, Britney opened the show with a medley of her new and classic numbers. 

This was followed by an intro by the hosts, Ludacris and Ciara. Ludacris was pretty spot on when he dubbed the night "The Oscars of music... only, unlike the Oscars this year, we have some black nominees."

We will be updating live with the best moments of the awards show. Stay tuned...

The Red Carpet

Rihanna is looking very '80s, and Britney is looking very '90s in a barely-there black cape and one-piece. Also, Kesha is back and rocking a purple suit!

Browse some of the best red carpet looks:

Britney Spears' Comeback

It's Britney, b***h - and she's back! The 34-year-old singer has been performing since the bright young age of 18. We've seen her through midriffs and hipster jeans. Through the birth of her two babies, a shotgun wedding to her back-up dancer, and a public head shaving incident.

Now, she's back on the Billboard stage like no time has passed. Among her new hits, she performed her old numbers 'I Love Rock and Roll', 'Womanizer' and 'Toxic'.  

Watch it here:

P!nk's Performance

P!nk performed her song 'Just Like Fire' from the new Disney film, Alice Through The Looking Glass. The performance was accompanied by her signature acrobatics, including a giant swing, which she tackled while singing some impressively high notes.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

These two aren't strangers to a bit of PDA... And this performance was no exception. 

They gazed into each other's eyes and smiled like they just met and fell in love. Kind of felt like a bit of a private moment actually...


Adele's New Film Clip

After winning the award for Album of the Year, Adele unveiled the music video for her brand new hit, Send My Love (To Your New Lover). 

Kesha's Bob Dylan Tribute

An embattled Kesha returned to the Billboard stage to pay tribute to Bob Dylan, reminding us just how gorgeous her voice is.

She performed the Dylan classic 'It Ain't Me Babe', which has also famously been covered by Johnny Cash.

Her vocals were absolutely stunning, and she deserved every second of the following standing ovation. Take that, Dr Luke.


Rihanna's Performance of 'Love On The Brain'

Rihanna is a goddess in a power suit. Her performance of 'Love On The Brain' was undoubtedly one of the best of the night. This gorgeous song is reminiscent of a kind of 60s crooner ballad, and propels Rihanna to a league of women like Diana Ross and, well, our current queen Beyonce.


Celine Dion Inducted As An Icon

Celine Dion was awarded the Billboard ICON Award, joining the ranks of Prince and other greats of eras past and present.

While we were all hoping she would perform one of her many, many classics, she followed-up her win with the brand new single, 'The Show Must Go On'. 

The singer was moved to tears when her son surprised her on stage. During a moving acceptance speech she paid tribute to her late husband, Rene Angelil, who passed away earlier this year. "Rene, this one is for you!" She concluded.


The Prince Tribute

Madonna did a fine job of covering the Prince hit 'Nothing Compares 2 U', but the house really came down when Stevie Wonder joined her on stage to sing 'Purple Rain'. 


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