The biggest and boldest names in music turned out Sunday for the Billboard Music Awards at the
A 'Fancy' 'Problem' for Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and
Iggy Azalea's got the golden touch: Her Fancy duet with Charli XCX is sitting pretty at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100, while Problem, her joint effort with pop's reigning girl crush next door, Ariana Grande, follows it at No. 4. Azalea's insatiable rhymes, Charli's cool confidence and Grande's untouchable high notes made their split performance one of the evening's most adored.
An emotional, eerie 'performance' by
Expectations ran the gamut when word leaked of a Michael Jackson "performance" at the BMAs. Would his hologram be horribly cheesy or a compelling technical triumph? Could the new material live up to tried-and-true Jackson favorites? Is it possible to blend nostalgia and current music into a multidimensional production when the star is no longer with us?
John Legend stuns with 'All of Me'/'You & I'
Sometimes, less is more: John Legend would have captivated the crowd with his velvet voice and the echo of the piano on All of Me alone, and then he had to go and up the ante with a gorgeous orchestral arrangement for You & I (Nobody in the World). The camera cut to his wife
They're loud, they love sticking their tongues out, they make questionable fashion choices, and now Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips can add one more thing to the list of things they share in common: They both love
Ever since his infamous twerking incident with Miley Cyrus at the
A World Cup preview from Pitbull,
It was a huge night for
Most cringe worthy moments
The BMAs didn't go off without a hitch — we're still not entirely sure how we feel about the MJ hologram — and a few moments were way too awkward to ignore.