Last night saw the music industry celebrate another year at the Billboard Music Awards, which brought many explosive performances from Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and many, many more!
Check out our favourite performances of the night, after the jump…
Spring Breakers star Selena Gomez delivered yet another solid performance of her first solo single ‘Come & Get It‘ last night. Her confidence is growing each time she performs the track, and last night definitely was no different as she commanded the stage with another Western-influenced sultry performance.
R&B maestro Miguel performed his Grammy Award-winning single ’Adorn‘, showcasing his powerhouse vocals in another great performance. It was a pretty standard performance for Miguel, as he’s not one to be inconsistent, but that is until he frog-leaped over the crowd and landed on a girl’s head as he attempted to jump over to the other stage. Television gold.
Chris Brown gave a poor performance of his latest single ‘Fine China‘. Despite his choreography being on top form as per usual, Brown’s vocals were very ropy throughout and after the first verse he sort of gave up and let the backing track do the work for him – allowing him to throw in an “OW!” whenever he felt like it.
Following a slightly flat performance on the American Idol finale, Jennifer Lopez delivered the most energetic performance of the night as she danced her way through the performance of her new single ‘Live It Up‘. Accompanied by Pitbull, the 43-year-old taught her peers how to be the most talked-about person of the night despite not being nominated for any awards. Bravo, J-Lo!
Justin Bieber took to the stage to perform ‘Take You‘, the latest song to be released from his ‘Believe‘ album.
At first, I thought that Taylor Swift‘s performance was going to be a repeat of her 2012 VMAs performance and just for a different song. It kind of was the same performance, but for some reason it worked better this time around. Perhaps it is because ‘22‘ is a much better song than ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ (true) and it is much less whiny (also true). Although, regardless of my personal opinions of Swift’s music, the most impressive thing about the performance was that it truly showed Taylor’s capability – and, boy, did she deliver!
Pitbull took to the stage twice last night as he also performed his own single ‘Feel This Moment‘ with the beautiful Christina Aguilera. The fun performance was simple in production but, then again, it isn’t a very serious song in the first place, is it? Christina made the performance with her diva presence taking over – and as she flaunted that new slimline figure – and a surprise appearance from A-ha frontman Morten Harket.
Will.i.Am and Justin Bieber brought the fun to Billboard with an awesome performance of their smash hit ‘#thatPOWER‘. Performing the track for the first time together, Will and Bieber gave a stellar performance with their killer choreography.
Young Money‘s finest Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne brought the house down with a raunchy rendition of their latest collaboration, ‘High School‘. The performance marked the first time the duo had performed the track live together, and it took an unexpected saucy turn at the end. Fire!