Check out the 2013 Billboard Music Awards top 10 best moments--from the funny to the wild, we've got all of the most memorable moments, including Justin Bieber getting booed, Taylor Swift's "22" and more. %VIRTUAL-Gallery-188853%
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards certainly had its share of ups and downs, so we gathered up the top 10 moments from the Billboard Music Awards: the good, the bad, the most memorable, funniest and craziest.
Bruno Mars opened the show with an energetic, amazing performance. Singing "Treasure," Bruno absolutely got the crowd pumped and ready for the long awards show. We love Bruno!
Tracy Morgan arrived with Vegas showgirls with an opening monologue that showcased his tagline, "you know somebody's getting pregnant tonight." Tracy also dissed Taylor Swift, who seemed to take his joke pretty well.
Chris Brown got his dance on in a big way during his "Fine China" performance, with an amazing dance break that pulled out all the stops. A pretty impressive display, really. Say what you will about Chris (and there's plenty to say), but the guy can bust a move.
Kid Rock slammed anyone who sings to prerecorded tracks, saying, "Let's give it up for people lip syncing under pre-recorded music." Ouch. Then he announced best rap song and did the old mic drop. Honestly, we can't argue with his take on the lip syncers--we're pretty bummed that some performers choose not to sing live.
Taylor Swift turned in a pretty adorable performance of "22," following Tay from the dressing room to the stage while she collected up her band, backup dancers and a variety of other folks. Bonus points for doing it while wearing a unicorn and rainbow shirt that read "Haters Gonna Hate." Later, when she won the Billboard Artist of the Year award, she said her relationship with her fans is the "longest and best relationship I have ever had."
Christina Aguilera and Pitbull wowed the crowd, not only with Christina's recent weight loss and their high energy performance, but with the teased "special guest"--Morten Harket from the band A-ha, who sang a bit of "Take On Me," which "Feel This Moment" samples.
Miguel's performance of "Adorn" was perhaps one of the more memorable performances during the Billboard Music Awards, and not just for the singing--Miguel took a flying leap on the stage, kicking an audience member in the head. Ouch.
Justin Bieber got booed when he won the Milestone Award. He told the crowd, "I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job." He added, "Basically from my heart I really just want to say it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick, and I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously."
Nicki Minaj gave Lil Wayne a crazy lap dance...and showed off some major booty. During their performance of "High School," Lil Wayne sat down in a chair and Nicki, clad in tight pants, got down to business, shaking her ass for the crowd. Did she go too far?
Prince--an icon, a visionary, a legend--was there as the recipient of the Millenium Award. Watching the package about his career was amazing...and then he performed live (see kids, no lip syncing!), rocking it out like nobody's business with a new spin on "Let's Go Crazy," plus "Fix Ur Life Up."
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