Justin Timberlake wins big at Billboard Music Awards 2014
Los Angeles: Singer-actor Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards, taking home trophies for top artist, top billboard 200 artist and top billboard 200 album among others in a three-hour show at the MGM Grand Arena.
Imagine Dragons was right behind Timberlake, receiving five awards, with top hot 100 artist, top duo/group and top rock artist among their tally.
`Blurred Lines` earned Thicke, TI and Williams four trophies including top hot 100 song, top digital song, top radio song and top R&B song. Thicke performed his new single, `Get Her Back` on the show.
Carrie Underwood won the milestone award whereas Jennifer Lopez was presented with the Icon award. Lopez delivered a passionate and emotional speech in accepting the recognition.
"I don`t know if I could have done it without you," she said after receiving the award.
The awards ceremony featured the television world premieres of a Michael Jackson hologram and a Miranda Lambert-Carrie Underwood duet of `Somethin` Bad`.
Lorde, who performed `Tennis Court` on the telecast, was named top new artist and her song `Royals` was crowned top rock song.
Other notable winners included Katy Perry (top female artist and top digital songs artist), Miley Cyrus (top streaming artist and top streaming song for `Wrecking Ball`) and Eminem (top rap artist and top rap album for MMLP2).