The Billboard Music Awards, a subsidiary division of the iconic Billboard brand, honors some of the hottest names in music today. This year, the Billboard Music Awards was broadcasted on Sunday, May 18th LIVE on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Awards were given for the top album/artist/single in different genres. Award recipients included Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan,Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line and Eminem.
The 2014 show was be hosted by entertainment mogul Ludacris, with amazing performances from 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Robin Thicke and Shakira. The Estate of Michael Jackson also created a premier experience featuring the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Icon Award was given to Jennifer Lopez, honoring the actress and singer’s successful career.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.