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HALSEY WEARS A BRA TO THE SHOW
One way to make a statement on the red (er, magenta!) carpet? Skipping the shirt and going bra-only with a khaki skirt and thigh-high sandals, à la Halsey.
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PRINCE MICHAEL JACKSON TALKS ABOUT HIS LATE FATHER
Michael Jackson's son, Prince, was at the show and he spoke about his father's legacy, as well as showed off his MJ-inspired tattoos — and his dad's necklace that's now his lucky charm. "It’s an honor to be here because I’m proud of the success that my father created on his own," he said. "This was my dad’s necklace. I don’t take it off. It’s my lucky pendant at this point."
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HAILEE STEINFELD WINS AN AWARD ON THE RED CARPET
It was a great pre-show for Steinfeld, who found out she won the top covered artist award while she was on the magenta carpet! "Give it up for my fans, that’s who got this for me," she said. "I never know how to thank them and then they do something like this and I really don’t know how to thank them."
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OLIVIA MUNN STUNS ON THE CARPET
In her first red carpet appearance since her breakup with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Olivia Munn turned heads.
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NICKI MINAJ KILLS THE OPENING NUMBER
Rarely does Minaj not rock the stage, and the Billboard Music Awards' opening number — which included Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason DeRulo — was no different. The captivating performance went on for nine minutes.
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VANESSA HUDGENS SLAYS HER CÉLINE DION IMPERSONATION
Titanic chanteuse (and all-around icon) Céline Dion is the woman of the evening — and Hudgens couldn't help but pay homage to her with an incredible impersonation. (And then Hudgens called Ashley Tisdale her best friend, which hit us with all the High School Musical feels.)
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CAMILA CABELLO ROCKS HER FIRST SOLO PERFORMANCE
In her first performance as a solo artist since leaving Fifth Harmony late last year, Cabello performed her song "Crying in the Club" from her debut album — with plenty of cheers from the audience.
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ED SHEERAN HAS EVERYONE SWAYING ALONG
Fans pulled out their phones to move along to the beat of Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill," while he performed live from Santiago, Chile, giving us all sorts of moody feelings.
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RACHEL LINDSAY MAKES US SO EXCITED FOR THE BACHELORETTE PREMIERE
The Bachelorette premieres tomorrow, and after watching an adorable Lindsay (who looked gorgeous in a black dress) stun on the carpet and present alongside Miss America Savvy Shields, we actually cannot wait!
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NOAH AND BILLY RAY CYRUS INTRODUCE MILEY
There was no one better to introduce Miley Cyrus' performance of her song "Malibu" than her father and sister. Their introduction was sweet and heartfelt, but Noah couldn't resist a quick joke before handing the stage over: "For the first time in years with pants on, my big sister, Miley Cyrus!"
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MILEY CYRUS GETS TEARY-EYED SINGING HER NEW SINGLE
Laughing aside, Cyrus got emotional while singing "Malibu," with tears in her eyes at the end of the performance. She's back, folks!
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CÉLINE DION'S TEARJERKING PERFORMANCE OF 'MY HEART WILL GO ON'
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DRAKE LITERALLY SETS THE STAGE ON FIRE
Flames erupted when Drake took the stage, as they should.
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CHER PERFORMS 'BELIEVE' IN HEART-SHAPED PASTIES — AND WINS THE ICON AWARD
She's 71 years old, but you'd never know it by how good Cher looked performing her classic hit "Believe" — covered in nothing but chains of rhinestones. Then she took the stage again, in a massive wig, performing another song before giving an inspiring acceptance speech.
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DRAKE BREAKS THE RECORD FOR BILLBOARD AWARDS WON IN A SINGLE YEAR
Winning artist of the year, Drake broke the record for Billboard awards won in a single night. He celebrated by bringing an entourage (including his dad!) up on stage, and giving a speech filled with expletives. Then he and his entourage proceeded to pop open flasks on stage. Hey, he earned it!