Billboard Music Awards Highlights: Jenni Rivera Wins, Bruno Mars Performs & More!
05/20/2013 - 09:13 ||
A lot happened at the Billboard Music Awards last night. A LOT.
For starters, the beloved and devilishly handsome Bruno Mars kicked off the show, which aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old singer, who was nominated for four Billboard awards, performed the upbeat “Treasure” along with his band, all dressed in snazzy (and silky) red suits below golden disco balls.
Christina Aguilera also created a lot of buzz at the awards show, revealing a much slender figure in a small black dress during her “Feel This Moment” performance with Pitbull. For a while, the 32-year-old coach from The Voice was under continual criticism for her fuller figure.
Aguilera and Mars weren’t the only Latinos whose performances rocked MGM Grand Garden Arena’s stage. Selena Gomez performed her new infectious single “Come And Get It” again for what seems like the umpteenth time. We haven’t tired of it, though because it’s just that damn catchy.
Also, Jennifer Lopez was a sight to see on stage during her performance of “Live It Up” with Pitbull. The 43-year-old Boricua entertainer looked gorgeous in a fiery red bodysuit, complete with feathered arms and boots that almost reached the bottom half of her derriere.
Though nominations abounded for Mars, the only one to snag awards was the late Jenni Rivera, who won “Top Latin Artist” and “Top Latin Album” for her album, La Misma Gran Senora. Brazilian singer Michel Telo won the "Top Latin Song" award for his obessive “Ai Se Eu Te Pego.” We're still jamming to that.
One of the night’s biggest winners was country darling Taylor Swift, who we adore.
Back to performances… because we have to mention this. We can't overlook it. The most dangerous (literally) performance of the night came courtesy of Miguel. During his performance of “Adorn,” the 27-year-old crooner jumped and landed on a poor girl’s head. We hope she’s alright. And we hope Miguel gets over this soon.
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