published Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Jackson hologram debuts at Billboard Awards

Jennifer Lopez performs  Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Jennifer Lopez performs Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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    Shania Twain, left, presents the award for top rock album to Dan Reynolds, of the musical group Imagine Dragons, today at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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List of Winners

By The Associated Press

A list of winners at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night:

TOP ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

TOP 100 HOT SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: "The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake

TOP DUO/GROUP: Imagine Dragons

TOP NEW ARTIST: Lorde

TOP TOURING ARTIST: Bon Jovi

TOP MALE ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

TOP FEMALE ARTIST: Katy Perry

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST: Imagine Dragons

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST: Katy Perry

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST: Justin Bieber

TOP STREAMING ARTIST: Miley Cyrus

TOP R&B ARTIST: Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP ARTIST: Eminem

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST: Luke Bryan

TOP ROCK ARTIST: Imagine Dragons

TOP LATIN ARTIST: Marc Anthony

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST: Daft Punk

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST: Chris Tomlin

TOP R&B ALBUM: "The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP ALBUM: "The Marshall Mathers LP2," Eminem

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM: "Crash My Party," Luke Bryan

TOP ROCK ALBUM: "Night Visions," Imagine Dragons

TOP LATIN ALBUM: "3.0," Marc Anthony

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: "Precious Memories: Volume II," Alan Jackson

TOP DIGITAL SONG : "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)

TOP RADIO SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO): "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO): "Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus

TOP R&B SONG: "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. & Pharrell)

TOP RAP SONG: "Can't Hold Us," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton)

TOP COUNTRY SONG: "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line (featuring Nelly)

TOP ROCK SONG: "Royals," Lorde

TOP LATIN SONG: "Vivir Mi Vida," Marc Anthony

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG: "Wake Me Up," Avicii

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG: "Hello, My Name is," Matthew West

A hologram of Michael Jackson made its debut Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, mirroring the late King of Pop's signature slick dance moves as some members of the audience became emotional.

The hologram performed "Slave to the Rhythm," a song from Jackson's new posthumous album "Xscape," along with a plethora of background dancers, beaming lights and fire blasts.

It was easily the biggest moment at the awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Kendall Jenner could take second place for unintentionally creating a big moment during the show. The reality star fumbled over her words — almost pulling a John Travolta — when introducing newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer.

"And now we welcome ... One ...," the 21-year-old said, seeming to almost say One Direction, as she put her head down. "Guys, I'm the worst reader."

Jenner then introduced a video featuring the Australian pop group, who performed their rising hit "She Looks So Perfect."

Other performers Sunday included Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, who were crowd favorites when they performed "This Is How We Roll." Even Carrie Underwood and her hockey player-husband Mike Fisher sang along.

Ariana Grande, who turns 21 next month, was semi-racy when she sang her hit "Problem" in a mini black and white dress alongside rapper Iggy Azalea. Grande was nominated for best new art, but she lost to breakthrough New Zealander Lorde.

Lorde also won top rock song for the ubiquitous hit, "Royals." The 17-year-old entered the night as the top contender, along with Imagine Dragons, where the Billboard Music Awards marked a homecoming for the band.

The Las Vegas-based rockers won the night's first trophy, top rock album, for their 2012 debut, "Night Visions."

"We've been a band for five years and we played small bars for many of those years, and we wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for people that believed in our band, in our small band that started here in Las Vegas from the very beginning," leader Dan Reynolds told the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

He then thanked radio, family and management for their support, adding with a yell at the end: "And Billboard!"

Imagine Dragons is also up for the night's biggest honor, top artist. The group will battle Perry, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake, who won top Billboard 200 album and accepted in a video as he's on tour outside of the country. He sang "thank you" along with his band.

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez kicked off the awards show with a colorful performance of the World Cup anthem, "We Are One (Ole Ola)," where Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte also joined in. Robin Thicke and John Legend, whose song "All of Me" is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, will also perform.

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of the deceased pop icon, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance. Jackson died in 2009.

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