From major performances from the likes of Katy Perry, John Legend, Lorde, Shakira, and even Michael Jackson, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards set Las Vegas on fire earlier today. This year, the award show attendees were treated to epic “live” performances of some of the world’s favourite artistes, starting with Katy Perry, who set the fireworks off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

She performed remotely from the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena during the awards ceremony and even invited a shocked fan who was celebrating her birthday to join her onstage. Her “Birthday” song was topped off with Katy Perry flying away from a spinning cake and riding a zipline complete with colourful balloons over the audience.

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And that’s not to say that we had expected any less from the quirky songstress anyway.

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The best performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was hands down the very special guest appearance from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. He completely ruled the awards show with a hologram performance to “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 in the history of the Billboard Music Awards. Watch:

How does anyone top that, right?

Full list of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards winners as follows:

  • Top Artiste: Justin Timberlake
  • Top New Artiste: Lorde
  • Top Male Artiste: Justin Timberlake
  • Top Female Artiste: Katy Perry
  • Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons
  • Top Billboard 200 Artiste: Justin Timberlake
  • Top Hot 100 Artiste: Imagine Dragons
  • Top Digital Songs Artiste: Katy Perry
  • Top Radio Songs Artiste: Justin Timberlake
  • Top Touring Artiste: Bon Jovi
  • Top Social Artiste: Justin Bieber
  • Top Streaming Artiste: Miley Cyrus
  • Top R&B Artiste: Justin Timberlake
  • Top Rap Artiste: Eminem
  • Top Country Artiste: Luke Bryan
  • Top Rock Artiste: Imagine Dragons
  • Top Latin Artiste: Marc Anthony
  • Top Dance/Electronic Artiste: Daft Punk
  • Top Christian Artiste: Chris Tomlin
  • Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet: Carrie Underwood
  • Top Billboard 200 Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
  • Top R&B Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
  • Top Rap Album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  • Top Country Album: Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
  • Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
  • Top Latin Album: Marc Anthony, 3.0
  • Top Dance/Electronic Album: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
  • Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II
  • Top Hot 100 Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
  • Top Digital Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
  • Top Radio Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): Imagine Dragons, Radioactive
  • Top Streaming Song (Video): Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball
  • Top R&B Song: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
  • Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us
  • Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, Cruise
  • Top Rock Song: Lorde, Royals
  • Top Latin Song: Marc Anthony, Vivir Mi Vida
  • Top Dance/Electronic Song: Avicii, Wake Me Up!
  • Top Christian Song: Matthew West, Hello, My Name Is

Which win or non-win surprised you the most? Shoot away in the comments! We’re all eyes and ears.

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