The 2013 Billboard Music Awards was a star-studded extravaganza that celebrated the best music of the past year -- not just by handing out trophies, but with an impressive slate of performances that included Justin Bieber taking flight on Bieber Air, Taylor Swift riding a bike through the crowd, Prince setting the stage on fire with his guitar-work, Bruno Mars in red satin with a horn section, Nicki Minaj twerking on Lil Wayne, Chris Brown's dance-fighting ballet and many more.
It was hard to choose, but we picked out 10 outstanding musical moments from the show:
Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne, "High School"
Justin Bieber, "Take You"
Taylor Swift, "22"
Bruno Mars, "Treasure"
Prince, "Let's Go Crazy / Fix Ur Life Up"
Chris Brown "Fine China"
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, "Live It Up"
Will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber "#thatPOWER"
Selena Gomez "Come & Get It"