1. Britney, Beyonce, Bieber Among 2011 Billboard Music Awards Highlights

    May 23, 2011 12:20 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyoncé receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards were full of big surprises and unforgettable…

  2. Top 15 Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    May 23, 2011 12:17 AM EDT The stars not only showcased their talent and beauty at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, they tweeted about them too! Here's our round-up of the top fifteen coolest and funnest tweets of the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and…

  3. Billboard Music Awards 2011 Main

    May 23, 2011 12:05 AM EDT HOME NEWS WINNERS PHOTOS VIDEO BATTLE OF THE BANDS Landing Page _ _ Watch Highlights From the Show See video highlights and photos of the night's most awesome moments: Rihanna and Britney had a pillow fight; Bieber and Taylor won big, Beyonce sang the house down, and much more. The BBMAs…

  4. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Veteran rapper Eminem and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber dominated the 2011's Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six official awards. There was a six-way tie for second place between Rihanna , Lady Gaga , Usher , Taylor Swift , Mumford & Sons and Taio Cruz , who…

  5. Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne Perform 'Someone to Love Me (Naked)' Duet at Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:35 PM EDT After an electric performance from Rihanna and Britney Spears to kick off Sunday night's show and followed later by a duet between Far East Movement and Snoop Dogg , the Billboard Music Awards kept the collaborations coming with an inspired set from Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne. Entering…

  6. Britney Spears Joins Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:30 PM EDT B ritney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in head-turning fashion Sunday night (May 22), with a racy live performance of their "S&M" remix complete with bejeweled handcuffs, pole dancing and a playful pillow fight. Spears later rocked the stage with Nicki…

  7. Beyonce Accepts Billboard Millennium Award, Delivers Show-Stopping Performance

    May 22, 2011 9:05 PM EDT B eyoncé 's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first time on network television. Beyoncé: The…

  8. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Early at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 9:00 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards kicked off with a bang, as pop stars like Rihanna , Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas rocked the stage of Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Taylor Swift , Justin Bieber , Taio Cruz and Lady Antebellum snagged the first awards of the night. Britney Spears…

  9. 2011 Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed

    May 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Chart Article The Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed Fashion expert Niki Schwan, the celebrity stylist who brought the world some of Chart Article The Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed Taylor Swift NIKI SCHWAN: "Speaking of a young starlet and the VaVaVoom factor, I…

  10. Backstage at the Billboard Music Awards: Live Stream Begins Sunday at 6:30PM ET

    May 22, 2011 3:15 PM EDT At the Billboard Music Awards on ABC (Sunday, May 22, 8-11PM ET/PT), a star-studded music extravaganza will be brought to you directly from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, including performances by the Black Eyed Peas , Rihanna , Keith Urban , Taio Cruz , Cee Lo Green , Lady Antebellum ,…

  11. Lil Jon Live Q&A: Archived Video

    May 21, 2011 3:30 PM EDT This year, Lil Jon invaded our TV screens on the fourth season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." With upcoming projects underway, we felt that it was the perfect time to have Lil Jon come to Billboard.com for a live Q&A. He came by Friday (May 20) and chatted about '…

  12. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among the luminaries saluting the first lady of R&…

  13. BET's Stephen Hill Speaks On Trina and the '2011 BET Awards' Nominations

    May 20, 2011 6:50 PM EDT On Tuesday (May 17), BET Networks announced the nominations for the '2011 BET Awards.' Chris Brown leads the nominations with six nominations and Lil Wayne follows with five nominations. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations Soon thereafter, artists took to Twitter to speak on…

  14. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using antiquated recording equipment. "It…

  15. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:05 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday (May 22) from 8-11pm ET/PT on…

  16. Beyonce Reveals '4' Artwork, Release Date

    May 19, 2011 11:10 AM EDT B eyoncé 's highly anticipated fourth album, "4," will be released June 28 through Columbia Records, the label announced last night (May 18). Beyoncé has also revealed the artwork for the album, and like the covers of previous full-lengths "Dangerously in Love," "…

  17. Cee Lo Green: 'The Voice' Judges Will Be Back for Season Two

    May 19, 2011 10:14 AM EDT Before NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" kicks off its finals phase and transitions to live broadcasts beginning June 7, Cee Lo Green tells Billboard.com that he and the other judges -- Christina Aguilera , Blake Shelton and Adam Levine -- are all likely returning for…

  18. Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)' Video Premieres

    May 18, 2011 10:16 PM EDT After creating classic clips for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Crazy in Love" and "Ring the Alarm," Beyoncé makes a triumphant return in the elaborate music video for new single "Run the World (Girls)," which premiered during "American Idol…

  19. Was Trina Snubbed by the 2011 BET Awards?

    May 18, 2011 6:40 PM EDT After the 2011 BET Awards nominations were announced yesterday (May 17), a few artists were not too happy -- most notably, Trina . Her Twitter reaction -- which was re-tweeted by more than one hundred people -- was to the point: "Fuck BET." The nominees for the best female hip-hop…

  20. Lonely Island Sets Sail at No. 3 on Billboard 200, Adele Still No. 1

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island 's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhile, over on the Digital Songs…

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