The Beat: Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, May 18

"I'm shocked, I'm stunned, I'm really surprised," said ­Justin Timberlake during his acceptance speech for top Billboard 200 album at this year's Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris, and featuring resident DJ Tiesto, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the evening feted the year's top charting A-listers, with Timberlake taking home seven awards and Imagine Dragons picking up five. Icon Award winner (and first female recipient) Jennifer Lopez, along with Pitbull, debuted their World Cup anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)," while Shakira sizzled with a soaring performance of "Empire." Kendall Jenner flubbed the intro to 5 Seconds of Summer's U.S. TV debut, nearly identifying the U.K. boy band as One Direction, but that didn't stop the foursome from rocking a performance of their hit "She Looks So Perfect." Miranda Lambert showcased a new duet with the Chevy Milestone Award winner Carrie Underwood on "Somethin' Bad," while Miley Cyrus performed a cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" with The Flaming Lips via satellite.

The showstopper, though, came when a visual of the King of Pop - Michael Jackson - performed "Slave to the Rhythm" with a five-piece band and backup dancers in tow.


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