Posted 2 years ago
By Brad Moore
TAYLOR SWIFT WINS BIG AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
LAS VEGAS (AP) — While Justin Bieber may have gotten some boos, Taylor Swift got nothing but love at the Billboard Music Awards. She won eight of the 11 awards she was up for — including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.” She also performed on the show, starting her take on her hit “22″ backstage and working her way up to the main stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Unlike The Beeb, Swift was able to poke a little fun at herself for the way her personal life has been portrayed in the news. Amid reports that she’s dumped a string of boyfriends, she told the audience in accepting her award: “You are the longest and best relationship I ever had.”
MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS — BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Never mind his record label, management, family or fans. Macklemore made sure he thanked those who were most responsible for his hit with Ryan Lewis “Thrift Store.” As he held his trophy up last night, the rapper said he had to thank “Goodwill” and “Value Village” for making the hit possible.
PRINCE GETS ICON AWARD AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They didn’t make Prince sweat about his Billboard Award last night. He knew going in he was getting the Icon Award at the show in Las Vegas. But he did make himself sweat, performing a medley of his songs to close out the show. Wearing a turquoise and purple outfit, Prince sang, danced and shredded on the guitar. He also sported a large afro — and had shaved off his trademark mustache and sideburns. As mostmusic “awards” shows are these days, this one was heavy on performances. Others who took the stage included Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Miguel and Nicki Minaj.
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