The Billboard Music Awards 2016 that was held on Sunday the 22nd May 2016 at Las Vegas was a colorful event. Many top artists performed at the event that was telecast on television. Stars like Madonna, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion and Kesha performed at the event.

Kesha performed after getting clearance early this week

Kesha performed a tribute to Bob Dylan, singing a rendition of It Ain’t Me, Babe. She received a standing ovation for the performance and the off-camera reception she got could match none.

Kesha thanked her fans and blew kisses to them. Kesha has been at battle with her record producer, Dr. Luke. He first gave an okay for her to perform, but later reversed the decision, only to reverse again and give the okay.


He wanted assurances that she wouldn’t use the performance as a stage to air complaints against Dr. Luke’s label Kemosabe. Kesha did not address the crowd after her performance, but took to Twitter where she called her performance more of a prayer and therapy. Kesha then thanked her fans for the overwhelming support. Soon, Kesha was praised by many fans and Celebrities for her performance.

Show Must Go On – an emotional performance by Celine Dion

Celine Dions performance at the Billboard Music Awards was an emotional one, when she performed Queen’s song The Show Must Go On. After her performance, she was presented with the Icon Award, which was presented to her by 15-year old son Rene-Charles, leaving her in tears. Her speech also left the audience teary-eyed.

Britney Spears performed several of her songs, including I’m a Slave 4 U, Womanizer and Work Bitch, along with her signature dance moves, riding a giant guitar like a mechanical bull and pole dancing.

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A tired looking Justin Bieber at the Billboard Music Awards

Justin Bieber won the award for the Top Male Singer and performed the songs Company and Sorry. Justin was apparently tired due to continuous performances and it was noticeable as he was not able to match with his fellow dancers in his dance moves. Justin spoke little after receiving the award and thanked his family and friends.

Another highlight of the evening was the performance by Pink; she was introduced by the cast members of the Bad Mom movie. They called her the baddest mom.

The most romantic performance of the evening

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton gave one of the most romantic performances of the evening. They really enjoyed the company of each other and that was evident on their faces and in their performance. After the lights went off at the end of their performance, both held each other’s hand and left the stage.

Rihanna received the chart achievement award at the Billboard Music Awards. She was seen holding her trophy high and kissing it after leaving the stage.

The other notable performance included Madonna’s tribute to Prince which featured Stevie Wonder. The Billboard Music Awards was an emotionally charged, eventful night that is worthy of going down in the record books.