Billboard Music Awards 2014: Justin Timberlake, Lorde and Katy Perry win big

by Martin
Katy Perry opens her tour in Belfast

Katy Perry opens her tour in Belfast

Last night (May 19th) the Billboard Music Awards returned to celebrate the biggest and best stars in the world of music. The awards ceremony, which was held in Las Vegas, also saw some of the biggest names in the industry take to the stage to perform and there were a few who enjoyed a rather successful night indeed.

The Billboard Music Awards first began in 1989 and ran until 2007. After a short break, they returned in 2011 and have been held in May ever since.

Unlike other award ceremonies the panel take into consideration Nielsen sales data, number of downloads and total airplay as opposed to just votes for its nominations.

Justin Timberlake is set to headline V Festival 2014

Justin Timberlake is set to headline V Festival 2014

It was celebrations all round for Justin Timberlake, after he scooped up a total of 7 awards. The ’20/20 Experience’ performer managed to walk away with the gongs for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top R&B Artist

His album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ also managed to help him win trophies for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album.

Timberlake released ‘The 20/20 Experience’ in March 2013 and featured the hits ‘Suit & Tie’ and ‘Mirrors’ and managed to top the charts in the UK.


New Zealand singer Lorde also picked up a series of awards at the ceremony, winning Top Rock Song title for ‘Royals’ and also the gong for Top New Artist. Katy Perry was named Top Female Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist.

Miley Cyrus also picked up a couple of awards at the ceremony including Top Streaming Artist and Top Streaming Song for her massive track ‘Wrecking Ball’.

Justin Timberlake thanked his fans following the ceremony on Twitter and said: “Thank you @OfficialBBMAs!!! I get to take home 7 #BBMAs!!!! SUCH AN HONOR!”