|Beyoncé at 2011 Billboard Music Awards|
Absolutely stealing the show tonight at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards was Beyoncé, performing her new Single Run the World (Girls). Tonight's show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas marked the big return for the Awards Show after a five-year hiatus. Performing alongside Video Projections of herself for most of the performance, things reached a high point when hundreds of Female Dancers were unveiled on stage, marking what could be called a Brevolution.
Shortly afterward, her Mother Tina Knowles presented Beyoncé with a Millennium Award as former Bandmates Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Husband Jay-Z applauded proudly in the Audience. She even took the time surpsingly to thank former Destiny's Childresses LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.
Despite not nabbing any Awards, Britney Spears was another highlight this evening, performing S&M alongside Rihanna earlier in the broadcast and also a Remix of her current Single Til the World Ends with Nicki Minaj.
Major winners this evening included Rihanna (Top Female Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist), Eminem (Top Artist and Top Male Artist), Taio Cruz (Hot 100 Song of the Year), Lady Gaga (Top Pop Artist), Katy Perry (Top Hot 100 Artist), Taylor Swift (Hot 200 Album Artist of the Year) and Justin Bieber (Digital Artist of the Year).
For a complete list of winners, click here.
See Photos from the Red Carpet tonight over at Zimbio.
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