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Male music stars were the big winners at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

2014-05-19 09:40
robin thicke
Los Angeles - Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

The Take Back The Night hitmaker was awarded seven trophies, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist at the awards ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada after returning from a seven-year hiatus from the music industry last year with his album The 20/20 Experience.

The 33-year-old star also took home the Top Billboard 200, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album awards, although he accepted them via a live video stream as he's currently on tour.

Speaking to viewers, he said: "I'm shocked. I'm stunned. I'm really surprised."

Meanwhile, Demons rockers Imagine Dragons accepted five awards including Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album, while Pharrell, Robin Thicke and TI were each presented with four gongs for their summer 2013 hit Blurred Lines.

Ludacris hosted the night, which saw performances from Icon Award winner Jennifer Lopez - who took to the stage with Pitbull to premiere the official anthem of this year's FIFA World Cup We Are One (Ole Ola) - as well as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and even Michael Jackson, via a hologram.

The full list of winners for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards:

Top Artist
Justin Timberlake

Top New Artist

Top Male Artist
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Katy Perry

Top Duo/Group
Imagine Dragons

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Justin Timberlake

Top Hot 100 Artist
Imagine Dragons

Top Digital Songs Artist
Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Timberlake

Top Touring Artist
Bon Jovi

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist
Miley Cyrus

Top R&B Artist
Justin Timberlake

Top Rap Artist

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Artist
Mark Anthony

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Daft Punk

Top Christian Artist
Chris Tomlin

Top Billboard 200 Album
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Top R&B Album
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Top Rap Album
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Top Country Album
Luke Bryan - Crash My Party

Top Rock Album
Imagine Dragons - Night Vision

Top Latin Album
Marc Anthony - 3.0

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson - Precious Memories: Volume II

Top Hot 100 Song
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I & Pharrell - Blurred Lines

Top Digital Song
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I & Pharrell - Blurred Lines

Top Radio Song
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I & Pharrell - Blurred Lines

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Imagine Dragon - Radio Active

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

Top R&B Song
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I & Pharrell - Blurred Lines

Top Rap Song
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

Top Country Song
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly - Cruise

Top Rock Song
Lorde - Royals

Top Latin Song
Marc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Avicii - Wake Me Up

Top Christian Song
Matthew West - Hello, My Name Is

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