Selena Gomez performs "Come & Get It" at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Award shows are kind of like high school -- watching from home is like being stuck at the nerdy table, but being at the actual event and hobnobbing with celebs is kind of like being asked to the senior prom as a freshman! Unfortunately we can't transport y'all to tonight's 2013 Billboard Music Awards, but we CAN provide you with the next best option: a beautifully curated list of the night's best, weirdest, prettiest, loudest, craziest, most rhinestone-studded and scandalous moments! So, without further delay, check out 10 of our favorite, most unforgettable moments from tonight's Billboard Music Awards!
1.) All-Justin Bieber-Everything: Tonight was DEFINITELY all about Justin Bieber! The 19-year-old singer performed twice -- once solo where he played a flight attendant (we DIE!!) for a performance of "Take You," and second, alongside his musical bestie/soul-mate/co-studded-jacket-wearer, will.i.am, for an epic collaboration of "#thatPOWER." Justin also took home a handful of of hardware -- Miley Cyrus presented The Biebs with Top Male Artist (also, did she or did she not MAJORLY roll her eyes after announcing him as the winner? Anyone?), and Cee Lo presented JB with the Milestone Award. Justin mayyyy have had one or two haters in the audience (did anyone else hear that chorus of boos?), but he's clearly doing just fine! Because in addition to Top Male Artist and the Milestone Award, Justin also snagged Top Social Artist award. Take that, anti-Beliebers! UPDATE: Miley's eye-roll was real!
2.) Selena Gomez performs "Come & Get It": Controversial bindi and all, Selena Gomez took the stage at tonight's Billboard Awards to perform her smash "Come & Get It." Rather than her "Hunger Games"/Katniss' "Girl On Fire" ensemble, Sel rocked a floor-length gold gown. But don't think for a second that all that extra fabric stopped Selena from rolling on the floor and nailing her choreography with the best of 'em! Unfortunately, we were KINDA bummed when rumors that Selena and Justin were sitting together tonight didn't pan out, but watching her hug Taylor Swift when Tay won her Top Artist award totally made up for it. Kind of.
3.) Madonna DOES NOT/WILL NOT AGE: Madonna earned the Top Touring Artist award at tonight's 2013 Billboard Music Awards, and, as we suspected, THE LADY DOES NOT AGE. We spotted a total of 0.0 wrinkles, crow's feet, mannequin lines, and/or body fat, making her not only the top touring artist, but living breathing proof that the fountain of youth does exist in some faraway, remote location you have to have as much money as Madonna to get to. And to further cement her agelessness, Madge took the stage in chains, fur, fishnets, and NO PANTS to accept her award. #OurSpiritAnimal
4.) Taylor Swift performs "22" for the first time live and pauses for a DANCE BREAKDOWN with the Jabbawockeez: We've already seen Taylor Swift's "22" video, but we could not WAIT to watch the professional Diet Pepsi drinker perform her "live young and be free!" anthem live. Taylor arrived onstage via various modes of transportation (bike, clothing rack, hot model, etc.), where she not only wore the most adorable crystal-studded unicorn T-shirt ever (PROPS X 1000000), but she paused for a dance breakdown with "America's Best Dance Crew" Season 1 winners, The Jabbawockeez. We'll also say that girlfriend totally WON THE NIGHT! Tay snagged the Billboard Artist of the Year award, the Billboard 200 Album of the Year award, Female Artist of the Year, Top Digital Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist, as well as all the country awards! NO WORDS.
Taylor Swift pulled off a unicorn shirt! (Not sure why, but she did!)
Check out more unforgettable moments from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards after the jump!