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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Hosts Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris speak during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Zendaya, left, Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Ellen Pompeo appear at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on May 17.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Danica McKellar presents the award for top rap song.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Iggy Azalea, left, and Charli XCX accept the award for top rap song for “Fancy.”

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Mariah Carey performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Idina Menzel speaks onstage.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

John Legend and Meghan Trainor perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Wiz Khalifa performs with dancers.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Tracee Ellis Ross, left, and Laverne Cox present the award for top Billboard 200 album.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Taylor Swift accepts the award for top Billboard 200 album for “1989.”

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Wolfgang Van Halen, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Joe Trohman, left, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Charli XCX, left, and Lily Aldridge present the award for top duo/group.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction accept the Top Duo/Group award.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

It’s just recording artist Ed Sheeran, his guitar and a bright screen behind him onstage.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard introduce a performance by Little Big Town & Faith Hill.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Faith Hill and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Kimberly Schlapman, left, Faith Hill and Karen Fairchild perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

“Grey’s Anatomy” actress Ellen Pompeo presents the award for top female artist.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Hozier performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Meghan Trainor accepts the Top Hot 100 Song award for “All About That Bass." 

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Pitbull, left, and Chris Brown perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Ludacris presents a tribute to B.B. King.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Recording artist Nick Jonas performs “Jealous.”

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Charlie Puth, left, Wiz Khalifa and Lindsey Stirling perform with an image of “Furious 7" actor Paul Walker in the background.

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Nicki Minaj, front center, and DJ David Guetta perform at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Tyrese, left, and host Ludacris introduce a performance by Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Wiz Khalifa performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

50 Cent and Rita Ora present the award for top Hot 100 song.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Meghan Trainor accepts the award for top Hot 100 song for “All About That Bass.”

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Tori Kelly performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

The inaugural “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Molly Ringwald introduces a performance by Simple Minds.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Simple Minds performs a tribute to the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club.”

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Celine Dion presents the award for top male artist.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

“Empire” actors-singers Jussie Smollett, left, and Bryshere Y. Gray perform.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Charlie Puth performs.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Brian Kelley, left, and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line accept the award for top country artist.

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Billboard Music Awards 2015 highlights

Kanye West performs as the closing act.

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