Seven must-see moments from last night’s Billboard Awards

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  • Women ruled all…

    Last night, the music industry’s finest came out to attend the Billboard Awards 2016, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. It was an evening filled with high emotion, dramatic statements, heartfelt tributes, and some good old- fashioned fabulousness. And it was all thanks to these iconic moments from some of music’s boldest females.

    Check out the best bits…

    Madonna’s Prince tribute

    Madonna gave a stunning dedication to Prince who died suddenly last month, starting with Nothing Compares 2U, before going into Purple Rain and inviting Stevie Wonder to the stage to join her.

    Britney Spears being classic Britney

    You’ve got to hand it to Brit, she sure knows how to deliver. Why debut anything new, when you can just give the audience exactly what they want; as in all the old hits. Donned in red, Ms. Spears made us feel like we were back at uni, by performing a medley that included

    Kesha’s powerful Bob Dylan performance

    There was much controversy leading up to the Billboards, after Dr. Luke blocked Kesha from performing for fear that she would use the opportunity to speak out against him. After being assured she wouldn’t, he relented at the eleventh hour, leaving Kesha to deliver this stripped back performance of Bob Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe

    Ariana Grande’s a Dangerous Woman

    Ariana is proving to be a completely electrifying pop star, and her performance last night of Dangerous Woman and her new song, Into You, will have certainly bagged her even more super-fans.

    Celine Dion proves the show must go on

    In January, Celine’s husband Rene, and brother Daniel, died within days of one another. Attending the awards show with her son Rene-Charles, Celine gave a stunning rendition of Queen’s The Show Must Go On.

    Rihanna’s jaw-dropping Love On The Brain

    Whether she’s jumping around the stage with Drake, or just standing still and belting out a tune, Rihanna always stuns. Her performance of her latest single proves that she’s one of the strongest vocal talents out there.

    And Ariana falls over…

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