2011 Billboards Awards

2011 Billboards Awards
ESSENCE.COM May, 22, 2011

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What a duo! Rihanna and Mary J. Blige enjoy the Las Vegas sunshine before entering the award show.

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Kelly Rowland looks smoking in a hot pink Herve Leger body con dress at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

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We’re loving Keri Hilson’s bright yellow dress and turquoise belt at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Hold up! It’s Ne-Yo at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

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Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs show the love on the red carpet.

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Just like old times… Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams walk the red carpet together.

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This man can do no wrong in our eyes. Trey Songz keeps it simple and casual pairing kicks with his black suit.

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Michelle Williams brings her fashion A-game to the Billboard Awards. Those booties are fierce!

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Rihanna is white hot in this Max Azria suit at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Mary J. Blige looks fierce in her animal print Marc Bouwer gown.

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Nas wears his summer whites and best shades for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

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We’re loving Rihanna’s soft pink beauty moment.

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It’s as if no time as passed! Downtown Julie Brown looks gorgeous at the 2011 Billboard Awards.

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Nicki Minaj is pretty in this luxe Mark Fast jumpsuit at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

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Taio Cruz won the Hot 100 Song of the Year trophy for his smash hit, “Dynamite.”

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After Beyonce worked the stage and received her Millenium Award, she changed into a slick Lanvin long-sleeve little black dress.

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50 Cent, flaunting those biceps, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. arrive at the 2011 Billboard Awards.

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Rihanna and Jay pose for pic at the Billboard Awards.

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Elise Neal shimmers in her sexy embellished cocktail dress and heels.

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Britney Spears and Rihanna opened up the 2011 Billboard Music Awards with a steamy remix of Ri-Ri’s “S&M.” Their performance ended with a pillow fight and a smooch.

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Jay-Z throws deuces from the audience.

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Ken Jeong from “The Hangover” and Nicki Minaj have some fun onstage.

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Beyonce, in a custom costume, proves she still runs this mother with her live performance of “Who Runs the World (Girls)” at the 2011 Billboard Awards.

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Beyonce’s stellar choreography and stage show was a must-see.

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It’s a family affair! Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams congratulate Beyonce after her performance. This pic makes us dream of a Destiny’s Child reunion.

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Nicki Minaj and her army of lookalikes perform “Super Bass.”

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Here’s looking at you! Mary J. Blige teamed up with Lil Wayne for “Someone to Love” at the Billboard Awards.

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Beyonce receives the Millenium Award, presented by Miss Tina Knowles and her adorable nephew, Daniel Julez.