Live from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Every year the Billboard Music Awards praise the music industry's biggest stars and chart toppers. Tonight's ceremony promises to honor Prince with the Icon Award as well as showcase performances from Nicki Minaj, Miguel and more. Check out the red carpet arrivals and other shots from tonight's telecast.

ESSENCE.COM May, 17, 2013

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Kelly Rowland arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Miguel performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Prince performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Nicki Minaj perfroms onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Shaun Robinson arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Kelly Rowland arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rocsi Diaz arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Jason Derulo arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Chris Brown performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Andy Allo attends the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Roshan Fagan arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Host Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover arrive at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.