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Justin Bieber took home the first-ever Milestone Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night.

He then stirred up some controversy with his acceptance speech.

After simply standing at the mic and soaking in the applause, Bieber went on to say he's only 19 years old and "I think I'm doing a pretty good job."

Then, clearly referring to such recent controversies at alleging spitting on his neighbor, Justin went on to say focus should be on his "craft," not his actions.

"This is not a gimmick," he added. "I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of."

Watch now and also determine: Is Bieber being booed?

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It was a fun night for the music industry at the Billboard Music Awards.

Everyone was in the house. When Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj, among many others, share a stage, you're in for some fireworks.

Swift, in the end, was the night's biggest winner with 11 accolades!

Taylor Swift Wins BIG

Rihanna, Bieber, Gotye, Minaj, One Direction and even the Harlem Shake won big time at the event, which is all about what's popular in 2013.

Read on for a list of winners from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards!

TOP RAP ARTIST

Nicki Minaj

TOP DIGITAL SONG

Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards nominations are out, with Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. primed for a big night on May 19 when this ceremony airs in Las Vegas.

All three artists are finalists in 11 categories, as Swift and Maroon 5 will compete against One Direction, Rihanna and Justin Bieber for the top award.

  • Taylor Swift at ACMs
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Scroll down for a look at all the nominees...

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In typical fashion, Chris Brown has responded to critics - including Pink - of his clearly lip-synched Billboard Music Awards performance Sunday night.

"One day if i lip-sync, i hope i do it as well as him," Pink wrote via her Twitter account, with her husband, Carey Hart, getting his wife's back.

"Don't hold ya breath waiting for me to stop doing me!" Brown tweeted later, adding that "anyone who is upset obviously is upset with their lives."

"Make your music... make a difference.. Be better than me! Godbless!"

Despite receiving a standing ovation from fans after the spirited rendition of "Turn Up the Music" (above), Brown was lambasted by critics.

Fans of Brown immediately lashed out at the 32-year-old mother, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, which prompted another tweet.

"Oh my lord, its so easy… its so damn easy. Keep it coming people, this is some good reading," she tweeted, defiantly, at Team Breezy.

"Im pretty sure I saw my wife did that same performance, but she was 3 months pregnant and actually sang the song," Carey Hart wrote.

Joe Jona even took to Twitter to post a tweet about Brown's BMA performance. "What happened to people singing live???" Jonas tweeted.

Despite all that, Brown took home Billboard's "Top R&B Artist" award.

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Ray J was almost physically removed from the Billboard Music Awards last night after an angry confrontation with Whitney Houston's family members.

Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law/manager, was seated next to Ray J, the person Pat believes was a very bad influence on the late music legend.

Minutes before a tribute to Whitney, in which Jordin Sparks sang and Bobbi Kristina Brown accepted an award, Pat asked her security to nix Ray J.

After Whitney's ex-BF refused to budge, Pat's security summoned hotel security, along with several uniformed officers to physically remove Ray.

Ray J Sunglasses

Just before it got ugly, security warned Pat that things would likely get physical and it would almost be caught on video, just as Whitney was to be honored.

Sources say Pat then grudgingly recanted and Ray J stayed.

Later, Ray reportedly complained to friends about the incident, saying "Pat ruined what was a great opportunity to honor the woman who I loved."

A rep for the Houston family later admitted they did ask Ray J to be moved from his seat because Billboard told them they needed that particular seat.

Ray J had a ticket with the proper seat number, so he refused to budge, and security was called, but the Houstons deny any lingering feud with Ray.

In related news (not really), Kim Kardashian is the hottest woman in the world, according to Zoo Weekly. She can thank Ray for that glorious title.

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Katy Perry is never one to hold anything back.

The singer performed her new song "Wide Awake" at the Billboard Music Awards last night, a song written for her upcoming 3D documentary movie and which appears to specifically address her recent divorce from comedian Russell Brand.

Watch and listen to her performance here:

"I'm wide awake. I was in the dark, I was falling hard with an open heart. How did I read the stars so wrong. I was dreaming for so long. I wish I knew then what I know now. I wouldn't dive in, I wouldn't bow down," she sings.

But the song isn't about the singer wallowing in heartbreak for long, at least.

"Not losing any sleep," she says. "I picked up every piece and landed on my feet."

"Need nothing to complete myself. I am born again, outta the lion's den. I don't have to pretend. The story's over now, the end."

If the song is as autobiographical as it sounds, she's moved on. Good for her.

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Blond beauty Carrie Underwood performed the title track to her chart-topping new album, Blown Away, live at last night's Billboard Music Awards.

Showing off her unmistakably powerful pipes (and other attributes), Carrie commanded the stage with what she calls one of the darkest songs she's ever written.

Dark or not, it was a terrific effort, don't you agree?

At the event, Carrie talked to reporters about Robin Gibb, who died earlier in the day, and how she used to listen to the late Bee Gees singer as a kid.

"My parents both listened to the Bee Gees quite a bit when I was little, so I was definitely exposed to them at an early age," she said.

"They just had a sound that was all their own, obviously, [it was] never duplicated," she added. "They were very influential on music in general."

"It's very sad to hear about any loss. There have been a lot of legends lost this year, so it's always sad to see it happen, but they are paying a couple of tributes here, and I know that they'll be classy and respectful and allow us all to remember them."

The most notable: John Legend and Jordin Sparks' tribute to Whitney.

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Not that she wasn't prety to begin with, but Kelly Clarkson is looking great these days, showing off a slim, toned physique at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The original American Idol took the stage with a sexier look than we're used to seeing, making her performance of "Dark Side" even more memorable.

Kelly also has a new reality show coming out, Duets, and a recent tour that may have contributed to her weight loss. Whatever it is, bravo, girl!

Take a look at her performance below and see for yourself:

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Chris Brown brought his BMX skills to the Billboard Music Awards Sunday.

His vocal skills? Mmmnot so much, from the looks of the performance.

The singer rode onstage in Las Vegas to perform his high-energy hit "Turn Up the Music" against a colorful, bike ramp backdrop dubbed the "Fun Zone."

Breezy's leopard fur-lined jacket (open to show off his muscular, tattooed chest, obvi) and impressive dance moves wowed the crowd, but his singing?

Fans on Twitter were disappointed, at least in part, for Chris' lip-syncing.

Some viewers tweeted sentiments like, "What's the point of performing live if you're gonna lip sync? You should just become a back up dancer."

"I don't mind Chris Brown lip synching... at least he PERFORMS !!!" wrote one fan in defense of Chris. "CB performance never disappoints."

The event, which also featured Justin Bieber's performance and Jordin Sparks' tribute to Whitney Houston, certainly featured the big names.

What do you think of Chris' performance? Thumbs up or down?

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The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were in full swing Sunday night, with Justin Bieber among the music mega-stars hand to perform in Las Vegas.

Biebs became the first name on the list of Billboard Music Award winners, taking home Top Social Artist honors and addressing his many fans.

JB went on to perform his new hit song “Boyfriend.” Watch below!

"I just want to say how much of a blessing it's been... the past three or four years, growing up in front of everybody,” Justin said emotionally.

“I want to thank all my fans worldwide, because the Internet is where I got my start, and all my fans have helped me get to this position."

Modern Family star and BMA co-host Julie Bowen asked the audience to pay their respects to Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees member who died Sunday.

Other performances honored the late Adam "MCA" Yauch, Queen of Disco Donna Summer, and of course Jordin Sparks' tribute to Whitney Houston.

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