Billboard Music Awards – Hypest Performances

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night on ABC and it was really all about the performances. Especially considering it was another award-filled night for Adele. So we have selected our favorite performances of the show to share with you, in case you missed it.

There was no lip-syncing allowed with The Wanted, which made their performance so genuine and great.

The Wanted – Billboard Music Awards 2012


Chris Brown brought us into the ‘FunZone’ with his BMX highlighting performance of “Turn Up The Music.” The performance was enjoyable, especially those super tight jeans…

Chris Brown – Billboard Music Awards 2012


Usher proved that, even with young whippersnappers like Justin Bieber and Chris Brown on deck, he can still rule the stage.

Usher – Billboard Music Awards 2012


I must rep my Oklahoma girl Carrie Underwood. She did not disappoint and blessed us with her voice in a performance of “Blown Away” that gave me tornado season flashbacks.

Carrie Underwood – Billboard Music Awards 2012

Award for most elaborate set goes to Katy Perry. Very reminiscent of Pink’s trapeze-esque performance a few years back, but with a lot more going on in the background. This makes sense because her movie, “Part of Me,” will be released in 3D. Wow.

Katy Perry – Billboard Music Awards 2012


John Legend and Jordin Sparks paid homage to Whitney Houston with heartfelt performances. I teared up when they panned Bobbi Kristina in the crowd.

Whitney Houston Tribute – Billboard Music Awards


And…surprise!! Nelly Furtado is back! I didn’t love her performance, I’m only listing it because her return is newsworthy. So here’s hoping there’s good stuff on her forthcoming album.

Nelly Furtado – Billboard Music Awards

For a list of winners and more on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, click here.

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Doriean Stevenson

Director of Public Relations for HypeGirls, Doriean Stevenson is a writer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She joined the HypeGirls team in December of 2011. By day Doriean works in marketing and freelance writing. She's a storyteller by nature, and can write about anything she sets her mind to. But when she gets to choose, she reports on her passion: music. Doriean currently lives in Los Angeles, California but will always be an Oklahoma girl at heart.

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