The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 18, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It aired live on ABC at 8:00/7:00 PM Central. The show was hosted by Ludacris.
Justin Timberlake won 7 out of his 11 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and top Billboard 200 Artist for The 20/20 Experience. Other winners included Imagine Dragons who won five of their 12 nominations and Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. scoring four trophies each. Lorde had 12 nominations. Katy Perry had 10 nominations, including top artist, top female and Hot 100 artist. Miley Cyrus received nine nominations, including top artist, top female, Hot 100 artist and top streaming artist. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had eight nominations, including top duo/group.
At the ceremony, Jennifer Lopez received the Icon Award. She became the fourth artist and the first woman to obtain the award, joining past winners including Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince.
Claudia Leitte was the only Brazilian artist to perform throughout the history of the awards
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers, with Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco, and Larry Klein as producers.