Taylor Swift, Brandy and Usher attended the awards ceremony in Las Vegas, which featured tributes to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch.
Brandy arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The singer recently released a new single "Put it Down," which included Chris Brown.
Country star Carrie Underwood smiles at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. She is set to perform at the Country Music Television awards June 6.
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Members of Far East Movement pose at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Earlier this year, the hip hop quartet featured Justin Bieber on one of its tracks.
Jordin Sparks arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She and John Legend prepared a tribute to the late Whitney Houston for the ceremony.
Katy Perry wears white at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The singer brought her grandmother to the awards show as her date.
Members of the electro-pop duo LMFAO pose at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The duo was nominated in 17 categories.
Miley Cyrus sports white at the Billboard Music Awards.
Singer Nelly Furtado arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Her next album, The Spirit Indestructible, is scheduled for a September release.
Taylor Swift wears an elegant gown at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The singer announced last week she was donating $4 million for music education.
Boy band the Wanted pose at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
Usher wears a bold outfit at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The artist appeared on NBC's Today show last week to kick off its summer concert series.
Alicia Keys poses at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, where she was scheduled to perform with the evening's Icon Award-winner Stevie Wonder.
Justin Bieber poses at the Billboard Music Awards, where he took home honors for "Top Social Artist."
Footloose actress Julianne Hough poses in a strapless silver dress at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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