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Look Back at the Best Moments From the Billboard Music Awards!

May 18 2013 - 5:30am

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards are rolling into Las Vegas on Sunday. It's shaping up to be a great show, with Taylor Swift [1], Justin Bieber [2], Jennifer Lopez [3], and Lil Wayne scheduled to perform, while Madonna [4] will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award. Before we check out all the action this weekend, though, we're taking a look back at the Billboard fun in years past. Remember when Jessica Simpson [5] and Nick Lachey [6] took the stage together in 2003 or when Britney Spears [7] heated things up with Rihanna [8] in 2011? Click through to see all the photos, and check back later for coverage from the show!

Katy Perry [9] brought her grandmother as her date to the May 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Usher [10] showed off his artist of the year Billboard award next to Cher in December 1998.

Julianne Hugh congratulated Justin Bieber [11] in May at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Jessica Simpson [12] and Nick Lachey [13] presented the digital track of the year award on stage during the 2003 fun in December.

The Backstreet Boys were the center of attention backstage at the December 1998 show.

Jennifer Lopez [14] and Marc Anthony [15] walked the carpet together in December 2005.

In December 2003, Nicole Richie [16] and Paris Hilton [17] took the stage.

Justin Timberlake [18] greeted fans during the 2001 show in December.

Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson [19] got close on the Billboard red carpet in December 2006.

Britney Spears [20] and Rihanna [21] performed together in May 2011.

Taylor Swift [22] hugged Zooey Deschanel [23] after receiving her Billboard Music Award in May 2012.

Matthew McConaughey [24] presented John Mellencamp with the 2001 century award at the December show.

Musical couple Gwen Stefani [25] and Gavin Rossdale [26] posed for the cameras in December 2006.

Christina Aguilera [27] hit the stage during the 2000 show, back when it was held in December.

Carrie Underwood [28] and her husband, Mike Fisher, were on hand for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in May.

Ricky Martin got excited with his Billboard statues backstage in December 1999.

Mariah Carey [29] and Stevie Wonder posed for a pic at the December 1998 Billboard Music Awards.

Destiny's Child performed at the December 2004 event.

Carly Rae Jepsen performed her hit song "Call Me Maybe" at the May 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The O.C. cast took the stage at the December 2003 Billboard Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus [30] wore nothing but a white blazer to the May 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Celine Dion [31], Bono [32], and Shania Twain got together for a backstage photo op in December 2003.

The cast of High School Musical won the award for the best soundtrack album in December 2006.

Gwen Stefani [33] showed off her stomach during a December 2001 performance.

Pink rocked the microphone at the Billboard Music Awards in December 2001.

Britney Spears [34] and Kanye West [35] buddied up at the Billboard Music Awards in December 2004.

Beyoncé was surrounded by look-alikes at a December 2003 Billboard Music Awards performance.

Kristen Bell [36] presented the rock single award with Def Leppard in December 2006.

Nicole Kidman [37] and Selena Gomez [38] met up on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet in December 2011.

'NSYNC sat down for a special Billboard Music Awards show in December 2001.

Shakira [39] and Wyclef Jean shared the stage in December 2006.

Justin Bieber [40] and Usher [41] had a bonding moment at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2012.

In December 1999, Jay-Z [42] picked up a Billboard Music Award.

Mandy Moore [43] went with a bright plaid look for the December 1999 Billboard Music Awards.

Alicia Keys [44] got excited about the seven awards she picked up in December 2004.

Chrissy Teigen cuddled up to John Legend [45] in May 2012 at the Billboard Music Awards.

Beyoncé Knowles commanded the stage with dancers at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2011.

Usher [46] got sexy on stage in December 2004 for the Billboard Music Awards.

Nick Lachey [47] signed autographs for fans at the December 2004 show.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown snuggled up backstage in December 1993 for the Billboard Music Awards.

Carrie Underwood [48] balanced multiple Billboard awards after the December 2006 event.

Taylor Swift [49], Justin Bieber [50], and Selena Gomez [51] made a picture-perfect group in December 2011.

In December 2005, Ashlee Simpson [52] performed with Pretty Ricky at the Billboard Music Awards.

Lance Bass had Lea Michele [53] on his arm at the Billboard Music Awards in December 2010.

The Black Eyed Peas rocked the Billboard Music Awards stage in May 2011.

Keith Urban [54], Sheryl Crow [55], and Lance Armstrong [56] hung out at the December 2004 Billboard Music Awards.

Natasha Bedingfield performed at the May 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Katy Perry [57] performed at the May 2012 Billboard Music Awards.


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