The best moments from the Billboard Music Awards

Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in years yesterday at one of the music industry's biggest nights.
2:04 | 05/21/18

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We have more now on the billboard music awards and what a night for Janet Jackson honored with the icon award and ABC's Eva pilgrim is here with all of those details. Eva. Hey, Amy. Yeah, Janet just turned 52 last ek. The legend performing live on TV for the first time since becoming a mom and, wow. Sunday night was all about the stars. Welcome y'all to the 2018 billboard music awards. Reporter: Salt-N-Pepa performing their top hits. En vogue rocking the stage. ??? What a man, what a man ??? Reporter: A and cameo from Kelly Clarkson. J. Lo and D.J. Cal led making it rain ?????? Reporter: The night was all about the queen of rhythm nation. What's my name, y'all? Reporter: Stars already paying tribute to Jackson on the red carpet from Salt-N-Pepa. We will forever love Janet. She is just an amazing person. Reporter: To Jennifer Lopez. Janet was one of my idols growing up and I got to work with her early in my career. Reppremios de m??sica de fifth harmony star norman. Janet Jackson is constantly reinventing herself. Not afraid to go against and break barriers. Show your love for Janet Jackson. Reporter: Bruno Mars making a surprise appearance to introduce Jackson as she took center stage for her first TV performance in nine years. ??? Nasty ??? Reporter: Dripping in gold performing a blockbuster medley of her hits making history as the first black woman to win a billboard icon award dedicating her win to everywhere. I want to thank all of you for this honor. At long last women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled. Manipulated or abused. Reporter: And abused, that word getting a lot of attention. Speculation she may have been referring to her own experience but she looked amazing. She was so pow you are Felton and so inspirational. Thank you very much. Coming up we'll talk about how you can steal Meghan's style

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