The return of the Billboard Music Awards proved to still be a performance bombshell as it had on its previous life when the Awards show ran from 1992 until its 2007 demise due to contractual issues.
The BMA's honors winners based on Billboard's year-end music charts, which are based on Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay and features performances from the nights nominees.
Below we listed our favorites from the over 2 hour 2011 spectacle hosted at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. From Flying pianos, super duets and amazing show stopping visual masterpieces the Billboard Music Awards have returned with a vengeance.
Beyonce stole the show with her creative and precisioned timed interactive visual performance that has now outdone any other artist in modern times including her own past legendary stage performances.
Watch below as Beyonce performs her live version of 'Run The World (Girls)' and recieves the Billboard Millennium Award for her achievements in the recording industry.
Mary J Blige performs her newest single Someone to Love Me with the pint sized Weezy on their bridge of broken promises.
Cee-Lo Green literally takes to the skies as he performs a medley of his current hits in a diamond encrusted black smock that would make the King of Vegas appear on the Vegas strip just one more time.
The opening number of the show featured Rihanna and Britney Spears, two pop goddess' on the stage together for the first time ever to perform their tongue in check collaboration 'S&M' which will forever now live in pop history and in the erotic dreams of fans forever.
For a complete list of the nights nominees, winners and performers be sure to visit billboard.com