Justin Timberlake thanks everyone but Donald Sterling
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 00:43
May 19 - The singer took a shoot at NBA team owner while picking up his Billboard Award. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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STORY: Justin Timberlake, hometown rockers Imagine Dragons and Robin Thicke were big winners at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 19) in Las Vegas that was punctuated by a computer-generated Michael Jackson dancing and singing a newly released song.
The annual televised awards show, a key showcase event for the music industry, honored Timberlake seven times, including top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for last year's "The 20/20 Experience."
Timberlake, 33, who is on tour in Europe, accepted the awards in taped speeches with his touring band that numbers about 20 strong.
"It's not a competition, but if it was, I won. And guess what? I'm OK with that," Timberlake said in a good-natured joke aimed at his competition, singers Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and rockers Imagine Dragons.
When accepting his trophy for "Top Artist" the singer jabed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by saying: "I want to thank everybody on Earth,"except Donald Sterling."
In total the singer took home seven awards.
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