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Billboard Music Awards 2014’s 15 Best and Worst Moments

From the inane Michael Jackson hologram to Lorde’s goth scorcher

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Last night, we were reminded that Billboard throws an annual award show. Mega-sellers like Katy Perry, Pitbull, Miley Cyrus and an apologetic Robin Thicke were all on hand to celebrate their dominance of sales and statistics. Here are the 15 best and worst moments from this gathering of famous people and one famous hologram.

By Caryn Ganz, Jason Newman, James Montgomery, Nick Murray and Christopher R. Weingarten

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Worst Product Placement: This Phone

The nimrod waving his massive smart phone in Shakira's face from the front row was either the result of irritating product placement or the worst security fail in recent history. Judging by the Samsung Galaxy ad that aired shortly after this ridiculous moment, we're going to bet on the latter. 

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