Britney Spears Opens Billboard Music Awards with Eye-Popping Medley
Britney Spears had tongues wagging (or simply hanging out) during her show-opening medley of hits at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.
She emerged in a red jacket and matching top hat, only to shuck them to reveal a Las Vegas showgirl-style beaded outfit that showed off her body as much as her extended number showed off her body of work.
Brit hit "Work Bitch," "Womanizer," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," "Toxic," "Breathe on Me," "Touch of My Hand," and "I'm a Slave 4 U," all the while breaking into some complex, signature-Britney dance moves.
Owning the stage, the diva's act was well-received by the room; People magazine reports Wiz Khalifa was standing up during part of her time onstage. Newcomer Troye Sivan was seen blowing a two-handed kiss in Spears' general direction when she wrapped things up.
Spears, who wore a skimpy, black-lace outfit on the red carpet, will also receive Billboard's Millennium Award for influencing the music industry, following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston and Beyoncé.