Monday, May 23, 2011

The Billboard Music Awards 2011 Winners

2011 Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . Hosted by Ken Jeong,

Album Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift

Digital Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber

Millennium Award:

Hot 100 Song of the Year:
Taio Cruz - Dynamite

Top Radio Song:
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Eminem - Recovery

Country Song of the Year:
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Top Duo or Group of the Year:
Black Eyed Peas

Viral Innovator of the Year:
Cee-Lo Green

Radio Artist of the Year:

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Katy Perry

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Katy Perry

Top New Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber

Country Artist of the Year:
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:

Fan Favorite of the Year:
Justin Bieber

Female Artist of the Year:

Top Pop Artist:
Lady GaGa

Top Rap Artist:

Top Rap Song:
Eminem & Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie

Top Dance Artist:
Lady GaGa

Top Pop Album:
Justin Bieber - My World 2.0

Top R&B Album:
Usher - Raymond vs Raymond

Top Country Album:
Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Lady Gaga - The Fame

Battle of the Bands Winner:
Gentlemen Hall

Icon Award:
Neil Diamond

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton invited 1,900 guests to their royal wedding, including David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and David Furnish and Samantha and David Cameron

The bride, Catherine Middleton

After months of speculation, the designer of Kate's wedding dress was finally unveiled as Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

With a 2.7m train, lace detailing and a skirt 'like a flower opening', all eyes were on the bride's much-praised gown.

Kate and her dress were the epitome of royal glamour, drawing widespread comparisons to Hollywood icon and fellow royal bride Grace Kelly.

The groom, Prince William of Wales

The man of the moment Prince William wore his red Irish Guards Mounted Officer’s uniform for the ceremony, surprising many who thought he would marry in his RAF uniform.

He was also wearing his Garter sash and star, Royal Air Force wings, and Golden Jubilee medal.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Michael Middleton at the Westminster Abbey altar
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Michael Middleton at the Westminster Abbey altar (Pic: Reuters)

The Windsors and the Middletons

Like William, Charles and Harry also wore military outfits for the occasion.
Newly promoted Harry wore his uniform of Captain of the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals, while the Prince of Wales wore the Royal Navy number one ceremonial dress.

Her Majesty The Queen wore a suitably sophisticated primrose dress and matching hat designed by Angela Kelly, while mother of the bride Carole Middleton wore a sky blue coatdress by Catherine Walker.

Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton wore a dazzling bridesmaid dress by Sarah Burton, while the bridesmaids all looked suitable cute in their dresses.

The Duchess of Cornwall wore a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue coat by Anna Valentine with a Philip Treacy hat and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice went for rather daring wedding outfits: Eugenie wore a bright blue suit with large hat, while Beatrice wore a taupe coat and dress with an unusual Philip Treacy head piece.

David and Samantha Cameron, Nick and Miriam Clegg in Westminster Abbey
David and Samantha Cameron, Nick and Miriam Clegg in Westminster Abbey (Pic: Getty)

Politicians and their wives

David's choice of suit dominated the headlines, but the PM eventually settled on a smart morning suit.

Wife Samantha Cameron had been tipped to wear Christopher Kane, but ended up wearing a teal Burberry dress with an orange scarf.

While SamCam looked the part, Speaker's wife Sally Bercow raised eyebrows with her low-cut dress.

Nick Clegg's wife Miriam also made a fashion faux-pas, teaming a black spotted dress with a rather garish red hat.

And William Hague's wife Ffion had a rather unwelcome accessory – a leg cast.

Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton with bridesmaids Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes
Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton with bridesmaids Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes (Pic: Getty)

Best of the rest

David and Victoria Beckham threatened to steal the show with their sophisticated outfits – David wore a smart Ralph Lauren grey suit, while Victoria plumped for one of her own creations and a Phillip Treacy hat.

Ben Fogle made a bold statement with an electric blue tie, while pregnant wife Marina wore a green dress with taupe accessories.

Elton John looked sharp, teaming his smart suit with a cream waistcoat and lilac tie.

Partner David Furnish played it safe in grey, but also looked dapper.
Rowan Atkinson was also looking dandy, in a traditional top hat and tails.

Other high-profile guests in attendance included Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, singer Joss Stone and Labour leader Ed Milliband.

Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Asturias and Princess Letizia of Asturias
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Princess Eugenie of York (L) and Princess Beatrice of York

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow with his wife Sally Bercow

Tom Pettifer laughs as he arrives with Master William Lowther-Pinkerton, Lady Louise Windsor and Margarita Armstrong-Jones

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

British Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha Cameron