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Movie premiere and music shows: A busy Vegas weekend

Las Vegas is no stranger to jam-packed weekends of entertainment, and this past weekend was certainly no exception, with stars from music and film descending on the city for a weekend packed with excitement.  

It began with the official Las Vegas premiere of The Hangover 2 on Saturday afternoon at Planet Hollywood. Stars from the film as well as several Las Vegas celebrities walked the red carpet -- and one even took that a step further. Justin Bartha, who plays Doug, wasn't satisfied with talking about the new flick with the media onslaught. He hopped the carpet rope and went straight through to greet fans along the back wall, taking pictures and high-fiving the crowd.

Las Vegas was the site for another premiere on Saturday: The launch of Glee Live Tour 2011 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The cast from the hit TV show opened their national tour to a packed house of "Gleeks."

Of course, on the hit program, actors sing the hits from today's top artists as well as from music legends. But on Sunday, the MGM Grand played host to many of the artists themselves as the biggest names in the music industry converged for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The show featured performances by Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Cee-Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and more. From the red carpet to "Icon" award recipient Neil Diamond performing to close the show, the Billboard Awards featured the best musicians on Earth in the most exciting destination in the world -- Las Vegas!

Billboard week begins in Las Vegas

The biggest names in the music industry are ready to descend on Las Vegas for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The main event is this Sunday, May 22, at the MGM Grand, but the buzz and excitement is already under way.

Check out this Las Vegas Spotlight page featuring Keri Hilson and watch the video, where she discusses what makes playing in Las Vegas more fun for an artist, why Vegas is unparalleled when it comes to shows and shopping, and more!

If you're already in Las Vegas, head down to the Fremont Street Experience tonight for a FREE Battle of the Bands competition featuring six bands from all across the country vying for a chance to performing live at the Billboard show on Sunday. Tonight's outdoor show starts at 8 p.m. and judges include Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, so come see which group will get the opportunity of a lifetime!

Win your way to the Billboard Music Awards

The biggest stars from the music world will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22 for the 2011 BillBoard Music Awards, and here's your chance to join them.

Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to be giving away the music trip of a lifetime: one lucky fan and a guest will not only win a flight to Las Vegas and accommodations, they'll also score a pair of tickets to the show, get access to the Billboard Music Awards pre-party and post-party, dinner for two and spending money as part of your four-day, three night stay in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

The best part -- entering is free, and easy. Simply fill out this entry form by May 6.

The finalists for this year's awards were announced Wednesday's by Ken Jeong, who will host the live ABC broadcast. Here's video of the announcements from the press conference:

The biggest names in music in the world's most exciting destination. Enter to win and join us in Las Vegas for the 2011 Biillboard Music Awards at MGM Grand on May 22!

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