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Millennium Award recipient Britney Spears performs a medley of songs at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., May 22, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

On Sunday, Britney Spears sent temperatures off the roof during a steamy performance of her greatest hits songs at the Billboard Music Awards 2016 in Las Vegas. She stripped down to a bejewelled lingerie and put on a stunning display in her shimmering two-piece. Spears brought her impressive catalogue of songs to life as the crowd madly cheered. The singer sizzled as she took off her red trench coat to reveal her racy attire.

The mother-of-two took her fans through massive hits such as “Toxic,” “Slave 4 U” and “Womaniser.” She gave the audience a taste of her residency show in Las Vegas. A group of dancers in black mesh ensemble surrounded the pop star as she writhed around a gold pole. Spears performed a medley of her smash hits to celebrate her Millennium Award honour.

She kicked off her medley with her 2013 single “Work B----.” The diva showed some amazing power moves as she moved on to her next hit “Womaniser.” While performing “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Spears rode a giant guitar before bridging into “Breathe On Me,” “I'm a Slave 4 U,” “Touch Of My Hand,” and finally, “Toxic.” Spears shot into the music scene in 1999 with her hit “...Baby One More Time” that went 14 times platinum in the US alone.

Past recipients of the award include Beyonce (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012). Ciara and Ludacris hosted Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards 2016. Spears sizzled through the entire performance before receiving the award for her career achievements and influence on the music industry.

Pop-queen Madonna performed in the awards ceremony, paying tribute to Prince. Madonna and Prince rules the 80s and shared a frenemy kind of a relationship. She closed Sunday night's awards on an emotional note performing two of Prince's most-loved ballads, "Let's Go Crazy" and "Nothing Compares 2 U." As the ballad ended, Madonna was joined by Stevie Wonder. They wooed the audience with Prince's signature song "Purple Rain."

Celine Dion was presented with the Icon Award, Billboard's lifetime achievement honour. Dion performed Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.” It was a powerful tear-jerking performance, and while accepting the award, she was surprised by her son René-Charles, who came up on stage to present the honour to her mother.

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