Luke Bryan was on stage early and often at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 18). He was also country's first televised winner, picking up the Top Country Artist Award midway through the three-hour telecast.

Bryan was also up for Top Billboard 200 Album, but the winner in that category was pop star Justin Timberlake. In total he was up for six awards, but landed just two, including Top Country Album.

Other country winners included Florida Georgia Line for Top Country Song and Alan Jackson for Top Christian Album. Carrie Underwood won the Billboard Milestone Award, a fan-voted contest. The night's overall big winner was Justin Timberlake.

2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists:

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce, ‘Beyonce’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Drake, ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience’ - WINNER!

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons - WINNER!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Top Male Artist
Luke Bryan
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake - WINNER!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake - WINNER!

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber - WINNER!
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist
Luke Bryan - WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Country Album
Garth Brooks, ‘Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ - WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
The Robertsons, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, ‘Precious Memories: Volume II’ - WINNER!
Skillet, ‘Rise’
Third Day, ‘Miracle’
Chris Tomlin, ‘Burning Lights’
Various Artists, ‘WOW Hits 2014’

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Luke Bryan, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ - WINNER!
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

Billboard Milestone Award
Carrie Underwood - WINNER!
Ellie Goulding

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