2014 Billboard Music Awards: Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea take on ‘Fancy,’ ‘Problem’

Billboard -There are many notable performances that will probably be held on the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, but was a star born even more than she was already in Iggy Azalea? She was given an early spot on the night, but in addition to that, she also put on a great performance in between her own his “Fancy” and her collaboration “Problem” with Ariana Grande.

The biggest selling point for Azalea in particular through these two performances was how clear it was that she was rapping without any backup track or music drowning her out. There are so many rap performances in particular that are helped on awards shows with either backing tracks or somebody else basically serving as the music version of a seat-filler.

It also probably helped her mightily that “Fancy” and “Problem” are both songs that are still on the way up, and if this were a few weeks from now, then it would be very much possible that some people would be tired of them. We’re not at that point yet, so they are still exciting.

From a TV standpoint, we are still interested in finding out whether or not Grande is going to go back to her Nickelodeon show “Sam & Cat” after all this. It must be hard, given that she probably feels indebted to the show for her success, while at the same time there are so many other opportunities out there for her now.

What did you think about this performance on the show tonight, and did it live up to most of the hype and the audio versions of the song? Share below, and to get some other assorted highlights from the night in general, be sure to click here. You can also sign up in the event that you want some great stuff related to the show sent right to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter.

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