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2012 Billboard Music Awards: 20 essential takeaways from the show

Like most music awards shows, the Billboard Music Awards are so not about the statuettes that are doled out. The show — which aired live last night on ABC from the MGM Grand Hotel, with hosts, Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell — is typically more about everything but the awards: performances, tributes, collaborations, and other sundry craziness.

Hell, even the fashion — hello to Miley Cyrus’ barely-there suit jacket — is more important than the prizes! And that was no different this year. Just a handful of the 46 awards were actually given out during the show (LMFAO dominated), which was jolted to life with performances from Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, and Linkin Park; tributes to Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, and Stevie Wonder; a collaboration between Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys; and a heartfelt speech by Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Here are 20 essential takeaways from the evening:

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Hear Lisa Marie Presley's 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet,' her first new song in five years -- EXCLUSIVE

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For fans of solo female artists with strong voices, times are booming.

There’s Adele, of course, still commanding the charts; Norah Jones, set to release her Dangermouse-assisted new album in less than a month; and Fiona Apple, whose overdue comeback is prowling just around the corner.

Now, add Lisa Marie Presley to the mix. After a seven-year absence, the scion of a legendary pop legacy is about to unleash the T Bone Burnett-produced Storm and Grace.

“When songs from Lisa Marie Presley showed up at my door, I was curious,” Burnett says of working on the record. “I wondered what the daughter of an American revolutionary music artist had to say.”

“What I heard was honest, raw, unaffected, and soulful,” he continued. “I thought her father would be proud of her.”

The album doesn’t hit shelves until May 15, but you can listen to the smoky, spooky lead single “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” exclusively here:

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