Singer Beyonce lit up the stage during her performance of her new single “Run the World (Girls)” at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. She also accepted her award for Artist of the Millennium which was presented by her mother, Tina Knowles, and nephew, Juelz.
During her acceptance speech, she thanked her mom and dad for “teaching me about the music industry [and] about work ethic and drive”. She also thanked her former group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as well as the original members of Destiny’s Child. “I’d like to thank the original members of Destiny’s Child, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.”