Billboard Music Awards: Tearful Bobbi Kristina Brown leads tribute to Whitney Houston

Sunday's Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to music stars who have passed away this year.

Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston, Billboard Music AwardsBobbi Kristina gave a speech about Whitney Houston at Billboard Music Awards. Copyright [PA]

Bobbi Kristina Brown gave a speech about her late mother, Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas yesterday.

Whitney Houston was honoured with the Millennium Award, which Bobbi Kristina collected.

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The teenager broke down in tears as she took to the stage, saying: "I really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good but when it was bad, too."

Bobbi Kristina continued: "Thank you for showing that much love, because she deserved it...I'm just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman's life. There will never be another one, ever."

Jordin Sparks performed Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' in an emotional moment.

Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston, Billboard Music AwardsBobbi Kristina with her late mother Whitney Houston. Copyright [WireImage]

Tributes were also paid to other music stars who have recently passed away.

British singer Natasha Bedingfield sang 'Last Dance' in front of a video tribute to Donna Summer, who died of lung cancer last week.

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There was a moment's silence as the audience remembered Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday. Co-host Julie Bowen said: "His voice and music of the Bee Gees will live on forever".

Cee Lo Green paid tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who died earlier this month, by performing '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)'.