Watch Kelly Clarkson perform an epic music mashup at the Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson kicked off the Billboard Music Awards with a musical medley of the year's biggest hits.

The 'Behind These Hazel Eyes' hitmaker made her entrance to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas through the audience, taking a seat next to actor Terry Crews and discussing Taylor Swift and Brandon Urie's show-opening performance of 'Me!' before being ejected by former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, who claimed he was a security guard and she was in a seat needed by Florida Georgia Line.

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But when the country stars claimed they didn't recognise the evening's host, she said: "Oh, you got jokes, you got jokes? Okay. I'll prove it."

She was then joined by a guitarist and back-up singers and performed the duo's hit 'Meant to Be' before making her way to Ella Mai for a chorus of 'Boo'd Up'.

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She then climbed on stage and was joined by dancers as she sang snatches of tracks including Maroon 5's 'Girls Like You', a country take on Zedd's 'The Middle', Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's 'One Kiss', Panic! At The Disco's 'High Hopes', as well as an impressive take on Cardi B's 'I Like It', which featured male dancers with cash cannons and Kelly not only rapping but also tackling Bad Bunny's Spanish verse.

That wasn't Kelly's only musical performance of the evening because later in the show, she changed into a pink dress to sing 'Broken & Beautiful' from her new movie 'UglyDolls'.

Watch Kelly Clarkson perform Broken & Beautiful at the Billboard Music Awards:

And speaking ahead of the ceremony, the 37-year-old star - who was also host of the event in 2018 - had insisted she didn't feel nervous about any of her duties on the night.

She told E! News: "I'm not really nervous about either. Performing, obviously, is fun and I am doing 'Broken & Beautiful' from the UglyDolls soundtrack. And then I'm hosting! I just have fun with it. Hopefully they like it and if you don't, whatever. It's happening regardless."

Billboard Music Awards 2019 Winners:

Top Artist:

Drake

Top New Artist:

Juice WRLD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Ariana Grande

Top Male Artist:

Drake

Top Female Artist:

Ariana Grande

Top Duo/Group:

BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Drake

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Drake

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Drake

Top Song Sales Artist:

Drake

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Drake

Top Social Artist:

BTS

Top Touring Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:

Ella Mai

Top R&B Male Artist:

The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:

Ella Mai

Top R&B Tour:

Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top Rap Artist:

Drake

Top Rap Male Artist:

Drake

Top Rap Female Artist:

Cardi B

Top Rap Tour:

Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top Country Artist:

Luke Combs

Top Country Male Artist:

Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:

Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour:

Kenny Chesney

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Top Rock Tour:

Elton John

Top Latin Artist:

Ozuna

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle

Top Gospel Artist:

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Drake 'Scorpion'

Top Soundtrack:

'The Greatest Showman'

Top R&B Album:

XXXTentacion '17'

Top Rap Album:

Drake 'Scorpion'

Top Country Album:

Luke Combs 'This One's For You'

Top Rock Album:

Panic! At This Disco 'Pray For The Wicked'

Top Latin Album:

Ozuna 'Aura'

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers 'Sick Boy'

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle 'Look Up Child'

Top Gospel Album:

Tori Kelly 'Hiding Place'

Top Hot 100 Song:

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B 'Girls Like You'

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Travis Scott 'SICKO MODE'

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Drake 'In My Feelings'

Top Selling Song:

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B 'Girls Like You'

Top Radio Song:

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B 'Girls Like You'

Top Collaboration:

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B 'Girls Like You'

Top R&B Song:

Ella Mai 'Boo'd Up'

Top Rap Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin 'I Like It'

Top Country Song:

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line 'Meant to Be'

Top Rock Song:

Panic! At The Disco 'High Hopes'

Top Latin Song:

Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna 'Te Bote'

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey 'The Middle'

Top Christian Song:

Lauren Daigle 'You Say'

Top Gospel Song:

Koryn Hawthorne 'Won't He Do It'

- Bang! Showbiz