Shakira Gets Frisky With Gerard Piqué At The Billboard Music Awards (PHOTOS)

05/19/2014 11:01 am ET
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Shakira and her boyfriend, the Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, hit the red carpet together at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, a first for the couple. And the Colombian superstar was definitely excited.

Piqué had crossed the Atlantic to accompany Shak and watch the singer light up the stage with her single "Empire." At one point Sunday, Piqué was backstage supporting the singer and when the two collided -- literally -- they had no problem showing their affection in public.

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Shakira wasn't the only Latina to shine bright at the BBMAs. Marc Anthony swept the Latin categories, winning Best Latin Star, Best Latin Album and Best Latin Song, and Jennifer Lopez became the first woman to receive Billboard's Icon Award.

J.Lo performed her single "First Love" and joined Pitbull onstage as they opened the show with the official World Cup anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)." The soccer fever didn't end there, however, as Ricky Martin also hit the stage with "Vida," the controversial song from the Sony SuperSong competition.

Check out more photos of Shakira and Gerard Piqué at the BBMAs below.

  • Shakira and Piqué on the BBMA red carpet
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  • Shakira and Piqué on the BBMA red carpet
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  • Shakira and Piqué on the BBMA red carpet
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  • Shakira and Piqué on the BBMA red carpet
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  • Shakira and Piqué on the BBMA red carpet
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  • Shakira Performs "Empire"
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  • LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shakira performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Shakira Performs "Empire"
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  • Singer Shakira performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Shakira Performs "Empire"
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  • LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Shakira performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • And backstage...
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Earlier on HuffPost:

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