Michael Jackson's legend still lives on in the world of pop music. He took the stage last night in hologram form at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. He performed "Slave to the Rhythm," a track off his latest album "Xscape."

Many speculated if MJ would peform as a hologram prior to the event. It was not until two days prior that Billboard received the "go" from federal judge Kent Dawson. "Xscape" debuted last week at the No.1 spot in 50 countries.

"We tried to do as best we could what we thought Michael would have loved, and those of us who knew Michael really well, we had a good perspective on it," Epic Records CEO LA Reid told the Associated Press.