Entering the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance dedicated to his wife.
With his sore throat when he sang passionately from the piano, Legend sang “It’s for Chrissy” before the audience Never break, In which “We will never break.” Two weeks after Chrissy Tizen announced she had a miscarriage, she and the legend “went home from the hospital without a baby,” she explained in a heartfelt social media post.
“John, it’s so beautiful,” says host Kelly Clarkson following the Legend’s performance. “All my love to you and Chrissy.”
It was one of several shows pre-taped for Wednesday’s show. The three-hour show, which aired on NBC, was attended and performed by other musicians at the empty Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
After announcing that the show’s biggest honor, top artist Malone, had won, Clarkson spun another eight trophies for the hitmaker.
“I’m honestly flying with the love that everyone has shown me,” said Malone, who is also a top rap artist, top male artist and winner of the top rap album. “It was a big thing for me and everyone involved [butts] Off. “
He beat Elish for the top prize, but she still won, the Home Top Billboard 200 album, Top Female Artist and Top New Artist.
The 18-year-old, wearing a face mask, told the audience, “Please vote, please wear a mask, please wash your hands.”
Others have similar messages. Khalid, who has won five honors, told fans “Your voice matters more now than ever before.” Lijo was dressed in black and printed throughout the “vote”.
She also made an encouraging speech, telling the audience to find their voices and not to conform to social norms.
“I want to say that I’m thinking a lot about oppression and voices that refuse to suppress. And I’m wondering, ‘Would I be standing here now if it’s not for big black women? Should I suppress their voices?’ , It’s a sign that you ‘re true to who you are, “said Lizzo on stage after winning the Top Songs Sales Artist. .
“I can tell you everything – when people try to suppress something, it usually has the power of that thing. They are afraid of your power. You have the power of who you are. There is power in your throat. So whether it is through music, protest or your right to vote, use your power, Use your voice and refuse to suppress. “
Other winners include Lil Nas X, who took home four honors and accepted the Top Hot 100 song. Old Town RoadKanye West, who released two gospel albums last week, has won four prizes: Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Song, Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Album.
Luke Combs followed with three wins, and after his performance he delivered positive words to his fans and staff working on the awards show.
“I know everyone has a lot more this year. I thank the staff working on this show tonight because they went through some crazy things to make this happen for you. I hope everyone is safe at home,” he said.
Garth Brooks has accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who calls the domestic star “true musical legend and my friend Garth Brooks”. Brooks, the only artist to reach the diamond status, showcased his mix of successes, selling over nine million units each of his nine albums.
Other performers include BTS, Alicia Keys, Kane Brown, Khalid, Swali, Cia, Brandy, Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Saint JHN, N Vogue and Demi Lovato, who sang her new song for President Donald Trump. Omnipotent.
Clarkson sang Steve Winwood’s song Superior loveIt became a dance hit last year after Norwegian DJ-producer Kaigo remixed the cover of Whitney Houston’s song and became an international hit. Clarkson was joined by drummer Sheila E and Pentatonics for the performance of the song, which earned Houston a posthumous nomination for Top Dance / Electronic Song. Houston died in 2012.
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Hollen, who died last week, honored the show by airing a clip of his Billboard Awards show from 2015 onwards. And rapper-activist killer Mike received the Changemaker Award.
This year’s Billboard Awards were originally scheduled to take place in April but was postponed due to the epidemic. This is the reason why some nominees from 55 categories feel the same way.
For example, a total of five nominees for the lead song award were nominated for a Grammy in January of this year. And Ariana Grande were among the nominees for the Top Billboard 200 album Thanks, next, Released in October 2018, and Swift Lover, She was not recently released Folk tales. Some of the nominees for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are big contenders – more than a year ago – including Lil Nass X Old Town Road And Lizzos The truth hurts.