Recapping the Billboard Music Awards – Kelly Clarkson hits the Spotlight

Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and oh, boy, it was quite a show!

Kelly Clarkson Hosted the Show with Grace

The Billboard Music Awards celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart since the chart made its debut in 1958.

The night was full of great moments. The host Kelly Clarkson opened the night by honoring the victims of tragic school shooting in Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday.

“I’m a Texas girl, and my home state has had so much tragedy over this past year, and once again we’re grieving for more kids that have died because of absolutely no reason at all.”

Instead of taking a moment of silence, Kelly called for something else. She called to action, to change. Parents should sent their kids to school, churches, clubs without fear and everyone should act and make a difference towards that goal.

“Tonight y’all, let’s in your community, where you live, your friends, everybody,” she shared. “Let’s have a moment of action. Let’s have a moment of change.”

Kelly Clarkson then entertained the crowd and paid tribute to her favorite artists. She performed a medley of some of the year’s top songs including Bruno Mars’ “Finesse”, Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes”, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE” and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”. Her performance included feathered showgirls, a tightrope walker, shirtless Thunder From Under hunks, a lot of dancers, backup singers and accessories and did not disappoint the tough crowd that sang along and danced in their seats.

The Awards

The Awards featured performances from Ariana Grande, Dual Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Kesha and many more but the cherry on the top of the cake was Janet Jackson’s performance who accepted the 2018 Billboard ICON Music Award and performed on television for the first time in eight years.

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar had 15 nominations each and definitely dominated the show.

Kendrick and Sheeran won 6 each while Bruno Mars won 5 Billboard Awards. Drake has had 162 songs on the Hot 100 List and among nine nominations, he won the Top Billboard 200 Artist Award. Taylor Swift was the top winner of all time with 21 Billboard Awards and now she added two more to her collection, for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album. Khalid, Camila Cabello, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, BTZ, SZA, Jay-Z, Cardi B, Chris Stapleton.

Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Brian, U2, MercyMe, The Chainsmokers, Ozuna and Alan Jackson were other winners.


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