Drake beat out Cardi B and Ariana Grande, among others, Wednesday to win Billboard’s Top Artist grant toward the night’s end – making him the most-granted craftsman at the Billboard Music Awards ever.
“I want to thank my mom for her relentless effort in my life… To win any award is incredible, but to win this award is surreal,” he said, saying thanks to the group while accepting the trophy for best artist.
Something pure must’ve been in the water at the BBMAs of the fact that the night was full of pop music adorableness — from Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s fantastic, Disney-like show opener to Kelly Clarkson’s impeccable hosting skills.
Read on for all the top awards minutes you may have missed.
Taylor Swift opens the show with the live presentation of “ME!”
Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie united interestingly in front of an audience at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to give “ME!” – Swift’s fresh out of the box new single – its live presentation.
Their performance was full with call-outs to Swift’s “ME!” music video, including a reenactment of the clip’s colorful briefcase dance and Urie reproducing his Mary Poppins-style ride on a flying umbrella. The performance finished with significantly increasingly airborne umbrella dancers spinning while appended to the rooftop.
Host Kelly Clarkson reminds everybody she’s a killer singer
Filling in as the night’s host, Clarkson offered the gathering of people a blend of the night’s nominated songs and artists, helping every one of us to remember her astonishing vocal skills all the while.
Subsequent to being tongue in cheek launched out from a seat in the gathering of people for being a “seat filler” by a security guard – aka Rob Gronkowski – Clarkson opened with Bebe Rexha’s verse from “Meant To Be” with Florida Georgia Line. She then launched into a medley including bits of Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” Cardi B’s “I Like It,” Maren Morris’ “The Middle,” Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” and more.
The Jonas Brothers had an entertainment ceremony get-together
The Jonas Brothers rejoined at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to play out their new single, “Sucker,” and nobody was increasingly eager to see the trio on stage than their leading ladies.
Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas sat together in the audience of people as their noteworthy others – Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas – performed. Nick even halted mid-execution to give Chopra a kiss, and Joe paused for a minute to hit the dance floor with his fiancee, Turner.
Ariana Grande brings “7 Rings” to its first awards show
Performing “7 Rings” out of the blue at an awards show, Grande reminded everybody what the Grammys could’ve had if the entertainment pageant didn’t freely quarrel with the singer earlier this year, ultimately causing her to drop out.
Repeating the scenes fans found in the “7 Rings” video, which she’s additionally conveyed to her Sweetener world visit, Grande flaunted her rapping abilities in an all-pink gathering while at the same time playing out a fiery move routine with her experience group, featuring a car emblazoned with “Ariana Grande BBMAs.”
Grande additionally brought home two honors amid Monday’s show, for diagram accomplishment and top female craftsman.
Madonna goes VR with “Medellin” performance
Spread on the ground, sporting high contrast ribbon and an eye fix, Madonna’s performance of her new single “Medellin” highlighted eye-popping Madonna multi dimensional images wearing different correspondingly expound troupes. They moved as she and Colombian vocalist Maluma played out her new single “Medellin.”
Thinking about Madonna’s history of dubious live exhibitions, her BBMAs set was an entrancing new heading for the pop star, utilizing computer generated reality to zest up what would’ve been a generally customary appearance.
Obviously, “Madame X,” as she’s marked herself for her new album, included plenty of sexed-up details in her performance, flashing a garter and waving around a riding crop while on stage.
Mariah Carey helps us to remember her “Icon” status
Presented by Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey made that big appearance to acknowledge the Billboard Music grants’ Icon trophy with a performance and speech.
With her whistle register ringing through the auditorium, she took the stage to open with a performance of her new song “A No No,” transitioning into a medley of classics from “Always Be My Baby” and “Emotions” to “Hero.”
Taylor Swift got in on the fun, breaking out the move moves from the gathering of people amid Carey’s performance.
Mariah’s discourse was a festival of her fans – with a nervy affirmation of the stumbles she may have made en route.
“We’ve all seen them, we’ve all made mistakes; there’s been a few memes. I guess I’ve always felt like an outsider, someone who doesn’t quite belong anywhere – that lost interracial child who’s felt like she could succeed anywhere,” she said. “To anyone who doesn’t allow themselves to be broken… I celebrate you tonight. And to anyone who’s ever told me that a song I wrote saved their life, I thank you, because you saved mine.”
Halsey and BTS shut it down
BTS had the most indisputable nearness of any artist at the BBMAs this year, if the shouts from the crowd each time they showed up on camera was any indication.
Halsey joined the K-pop boy band in their impressive choreography to “Boy With Luv,” their recent collaboration, which they performed together for the first time.