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McRae put her formidable choreo skills to work for the high-energy performance, starting with a sultry shot from outside the window of the Moxy and then moving to her strutting through a garage in a gray power suit surrounded by a troupe of male dancers. She ditches her blazer to reveal a sequined crop top with matching sequined briefs sticking out from her low-slung pants.
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Next, she walks through a hallway onto the Moxy rooftop, where she’s joined by a crowd of fans who line either side of a spot-lit runway as McRae powers through an intricate dance routine. She ends the performance with a wind machine turning her hair into a flowing mane as she plays air guitar to the song’s wailing solo.
The powerhouse performance was choreographed by Sean Bankhead, who also dance-directed McRae’s Saturday Night Live debut performance the night before. Her dance skills are obvious, and fans might remember that McRae competed on the 2016 season of So You Think You Can Dance as a teen, finishing third.
“Greedy” leaps from No. 22 to No. 11 on the current Hot 100. It is her second top 20 hit, following “You Broke Me First,” which reached No. 17 in March 2021. In addition to her debut BBMA performance, McRae also makes her debut on Billboard‘s cover this week.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards are presented by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s award-winning travel program and marketplace. McRae’s performance was filmed at the Moxy Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, a part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of hotel brands. A select group of Marriott Bonvoy Members got to experience McRae’s performance first-hand by redeeming their points for access via Marriott Bonvoy Moment, Marriott Bonvoy’s experiences platform. Additionally, two exclusive acceptance speeches were hosted at extraordinary hotel brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.
Performances and awards for the 2023 Billboard Music Awards are still rolling out tonight on BBMAs.watch and across BBMA and Billboard social channels.
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