Some laypeople may have been surprised when K-pop septet BTS won the Top Social Media Artist honor by a landslide at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, beating out Western pop acts like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
It was the elders of pop — late legends Biggie Smalls and Chris Cornell, and Vegas queens Cher and Celine Dion — who truly dominated the Billboard Awards.
Billboard Music Awards Icon Award recipient Cher thrilled the audience on Sunday night with performances — and fashion looks — that nodded to her past.
Celine Dion marked the 20th anniversary of the theme from Titanic in a fittingly large way at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Ludacris will co-host, with Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and many more performing — get all the info on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Imagine Dragons will join a who’s-who of performers, including Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Drake, Lorde, Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, and more this Sunday, May 21, at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. For Imagine Dragons, who performed a cover of “Stand By Me” at the show in 2015, the Billboard Music Awards is always special because it is a hometown show.
Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce, The Chainsmokers and The Weeknd dominate the list of nominees for the first five categories announced for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The initial noms were announced on Good Morning America on Monday morning (Apr. 10).
Whoopie, she’s doing it again! Britney Spears is set to open this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards on ABC (8 ET/7 CT) with a medley of her greatest hits. While this kind of live TV performance was a regular occurrence back in the day, she’s concentrated on her Las Vegas residency and largely shied away from the tube these past few years, so fans and the merely curious will be especially eager to see if she’s still got it (or got it back, given the lingering memories of a few rough patches in the late 2000s). For anyone who might have forgotten just how at ease Spears can seem on a ridiculously frantic stage, this is the go-to moment from when she was at her absolute peak, finding just the right balance between relaxed sexiness and incredibly rigid choreography.
The Madonna-led Prince tribute was among the highlights at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, with the singer performing “Nothing Compares 2 U” before Stevie Wonder joined her onstage for "Purple Rain.“ It was a moving, elegant and – compared to the Grammys’ David Bowie tribute – simple homage to the late singer, but not everyone was a fan of the performance: The BET Awards wasted no time shading the tribute and promising one more worthy of Prince at their ceremony in June. Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to. Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. ...
From Britney’s hits medley of hits to Madonna’s Prince tribute to Prince, here are the moments that dominated the 2016 Billboard Music Awards’ stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As touching as Dion’s delivery was, the emotional factor was raised when, following her song, she was joined on stage by her oldest son, René-Charles. The 15-year-old stood steadfastly by his 48-year-old mother’s side as she accepted Billboard’s prestigious Icon Award—presenting a calm and sturdy tranquility as Dion broke down crying in front of the audience. René-Charles, whose social media accounts reveal typical high-school interests such as sports (he plays hockey for local youth team the Nevada Storm) and hanging out with friends, shared his affinity for hockey with his late father.
Music awards shows have grown into an arena of excess over the past decade, with producers apparently competing to see how much spectacle can be packed into a mere three hours of airtime. The show booked not one, but three, A-plus-list divas in A-plus roles: Britney Spears to run down a career highlight medley, Madonna to pay tribute to the late Prince, and Celine Dion in her first live appearance since losing her husband and brother to cancer. Spears, who was given the splashiest (opening) slot, took this responsibility very seriously—in some ways more than others.
The hottest hit-makers will take home the most hardware at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 22. Here, we look at 15 records that may be set at this year’s show and rate the odds of each actually happening – from “slam dunk” to “no way.”
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor and John Legend are the latest big names added to the lineup of performers for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. They’ll join a star-filled bill that includes Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith.
Unpredictable as always, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth kept his checkered vest on during the band’s Billboard Music Awards performance of “Panama,” but he shook things up Vegas-style by making a sexual innuendo to Nicki Minaj during the song. How we would have loved to have seen a segment of the crazy tattoos he recently got in Japan.
Yahoo Live will live-stream the Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 Billboard Music Awards, starting at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. Or even little Molly Parker, the plucky boarding-school student who plucked a ukulele on The Facts of Life. This may seem like a major stylistic departure for the former new wave girl who once memorably danced in slouchy boots in the Shermer High School detention center, but the album does offer one touching nod to Molly’s ’80s past: a cocktail-jazz remake of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” which, of course, was the theme song to perhaps the most famous, aforementioned film she made with legendary late director John Hughes, The Breakfast Club.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena, had its share of great performances. But many of those performances were upstaged by one artist who didn’t even say (or sing) a word; one that didn’t perform at all; and another who did perform but could barely be seen through a haze of pyro smoke, and could barely be heard above the din of audience boos (and between ABC censors beeping out his every other word).
"We're big fans of Psychedelic Furs. In fact, when we first heard the demo of ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me),’ it sounded like a Psychedelic Furs song. We thought, 'You should get Psychedelic Furs to do this.’ But we’re kind of glad that they didn’t...”
Van Halen’s David Lee Roth wasn’t kidding when he once sang “Dance the Night Away.” Although he’s back with his old band doing rock classics — like “Panama,” which Van Halen performed at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night — apparently EDM is the music that really makes him jump nowadays.
For nearly three hours, the Billboard Music Awards delivered, back-to-back great performances – Van Halen, Little Big Town, Hozier, John Legend and Meghan Trainor, etc. To call Kanye West’s closing set anticlimactic would be an understatement.