Watch the Performances and Catch Up on All That Went Down at the Billboard Music Awards 2020
Even though there was no one around to witness this year’s Billboard Music Awards, there were still many show-stopping moments throughout the show, from Post Malone sweeping the floor with the most awards of the night to some incredible performances, we’re here to let you know all the talking points.
It was no surprise that Post Malone had won the most awards at this years ceremony considering the year he has had, he picked up nine awards overall while taking home the top artist prize to end the night and winning nine awards overall. Following Post Malone was Khalid who picked up five awards.
The ceremony opened with host Kelly Clarkson providing us with a tear-jerking monologue. “Tonight is about the way music touches us all because music connects with us in so many ways. No matter who you are, it moves us, sometimes Literally,” said Clarkson, adding “We dance. We sing. We cry, like I do often. It brings back those good memories and it also helps us make new ones”.
Kelly Clarkson- Higher Love via Kelly Clarkson Youtube Channel
As always with award shows, often the looks take the spotlight and this year's awards are no exception. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping was Lil Nas X’s, sporting a light green Gucci suit in a snakeskin print, while giving us major Prince vibes with his new curly bangs.
Post Malone continued to be the star of the show with one of the best performances of the night at a “top secret” location. Parading around an industrial yard stage, Post performed his smash hit ‘Circles’ and then his Tyla Yaweh collab “Tommy Lee”, with Yaweh himself, which made for one of the most electrifying performances of the night.
Circles/Tommy Lee ft Tyla Yaweh BBMA 2020 via Post Malone Youtube
Some of the other captivating moments of the night included Doja Cat embracing musical theatre with a burlesque-inspired performance. Doja sported a throwback dress and wig with an old-Hollywood sense of showmanship. Lizzo provided a big statement during her acceptance speech for top song sales artist while wearing a dress covered with the repeated word, “VOTE”. She then went on to say “I’ve been thinking a lot about suppression, and the voices that refuse to be suppressed,” later adding “and I wonder, would I be standing here right now, if it wasn’t for the big black women who refused to be suppressed?”.
Doja Cat- Juicy/Say So/Like That (BBMAs Performance)
The unofficial award for most emotional performance will most certainly be going to John Legend. He performed a solo ‘Never Break’ on piano, the singer dedicated the performance to his wife Chrissy Teigen after their recent personal tragedy.
En Vogue closed out the awards with a rendition of anti-prejudice anthem ‘Free Your Mind’ as the group celebrated their 30th anniversary. Original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron were joined by Rhona Bennett as they performed one of their greatest hits and at one-point, Childish Gambino’s This Is America was sampled as black-and-white footage of civil rights marches played on screens behind the band members which provided a poignant and hard-hitting closing to the ceremony.
En Vogue Perform "Free Your Mind" 2020 BBMA'S video via Top Tier
Words by Chris Saunders