The 2019 Billboard Music Awards managed to percent the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas with some of the largest names in the song. The display this yr capability all-big name performances using a slew of gifted musicians, consisting of Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Madonna, BTS, and more, all hosted by way of Kelly Clarkson.
Here are the excellent, worst, and wildest moments of the award show:
Biggest Entry: Taylor Swift arrived on the level with Panic! At the Disco’s, Brendon Urie alongside a whole drumline and dancers all dressed in sherbet-colored clothes to carry out “ME!” The level display became like a detour through Candyland until it started raining on the degree and dancers descended from the ceiling with umbrellas, Mary Poppins-fashion. If it’s possible to scouse borrow the display which you are starting, Swift pulled it off.
Best Cover Songs: Host Kelly Clarkson took a seat after Terry Crews; however quickly, security got here alongside to oust her because seat turned into stored for “the 0.33 satisfactory band,” a.Okay.A. Florida Georgia Line. To show she becomes important, Clarkson grabbed the mic and commenced making a song a medley of other humans’ hits, including “In the Middle,” “Material Girl,” Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” and even “I Like It,” with Cardi B watching nervously from the target market.
Best American Idol Reunion: As protection dragged Kelly Clarkson away, she begged Paula Abdul to help prove her identity because Abdul discovered her lower back. At the same time, she becomes competing because a TV and the decide instantly up denied understanding her. C’mon Paula; it’s not like she’s Taylor Hicks!
Best Support System: As Halsey executed a stripped-down, sensual version of “Without Me,” which changed into relatively intimate thinking about what she turned into in a packed arena, she had a few extreme fanatics — BTS. They were in the crowd clapping louder than every person else for their “Boy With Luv” collaborator, and Twitter watchers even think Jungkook cried all through the performance.
Best Throwback: While it was no actual surprise that Imagine Dragons, Panic! At the Disco, and Twenty One Pilots had been nominated for Top Rock Artist of the year, there was one surprising nominee — Queen. Hopefully, after Bohemian Rhapsody, they may be nominated for this class each year for all time.
Most Political Moment: While Imagine Dragons turned into accumulating their award for Top Rock Artist (slightly beating out Queen), the band used their time on the level to denounce conversion therapy. Frontman Dan Reynolds took the mic to tell the target market that “34 states haven’t any legal guidelines banning conversion therapy” and that “fifty-eight % of LGBTQ populace live in those states.” He then advocated people to talk to their national legislators.
Best Janet Jackson Vibes: When Ciara confirmed up to carry out “Thinkin Bout You,” it gave the impression she had raided the tour cloth wardrobe of Janet (Miss Jackson, in case you’re nasty). Dressed in a pinstripe in shape paired with a cropped pinnacle and a slicked returned, sky-high ponytail, she appeared as she got here immediately out of Rhythm Nation — and it changed into best. Even Taylor Swift accepted, dancing along with Ciara as she made her way through the group.
Biggest Game of Thrones Spoiler: As Drake accrued his award for Top Billboard 200 Album for Scorpion, he couldn’t help, however, provide a shout-out to Stark for “putting in that hard paintings a closing week.” Best Back-Up Singers: As Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas (a.K.A. The Jonas Brothers) took to the level to perform a medley of hits, their big others Priyanka Chopra, Danielle Jonas, and Sophie Turner, all sang along, danced, and even made synchronized hand gestures from their seats.
Prettiest in Pink: No track award show in 2019 would be whole without Ariana Grande. She graced the degree with a millennial-pink stage set and dressed for her pitch-best performance of “7 Rings”. There were no fireworks or holograms or anything, but she nonetheless controlled to stand out in a display full of, like, every icon.
The Most Madonna Moment: Madonna seemingly determined that the first-rate again-up dancers she ought to locate have been holograms of herself. The eye-patch-sporting icon hit the degree with Maluma to perform their new song, “Medellin,” followed by hologram backup dancers that looked just like Madonna, however, in unique costumes on stage, and then disappearing into thin air. It’s a tribute to how superior hologram technology has ended up. Once looking from the sofa, it changed into tough to tell who changed into an actual person and who was a hologram till they disintegrated like a put-up-stake vampire.
The technological surprise turned into the most effective top using the fact that at one point, the Pirates of the Caribbean-searching extras cleared the degree long enough for Maluma to spank Madonna. There’s no question that the Material Girl is still aware of how to put on a memorable show.