The 27-year-old performer, who picked up top rap female artist at this year’s ceremony, looked enviable as she entertained the star-studded audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. BTS, consisting of Jin, RM, V, Suga, Jungkook, Jimin and J-Hope, won top duo/group, top song sales artist and top selling song for their 2021 banger Butter. Their wins mean that they have drawn level with One Direction in the Top Duo/Group category, with three wins apiece. The Korean band were not present at the ceremony in Las Vegas, with the bulk of the awards having been given out via TikTok livestream. They recently expressed a desire to take some time away from the limelight. The 34-year-old rapper is set to receive the Artist of the Decade award at the forthcoming ceremony, and TMZ reported that his parent and child would watch him accept the distinction.
- Kanye and Rodrigo were tied with six trophies apiece ahead of the ceremony broadcast live form the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday.
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- The bulk of the awards were handed out during a TikTok livestream, while the rest of the winners were revealed at a ceremony held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight.
- Now, he has become the first Nigerian artist to sell out the Madison Square Garden in April 2022.
- Wallen was banned from the 2021 ceremony after a video of him saying a racial slur emerged online.
- The night also saw a host of performances with Travis Scott making his comeback after the Astroworld tragedy, and Machine Gun Kelly hinting he’s already married fiancee Megan Fox.
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Maxwell paid tribute to Michael Jackson by performing one of the late star’s tracks at the Billboard Music Awards. ‘To have Morgan and Travis be able to come back and touch the stage again with the mindset of getting a second chance at life,’ he said. Megan put on a jam-packed show and even treated fans to her legendary twerking ability too as she performed her track Sweetest Pie, her second song of the night after Plan B.
Nominees are determined by Billboard chart rankings and winners are selected based on several criteria, including their album and digital song sales, airplay and streaming success and touring. Britain’s Ed Sheeran, who is currently on tour in Northern Ireland, is also due to perform remotely at the awards. Other chart-topping artists performing at the event will include Travis Scott, Becky G, Miranda Lambert, Meghan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen and Grammy Awards darlings Silk Sonic. Odrigo and West, the latter known as Ye, have both taken home the most awards with six during a non-televised ceremony on Sunday. Rodrigo, who won best new artist, is a finalist in the top female artist category, which will be announced later in the show’s live broadcast.
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Olivia Rodrigo, meanwhile, won seven prizes, including Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album, for ‘Sour’. In addition, country singer Morgan Wallen performed live, as well as picking up the award for Best Male Country Artist. The booking had been the subject of no little controversy, given that he was banned from last year’s ceremony after footage emerged of him using a racial slur.
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Plus, there will be performances from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s band Silk Sonic, American singer Miranda Lambert, rapper Latto, country music singer Morgan Wallen, Puerto Rican singer and rapper Rauw Alejandro. Anitta shut down the red carpet in Fendace (that’s the love child of Fendi and Versace, BTW) and we were shook. 👍 If you can’t get your hands on fashion’s hottest collab rn, don’t sweat it – we’ve got plenty of summer sparkle in our dresses dept, too. Streaming songs artist, top radio songs artist, top Billboard global 200 artist and top R&B female artist, while her debut SOUR was crowned Top Billboard 200 album.