Billie Eilish seems on stage to simply accept the award for high feminine artist on the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, John Legend devoted his efficiency on the 2020 Billboard Music Awards to his spouse Chrissy Teigen, who lately introduced she had a miscarriage.
NEW YORK: With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, John Legend devoted his efficiency on the 2020 Billboard Music Awards to his spouse Chrissy Teigen, who lately introduced she had a miscarriage.
Before singing the music Never Break” which incorporates the lyrics we are going to by no means break” Legend informed viewers: This is for Chrissy.”
Earlier this month, Teigen wrote a coronary heart wrenching social media submit, explaining that she and Legend drove house from the hospital with no child. This is unreal.
John, that was so stunning,” host Kelly Clarkson stated following Legend’s pre-taped efficiency. All my like to you and Chrissy.”
Donning a face masks on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles which was empty Billie Eilish picked up a number of honors on the Billboard Awards, together with high album.
Eilish walked into Wednesday’s present with 12 nominations, profitable two midway by means of the three-hour occasion airing reside on NBC.
Thank you to all the ladies who’ve come earlier than me and paved my means. I really like you,” she stated after profitable high feminine artist.
Eilish, 18, additionally informed viewers: Please vote. Please put on a masks. Please wash your fingers. Be secure. Take care.”
Lizzo wore a black dressed with vote” printed on it. She gave an encouraging speech, telling viewers to seek out their voices and don’t change to satisfy society requirements.
I simply need to say Ive been considering so much about suppression and the voices that refused to be suppressed. And I’m wondering, Would I be standing right here proper now if it werent for the massive black girls who refuse to have their voices be suppressed?’ And I simply need to say proper now, if youre at house watching this and also you have been serious about altering your self to really feel worthy, that is your signal to stay true to who you might be,” Lizzo stated onstage after profitable high songs gross sales artist.
Let me inform you all one thing when folks attempt to suppress one thing, its usually as a result of that factor holds energy. Theyre afraid of your energy. Theres energy in who you might be. Theres energy in your voice. So whether or not its by means of music, protest or your proper to vote, use your energy, use your voice and refuse to be suppressed.
Other winners included Lil Nas X, who was additionally on-hand to simply accept high Hot 100 music for Old Town Road,” which set the report for many weeks at No. 1. After his efficiency, Luke Combs was named high nation artist and supplied optimistic phrases to his followers and the crew engaged on the awards present.
I do know what everyone has been by means of a lot this yr. I wanna thank the crew that’s engaged on this present tonight as a result of they’ve gone by means of some insane stuff to make this occur for you guys. I hope everyone is staying secure there at house,” he stated.
Other performers included Post Malone, Alicia Keys, Kane Brown, Khalid, Swae Lee, Sia and Brandy, who sang a medley of her hits. Some of the performances have been reside, whereas others have been pre-taped because of the coronavirus pandemic. This years ceremony was initially purported to happen in April however was postponed due to the pandemic.
Kelly Clarkson, who’s internet hosting, kicked off the present singing Steve Winwoods Higher Love,” which grew to become a dance hit final yr after Whitney Houston’s cowl of the music was remixed by Norwegian DJ-producer Kygo and have become a world hit. Clarkson was joined by drummer Sheila E. and a cappella group Pentatonix for the efficiency of the music, which earned Houston a posthumous nomination for high dance/digital music. Houston died in 2012.
Okay-pop all-stars BTS who at the moment personal the highest two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with Dynamite” and the Savage Love” remix, with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo will even carry out. Others set to carry out embrace Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, En Vogue, Demi Lovato and SAINt JHN. Country music icon Garth Brooks can be introduced the Icon Award from Cher, and rapper-activist Killer Mike will earn the Change Maker Award.
Malone was the present’s high nominee with 16. His competitors for the exhibits greatest prize, high artist, embrace Taylor Swift, Eilish, Khalid and Jonas Brothers.