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2020 Billboard Music Awards: Biggest Performances and Winners

The Billboard Music Awards 2020 aired on Wednesday after being delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many musicians and celebrities made an appearance and the wait seemed worth it.

With impressive performances and awards, the ceremony was full of good things that we all could use during this time. Kelly Clarkson played host once again and led the show with impressive performances. Not just the performances but even the acceptance speeches were truly what we needed.

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Kelly hit it off by performing a cover of Whitney Houston’s Higher Love. Demi Lovato returned to stage with her debut TV performance of her political ballad which was released the very same day as the awards.

Some of the highlights from the Billboard Music Awards 2020 are:

The singer gave a heartfelt performance and set the tone for the night. She covered Whitney Houston’s song, Higher Love, and was accompanied by Pentatonix. The band is two-time BBMA nominees and along with them was renowned drummer, Sheila E. Combining all of them, the night started off in a beautiful rendition of Whitney’s song.

Sia came on to the stage to give a delightful performance of Courage to Change. She looked like a gift from heaven as she rocked a golden bow and donning her signature pink wig. The singer was wearing a fuchsia cloak gown which also incorporated the bow design.

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Alicia Keys stepped up wearing a full glitter white ensemble. She looked a beautiful contrast to the red backdrop. The singer performed Love Looks Better and was also accompanied by a couple of background dancers as well as a band.

BBMAs Emotional Performances

At one point in her performance, she sat on a grand piano and played a set before continuing her powerful performance. The performance also marked Alicia’s first return to Billboard Music Awards stage since 2012. She performed with Stevie Wonder at that time.

John Legend came on stage weeks after he and Chrissy faced the tragic loss of their third child, Jack. He gave a powerful performance that was dedicated to none other than his wife itself. The singer gave a heartfelt performance of his superhit song, Never Break. John’s performance gained a lot of attention as fans were reaching for tissues and it was a timely performance considering what they went through.

Meanwhile, Brandy made her debut at the Billboard Music Awards 2020. Her performance marked as the first-ever performance as she gave fans a power-packed mix of her classic hits. The singer was donning an Xfinity stage wearing a white top with a long jacket and black pants. She braided her hair and had various top knots. Brandy started singing her medley along with her new song, Borderline. Ty Dolla $ign joined in with her for singing No Tomorrow.

The duo sand together maintaining social distance on the stage. Brandy ended her performance as a solo act.

Lizzo won the Top Song Sales Artist award at the BBMAs and she gave a powerful message. While accepting her award, she shared a message for the people whose voices are going unheard and their identities are suppressed. The singer said she has been thinking about suppression and the voices that refused to be suppressed.

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Lizzo Shares Heartfelt Message

She added, I wonder, would I be standing here right now if it weren’t for the big Black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed. I just want to say right now, if you’re at home watching this and you are thinking about changing yourself to feel worthy, this is your sign to remain true to who you are.”

The artist thanked her fans and her team and added to the powerful message. She said when people try to suppress something, it is because that thing holds power. Lizzo said, “They’re afraid of your power there’s power in who you are there’s power in your voice. So whether it’s through music, protests, or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed.”

Doja Cat also set the stage on fire in a shimmering, fringe-covered body-hugging ensemble. She gave serious Roxie Hart vibes with her performance of Juicy. The artist all the Chicago vibes into the stage and blended it with her own unique personality.

BTS blew up the stage as usual and performed their all English superhit, Dynamite. Just like their music videos, their performance was also the highlight of the night. Demi Lovato and many other stars also gave powerful performances.

Post Malone, however, had a big win of the night. He delivered a heartfelt speech and said it was a big surprise for him. Along with his award for Top Artist, the singer won a total of nine trophies. The host, Kelly wheeled out the numerous trophies in a cart. Malone looked extremely happy as he had a number of trophies and it was a sweet moment to help end the award show.

Award List

Now let’s take a look at the awards. Last year at the BBMAs, Drake took home 12 awards and set a record for winning the most awards beating Taylor Swift. Cardi B led the nomination list with 21 nominations last year.

The winners for this year however are as follows.

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Top Artist:

Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Post MaloneWinner
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish- Winner
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles- Winner
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone- Winner
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Billie Eilish- Winner
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers- Winner
Maroon 5
Panic! at The Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Post Malone- Winner
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone- Winner

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone- Winner
Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist:
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo- Winner
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Jonas Brothers- Winner
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted):
BTS- Winner
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:
Elton John
Metallica
P!nk- Winner
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid- Winner
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid- Winner
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Summer Walker- Winner

Top R&B Tour:
B2K
Janet Jackson
Khalid- Winner

Top Rap Artist:
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Post Malone- Winner
Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist:
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Post Malone- Winner

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B- Winner
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour:
Drake
Post Malone- Winner
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs- Winner
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs- Winner
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris- Winner
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay- Winner
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait- Winner

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco- Winner
Tame Impala
Tool
twenty-one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John- Winner
Metallica
The Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny- Winner
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Avicii
The Chainsmokers- Winner
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle- Winner
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Kanye West

Top Soundtrack:
“Aladdin”
“Descendants 3”
“Frozen II”- Winner
“K-12” by Melanie Martinez
“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
Khalid “Free Spirit”- Winner
Summer Walker “Over It”

Top Rap Album:
DaBaby “KIRK”
Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”- Winner
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”
Young Thug “So Much Fun”

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”- Winner
Maren Morris “GIRL”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”- Winner
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”- Winner
Farruko “Gangalee”
Maluma “11:11”
Romeo Santos “Utopía”
Sech “Sueños”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “TIM”
The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”
Illenium “Ascend”
Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”- Winner
Alan Walker “Different World”

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong UNITED “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”- Winner

Top Gospel Album:
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”- Winner

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”- Winner
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top Streaming Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”- Winner
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Selling Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”- Winner
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Radio Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”- Winner
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted):
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”- Winner
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy”
Khalid “Talk”- Winner
Lizzo “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd “Heartless”

Top Rap Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”- Winner
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Post Malone “Wow.”

Top Country Song:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”- Winner
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x YUNGBLUD x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”- Winner
twenty-one pilots “Chlorine”
twenty one pilots “The Hype”

Top Latin Song:
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China”
Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita”
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”- Winner
Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce”
Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”- Winner
Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart”
Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
Marshmello ft. CHVRCHES “Here With Me”

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise a Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
for KING & COUNTRY “God Only Knows”- Winner
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God”- Winner
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live Oct. 14. at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Christy Mathew

Christy likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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