(Photo Credits: Screengrab from Billboard Music Awards’ YouTube Account)
Lil Nas X was seen channeling his inner Prince last night with his light green snakeskin Gucci outfit and hairdo during the 2020 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Modern day prince pic.twitter.com/FsFWG7NUCh— david (@yoyoyodavo) October 15, 2020
The show, which was hosted by Kelly Clarkson, was originally slated on April 29 but was understandably postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check the complete list of 2020 BBMAs nominations and winners here.
Post Malone was the most nominated and most awarded artist this year; he took home a total of 9 awards including the biggest one: the Billboard Music Award for Top Artist. Moreover, Lizzo won the Top Song Sales Artist award, BTS the Top Social Artist (Fan Voted) award, P!nk the Top Touring Artist award, while Elton John got the Top Rock Tour award.
First-time BBMAs nominee Lil Nas X on the other hand, received these Billboard Music Awards for Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus:
- Top Hot 100 Song
- Top Streaming Song
- Top Selling Song
- Top Rap Song
Lil Nas X took the opportunity to tell viewers about his upcoming album during his acceptance speech for Top Hot 100 Song. He said:
“Thank you to everybody. Thank you to Billy Ray Cyrus. I want everybody to be on the lookout next month for Nasvember. It’s going to go crazy. In 2021, I’m dropping the greatest album of all time. I love you goodnight.”
It will be Lil Nas X’s debut album though he did release 7, an EP where he released Old Town Road as its lead single. Last month, he revealed through Twitter that Call Me by Your Name, Titanic, One of Me and Don’t Want It are the titles of some of the songs in his upcoming album.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME ☎️❣️ pic.twitter.com/Za6UU63oSh— nope (@LilNasX) July 9, 2020
Going back to the ceremony, below are our favorite performances of the night:
BTS, who was also nominated for top duo/group, wowed the viewers with their performance of their first-ever No. 1 on the Hot 100 titled Dynamite.
Demi Lovato premiered her new song called Commander in Chief in the 2020 Billboard Music Awards stage. In the aforementioned song, Lovato sang about how Commander in Chief took “political action ‘for personal gain’ and ‘spinning stories’ while ignoring the truth,” says USA Today. NPR on the other hand, described the track as an “anti-Trump protest anthem.”
Take a look at the song’s chorus below (we chose to post the song’s official music video instead of her BBMAs performance by the way, because the former has a better audio):
ommander in Chief, honestly/If I did the things you do/I couldn’t sleep, seriously/Do you even know the truth?/We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’/While you line your pockets deep/Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still/Be able to breathe?
Lovato also took to her Instagram account to encourage everyone to vote:
We, of course, love Sia’s performance of her new song Courage to Change, too! Well, she’s Sia, both her performance and her song show us how great she is as a singer.
i love her. at first. i hated the fact that my two best people ever released the same song and different lyrics. but now i absolutely love it. and both of them i love for completely different reasons. sia will always be amazing #sia #couragetochange #bbmas https://t.co/3amIhgkxdK— lolsssss (@kiansmcdonald) October 15, 2020
What about you, guys? Which BBMAs 2020 moments were your favorites? Share it with us in the comments section below!