Post Malone rose with nine awards sweeping the Billboard Music Awards yesterday at the first grand awards gala held on a physical stage since the start of the pandemic. Billie Eilish and Bad Bunny also stood out among the winners.
He Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, used to being the annual home of the Oscars, was prepared to organize a live gala, with performances and guests, but regardless of the public. All this, in an attempt to adapt the great events of the entertainment world to the new situation that the planet is experiencing.
After some Emmy awards held in the homes of the winners, the Billboard Music Awards ceremony brought together numerous artists on the same stage, from Alicia Keys to John Legend, to celebrate the awards given by the institution that, unlike the Grammy Awards , voted on by industry experts, measures the commercial performance of music in the United States and recognizes with Billboard Awards for Best Seller of the Year.
Post Malone, the great forgotten of the Grammys, sweeps the Billboard
Post Malone conquered the Billboard awards by winning the most coveted award of the night, that of best artist, to which eight other statuettes were added. All this despite being ignored at the Grammys.
“Honestly, I am impressed by the love that everyone shows me,” commented the singer when the presenter, Kelly Clarkson, appeared with a cart in which he carried all the awards obtained by the artist that night.
Malone took the lead by beating Billie Eilish, the young woman who, at just 18 years old, made history at the beginning of the year by winning in all four major categories at the Grammys. “Please vote and wear a mask. Take care”, Eilish asked on stage, with the mask on, after obtaining the award for the Best Female Artist, New Artist, and Most Successful Album by When we all fall asleep, where do we go?.
The singer of Bad guy Thus, it is consolidated as a voice capable of combining commercial success with the praise of critics.
The fan votes the South Koreans BTS took them, while Lizzo was crowned the best-selling author. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus signed the most played song of the season.
On the ground of country, the musician Garth Brooks received an honorary award for his career.
Bad Bunny, the winner among Latinos
On the Latin scene, Bad Bunny was placed ahead of artists such as Anuel AA, J Balvin, Ozuna and Romeo Santos. On stage, the Puerto Rican said: “Enough of sexist violence, we are going to educate now in the present for a better future “.
After interpreting your theme I dog alone Along with Ivy Queen and Nesi, the singer added: “I am not a social message artist, this song is not a social message, but let’s learn that you can dance, be polite and respectful at the same time. If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect. She perrea alone“.
Outside of the ceremony, the organization proclaimed J. Balvin and Bad Bunny as winners of the best Latin album for Oasis. Maluma, Farruko, Romeo Santos and Sech were the other nominees in this category.
The hardest moment of the night was starred by John Legend who dedicated his performance to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, just two weeks after the couple lost their unborn child in an abortion.
“This is for Chrissy. We have a good thing, honey. As long as life is tough. We will never lose our way. Because we both know who we are, “he said before performing the ballad Never break sitting at the piano.
A cold experiment full of requests to vote
The ceremony became a great experiment. A gala held on a huge stage, but without an audience, showed how cold are broadcasts without an audience on television. Despite the pre-recorded applause and the euphoria of the participants there were several moments of silence.
Solo the petitions to vote, with 20 days remaining until the United States elections, they raised the intensity of the gala. Especially insistent was Lizzo, in a dress that bore the word VOTE printed multiple times: “Use your voice, your vote and don’t reject your power”the singer insisted.