It's sure been a headbangin' year for music, and at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, fans were finally able to celebrate the artists responsible for those bops.
The Weeknd swept the categories with 10 wins, followed by late rapper Pop Smoke with five and Bad Bunny with four. Pink also won the Icon Award, and Drake received the Artist of the Decade Award. In addition, Trae Tha Truth was honored with the Change Maker Award.
But that's not all. Viewers were also treated to amazing performances by Alicia Keys, Duran Duran and more. Yes, we had our karaoke mics ready to provide backup.
There was new music, too! DJ Khaled, H.E.R. and Migos premiered their single "We Going Crazy" and K-pop sensation BTS had the world television debut of their English-language track, "Butter." Dare we say it was dynamite?
Awesome performances and new releases—could we possibly ask for any more? Well yes, actually, because this ceremony had celebrities ready to rock ('n roll) the red carpet.
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Originally published Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:58 p.m. PST