Billboard Music Awards 2019: See Taylor Swift, Cardi B and More Stars' Best Candid Moments

See photos of BTS, Drake and more

By Elyse Dupre May 02, 2019 1:37 PMTags
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The 2019 Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday—and what a show it was. 

Taylor Swift and Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie kicked off the night with an epic performance of "ME!". However, they weren't the only artists to perform. Halsey, BTS, Ciara, Paul Abdul, Madonna and The Jonas Brothers were some of the other singers to take the stage. 

Kelly Clarkson also kept the crowd entertained as host. From her multiple outfit changes to her incredible medleys, the American Idol alumna pulled out all the stops. 

Of course, there were also the awards themselves. Drake was one of the big winners of the evening and took home 12 trophies, including Top Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album. In fact, he dethroned Swift for most Billboard Music Award wins.

Still, there were plenty of big moments fans didn't see on screen—including several candid moments.

The Most Outrageous Looks at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

To see a few of the best ones, check out the gallery bellow:

Mariah Carey & Jennifer Hudson

The two singing legends stopped by the after party at Tao nightclub.

Taylor Swift

The singer entertains a crowd backstage with her moves.


The group is shocked and thrilled by their Top Duo and Group win.

Offset & Cari B

The "Bodak Yellow" artist isn't afraid to show a little PDA with her main man.

Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie

The pop star has a jaw-dropping moment sitting next to her collaborator.

Ingrid Michaelson & Julia Michaels

The singers share a sweet embrace on the red carpet.

Khalid, Kane Brown & Katelyn Jae

The "Young, Dumb & Broke" star stops for a quick chat with the country singer and his leading lady.

Cardi B, Offset & Future

The Top Female Rap Artist winner gives Ciara's son a squeeze during the award show.

Olivia Wilde

The actress has a giggle on the red carpet.


The Top Rap Artist winner gives a thumbs-up backstage.

Brendon Urie

The Panic! at the Disco singer celebrates his two wins with a silly face.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Kevin Jonas & Danielle Jonas

The "Chains" singer tenderly holds his wife's hand as they walk through the crowd.

BTS & Terry Crews

The K-Pop stars and the actor smile for a selfie.

Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie

By the looks on their faces, it seems like the "ME!" collaborators are having a good time.

Dan + Shay

The Top Country Duo/Group winners share a laugh while posing with their new trophy.


Terry Crews

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star shows off his moves on the red carpet.

We can't wait until next year!