Selfies, PDA and More Must-See Candid Moments From the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23. Scroll on to see all of the candid moments caught on camera at the star-studded ceremony.

By Elyse Dupre May 24, 2021 12:48 PMTags
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The 2021 Billboard Music Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23. And from the star-studded red carpet and guest list to the incredible performances and honorees, the night was filled with memorable moments.

Nick Jonas hosted the big event and performed double duty by rocking out with his fellow JoBros Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas during the ceremony. Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Migos, Duran Duran, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd were among the other artists to take the stage, as well.

Speaking of The Weeknd, the 31-year-old singer took home the most trophies of the night, sweeping in 10 categories and bringing his career total to 19 BBMAs so far. In addition, Pink won the Icon Award and rocked out to a number of her hits, performing acrobatic stunts with daughter Willow Sage Hart to their song "Cover Me in Sunshine." Drake also received the Artist of the Decade Award, accepting with son Adonis, and Trae Tha Truth was honored with the Change Maker Award.

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Best Dressed Ever at the Billboard Music Awards

There were plenty of classic candid moments caught on camera, too. To see some of the best ones, scroll on below.

Drake & Son Adonis

Drake's 3-year-old son Adonis was in his feelings while joining the rapper on stage to accept the Artist of the Decade Award.

Drake & Son Adonis

And even with the stage fright, the adorable moments were nonstop.

Pink & Daughter Willow Sage Hart

Pink and her 9-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart stole the show with their acrobatic stunts and shared a sweet mother-daughter embrace during their performance of "Cover Me in Sunshine."

Pink, Jameson Moon Hart & Willow Sage Hart

The artist also walked the red carpet with her two children for a truly precious moment. Love the fabulous slippers, Willow!

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo was all smiles as she walked the red carpet in a custom Carolina Herrera gown.

Bad Bunny and The Weeknd

Bad Bunny and The Weeknd caught up backstage for a truly rockin' photo. The artists had a lot to smile about as they took home four and 10 trophies, respectively.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas was one cool host for the 2021 BBMAs. 

Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas & Kevin Jonas

And later on, the emcee took the stage with Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas for an epic Jonas Brothers performance.

Machine Gun Kelly & Megan Fox

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox packed on the PDA while walking the red carpet. 

Machine Gun Kelly & Megan Fox

The actress seemed pretty proud of her main man, too and took a picture of the musician holding up his trophies for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Album.

Karol G & Tanya Rad

Karol G and Tanya Rad kicked off the festivities by rocking the red carpet. The singer, who won Top Latin Female Artist, wore a stunning Celia Kritharioti Couture Swarovski dress and the E! host donned a dazzling Nicole by NF design.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi always serves up amazing style. The Top Chef host stepped onto the BBMAs stage in a crystal-covered Christian Siriano suit.
 

The Weeknd

Fans were blinded by the lights reflecting off of The Weeknd's trophies as he took home not one, not two but 10 awards, including Top Artist.

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn appeared to have a blast at the 2021 award show.

Dixie D'Amelio & Noah Beck

Dixie D'Amelio walked the red carpet in a fabulous silver number by Ralph & Russo alongside Noah Beck.

Naz Perez, Rocsi Diaz, & Tanya Rad

Say cheese! Naz Perez, Rocsi Diaz, and Tanya Rad snapped a quick selfie before hosting E!'s Live From the Red Carpet.

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