The Billboard Music Awards 2021 aired on 23rd May (24th May, 5:30 AM IST) and left us begging for more. One of the biggest nights in music started and ended with a bang with huge surprises in between. The Billboard Awards 2021 proved to be beyond the anticipation surrounding it. So, without further ado, check out the major highlights of this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
The Billboard Music Awards 2021 saw the biggest names of the music industry sizzling up the night for the viewers. Taking place in Los Angeles at Microsoft Theatre in the presence of 500-600 attendees, the most awaited night of music had us jaw dropped by not only the performers and the winners but also the host. Let’s take a quick look at some of the biggest moments of the Billboard Awards 2021.
1. Nick crushed it (And we mean it ironically!)
We all knew that Nick Jonas was going to host this year’s Billboard Music Awards. However, he wasn’t kidding when he said that he had a few surprises up his sleeves. The Jealous singer kickstarted the night with a tremendous performance along with his brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas. Besides, he slayed the red carpet with his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas. However, the biggest twist was revealed by Priyanka when she made a husband appreciation post wherein she lauded the zeal with which her husband hosted the show despite having a broken rib. That’s right, he crushed it indeed!
2. BTS Band – The Return of The Record Breaking Machine
The K-pop superstars and the biggest boy band in the world, BTS, was definitely the highlight of the show. They remotely made the debut performance of their latest English single “Butter” which has shattered numerous world records in YouTube history which were previously set by their single “Dynamite”. Apart from giving a magnanimous performance, the South Korean mega stars won all the four awards that they were nominated for – Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Social Artist (for the fifth consecutive year) and Top Selling Song, all for their superhit song “Dynamite”.
3. The Weekend belonged to The Weeknd!
After criticizing the Grammys for corruption, it was at the BBMAs that Abel Tesfaye, more popularly known as The Weeknd, was given due recognition when he received 16 Billboard nominations for his album After Hours. He became the most nominated musician of the year. And he won big at the night, bagging 10 out of those awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top R&B Album and Top Radio Song. He also performed his hit song Save Your Tears which featured some cool car stunts.
4. Drake Rewrites History!
Canadian rapper, and king of the Billboards, Drake was honoured with the Artist of the Decade award. This made him the most decorated winner in Billboard’s history with twenty-nine wins. He first entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009 with his song What’s Next. Since then, he has made history by being the artist with the most number of entries in the charts – a whopping 232! He also holds the record for the most Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 and the most No. 1s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs list – 45 and 22 respectively.
The Billboard Music Awards 2021 was indeed a magical night to be remembered for years to come. Tune in to the Flutin app to listen to all the award winning songs and more from your favourite artists.