Billboard Music Awards 2021: Pink, 9-year-old daughter wow with aerial stunts

Singer Pink and her daughter Willow carry out on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, U.S., Could 21, 2021 Picture Credit score: Reuters

New York: Like mom, like daughter: Pop star Pink was joined onstage on the Billboard Music Awards by her 9-year-old daughter – exhibiting off their highly effective gymnastic expertise as they spun within the air in a jaw-dropping efficiency.

Displaying off her signature aerial and acrobatic strikes, Pink was matched by Willow Sage Hart as ‘Cover Me In Sunshine’ performed within the background, Pink’s music that includes vocals from her daughter.

The pre-taped efficiency aired throughout Sunday’s award present, the place Pink earned the Icon Award, introduced to her by Jon Bon Jovi.

“Willow, you nailed it,” Pink stated after the efficiency. “I like what I do and I like the folks that I get to do it with, and we’re fairly good at what we do, nevertheless it would not matter if nobody got here to see us and play with us. So all you guys on the market … thanks for popping out!”

Pink wasn’t the one one having an excellent evening – breakthrough nation singer Gabby Barrett gained three honors, together with high feminine nation artist and high nation music for the hit ‘I Hope’. The music’s remix that includes Charlie Puth gained high collaboration.

 Gabby Barrett
On this video picture supplied by NBC, Gabby Barrett accepts the highest nation feminine artist award throughout the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Could 23, 2021. Picture Credit score: AP

“Oh my gosh. Thank y’all a lot. This implies a lot to me,” Barrett said as she broke into tears. “I’ve been performing for 10 years really hard…we’ve worked so hard to get here.”

The Weeknd can be having an important weekend: The pop star nominated for a whopping 16 Billboard Music Awards has gained 9 – to date.

The Weeknd was named high male artist, high R&B artist and high Scorching 100 artist. ‘Blinding Lights’, the No. 1 music of 2020, gained high Scorching 100 music, high radio music and high R&B music, whereas The Weeknd’s multi-hit, multi-platinum album, ‘After Hours’, gained high R&B album.

“I would wish to thank my fellow nominees. It has been a darkish 12 months and also you introduced gentle and an escape together with your music,” The Weeknd stated onstage at Sunday’s present, accumulating the evening’s first televised award.

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The Weeknd speaks after he gained the award for High Scorching 100 Artist on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards exterior the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Could 23, 2021. Picture Credit score: Reuters

The awards present kicked off with a collaborative efficiency by DJ Khaled, H.E.R. and Migos, who carried out for quite a few mask-wearing followers exterior of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, bringing the live performance vibe again to life a 12 months after dwell exhibits have been at nighttime due to the pandemic.

“How nice is it to be again collectively once more,” stated Nick Jonas, who’s internet hosting the awards present airing dwell on NBC.

The occasion featured a mixture of dwell and pre-taped performances. Doja Cat and SZA – accompanied by futuristically dressed background dancers – sang their large hit ‘Kiss Me More’ contained in the venue, the place the seats have been empty. Alicia Keys, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of her groundbreaking debut ‘Songs in A Minor’, sang songs from the album together with the hit ‘Fallen’.

Like The Weeknd, one other Canadian star is poised to have an enormous evening: Drake. He walked into the present as essentially the most adorned winner within the historical past of the Billboard Awards, extending his report to twenty-eight wins after being named high streaming songs artist Sunday. He’ll obtain the Artist of the Decade Award later within the present.

Drake and The Weeknd will battle for the present’s high prize – high artist – the place competitors contains Taylor Swift and late rappers Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke, who gained 4 honors in a pre-show introduced Sunday, together with high new artist, high rap artist and high rap album for his debut album ‘Shoot for the Stars, Intention for the Moon’.

Drake carries his son Adonis Graham as he accepts the artist of the last decade award on the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Could 23, 2021, on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Picture Credit score: AP

The Weeknd, Swift, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke will compete for high Billboard 200 album, together with Lil Child.

Not like different awards exhibits the place committees decide nominees, the Billboard Awards’ finalists are primarily based on album and digital gross sales, streaming, radio airplay and social engagement. The nominees for the 51 classes are primarily based on the chart interval of March 21, 2020, by means of April 3, 2021.

It is the explanation why controversial nation singer Morgan Wallen gained three honors, together with high nation artist and high nation album for  ‘Harmful: The Double Album’, which has had main success on the pop and nation music charts.

As a result of Wallen, nominated for six awards, was caught on digital camera utilizing a racial slur earlier this 12 months, he wasn’t allowed to compete on the Academy of Nation Music Awards or CMT Music Awards. Billboard Awards producer dick clark productions stated it could not forestall Wallen from incomes nominations, or profitable, nevertheless it did ban the singer from taking part within the present.

BTS and Unhealthy Bunny gained 4 awards every, and they’ll additionally carry out. Different performers embody Karol G, Duran Duran and Jonas Brothers with Marshmello.

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