BTS wins Top Social Artist award, makes history at 2017 BBMAs

Carla Harmon
May 23, 2017

After a quick costume change, in which she swapped her silver wig for a black one and donned a leather jacket, she returned to the stage for Turn Back Time.

Once known for her shocking performances of twerking and dangling naked from a wrecking ball, the singer performed the slow-burning love song "Malibu", without much of her signature in-your-face sexiness. Miley, we love you more than ever. "Just sayin'", she announced.

The rapper's son CJ Wallace told the audience: "I know my father's looking down on all of us tonight".

Interestingly, South Korean boy band BTS also made their presence felt at the award show by winning the Top Social Artist of the Year award.

Winged Goddess: A chandelier rose from the floor and revealed the Grammy victor Celine Dion, who basically had wings on.

Despite the success of "Titanic" and "My Heart Will Go On", Celine - who performed in a giant chandelier while clips from the movie were shown on a screen behind her - admitted director James didn't initially want her iconic theme to be a part of his film. Music lovers were left mesmerised as the singer crooned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular track.

Other acts due to hit the stage include John Legend, Florida Georgia Line, and former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello, while rockers Imagine Dragons will pay a special tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell following his suicide on Wednesday night. We can not say it as a word.

The emotional performance by the singer who lost her husband René Angélil to cancer past year earned her a standing ovation. Miley even got emotional at the end of performance, as balloons rained down on the crowd.

Nicki Minaj opened the show with a almost 10-minute hit medley as she sported a bondage-inspired suit of spikes and cuffs, while Celine Dion marked the 20th anniversary of the Hollywood blockbuster "Titanic" by singing its theme "My Heart Will Go On".

Hudgens showed off her rapping skills with cappella versions of singer Celine Dion's "Power of love" and Minaj's verse from "Monster".

Drake accepts the award for Top Billboard 200 Album for "Views" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 22, 2017.

In between performances, other winners included The Chainsmokers for both Hot 100 Song ("Closer" featuring Halsey) and Best Dance/Electronic Artist, one-time One Direction memberZayn Malik as Best New Artist, and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton as Best Country Artist. Not only did he perform "Gyalchester" at the famed Bellagio fountains, the OVO boss also set an all-time single-night record with 13 awards.

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