American singer Post Malone wins big at Billboard Music Awards

Carla Harmon
October 16, 2020

"It can even help transport a competitive dancer from Louisiana to the Billboard Music Awards stage tonight".

Addison Rae hit the stage in a strapless top at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on Wednesday (October 14) from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Post Malone swept the competition at the show, taking home nine awards out of his 16 nominations, including top artist.

Kelly Clarkson hosted the event for the third consecutive year and kicked off the night with a performance of her own, singing Whitney Houston's "Higher Love" with Pentatonix and Sheila E.

Lizzo told fans to use their "power" and vote during a rousing acceptance speech at the Billboard Music Awards. "There's power in your voice". "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm floored, thank you very, very much". "When people try to suppress something, it's usually because that thing holds power; they're afraid of your power".

These accolades are just the latest in a series of groundbreaking and historic years for Combs, who will release his anticipated new deluxe album, What You See Ain't Always What You Get, October 23 on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (pre-order/pre-save here).

Eilish will perform a special livestream show, "Where Do We Go?"

Khalid also had a big night winning Top R&B Artist, Top Male R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, and Top R&B Song.

Facing a virtual audience, Malone and Tyla Yaweh performed the songs "Circles" and "Tommy Lee", while John Legend, Doja Cat, Demi Lovato and others brought their popular singles or new songs. And I wonder, would I be standing here right now if it weren't for the big Black women who refuse to have their voices be suppressed? Both times she delivered short and simple thank you speeches that reminded viewers to wear a mask, wash their hands and stay safe.

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