There were some great moments during the BMA 2021, with top artists delivering amazing performances.
The Billboard Music Awards 2021 was a star-studded event with celebrities who were glad that the awards season is back. There have been multiple awards ceremonies in person this year compared to last year. There were some great moments during the BMA 2021, with top artists delivering amazing performances. Some A-list artists also included their children in the special day.
Canadian rapper and producer, Drake, who received the Artist of the Decade at the Billboard Music Awards 2021, welcomed his son, Adonis Graham, to the stage with him. The 3-year-old eventually burst into tears.
"I want to dedicate this award to my friends, I want to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators," said Drake, according to Vulture. "I want to dedicate this award to all my peers, all your decisions, and the music you make really does have me tossing and turning at night trying to figure out what I should do next. Thank you to my beautiful family, and to you,” he tells his son, who is fully weeping at this point, with a kiss. "I want to dedicate this award to you," he said.
"I didn’t really write a grandiose speech about how to make it work or what it took, 'cause, to be really honest with you, I don’t really understand it myself," explained Drake. "I just know that I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight, for once, I’m sure as hell we did something right," he added.
Singer Pink, 41, who won the Icon award at the BMA 2021, performed on-stage with her 9-year-old daughter, Willow. The duo wowed the audience with their aerial performances. Pink has previously displayed her athletic side by doing aerial performances for the Grammy's, American Music Awards, and on tours. The mom and daughter performed to their duet Cover Me in Sunshine, which was released last year, as per USA Today.
Suspended in the air, they spun and hung upside down: dancing, laughing and smiling throughout the performance. Apart from being a heartfelt moment for the mother and daughter, it also was a showcase of the talents of the 9-year-old. However, the pop star revealed that currently, her daughter has no desire to follow in her footsteps.
"It's not her dream," Pink recently told USA TODAY. "She wants to go to the Culinary Institute of America and become a baker in New York, and then have an amusement park and possibly a water park. She's been sending me Zillow listings of condos near Disneyland. She's off on a whole 'nother thing, but the thing that's so interesting about her is she's just an odd bird. She does whatever she likes, but she doesn't take anything too seriously," she added. That makes sense since she is only nine.
Nick Jonas hosted the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC that featured performances from BTS, Bad Bunny, Karol G, Twenty One Pilots, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Migos and more. The Weeknd earned the most nominations this year, a total of 16 nods, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Streaming Songs Artist. Other top finalists included DaBaby with 11, Gabby Barrett with 9, and Pop Smoke with 10 posthumous nominations.
The Weeknd took home the top artist, top hot 100 artist, and top male artist award while Pop Smoke received top new artist, according to ET. Taylor Swift was awarded the top female artist and top billboard 200 artist award while top duo/group went to Korean boy band BTS. Drake won the top streaming songs artist award while BTS won top song sales award.
Check out the full list of winners here.
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