Kesha, Demi Lovato made powerful statements on Sunday night
ICYMI: What everyone is still talking about from the Billboard Music Awards.
The Billboard Music Awards are over, but their buzz is still rippling through our newsfeed. The show went down in Vegas on Sunday night. Here's a quick catch up of what you missed.
Demi Lovato speaks out for transgender rights
Demi performed a throwback to her last summertime banger with “Cool for the Summer” while drawing attention to a current cause. The “Confident” songstress wore a gender neutral symbol presumably as a follow-up to her statement against North Caroline’s HB2 law.
Kesha performed the performance that almost never was
As her legal battle with producer Dr. Luke continues, Kesha was finally given a pass from her label to perform a previously planned duet with Ben Folds during the show. The pair performed Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” to a respectful crowd, leading to a standing ovation.
Madonna paid tribute to Prince
Madonna teamed up with Stevie Wonder for a two-song duet to honor the late great Purple One. She performed “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Purple Rain,” and despite some social media criticism, Madonna declared, “Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to.” Fair enough.
Celine Dion brought on the waterworks
Closely following the death of her longtime manager, collaborator, and husband Rene Angelil, Celine Dion performed a cover of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” and accepted the Billboard Icon Award from her son Rene-Charles with a tearful embrace. She said, ““I want to be so strong for my family and my kids, and I didn’t expect that.”
Adele dropped pre-taped music video, trumps live show
The songstress premiered “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” the latest single from “25.” In it, a Dolce & Gabbana-clad Adele crooned a triumphant farewell to an ex-lover in her new track in this trippy video. We assume following her unfortunate Grammy's debacle, Adele made sure her next award show appearance was a solid one.