In Las Vegas, in mid-May, Billboard Music Awards were held at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Billboard Music Awards is a sort of Grammy in that it sorts of awards artists for their popularity. Although it has been around since 1990, it is still not as well-known. It may be the second largest night of music, but it has been known to suffer from a decline in attendance (despite recent slapping events).
The three-hour broadcast featured performances from artists from every genre, including Megan Thee Stallion and Latto as well as Silk Sonic and Machine Gun Kelly. The legendary producer and mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs hosted this year’s broadcast. He had an unusual idea to “uncancel” the canceled. He booked Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen for performances.
This will be the first live televised performance after Wallen and Scott’s respective controversies. Scott was captured on video calling his neighbors the N-word following a night out. Wallen was also involved in the Astroworld incident, which led to ten people being killed. We aren’t sure if this is a sign that canceling culture isn’t a thing.
Doja Cat was the winner of the actual awards. The crossover pop/R&B star of pop/R&B won four awards out of her fourteen nominations. Doja Cat is only second to The Weeknd with 17 nominations. She won Top Male Artist. She won Top R&B Artist, Top R&B female artist, Top viral song (for “Kiss Me More“), and Top R&B Album (for Planet Her). Doja Cat gave the night its most iconic clip. She pounded her glass and hit her vape before she approached the stage.
This was yet another example of her hilarious live TV performances. Last month at The Grammy’s she was to accept Best Pop Duo or Ensemble Performance (for “Kiss Me More”) but nearly missed her cue from an ill-timed restroom break.
But this time, she was wearing a Schiaparelli dress. Her black two-tone dress transforms into two protruding, protruding hairs. A sheer, beige bandeau-like top was her choice with golden pasties. She also carried a bag in the shape of a planet to match her Planet Her album theme. The night seemed to revolve around her, complete with her viral moments, awards, and sparkling outfit.