Starring Janet Jackson off course!
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of music’s biggest names on Sunday night starring a the iconic appearance of Janet Jackson & a closing performance by Salt & Pepper. The celebrations was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with an opening tribute performance dedicated to the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
A slew of artists took the stage to perform throughout the night, including John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello with Pharrell Williams debut their new single, BTS, Salt & Pepper including a feature from En Vogue, Kendrick Lamar, and a medley performance from Janet Jackson just before receiving the icon award giving her, her first TV performance in nine years. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran went into the night with 15 nominations each in various categories. Sheeran took home the prize for top artist though accepting and featuring his performance while on the road.
Presenters throughout the evening included Hailey Baldwin, Tyra Banks, Alison Brie, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Andy Cohen, Simon Cowell, Darren Criss, Halsey, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, Nick Jonas and DJ Mustard, Chloe Kim, Mila Kunis, Padma Lakshmi, Des Linden, Julia Michaels, French Montana, NE-YO, Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan, Bebe Rexha, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson, Grace VanderWaal and Rebel Wilson.
Check out the list of winners below after the JUMP!