Nicki Minaj kicks off Billboard Music Awards

Postado Mai 22, 2017

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are finally here and it's all going down on Sunday, May 21, at Sin City's T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.

2017 marks the fourth appearance for Minaj on the Billboard Music Awards stage, as well as her first television performance since breaking Aretha Franklin's long-standing record for female artist charting the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

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The musician also opened up about her upcoming album, which will be her first since her 2012 debut, Ora, and the first single, "Your Song", due for release on May 26.

The Chainsmokers performed "Young" with Taggart on vocals and Alex Pall behind the board (they were also backed by a drummer). That's all changed: This time around, Cyrus simply sang new song "Malibu" with zero theatrics, instead relying on her voice and backing band to deliver a calm performance that showed off her vocal talents - and that ended with Cyrus having her Justin Bieber moment of sorts when she began tearing up as the crowd applauded. Then Nicki walks out as David Guetta appears at the turntables behind her where she eventually does a short floor dance.

Some are on tour, while Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. Meanwhile, Cher will perform her hit song "Believe" before receiving this year's Icon Award.

Some of Drake's early awards included Top Billboard 200 artist, Top Hot 100 artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album for "Views" and Top R&B Song for "One Dance".

Perhaps 2016's two prime getaway acts surely among category concealing cusp duos will find themselves reunion against one another at the in a wonderful 10 distinct categories, with Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, and the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement.

The Chainsmokers, named top dance/electronic artist, are nominated twice for top Hot 100 song with "Closer", which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 previous year, and the Grammy-winning "Don't Let Me Down", which peaked at No. 3.

A moment of silence was observed during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit. Fans can also expect to see stars like John Legend, Drake, Halsey, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran rock the mic.