The American magazine specialized on music celebrated last weekend the 30th gala of the Billboard Music Awards. The magazine decide to try a new format to keep the fans on the screen.
The magazine announced that this year they would offer “a new award’s show concept that will entertain fans with music and exclusive content, including winner celebrations, behind-the-scenes moments and performances created by the world’s biggest artists.”
The ceremony, presented by Marriott Bonvoy, had different music performances and the winners could accept their awards from different parts of the world.
The opening of the gala was Karol G. Her vocals were accompanied by neutral colors, simple backgrounds and lots of water. Karol G performed a mix of some of her songs with various dancers and an impeccable choreography. Her sexy moves got wet with the water-floor, the singers splashed her and the fans and the Puerto-Rican singer ended soaked, laid on the floor of the stage.
Later on the show, Karol accepted her award after winning best Latin female artist and best tour by a Latin artist. She did it from the same spot of the performance, the water-floored stage.
Another of the protagonists of the nights was Morgan Wallen. The country singer performed “98 Braves” from Truist Park in Atlanta (Georgia). He became the most awarded person of the night and went home with eleven awards on his hands. He accepted them along with two baseball legends, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.
One of the performances that has been all around the social media is Tate McRae. The singer sang ‘Greedy‘ from the Moxy Hotel, in Los Angeles. She showed off her vocals along with her moves, surrounded for dancers.
Further along the show, Culver Studios, in California, became the ideal Christmas setting thanks to Mariah Carey. The international star performed her most famous song, “All I want for Christmas is you”. That song reaches every year the number 1 on Billboard Hot 100. That’s the reason why the singer has been awarded the Special Chart Achievement Award. And he has collected it along with his two children.
The show continued with powerful women. Bebe Rexha traveled to the Mandalay Generating Station in Oxnard (California) to perform her top charting hits: ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ and “One in a Million“. She later on won a statue for best dance/electronic song with David Guetta.
The Latin sound came back to the show on the voice of Peso Pluma. The Mexican singer dressed up as a boxer and jumped on the ring to performance his famous “corrido mejicano”. He appears on the show accompanied by Mike Tyson. Moments after, both of them came to The Mayan (Los Angeles), to accept Peso’s award for best Latin song, with “Ella baila sola”.
Another Mexican artist that successes on the show, the group Fuerza Regida accepted at the W Hotel in Los Angeles their best duo or group and best Latin duo or group statues in these BBMAS 2023.
Another important part on this Award Show was the Korean Pop. Stray Kids won their first Billboard Award in the category of best K-Pop album with their work, ‘5-STAR‘. Besides that, the group stepped on the stage from Hwajung Gymnasium, in Seoul (South Korea). They sang their hits ‘S-Class’ and ‘LALALALA‘.
On the female side, NewJeans made an energetic performance of ‘Super Shy’ and ‘OMG’ from ITBC Studio in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. They also accepted their award for Best Global K-Pop Artist.
Out of the performances, we have to talk about the other award-winners. Up on the list, Taylor Swift became the most billboard female winner. The 1989 singer got 10 Billboard statues. Taylor sent a thankful video from Brazil, where she is touring.
Some other winners are Selena Gómez and Rema for best Afrobeat with “Calm Down”. Beyoncé won some awards for her album ‘Renaissance‘ or SZA in R&B categories.
The ceremony of the Billboard Music Awards 2023 was dynamic and left performances that will be remembered for the artists and the fans. It also helped to the artists that were able to perform from different parts of the world without having to travel all to the same place.
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez