From the best jokes of the night to all the killer performances, here’s what you may have missed!
Kelly Clarkson’s taking center stage to host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday night and we’re bringing you all the can’t-miss moments everyone will be talking about come Monday morning.
Janet Jackson will pick up the ICON Award, as well as give her first television performance in nine years at the show, which will also see Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Camila Cabello, Kesha, Shawn Mendes and more rock out on stage.
We’ll keep the buzzyworthy moments coming all night long, so keep checking back throughout the evening!
Kelly Clarkson Calls for a Moment of Action
Clarkson kicked off the show on a serious note, addressing the recent school shooting in Texas this past week. "I’m a Texas girl and my home state has so much heartbreak," she said through tears. "Once again we’re grieving for kids that have died for absolutely no reason at all. They wanted me to do a moment of silence and I’m so sick of moment of silence, it’s not working. Obviously. So why don’t we not do a moment of silence, why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible."
"And mommas and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theaters, clubs, you should be able to live their life without that kind of fear. We need to do better," she continued. "We’re failing our children. We’re failing their families. I have 4 children. I cannot imagine getting that phone call or knock on the door. So instead of a moment of silence, I want to respect them and honor them, tonight y’all, in your community where you live, let’s have a moment of action, let’s have a moment of change."
"Before we get tot he next award, we’d like to take a moment and talk about our friend Avicci," The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall said before presenting the Top Hot 100 Song award. "His passing was a great loss to the music world and for us," Andrew Taggart continued. "He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways. He meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community."
Halsey added, "Everyone who worked with him would agree that he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful. And it’s a reminder for all of us to just be there and to support and love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues."
Check out the red carpet photos below:
All the Must-See Looks From the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet
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