Recap of the 2019 BBMA’s!


Nala Wilson, Senior Editor

Annually held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the Billboard Music awards happened on the night of Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. After being on air for almost 30 years, the awards show was still going on, just as strong. The hundreds of people who were in attendance were patiently awaiting the performers of the evening as well as the results to the awards being given that night.

Highly anticipated performers included BTS featuring Halsey, Madonna, Paula Abdul, the Jonas Brothers and Ariana Grande.

The red carpet started at 6pm and the actual awards show started afterwards, promptly at 8pm. Dozens of interviewers and reporters from the media surrounded all of the celebrities, congratulating the nominees and commenting on attire for the evening.

Many first-time BBMA artists were there but there were also many were long-time attendees. Kelly Clarkson hosted again this year and Mariah Carey was “Icon of the Year,” meaning she got to perform on a special stage as well as receiving the iconic award.

The Billboards are meant to award those musical artists that have had a successful year. Because fans want them to be rewarded, they worked hard to vote and gain recognition for their idols.

Fans were excited to hear the announcements, hoping that their favorites had won in the categories they voted for. All of the anticipation paid off in the end! A full list of the winners are posted here on Billboard’s official website!