In a break from custom, this yr’s Billboard Music Awards noticed performances from across the globe … none of which had been televised.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards kicked off on Sunday with a singular new format that gave followers some just a few performances from venues and areas throughout the nation.
Not televised this yr, the online-only format allowed for Sunday’s performances to be extra experimental than ever earlier than for the BBMAs, with artists rocking out from totally different areas and using set designs that includes dance numbers on levels lined in water, rooftop units and even a efficiency inside a boxing ring.
From Mariah Carey ushering within the vacation season with a efficiency of her hit track, “All I Need For Christmas Is You,” to Taylor Swift’s large wins, TooFab is rounding up the highest 5 largest moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.
1. Mariah Carey places audiences within the vacation spirit
It is tiiiiiiiiime! ❄️ This track has climbed to No. 1 on the @billboard Sizzling 100 yearly since 2019! Enable @MariahCarey to place you within the vacation spirit together with her chart-topping traditional, “All I Need for Christmas Is You” ❤️🎄🎶 #BBMAs
Mariah Carey took her rightful place on the throne because the queen of Christmas with a efficiency of her vacation hit, “All I Need for Christmas Is You.” Carey transported followers to a winter wonderland, as she cascaded from a ski carry earlier than belting out the enduring melody.
Later within the night, Carey was honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, which was adorably introduced to her by her 12-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.
2. Taylor Swift makes BBMA historical past with document 39 wins
Taylor Swift took dwelling the largest award of the night time — High Artist — and shared a pre-recorded message thanking her followers for making it occur.
“I like you a lot. I really feel just like the luckiest woman on the earth to have you ever in my nook and caring in regards to the music that I make,” Swift stated within the message, delivered straight from her sold-out Eras Tour.
The win gave Swift a document 39 BBMA awards, tying her with the award present’s most embellished artist, Drake, who additionally boasts 39 BBMA trophies.
3. Peso Pluma brings out Mike Tyson for ringside efficiency
The Mexican musician carried out his hit track, “Rubicon” with music video-like aptitude. That includes a particular cameo by Mike Tyson, the boxing-themed efficiency noticed Peso Pluma, whose stage identify in Spanish interprets to “feather weight,” step into the ring with the heavy hitter, in addition to a seven-piece band.
Pluma additionally took dwelling the award for High Latin Music Sunday — his first ever BBMA — which was additionally introduced to him by Tyson.
4. Morgan Wallen is the largest winner of the night time
The nation singer was the night time’s single largest winner, incomes a complete of 11 trophies — together with High Male Artist.
In a speech thanking his followers, Morgan Wallen appeared again on the trajectory of his profession.
“You took a boy from East Tennessee driving a two-door Toyota Tacoma, and turned me into Billboard’s prime artist, so, God bless y’all,” Wallen stated.
Wallen additionally carried out his single, “98 Braves,” from Truist Park, dwelling of the Atlanta Braves, that includes an viewers filled with followers — each of Wallen and the Georgia baseball workforce.
5. Karol G delivers a tantalizing efficiency from a water-soaked stage