The new edition of the Billboard Music Awards 2021 will take place this Sunday, May 23 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (United States). During the gala, various renowned artists will present their best hits.
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In the event, which will reward the best of music between the period of March 23, 2020 to April 3, 2021, more than 15 presentations have been included -so far. Here we leave you the details.
One of the confirmed performances for this long-awaited gala is from the South Korean band BTS, who will present their latest single “Butter” worldwide. The song -which is completely in English- seeks to be the soundtrack of the summer in the northern hemisphere, according to its members at a press conference.
“Butter” was released today along with a video clip that has a very seventies aesthetic. It should be noted that this song seeks to follow “Dynamite”, which was their first song entirely in English that they released in August last year, and which was included in “BE”, the band’s fifth studio album that was released at the end. from last year.
The other novelty of the gala will be the presentation of Doja Cat and SZA, who will sing their most recent collaboration “Kiss Me More” that has more than 66 million views on YouTube since its premiere in April.
This single would be one of those that will be included in the next album to be released by Doja Cat, which will be called “Planet Her”. This will have a conceptual style -according to Billboard- in which landscapes from other worlds; as seen in the video clip for “Kiss Me More”.
Both singers will compete in the category of “Best Female R&B Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. Although, Doja Cat has 4 other nominations in other categories such as “Best New Artist”, “Best R&B Artist”, “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Song”.
On Sunday night the Jonas Brothers will also perform, who will have Marshmallow as a special guest. They will sing their latest collaboration “Leave Before You Love Me”.
The Jonas Brothers do not cease to surprise with their collaborations, since a few days ago they also revealed their song with the Colombian singer Karol G on the song “X” which is available on all digital platforms.
Also, Karol G will be present at the gala that rewards the best of music. The Colombian artist will sing her two most recent hits “Bichota” and “El Makinon”, which belong to her third album “KG0516”.
Shortly after releasing her album last March, Karol G made Latin music history by positioning her production as the most successful by a Spanish-speaking artist on Spotify.
Another of the Latin artists who will sing at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards will be the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny. He will present his hit “I Wish You the Best”, which belongs to his latest album “The Last World Tour” which was released in November of last year. The 27-year-old singer worked on his album during the mandatory quarantine decreed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Weeknd will also hit the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday. The organization has not yet revealed what song the artist will perform on stage.
But, they have revealed that he is the second artist in history to have three number one on the Billboard 100 in three different years with a single album: “After Hours.” American The Weeknd leads the list with 16 nominations in major categories such as “Best Artist,” “Top Hot 100 Artist” and “Best R&B Song.”
The singer P! Nk has been invited to participate in this edition of the Billboard Music Awards, although it is not known what song she will perform with. Likewise, the organization announced -through social networks- that the American will receive the Icon Award in honor of her successes and her impact on music.
A few days ago, P! Nk released her new song “All I Know So Far”, which was produced by Greg Kurstin and written by the artist alongside composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. This song is included in his new album “All I Know So Far: Setlist”, which has been released this Friday, May 21 on all digital platforms.
The American duo Twenty one pilots will also present one of their most recent hits “Shy Away” at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. This is part of their new album “Scales and Icy” which was released last Thursday, May 20 and has 11 new pop songs.
For her part, American Alicia Keys will pay tribute to her album “Songs in A Minor” 20 years after its release and will sing some of her best hits. In addition, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis along with The Sounds of Blackness and Ann Nesby will sing their iconic song “Optimistic” (1991) remotely from Prince’s Paisley Park in Minneapolis.
The American trio AJR will make their appearance at the gala with two of their most famous songs “Bang!” and “Way Less Sad”, which belong to the band’s fourth independent album “OK ORCHESTRA”. Lastly, there will be singers DJ Khaled, HER and Migos, who will share the stage to present their new collaboration “WE GOING CRAZY”.
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