Mom’s Day is in a pair weeks, however Drake gave his mother an early reward with a heartfelt speech on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, the place the rap star additionally broke Taylor Swift’s document for many wins.
Drake turned up the love for his mother when he picked up high artist, besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Publish Malone and Travis Scott. He received 12 awards Wednesday in Las Vegas, making his profession complete 27 (Swift has 23 wins).
He regarded as much as the ceiling as he held the trophy, then stated: “I simply need to thank my mother for her relentless effort in my life.
“I need to thank my mother for all of the occasions you drove me to piano. All of the occasions you drove me to basketball and hockey — that clearly didn’t work out. All of the occasions you drove me to ‘Degrassi.’ Regardless of how lengthy it took me to determine what I wished to do, you have been all the time there to offer me a experience, and now we’re on one hell of experience,”
Household bonding was a theme on the three-hour present, which aired dwell on NBC and was hosted by Kelly Clarkson.
Ciara’s younger son and husband, NFL participant Russell Wilson, danced alongside whereas she labored the stage, and Nick and Joe Jonas gave kisses to Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner of “Sport of Thrones” fame after they sang within the viewers earlier than hitting the stage. Brendon Urie of Panic! on the Disco regarded to his mother and father as he accepted high rock music, quoting the title of his present hit: “Hey look Ma, I made it!”
Mariah Carey’s twins cheered her on as she sang a medley of her hits and accepted the Icon award. She was in diva kind earlier than taking the award from Jennifer Hudson, throwing her serviette on the ground after dabbing her face with it.
“With out stepping into all of the drama, all of the ups and downs of my profession … I assume I all the time felt like an outsider, somebody who doesn’t fairly belong anyplace, and I nonetheless really feel like that misplaced interracial baby who had a number of nerve to imagine I might succeed at something in any respect on this world. However, and that is the reality, I did imagine as a result of I needed to,” she stated. “The reality is I devoted my life to my music — my saving grace — and to my followers.”
Cardi B, the evening’s high nominee with 21, locked lips with husband Offset on the pink carpet and the couple sat intently contained in the venue. She received six awards, together with high Sizzling 100 music for “Women Like You” with Maroon 5.
“I keep in mind when Maroon 5 hit me up to do that music. I used to be like, ‘Bro I’m 5 months pregnant. I can’t even breathe.’ However this document to me was so superb. I used to be like, ‘Oh that is going to be successful.’ And now I sing this music to my daughter as a result of she’s the woman that I would like,”
Drake and Cardi B — who each received a number of awards in the course of the dwell telecast — used their speeches to advertise love and appreciation for his or her friends within the music trade.
Others, too, introduced on the optimistic power when onstage. Think about Dragons’ band chief Dan Reynolds used his speech to focus on the hazards of conversion remedy on LGBTQ youth. He earned rousing applause. Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard adopted go well with, telling the viewers after successful high nation music: “Within the spirit of a lot reality being spoken tonight by so many gifted artists, I believe we should always communicate some reality.”
“As artists all of us get to expertise so many unbelievable issues, however in our opinion, on the finish of the day, it’s all for nothing for those who’re not utilizing your platform for higher … to unfold love, to assist these in wants, to be a lightweight to your neighborhood,” he stated.
Swift kicked off the present when she introduced her new music video to life with a colourful, eye-popping efficiency of her music “ME!” Dancers carrying shiny, pastel colours spun within the air holding umbrellas and a marching band kicked off Swift’s efficiency — like many of the world, possibly she was impressed by Beyonce’s new Coachella movie?
Average rating / 5. Total Votes: