2020 Billboard Award Summary

Yesterday was nothing sort of an eventful night during the 2020 Billboard Awards held at Dolby Theatre in California.

The three-hour ceremony was originally set to take place in April 2020 but was ultimately delayed to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the delay, the show mainly celebrated music from 2019, with Lil Nas X winning four awards for his hit single 'Old Town Road'.

Rapper Post Malone win nine Billboard music awards, with one of them including winning top artist.

Furthermore, singer Billie Eilish took home three awards: top female artist, top new artist and top Billboard 200 album. She also took the opportunity to inform her fans to "please vote, please wear a mask, please wash your hands and be safe".

The top musicians winning these awards were not the only highlights of the show. The Billboard awards conveyed emotive and moving performances from the likes of Demi Lovato and John Legend.

Lovato's performed her single 'Commander-in-Chief', which was censored by NBC as they felt that the song put out an overly bias message to vote against President Trump rather than objectively calling for the public to vote.

John Legend perhaps gave the night's most touching performance, dedicating his song 'Never Break' to his wife Chrissy Teigen after she had suffered a miscarriage.

Feature Image Credit: Oscar Keys

Words by Dominic Magli