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Billboard Awards 2018

Lots of winners and amazing performances at the 2018 Billboard awards.

It was a great night at the Billboard Awards with stars from across the music scene turning out to perform, shed light on some important issues and just generally have a good time.

Kelly Clarkson kicked off the awards with a medley of some of the years top songs.

Fresh off the back of his Irish Tour, Ed Sheeran took home the award for Top Artist, beating Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. No surprise here considering he was nominated for a massive 15 awards and won 6.

Top New Artist went to Khalid who also shared a powerful performance with Shawn Mendes and the show choir from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Florida. The performance paid tribute to victims of gun violence. Khalid plays Longitude this summer while Shawn Mendes has just announced a second date at 3Arena next April.

It’s been a big year for Camilla Cabello, nominated for 4 awards she took home the award for Billboard Chart Achievement Award. Camilla continues her success as she performs as support for Taylor Swift’s reputation stadium tour, which is currently touring in the US but will come to Irish shores on 15 & 16 June. 

Speaking of Taylor Swift, last night saw her return to the award seen, having been absent for two years. Swift took home the award for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album and was nominated a total of 5 times.

Demi Lovato debuted her new song with Christina Aguilera ‘Fall In Line’. Lovato plays The SSE Arena, Belfast on 24 May and takes over 3Arena on 25 May. 

Bruno Mars also had his fair share of nominations himself, nominated 15 times, winning 5, including Top R&B Song, R&B Male artist and R&B Tour. Bruno Mars comes to Dublin to play Marlay Park on 12 July. So you’ll get a chance to see the top R&B Tour for yourself.

Electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers had a great night with 6 nominations and taking home the award for 3. You’ll have a chance to see them play at RDS Arena on 24 June.

Going by last nights awards we have lots to look forward to on Irish shores over the next few months.

 

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