Singer Weeknd will perform at the Billboard Music Awards on May 23 — which is just fitting since he’s the top finalist this year with nominations in 16 categories, riding the accomplishment of his blockbuster “After Hours” album and its crush single “Blinding Lights,” which has squashed numerous streaming and chart records.
Weeknd Will Set The Stage On Fire At The Billboard Music Awards
Throughout his long-term career, the Weeknd has piled up an astonishing number of Billboard chart records: He’s had 34 top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including six No. 1s, three of which came from “After Hours”: “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights” and his new two-part harmony with Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears,” which hit No. 1 over a year after the album was delivered. “Blinding Lights” held the spot for a record-breaking 57 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. He’s additionally had four albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, including “After Hours,” which is the primary album with three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s since 2018.
The performance comes toward the finish of a year that has seen an abundance of videos and TV performances from the Weeknd, in any event, during the pandemic: He made eye-popping performances on the MTV VMAs, the American Music Awards, and the Super Bowl Halftime show. In a new meeting with Variety, he uncovered a couple of insights regarding what his next album will seem like. The Billboard Music Awards, facilitated by Nick Jonas, will communicate live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Pink will get the Icon Award and will likewise perform on the show.
The current year’s honors depend on the chart time of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021. As per indications, the finalists and winners depend on key fan interactions with music, including audio and video streaming, album and computerized tune sales, radio airplay, and social engagement, followed by Billboard and its information accomplices, including MRC Data and Next Big Sound. Fan-casted ballot categories incorporate Top Social Artist and Top Collaboration.
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