The 2017 Billboard Music Awards was held on Sunday in Las Vegas and it turned out to be a memorable evening for the audiences. The award ceremony saw some classic performances, moving speeches, playful banter and last but not the least, homage to a few artists who are no more.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas on Sunday came across as a memorable event as it entertained and enthralled in equal measure. According to CNN Entertainment, Drake stole the night with his record-breaking 13 awards victory. He also performed the single "Gyalchester" with full energy and during his speech, extended an olive branch to Ludacris and also flirted with Vanessa Hudgens.
As for Hudgens, she took everyone by surprise with her rapping skills. However, the most moving moment came during the speech of 71-year-old pop queen Cher. She was given the Icon Award by Gwen Stefani and she said that she has been doing what she always wanted for 53 years and also thanked her mom for telling her that she would be most special.
Another heartwarming moment came when Celine Dion performed "My Heart Will Go On" to mark the twentieth anniversary of "Titanic," ABC News claimed. It resulted in a standing ovation from the audiences and made everyone nostalgic. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards also witnessed some emotional moments when the artists paid tribute to the departed souls.
Dan Reynolds from "Imagine Dragons" paid tribute to Chris Cornell. He said that Cornell was a legendary performer and also a pioneer. He also mentioned the work done by his foundation that helped thousands of children across the globe. The Notorious B.I.G was also remembered as his son, Christopher Jordan Wallace, who is an aspiring rapper, made an appearance on stage and said that he would carry forward his father's legacy and live life as per his philosophy.