Drake, Pink, The Weeknd Win Big at Billboard Music Awards; Italy Eurovision winner Måneskin returns home to cheers and drug test; BTS breaks its own YouTube record for most views in 24 hours with “Butter”. (May 24)
LIZZIE KNIGHT: AP ShowBiz Minute. It was a family affair at the Billboard Music Awards on NBC. Pink performed with her daughter, and Drake was named Artist of the Decade, accepting the honor alongside his three-year-old son.
The Weeknd was on hand to accept the most wins of the night, 10. He entered the series with 16 nominations, earning honors like Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Song for “Blinding Lights” and Top R&B Album for “After Hours”. “
The Italian glam rock group that won the Eurovision Song Contest returned home to adulation and so much speculation that the singer had snorted cocaine during the show that he vowed to pass a blood test. drug testing. In a press conference after the victory, Maneskin frontman Damiano David said he did not use drugs and had bent over because another member of the group had broken a glass at their feet .
BTS broke their own record for most views on YouTube in 24 hours with the latest single “Butter”. The K-pop supergroup racked up 113 million plays, breaking their latest record hit “Dynamite” last year. Here’s Lizzie Knight with AP ShowBiz Minute.