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Addictedtoedm / Louis Blanc

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) took place at the iconic MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 4, 2019.

The exceptionally talented Kelly Clarkson hosted the event, pulling off multiple wardrobe changes and performances. She was rushed to the hospital to have her appendix removed due to acute appendicitis shortly after the ceremony – our thoughts are with her!

Although the American singer-songwriter was the true superstar of the night, some of the biggest EDM heavyweights also shined bright by taking home some seriously impressive wins. The Chainsmokers won the Top Dance/Electronic Artist over Calvin Harris, Kygo, Marshmello, and Odesza. They also took home the win for the Top Dance/Electronic Album over Clean Bandit, David Guetta, Kygo, and Major Lazer.

The Chainsmokers weren’t the only EDM musicians to come out on top, either. Zedd won the Top Dance/Electronic Song, alongside Maren Morris & Grey, for his chart-topping hit ‘Middle‘. Runner-ups included DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Marshmello & Bastille, and Tiesto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone.

Congratulations are in order for another well-deserved win, guys! It’s so great to see you continue to shine.

 

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Words by Louis Blanc
Music Editor