Post Malone and Killer Mike amongst top honored at 2020 Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards for this year have come to an end and there was no surprise that musical artist Post Malone came out on top. While nominated for 16, Malone took home a total of 9 awards, including BBMAs preeminent honor Top Artist. Post Malone was not the only one winning big. Killer Mike aka Michael Render was the first-ever to win the Change Maker Award.
Billboard Music Awards Recap
Singer Kelly Clarkson hosted the ceremony for the 3rd year in a row. Numerous artists such as Sia, Kane Brown, Doja Cat, and Brandy performed throughout the night. Amongst the winners were Cardi B (Top Rap Female Artist), Lizzo (Top Song Sales Artist), Summer Walker (Top R&B Female Artist), and Khalid (Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Song, and Top R&B Album).
Lizzo had even made a passionate speech about the power we have to make the change and to take the time to vote. “I’ve been thinking a lot about suppression, and the voices that refuse to be suppressed,” Lizzo says. “Let me tell y’all something. When people try to suppress something, it’s normally because that thing holds power. They’re afraid of your power.”
Post-Malone’s Successful Night
This year Billboard Awards was a major moment for musical artist Post Malone. With being nominated for a total of 16 awards, and winning more than half. He won Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, and Top Rap Tour.
Killer Mike’s receives Change Maker Award
Atlanta’s own Killer Mike was honored to receive the first-ever Change Maker Award. He received the trophy for all of his social justice work and it was presented by Keisha Lance, the Mayor of Atlanta.
Mike dedicated his speech to inspire aspiring entertainers and organizers.
“Kids out there that sing and dance – what you do is worthy,” Mike states. “You are artists and your goal should be to express the very reality around you in the very most beautiful or ugliest of ways you see fit. Kids who run and dance and sing and jump, all the things they tell you don’t matter, you matter more than you know,” he continued. “The kids that are organizing, plotting, planning, and strategizing, right there on the ground, and mobilizing – you are needed more than ever. I am a culmination of all these things.”
Killer Mike also took the time to thank people who “got him to where he is today”. He thanked his hometown, mentors, family, and even his teachers.