Kelly Clarkson makes stunning red carpet return in silver to host 2020 Billboard Music Awards


Kelly Clarkson was scheduled to host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards back in April, for the third year in a row.

And the OG American Idol is finally getting a chance to take the stage, as the postponed show commences with COVID-19 precautions.

She also made a stunning red carpet return Wednesday in silver sequins and fringe, as she arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to fulfill her hosting duties at the long overdue awards show.

Silver stunner: Kelly Clarkson made a stunning red carpet return Wednesday in silver sequins and fringe, as she arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The 38-year-old put on a sizzling display in a floor-length sequined wrap gown, which was trimmed at the sleeves and hem in perfectly dramatic fringe.

She wore the look over an exposed black bustier, revealing her décolletage, completed with gold and diamond chandelier earrings and black snakeskin stilettos with gold bangle-style straps.

Clarkson opened the show in a gold sequined long-sleeve fitted gown, which was ruched down the middle, with gold and pearl necklaces draped down her cleavage.

She gave an epic performance of Whitney Houston’s Higher Love in the dress, accompanied by Pentatonix and Sheila E on the same stage where she won season one of American Idol in 2002.

Hell on heels: The 38-year-old wore the look over an exposed black bustier, revealing her décolletage, completed with gold and diamond chandelier earrings and black snakeskin stilettos with gold bangle-style straps

Hell on heels: The 38-year-old wore the look over an exposed black bustier, revealing her décolletage, completed with gold and diamond chandelier earrings and black snakeskin stilettos with gold bangle-style straps

Fringe moment: She put on a sizzling display in a floor-length sequined wrap gown, which was trimmed at the sleeves and hem in perfectly dramatic fringe

Fringe moment: She put on a sizzling display in a floor-length sequined wrap gown, which was trimmed at the sleeves and hem in perfectly dramatic fringe

Stay gold: Clarkson opened the show in a gold sequined long-sleeve fitted gown, which was ruched down the middle, with gold and pearl necklaces draped down her cleavage

Back in black: The Voice judge made another wardrobe change, stepping out in a chic sparkling black long-sleeve gown with a modest cutout over the chest

Wardrobe change: Clarkson opened the show in a gold sequined long-sleeve fitted gown, which was ruched down the middle, with gold and pearl necklaces draped down her cleavage. The Voice judge made another wardrobe change, stepping out in a chic sparkling black long-sleeve gown with a modest cutout over the chest

Hostess with the mostest: Clarkson recently told E! News of the awards show: 'It's going to be a little different than what people are expecting but we're definitely going to be catering to the times a bit and we have a powerful message'

Hostess with the mostest: Clarkson recently told E! News of the awards show: ‘It’s going to be a little different than what people are expecting but we’re definitely going to be catering to the times a bit and we have a powerful message’

The Voice judge made another wardrobe change, stepping out in a chic sparkling black long-sleeve gown with a modest cutout over the chest.

She recently told E! News of the awards show: ‘We’re just honestly trying to give everybody something a little normal.

‘People are used to watching the Billboard Music Awards every year so we’re trying to keep that coming for everybody and provide the escapism that we all desperately need.’

She added: ‘It’s going to be a little different than what people are expecting but we’re definitely going to be catering to the times a bit and we have a powerful message.

‘We’re not trying to make everybody cry or be more depressed about 2020. We’ve done that enough. It’s more of like uniting people and connecting people and you know, music has a very healing power to it and the power to connect people and that’s really what we’re focusing on for the opening.’

Taking the plunge: Cher, 74, was also in attendance, rocking a plunging black jacket with matching mini skirt, featuring silver embroidery, draped with matching fringe

Taking the plunge: Cher, 74, was also in attendance, rocking a plunging black jacket with matching mini skirt, featuring silver embroidery, draped with matching fringe

Legs for days: She finished the ensemble with some black fishnet stockings and a pair of black strappy platform heels with gold embellishments

Legs for days: She finished the ensemble with some black fishnet stockings and a pair of black strappy platform heels with gold embellishments

Avant-garde: Brandy, 41, went avant-garde in a beige turtleneck, featuring a multi-colored abstract print, paired with matching shorts

In the bag: The look was completed with a matching slim beige leather crossbody bag, featuring another print in the same style

Avant-garde: Brandy, 41, went avant-garde in a beige turtleneck, featuring a multi-colored abstract print, paired with matching shorts. The look was completed with a matching slim beige leather crossbody bag, featuring another print in the same style

Cher, 74, was also in attendance, rocking a plunging black jacket with matching mini skirt, featuring silver embroidery, draped with matching fringe.

She finished the ensemble with some black fishnet stockings and a pair of black strappy platform heels with gold embellishments. 

Brandy, 41, went avant-garde in a beige turtleneck, featuring a multi-colored abstract print, paired with matching shorts.

The look was completed with a matching slim beige leather crossbody bag, featuring another print in the same style. 

Jane Lynch, 60, donned an oversized white blazer with a black and white blouse, black pants and black leather boots.

Julia Michaels, 26, hit the red carpet in a layered nude tulle minidress with black patent leather thigh-high stiletto boots, finished with diamond earrings and a matching choker.

Black and white: Jane Lynch, 60, was also in attendance, donning an oversized white blazer with a black and white blouse, black pants and black leather boots

Black and white: Jane Lynch, 60, was also in attendance, donning an oversized white blazer with a black and white blouse, black pants and black leather boots

Going nude: Julia Michaels, 26, hit the red carpet in a layered nude tulle minidress with black patent leather thigh-high stiletto boots, finished with diamond earrings and a matching choker

Going nude: Julia Michaels, 26, hit the red carpet in a layered nude tulle minidress with black patent leather thigh-high stiletto boots, finished with diamond earrings and a matching choker

Picture perfect: Jharrel Jerome, 23, sported a black, white and orange photo-printed denim jacket over a black t-shirt with black and white photo-printed joggers and black trainers

Picture perfect: Jharrel Jerome, 23, sported a black, white and orange photo-printed denim jacket over a black t-shirt with black and white photo-printed joggers and black trainers

Jharrel Jerome, 23, sported a black, white and orange photo-printed denim jacket over a black t-shirt with black and white photo-printed joggers and black trainers. 

Post Malone received the most nominations this year, with 16 nods across 15 categories, as Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Khalid trail close behind.

Garth Brooks will perform and receive the Icon Award, making him one of only nine artists to receive the honor.

Additional performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy feat Ty Dolla $ign, BTS, Kane Brown feat Swae Lee and Khalid, Luke Combs, Doja Cat, En Vogue, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone feat Tyla Yahweh and SAINt JHN. 

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards – which are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020 – were originally scheduled for April 29, but the show was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

2020 Billboard Music Awards Winners

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist

Billie Eilish

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Post Malone earned the most nominations, with 16

Post Malone earned the most nominations, with 16

 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted)

Mariah Carey

Luke Combs

Lil Nas X

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift

 

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish – WINNER

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Lil Nas X came in with 13 nominations

Lil Nas X came in with 13 nominations

 

Top Radio Songs Artist

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Lizzo

Shawn Mendes

Post Malone

 

Top Touring Artist

Elton John

Metallica

P!nk

The Rolling Stones

Ed Sheeran 

Top R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown

Khalid

The Weeknd

 

Janet Jackson was nominated for Top R&B Tour. In 2018 she won the coveted Icon Award

Janet Jackson was nominated for Top R&B Tour. In 2018 she won the coveted Icon Award

Top R&B Tour

B2K

Janet Jackson

Khalid

 

Top Rap Male Artist

DaBaby

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

 

Top Rap Tour

Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Top Country Male Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

 

Florida Georgia Line got two nominations

Florida Georgia Line got two nominations 

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

 

Top Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Tool

twenty one pilots

 

J Balvin has five nominations

J Balvin has five nominations

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny – WINNER

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos

 

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Hillsong United

Kanye West

 

 

ALBUM AWARDS

 

Top Billboard 200 Album

Billie Eilish ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ – WINNER

Ariana Grande ‘Thank U, Next’

Khalid ‘Free Spirit’

Post Malone ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’

Taylor Swift ‘Lover’

 

Top R&B Album

Beyoncé ‘Homecoming: The Live Album’

Justin Bieber ‘Changes’

Chris Brown ‘Indigo’

Khalid ‘Free Spirit’

Summer Walker ‘Over It’

Beyonce has two nominations for R&B

Beyonce has two nominations for R&B

 

Top Country Album

Kane Brown ‘Experiment’

Luke Combs ‘What You See Is What You Get’

Maren Morris ‘Girl’

Thomas Rhett ‘Center Point Road’

Morgan Wallen ‘If I Know Me’

 

Top Latin Album

J Balvin & Bad Bunny ‘Oasis’

Farruko ‘Gangalee’

Maluma ’11:11′

Romeo Santos ‘Utopía’

Sech ‘Sueños’

 

Top Christian Album

Bethel Music ‘Victory: Recorded Live’

Casting Crowns ‘Only Jesus’

Hillsong United ‘People’

Skillet ‘Victorious’

Kanye West ‘Jesus is King’

 

SONG AWARDS

 

Top Hot 100 Song

Lewis Capaldi ‘Someone You Loved’

Billie Eilish ‘bad guy’

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’ – WINNER

Lizzo ‘Truth Hurts’

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello ‘Señorita’

Shawn Mendes and Camila  Cabello's 'Señorita is up for two awards

Shawn Mendes and Camila  Cabello’s ‘Señorita is up for two awards

 

Top Selling Song

Lewis Capaldi ‘Someone You Loved’

Billie Eilish ‘bad guy’

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’

Lizzo ‘Truth Hurts’

Blake Shelton ‘God’s Country’

 

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

Chris Brown ft. Drake ‘No Guidance’

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello ‘Señorita’

Post Malone & Swae Lee ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber ‘I Don’t Care’

 

Top Rap Song

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’

Lil Tecca ‘Ran$om’

Lizzo ‘Truth Hurts’

Post Malone & Swae Lee ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’

Post Malone ‘Wow.’

 

Panic! At The Disco has three nominations

Panic! At The Disco has three nominations

Top Rock Song

Imagine Dragons ‘Bad Liar’

Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker ‘I Think I’m Okay’

Panic! At The Disco ‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It’

Twenty One Pilots ‘Chlorine’

Twenty One Pilots ‘The Hype’

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin ‘Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)’

Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee ‘Close To Me’

Illenium & Jon Bellion ‘Good Things Fall Apart’

Kygo x Whitney Houston ‘Higher Love’

Marshmello ft. Chvrches ‘Here With Me’

 

 

 

 

Top New Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Roddy Ricch

 

Top Male Artist 

DaBaby

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

 

Top Duo/Group

BTS

Dan + Shay

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco 

 

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone 

Billie Eilish is nominated in 12 categories

Billie Eilish is nominated in 12 categories

  

Top Song Sales Artist

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo – WINNER

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

  

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO GOT7

Ariana Grande 

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Khalid

Lizzo

Summer Walker

The Weeknd

 

Lizzo earned 11 nominations

Lizzo earned 11 nominations

Top R&B Female Artist

Beyoncé

Lizzo

Summer Walker 

 

Top Rap Artist

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch 

 

Top Rap Female Artist

Cardi B

City Girls

Megan Thee Stallion

 

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs – WINNER

Dan + Shay

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett

Kane Brown got nods in three categories

Kane Brown got nods in three categories

 

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

 

Top Country Tour

Eric Church

Florida Georgia Line

George Strait 

 

Top Rock Tour

Elton John

Metallica

The Rolling Stones 

The Rolling Stones got two touring nominations

The Rolling Stones got two touring nominations

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Avicii

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Illenium

Marshmello

 

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Sunday Service Choir

Kanye West 

Kanye West earned nine nominations in Christian and Gospel categories

Kanye West earned nine nominations in Christian and Gospel categories

 

 

 

  

Top Soundtrack:

‘Aladdin’

‘Descendants 3’

‘Frozen II’

‘K-12’ by Melanie Martinez

‘The Dirt’ by Mötley Crüe 

 

Top Rap Album

DaBaby ‘Kirk’

Juice WRLD ‘Death Race For Love’

Post Malone ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’

Roddy Ricch ‘Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial’

Young Thug ‘So Much Fun’ 

 

Top Rock Album

The Lumineers ‘III’

Slipknot ‘We Are Not Your Kind’

Tame Impala ‘The Slow Rush’

Tool ‘Fear Inoculum’

Vampire Weekend ‘Father of the Bride’

 

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Avicii ‘Tim’

The Chainsmokers ‘World War Joy’

Illenium ‘Ascend’

Marshmello ‘Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set’

Alan Walker ‘Different World’

Marshmello has three nominations

Marshmello has three nominations

 

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin ‘Long Live Love’

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers ‘Goshen’

William McDowell ‘The Cry: A Live Worship Experience’

Sunday Service Choir ‘Jesus Is Born’

Kanye West ‘Jesus is King’

 

 

 

 

Top Streaming Song

Chris Brown ft. Drake ‘No Guidance’

Billie Eilish ‘bad guy’

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus ‘Old Town Road’

Lil Tecca ‘Ran$om’

Post Malone & Swae Lee ‘Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)’ 

 

Top Radio Song

Lewis Capaldi ‘Someone You Loved’

Jonas Brothers ‘Sucker’

Khalid ‘Talk’

Lizzo ‘Truth Hurts’

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber ‘I Don’t Care’ 

 

Top R&B Song

Chris Brown ft. Drake ‘No Guidance’

Doja Cat & Tyga ‘Juicy’

Khalid ‘Talk’

Lizzo ‘Good As Hell’

The Weeknd ‘Heartless’

 

Dan + Shay are up for four awards, including their collaboration with Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay are up for four awards, including their collaboration with Justin Bieber

Top Country Song

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber ‘10,000 Hours’

Maren Morris ‘The Bones’

Old Dominion ‘One Man Band’

Blake Shelton ‘God’s Country’

Morgan Wallen ‘Whiskey Glasses’ 

 

Top Latin Song

Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin ‘China’

Bad Bunny & Tainy ‘Callaita’

Daddy Yankee ft. Snow ‘Con Calma’

Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny ‘No Me Conoce’

Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA ‘Otro Trago’ 

 

Top Christian Song

Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser ‘Raise A Hallelujah’

Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West ‘Nobody’

Lauren Daigle ‘Rescue’

For King & Country ‘God Only Knows’

Kanye West ‘Follow God’ 

 

Top Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin ‘Love Theory’

Kanye West ‘Closed on Sunday’

Kanye West ‘Follow God’

Kanye West ‘On God’

Kanye West ‘Selah’ 

Lauren Daigle is up for two awards

Lauren Daigle is up for two awards

 

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