What Happened At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards?
The Billboard Music Awards were Sunday night and the show did not disappoint.
The performances slayed me; drunk Drake slayed me; and above all, Queens Céline Dion and Cher ended whatever there was left of me.
In case you didn't catch the awards show, here's the best of everything you missed:
Nicki Minaj crushed her opening number, because obviously.
The queen of rap did a medley of all of her hits. It started with some dancers dressed as Nicki dancing to throwbacks like "Superbass" and "Beez in the Trap," then "No Frauds" started playing. That's when Nicki made her appearance.
Lil Wayne came on for his verse while Nicki prepped for the next part of her performance of "Light My Body Up" that featured David Guetta. When that section was over, Jason DeRulo came out to perform their song "Swalla" together. She finished the medley off with her single "Regret In Your Tears."
Then this selfie happened later.
There's literally more money in this picture than I'll have in my entire life.
Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris hosted, and Nicki Minaj had a hilarious reaction to Drake flirting with Vanessa.
Drake had just won Top Billboard 200 Album, and during his acceptance speech he told Vanessa Hudgens how beautiful she looked that night.
DAMN, OK, DRAKE.
The camera immediately cut to Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and Nicki dead-ass looked straight into the camera and said, "Oh, excuse me?! WHAT ABOUT ME?!" Truly iconic. And honestly, fair. Drake, don't forget about Nicki.
Miley Cyrus gave a powerful performance of "Malibu."
Cyrus sang through tears of joy at the end of the performance, which was filled with lots of passion, love, and balloons. Welcome back, Miley! Loving this new sound.
Céline Dion performed "My Heart Will Go On" and literally ripped out my heart.
Titanic turns 20 this year, and Céline Dion has a residency in Vegas, so she came to the BBMAs to perform "My Heart Will Go On" in honor of the movie's anniversary. It WRECKED ME.
Just watch the video. I can't talk about it. I'm too emotional.
BTS literally owned the #BBMAs hashtag all night.
South Korean pop group BTS won the award for Top Social Artist, beating out Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes.
The group has a HUGE social media following, which we now know because if you scroll through the #BBMAs hashtag, most of the tweets are about the K-pop group. Guess we should keep our eyes on these guys!
CHER PERFORMED "BELIEVE" AND "IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME."
THIS IS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
THE WOMAN IS 71 AND SHE WENT ON STAGE BASICALLY NAKED AND PERFORMED TWO OF THE GREATEST GAY ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME.
THIS WAS HER FIRST AWARDS SHOW PERFORMANCE IN 15 YEARS. WE DESERVED NONE OF IT. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF SHE LIP SYNCED. SHE IS CHER. CHER IS 71. SHE CAN DO WHATEVER SHE WANTS.
EVEN CÉLINE DION KNOWS CHER IS QUEEN, AND CÉLINE DION IS A QUEEN.
CONGRATS ON YOUR ICON AWARD, MY QUEEN.
Notorious B.I.G.'s son, CJ Wallace, came on stage to honor his late father.
CJ Wallace is 20 years old and last night would have been Biggie's 45th birthday. Sean "Diddy" Combs came out to honor the late rapper and show the trailer for the new documentary about Biggie's life, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story.
Wallace came out and said,
I know my father is looking down on all of us tonight and all of all this love and support. My sister and I will continue to carry on his name with tremendous pride, and live my life by his words.
He was only 4 months old when Biggie was shot and killed in March 1997.
Drake won a lot of things, but also looked pretty miserable and also copied Britney Spears.
Even though Drake told Vanessa Hudgens she was looking great that night, earlier in the evening, he wasn't having it when she decided to rap part of Nicki's verse in "Monster." (Also, Vanessa, literally, no. Please don't do that again. That belongs to Nicki.)
His reaction did not go unnoticed.
Later in the night, Drake performed "Gyalchester" literally on top of a body of water.
People were loving it, but Britney Spears fans started roasting him on Twitter.
Why? Well, that's because Britney performed "I'm A Slave 4 U" on the literal same exact stage at the BBMAs in 2002.
U TRYNA COPY BRITNEY, DRAKE?!
It's OK, this can just be a nod to the other Queen B.
And honestly, Drake can kind of do whatever he wants now that he holds the record for the most Billboard Music Awards won in one year.
Yup, when Drake won Top Artist last night, that put his total wins for the night at 13 out of 22 nominations. Adele previously held the record at 12 wins in one year back in 2012 for her album 21.
Drake brought his entire family and crew up on stage with him for his acceptance speech. His dad was wearing a purple suit. I loved every minute of it. Drake also called Nicki Minaj the love of his life, presumably in an attempt to make up for the fact that he called Vanessa Hudgens beautiful and not Nicki.
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE, DRAKE.
Then they all took shots of Drake's whiskey, Virginia Black, and the night was over.
And that's what you missed at the Billboard Music Awards. 'TWAS A MAJESTIC NIGHT.