The past year has been a whirlwind of news, both good and bad. We’ve seen career-launching debuts, established artists moving in completely new directions, and artists stepping in and speaking out to make a difference. Unfortunately, we have also suffered the losses of truly influential artists who helped shape the music world that we know today. It’s hard to keep up with so much going on all the time, so Cliché is here to help you out. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest music news of 2017.
Tonight was the night — the “Oscars of Music,” according to Ludacris. Okay, it’s really not equivalent to that since that’s what the Grammys are for… But I digress. The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) honors the top trending artists today. You may know some of the familiar names that you’ve heard on your local radio stations… Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Adele, The Weeknd, just to name a few.
The annual Billboard Music Awards doesn’t only spotlight the biggest names in music in one night, but also guarantees an interesting “pink” carpet. And while we thought this carpet was a lot “safer” than music’s other biggest night (remember Taylor Swift and Bella Hadid from this year’s Grammys?), there were still some stars that really shined. Black was a major trend this year, and we saw this in the form of curve-hugging gowns (all the ladies of Fifth Harmony), lacy cocktail dresses (Jessica Alba), and even pants (Serayah McNeill and Demi Lovato). But some celebrities also brought the color: Zendaya was beautiful in a nude Calvin Klein maxi skirt and matching bralette, Ciara glistened in a Philipp Plein dress and Casadei shoes, and Ariana Grande wore an intricate Versace dress which features pops of electric blue.
This year's Billboard Music Awards was very entertaining, and had lots of memorable moments. From the high energy performances, to the amazing celebrity fashion, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards definitely didn't disappoint. One of the iconic moments during the show was the opening performance by music pioneer Jennifer Lopez, with Pitbull, as they performed the FIFA ...