If there’s one music awards show to look forward to each year (besides the Grammys), it’s The Billboard Music Awards. The show that brought us game changing performances from Beyonce (“Run The World (Girls)” in 2013), Whitney (“I Have Nothing” in 1993), and the epic fail of a collaboration from Britney and Iggy, (“Pretty Girls” in 2015) is back this year with tons of exciting moments on deck! Today we’re ranking the top five performances we’re most looking forward to at this year’s show:
5. Pink/Kesha (a tie)
Yes, we had to start this list off as a tie, because this banger of an awards show has such an allstar line-up. It’s been so long since we’ve seen Pink perform live, and frankly, we’re ready for her comeback! She’ll be singing her new track “Just Like Fire” and we venture to guess some pyrotechnics might be in the works. Then of course, how could you not look forward to seeing Kesha back on stage after the whirlwind of a year she’s had with her Dr. Luke court case. The world is cheering for Kesha, and we can’t wait to hear what she has in store!
4. Troye Sivan
This YouTuber turned singer is dominating the music world right now. From the release of his very first EP in 2014, his haunting and electro inspired music has captured the hearts of many (lead track, “Happy Little Pill” above — watch it!). Troye will be performing his newest hit “Youth” from his debut solo album “Blue Neighbourhood”.
Celine Dion – The Show Must Go On by CelineDionForever
3. Celine Dion
Sure to be the most heart-wrenching performance of the night, Celine will take to the world stage and sing her rendition of Queen’s hit, “The Show Must Go On” (video above). The song choice, which undoubtedly is a reference to the horrible year she’s had losing both her husband and brother in the course of a few days, will be one emotional moment not to miss.
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to see Britney in Vegas over the last few years *raises hand*, you’re likely aching for a new Britney awards show performance. Not only will Brit be performing a medley of her classic hits, she’ll also be *giving us more* (see what we did there?) by debuting her new track “Make Me (Oooh)” from her upcoming 2016 album. Knowing that she’s been killing it lately in Vegas (video proof above), we really can’t wait for Brit Brit to slay us with new music!
1. Madonna, obviously
Just yesterday it was announced that the Queen of Pop would be honouring Prince in a very special tribute performance this year. The two were great friends and even collaborated on a track called “Love Song” back in the day. Madonna ALWAYS delivers the water-cooler moment at any event she performs, and we expect nothing less from this year’s plans. In addition to the performance, Madonna is nominated for Top Touring Artist, which she definitely deserves to take home (video evidence above).
Want more? We put together a simple ballot sheet that you can download here to make your own predictions at home!
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will air May 22 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST from Las Vegas.