West Coast rapper Doja Cat and SZA dominated the Billboard Music Awards as promised. The duo paired up for their first televised performance of “Kiss Me More.”
Doja Cat + SZA Take Over BBMAs
After mounted anticipation, both Doja and SZA pulled through in epic fashion for a stunning performance. Doja started things off with some on-stage dance moves followed shortly by the Top Dawg Entertainment princess.
Doja Cat + SZA’s Teaming Up
A few days ago, buzz developed about fans being able to look forward to Doja and SZA gracing the stage this past Sunday when the festivities started at 8 PM ET.
dick clark productions and NBC today announced that Doja Cat & SZA have been added to the superstar lineup of performers for the “2021 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs). Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. The powerhouse duo will wow fans with the world television debut of their hit single “Kiss Me More,” from the Xfinity Stage. Doja Cat, a finalist in five categories this year, could take home her first BBMA. SZA, a 2018 BBMA winner for Top R&B Female Artist, could claim her second win in this category.
Doja Cat went to her Instagram page to hype up the event. She also confirmed they would – indeed – perform “Kiss Me More” for the world to see.
“I’ll be taking the @bbmasstage with my girl @sza for the world television debut of “Kiss Me More” 💋Tune-in this SUNDAY at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @nbc! #BBMAs“
The Weeknd, DaBaby + Meg Thee Stallion Leads BBMAs
The Billboard Music Awards had popular crooner The Weeknd leading the pack with nearly 20 nods. Rap heavyweight DaBaby and the late Pop Smoke follow closely behind.
On Thursday, the Billboard Music Awards announced its group of 2021 nominees, led by The Weeknd with 16 nod, followed by rapper DaBaby with 11 nominations and the late Pop Smoke with 10 nods. Gabby Barrett and Megan Thee Stallion are the two women nominees with the most nominations with nine and seven nominations, respectively. This year’s awards show is based on chart data from March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021 with winners based on “key fan interactions with music,” including song sales, streaming and social engagement. Meanwhile the top social artist and top collaboration categories are fan-voted. (People)
Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s Roc Nation label made sure to acknowledge her nominations with a shout-out.
“Congratulations to the #RocFam on their Billboard Music Award Nominations!”
The Weeknd Can’t Hide Excitement Over His New Music
The Weeknd’s album After Hours has dominated the scene ever since its March 2020 release, and yet somehow it was completely shunned by the Grammy Awards. Although he’s decided to boycott the Grammys, whatever the “Blinding Lights” hitmaker recently alluded on Twitter may not be able to be denied.
“made so much magic in the small quarantined room … now just piecing it all together… it’s so beautiful”