Acts from all around the world had the Twitterverse buzzing at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Most-Tweeted Moments of the Night:
Miley Cyrus’s big return to centre stage was a celebrated affair at the music awards show. Cyrus, 24, shared an emotional performance of her new single, “Malibu”, to the delight of fans. The show was a family affair to boot, as Miley was introduced by her dad, Billy Ray, and sister Noah — the latter of whom quipped, “For the first time in years with pants on, my big sister Miley Cyrus!”
Canada’s own Celine Dion came in close second with her pitch-perfect performance of “My Heart Will Go On”. Her live vocals earned rave reviews from fellow celebrities like Katy Perry.
Ed Sheeran’s monumental year continued with a Billboard Music Awards performance live from Santiago, Chile. You can bet “The Shape of You” singer’s fans in Chile were rooting for him on social media. Rounding out the top five most-tweeted moments of the night were Billboard Icon Award recipient Cher’s performance of “Believe” and Julia Michaels’ performance.
Most-Tweeted-About Celebs of the Night:
It’s no surprise the winners of Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards were also the event’s most-talked-about celebs. South Korean boy band sensation BTS did their country proud as they continued to achieve international success.
In second place was rapper Nicki Minaj who was clearly good friends with the cameraman. Minaj, 34, kicked off the show with a medley of hits while doing a super sexy routine, complete with leather outfits, booty popping, and literal fire. Later on in the evening she was also the focus of Drake’s attention during his multiple acceptance speeches.
The third most-talked-about celebrity of the evening was, somewhat ironically, an artist who wasn’t even in the building. Canada’s Justin Bieber was still a hot commodity on Twitter, despite skipping out on the results of his seven nominations this year. Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello and polarizing EDM duo The Chainsmokers placed fourth and fifth respectively.
The evening’s most-tweeted-about performances played out identically to the most-tweeted-about moments. Miley Cyrus’s big return once again lead the pack.
Dion’s “Titanic”-inspired performance of “My Heart Will Go On” stayed snug in second place.
And Ed Sheeran’s invasion live from Chile placed third, just ahead of Cher and Julia Michaels’ respective performances.