Still under the hangover of the Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Turin and saw the triumph of the Ukrainian group, Kalush Orchestra, the Billboard Music Awards 2022held yesterday May 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: a great stars and stripes show that saw the likes of Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Florence and the Machine, Becky G and Megan Thee Stallion perform.
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Among the awarded artists there is also a bit of Italy, thanks to them, the omnipresent ones Maneskin who won the prize for the ‘Best rock song’: the Roman group has now gained international prominence and is an Italian export pride. To triumph are then Drake, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat and Taylor Swift. Lady Gaga instead wins as best dance artist.
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A little mystery concerns the Korean group much loved by the very young: how come BTS weren’t present? Nominated in six categories and winners of the Top Duo / Group, Top Selling Song and Top Song Sales Artist, the group is usually present at the event where in the past it has also performed some of their hits such as Butter or Dynamite.
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Don’t panic: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook they are fine and have not encountered any kind of problem, the reason for the absence, which was communicated in advance, is that usually the guys perform new material at BBMA, as they have done in the past years and their new album will not come out until June 10, the group therefore did not have a new song to perform on the BBMA stage.