Gun violence addressed at Billboard awards as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran win big

Gun violence addressed at Billboard awards as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran win big

Gun violence addressed at Billboard awards as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran win big LAS VEGAS – Gun violence and last week’s Texas school shooting took centre stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night in a show that also saw pop stars Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran walk away with top honours. The award show host Kelly Clarkson, who was the first winner of ‘American Idol,’ kicked off the proceedings on a sombre note saying "once again we’re grieving for more kids that have died for just absolutely no reason." "They also wanted me to do a moment of silence and I’m so sick of ‘moment of silence,’ it’s not working … why don’t we not do a moment of silence, why do a moment of action?" Clarkson asked her audience, struggling to hold back tears. Later, teen singing sensation Shawn Mendes and singer Khalid were joined on stage by the choir from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for a performance honouring victims on school shootings. FILE: The Weeknd dedicates first Billboard Music Award to Prince Singer Janet Jackson was honoured with the Billboard "Icon Award" while South Korean boy band BTS and Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello also walked away with awards. Here is the complete list of the winners: Top Artist – Ed Sheeran Top New Artist – Khalid Billboard Chart Achievement Award – Camila Cabello Top Male Artist – Ed Sheeran Top Female Artist – Taylor Swift Top Duo/Group – Imagine Dragons […]

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