Camila Cabello Makes Her Debut as a Solo Artist During 2017 Billboard Music Awards Performance

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Camila Cabello Makes Her Debut as a Solo Artist During 2017 Billboard Music Awards Performance

Camila Cabello is ready to rock the stage all on her own.

Just days after releasing her new song “Crying in the Club,” the former Fifth Harmony member took to the stage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to perform the track live for the very first time.

After wearing a red beaded gown and robe by Jonathan Simkhai on the red carpet, the 20-year-old changed into a gold dress while inside the T-Mobile Arena.

“Crying in the Club” is featured on the singer’s debut solo album titled The Hurting The Healing The Loving that is described as a very personal project.

In a recent Instagram post, Camila said the track is the story of “my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again.”

“The story behind the album starts with the second song that you’ll hear called ‘I have questions’ which I started writing in a hotel bathroom on tour a little over a year ago. I was completely broken during that time, I was in the kind of pain that’s uncomfortable to talk about, and it was the kind of chapter you never want to read out loud,” she shared with her followers on Instagram. “I couldn’t write another song for 6 months because writing meant I had to feel everything, and I wasn’t ready to do that yet. So when I graduated from hotel bathrooms to studios to make my first album, I was making music about everything BUT what I was going through, it was like a secret burning on my tongue and for some reason I could not get myself to say it…….”

If today’s Billboard Music Awards performance wasn’t exciting enough, Camila dropped a follow up song titled “I Have Question” earlier in the day.

Camila will perform an encore after the show as part of an exclusive for Xfinity On Demand.

Watch E!’s Live From The Red Carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 21 and tune into ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the Billboard Music Awards. Then, watch Fashion Police: The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT only on E!

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Published at Mon, 22 May 2017 00:32:00 +0000

Nicki Minaj Kicks Off the 2017 Billboard Music Awards With 9 Minutes of Star-Studded Hits

This is how you start the show with a bang bang!

As the 2017 Billboard Music Awards kicked off Sunday night in Las Vegas, Nicki Minaj decided to start the party early with a nine-minute performance that got the entire T-Mobile Arena on its feet.

Featuring appearances by Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne, the set list featured all of your favorite hits from the rapper and then some. Dance moves and fire affects also helped create a party mood.

As for Nicki’s outfit, the Internet quickly started comparing the bondage-inspired look to that of Catwoman.  

It may just be a really big night for Nicki who is nominated in the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category (presented by Xfinity).

A four-time winner and 23-time nominee, the “Super Bass” rapper is going up against Luke Bryan, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd.

In addition, Nicki made history this past March when she beat Aretha Franklin‘s previous record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman. The 34-year-old earned 76 hits while the Queen of Soul’s record held strong for nearly 40 years with an impressive 73 chart-toppers.

The cherry on top to all this success may just be the fact that Nicki also recently scored a major modeling contract. Pound the alarm because Nicki is on fire.

Watch E!’s Live From The Red Carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 21 and tune into ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the Billboard Music Awards. Then, watch Fashion Police: The 2017 Billboard Music Awards Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT only on E!

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Published at Mon, 22 May 2017 00:20:00 +0000