Watch All the Dance Highlights from the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
There was singing! There were pyrotechnics! There was, afterwards, a celebrity wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator!
But most importantly, last night’s Billboard Music Awards featured some very fabulous dancing. Because when choreo-loving icons like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Madonna are all in the same room, you know you’re going to see some impressive moves.
Here are the highlights:
Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, “ME!”
Given the massive scale of the candy-colored video for this track, we weren’t surprised that T.Swift and the Panic! At the Disco frontman decided to go big last night, with oodles of dancers and a full-on marching band (*waves at Beyoncé*).
Halsey, “Without Me”
Did Halsey’s dance alter-ego/antagonist/love interest look familiar? Yup—that was none other than Jade Chynoweth!
Ciara, “Thinkin Bout You”
This dancing queen’s flawlessly choreographed performance gave us ALL the Janet vibes.
Madonna and Maluma, “Medellín”
What’s better than one Madonna? How about four dancing Madonna holograms—plus the real Madonna, and Maluma, and a whole crew of backup salseros for good measure?
Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
Ariana wanted some of the best dancers in the industry to break it down alongside her in graffiti-bedecked puffer jackets. SHE GOT IT.
Mariah Carey medley
Mariah, the recipient of the Billboard Icon Award, didn’t dance herself. (She was too busy showcasing that 50-octave range.) But her tuxedo-clad backup dancers won absolutely everything.
BTS feat. Halsey, “Boy With Luv”
COLLABORATION 👏 OF 👏 THE 👏 YEAR 👏 @BTS_twt @halsey#BBMAs streaming live now on @9Now: https://t.co/GurIk3T6bU https://t.co/y8RZwJuCFc
— 9Now (@9Now)1556764729.0
If you saw them perform this banger on “Saturday Night Live” a few weeks back, then maybe—maybe—you were prepared for the awesomeness of the K-pop boy-banders’ dancing. If you didn’t, well, we’re guessing you’re still recovering.
Paula Abdul medley
Yup, girl’s still got it! She opened the mix of her greatest hits with some #casual a cappella tap—and things only got dancier from there. (Fun fact: The fan she beaned with her hat was Julianne Hough.)