Post Malone Owns the Stage at This Year’s Billboard Music Awards

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Post Malone took the lead this year at the Billboard Music Awards.

Malone was nominated for 16 different awards, winning a total of nine awards. These accolades include Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour, and Top Rap Album for Hollywood’s Bleeding.

In his speech for Top Artist, Malone says, “I’m blown away just by the love that everybody has shown to me.  And honestly, I appreciate it more than I could ever express. It is kind of a big deal for me and everyone involved because we work our asses off, and we just try our best every day.”

He continues by saying, “And honestly, to be able to reach out to people who might not have anyone to turn to and to just reach out and show everybody that they are not alone, and that music can bring everyone together. It is absolutely incredible. I just want to say thank you so much ladies and gentlemen. I’m blown away. I’m floored. So thank you very, very, very much.”

Being his ninth award of the night, Kelly Clarkson wheels out all nine trophies on a cart saying, “We have them all right here, Covid style. I can’t touch you, so I had to wheel it out and push it.” Both laughing, Malone accepts them and says, “That’s pretty badass. Honestly, ladies and gentlemen, thank you so very much. I have nothing to say besides that I am so grateful and so thankful.”

To top it all off, Malone performed with Tyla Yaweh singing “Circles” along with “Tommy Lee.” They sang the songs in a secret location that appeared to be on top of an industrial structure. As the second song was ending, fireworks went off in the background.

Post Malone is one of the most talented artists in the music industry currently, and the Billboard Music Awards proved that. Not only is he so humble about his hard work and dedication to his craft, but he is an inspiration to generations across the world.