AceShowbiz - BTS (Bangtan Boys) was among the killer performers at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The South Korean boyband took the stage at the MGM Grand Garden on May 20 to debut live performance of their new song "Fake Love", shortly after receiving Top Social Artist Award.
Their performance was surely the most-anticipated of that night, as the audience could be seen screaming and singing along excitedly during their performance. The band showed off intense choreography while singing about realizing that a love that was thought to be fated was actually a lie.
Meanwhile, host Kelly Clarkson performed a delightful tribute during her monologue at the award-giving show. "I'm a big fan. I love all of these artists. I'm keeping my role super simple," she said before delivering a medley of hits such as Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes", Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE.", Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse (Remix)" and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do".
The "American Idol" alum later came back to the stage to perform a rendition of her own song "Whole Lotta Woman". Kelly showed off her full vocal range while strutting the stage in a shimmery, gold dress and high-heeled boots. At the end of her performance, Simon Cowell took the stage and said, "Fantastic, I'm very proud of you."
Meanwhile, Ariana Grande kicked off the show with a performance of her latest single "No Tears Left to Cry". Wearing a black mini dress, black leggings and a black ribbon in her hair, Ariana belted out the song while posing on the stairs and flipping her iconic high ponytail. She was joined by a slew of dancers who brought black umbrellas.