Kendrick Lamar picked up six early Billboard Music Awards.
This is another legendary move by Kendrick Lamar who won six trophies even before the Billboard Music Award show started. The Compton rapper won half a dozen awards in the pre-show including Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song for “Humble,” Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, and Top Billboard 200 Album. K-Dot just keeps winning awards for his landmark album DAMN and is already the leading winner among rap artists at this year’s BBMA.
2018 has been a strong year for hip-hop music at the award shows including at the Grammy’s where Kendrick Lamar won a number of key awards. A number of rap stars will also be performing live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards including Pharrell Williams and Macklemore.
Nicki Minaj was billed on the lineup to perform at the BBMAs but canceled her performance at last minute after missing a mandatory rehearsal because she had to perform on Saturday Night Live (SNL) the night before.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards is being broadcast live on NBC from the live show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The live show runs from 8 PM – 11 PM Eastern Standard Time.